Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments

Biomarkers in urine can determine asthma subtypes

22 January, 2021

Researchers have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient's type of asthma, laying the foundation for a more personalised diagnosis and improved treatment.

Bioside qualyfast DNA Extraction Kit

20 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The qualyfast DNA Extraction Kit, from Bioside, is a fast DNA extraction kit designed to detect Legionella in clear water samples. Extracted DNA can be directly used in downstream applications, including PCR and qPCR, without the need for further purification.

New COVID-19 RNA test returns results in minutes

13 January, 2021

UK researchers have invented a COVID-19 test that is said to reduce testing time from 30 minutes to under five, while still delivering accurate results.

AdipoGen Life Sciences FGL1 (human) ELISA Kit

18 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

AdipoGen Life Sciences has developed a highly sensitive (1.8 pg/mL) and specific FGL1 (human) ELISA kit that can be used for the quantitative measurement of FGL1 in serum, plasma and cell culture supernatant samples.

CellBank Australia HeLa H2B-GFP and HeLa H2B-GFP cell lines for chromatin research

16 December, 2020 | Supplied by: CellBank Australia

CellBank Australia has released two cell lines for the study of chromatin architecture and dynamics. The HeLa derivatives are genetically modified to carry fluorescently tagged histone H2B proteins.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Applied Biosystems TaqCheck SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Assay

15 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Applied Biosystems TaqCheck SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Assay uses raw saliva samples and is designed to simplify lab workflows using instruments that are widely available to deliver data quickly.

BioAuxilium Thunder TR-FRET cell signalling assays

09 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

BioAuxilium has developed its line of high-quality, fully validated Thunder cell signalling assays based on time-resolved Förster resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET) technology.

Tecan Revelo RNA-Seq library preparation kit

07 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Tecan Australia

Tecan has launched the Revelo RNA-Seq kit, offering end-to-end processing of human samples to enable complete viral RNA-Seq library preparation — including library quantification — in a single day.

Epredia Superfrost Plus adhesion slides

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Bio-Strategy Pty Ltd

Epredia Superfrost Plus adhesion slides are designed to secure tissue sections without the need for laboratory-applied coatings. This treatment reduces tissue loss during staining.

Tecan Crescendo cDNA Synthesis for qPCR kit

25 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Tecan Australia

Tecan has launched the Crescendo cDNA Synthesis for qPCR system to provide increased sensitivity for low-input applications. It uses Tecan's Single Primer Isothermal Amplification (SPIA) technology to generate large quantities of cDNA from as little as 500 pg of total RNA.

Lonza HLA-typed cells

12 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Lonza Australia Pty Ltd

Lonza now provides an expansive selection of high-resolution human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-typed primary cells spanning all major cell and tissue types.

Bio-Rad Laboratories StarBright dyes for flow cytometry

04 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Bio-Rad Laboratories Pty Ltd

StarBright Blue 700, StarBright Violet 440 and StarBright Violet 610 are fluorescent nanoparticles that are conjugated to Bio-Rad's highly validated flow antibodies, providing high brightness and resolution.

Logos Biosystems LUNA for counting of live and dead cells

01 November, 2020 | Supplied by: ATA Scientific Pty Ltd

The LUNA-FX7 is claimed to provide unmatched cell counting accuracy, dual fluorescent and brightfield detection, advanced de-clustering algorithm, precision autofocus and 21 CFR PART 11 compliance.

Rapid COVID-19 tests to be rolled out in Africa

30 October, 2020

The rollout of new, World Health Organization-approved, antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 in Africa is expected to significantly boost testing capacity.

Cayman Chemical FSP1 and GPX4 Inhibitor Screening Assay Kits

27 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Sapphire Bioscience

Cayman Chemical's ferroptosis suppressor protein 1 (FSP1) and glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4) inhibitor screening kits provide a robust and easy-to-use platform for identifying novel inhibitors of human FSP1 and GPX4, which are negative regulators of the ferroptosis pathway.

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