Bar coding system
Tharo Systems, Inc, Brunswick, Ohio, has released the Easylabel® 5 Platinum bar code labeling software, which provides a collection of tools for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, including additional security and user rights, user logs, and audit trail options. The tools will allow users to set up a compliant system based on a company’s internal requirements and those of the FDA. A free demo is available for download at the company’s Web site.
Tharo Systems Inc
Water purification system
Millipore Corp, Billerica, Mass, presents the new Elix® Advantage water purification system, which provides high-quality pure water that comes straight from the tap. The modular, easily adaptable system can be either bench-integrated or wall-installed. The system’s E-POD® water dispenser unit enables pressurized, pure water dispensing. As many as three E-POD units per system can be connected for manual and volumetric dispensing at flow rates of up to 2 L per minute. A range of point-of-use filters exists to adapt the E-POD units for use with specific applications. The Elix Advantage system is designed to meet or exceed requirements as described by ISO® 3696 (Grade 2 water) and ASTM® D1193 (Type II resistivity and TOC Table I specifications).
Criterion Stain Free Imaging System
For detection and quantitation of proteins
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc, Hercules, Calif, has launched the Criterion Stain Free™ imaging system, which is designed to enable stain-free detection and quantitation of proteins. The system enables scientists to bypass the staining and destaining steps of SDS-PAGE and visualize protein samples in 2¼ minutes after electrophoresis. In addition, it captures digital images of gels to make record keeping easy and gel drying obsolete. The system consists of a new formulation of Criterion precast gels, a Criterion Stain Free imager, and Image Lab™ software.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
Enhanced UV-Visible Spectrophotometer Web Tool
For easy products and accessories browsing
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Waltham, Mass, has made a new version of its interactive spectrophotometer Web-based tool available. The tool has been updated to provide additional product and accessory solutions to UV-Visible customers. The new Web selector guide allows current and prospective customers in the life science, pharmaceutical, material science, and general laboratory markets to effectively select an appropriate UV-Vis spectrophotometer to match their laboratory requirements. Now featured are the Evolution™ 60 1.0 bandwidth instrument and the NanoDrop™ 1000 and 8000 spectrophotometers. For customers with specific application and technical questions, a straightforward contact form is provided.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Dialysis with 100% sample recovery
G-Biosciences, St Louis, introduces its new dialysis device, the Tube-O-DIALYZER™, which performs efficient dialysis and 100% sample recovery even if the sample precipitates. The device, which comes in a tube format, performs sample recovery when placed in a centrifuge and spun to the bottom of the tube. The device also does not require the use of specialized loading devices, syringes, or needles, and is available in two sizes: the Micro unit, which allows dialysis of 20-µL to 250-µL samples, and the Medi unit, which is optimized for 200-µL to 2.5-mL samples. Both samples are available with membranes with molecular weight cutoff (MWCO) of 1 kDa, 4 kDa, 8 kDa, 15 kDa, and 50 kDa.
Alarm signals unsafe airflow
The New DWS range of Downflow Workstations from Air Science USA, Fort Myers, Fla, gives the operator safety where routine work is being carried out. These units operate at low noise levels and do not exhaust expensive conditioned and/or heated air into the atmosphere. The workstations have been specifically designed to provide a small bench-mounted unit with unrestricted access for those operations that are difficult to perform in a conventional fume hood. To provide additional protection, the downflow action takes the contaminated air away from the operator, and an alarm will sound when the airflow falls to an unacceptable level. The main filter can be chosen from 14 different types of carbon, which include speciality media for vapors of organics, solvents, acids, mercury, and formaldehyde.
Air Science USA
Vacuette Quickshield Complete Plus
Greiner Bio-One, Frickenhausen, Germany, introduces its Vacuette® Quickshield Complete Plus, a completely assembled safety holder with the Visio Plus Multi-Sample Needle for blood collection. The device contains a “flash” window that provides visual confirmation when a vein has been successfully penetrated, helping to eliminate potential discomfort from needle manipulation.
BioTek Instruments, Winooski, Vt, introduces its BioStack™ Microplate Stacker with Rotational Wrist. This new stacker is designed for enhanced flexibility, customizable automation, and broad compatibility in microplate-based applications. The BioStack’s integrated rotational wrist accommodates instrument carriers with both landscape and portrait orientations, enabling the instrument’s keypad and display to remain positioned for unimpaired access. This feature provides greater compatibility with the company’s other products as well as third-party microplate instruments. New 50-microplate storage stacks or the originally designed 30-microplate stacks may be selected to accommodate individual throughput needs. An optional bar code scanner is also available.
Ohaus, Pine Brook, NJ, offers the Discovery series of semimicro and analytical balances for applications that require precise measurement. They are available in four analytical models with a FineRange™ model featuring semimicro readability. For added balance, stability, and accuracy, the balances’ glass and steel construction resist the effects of static and corrosion resistance helps extend the product’s life. They also feature a stainless steel weighing platform, an integral weigh-below hook for density or specific gravity determination, an in-use cover, a stability indicator, mechanical and software overload/underload protection, an AC adapter, user-selectable span calibration points, multiple weighing units, user-selectable printing options, and a software lockout menu.