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Video shows fracturing at ultra high speed

11 December 2015
Video shows fracturing at ultra high speed

The potential for high-speed video to reveal the hidden details of fracture and crush tests is illustrated in a YouTube video posted by Daniel Rittel. Using a Kirana ultra high-speed video camera from Specialised Imaging, the movie shows a number of impact, fracture, and crush tests performed on ceramic, plexiglass and polycarbonate plates. The...

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Countstar cell analysis products now available in the UK

8 December 2015
Countstar cell analysis products now available in the UK

Eikonix has been appointed to sell the Countstar range of automated cell counters and fluorescence cell analysers in the UK. The Countstar Automated Cell Counter is a cell counting and analysing instrument that has been developed on the basis of the classic trypan blue...

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Benchtop workstation is economical alternative

3 December 2015
Benchtop workstation is economical alternative

A LOW cost benchtop alternative to a full cleanroom is the claim made for the CleneCab Workstation from Herolab. It is aimed at laboratory workers who need a localised clean or safe environment to prevent contamination when working with samples. The CleneCab Workstation provides...

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Time-lapse cell imaging in better focus

26 November 2015
Time-lapse cell imaging in better focus

TWO new customisation tools for its IX3 inverted microscopes deliver better multi-well time-lapse images and more stable focus during long studies, says Olympus. The IX3-ZDC2 module provides focal drift...

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Robotic workstation extracts proteins automatically

25 November 2015
Robotic workstation extracts proteins automatically

Herolab describes Spot Hunter as a new generation of robotic proteomic workstation for the fluorescence detection and automatic extraction of selected protein spots after 2D electrophoresis. Promising greater flexibility...

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Lab reactor promises simplified scale-up

24 November 2015
Lab reactor promises simplified scale-up

A compact new benchtop laboratory reactor from Asynt has the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of reaction vessels, with volumes from just 100ml to five litres. The ReactoMate...

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Software ‘brings simulation to everyone’

23 November 2015
Software ‘brings simulation to everyone’

The latest release of Comsol Multiphysics makes it easier for simulation specialists to share their design and development work with production and testing colleagues, and runs up to five...

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Capture gene bands without cutting

20 November 2015
Capture gene bands without cutting

Isolating individual bands from electrophoresis gels usually involves manually cutting them free, a slow process that can be prone to cross contamination. Gel Company says its new GeneCatcher provides...

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Grids make for faster electron microscope work

19 November 2015
Grids make for faster electron microscope work

EM Resolutions says its EM-Tec FIB grids provide a secure way to attach transmission electron microscope (TEM) lamellas to the posts during lift-out procedures with focussed ion beam (FIB)...

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Charting function added to Lims

13 November 2015
Charting function added to Lims

NEW charting capabilities have been added to the Matrix Gemini, a leading laboratory information management system (Lims) from Autoscribe Informatics. These include a comprehensive range of generic charts to...

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Barcode scanner boosts laboratory sample management

12 November 2015
Barcode scanner boosts laboratory sample management

THE new DataPaq Cube barcode reader from Ziath uses a dual camera set-up to provide fast and flexible scanning of 2D barcoded tubes in both SBS and cryobox formats....

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Fibre lasers suit optogenetics research

11 November 2015
Fibre lasers suit optogenetics research

A combination of high average power and short pulsewidth are the main features of two new ultrafast fibre lasers from Coherent. This enables high intensity focusing for applications ranging...

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Dry bath controls temperature to 0.1C

6 November 2015
Dry bath controls temperature to 0.1C

THE Peltier-driven EchoTherm IC50 chilling/heating dry bath from Torrey Pines Scientific promises tight control of sample temperature, to within 0.1C over a range from-10 to +110C. The unit’s temperature...

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Fluid processor delivers high shear

5 November 2015
Fluid processor delivers high shear

The new LM20 Microfluidizer from Microfluidics, available in the UK and Ireland from Analytik, is a digitally controlled high-shear fluid processor capable of processing batches from 14ml up to...

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Student-proof microscopes for Cardiff University

3 November 2015
Student-proof microscopes for Cardiff University

A NEW suite of over 70 Microtec light microscopes has been installed by Mazurek Optical Services at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. The...

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Micro scale bioreactor promises better lab productivity

3 November 2015
Micro scale bioreactor promises better lab productivity

The Ambr 15 fermentation system, just introduced by Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), is an automated micro bioreactor designed to enhance microbial strain screening. The system has been designed to...

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Faster concentration of environmental samples

30 October 2015
Faster concentration of environmental samples

Environmental laboratory productivity can be ‘significantly improved’ using the Rocket Synergy evaporator, says Genevac. Developed to quickly process large-volume environmental samples, in parallel and without supervision, Rocket Synergy can...

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European distributor for stem cell research products

29 October 2015
European distributor for stem cell research products

Eikonix, a Cambridge, UK-based imaging and life science company, has been appointed exclusive distributor for the Stemmera range of stem cell research products. Stemmera is based in California, USA,...

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4K microscope camera is ‘noise-free’

28 October 2015
4K microscope camera is ‘noise-free’

THE new UC90 microscope camera has a nine-megapixel sensor to deliver ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K images, says Olympus. The one-inch type (14.6 x 12.8mm) CCD colour sensor provides a...

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Advancing battery research with GC/MS

23 October 2015
Advancing battery research with GC/MS

THE UNIVERSITY of Muenster, Germany, has the first installation of Thermo Scientific’s new Orbitrap-based GC-MS/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry) instrument, said to provide the highest levels of detection and identification....

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CE mark for respiratory pathogen detection

20 October 2015
CE mark for respiratory pathogen detection

LUMINEX reports that it has received CE-IVD marking for its NxTAG respiratory pathogen panel. The panel detects 21 clinically-relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila...

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Centrifuge catalogue provides accessories choice

29 September 2015
Centrifuge catalogue provides accessories choice

HEROLAB says it is well known for making centrifuges, but less well known for wide range of centrifuge tubes and bottles. The company says its Centrifuge Labware guide gives...

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Better blot and gel imaging at lower cost

16 September 2015
Better blot and gel imaging at lower cost

GEL and western blot imaging documentation is made simpler with the Omega Lum G, says Aplegen. The imaging package comes with everything needed, it says, to quickly start capturing...

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Gas generator boosts chiral chromatography

15 September 2015
Gas generator boosts chiral chromatography

INSTALLATION of a nitrogen generator in the laboratory has improved workflow and reduced delays at a Nottingham-based chiral separations company, says gas generator manufacturer Asynt. Reach Separations specialises in...

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