Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments

Bacterial genomes found lurking

30 April, 2005

When scientists finished sequencing the genomes of seven species of fruit fly last year, little did they know that they had also sequenced the genes of several bacteria that dwell undetected inside fruit fly embryos.


Metabolic mouse cage

21 April, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.biolabgroup.com/

The Nalgene mouse metabolic cage is claimed to be the first metabolic cage specifically designed to collect urine and faeces from a single mouse.


Automated genomic DNA isolation

16 March, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.qiagen.com/

BioSprint 15 and BioSprint 96 workstations and kits provide rapid and cost-efficient automated sample preparation - whatever the throughput needs. BioSprint 15 can process 1 to 15 samples or up to 96 samples can be processed with the BioSprint 96.


Protein expression

16 March, 2005 | Supplied by: Millennium Science Pty Ltd

The QPix2xt automates to front-end multi-stage process of generating expression clones in bacterial and other systems.


PCR products

16 March, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.mirellaresearch.com/

Mirella Research offers a comprehensive range of PCR products that are certified RNase/DNase-free, Human DNA/PCR inhibitors-free and non-pyrogenic.


Metabolomics - an important emerging science

08 March, 2005 by Dr John Ryals*

As with any emerging science there is some controversy regarding nomenclature, but the newly formed Metabolomics Society seems to be adhering to a convention consistent with the other '-omic' sciences


Large DNA microarray dataset publicly available

18 February, 2005

As the next phase of DTI’s Measurements for Biotechnology (MfB) program to 2007 gets underway, a large DNA microarray dataset generated by an LGC-led consortium during the first phase is now freely available online at ArrayExpress, a public repository managed by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).


Cell culture mapping system

08 February, 2005 | Supplied by: Madry Technologies

In a recent project, electrophysiology researchers at Westmead Hospital in Sydney required a system to acquire and analyse signals measured using a micro-electrode array


Blowing in the wind: gene patents

30 September, 2004

The victory of biotechnology giant Monsanto over Canadian farmer Mr Percy Schmeiser in the Supreme Court of Canada has sent a powerful message to Australian farmers - not just about GM crops, but about all plant technologies, according to ANU law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.


Genetic basis for metabolic diseases detected

26 September, 2004

Oxford geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes.


Maybe not a 'pox on you'

23 September, 2004

A breakthrough in identifying the mechanisms that control mousepox could pave the way to better protection against the use of smallpox by terrorists.


Osteoarthritis measuring tool

20 September, 2004

Researchers from Monash University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine are claiming to have revolutionised knee scans with the development of technology that harnesses the power of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


Microplate reader

16 August, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.mscience.com.au/

Molecular Devices has developed FlexStation, a scanning microplate reader and fluidics transfer workstation that allows users to obtain real-time kinetic data milliseconds before and after fluid transfer events. The ability to perform microplate-to-microplate transfers, prompt kinetic reads and multi-wavelength detection options offers flexibility for drug discovery or research efforts.


Dolphin-View gel documentation system

16 August, 2004 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The Dolphin-View image system for basic gel documentation is a standalone system that includes compact darkroom large built-in LCD monitor, on-screen touch panel, built-in operation software, 3.5" floppy disk, Epi-white light, 312 nm UV transilluminator and Dolphin-View band tool analysis software.


Two-dimensional protein mapping

16 August, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.beckmancoulter.com/

ProteoSep technology from Eprogen enables comprehensive mapping of complex protein mixtures using a combination of chromatofocusing and hydrophobic reverse phase chemistries together with visualisation software.


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