PerkinElmer Inc., has launched the Frontier Infrared Spectrometer, a high performance instrument that combines best-in-class sensitivity with flexibility for many diverse sectors, from polymers and chemicals to consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.
Delivering unmatched respectability of transmission spectra, Frontier's superb sensitivity and configurability ensure superior performance in demanding applications. The modular and upgradeable platform means it can be expanded as research goals develop. Exceptional signal-to-noise ratio assures optimal spectral performance for near-, mid- and far- infrared spectroscopic analysis. The unique automated range changing capability allows multiple techniques to be utilized at the touch of a button.
New Spectrum Two
PerkinElmer Inc., is introducing Spectrum Two, a reliable infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer suitable for applications as diverse as fuel and lubricant analysis, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental and polymer analysis.
Easy to use and compact, Spectrum Two is ideal for substance identification, material qualification or concentration determination. Dedicated systems utilizing the Spectrum TouchT interface have been developed to meet the needs of application-specific analysis. Incorporating a user-friendly touch screen, Spectrum Touch allows results to be obtained faster than ever by even inexperienced users.
The instrument's low-maintenance design is intended for use by 'anyone, anywhere, anytime' - bringing the benefits of accurate and reliable high-speed FT-IR analysis to non-expert users, even in non-laboratory environments.
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3D DNA chips
Toray has launched a range of 'three dimensional' DNA chips for use in microarray analysis. According to the company, the chips suit 'low abundance targets, such as microRNAs, or troublesome samples, such as formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue specimens'. Each chip is composed of a black resin, which minimises background fluorescence. Probes are attached to three dimensional 'micro-columns' on the surface, surrounded by 'micro-beads' that can be agitated to promote even distribution of the sample during hybridisation. Toray says the chips are compatible with current array scanning methods.
Elga LabWater, a subsidiary of environmental services company Veolia, has launched the PureLab Flex 3 and 4 water purification systems. The units display temperature, time and total organic carbon in real time and remove biological impurities, such as endotoxins, ribonucleases and bacteria using the inbuilt filters.
Flir Systems is offering the Griffin 460 mobile gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) unit. The company says the Griffin 460 is the only mobile GCMS unit to combine multi-modal liquid, solid and vapour sample introduction with continuous direct air monitoring in a single system that also allows for tandem mass spectrometry. It adds that the unit is 'ideal for field-based forensics and other mobile laboratory applications'. In addition, it can be integrated into air handling systems. During continuous monitoring, the Griffin 460 can be programmed to alert the user to pre-selected chemicals for near real time detection and identification.
NanoSight has launched the NS200 nanoparticle characterisation system, which is based on the LM20 device. It uses the NanoSight 'particle-by-particle' visualisation and counting method, called nanoparticle tracking analysis. The new system has been designed to work with recognised standard operating procedures. It includes: a blue laser to improve imaging, fluorescence filters for labelled particles, an electron multiplying charge-coupled device camera and an electronic readout of the cell test temperature. In addition, the company says the laser in the NS200 is 'triggered' to reduce thermal issues and restrict photo-bleaching during fluorescence imaging.
Transmission module for food
IonSense has brought to market the Dart XZ transmission module for the analysis of food products, dietary supplements and chemicals. The device is for use with the Dart-SVP 'open air' ionisation source, which can be combined with a range of commercially available mass spectrometers. Liquid samples can be pipetted onto the 96 discrete positions of the consumable screen. The screen then just has to be positioned between the front of the Dart source and the inlet of the mass spectrometer for automated analysis. The device complements the existing experimental modules designed for the Dart technology.
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3D DNA chips
Elga Lab Water
Lab water specialists
NS200 nanoparticle characterisation system
Dart XZ transmission module
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