Product news in brief - week 31

By Dr Matt Wilkinson

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news with new releases from Anachem, Bruker, ICR, PANalytical,
StellarNet and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Anachem​ has launched a launched a new range of EZject​ pipette tips that greatly reduce the force required for tip loading and ejection without compromising pipetting accuracy and precision. This product should help researchers avoid the risk of repetitive strain injuries (RSI) caused by manual pipetting. Bruker AXS​ and Incoatec​ have introduced a new Super Speed X-ray source - detector combination​ to further enhance current high performance Bruker AXS instruments, including the D8 Discover and the Nanostar. The Super Speed offering is powered by Incoatec's 30W Microfocus Source, the ImS, with detection courtesy of Bruker's Vantec-2000 2D MikroGap detector for XRD2 IDBS​' electronic notebook (ELN), the E-WorkBook​ suite, has been independently validated by the Sociedad de Validación de Sistemas (SVS) against the FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines. "Pharmaceutical companies need robust and secure ELN systems to protect intellectual property (IP) comply with 21 CFR part 11 regulations and ensure good laboratory practice,"​ said Neil Kipling, CEO of IDBS. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)​ has launched a new website, the Centre for Bioinformatic and Clinical Proteins (PBCP),​ containing a database of over 4,000 human proteins, many related to cancer progression. The database was developed using Agilent's HPLD-Chip/mass spectrometry (MS) system and should help researchers identify cancer biomarkers. "This proteomics tool will help researchers investigate patterns of protein expression that are associated with cancer, and quickly trace characteristic changes in tissue back to the cell type from which they originated​," said Dr Christopher Gerner of the Institute of Cancer Research. "The database will help standardise proteomic analysis and facilitate greater understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of cancer." PANalytical​ has released a new version of its X'Pert Reflectivity​ software tool that simplifies the analysis of X-ray reflectometry data, important in thin film production and thin film processing research. According to the company: "such high-level analysis has traditionally been the preserve of experts, but the X'Pert Reflectivity package makes advanced reflectometry techniques available even to the inexperienced user."StellarNet​ has developed a SuperRange​ concave grating spectrometer for UV-Vis-NIR (ultra violet - visible - near infra red) applications that range from 200nm to 1100nm. The instrument contains a 2048 element CCD detector as well as an aberration corrected concave grating to provide "superb imaging and top spectral efficiency" with "unique dual blaze technology" for UV and NIR wavelengths The high performance spectrometer is available in two ranges: the C-SR​ (200-1080nm) and the CXR-SR​ (220- 1100nm) and "makes an ideal OEM component" for application specific analytical instrumentation used in process control or QC monitoring. Thermo Fisher Scientific's K-Alpha​ x-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) for analysing chemical compositions of surfaces has been named by R&D magazine as one of the top 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the last year. "We are very proud to be recognized by the R&D 100 award panel for the K-Alpha's novel technical features,"​ said Richard White, product manager for Surface Analysis at Thermo Fisher Scientific."The award confirms Thermo Fisher's status as a leader in surface characterisation, and is testament to the dedication and technological expertise of our entire team in delivering powerful analytical solutions that make a real difference to our customers in many surface analysis applications."Thermo Fisher Scientific​ has launched a new interactive web tool​ to aid prospective customers choose the most suitable UV-Vis spectrometer for their needs. With close to 30 instrument and configuration offerings customers will find the new tool an invaluable aid to ensuring they find the right instrument.

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