Category: sample preparation

Dry bath controls temperature to 0.1C

THE Peltier-driven EchoTherm IC50 chilling/heating dry bath from Torrey Pines Scientific promises tight control of sample temperature, to within 0.1C over a range from-10 to +110C. The unit’s temperature probe is inserted directly into the sample or sample block, sensing…

Faster concentration of environmental samples

Environmental laboratory productivity can be ‘significantly improved’ using the Rocket Synergy evaporator, says Genevac. Developed to quickly process large-volume environmental samples, in parallel and without supervision, Rocket Synergy can concentrate or dry 18 ASE tubes or up to six large-volume…

Centrifuge catalogue provides accessories choice

HEROLAB says it is well known for making centrifuges, but less well known for wide range of centrifuge tubes and bottles. The company says its Centrifuge Labware guide gives extensive information on product selection information, and contains valuable information for…

Closed-tube shredder gives better biological samples

IMPROVED sample preparation is promised by the new PBI Shredder SG3 from Cole-Parmer, a closed system device said to be ideal for molecular and cellular biological analysis. Intended for the extraction of DNA, RNA, protein, mitochondria, and small molecules, the…

Faster next-generation sequencing with these RNA kits

NEXT-generation sequencing (NGS) is set of relatively new technologies that are having a big impact on scientific research in fields including biomarkers, diagnostics, and drug discovery. Although the term is applied to a number of different systems, not all of…

Sharp deals available on diamond knives

MARKING a new distribution arrangement with diamond knife manufacturer Diatome, Agar Scientific is offering a range of deals on ultra-sharp diamond knives.  As well as what it promises are attractive prices on new knives, Agar will take trade-in diamond knives…

Liquid handling automation now integrated with sample prep

DESCRIBED as a ‘game-changing’ development in laboratory automation, Agilent’s new Encore Multispan liquid handling system combines multispan pipetting with a robotic arm to deliver what the company promises will be a new level of productivity and throughput.   The system should…

Concentrate biological samples quickly and safely

GENEVAC outlines the significant operational benefits that can be found when its miVac sample concentrator is used instead of a ‘blowdown’ evaporation system.   Blowdown evaporators remove solvent (as their name suggests) by blowing inert gas into open sample vessels. They…

Grinding tool for comminution of the smallest quantities

WITH a footprint of just 20x30cm and a weight of 7kg, the Fritsch Pulverisette 23 mini-mill is promoted as the ideal tool for reducing small volume samples for laboratory analysis by X-ray fluorescence and infrared spectroscopy. Typical applications of the…