Decontaminant tackles lab equipment and furniture

A SINGLE cleaning product that can decontaminate pipettes and other laboratory equipment, as well as bench surfaces, MicroSol 3+ is available in concentrated form, as a ready-to-use spray, and as pre-impregnated wipes. Anachem says this laboratory disinfectant is proven to…

Affordable flasks streamline cell work

A NEW range of cell culture flasks from Porvair Sciences is said to offer high quality at an affordable price. The optical purity is said to be unrivalled, thanks to the 100% USP Class VI virgin crystal polystyrene from which…

Maple Player available for iPad

A FREE iPad app lets users view and interact with documents created in Maple, a powerful mathematical software tool. Maple, available in the UK from Adept Scientific, is a so-called ‘computation engine’ offering a range of advanced mathematical functions for…

Mutagenesis guide is free download

A FREE download of a new guide to in vitro mutagenesis is available in either Epub or PDF version from the Integrated DNA Technolgies website. The company also invites requests for a print copy of the guide. Providing an overview…

Developing animal-free vaccine media

MOST vaccines today are manufactured using fetal bovine serum or other animal-based components, which raises important safety concerns over prion and viral contamination. This month, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant…

New features for live cell imager

THE LATEST Cell-IQ software from TAP Biosystems enables walk-away monitoring, recording, and quantification of changes in cell morphology with up to three different fluorescent dyes. This makes it ideal for scientists seeking flexibility within a single stem cell imaging system,…

Premixed oligonucleotides now available

A WAY to save valuable preparation time and concentrate on more demanding operations is promised by Integrated DNA Technologies with its new ready-to-order RxnReady oligonucleotides. The mixing of oligos to create multiple primers as part of a multiplex polymerase chain…

Trinocular microscopes now have LED lighting

A NEW model in the Magnum range of trinocular microscopes from Medline Scientific uses an LED light source instead of the conventional HBO lamp. Suited to use for epi-fluorescence studies, the Magnum EF LED offers instant power-on and power-off, needing…

New standards for optical metrology

NEW good practice guidelines and calibration standards in optical metrology are being developed by a team at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) led by principal research scientist Professor Richard Leach. Presenting preliminary data at the 10th International Symposium on…

Bath-free dissolution for testing pharmaceuticals

AGILENT’s new 709-DS dissolution apparatus, used to test the release profile of pharmaceutical dosage forms, features a bath-free design to provide the operator with an unobstructed view of the dissolution vessel. The instrument also increases laboratory efficiency, says Agilent, through…

Freezer maximises lab space (video)

MAXIMISED internal storage space with minimum laboratory footprint is the claim made by Thermo Fisher Scientific for its new Revco UxF ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers. These upright freezers can chill samples down to -86C and are available in five sizes…

Benchtop NMR gets software boost

IN RESPONSE to feedback from users, Oxford Instruments has released a new version of its MultiQuant software for the MQC family of benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) scanners for quality control applications. MultiQuant 6.1 makes the instrument more straightforward to…

LC-MS methods to analyse PPCPs and pesticides in water

A NEW new technical library of LC-MS techniques for water analysis, including the detection of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and pesticides, is now available from Thermo Fisher Scientific. The company says this is a comprehensive, regularly updated, and…

40th birthday for Cherwell Labs

FOUNDED in 1971 by Lawrence Whittard as a veterinary diagnostic lab, Cherwell Laboratories celebrates its 40th anniversary in November 2011. The company’s products for microbiological and quality assurance applications includes Redipor prepared media, SAS microbial air samplers, DataTrace wireless datalogging…