Biohit, Neptune, NJ, introduces its new ErgoTubes, microtubes designed with a patented flip cap, which helps reduce strain and effort during use. ErgoTubes are RNase, DNase, and Pyrogen-Free, and come in eight different colors, including clear. Sizes range from 0.5 to 2.0 mL. All tubes are packaged in tamper-evident resealable bags for user protection as well as sample protection. The tubes are ideal for centrifugation, sample preparation, or storage. Made from virgin polypropylene, they feature a frosted area for marking on both the cap and the side of the vial.
Xylene, strong solvent resistant
Current Technologies, Crawfordsville, Ind, offers benchliners with bright orange plastic backing, which prevent leakage of xylene and xylene substitutes, acetone, ketones, alcohol, and formalin to counters. The orange polyethylene backing has two layers so microbes do not leak through pinholes in the plastic.
The orange barrier layer will not flake off, and the white absorbent side is available in two different absorbencies. They are available in 11 x 16 inches, 16 x 16 inches, and other sizes. Free samples are available.
Hot Hand Protector
No-slip grip mitt
The Hot Hand® Protector, a no-slip grip mitt from Bel-Art Products, Pequannock, NJ, is now available in lime green, red, and sky blue. It is used for handling objects such as beakers, flasks, and bottles at extreme hot or cold temperatures. The mitt comes in one size, 10 x 19 cm (3 7/8 x 7 ½ inches) with a quick fit pocket at each end—one for the thumb and one for the other fingers. Concaved tipped studs on the surface provide a secure grip. Made of silicone rubber, it can withstand temperatures as high as 260°C (500°F) and remains flexible at temperatures as low as -57°C (-70°F).
Bath Armor Beads
Replace water and ice in the lab
Lab Armor™, San Antonio, introduces its new Bath Armor™ eco-friendly and low-maintenance metallic beads that replace water in water baths, aluminum blocks in dry baths, and ice in ice buckets. Ideal for lab use, the beads reduce the risk of contamination, the need to regularly change water, and the need for ice machines. The beads can thaw, warm, and chill samples with high thermal efficiency, while avoiding common temperature fluctuations caused by evaporation. The beads can be used from -80ºC to more than 350°C for a broad range of uses, and can be purchased separately for use with existing temperature-controlled equipment or used with the company’s Bead Baths™, Walkabout™ trays, StayTemp™ trays, and Cool Beans™ Chill Buckets, which allow labs to go completely water and ice free.
Extended Safety Cabinet Warranty
Select NuAire models covered up to 5 years
Class II Type A2 Energy Saving biological safety cabinets from NuAire, Plymouth, Minn, now include a 5-year limited warranty in the United States and Canada. The company guarantees each LabGard ES or CellGard ES Type A2 biological safety cabinet as free from defects in materials and workmanship and will repair or replace any factory part or materials found to be defective FOB its factory within 5 years from the date of purchase. The company will also replace a biosafety cabinet’s high-efficiency particulate air filter at no cost if it is leaking, damaged, or requires extensive repair within 60 months from the date of purchase.
ELISA and Instant ELISA Application Guide
Facilitate the search for analytes
Bender MedSystems, Vienna, Austria, has compiled a new ELISA and Instant ELISA® Application Guide. The 68-page guide gives users insight into the multiple functions of a large number of different analytes. The new application guide comprises well-established research fields such as airway inflammation, apoptosis, bone biology, cardiovascular disorders, cell stress, diabetes, inflammation, sepsis, Th17 cells, and different autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Additionally, more specific topics such as immune regulation, atopic dermatitis, lymphoma, and preeclampsia are discussed.
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