Fibre coupling and alignment without the hassle

Fibre alignment is easier with the Siskiyou SMFCx series

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

Sartorius Sartocon Slice 50 Eco promises to be kinder to your 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

OGT probes for fluorescence in situ hybridisation (Fish) analyses

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…

Cell factory promises higher yield

A HIGH-capacity cell culture system to provide large-scale production of cells is said to deliver up to 30 percent increase in yields with no increase in footprint. The new Nunc High Density system from Thermo Scientific incorporates additional layers over…

Accessories promise better high speed imaging

High speed photography accessories from Specialised Imaging

A RANGE of accessories from Specialised Imaging are designed to optimise the performance of high-speed imaging cameras used in industrial, defence and scientific applications. High-speed cameras generally employ optical triggers to ensure data collection is synchronised to a transient process.…

Micromanipulators make their mark on fuel cell research

Kleindiek micromanipulator supplied by EM Resolutions deployed at Imperial College

A RESEARCH project at Imperial College London into the characterisation of electrochemical energy devices is making use of micromanipulators from Kleindiek Nanotechnik. Research associate Dr Farid Tariq leads the study, focussing on improving fuel cells and batteries. The group applies…

ChIP assay kits accelerate genomic research

Chromatrap says its new ChIP assays have uses in qPCR and DNA sequencing

A RANGE of optimised chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay kits for use in genome research has been launched by Chromatrap, a subsidiary of Porvair Sciences. The new Chromatrap ChIP assays have uses in many areas of genomic research, including qPCR and…

Closer control of a microscope stage

A NEW control and image processing software for temperature-controlled microscopy stages, called Link, has been released by Linkam Scientific Instruments. Link enables the control of allows various physical parameters for Linkam microscope stages, including temperature, humidity, shear mode, tensile force…

Hydrocodone assay wins FDA approval

A NEW immunoassay specifically for the detection of hydrocodone has been granted regulatory approval in the USA. The DRI Hydrocodone Assay from Thermo Fisher Scientific is a homogeneous enzyme immunoassay, and has received 510 (k) clearance from the US Food…