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Science  14 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6100, pp. 1365
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6100.1365-a


The CoolCLAVE is a compact, easy-to-use personal lab sterilizer which uses ozone gas to clean laboratory tools. It is effective in sterilizing and deodorizing lightly contaminated pipettes, pipette tips, gloves, plates, small instruments, and even personal items such as keys and glasses. The antimicrobial properties of ozone provide a powerful sanitizing effect that is capable of killing more than 98% of most pathogenic organisms in just eight minutes. The antimicrobial properties of ozone also eliminate the odors produced by these organisms, providing an additional beneficial deodorizing effect. Best of all, the CoolCLAVE sanitizer is very safe and efficient: It operates without using any harsh chemicals, harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, or heat, and does not damage any surfaces or leave any chemical residues behind. Its sterilizing action is able to penetrate into cavities or crevices that are unreachable by other methods, like ethanol spray or UV lamps, so research tools or personal items are more thoroughly and safely cleaned.


Combitips Advanced offer safe, accurate dispensing of liquids by positive displacement. New features include color coding for easy size recognition, elongated tips to completely empty all standard laboratory tubes, and a dispenser box with chute. Available in nine sizes for use with any Eppendorf Repeater, Combitips Advanced are designed for applications requiring precise pipetting of identical amounts of liquids in series. The hermetically sealed piston prevents contamination of the pipette and the positive-displacement principle supports high precision dispensing of problematic liquids, such as those with high density/high salt, high vapor pressure, or high viscosity. The elongated tips (size 2.5 mL, 5.0 mL, 10 mL) enable complete emptying of all common vessels, while the funnel geometry optimizes haptic feedback and prevents damage to gloves. No slip agents are used in the manufacturing of Combitips Advanced, ensuring the best results in bioassays and other sensitive analytical methods.


The new AFS 8D and AFS 16D water purification systems are designed to provide cost-effective, low-maintenance solutions for clinical analyzers requiring degassed clinical laboratory reagent water (CLRW). The AFS 8D and AFS 16D water purification systems integrate complementary water purification techniques (e.g., complete pretreatment, advanced reverse osmosis, exposure to a bactericidal UV lamp, degassing, and final 0.22 &um;m filtration) in order to produce degassed clinical laboratory reagent water with consistently pure and reliable quality. The AFS 8D and 16D models provide degassed water flow rates of 8 or 16 L per hour and daily production capacity of up to 320 L. The high-quality, pure water produced by the systems has resistivity values typically exceeding 15 MΩ·cm at 25° less than 30 ppb of TOC (Total Organic Carbon), and bacteria levels of less than 1 cfu/mL. Intuitive controls make operation simple, with only necessary information shown on the backlit screen.


The new high-power Model 610 includes a powerful 650 W quartz tungsten-halogen light source with coil filament and integral reflective focusing. It delivers visible and near-infrared continuum output in the 350 to 2500 nm spectral range. A mirror-condenser is used and the source output is free from chromatic aberration and focused in order to best illuminate small areas. Compact, forced-air cooled housing has approximately an f/5 output designed to fit directly to McPherson spectrometer slit assemblies. The built-in power supply has potentiometer control to allow variation of output intensity and operation at reduced output light levels or to extend the lamp life. The McPherson Model 610 is useful for visible-near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectroscopy and for optical or experimental systems requiring high light levels.


The PP3000T is a highly automated, easy-to-use, column-mounted, gas-cooled cryopreparation system suitable for most makes and models of scanning electron microscope (SEM), FE-SEM, and FIB/SEM. The PP3000T has all the facilities needed to rapidly freeze and transfer specimens. The cryopreparation chamber is turbomolecular pumped and includes tools for cold fracturing, controlled sublimation, and specimen coating. The specimen can then be transferred onto a highly stable SEM cold stage for observation. Cold trapping in the cryopreparation chamber and SEM chamber ensures the whole process is frost free. Some of the key features include: high resolution performance; a large, recipe-driven touchscreen user interface; easy-to-use automation with extensive onscreen help and videos; a column-mounted preparation chamber, which is essential for frost-free transfer and ease of use; a cold-stage temperature of down to -190° plus comprehensive cold trapping; and unsurpassed specimen visibility with a large front window, top viewing ports, and multiple LED chamber lighting.

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