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Medtronic Announces FDA Approval for New TAVR System

June 24, 2015 8:54 am | News | Comments

This is the first-and-only recapturable and repositionable device available in the U.S. Read more...

Research Team Issued Patent for New Anesthesia Monitoring Technology

June 18, 2015 11:45 am | by Wayne State University | News | Comments

While anesthesia has gotten much safer over the years, there is still a need for improved health...

New Online Tool to Predict Genetic Resistance to TB Drugs

May 28, 2015 9:46 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

Finding out what drugs can be used to treat a patient with tuberculosis (TB) can be sped up by...

Stanford Showcases New App for Studying Heart Health

March 11, 2015 10:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Stanford is one of the institutions Apple teamed up with to launch this program. Read more...

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Productive, Hands-Free Evaporation

April 17, 2014 3:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

For laboratories tired of having to constantly attend to multiple rotary evaporators, the Rocket Evaporator from Genevac sets the benchmark for productivity and ease-of-use. Read more...

Avoiding Facilities Equipment Failure Through PMO

January 9, 2014 8:00 am | by By Dick Auger, Vice President, cGxP Center of Excellence, Life Sciences, Jones Lang LaSalle | Articles | Comments

All facilities equipment fails eventually. Electrical, heating, ventilation and cooling systems involve a multitude of equipment types, including machines with dozens of components that can malfunction at any time. Is it a disaster if one minor component fails? What if the failure of that component triggers a cascade of problems leading to a total shutdown? For a life sciences facility, the event can be devastating. Read more...

New Product: Protocol for Preparing Lyophilized Samples

November 14, 2013 2:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Genevac has developed a protocol using its SuperCool 75 condenser that, in conjunction with the Genevac HT-12 High Throughput Evaporator, has been proven to set a new benchmark for enhanced evaporation and lyophilisation results.

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New Product: All-In-One Multiple Format Mixer

November 14, 2013 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Sciences has introduced the Co-Mix- an accurate, reliable, compact and simple-to-use multi-format mixer, designed to improve laboratory mixing productivity.

Protein Analysis System

September 17, 2013 1:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ForteBio, a division of Pall Life Sciences and a supplier of instrumentation for drug discovery and development, has launched the Octet HTX system, the new member of the Octet line of label-free interaction analysis systems.

ThermoMixer Combines Mixing and Temperature Control

July 10, 2013 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Eppendorf has released its ThermoMixer C combination temperature control and mixing instrument for laboratory use.  The quality of the mixing results is due to the 2DMix-Control technology which ensures efficient mixing in seconds and now offers reliable mixing solutions in 96- and 384-well plates.

Small Chillers Provide Robust Cooling

April 26, 2013 11:23 am | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

A range of chillers from PolyScience provide up to 1290 watts of cooling at 20°C, making them ideal for use with rotary evaporators, jacketed incubators, small reaction vessels, spectrophotometers, chromatography columns, condensers, and other devices that require robust heat removal.

Magnet Makes NMR Less Costly

April 25, 2013 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

JEOL Resonance has developed a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) super conducting magnet that operates on a minimum amount of liquid helium. JEOL's NMR system is capable of acquiring high resolution NMR data when liquid helium is scarce.

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Broader Bioreactor Applications

April 12, 2013 4:31 pm | by Mike May, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

The appeal of cell culture–based production of drugs has increased demand for single-use bioreactors that can move into the process-development lab and help manage peaks and tight development schedules. Single-use bioreactors can be used for monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, stem cells, and vaccines.

Polyscience Releases Low-cost Coolers

April 11, 2013 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Available in both immersion probe and flow through styles, these compact systems are ideal for cooling exothermic reactions, freeze point determinations, freeze drying, impact testing, lyophilization, and vapor and solvent trapping.

Zenascope PC1 Measures Biomarkers

March 22, 2013 11:57 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Zenalux Biomedical Inc. is now offering the Zenascope PC1, a biological tissue spectrometer that reliably, quickly and non-destructively measures biological tissue characteristics that reflect underlying function and composition.

New pH Meter is Calibration-free

March 20, 2013 12:50 pm | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Senova Systems announces the launch and availability of the pHit Scanner—a calibration-free pH meter. The pHit Scanner’s technology platform incorporates an advanced sensor and electronics into a novel product design, eliminating glass electrodes and significantly enhancing usability compared to traditional pH meters.

Postnova FFF System Has Broad Separation Range

March 18, 2013 11:46 am | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Postnova Analytics is exhibiting the CF2000, the first commercial centrifugal field-flow fractionation (FFF) system designed for routine use. Samples are injected directly without preparation, no special sample treatment is necessary, allowing the fractionation of complex particulate.

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STARlet Works With Any DNA Amplication Kit

March 18, 2013 11:30 am | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Robotics introduces the PCR setup STARlet, the first automated liquid handling system flexible enough to accommodate any DNA amplification reagent kit, from simple setups and small budgets to highly demanding workflows.

Aspect System Useful for 3D Preclinical Imaging

March 12, 2013 12:11 pm | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Aspect Imaging has launched its M2 3D MR-based histology system for in vivo and ex vivo toxicological imaging. The M2 3D MR-based histology system is a compact, high-performance MRI instrument for high-throughput in vivo and ex vivo imaging of preclinical samples.

Lab Dryer Has Cleaning Option

March 11, 2013 12:06 pm | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Millrock Technology's Revo and Magnum Series laboratory freeze dryers now have the option to perform a basic rise to remove residue material or a full, multi-stage cleaning cycle using detergent, rinses, and even hot air drying phases.

Cytogenetics Solution

January 16, 2013 11:44 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Robotics has announced that the soon-to-launch CytoScan Automated Target Preparation Solution from Affymetrix, Inc. is built on the customizable Microlab NIMBUS 96 workstation from Hamilton Robotics.

Plate Reader-Cytometer

January 15, 2013 11:27 am | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Molecular Devices has developed a multi-mode microplate platform with an imaging cytometer option, adding rich cellular resolution assays and visualization to well-based intensity readings.

Benchtop Robot

January 15, 2013 11:18 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has launched the Thermo Scientific VALet, a benchtop robot enabling simple, configurable laboratory automation.

Sample Manager

January 14, 2013 12:27 pm | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Sotax has announced the an addition to their line of autosamplers: the SAM sample manager. Totally flexible and scalable, the system is available in three different capacities to connect to semi-automated single, double, and fully-automated systems.

Automated Incubator

January 14, 2013 12:20 pm | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has introduced the Cytomat 10, a fully automated incubator and storage module for high-capacity cell growth and assay incubation.

High-Content Imaging System

January 7, 2013 12:12 pm | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

TTP Labtech has released its acumen hci (high content imaging) system, developed for researchers who are looking to increase the productivity of their high throughput imaging.

Volumetric Titrator

December 20, 2012 12:09 pm | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science’s Aquacounter AQV-2200S Karl Fischer volumetric titrator has small-volume titration cells requiring only 20 mL of titration solvent for accurate measurements.

Temperature Controller

December 20, 2012 12:02 pm | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

RheoSense Inc. has released the microVISC TC, a precise temperature controller for the handheld microVISC viscometer. Temperature dependence is one of the most important factors in determining viscosity so a minute variation can possibly lead to significantly erroneous results.

Gas Controller

December 11, 2012 11:56 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Okolab has introduced the Bold Line of carbon dioxide-oxygen gas controllers. The Bold Line combination carbon dioxide-oxygen gas controllers are ideal for hypoxia and hyperoxia experiments.

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