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June 15, 2015

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Imaging Systems for Biology: Responding to Multidisciplinary Needs

Advances in computer hardware and software, data storage and processing, optics, systems and instrumentation, labeling agents, and reagents have all contributed to the current surge in imaging in the life sciences.

“The widespread use of fluorescent proteins has in particular had a tremendous impact,” says Magnus Persmark, PhD, product manager at Life Technologies (Carlsbad, CA). “We have had leapfrogging in these various areas, for example bioinformatics, reagents, and instrumentation.”

Continuous improvement has been driven by translational and interdisciplinary research that defines modern biology. Rare is the biologist who can make a career from one type of project. Even rarer is remaining within one well-defined area, say, transcription in lower organisms. As biological complexity has revealed itself, imaging tools have kept up. “We now have the technologic foundation to explore connectivities on a cellular and multicellular level in ways that we have never had before,” Persmark adds. “We’re able to visualize complex cell models, spheroids, mixed cell populations, and stem cells, with the ability to label cells and components, their structure and function, and follow that in time and space.”

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Product of Interest

Labnet ProBlot™ 25 and 25XL

The Labnet ProBlot™ 25 and 25XL high capacity bench rockers have been designed for a long life and trouble-free service. Rocker speed is adjustable to provide the gentle motion required for staining fragile gels as well as the more vigorous action necessary for washing blots. The ProBlot™ 25 platform measures 28.9 x 20.3 cm, while the ProBlot™ 25XL platform is slightly larger at 30 x 30 cm. Both platforms can be doubled stacked. 

Please visit Labnet for special deals. Rainin LTS Tips Rainin LTS TipsDesigned for LTS and XLS Rainin pipettes LTS line of tips are a quality economic alternative to the Rainin tips. Molded utilizing special resins our LTS tips require the least mounting force in the industry while still providing an airtight seal. This ensures that tips are able to properly mount on pipettes even with worn out barrels. Tips are available in Bulk, Racked, Racked/Sterile, Eclipse Reload and Filtered packaging.

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Help your Colleagues

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals on LabWrench. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

New Brunswick Scientific Innova 42 / 42R - Blank display
I have a 42R with a blank display. I installed a new display board. Unit worked for 3 hours just fine. Now display just shows blue. After turning power off then on, display comes on then turns blue. What do you think? Advise this member.

Dionex ICS-2000 - Replacing a pump
I need to replace the pump assembly in a ICS2000. Can anyone give some pointers on how to remove the defective pump? When we open the left side panel it appears as if there isn't enough room to remove the pump. Any hints would be appreciated. Advise this member.

GE Healthcare Typhoon™ FLA 7000 - Carbon-14 signal
We are using Typhoon FLA7000 to measure the radioactive product of an enzymatic reaction using carbon-14 as a tracer and would like to know the units measured by this imager are arbitrary and whether there is a way of converting these units to GBq or microCi? Advise this member.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

Clever FlexiBulk Tip Packs – Save Space and Effort in Your Lab
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international laboratory and pharmaceutical supplier, introduces a completely new concept for packaging pipette tips: FlexiBulk. The new package with its well-organized tip arrangement saves valuable space in the laboratory. Read more.


Productive Screw Cap Tube Recapper
Developed in conjunction with several leading laboratories the handheld device offers users the ability to cap a row of 8 tubes in 5 seconds and a whole rack of 96 tubes in only 1 minute. The Screw Cap Recapper is 10 times faster than manually capping tubes thereby minimizing sample evaporation and significantly improving your productivity. Read more.


Lonza Introduces New L7™ PBMC Reprogramming Bundle for the Simple, Rapid and Reliable Generation of hiPSCs from PBMCs
Lonza has today released the latest addition to its L7™ hPSC System, a robust, streamlined and comprehensive platform for the generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and the maintenance of stem cells from a variety of sources. Read more.

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Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to Motic for sponsoring the Microscopy category on LabWrench
Motic was created in 1988 as a hi-tech industrial enterprise specializing in the manufacturing of conventional compound microscopes. Owned by Speed Fair Co., Ltd., the company has grown into a global family consisting of Financial, Administration and International Marketing offices in Hong Kong together with our Sales Offices in the United States, Canada, Germany and Spain.


Motic's manufacturing base in China consists of five fully-owned subsidiaries manufacturing components for the company with Motic Xiamen acting as production headquarters of the company. It plays an important role not only as the manufacturing center, but also as an ideal location for research and development. We have an established R&D center in Xiamen with over 100 professional engineers and technicians, covering industrial design, mechanical, optical, electronics, software and multi-media aspects.

Visit the Motic website to see their full product line.

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Questions from the Vault

We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

Lab-Line Lab Rotator 1314 - Belt is broken
The silicon belt is broken. I bought a new one but it was not the same quality as the original one. Anyone know a better one to buy? Advise this member.

EPPENDORF 5810/5810R - Error 16
I have a centrifuge that is showing error 16. What do I do to solve this problem, could you help me? Advise this member.

Agilent Technologies 7890A GC System - Back inlet purging
My Agilent 7890A GC keeps showing me "Back inlet purging" while no command is given. Please could anyone help me? Advise this member.

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