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2013/14 Cole-Parmer Sourcebook is reference and catalogue in one

14 May 2013
2013/14 Cole-Parmer Sourcebook  is reference and catalogue in one

Cole-Parmer  says its new 2013/14 Sourcebook offers the best of both for scientists, manufacturers, and  purchasing managers. From conversion factors to regulatory agencies and approvals to selection guides, the volume is packed with information to make buying and using products easier. The 2000+ page book also contains thousands of laboratory and industrial process offerings...

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qPCR assay plates streamline high throughput analysis

14 May 2013

IDT reports that primers and probes for 5′-nuclease and intercalating dye assays (such as Sybr) can now be directly ordered online in a 96 well plate format. The launch of PrimeTime qPCR assay plates for high throughput qPCR analysis eliminates the time-consuming transfer of...

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Hunting down legionella with Infinite M200 plate reader

14 May 2013
Hunting down legionella with Infinite M200 plate reader

RESEARCHERS at the Ensminger Lab, part of the department of molecular genetics at the University of Toronto, Canada, are using Tecan’s Infinite M200 Pro plate reader and gas control module to study host-pathogen interactions for Legionella bacteria. Alex Ensminger discussed the laboratory’s approach to...

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Latest Acolyte colony counter is faster and cheaper

14 May 2013
Latest Acolyte colony counter is faster and cheaper

THE THIRD iteration of Synbiosis’s Acolyte colony counter offers ,more speed and better economy, says the company. Acolyte 3 is described as ideal for microbiologists that need to increase...

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How to choose the best liquid flowmeter for the lab

2 April 2013

A NEW white paper, ‘How to specify liquid flowmeters’, draws on many years of experience from Titan Enterprises . The company observes that accurate, reliable, and cost effective flow...

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AFM infrared spectroscopy boosts resistant bacteria studies

14 March 2013
AFM infrared spectroscopy boosts resistant bacteria studies

ATOMIC force microscopy (AFM) has been the main analytical tool at the laboratory of physics of living matter at EPFL Switzerland, in the lab’s research into the mechanical properties...

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Micro bioreactor cultures insect cells at EMBL

5 March 2013
Micro bioreactor cultures insect cells at EMBL

TAP Biosystems reports that its Ambr micro bioreactor system is in use at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, for rapid small-scale parallel expression of human...

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HPLC solvent evaporation accelerated

5 March 2013
HPLC solvent evaporation accelerated

NEW versions of MiniVap and UltraVap blowdown evaporators have been announced by Porvair Sciences. These devices use warm air or nitrogen to speed up the evaporation of common HPLC...

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Ward off pipetting RSI with this free lab poster

28 February 2013
Ward off pipetting RSI with this free lab poster

ANYBODY who has worked in a lab for any length of time will be aware that pipetting increases the risk of developing Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Risks can be...

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First Android smart spectrometer now available in UK

28 February 2013
First Android smart spectrometer now available in UK

ANALYTIK announces the first Android-based mobile smart spectrometer for measurement of colour co-ordinates, correlated colour temperature, colour rendering index, luminous flux, and other lighting parameters. The new GL Spectis...

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Learn all about laboratory external quality assessment

28 February 2013

A NEW website dedicated to its Riqas external quality assessment (EQA) scheme has been unveiled by Randox. The company says riqas.com provides everything a laboratory might need to know...

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Better suspended cell growth with untreated microplates

28 February 2013
Better suspended cell growth with untreated microplates

GROWING cells in suspension is a convenient way to reduce call attachment, which may be important for various laboratory processes. A new range of untreated polystyrene culture microplates from...

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Extracellular matrix offers ‘new opportunities’ in cancer research

8 February 2013
Extracellular matrix offers ‘new opportunities’ in cancer research

THE latest developments in extracellular matrix (ECM) and the opportunities they offer in cancer research are discussed in a new white paper from Amsbio. At least 80 percent of...

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High-speed mixing made easier with multi-tube holder

8 February 2013
High-speed mixing made easier with multi-tube holder

COLE-PARMER offers three new high-speed multitube holders as accessories for its original Vortex-Genie 2 and Vortex-Genie pulse mixers.  The new tube holders are optimised to achieve the highest vortex...

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Agilent catalogue is ‘user-friendly’

8 February 2013
Agilent catalogue is ‘user-friendly’

Agilent Technologies has introduced its 2013 Essential Chromatography and Spectroscopy Catalogue. The new volume is divided into five sections to help the reader easily navigate the company’s portfolio, which...

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Maintaining a permanent chill in the lab

8 February 2013
Maintaining a permanent chill in the lab

SP SCIENTIFIC offers a wide range of compact and quiet recirculating chillers with heat removal rates from 1050 to 24,000W and temperature ranges from -90C to +150C. The company...

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Shimadzu University helps improve research methods

8 February 2013

SHIMADZU University recently held a series of complimentary ‘Sharing best practice’ events at the company’s Centre of Excellence in Milton Keynes. These were open to any Shimadzu customers interested...

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More productive isolation of novel flavour ingredients

30 January 2013
More productive isolation of novel flavour ingredients

FINDING and isolating new flavour molecules from natural sources is a complex and laborious process, yet the rewards for finding such a molecule make the effort worthwhile. A new...

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FieldScreen screening software rebranded as Blaze

18 January 2013

CRESSET has relaunched its FieldScreen system for ligand based virtual screening as Blazev10. This software uses the shape and electrostatic character of known ligands to search large chemical collections...

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Endotoxin assay uses no animal material

18 January 2013
Endotoxin assay uses no animal material

A HOMOGENEOUS fluorescence microplate assay using recombinant Factor C derived from horseshoe crab, for measuring endotoxin (Lipopolysaccharides, LPS) in pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical equipment, has been launched by Hyglos....

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Microplate evaporator for Pittcon preview

18 January 2013
Microplate evaporator for Pittcon preview

A NEW microplate evaporator from Porvair Sciences will be shown to the public for the first time at Pittcon 2013.  The new UltraVap Mistral (pictured) is the latest version...

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Rotors to make centrifuges work harder

14 January 2013
Rotors to make centrifuges work harder

A RANGE of four new rotors promise to make Eppendorf’s 5804 and 5810 centrifuges more productive than ever.  Already known  as the ‘workhorses’ of company’s range, the new rotors...

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Wireless datalogger promises precise temperature and humidity recording

11 January 2013
Wireless datalogger promises precise temperature and humidity recording

THE LATEST model in TandD’s RTR-500 datalogger series, the RTR-507/507L, provides automatic logging of temperature from -30 to +80C and humidity from 0 to 99%RH. Humidity measurement accuracy is...

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Weekly news: Cooler than cool is the hottest news this week

10 January 2013
Weekly news: Cooler than cool is the hottest news this week

THERE’S no doubt in my mind about the, erm, hottest story in science this week – although I have already given up hope of ever properly understanding it. Researchers...

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