Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments

Flavivirus diagnostic

28 June, 2007

A rapid diagnostic test capable of detecting and identifying viruses such as dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis (JEV) has been developed that has significantly reduced the time and discomfort involved with diagnosing an infection.

More rapid detection of unwanted microbes in food

27 June, 2007

The genomics revolution is helping food scientists to better predict microbial presence and possible toxin production as well as respond more rapidly should a food calamity occur, according to Professor Stanley Brul, University of Amsterdam.

Embryonic stem cells

26 June, 2007

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston have reported a new and efficient strategy, using eggs alone, for creating mouse embryonic stem cells that can be transplanted without the risk of rejection because the cells are compatible with the recipient’s immune system.

Blood test to spot TB in children

21 June, 2007

Accurate tuberculosis testing in children is crucial as the disease can rapidly spread from the lungs to other organs, leading to life-threatening conditions which particularly affect children. A simple blood test to analyse and identify proteins circulating in the blood of infected children could provide the answer.

A vaccine for nicotine addiction

20 June, 2007

Cytos Biotechnology has announced that it has entered into an exclusive global commercial licence agreement with Novartis to develop, manufacture and commercialise CYT002-NicQb, a therapeutic vaccine in phase II clinical development for the treatment of nicotine addiction.

Transdermal vaccine delivery

19 June, 2007

Apollo Life Sciences has announced it has successfully delivered a vaccine without needles, by applying it topically to the skin of mice using the company’s transdermal delivery technology. The technology could spell the end of injections for tetanus, flu and many other vaccine, according to Apollo’s CEO, John Priest.

Sequencing the Eucalyptus

12 June, 2007

The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has announced its latest community sequencing programs.

Protein and peptide analysis

08 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Thermo Fisher Scientific LTQ XL linear ion trap mass spectrometer is equipped with electron transfer dissociation (ETD).

Antibody array

08 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Merck

The Panorama Antibody Microarray XPRESS Profiler725 is a high-throughput tool for multiplex protein expression profiling of serum, cell or tissue extracts.

Haematology systems

08 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Beckman Coulter Australia

Beckman Coulter has introduced Coulter LH 780 haematology systems - top-of-the-line analysers that incorporate advancements to the company's VCS (volume, conductivity and scatter) technology for high sensitivity, specificity and efficiency in WBC differential analysis. The systems deliver functionality that increases laboratory capability and helps reduce healthcare costs.

Rapid, high-yield protein production

08 June, 2007 | Supplied by:

The FreeStyle MAX System is a breakthrough technology for rapid and high-yield mammalian protein production.

Microarray scanner

09 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Molecular Devices

The GenePix family of microarray scanners has been expanded with the GenePix Professional 4200A scanner.

Genomic technology provides footrot breakthrough

30 April, 2007

Footrot in sheep may become a disease of the past thanks to research developed collaboratively between scientists at Monash University and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Maryland, USA.

Blood test to diagnose Parkinson's

27 April, 2007

A simple test to diagnose Parkinson's disease (PD) before symptoms appear by measuring the levels of a protein in blood is being developed by researchers from the Howard Florey Institute, The University of Melbourne and The Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria.

Robotic microbiological instrumentation license agreement signed

20 April, 2007

LabTech Systems and bioMérieux have announced that they have signed an exclusive worldwide license agreement for LabTech Systems’ automated pre-poured media (PPM) streaker known as MicroStreak.

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