Category Archives: Laboratory Automation

Analytik Jena Presented SmartExtraction for DNA Isolation

Analytik Jena presented at Analytica the automated DNA extraction method SmartExtraction. The new system combines a patented extraction chemistry (DC-technology) and an intelligent pipette tip, eliminating the need for extra materials or specialized equipment like centrifuges, vacuum stations or magnets. The DC-Technology doesn’t need phenol/chloroform, ion exchanger,  spin-filter columns or silica or magnetic particle suspension.  […]

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Phasefocus Introduces the Livecyte Kinetic Cytometer

Phasefocus has announced the launch of the Livecyte Kinetic Cytometer, an innovative live cell imaging system for the observation of cell phenotype and kinetics. Individual cells and cell populations can be followed without labeling, and several fluorescent measurements can be done for different drug treatments or cell types in a single experiment. The Livecyte technology allows label-free, non-invasive tracking […]

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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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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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Super-Resolution Microscopy to Diagnose Rare Platelet Disorder

A team of scientists led by a research group at University College London have developed a super-resolution microscopy method to diagnose a rare bleeding disease. The new method is more accessible and allows a more accurate diagnosis of platelet disorders. The results were published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Platelets are blood components that adhere to […]

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DNA/RNA Isolation by Magnetic Separation: Chemagic 360

PerkinElmer has launched the Chemagic 360 instrument for automated nucleic acid isolation from blood, saliva or plasma. The Chemagic can work with a wide range of volumes (10 µl-10 ml) and throughputs (1-96 samples per run). It has a compact design (80 x 80 x 90 cm L/W/H) and can be integrated with liquid handling […]

Patient iP Secures $2 Million Investment

Patient Identification Platform (PatientiP), a provider of clinical trial matching technology, has obtained $2 million in a Series A investment round. The company aims to facilitate the recruitment of individuals for clinical trials, which has become increasingly difficult due to complicated selection criteria, enrollment procedures and timelines. It is calculated that 50% of clinical trials […]

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Nanopore Diagnostics Raises $600000 to Develop the iNDxer

American startup Nanopore Diagnostics has raised $600000 to develop The iNDxer, a device to detect bacterial infections. The money, provided by the Missouri Technology Corporation and other minor investors, will be allocated to conduct clinical trials that will validate the use of the Nanopore Diagnostics’ device by physicians. Nanopore Diagnostics CEO Tom Cohen was mistakenly […]