The Asynt DrySyn MULTI KIT - clean and safe heating block system

The DrySyn MULTI from Asynt converts any standard hotplate stirrer into a high performance reaction block accommodating three round-bottomed flasks or up to 12 reactions in tubes or vials. For more click HERE.

EHEDG certified pinch valves with EPDM sleeve for CIP / SIP Cleaning

AKO has passed the certification Type EL - Class I, Type EL aseptic – Class I of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group EHEDG for its new air-operated pinch valves series VMCE.

The highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness are increasingly important in many areas of food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Frequent product changes and difficult product features require regular wet cleaning. Since pinch valves are often installed in hard-to-reach places, manual cleaning can be very costly. A fully automatic cleaning, Cleaning in Place (CIP) saves time and money.

The new pinch valves, available in nominal sizes DN10-100 (3/8"-4"), are characterised by an easy-to-clean (CIP), sterilisable (SIP-capable) and bacteria-tight design in accordance with EHEDG certification type EL Class I and type EL ASEPTIC Class I. Furthermore, the VMCE pinch valves are piggable (RIP).

Air-operated pinch valves are the ideal solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous products. The pinch valve is being used more and more as an isolating valve or regulating valve for emulsions, sludges, dusts, gaseous materials, compressed air, powder, granulates, pellets, etc. Another advantage in the use of pinch valves compared to conventional valves such as butterfly valves or ball valves, lies in the almost wear-free and absolutely tight shut-off of the product stream.

Asynt PressureSyn - the NEW high pressure reactor with safety built in

PressureSyn, from Asynt, is a 125ml working volume high pressure reactor. Designed by chemists and engineers at the University of Nottingham (UK), PressureSyn reactors provide abtool for stirred, or non-stirred, high pressure applications including hydrogenations, carbonylations, catalyst screening and polymerisations. For more click HERE.

Genevac - EZ2 Evaporator

The EZ-2 Elite Centrifugal Evaporator, from Genevac, has been designed to provide unmatched final drying of stubborn samples and fast lyophilisation of HPLC fractions. 

Benefiting from a high performance scroll pump, that delivers deep vacuum, the EZ-2 Elite is able to routinely remove even very high boiling solvents such as DMSO and NMP.  For more, click HERE.

Video Series - Dr. Patrick Dixon (Part 1)


Video Series - Dr. Patrick Dixon (Part 2)


Video Series - Dr. Patrick Dixon (Part 3)

Part 1: Big global trends that affect even the smallest research project 

  • How the global economic situation will impact research of the future 
  • The impact changing global demographics will have on research science
  • How an ageing population will shift focus to lifestyle

Part 2: How will medical technology change the world – and thus our research?

  • How clinical medical technology will drive advances in the lab
  • Next-generation imaging and the future of microscopy
  • Pharmacogenetics and it's ethical implications

Part 3: Big global trends that affect even the smallest research project 

  • How the global economic situation will impact research of the future 
  • The impact changing global demographics will have on research science
  • How an ageing population will shift focus to lifestyle

New Flexsafe Bag Family

Sartorius has developed a new polyethylene film and bioprocessing bags to facilitate the way towards the single-use facility of the future. For more click here.

Row direction serial dilutions with the Row Dilution Plate Holder

INTEGRA has introduced a Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for its VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes. For more click HERE.

LifeECO™ PCR Thermal Cycler Demonstration

The new Bioer LifeECO gradient thermal cycler available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories brings high specifications and rapid, simple, touch-screen programming. The performance, particularly for thermal uniformity, thermal accuracy and thermal ramp rate is comparable to other more expensive PCR machines. For more information, click HERE.

Acros Organics AcroSeal™ packaging for air and moisture sensitive reagents

When using air- and moisture-sensitive solvents and reagents, it is essential that these products are not only as dry as possible when you first use them, but they should remain dry in storage as well.

Through the innovative quadrant-style screw cap and specially designed septum, AcroSeal packaging ensures that you have access to high-quality and low moisture products every use, guaranteeing improved yield and consistency of your research experiments while reducing chemical waste. For more, click HERE.

The 3D Living Heart Project Overview

According to recent research from the World Health Organization, 17.3 million people died from cardiovascular diseases globally in 2008, representing 30 per cent of all global deaths. The American Heart Association report, Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States, believes the real total direct medical costs of cardiovascular disease will reach $818.1 billion over the next three decades.

Now Dassault Systèmes has unveiled the world’s first 3D realistic simulation model of a whole human heart. 

For more, click HERE.


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