Wipe-on label printer/applicator

Tharo Systems Inc, Brunswick, Ohio, introduces the Tharo PA500w Wipe-On Label Printer/Applicator, designed for accurate, moderate, to high-speed labeling to the top or side of a product. The PA500w is capable of printing and applying more than 100 labels per minute, and is delivered with a product sensor and controller to ensure accurate label placement on the product. A wipe-on brush ensures proper adhesion to smooth, flat surfaces as well as uneven surfaces, and users can apply labels from 3 x 1 inches to 4½ x 7 inches to a variety of materials, such as cartons, tray and blister packages, bags, and cans.

Tharo Systems Inc
(800) 878-6833


Microscopy image acquisition and analysis

MetaMorph® software from Olympus America Inc, Center Valley, Pa, offers image-capture, viewing, and analysis capabilities for research microscopy. The software is compatible with a wide variety of the most widely used CCD cameras and accessories, offers multiple configurations, and boasts streamlined functionality for image capture and viewing with both fixed and live cell applications. Acquisition integrates the microscope, software, and various hardware devices into a single, easily customizable interface. Image-analysis capabilities range from simple intensity logging to advanced morphometry analysis, colocalization, FRET, 3D measurements, and more. Additional wizard-like modules handle advanced tasks like counting nuclei or assessing cell cycle phases.

Olympus America Inc
(800) 446-5967


QC connectivity for the clinical laboratory

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, Hercules, Calif, launches UnityConnect™, a complete connectivity solution using Bio-Rad software and optional hardware to interface QC data from instruments, middleware, and LIS’s directly into Unity Real Time™, Unity Desktop™, UnityWeb™, and Unity Real Time™ online to provide QC data processing. It automates the import of QC data, thereby eliminating manual data entry and errors, and also can provide QC results in real time. It facilitates regulatory compliance under CLIA and ISO 15189 by allowing QC data to be easily interfaced directly into any of Bio-Rad’s Unity QC data-management solutions. Unity QC data-management solutions provide statistical process control with available audit trails, QC data review, and comprehensive charts and reports.

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
(800) 224-6723

Thermo Scientific Connects

Streamlines data transfer in the lab

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Waltham, Mass, launches Thermo Scientific Connects, a new program aimed at bridging the gap between laboratory-generated data and the enterprise-level information that is required for mission-critical management decisions. The program features a set of offerings that leverage the company’s breadth of Laboratory Information Management Systems and Chromatography Data Systems capabilities, as well as enterprise systems integration to help streamline and improve the transfer of knowledge between data generated in labs and enterprise-level information systems. It also assists organizations in integrating application-specific workflows, helping to transform data into relevant business information, potentially maximizing a company’s enterprise system investments to better support critical management decisions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific
(215) 964-6020