Wireless Monitoring Solution

Monitors laboratory parameters

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Waltham, Mass, introduces the Thermo Scientific Smart-Vue wireless monitoring solution, which monitors laboratory parameters including temperature, CO2 concentration, humidity, and differential pressure. It can be installed by the user on most laboratory equipment, including ultra-low-temperature freezers, laboratory refrigerators, CO2 incubators, and clean rooms. This solution is designed for controlled laboratory environments, such as diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical research and production, IVF clinics, and tissue banking, where sample protection and monitoring is a priority. To facilitate regulatory compliance with various protocols, Smart-Vue provides full audit-trail traceability. It creates a permanent record of all readings, alarms, and acknowledgements with the responder’s personal identification. It is accessible remotely via the Internet and is compliant with pertinent regulations, including CFR Part 11.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
(800) 678-5599

Microplate Washer Solutions

Configured to meet various laboratory requirements

The EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser from BioTek Instruments Inc, Winooski, Vt, may now be used for automated vacuum filtration processes with the new EL406 vacuum filtration module. The company’s line of microplate washers can now be used for automated washing of polystyrene- and magnetic bead-based assays. The washer and washer/dispenser products are configured to meet various laboratory requirements, and come equipped with easy-to-use software for unattended operation and user-defined protocols. The EL406 offers rapid 96-, 384-, and 1,536-well microplate washing along with three reagent dispensers to optimize microplate-based liquid handling processes. The solution is also robotic-compatible.

BioTek Instruments Inc
(888) 451-5171

Refrigerated, Heated Circulation Bath

Efficient temperature control

Hoefer Inc, Holliston, Mass, introduces the RCB20-PLUS refrigerated/heated circulation bath, which provides efficient temperature control for all types of electrophoresis, transfer techniques, and general laboratory applications. The unit provides temperature control in the -10°C to +100°C range, regulated to ±0.03°C. The RCB20-PLUS is 23 cm wide x 40 cm deep and is designed for continuous use. The heater wattage is 1,000 watts, and the circulation pump rate is 12L per minute. The RCB20-PLUS is outfitted with a low liquid volume sensor to prevent damage to the unit. The compressor uses R134A refrigerant and includes a sensor that identifies irregular temperatures and prevents overheating.

Hoefer Inc
(800) 227-4750

Ductless Fume Hood

Available in five standard sizes

Air Science USA, Fort Myers, Fla, introduces its Purair ECO™ line of energy-saving ductless fume hoods designed for both chemical and particulate protection over a broad range of laboratory and industrial applications. The Purair ECO is available with a choice of controllers, including the company’s new ECOair™ touch pad control with color display interface. An optional BACnet network interface connects all cabinet control, monitoring, and alarm functions to an open-source facility monitoring system. The system is based on a nonproprietary American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers-compliant protocol for green building management. The Purair ECO is available in five standard sizes from 30 inches wide to 69 inches wide.

Air Science USA
(800) 306-0656

Biological Safety Cabinet

Now available in 3- and 5-foot widths

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Waltham, Mass, has released an expanded portfolio of the Thermo Scientific 1300 Series A2 biological safety cabinets. In addition to the existing 4- and 6-foot cabinets, the 1300 Series A2 portfolio is now available in 3- and 5-foot widths. The cabinets also feature the new NSF-approved SmartPort, providing a clean, easy, and safe access port for routing vacuum tubing and cables through the side wall of the cabinet. They feature stainless steel and SmartCoat interiors and 8-inch or 10-inch work apertures. Featuring SmartFlow technology, the supply and exhaust blowers adapt in real time to provide the correct airflow parameters and maintain a safe working environment. The Digital Airflow Verification (DAVe) system monitors the pressure difference within the exhaust and downflow plenums, sounding an alarm if it varies by more than 20%.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
(800) 678-5599