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August 05, 2015

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Opening the Door to Science

New technology is making even high-end instruments more affordable and accessible to science students.

Simon Nunn knows firsthand the impact having access to high-end instruments can have on a science student’s growth.

“I can remember getting my start in spectroscopy and what inspired me was hands-on access to spectrometers,” he said. “I was absolutely amazed that you could understand the molecular structure of a material simply by shining a light at that material and understanding the spectrum that a spectrometer could produce.”

Now 30 years removed from his first experience with spectrometers, Nunn is director of product management for molecular spectroscopy at Thermo Fisher Scientific, highlighting just how important hands-on experience is for students’ future careers.

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Product of Interest


The ultimate multi-mode microplate reader for research and High-Throughput Screening

The PHERAstar FS is the ultimate multi-mode reader for high-throughput screening, combining the highest sensitivity with the fastest read times. Thanks to the unique Optic Module system, Simultaneous Dual Emission, UV/Vis spectrometer, and dedicated AlphaScreen® and TRF Lasers, whatever your application, the PHERAstar FS will perform it with ease and speed, even in 3456-well microplates.

Read more about the PHERAstar FS on the BMG LABTECH website.


Quadrex fused silica columns are produced with the industry standard polyimide outer coating (390°C maximum temperature) for most general GC applications. Columns with high temperature polyimide coatings, for applications >400°C, are available upon request.

Each stationary phase used in our coating processes is synthesized and cleaned in-house to insure column to column reproducibility. All Quadrex phases are bonded to the silica substrate and cross-linked. Our stringent QA / QC program governs the production of all in-house phases which results in accurate selectivity, reproducibility, and outstanding thermal stability.

Visit the Quadrex website the learn more about the FUSED SILICA CAPILLARY COLUMNS.


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?

Tecan Infinite 200 PRO series - Removing Cover
How does the cover come off? Micro plate stuck inside. Also would like to replace the lamp.  Advise this member.

EPPENDORF Mastercycler - Power error
I'm receiving a Power Error. What does it mean? How can it be fixed? Advise this member.

Molecular Devices VersaMax - Software installation
Ho do we install the instrument online? Advise this member.

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Company News Hot Off The Press

Ultimate Control for Immunohistochemistry and in situ Hybridisation
Made using a patent-pending process, CellMax™ Cell Pellet Slides have a highly consistent density and homogeneity across the entire cell pellet block that ensures you get accurate results time after time. Cells are harvested by a proprietary trypsin-free method preserving cell surface antigens and inflicting minimal physical damage that could lead to a loss of biomarkers.  Read more.

Four-Channel HPLC Increases Clinical Throughput Capabilities with Class I Medical Device Listing
Clinical laboratories requiring high-throughput separations for their LC-MS assays now have access to a new four-channel, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system designed to increase the productivity and efficiency of clinical sample separations, while freeing valuable bench space.  Read more.

New England Biolabs® releases next generation “warm-start” reverse transcriptase for nucleic acid detection
WarmStart RTx is reversibly inhibited at room temperature, and is activated when warmed above 40 degrees C, enabling researchers to set up their reactions at room temperature with no background reverse transcriptase activity. Maximum activity is reached at 55 degrees C, enabling high-temperature cDNA synthesis. Read more.

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Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to SP Scientific for sponsoring the Evaporators/Concentrators category on LabWrench

SP Scientific - 
scientific equipment you have come to know and trust - VirTis, Genevac, FTS Systems and Hotpack.

Making more time for science. Let their technical sales application specialists help you select the correct equipment configuration for your application. They specialize in freeze drying, centrifugal concentration, and temperature control of processes (using fluid or air).

They help you reach your goals by providing educational resources such as the free LyoLearn Webinars, online seminars on freeze drying topics of interest, given by industry researchers and experts. SP Scientific provides high-quality, reliable equipment supported by knowledgeable experts and a comprehensive technical resources website.

Visit the SP Scientific 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?

Varian PrepStar SD-1 and SD-2 - Installation manual
Looking for a SD1 software installation manual. Advise this member.

Partec CyFlow® Cube 6 - Powers up, immediately turns off
Our Partec Cube6 intermittently turns on (not on every try); it then attempts to power up but, within a few seconds, turns off. Any ideas/suggestions? Is there an automatic power shut-off - perhaps temperature-based - in this unit? Advise this member.

Sysmex XP-300 - Questions
This equipment has been installed very recently in our lab and I have some questions that need answers. Most of patients' CBC results contain no differential percentages for WBC, only blanks appear, with few exceptions. I don't know what the problem is, and how to manage it. Advise this member.

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