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August 12, 2013


 Product Resources: Centrifuges

Centrifuges: Smarter Spinning Saves Time and Money

Modern centrifuges offer many new features. Not surprisingly, dials gave way to digital panels. Beyond just adding convenience and accuracy, digitization brings enhanced capabilities. “Customers can create their own programs and save them,” says Matt Lieber, product manager at Centrifuges: Smarter Spinning Saves Time and Money

Many customers also look for sustainability in a new centrifuge, says Randall Lockner, marketing manager for centrifugation at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences (Indianapolis, IN). In general, sustainability means a more energy-efficient instrument. “Market pressure is driving manufacturers to make centrifuges that are quieter, use less energy, and incorporate recycled materials in manufacturing.”

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 Products of Interest

UV-Vis-NIR, Raman and Fluorescence of Microscopic Samples

The 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer combines the latest technologies to allow the user to measure UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance, Raman, emission and fluorescence spectra of sample areas smaller than a micron.  The thickness of thin films may also be determined.  And while microspectra™ are being acquired, the sample may be viewed with high-resolution digital imaging in the deep UV, in color or in the near infrared.

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Introducing the New Distek ezTab Tablet Hardness Tester!

The robust design of the ezTab not only measures the tablet hardness but also measures tablet thickness, and diameter.

  • USP <1217> and EP <2.9.8> Compliant
  • Multi-Parameter Measurements
  • Adjustment Free" Testing Jaws
  • Optional" Built In Printer
  • Small Footprint

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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?

Lamp Low Message
On a Tecan Sunrise microplate absorbance readerPersistent lamp low error is displayed even after new lamp is correctly installed. what could be the problem and what steps can i take to fix it? Help this member.

Performance Grating Scan
How does one perform a performance grating scan on a PerkinElmer Optima 2000? Help this member.

Clay Adams Physicians Centrifuge RPM?
I have a Clay Adams Physicians Compact Centrifuge Catalog #0131. It is very old. Is there a way to tell at what rpm's it performs? The label doesn't say. I need a 2000 rpm. Help this member.

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 Company News Hot Off The Press

Spectrolinker™ Provides High-Speed Crosslinking
The Spectrolinker™ XL-1000 UV crosslinker from Spectronics Corporation could be the biotech researcher's most versatile instrument. Ease of use and unmatched accuracy make the Spectrolinker ideal for many applications including: elimination of PCR contamination, crosslinking of DNA and RNA, nicking ethidium-bromide-stained DNA, gene mapping, RecA mutation screening and testing, UV sterilization, UV-induced polymerization, UV intensity monitoring and many other UV-dosage applications. Read more.

Agilent Technologies Enhances Dissolution Workstation Software for Greater Instrument Control and Improved Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Agilent Technologies Inc.  introduced an enhanced version of its Dissolution Workstation Software, providing better data integration, method change control and instrument monitoring for controlling multiple dissolution systems. Dissolution is a technique used in the pharmaceutical industry to determine the rate at which pure active pharmaceutical ingredients dissolve. Read more.

Fluxion Biosciences Partners with Bulldog Bio for Flow Analysis Equipment
Fluxion Biosciences has teamed up with Bulldog Bio to bring its extensive line of flow cell instrumentation to research labs in the USA and Canada.  Bulldog Bio will act as distributor for the BioFlux EZ and BioFlux 200 systems in North America.    This exclusive relationship relies upon Bulldog Bio’s marketing expertise, established customer base and desire to closely support technical products in the field. Read more.

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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?

Vivaspin 20: Is it Reusable?
I use Vivaspin 20 to ultrafiltrate my water samples. It's too expensive I don't want to throw it away after just one use. Is it reusable? Anyone know how to clean it? Can I wash it with Decon 90 or other alkaline detergents? Have no idea. Anyone can give me some help? Thanks a lot! Provide an answer

Vertical Lines on Screen
I have DR/4000 U spectrophotometer which has vertical lines on screen. can you please troubleshoot and guide me how to remove it from screen. Provide an answer

Varian CP-3800 - FID will not light
The FID will not light. We have been told by Agilent that it could be the flame tip or the ignitor. We were sent the manual showing the TSD, and told to try and light it by hand with a lighter to see which problem it may be. The issue for us is: our TSD has a very small glass flame tip shaped top where the manual shows the ceramin insulators and collector. Anyone know what that glass tip is, and if it should be removed? Provide an answer

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