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Unique automated microplate mover

The Orbitor RS is a high-speed microplate mover offering proven, reliable performance with totally flexible plate handling.

Rapid mouse-monoclonal isotyping kits

Iso-Gold is a rapid-format isotyping kit that reduces the labour of the traditional ELISA protocol from a day-and-a-half procedure to a 5-minute assay.

Uniform and precise cooling of cellular samples

The mechanically refrigerated Bio-Cool provides a reliable, safe and quiet alternative to controlled-rate freezers that utilise liquid nitrogen as the refrigerant.

Hydrocarbon in Water Analyser

The ability to analytically quantify highly reactive volatile organic compounds in water is greatly enhanced with the Sample Transfer...

Synthesis systems for chemistry & process development

Radleys has chosen the forthcoming ACHEMA 2009 exhibition to launch a new generation of laboratory synthesis systems designed to enable chemists and process development engineers to get more for less.

Better process control

Scientists have developed an effective laser based method for the characterisation of the bulk chemical content of pharmaceutical capsules - without opening the capsules.

Sensitive drug discovery

Dynamic light scattering (DLS) technologies are evolving as critical automated tools in drug discovery because it is non-invasive,...

Overcoming daunting business challenges of a LIMS migration

To migrate or not to migrate? That is the question every laboratory information management system (LIMS) system administrator must face at some time or another.

New DNA sequencing

US company Solexa has completed its first genome sequence, that of the virus Phi-X174. The company announced complete genome coverage.

Syphilis diagnostic test ato ease microbiology laboratory workload'

One of the UK Government's goals for improving the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infection (STI) is to reduce waiting time.

ACherry-picking' clones

Genetix Limited has announced the launch of QPDisplay ­ a dedicated picking and library management system that increases productivity by improving the reliability, precision and accuracy of the phage display process.

Blood biomarkers discovered for Alzheimer's disease

PerkinElmer Inc and Predictive Diagnostics Inc, a subsidiary of Large Scale Biology Corporation, have found a series of biomarkers that appear to differ in persons with Alzheimer's Disease compared with persons without cognitive impairment,...

Scientists annouce world's most sensitive cancer test

Speaking at the Institute of Physics conference Physics 2005 in the UK recently today, scientists revealled a new test for cancer, more sensitive than any existing technique and capable of predicting for the first time whether a tumour has...

European initiatives improve the dissemination of bioinformatics

BioModels, the world's first database of annotated biological models, is the result of a collaborative project led by the European Bioinformatics Institute and the SBML Team, an international group that develops opensource standards to...

Integrated microfluidic assay system procedures

Available from Tecan Europe the LabCD reduces all of the requisite steps for a wide variety of separation and assay procedures from a macro to a micro scale integrating them into a single low-cost disposable device.

Information technology helps streamline business process

In an era of increased competitiveness, economic uncertainty, ever-increasing regulation and global turmoil, companies are striving to continually improve operational efficiency. Many are looking to information technology for clues.

Automation dna typing system for national forensic databank

Tecan has signed an agreement with the South African Police Service to supply, install and provide customer support for its fully automated forensic DNA typing system. They will play a central role in South Africa's DNA databank.

Advanced robotic workstations aid pioneering child DNA study

Dr Bill Bradbury reports on the implementation of two special robotic workstations to help maintain and analyse the DNA.

web services framework

LIMS provider Starlims Corporation has released an integrated web services framework, a web service software application, whose public interfaces are described using XML allowing other software systems to control it.

Advances in microarray technology speed research

Gene expression, the study of gene activity in cells to understand the genetic causes of disease, is revolutionising drug research and aiding in the treatment of conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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