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July 8, 2013


 Product Resources: LIMS - Mobile Techs Gaining Ground

LIMS - Mobile Techs Gaining Ground

Mobile technology is finally picking up steam in laboratory information markets, says Colin Thurston, director of product strategy, process industries, at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA). “We’ve observed the trend, throughout informatics, to support different platforms, particularly in the LIMS space.” The sweet spots for mobile access are sample collections occurring outside the lab, for example, taking health and safety samples throughout a pharmaceutical facility, in collecting environmental samples in the field, or when testing labs become too cramped to house stand-alone data systems and hardware.

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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?

Software & Firmware Updates
My client currently has an EVO under maintenance but due to budget cuts has to move to On Demand service. Can anyone tell me if Tecan will still provide software & firmware updates (not upgrades) for free without a contract? Help this member

Shimadzu uv-1601pc Errors
Our equipment always fails in analyzing, especially in wavelength origin 2 error. We already changed the halogen lamp and d2 lamp but still the error occurs. Please help us to solve this problem. View this discussion

Hybaid block drive error
I have an old hybaid pcr express thermo cycler. After pluging on it start self-checking and then after 10% show an error "block drive error. Would somebody plese tell me what this error means and if it is possible to fix it? View this discussion

Read out reversed
A PL 1200 is reading in reverse when weighing after zeroing out. A 100 g. weight weighs (-1900.00 g.) Is there a polarity switch or a change that can be made to have the balance read in a positive manner? Help this member

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 Products of Interest

Raising Research by Intelligent Design

NuAire’s In-VitroCell ES (Energy Saver) NU-5800 Series Direct Heat Microbiological CO2 Incubators provide a reliable controlled in-vitro environment for optimum tissue cell culture growth. The chamber also provides an environment for the storage and preservation of embryos, gametes and animal tissue cell cultures intended for research at body temperature or under hypoxic conditions.

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High Performance and Versatile Multilabel Reader - Mithras LB 940 

Mithras LB 940 is a modular and reliable microplate multimode reader with outstanding performance. Renowned for its sensitivity and robustness especially in luminescence and BRET measurements the reader supports all important reading technologies including

  • Luminescence
  • BRET and BRET²
  • Fluorescence (top and bottom)
  • FRET
  • Fluorescence Polarisation (FP)
  • UV/VIS Absorbance
  • AlphaScreen® and AlphaLISA®
  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence
  • HTRF®

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 Company News Hot Off The Press

PerkinElmer Introduces New Generation of Tandem Mass Spectrometer
At the 2013 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference, PerkinElmer Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, introduced the AxION iQT gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometer (GC/MS/MS). The AxION iQT system provides greater quantitative capabilities to that of a triple quadrupole, while quickly identifying compounds like a quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) at a rate of up to 500 compounds per second. Read more

METTLER TOLEDO HX204 Moisture Analyzers Provide Solutions for Regulated Industries and Peace of Mind
The HX204 can be adjusted and calibrated at operating temperature, ensuring the instrument is performing optimally under specific working conditions. The built-in LevelControl warns the user if the instrument is not correctly leveled. Fully automatic calibration technology (FACT) eliminates the need for frequent manual testing with external weights. Internal weights adjust and calibrate the balance and ensure accurate results at all times. Read more

AB SCIEX, Genedata & LECO Announce Partnership
AB SCIEX, Genedata, and LECO announce a technology partnership that will deliver a collaborative software system, which will enable metabolomics researchers to comprehensively process and analyze experimental data across different GC/MS and LC/MS platforms. Read more

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 Sponsor of the Week

Thank you to Gilson for sponsoring the Pipettes category on LabWrench

It is Gilson's policy to promote, with the leadership of their management, a total commitment to quality by each individual throughout their organization worldwide. It is their goal that this commitment to quality will result in complete customer satisfaction with both their products and their services. For this purpose, they have established and implemented a formal quality system. Performance of their quality system is monitored to ensure that they are meeting their customers’ requirements and that they continually improve the effectiveness of the system and their progress in achievement of their goal.

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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 Microprocessor 3545 Temperature Control Issues
Lately the temperature digital display cycles across the three numbers and then may freeze with a blank display at which point there seems to be no temperature control. Thermocouple? Provide an answer

Calibration of pH electrodes
Do you know where i can get the procedures to calibrate the pH electrode for the T50M? Provide an answer

Advia 1650
I'm unable to logon to the compute. Does anyone know the supervisor or technician level user name and password? Provide an answer

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