Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. launched the QX200 Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) system, the second generation of the company's ddPCR technology. The system is the only digital PCR system that works with EvaGreen and TaqMan hydrolysis probes (reagents that are used with the instrument) to provide users more flexibility in the design of their digital PCR experiments.
Adopting a standard ANSI / SLAS footprint, INTEGRA 384-well reagent reservoirs (100ml) are fully compatible with all liquid handling systems including the company’s VIAFLO 384 handheld multichannel electronic pipette. 384 individual pyramidal indentations in each reagent reservoir allow maximum liquid recovery when using a VIAFLO 384 electronic pipette as well as other platforms.
Tecan offers the TouchTools PCR Wizard, an add-on to Freedom EVOware offering automation of PCR reaction set-up on Freedom EVO platforms. This new tool simplifies the set-up of applications—including end-point, real-time and multiplex PCR, sequencing, genotyping and gene expression, as well as pathogen and mutagenesis detection.
MagSi-DNA cleanFIX from AMSBIO offers a solution for purifying DNA fragments, removing all unwanted side products and reagents, such as single nucleotides, terminator dyes, primers and primer dimers, enzymes, buffers, and salts.
Bio-Rad Laboratories offers a ddPCR library quantification kit for Illumina TruSeq sample preparation protocols. Used with Bio-Rad's QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system, the kit offers researchers a way to precisely and directly measure amplifiable library concentrations.
The Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system combines its three mass analyzers—quadrupole, Orbitrap, and linear ion trap—in a novel “Tribrid” architecture that offers depth of analysis of complex biological samples.
CORTECS Columns from Waters Corporation are new 1.6 micron solid-core UltraPerformance LC Columns that set a new standard in LC column performance. The higher efficiency brought with the columns allows laboratories to produce greater amounts of information faster with every chromatographic separation.
Torrey Pines Scientific offers the EchoTherm HPLC Column Heater Model CO20. The temperature range is from room temperature to 90.0°C readable and settable to 0.1°C. The PID temperature control software regulates temperatures to ±0.1°C. Temperature accuracy and stability are ±0.1ºC with a stable temperature indicator lamp on the front panel that lights when the target temperature is stable to within ±0.2ºC.
ViroStat has released a broadly reactive monoclonal antibody that reacts with many Enteroviruses. This new pan-reactive monoclonal antibody is positive for all 27 Enteroviruses tested to-date. ViroStat has also released specific monoclonal antibodies to EV70 (conjunctivitis) and EV71 (hand, foot and mouth disease).
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and an Import Medical Device Registration Certificate from the China Food and Drug Administration for the in vitro diagnostic use of the Navios flow cytometry system.
VersaComp Antibody Capture Bead kits from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences are designed to set compensation for multicolor flow cytometry experiments by allowing researchers to utilize the same reagents used in their experiments.
The Muse Cell Analyzer from EMD Millipore uses multiparametric fluorescent detection of individual cells via microcapillary flow technology, enabling highly sensitive and rapid measurement of cell parameters using minimal cell numbers—in a smaller footprint than typical benchtop cell analyzers and standard flow cytometers.
Realtime Stain from Biophoretics is a single step coomassie like pre-electrophoresis protein stain that allows visualizing the separation as it occurs; in real time. The stain irreversibly binds amine groups coloring the proteins deep blue with little to no gel background; providing detection sensitivity as low as 50ng.
The Attune Acoustic Focusing Flow Cytometer from Life Technologies Corporation is designed to deliver higher sensitivity. The cytometer can maintain precise alignment, even at sample rates of up to 1 mL/minute. Alternatively, the cytometer has a slower rate to collect more photons when analyzing dim signals, which translates to better separation and better clarity of results.
BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), offers the BD LSRFortessa X-20 Cell Analyzer. The analyzer delivers high-performance multicolor analysis with a compact footprint measuring 30" x 29" (76.2 X 73.7 cm) and a height of 30" (76.2 cm).