High-efficiency laminar flow cabinets

The Purair Laminar Flow Hoods are a series of high-efficiency products designed to protect equipment and other contents of the work zone from particulates, for applications sensitive to such contamination.

Temperature control for HPLC columns

Torrey Pines Scientific has announced its new EchoTherm HPLC Column Oven Model CO20. The temperature range is from room temperature to 90°C readable and settable to 0.1°C. The PID temperature control software regulates temperatures to ±0.1°C. Temperature accuracy and stability are ±0.1°C with a stable temperature indicator lamp on the front panel that lights when the target temperature is stable to within ±0.2°C.

Advanced onboard automation for Syrris Atlas HD reactors

Syrris has upgraded the touchscreen firmware for its Atlas HD jacketed reactor systems to offer many of the advanced automation features previously only available using the system’s PC-based control software. These enhanced automation options – such as pH-controlled and temperature-dependent dosing – add to the system’s existing functionality to offer even greater flexibility in protocol design.

Environmentally friendly ductless fume hoods

The Purair ECO Series ductless fume hoods are designed to protect the user and the environment from hazardous vapours generated on the work surface. Central to the ECO Series design is the innovative Air Science Multiplex Filtration Technology and the exclusive EFT Enhanced Filtration Technology developed to assure universal protection in the work environment over the widest range of applications.

Targeting winter illness testing

R-Biopharm Rhone offers a variety of product technologies including rapid tests for pathogen detection, ELISAs and PCR assays covering respiratory, enteric, STI, transplant and microbiome targets. All assays are CE/IVD marked for clinical diagnostics use.

VERIGENE II: coming soon to Luminex

VERIGENE II is a sample-to-answer system designed for Flex testing. Luminex will be showcasing the system on its stand at next month’s IBMS Congress in Birmingham.

Compact anaerobic workstation

Don Whitley Scientific will introduce its most compact workstation yet, the Whitley A25 Anaerobic Workstation, on Stand 421 at the IBMS Congress. Small but perfectly formed, the A25 can accommodate over 200 Petri dishes. Featuring patented Instant Access Ports and an integral airlock, this workstation can also be fitted with the Whitley Anaerobic Conditions Monitoring System.

Peltier-driven chilling/heating dry bath

Torrey Pines Scientific has announced its EchoTherm Model IC20XR compact Peltier-driven, chilling/heating dry bath. It can freeze, chill or heat samples from –10°C to 110°C, and can be supplied with the broadest variety of precision-made aluminium sample blocks available.

Fingerprint-based POCT drug test

Intelligent Fingerprinting, the company behind the first portable fingerprint-based drug testing system, has launched a new drug screening test designed to meet the needs of drug rehabilitation organisations. The test is fingerprint-based, taking less than a minute to collect a fingerprint sweat samples onto the small drug screening cartridge and just ten minutes to screen for the opioid substitution drugs methadone and buprenorphine.

Monoclonal antibodies to Gardnerella

Gardnerella vaginalis is a major species present in bacterial vaginosis. It is a small Gram-variable, anaerobic coccobacillus. Overgrowth of this bacterium occurs due to an imbalance of normal vaginal flora which can result from prescription antibiotics. Microscopic evaluation often shows this bacterium associated with epithelial ‘clue cells’. Treatment with metronidazole or clindamycin is recommended.

Ceiling-mounted filtration units

The Purair SKY ceiling mounted filtration units are designed to protect laboratory personnel and the environment in areas where hazardous substances are handled. These units feature a dynamic filtration chamber with a sliding filter clamp that permits simple, quick filter changes.

First in vitro diagnostic test to target ROS1-positive lung cancers

Roche Diagnostics has launched the VENTANA ROS1 (SP384) antibody, the first and only in vitro diagnostic ROS1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay. The test detects the presence of ROS1 protein in tissue, and may be useful in identifying ROS1-positive lung cancer cases. Mutations of the ROS1 gene are present in some non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and can help indicate which patients would respond with a targeted treatment.

Gold-standard automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing

A new benchtop automated reading and incubation system is now available in Europe for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). The new instrument, from Thermo Scientific, provides microbiology laboratories with the accurate MIC results that clinicians need to confidently select an effective antibiotic for critically-ill patients while safeguarding future patient care through more successful antimicrobial stewardship.

Monoclonal antibodies to mycobacteria

ViroStat has just released two new MabyRab rabbit monoclonal antibodies that are specific for mycobacteria lipoarabinomannan (LAM). These new antibodies form a pair for the detection of LAM and are reactive with all strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis tested. They offer new tools for TB research and potential for rapid detection.

Infectious Disease Antibodies and Antigens: 2019 catalogue

ViroStat has announced the release of its 2019 Catalogue of Infectious Disease Antibodies and Antigens. This new catalogue contains over 750 products including MONOTOPE mouse monoclonal antibodies, MabyRab rabbit monoclonal antibodies, OMNITOPE polyclonal antibodies, and recombinant antigens

Cell culture microbioreactor system

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has introduced its new generation of ambr 15 cell culture automated microbioreactor system. The Generation 2 is the successor to the well-established ambr 15 cell culture system, proven in the industry to significantly reduce cell line development timelines and increase laboratory productivity. The new system offers increased flexibility and expanded capability for clone selection, media and feed optimisation, and early process development work.

Benchtop centrifuges

Labnet International has added two new benchtop centrifuges to its popular laboratory centrifuge product line. The C0226R Refrigerated Universal Microcentrifuge is a highly-efficient table top design intended for general laboratory use. The C0336 and C0336R High Performance Centrifuges’ high-speed operation expands their use to applications in molecular biology as well as basic research.

Evolved and expanded manual pipette family

Integra Biosciences has expanded the EVOLVE manual pipette range with the launch of the new 16-channel EVOLVE. Ergonomically designed to increase productivity and improve user handling, the new model is available in 10, 50 and 100 µL formats. The 16-channel option features 4.5 mm tip spacing, ideal for working with 384-well plates, reducing the number of pipetting movements, improving accuracy and increasing reproducibility.

Treponema pallidum monoclonal antibodies

Syphillis has long been a scourge of mankind. It is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, a spirochaete that cannot be cultured in vitro. Clinical symptoms include genital sores through which the organism gains access to the bloodstream and lymphatic system. In severe cases it can affect the skeletal and nervous system.

D-dimer reagent launched for haemostasis range

HORIBA UK Medical has launched a D-dimer parameter for its Yumizen G haemostasis range of instruments. The new Yumizen G DDi 2 (D-dimer) reagent kit offers a key measurement and reference exclusion test for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It can also be used for monitoring the progress and effectiveness of treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).