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Science  14 Dec 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6113, pp. 1485
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6113.1485-a

CCD CAMERA

The new QS14 thermoelectrically cooled CCD camera is ideal for OEM manufacturers and scientists who need rapid, high-quality images in low light conditions. The new QS14 CCD camera features the tried and tested ICX-285 CCD sensor and provides 1.4 megapixel high resolution imaging and a frame rate three times faster than Artemis CCD's successful, high-performance TS14 camera. This means that scientists using a QS14 CCD camera are assured of producing real-time, accurate results with low background noise. The flexible QS14 camera is supplied complete with an Artemis CCD Software Development Kit, with custom drivers and plug-ins for many commercially available image capture packages. This allows OEM manufacturers to quickly and easily integrate the camera into a range of laboratory equipment. Additionally, Artemis CCD provides full software support from the U.K. R&D team.

UV TRANSILLUMINATOR

The new Slimline Series UV transilluminator is a super space-saver, measuring only 111/2 x 14 x 21/4 inches (29.2 x 35.6 x 5.7 cm), yet it has virtually all the features of larger, more expensive transilluminators. The Slimline transilluminator delivers a typical peak 312 nm intensity of 9,000 μW/cm2 at the filter surface. A unique diffusing screen ensures superior light distribution and eliminates confusing light striations caused by the contours of the tubes. The exclusive Longlife filter glass inhibits solarization up to 50 times longer than ordinary filters, extending filter life dramatically and providing much greater brightness during its longer lifespan. The Slimline transilluminator has a hinged ultraviolet (UV)-blocking cover, which protects users from UV radiation and shields the glass filter from damage caused by objects dropping on it. The Slimline UV transilluminator ensures minimal photobleaching, photonicking, and photodimerization because it eliminates transmission of harmful 254 nm radiation.

VERTICAL GEL ELECTROPHORESIS

The new VS20 Wave Maxi System is the latest innovation for large-format vertical gel electrophoresis. The VS20 Wave is designed to perform a variety of separations, ranging from first and second dimension SDS-PAGE to capillary tube gel IEF and electroblotting. However, unlike other systems whose traditional clamping configurations require adjustment of as many as 24 screws to secure just two glass plates, the VS20 Wave insert utilizes only four screws to secure as many 20 x 20 cm gels. This innovative vertical screw-clamp technology ensures not only much faster setup speed, it also exerts uniform pressure along the height of the glass plates to facilitate a leak-free seal without gel compression and bowing to provide even migration. The ergonomic Wave-like design of the PAGE insert aids both handling and setup, while its built-in inner buffer chamber allows setup to be completed without the inclusion of a top tank or upper buffer chamber.

FISH WASH BUFFERS

A new line of certified, ready-to-use FISH wash buffers reduce time by eliminating the need for manual dilutions and tedious pH adjustment. FISH Wash Buffer 1 (0.4xSSC/0.3% IGEPAL, pH 7) and FISH Wash Buffer 2 (2xSSC/0.1% IGEPAL, pH 7) are formulated especially for post-hybridization washing of FISH slides. The buffers are lot tested and certified for both pH and ionic strength. A Certificate of Analysis is provided. SciGene customers will be able to efficiently run tests on heme and FFPE samples without having to manually prepare their own wash buffers. Provided in 4 L containers with flow control spouts and affordably priced; the buffers address a growing need for simplifying FISH slide processing.

BOTTLE ROLLING RACK

The R2P 2.0 is the first touchscreen, Ethernet network-capable roller culture device for the vaccine and biologics industry. Designed for robustness and ease of use, units are fully configurable to meet demanding biopharmaceutical process requirements. The R2P 2.0 automatically controls and monitors the rotational speed of the cell culture bottles with a service-free, high-precision motor. A single apparatus can rotate up to 176 bottles. The settings on the R2P 2.0 are controlled through a color touch screen that displays all prominent process parameters and system alarms. Parameters are accessed through readily recognizable icons and changed through intuitive configuration screens. The units are also compatible with existing networked Wheaton roller apparatus for plug and play backwards compatibility. The R2P 2.0 also has a USB downloadable internal event log file to record any parameter changes or alarm notifications.

COVERSLIP SEALANT

CytoBond Removable Coverslip Sealant is a gel-like material superior to rubber cement for temporary sealing of coverslips when incubating FISH/CISH probes with tissue samples. It provides a reliable seal at high temperatures without humidification and removes easily in a single piece leaving no residue. Samples sealed with CytoBond sealant can be heated in a standard oven; eliminating the need for specialized equipment and costly humidification strips. CytoBond sealant is provided ready to use in a convenient squeeze bottle with applicator tip. CytoBond extremely easy to use and quick to remove.

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