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Science  29 Jan 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5965, pp. 597
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5965.597-a

Sample-Cooling Products

The No Ice is an electronic ice bucket containing ceramic-coated beads. The Blockice cools tubes held in two Dri-Block inserts. Both are suitable for incubating samples for short or long periods at temperatures below 0°C and are designed to make tubes floating in boxes of melting wet ice obsolete. Innovative bead technology enables the No Ice to maintain any set temperature in the range of 0°C to 40°C, for example, to keep reagents at 4°C throughout the working day. The small autoclavable and chemically resistant beads give it the versatility to support sample or reagent vessels of any shape. The Blockice offers the same 0°C to 40°C range, but with more accurate temperature control and additional timer and alarm features.


The SRS Pro Solvent Recycling System allows laboratories to reuse valuable solvent, which can be important in light of the acetonitrile shortage. Offering the ability to reduce mobile-phase consumption by up to 90 percent, the system redirects untainted mobile phase to the solvent reservoir during isocratic high-performance liquid chromatography operation. It is powered directly from a USB connection from the chromatography data system computer and features easy plug-and-play operation. Easy-to-use software enables simple configuration of the system parameters and includes online monitoring and audit trail facilities.

Prepacked Columns

The HiTrap Albumin & IgG Depletion and Albumin & IgG Depletion SpinTrap prepacked columns are for the depletion of albumin and immunoglobulin G (IgG) from human serum and plasma. Depleting samples of albumin and IgG allows proteins normally obscured by albumin and IgG to be visualized, enhancing the quality and depth of analysis. Both columns have high depletion capacity, removing more than 95 percent of albumin and 90 percent of IgG. Separations are simple and fast, taking about 35 minutes to complete with the HiTrap column, for sample volumes about 150 μl, and about 10 minutes with the SpinTrap columns, for sample volumes of about 50 μl.

Permanent Slide Labeling

Brady Stainerbondz labels provide microscopists with crisp, clear, long-term sample identification. The labels show superb resistance to chemicals from acetone to xylene and can endure a wide variety of laboratory staining protocols, even the rigors of deparaffinization. When printed with the Brady R6400 thermal transfer ribbon, they are chemically resistant in the slide-staining process and other laboratory procedures involving solvents and aggressive chemicals. They are suitable for use with the commonly used H and E (hematoxylin and eosin) slide-staining process. They can withstand temperatures from –80°C to 130°C, so can be used in microwave ovens and water baths. They can even be autoclaved.

Membrane Protein Screening

Starter kits for screening full-length membrane proteins in vivo are available. Designed to detect protein interactions in intact cells, DUALmembrane starter kits identify new interactions by complementary DNA library screening and are compatible with G-protein coupled receptors, receptor tyrosine kinases, ion channels, and most other membrane proteins. The kits' DUALmembrane system reliably detects interactions between integral membrane proteins and receptor subunits and coreceptors, as well as membrane-associated proteins and soluble proteins.


The Isentris Personal Edition scientific software is designed for small to mid-size research and development organizations and for individuals. It provides advanced scientific information management, exploration, and sharing capabilities without requiring a large enterprise deployment. As the successor to the ISIS desktop system (replacing ISIS/Base, ISIS for Excel, and ISIS/Draw), the new software meets scientists' needs for storing, searching, viewing, and sharing personal experimental results while still providing the powerful functionality of a large scientific informatics system.

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