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Queensgate Instruments 40 year anniversary

2019 marks the 40th anniversary for Queensgate Instruments, founded in 1979 by Ken Reay, Jim Ring, Tom Hicks, Paul Atherton and Martyn Wells. The first product was made in the start-up year - the FPI Optics, which was to make servo stabilised Fabry-Perot Interferometers for use on large scale telescopes in astronomy.




New high-performance PACE SNP assays

High-performance, cost-effective PACE SNP assays will lower the cost and improve the reliability of SNP or indel screening



Molecular 'clutch' puts infection-fighting cells into gear

International team including University of Warwick scientists identifies proteins that drive activation of our immune response: adaptor proteins act as a 'clutch' to move clusters of proteins within cells



Maintaining integrity of biological assays

The DrySyn ChilliBlock from Asynt allows users to undertake sensitive biological assays in a temperature-controlled manner, vastly reducing the risk of expensive biological samples, reagents or enzymes degrading due to adverse temperature conditions



Filtration units protect lab personnel

The Purair Sky ceiling-mounted filtration units are designed to protect laboratory personnel and the environment in areas where hazardous substances are handled



New hygienic furniture

Hygienic furniture specialist Teknomek has updated its full range of light duty tables. The 'standard' line replaces the previous generation, which are still available under the new designation of work benches



Modular bioreactor vessel launched

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international partner of the biopharmaceutical industry, has launched a new vessel for its ambr 250 modular benchtop automated mini bioreactor system



Enhanced and expanded imaging

Olympus' slim LED transmitted light illumination base with turret system and LED light source brings enhanced imaging with improved colour and brightness to SZX2/SZ2 Stereo and MVX10 Macro-Zoom microscopes



State-of-the-art cleanroom project complete

Production of new anti-cancer drugs at ADC Bio's North Wales manufacturing plant has been boosted following completion of a new cleanroom facility, designed and built by WHP



CAR-T cell range expands

AMS Bio announces new CAR-T cells, engineered CAR-T target cells, PBMC, cell media and activation beads in response to the rapid growth in research on the therapeutic uses of CAR-T cells



Partnership to enhance pharma drug development

Olympus Europe and Cytosurge partner to enhance pharma drug development and single cell research



Agilent to acquire BioTek

Agilent Technologies has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately owned BioTek Instruments for US$1.165 billion



Breakthrough blood test launched

New blood test to accurately detect the presence of clinically significant prostate cancer now available



Improved polysaccharide characterisation

Postnova Analytics reports on a new method for the accurate molecular weight determination of complex polysaccharides (Chitosans) using asymmetric flow field flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) and differential refractive index (RI) detectors



High-performance fluid collection vent

Working closely with a medical device manufacturer, Porvair Sciences has developed a high-performance fluid collection vent for a surgical suction cannister using its Vyon porous plastic



New scratch assay starter kit

BioTek Instruments continues to enhance cell biology workflows with the introduction of the Scratch Assay Starter Kit for use with its Lionheart Automated Cell Imagers and CytationCell Imaging Multi-Mode Readers



New addition to cellular analysis portfolio

Sartorius has launched the iQue3, which is designed to provide fully automated processing and analysis for flow cytometry workflows, taking users from samples to actionable answers faster than ever before



New initiative to support innovation

Elsevier’s The Hive launches new initiative to support engineering and technology innovation. Application process for innovation hub now open for engineering-intensive companies



Enhanced stability testing with LIMS

A new stability analytics capability has been introduced for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics



AI meets live cell imaging

The Olympus scanR 3.1 high-content screening station uses the power of AI to carry out groundbreaking analyses of live cells ­ analyses that until recently seemed impossible



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