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PCR Tubes Enhance Results

Anachem’s component PCR strip tubes allow optimum results in the laboratory, giving scientists complete reliability and reproducibility in their PCR tests. The 4titude FrameStrip tubes have thin polypropylene walls, allowing for optimum thermal transfer. Furthermore, the combination of a frame portion moulded in a rigid polymer vastly improves the strip’s mechanical stability, making it easy …

Patch Clamp Recording Technique Gets Patent

Molecular Devices must be very happy about being awarded a US patent for their parallel recording ‘Population Patch Clamp’ (PPC) technique; electrohysiologists and drug developers everywhere must be delighted it is available. Patch clamp recording is an extremely powerful technique for investigating membrane ion channel kinetics and the effects of drugs on these channels. Although the …

Particle Imaging In High Resolution

An interesting new paper produced by Lew Brown of Fluid Imaging Technology has shed some light on information about particle imaging. The paper discusses how the quality of the image can affect the ability of imaging particle analysers to produce accurate results in measuring particles, deciphering particles in a heterogenous mixture and also to recognise …

Measuring Viscosity Is A Breeze With The Micro VISC

New and exciting technology was recently launched by RheoSense who proudly released their µVISC as a strong contender in the viscometer market. Boasting an advanced platform for measuring viscosity, the device is able to provide fast and accurate results and offers a strong level of reliability for constant use or repeated measurements. The device is …

Material characterisation method optimises pharmaceutical tableting

Micromeritics is recommending a twin approach to characterising materials for pharmaceutical powders and solid dosage forms, to optimise process design, manufacture and drug performance. Using its AccuPyc II 1340 (gas displacement density analyzer) and GeoPyc 1360 Pycnometers (envelope density analyzer) in tandem, rapid and simultaneous measurements can be made of both true (absolute) and envelope …

Laser Particle Sizer Offers Excellent Measurement Range

The new laser particle sizer from FRITSCH allows measurement of even nano-particles, with an extremely wide measuring range of 0.01 – 2000 µm. The ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec plus is the ideal laser particle sizer for effective and reliable determination of particle size distribution in any application. FRITSCH’s innovative laser technology allows separation of five different …

Laboratory Sterilisation Costs Cut At York University

For organisations of all sizes and in every industry, control of costs is a key priority. This is especially true in educational environments, where careful management of both capital expenditure and ongoing running costs lie at the very heart of an institution’s financial viability. In one such environment – the University of York’s Department of …

Lab Water Range Comes With Enhanced Service Plan

Merck Millipore, Merck’s life science department, has released a new customised service plan portfolio, which has been developed to optimise the firm’s lab water purification systems. It offers three levels of coverage: full Service Total, advanced Service Advanced and basic Service Essential. Additional special plans for regulated pharmaceutical environments provide further coverage for labs following …

Lab water purification for biomedical applications

Merck Millipore’s new all-in-one water purification system has been specifically designed for clinical analyzers, making it the perfect choice for all biomedical applications. The life science division of Merck KGaA of Germany developed the Elix Gulfstream Clinical water purification system to provide up to 100 litres per hour and 2,000 litres of clinical laboratory reagent …

Front loading autoclave range with New Tactrol controls at ACHEMA 2012

ACHEMA 2012 – the 30th International Exhibition Congress on Chemical Engineering, Environmental Protection and Biotechnology – is recognised internationally as the leading European trade fair for a variety of scientific and engineering industries. This year’s event, which runs from 18 to 22 June, will see respected UK autoclave manufacturer Priorclave showcase some exciting new technology …