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Image: New LabElite line of benchtop devices provides automated sample decapping, recapping, and identification (Photo courtesy of Hamilton Storage Technologies).

New Benchtop Devices Provide Automated Sample Decapping, Recapping, and Identification

A new line of benchtop devices provides flexible solutions for sample processing, tracking, and security for automated and manual liquid handling workflows.   More...
20 Apr 2014

Nontoxic Molecule Able to Store Radiation Securely

Microscopic “bubbles” have been found to be safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors.   More...
16 Apr 2014
Image: The new E1-ClipTip electronic adjustable tip spacing multichannel equalizer pipette (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific).

Electronic Pipetting System Boasts Adjustable Tip Distances

A recently introduced electronic pipetting system—now available for biotech and life science researchers—boasts the ability to adjust the distance between tips while maintaining precise sample volumes on every channel.  More...
16 Apr 2014
Image: Diagram of the apparatus for testing drug solubility (Photo courtesy of the University of Huddersfield).

Novel Apparatus Mimics the Human Digestive System for Oral Drug Studies

A team of British drug developers has created an instrument that mimics the human digestive system, which will allow them to accurately determine how orally-administered medications are dissolved and then absorbed.  More...
15 Apr 2014
Image: Diagram showing how the system works (Photo courtesy of Barney Bryson, UCL).

Light-Activated Neurons Restore Function to Paralyzed Muscles

A new approach has been developed to synthetically control muscles using light, with the hope of restoring function to muscles paralyzed by disorders such as spinal cord injury and motor neuron disease.  More...
14 Apr 2014
Image: The MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser with the BioStack 4, for lidded or unlidded plates (Photo courtesy of Biotek Instruments, Inc.).

Newly Augmented Microdispenser System Replaces Five Liquid Handling Instruments

Upgrades to a highly regarded microdispenser system allows the instrument fo replace up to five separate liquid handlers, saving operator time and instrumentation costs   More...
13 Apr 2014

Dependence on Lab Animals for Testing Asthma and Allergy Agents Reduced with 3D Test

In a recent study, scientists report that they’ve developed a simple, 3D laboratory technique to test asthma and allergy medications that mimics what occurs in the body, which could help reduce the need for animal testing.  More...
13 Apr 2014

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