From reagents to analytical software, new techniques enhance the amplification of nucleic acids.
Researchers are intrigued by the possibilities of Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in basic science and drug development, but much work remains if expectations are to be met.
Fluidigm has announced it has developed a reusable bio-chip architecture for the commercial market. These reusable integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs) will lower SNP genotyping costs and are designed to support accelerated sample throughput.
Plant-based and algae-based biofuels are becoming more profitable than ever, leading to more green backs for opportunists of the green age.
Life science labs increase the adoption of automated liquid handling in the name of reducing cost, improving accuracy, and increasing productivity.
The classic view of cancer is that it arises from the progressive accumulation of mutations. The cancer stem cell model, however, theorizes that tumors derive hierarchically from one or more progenitor cells.
Turning glass slides into digital slides creates new analysis options.
Thermo Fisher Scientific launched a new platform for benchtop automation. Centered around the new Thermo Scientific Orbitor microplate mover and powered by the Thermo Scientific Momentum 2.0 laboratory workflow software, this automation solution offers advanced user control and standardized real-time, data-driven decision making.
Current automation projects follow two major trends: customized technologies and smaller dedicated systems. In labs from academia and industry, researchers automate an increasing number of tasks. To serve these trends, vendors face a range of challenges, such as developing software to drive sample handling.
The use of RNAi as a therapeutic approach has developed faster than anyone can imagine, but one challenge remains.
With ELYRA, Carl Zeiss is introducing a product family that allows the superresolution PAL-M and SR-SIM microscopy techniques to be comprehensively used and individually combined. This enables scientists in biomedical research to image cellular structures marked with fluorescent dyes with maximum spatial resolution below the classic diffraction limit of microscopes, i.e. under 200 nanometers.
The BioFlux System from Fluxion provides an automated, high throughput solution for live cell assays under controlled shear flow.
New, improved models of human obesity aim to improve understanding of leptin’s impact on CNS regulation of metabolism.
Researchers that use the pre-genomic tools, such as the microarray, to study modern biological problems in stem cells think so.
Phenomenex introduces Kinetex—ultra-high performance LC columns based on the company’s new core-shell silica technology. By delivering improvements in speed and separation efficiency over traditional 3- and 5-micron columns, Kinetex enables chromatographers to get performance comparable to sub-2-micron columns without investing in UHPLC systems.
New twin.tec PCR plates incorporate titanium dioxide, which gives the reaction chambers a bright white, opaque color. This results in up to a 10-fold increase in reflection of fluorescence, providing better data for applications such as low volume qPCR.
SPR-Navi provides surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy system allows in situ determination of surface confined molecular interactions.
This thermal cycler provides temperature control and uniformity and allows quick temperature changes. An intuitive interface simplifies complicated protocols. Gradient capabilities expand the use of the cycler to protocol optimization.
The C6 Flow Cytometer System, a two-laser, six-detector analytical system that fits on a bench, includes the C6 cytometer, CFlow software and a PC. It has detectors to capture both forward and side-scattered light, as well as four fluorescent detectors equipped with user-replaceable optical filters.
BioSafe Glovebox Isolator, constructed of stainless steel with smooth, ultra-clean surfaces, provides a hermetically sealed chamber for a variety of operations and is available with either a tempered glass or polycarbonate viewing window.
Pipet-Lite pipettors allow easy and rapid change of nozzle spacing from 9-14 mm (8-channel units) or 9-19 mm (6-channel units) to accommodate work processes involving different plate and tubing formats, e.g., microcentrifuge tubes, 24, 48, and 96-well plates.
Featuring single mode fiber (SMF) technology and a three-axis, automated platform, the Model 802-DAT is a high-throughput, dynamic light-scattering system that provides sensitivity, wide-range temperature control and low sample volume requirements.
The Infinium HD Human1M-Duo (two samples/chip) and the Human610-Quad (four samples/chip) feature up to 2.3 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) per BeadChip.
The BioSpectrum 800 Imaging System is a fully motorized and automated light-tight darkroom with 8.3 mega-pixel image capture capability. Fast capture time capability combines with SameSpots Analysis Software (Nonlinear Dynamics) to accelerate and simplify workflow.
FACSAria II flow cytometry system features a fluidics design that supports aseptic set-up and cleaning, nozzle sizes that allow sorting of a range of particles, and a 375 nm near UV laser option to expand the instruments range of applications.