RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
GE Healthcare has introduced the first in its VIA Thaw series, the VIA Thaw CB1000 for thawing large volumes of cell therapies cryopreserved in cryo-bags. This range of automated dry thawing units provides users with control over the thawing of sensitive therapies, and addresses key challenges faced by cell therapy companies.
Syngene has introduced the G:BOX mini, a compact, upgradable, multi-application system for all types of gel and Western blot imaging. Featuring a motorised stage, high-performance camera and the option to add high-intensity light-emitting diode (HI-LED) lighting, this system offers the ideal solution for laboratories that need application flexibility without compromising on accuracy.
Stago UK continues to expand the range and functionality of its Max Generation series of haemostasis analysers with the STart Max, its latest semi-automated instrument. The redesigned system takes the robustness of its predecessor, the STart 4, and delivers greater functionality and practicality alongside a new, streamlined design in line with the current Max Generation family.
Stago has introduced the latest member of the Max Generation, the STA R Max2. This high-throughput system incorporates the Expert Pre-analytical Check (EPC), a special module to help detect haemolysis, icterus and lipaemia (HIL) interferences. The STA R Max2 also incorporates new single resolution pipettors (PSR) which improve precision and reduce hands-on maintenance time.
Vector Laboratories has introduced the VectaFluor Duet kit, which offers convenient, ready-to-use immunofluorescence double labelling. This new kit is ideal for use on a wide range of frozen and formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples, combining primary and secondary antibodies to streamline workflow. VectaFluor Duet includes a secondary reagent to detect mouse and rat primary antibodies with green and red DyLight fluorescent dyes and a normal blocking serum. With the kit, one protocol replaces several and reduces preparation time, in some cases by as much as a day or more.
Technidata UK provides, implements and supports a comprehensive portfolio of laboratory information management solutions (LIMS). The product range includes blood sciences, microbiology/serology, blood bank, histopathology/cytology, POCT, transplant, bio-bank and genetics modules.
Alpha Laboratories has a 40-year history of providing products that bring clinical patient benefits as well as functional and cost-saving improvements. Whether through routine blood analysis, specialist faecal immunochemical tests, calprotectin or microbiology assays, Alpha offers solutions and support to suit individual needs.
SUEZ Water UK has launched an innovative new laboratory system, designed to reduce operating costs for laboratory water purification systems. Developed as a standard benchtop unit, the new Select edi 60 combines double-pass reverse osmosis (RO) and electrodeionisation (EDI) technologies in a single compact system. This approach eliminates the need for conditioning cartridges and carbon dioxide pretreatment filters, reduces total dissolved solids (TDS) and offers significantly improved energy efficiency.
Veolia Water Technologies’ PURELAB Chorus range of laboratory water purifiers provides a scalable and versatile solution to all laboratory water requirements. Compact and high performing, the Chorus can be configured with state-of-the-art technologies to deliver the correct water quality where it is needed.
A new automated, high-performance cell washer enables precise, thorough, reproducible and rapid blood cell washing of up to 24 tubes in a three-minute run. Fully automated, the Thermo Scientific CW3 Cell Washer has been engineered to combine the benefits of efficient performance with user-friendly design and safe operation. Users can select one of the preset programs that have been designed to run in automatic mode, accelerate blood cell washing cycles and achieve significant time savings, while allowing for maximum ease of use and sample safety.
Tecan’s Infinite 200 PRO series of multimode microplate readers has been updated to include a number of new options and configurations designed to provide flexible and user-friendly solutions for entry-level research applications.
Synbiosis has announced that UNISTAT bioassay analysis software has been integrated for use with the ProtoCOL 3 colony counting and inhibition zone measuring system. UNISTAT’s Analysis of Bioassays module will allow scientists a quick and easy method of analysing ProtoCOL 3 data to generate accurate antibiotic and vaccine potency results.
Olympus has released version 1.17 of cellSens, its life science imaging software, which features an automatic object tracking function. The software can adapt to different scenarios, such as samples containing fast-moving objects or growing cells, while precise manual tracking is also possible. Measured objects are reported as track diagrams, tables and images, offering a range of possibilities to analyse, present and export results.
Irvine Scientific has expanded its line of products supporting stem and immunological cell therapies with the introduction of PRIME-XV Haematopoietic Cell Basal Medium. This new formulation follows other media in the PRIME-XV range as it is another serum-free, xeno-free basal medium that specifically supports robust expansion of haematopoietic progenitors while maintaining their multipotency, or functional properties needed for cell-based therapies.
The MDx Idylla platform from Biocartis is a fully automated sample-to-result, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from virtually any biological sample in virtually any setting.
The latest developments in Sterilab’s urinalysis product portfolio include the latest software version of the Urilyzer 100 Pro with new connectivity capability, Urilyzer SED – automating the gold standard in urine sediment microscopy, and Urilyzer 500 – a new high-throughput test strip analyser.