CRAIC Technologies introduced the automated version of its flagship product: The 20/30 Perfect Vision UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometer. This system is designed to be fully programmable with touchscreen controls so that it can automatically analyze microscopic samples with UV-visible-NIR spectroscopy and microscopy.
BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), launched the BD LSRFortessa X-20 Cell Analyzer, the latest in its line of research flow cytometers. 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).
The A700 High Throughput Hotel (HTH) is the latest addition to the Stratedigm automation family. The A700 is a high-speed microplate mover offering proven, reliable performance with flexible plate handling.
Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) launched the new CytoSure Consortium Cancer +SNP array (4x180k). The array allows the simultaneous detection of copy number variation (CNV) and loss of heterozygosity (LOH), with a SNP resolution that enables reporting of LOH at 10Mb.
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.
Sartorius has launched a user-friendly, highly accurate standard laboratory balance on the market: Quintix. Its intuitive operating design guides users fast with fail-safe confidence through the many weighing applications built into the balance, helping to enhance laboratory workflows.
Enzo Life Sciences has expanded its offering of products for oxidative stress research with the addition of the Cyto-ID Hypoxia/Oxidative Stress Detection Kit and Mito-ID O2 and pH Sensor Probes. These assays provide unique and time-saving solutions to enable accurate profiling of hypoxia, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial dysfunction related to oxidative stress.
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 has miniaturized and simplified the power of flow cytometry. This ultra sleek, small benchtop system uses multiparametric fluorescent detection of individual cells via microcapillary flow technology, enabling highly sensitive and rapid measurement of cell parameters using minimal cell numbers.
PerkinElmer announced enhancements for its Operetta High Content Imaging System, designed to improve the ability of scientists to perform live cell assays with higher throughput, to help foster a better understanding of normal and aberrant cellular behavior. The latest version of Operetta's software, Harmony 3.5, enables scientists to track individual cells.
Hamilton Robotics launched a new module for the Microlab STAR workstation that automates Enzyme-linked immunoabsorbant assays (ELISAs). Scalability of ELISA assays can be complex for high throughput labs and they face the challenge of processing several plates in parallel with multiple time sensitive steps.
The BULLET BLENDER Gold from Next Advance is designed for homogenizing samples while keeping them near 4°C. The latest addition to the family of Bullet Blenders, the Gold uses patented striking technology to enable thorough, consistent homogenization while dry ice cooling keeps samples cold.
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, through a partnership with Illumina, offers automated methods to improve processes and throughput in next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation. Under the agreement, Beckman Coulter will use its experience in automated NGS sample preparation to develop, distribute and support automation for Illumina’s TruSeq and Nextera sample preparation kits and Illumina will provide technical expertise on chemistry and protocols.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech introduces its first smartphone application (App) for the Sartobind membrane adsorber portfolio. The Sartobind App provides mobile users with selection and training tools to complement the product portfolio, and provides links to all the literature available in the digital library.
The CM-10MP mini viewing cabinet from Spectronics is designed for laboratory applications requiring high-contrast fluorescence analysis. Weighing 4 lbs. (1.8 kg), it can be carried from place to place.