Category: lab automation

Need to automate the extraction of DNA, RNA and proteins?

A NEW sample purification system from Thermo Scientific automatically isolates target nucleic acids and proteins for research projects in high-throughput biopharma and biotechnology and laboratories. The KingFisher Presto is designed to be integrated into an automated laboratory workflow using a…

Tinted storage tubes maintain integrity of biological samples

Amber sample tubes from Micronic protect biological samples from photodegradation

MANY biological samples are prone to photo degradation, where the action of light causes changes that can invalidate subsequent laboratory tests. Micronic says that its Amber polypropylene storage tubes ensure the integrity of light sensitive biological samples, even over long-term…

Blowdown evaporator is compatible with lab automation

Porvair Ultravap Levante blowdown evaporator is compatible with automated liquid handling

NITROGEN blowdown evaporation has been adopted by many labs for the removal of chromatography solvents such as acetonitrile, dichloromethane, hexane, and methanol. The latest blowdown evaporator from Porvair Sciences, the Ultravap Levante, is equipped with an RS232 connection and a…

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 and improved accuracy and reliability, it is available in three sizes…

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 Datum is a controlled lab reactor (CLR) that allows chemists to…

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 meet the requirements of microbial fermentation, and consists of 24 single-use…

Automatic cell counting in 30 seconds

OLYMPUS says its latest cell counter, the R1, is engineered to offer user-friendly and cost-effective cell counting for routine cell culturing in a portable design. Many research applications rely on accurate cell counts, which traditionally are done manually by the…

Microplate evaporator for Pittcon preview

A NEW microplate evaporator from Porvair Sciences will be shown to the public for the first time at Pittcon 2013.  The new UltraVap Mistral (pictured) is the latest version of the company’s popular UltraVap sample concentrator, promising even easier integration…

Microplate dispenser is ‘world’s most precise’

DISPENSING precise volumes of fluids into microplates can be a critical factor in many laboratory operations, and plenty of manufacturers of lab automation systems take pride in the accuracy of their equipment. Redd&Whyte reckons its Preddator liquid handling system is…