Category: proteomics

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…

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…

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 multi-protein complexes using baculovirus. The bioreactor is being used by scientists…

Nanochromatography to boost proteomics research

SAID to be the world’s first liquid chromatography system that integrates nano LC and micro LC on the same platform, the Eksigent Ekspert nanoLC 400 from AB Sciex claims a range of benefits. Being capable of switching between nano and…

NMR analyser is first designed for the clinical lab

THE FIRST fully-automated nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) diagnostic analyser created specifically for the clinical laboratory has granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Vantera clinical analyser from LipoScience combines proprietary signal-processing algorithms and NMR spectroscopic detection…

Protein precipitation separation on a budget

PORVAIR Sciences says that the use of protein precipitation separation techniques is growing in chromatography labs. It has launched the Combipack in response to this trend, offering a new economic package for laboratories seeking to minimise costs. Combipack consists of…

Plate reader includes on-board camera for well imaging

DESCRIBED as an evolution of its first dynamic light scattering (DLS) plate reader, Wyatt Technology’s new DynaPro Plate Reader II includes an onboard camera to take pictures of each microplate well. The new reader has an extended temperature range, from…

Workhorse mass spectrometer makes TripleTof technology routine

AB SCIEX describes its new TripleTof 4600, unveiled today at the AOHUPO conference in Beijing, as a workhorse instrument which brings groundbreaking TripleTof technology to routine analysis. TripleTof (Tof meaning time-of-flight) is the company’s platform for simultaneous qualitative and quantitative…

Microscopy reveals the inner architecture of cells

A RESEARCH project looking into microtubules in yeast cells has produced ‘stunning’ results, which could change our understanding of cellular misregulation disorders including Down’s, lissencephaly, and some cancers. The team, working at the University of Leicester, UK, has identified for…

New mass spec proteomics technique is ‘breakthrough’

A ‘GROUNDBREAKING’ new proteomics technique now available quantifies nearly all peptides and proteins in a single analysis, says AB Sciex. The mass spectrometry-based method was published recently in the journal Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spec…