Lab equipment

The science of point-of-care diagnostics

08 October, 2008

Economical, fast point-of-care diagnoses are on the cusp of reality. However, before these disposable lab-on-a-chip systems become part of every doctors’ repertoire in Australia, radical changes will have to be woven into the Medicare system and pathologists are unlikely to relinquish their monopoly on performing these tests willingly. In this article, ICT Results looks at how close to reality the science of point of care is.


On-site, handheld DNA analysis

23 September, 2008

Researchers are creating automated micro-fluidic devices which can do macro-chemistry at the microscale. The lab-on-a-chip DNA analyser wll be able to complete DNA tests away from the laboratory in a fraction of the current time required.


Online rheometry comes of age

05 August, 2008

Rheology Solutions will be manufacturing an online rheometer developed by CSIRO Industrial Physics. The process control rheometer can be operated in an inline or online configuration and used to measure the viscoelastic properties of a process fluid in real time.


30-place microcentrifuge

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Eppendorf South Pacific Pty Ltd

Eppendorf has released the 5430, a 30-place microcentrifuge. Users have the choice of eight different rotors, for tubes from 0.2 up to 50 mL, microtest plates, deepwell plates and slides.


Cooling and heating

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Rheology Solutions Pty Ltd

The Thermo Haake EZ Cool 80 circulator is a versatile option for laboratory cooling and heating needs from -10 to +80°C. Its bathless design minimises the evaporation of temperature fluid during daily use. The stainless steel circulator is both quiet and robust, making it suitable for laboratory use.


Syringe filters

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Phenomenex Australia

Phenomenex has added regenerated cellulose (RC) syringe filters to its Phenex line. By removing particulates from the sample, the filters prevent build-up and blockage of chromatography columns and frits while minimising wear and tear on injection valves.


Single-use laboratory plastics

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: VWR International Pty Ltd

Formerly part of Barloworld Scientific, Sterilin is a newly formed independent business, specialising in the manufacture of single-use laboratory plastics.


Microcentrifuge rack

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Interpath Services Pty Ltd

SSI has introduced the IsoFreeze MCT rack for microcentrifuge tubes to its range.


High vacuum pump technology

06 July, 2008 | Supplied by: http://www.javac.com.au

Designed and manufactured in Australia, the VECTOR rotary vane vacuum pumps present a versatile product line, offering high performance in most applications in the industrial, scientific or refrigeration vacuum fields.


Solid phase extraction

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Thermo Scientific HyperSep Retain polymeric solid phase extraction (SPE) range delivers high recovery levels and high reproducibility. The products provide sample preparation options for a wide range of applications and provide enhanced retention for a wide range of analyte types.


Chilling incubator

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: http://www.torreypinesscientific.com

Torrey Pines Scientific has released the EchoTherm model IN30 benchtop chilling incubator which controls from 4 to 70°C.


Viscosity test cup

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Barnett PTMG Ltd

An efflux test cup for performing high-viscosity fluid measurements to preset a process controller and validate its operation is being introduced by Norcross.


Valve timer

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: SDR Scientific

Warner Instruments has introduced the VT-8 valve timer, an 8-channel microcontroller-based unit that communicates with Windows-based computers via the high-speed USB 2.0 port.


Kit for epigenetic research

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Merck

The Imprint Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) kit for epigenetic research provides a complete solution for chromatin immunoprecipitation, including columns and reagents for DNA purification as well as an integrated protocol for ChIP DNA amplification with the GenomePlex whole genome amplification kit.


Floor model shakers

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: HD Scientific Supplies

The IS-971 floor model shaker series from Lab Companion features high capacity. Up to 4 x 6 litre flasks can handled by the unit.


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