Category: cell culture

Take control of CO2 mixtures during live cell imaging

THE OKOLAB Bold Line CO2 controller, available in the USA from distributor Warner Instruments, give the scientist full control of atmospheric gas concentrations during imaging work on live cells.   This full digital gas controller adds CO2 to air or N2,…

Qualified human feeder cells for iPSC reprogramming

A NEW range of human feeder cells from Amsbio are qualified for induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) reprogramming.  These newborn human foreskin fibroblasts, available under the trade name NuFF-RQ, are validated to support iPSC colony generation, providing an optimised feeder…

Better cell growth on these microplates

THE LARGE surface area of each well on the Krystal 24 microplate enables ‘unmatched’ cell growth, says Porvair Sciences. Each well holds a volume of 3.1ml, giving a large surface area, and the microplates are tissue culture treated to ensure…

New sorting cytometer from Bio-Rad

EAGER to launch a new cell sorting system for smaller laboratories and those seeking to offer cell sorting to individual researchers, Bio-Rad will launch its S3 cell sorter in January 2013. This is a rebadged system from Propel Labs, which…

How to engineer surfaces for specific cell adhesion properties

A NEW mimetic library of extracellular matrices has been launched by Amsbio. Including almost 300 biomimetics of fibronectin, vitronectin, laminin, and collagen, the new extracellular matrix (ECM) library should prove useful for engineering the surfaces of plates or scaffolds to achieve…

Analysing cell fermentation in high-throughput applications

ROCHE says its new Cedex Bio HT analyser gives highly reliable determination of metabolites and substrates in mammalian and microbial cell fermentation. The system delivers precise analytics, it says, to allow flexible adaption of additional test menus, and can process…

Electrocompetent cells promise higher electroporation efficiency

A NEW product from Amsbio, CloneCatcher Gold DH5G electrocompent E coli cells, exhibit extremely high electroporation efficiencies that approach the theoretical maximum of 3.4×10^11cfu/ug pUC19 DNA.  Transferring exogenous DNA into E coli is a standard laboratory method for cloning genes…