New 33 mm Sample Preparation Millex syringe filters with low-protein-binding Durapore membrane are optimized for preparing 10 to 100 ml of protein-containing aqueous and mild organic solutions prior to instrument analysis.
Vented closures are now available for all NALGENE sterile disposable flasks. The closures, made of HDPE, feature a 0.2 μm hydrophobic PTFE membrane that provides sterile gas exchange for shaker and suspension cell culture.
The Upchurch Scientific brand of nonmetallic, biocompatible in-line check valves has been expanded. These PEEK polymer inlet and outlet check valves offer the backflow protection along with added biocompatibility and chemical resistance benefits.
Cellmate II portable serological pipettor is powered by a Lithium Ion battery with a lifetime guarantee. Available in 5 color options, the pipettor includes a table stand, wall mount, universal power supply and plug adapters for international use.
RoboFlask cell culture vessels fit in a standard microplate footprint. The flask provides greater than 20% additional cell growth area over a 75 cm 2 flask. The vessel is designed for fully integrated cell culture instrumentation such as the Tecan Cellerity System.
The V200 Stroke Rate Controller controls all FMI V-Series Variable Speed Metering Pumps. Pump speed settings can be adjusted either manually in 0.1% increments using an on-board digital potentiometer, or through an electronic 4-20 mA interface.
Culture cells on up to 4 slides at the same time with quadriPERM, which is offered for applications requiring culture of cells on industry standard size (26 × 76 mm) slides. A must for every lab handling cells on slides, the design facilitates media exchange, fixing, staining and even transport.
SofTouch Electronic Pipettes perform multiple liquid handling functions, including pipetting, reverse pipetting, multiple dispensing, sequenced dispensing, diluting, and mixing.
Mechanical pipettors m LINE (Biohit) pipettors feature low pipetting and tip ejection forces, light weight and ergonomic design. The units can be completely autoclaved, and tip cone filters prevent the contamination of the pipettor and samples.
Eppendorf Research Pro single and multichannel pipettes offer a variety of programmable application parameters. Display screen is set at a 45° angle for easy reference during use. All buttons and controls are large and accessible.
The Labcyte® Echo 550 compound reformatter performs direct microplate-to-microplate transfers of droplets down to 5 nl (CV 5-50 nl <8%; 5-50 nl. "Touchless" transfer technology is based on focused acoustic energy.
The Drummond Pipet-Aid Elite facilitates fast, accurate, pipetting and allows easy, comfortable operation. The lightweight Elite features intuitive user-friendly programming functions and "Easy Touch" buttons.
By Mark Terry The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is starting a new guidance initiative for the co-development of pharmacogenomic-based therapeutic drugs.
By Mark Terry Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill., and Celera Genomics, Rockville, Md., have announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize potential cancer treatments.
By Mark Terry On July 1, 2004, Charles River Laboratories International Inc., Wilmington, Mass., and Inveresk Research Group Inc., Cary, N.C., announced approval of a merger.