Start-up labs in shipping containers

A project to provide low-cost spaces for biolab start-ups has been launched in Shepherd’s Bush, London. The Open Cell scheme provides 20 studio laboratories in shipping containers, in which entrepreneurs can build, test, and demonstrate biotech-focused innovations. The project is…

Hardened lens for nuclear inspection

Resolve Optics has launched a motorised version of its Model 357 non-browning zoom lens for use with radiation-tolerant cameras. Offering remote control of lens functions over a 10x zoom range, and the capture of true high definition (HD) quality images,…

How to seal your microplates

It’s a routine operation performed thousands of times each day in laboratories around the world, but it’s still possible to get microplate sealing wrong. A properly sealed microplate will protect its samples from contamination by dust, spores, or other atmospheric…

Fibre coupling and alignment without the hassle

TRADITIONAL fibre couplers can be notoriously labour-intensive to align, says Siskiyou, adding that the superior adjustment orthogonality of its SMFCx series of opto-mechanical positioners allows for optimal fibre coupling efficiency with minimal effort. The SMFCx series enables the coupling of…

Compound library targets deubiquitylase enzymes

WHAT is claimed to be the first commercially available compound library of novel small molecules to target deubiquitylase (dub) enzymes has been launched by Ubiquigent. DUBtarget-001 has been developed with the University of Dundee, to support commercial and academic researchers…

Crossflow filter lowers shear stress on protein solutions

A CROSSFLOW filter specifically designed for low-viscosity water-based protein solutions has low recirculation pump requirements and therefore exerts considerably lower shear stress on protein solutions. The Sartocon Slice 50 Eco from Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has reduced flow channel geometry…

Going Fishing for lung cancer gene mutations

TWO new CE-IVD labelled fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) probes have expanded Oxford Gene Technology lung cancer portfolio. The Cytocell Aquarius ROS1 Plus breakapart and RET breakapart probes are said to specifically and accurately detect rearrangements in the genome associated…