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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.

Automation innovations provide twin boost for lab efficiency

Known as Crystal Farm, a new imaging system developed in the USA simplifies and automates protein crystallisation by integrating incubation at chosen temperatures together with optical imaging of the crystal growth plates at pre-scheduled...

triple detector array

Available from Viscotek, a leader in multiple detection characterisation of synthetic and natural polymers, the Model 302 triple detector array (TDA) represents the cutting edge in detector technology for pharmaceutical analysis.

"Digital automation for powerful, cost-effective production solutions"

When an Italian manufacturer of anti cancer compounds chose to update its automation systems, it turned to a supplier with a long track record of meeting FDA regulations. The result is a powerful, cost-effective solution.

Knowledge management: do not drown the enterprise in data

Knowledge is power. Nothing has changed that during the ages. However, gaining knowledge is problematic; not as a result of too little information, but by the enormous amount of information available. In our daily life we are flooded with...

LIMS system installed to improve quality control for dairy products

Freek Rooze looks at the use of a laboratory information management system for the quality control of dairy products.

A brief guide to quantitative analysis of electrophoresis gels

Dr Paul N Goulding discusses some of the important aspects of getting anumbers from pictures' ­ that is quantitative gel analysis.

centrifugation cell preparation system

The Cytocentrifuge-Cytospin 4 is a versatile processing system suitable for use in the fields of immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and in situ hybridisation, in vitro chemosensitivity and rapid viral testing.

"A first in electronic, motorised, integrated transgenic platforms"

High-precision optics and micro-tools are making manipulation on a tiny scale possible. But to simplify their task, laboratory scientists have long been demanding an automated tool that integrates microscopes with micromanipulators. A new...

Online logistics cuts time and cost involved with clinical trial shipping

As contract research organisations become increasingly involved with clinical trials, their logistics take on a new importance.A newly-launched initiative aims to reduce both the time andcost involved in this biomedical transport.

drug discovery: a range of solutions

Pharmaceutical companies are currently facing the challenge of significantly increasing the number of NCEs to sustain profitability and investor confidence. This directly impacts on HTS, as this process is at the centre of lead discovery in...

Use of fluorescent dyes increases in development of peptide products

Dr. David Woodhouse looks at a range of peptide productsto design and satisfy the requirements of drug discoveryand development activities.

Centrifugation cell preparation system

The Cytocentrifuge-Cytospin 4 is a versatile processing system suitable for use in the fields of immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and in-situ hybridisation, in vitro chemosensitivity and rapid viral testing.

Monitor can be located 250 metres from base station

The MLS2000, from Monitherm Ltd, is based around an industrial PC with a current maximum of 128 radio transmitter sensors which can be located up to 250 metres from the base station.

Advances in the automated image analysis of particles and cells

Particle shape and function are intimately linked. However, because of the lack of a universal shape analysis technique, the exact relationship between the two has been hard to define. As David Higgs explains, new technology is now likely...

Environmental impact: the challenge for base station roll-out

Mobile operators carry signals to a handset through the airwaves via a network of base station sites, full of antennas and equipment. Next-generation mobile networks will demand far more such base stations, bringing with them a host of...

Power transformer design site demonstrates benefits of software automation

A new website to help engineers accelerate and improve the design of electrical power transformers and AC line reactors has been launched by Cobham Technical Services.

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