APPLICATION-BASED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE
OHAUS Corp, Parsippany, NJ, introduces the NTEP Certified and Measurement Canada Approved Analytical and Precision Explorer® Balances. The OHAUS Explorer benefits from a platform that combines practical modular construction with intuitive software. The application-based graphical user interface complements the balance’s ease of use, while an advanced antistatic draftshield and enhanced weighing performance strike a balance between cutting-edge technology and functional design. Additional standard features include newly optimized linearity, repeatability specifications, and enhanced vibration filtering for better balance stability. Explorer also comes standard with AutoCal, an automatic internal calibration, which allows the balance to automatically calibrate itself when it senses a change in the environment large enough to affect weighing results. It also features a large color touchscreen display and icon-driven application software, featuring 14 unique application modes.
PRODUCES DNA SAMPLES FOR GENETIC TESTING
AvanSci Bio, Salt Lake City, offers the MESO-1, a new device designed to effectively produce DNA samples for genetic testing from slide-mounted tissue samples. The MESO-1 consists of three basic parts: an instrument that resembles a small milling machine equipped with a joystick and digital microscope for controlling the milling process; a specialized consumable mill bit called the xScisor; and computer software for annotating images and pinpointing a tissue section to be collected. The xScisor mills the tissue from the slide surface while simultaneously dispensing and aspirating fluid to recover the displaced tissue fragments. The tissue fragments are then recovered for further testing.