Category Archives: Equipment

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A More Precise Nanopore Sequencer Based on Polymer-Tagged Nucleotides

Researchers from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed an advanced real-time, single-molecule nanopore sequencer. In collaboration with Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the engineers built an electronic DNA sequencer with better resolution than current nanopore devices. The study was published in the journal PNAS. Genome sequencing has allowed […]

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CellSimple Cell Analyzer Launched by Cell Signaling Technology

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) presented the CellSimple Cell Analyzer at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting celebrated this month in New Orleans, Louisiana. The CellSimple Cell Analyzer was designed in collaboration with ORFLO Technologies, who are the sole manufacturers. CellSimple is a benchtop instrument for cell and bead-based assays that combines fluorescence and […]

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FDA Allows Release of HIV Diagnostic Device

The medical technology company Beckton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell the FACSPresto™ and the FACSPresto™ CD4/Hb Cartridge, two systems designed to detect lymphocytes and hemoglobin in HIV/AIDS patients’ blood. The FACSPresto system is a 6 kg fluorescent imaging cytometer and absorbance spectrometer that obtains absolute […]

SCIEX X500R QTOF System

SCIEX Presents High-Resolution Mass Spectrometer

SCIEX will present the  X500R QTOF System at ArabLab (March 20-23, 2016). The new high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) instrument has been designed taking into account the input of professionals from routine food, forensics and environment labs. The new system has improved balance, scalability and productivity. HRMS systems are typically complicated to operate, with cumbersome interfaces and […]

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Leica and the Biomedical Center (BMC) in Munich Open Bioimaging Center

Leica Microsystems and the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich have announced the opening of the Leica Bioimaging Center, a core facility at the BMC for the use of bioimaging in applied cell research. Leica will use the premises as a reference and demo center. The new facilities are aimed to foster collaboration between microscope developers […]

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New Environmental Chambers by Thermo Scientific

Thermo Scientific has released a range of chambers with a unique airflow system that regulates environmental conditions above and below room temperature. The chambers are designed to test drug stability and shelf-life, study insects or to store reagents. The new range includes three environmental chambers. Two of them, available in 311 L and 821 L, are […]

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Foldscope: A Paper Microscope that Costs $1

A team of researchers from Stanford University has developed a paper microscope that costs one dollar. Foldscope is printed in a sheet of paper and is folded into a functional shape, in a process akin to origami. The device can be easily mass-produced and is aimed to democratize science education and to provide a diagnostic tool […]

Olympus CKX53

Olympus Launches the New CKX53 Culture Microscope

Olympus has launched the CKX53 Culture Microscope. Its main features are a reliable color reproducibility, a compact design, user-friendly operation and quick cell observation thanks to a new phase contrast system. Several research fields -regenerative medicine, drug discovery- rely on continous cell culturing. During these processes, the cells have to be observed to check culture […]