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Optimised pipetting for PCR applications

21 January 2015
Optimised pipetting for PCR applications

INTEGRA ‘s newly-expanded Viaflo II electronic pipette range includes models designed to fill the gap between the existing 0.5-12.5ul and  5-125ul ranges. Available for single-, 8-, 12- and 16-channel Viaflo II pipettes, the new models deliver optimised precision pipetting in the volume range of 2-50ul. This volume range is often requested by users of...

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Nanoscale mass spectrometry boosts painting conservation

20 January 2015

THE STUDY of cross-sections of heritage paintings has benefitted from a ‘breakthrough’ in atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based nanoscale mass spectrometry, reports Anasys Instruments. Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Getty Conservation Institute developed a variation of the Berkel technique,...

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Lims proves popular for contract labs

20 January 2015
Lims proves popular for contract labs

AUTOSCRIBE reports that its Matrix Gemini Lims (laboratory information management system) is attracting increased interest from the contract laboratory sector. John Boother, the company’s managing director, told LabHomepage: “Matrix Gemini provides the versatility that appeals to contract laboratories, for laboratory information management and business...

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Fume hoods reduce energy costs

7 January 2015
Fume hoods reduce energy costs

FLOW SCIENCES says that reducing the airflow face velocity in its Saf T Flow chemical fume hoods can reduce energy costs by up to 60%. Laboratory fume hoods normally...

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F5 pentafluorophenyl columns promise to outperform rivals

6 January 2015
F5 pentafluorophenyl columns promise to outperform rivals

PHENOMENEX says it has redefined the industry standard by developing its new core-shell F5 pentafluorophenyl chromotography columns. The robust pentafluorophenyl propyl (PFP) core-shell phase overcomes reproducibility and performance limitations...

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Easier access to microfluidic chip surface

26 November 2014
Easier access to microfluidic chip surface

DOLOMITE says its pressure-driven resealable chip interface enables tool-free assembly of glass, quartz or polymer resealable microfluidic chips, allowing the user to deposit reagents, sensors, biosensors or cells onto...

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Benchtop spectrometers ‘outperform’ in light-element analysis

19 November 2014
Benchtop spectrometers ‘outperform’ in light-element analysis

PANALYTICAL says the combination of the latest excitation and detection technologies means that its upgraded Epsilon 3X benchtop X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers can match or even surp[ass the performance...

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Light microscope as ‘fast and efficient’ alternative to SEM

4 November 2014
Light microscope as ‘fast and efficient’ alternative to SEM

IN DETAILED studies for a heritage conservation project, researchers at the University of Antwerp in Belgium have found that high-resolution optical microscopy can be as powerful as scanning electron...

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Venter to deliver keynote at Synbiobeta SF 2014

4 November 2014
Venter to deliver keynote at Synbiobeta SF 2014

SYNBIOBETA has announced that bio-pioneer Craig Venter will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual SynBioBeta SF 2014 conference, to be held 13-15 November 2014 at Mission Bay...

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Map spectral responses across microscopic surfaces

4 November 2014
Map spectral responses across microscopic surfaces

CRAIC Technologies says the Spectral Surface Mapping (S2M) capabilities of its UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometers gives users the ability to map the spectral responses across of surfaces of their samples, point-by-point....

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Bio-Rad resolves corruption issues with US government

3 November 2014

BIO-RAD Laboratories has announced the full resolution of previously-disclosed investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) into past violations of the Foreign...

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New cleanroom for NIT France

3 November 2014
New cleanroom for NIT France

NEW Imaging Technologies has inaugurated its new clean room facility at Verrières-le-Buisson, France. The company, known as NIT, says it has invested almost 500,000 euro in the ISO 4-standard...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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