Bead Array Technology Installed at the Mayo Clinic
Prospects include 43 new molecular entities
Cellon CulturSil, high yield, disposable cell culture bag with modified/textured inner silicone surface, significantly enhances both cell number and productivity while providing excellent gas transfer. The bag provides approximately 20 times more surface area than a flask with the same footprint.
Wheaton Science Products recently introduced the Micro-Stir and Biostir cell culture stirrer lines. The Micro-Stir is designed for cell culture applications as it has a stirring range of 5-175 RPM. The Biostir is more suited for bacteria or fungi as it stirs at a speed range of 150-1200 RPM.
Cup Horns produce high ultrasonic intensity without probe intrusion. These accessories can process biohazardous samples without cross-contamination or airborne pollution. Up to 8 samples can be processed simultaneously. Water can be circulated through the cup to inhibit heat build-up.
Accurately counting mammalian cells in under a minute, the NucleoCounter uses patented fluorescence technology and disposable cartridges pre-filled with a nuclei-staining dye to sample and analyze cell counts.
Pellicon XL tangential flow device from Millipore Corp. can purify and concentrate from 300 ml to 2 liters of solution down to a final volume of 20 ml.
Small Volume End-Ported BPC flexible bioprocess containers find application in product storage and delivery and collection of cells, process fluids and final product.
Sterile, flexible polyethylene terephthalate (PET) media bottles are offered for all buffer and media storage needs. Available in 100 and 500 ml sizes, the bottles are clear, can withstand multiple freeze thaw cycles, and are certified sterile, non-pyrogenic, non-cytotoxic and DNase/RNase free.
Pre-poured agar plates for use in molecular biology are packaged sterile and offer consistency from lot-to-lot. The line will include LB and LB Ampicillin Agar, as well as custom plates covering a range of media formulations and antibiotics. Each lot of plates is tested with several E. coli strains.
Criterion dehydrated microbiology culture media is formulated for solubility and milled for consistency. The product is offered in four sizes – 2 ml Mylar zipper bag; 500 gm wide mouth bottle with finger grips; and 2 and 10 kg buckets.
A Human ACE Quantikine( ELISA kit is available from R&D Systems. Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme is known for its role in blood pressure control and water and salt metabolism. ACE is also involved in immunity, reproduction and neuropeptide regulation due to its localization and specificity.
ECIS Model 1600 (Electric Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing) measurement follows the impedance of cell-coated electrodes in real-time and is non-invasive and quantitative.
New 225 cm 2 NUNC EasYFlask is equipped with a system that allows opening or closing the flask by a mere one-third turn of the cap. Maximum airflow underneath the flask optimizes temperature equilibration during incubation, even when stacked.
Miltenyi Biotec has recently introduced the MACS basic media product line comprising RPMI and DMEM with classical formulations and modifications thereof with stable glutamine. RPMI and DMEM are used for a broad spectrum of applications.