Let it Flo!
At LABVOLUTION in May, Eppendorf AG is showcasing its BioFlo 120 bioprocess system developed as a flexible solution for meeting ever-growing customer demands.
Eppendorf AG is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables and services for handling liquids, samples and cells in laboratories worldwide. Its portfolio includes everything from pipettes, dispensers, mixers, centrifuges, spectrometers and DNA amplification devices to ultra-low-temperature freezers, fermenters, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers and cell manipulation systems. Its product range is also complemented by high-quality consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates and single-use bioreactors. One of the products Eppendorf is showcasing at this year's LABVOLUTION is its BioFlo 120 bioprocess system.
The BioFlo 120 is a bench-scale bioreactor/fermenter system developed as a flexible solution for meeting ever-growing customer demands. As such, it was designed from the very start to be suitable for use in all types of research and development. There are 24 optional, autoclavable vessels, both heat-blanketed and water-jacketed, available for the BioFlo 120, along with BioBLU single-use bioreactors with working volumes ranging from 250 ml to 40 l. The system features fully integrated, digital Mettler Toledo® ISM sensor technology, allowing the user to choose between measuring pH, redox, dissolved oxygen (polarographic and/or optical) and carbon dioxide without the need for additional equipment. Moreover, the BioFlo 120 features a high-precision mass flow controller that allows low-flow mammalian cell cultures to be carried out through sophisticated microbial processes on a single controller.
Eppendorf AG (22339 Hamburg, Germany), Hall 20, Stand B69
Contact: Dr. Ralph Esper
Tel.: +49 4053 801-195
Fifth time's a charm!
BioTek Instruments is unveiling the fifth generation of its microplate spectrophotometer - Epoch 2. Complete with additional functions and new onboard software, this innovation is set to simplify absorbance measurement.
Headquartered in Winooski, Vermont, BioTek Instruments is the world's leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative life science devices. In addition to cell imaging systems and microplate readers, washers and dispensers, the company's extensive product range also includes fully automated incubators, plate stackers and pipetting systems. These devices support innovative life science research by enabling scientists to carry out highly accurate and cost-effective analyses on biomolecules, biomolecular interactions, and cellular structures and functions across a multitude of applications. BioTek pursues a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations.
The BioTek absorbance reader series offers a particularly high level of flexibility for a variety of applications. From the straightforward ELISA method to the high-throughput technique, these readers boast a very wide range of functions. The monochromator-based devices are perfect for UV-Vis measurements, while the filter-based models are built to impress, with excellent performance and a robust design. One of the latest additions to this device class is the fifth generation of the compact microplate spectrophotometer, Epoch 2, which combines state-of-the-art touchscreen technology with outstanding performance for all UV-Vis measurements in 6- to 384-well microplates, cuvettes and in micro-volume samples (2 µl).
BioTek Instruments GmbH (74177 Bad Friedrichshall, Germany), Hall 19, Stand D85
Contact: Dr. Frank Siefert
Tel.: +49 7136 9680
A whole different kind of cool
Modern laboratory requirements mean ultra-low temperature freezers have to do more than just provide reliable cooling. Demand is growing for practical, user-friendly solutions that ensure equipment is secure and easy to operate. Luckily, the new ULTRA.GUARD series from BINDER offers a pioneering way forward.
Based in the German town of Tuttlingen, the "international center for medical technology", BINDER is the world’s largest specialist in simulation chambers for scientific and industrial laboratories. Offering a range of technical solutions, this company is playing a significant part in tangibly improving human health and safety. Its products are ideal for both routine applications and highly specific tasks in research and development, production and quality assurance. Complementing this portfolio perfectly are BINDER's new ULTRA.GUARD ultra-low temperature freezers.
State-of-the-art laboratories are increasingly calling for practical, user-friendly solutions that ensure equipment is secure and easy to operate. Never one to shy away from a challenge, BINDER has therefore launched its pioneering ULTRA.GUARD ultra-low temperature freezers. This series is particularly geared toward facilities with stringent security requirements for sample materials - ranging from public-sector testing units and hospitals through to universities and contract laboratories. Besides the stable performance parameters of the BINDER UF V freezers, there are also optional features for added security, such as CO2 back-up cooling technology and a GSM alarm system. What’s more, only authorized staff members can access the appliance using personalized RFID key cards. BINDER has combined this heightened level of security with truly innovative solutions for enhanced data management and ease of use. For example, not only does the multifunctional control panel of the UF V freezers allow authorized users to program and control the appliance, but its RFID reader also supports convenient and secure data management.
BINDER GmbH (78532 Tuttlingen, Germany), Hall 20, Stand C11
Contact: Anne Lenze
Tel.: +49 7462 2005-632
See, understand and help!
The Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM from Carl Zeiss is a flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution microscopy. It is primarily used in life sciences research to capture the finest details and subcellular structures.
Carl Zeiss is one of the main drivers of innovation in research technology in Germany and indeed the entire world. A leading microscope manufacturer, the company offers solutions and services that provide inspiration for bio- and material sciences the world over. In life sciences research, for example, the finest details and subcellular structures of samples need to be measured, quantified and understood. In many cases, this work involves tissue, bacteria, organoids, neurons, living or fixed cells and numerous different markers. Zeiss has developed the Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM for these very challenges.
The innovative microscope is set to take researchers far beyond the diffraction limit of conventional microscopy, because the new technology means samples can now be imaged in superresolution. The Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM can be used to investigate the fastest of processes in living samples - with a large field of vision, in 3D, over long periods and in multiple colors. Zeiss intends to take structured illumination microscopy (SIM) to a whole new level thanks to the Elyra 7's new lattice SIM technology. Groundbreaking light efficiency is designed to deliver superresolution images at the incredibly high speed of 255 frames per second to provide researchers with data faster than ever before.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH (07745 Jena, Germany), Hall 20, Stand C36
Contact: Dr. Johannes Amon
Tel.: +49 89 90 9000-319
Pipettes can always get better!
The new Pette pipettes from IKA, a leading global supplier of laboratory/analytical equipment and process technology, are designed to combine all the most popular features of a laboratory classic.
The IKA Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of laboratory/analytical equipment and process technology. The owner-run company is a global player, with subsidiaries in the United States, China, India, Malaysia, Japan, Brazil and Korea. Its portfolio of laboratory and analytical equipment includes magnetic and overhead stirrers, dispersers, shakers, mills, rotary evaporators, calorimeters, laboratory reactors, centrifuges and thermostats. IKA's Process Technology division, meanwhile, develops and supplies stirring, mixing and kneading solutions. The new Pette pipettes are one of IKA's latest developments. Available in a total of 18 different models, they are described by the manufacturer as combining all the most popular features of a laboratory classic.
Large displays, a durable construction and ergonomic grips are designed to make Pette fix and vario pipettes ideal for frequent use. All models are fully autoclavable and easy to sterilize. The large mechanical display makes it very easy to read off the volume, even during pipetting. What's more, three interchangeable ergonomic grips ensure the lightweight pipettes sit very comfortably in the palm of the hand, and the cone design is suitable for all standard tips. IKA Pette fix and vario pipettes also offer excellent shock, UV and chemical resistance. User-friendly calibration and maintenance can be performed independently or by the IKA service team. Laboratory staff are welcome to order pipettes via the IKA Application Center for testing or - even more practical - simply try them out at LABVOLUTION 2019.
IKA-Werke GmbH & Co. KG (79219 Staufen, Germany), Hall 20, Stand A46
Contact: Anne Kunzweiler
Tel.: +49 7633 831-0
Minute particles go large scale!
At LABVOLUTION 2019, the Fraunhofer ISC is exhibiting APRONA - a BMBF joint project coordinated by BioRegio STERN. The aim is to develop a flexible robot-based platform for automated nanoparticle production.
Nanotechnology is a relatively recent research discipline but is offering new opportunities in all kinds of sectors. Examples include helping to diagnose diseases at an earlier stage, getting drugs faster to the desired location in the body and improving compatibility between implants and recipients. At the moment, however, hardly any appropriate automation technologies are available for the complex production processes. With this in mind, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC is at LABVOLUTION 2019 in Hannover to exhibit APRONA - a joint project that was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is being coordinated by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH.
The Translational Center Regenerative Therapies in Würzburg, which forms part of the ISC, is one of four partners involved in this project. The other three are Goldfuss engineering GmbH in Balingen, Biametrics GmbH in Tübingen and BioTeSys GmbH in Esslingen. The four partners are looking to automate the manufacture of nanoparticles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications by developing a "flexible robot-based platform for the automated production of nanoparticles" - APRONA for short. Visitors to the ISC's stand can see the current status of this work for themselves. Among the exhibits is an initial robot-based system that is required for implementation.
Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC (97082 Würzburg, Germany), Hall 20, Stand C18
Contact: Marie-Luise Righi
Tel.: +49 931 4100-150
Just count the benefits!
Biozym now offers the CellDrop FL Fluorescence Automated Cell Counter from DeNovix Inc. The first instrument incorporating DeNovix's patent-pending DirectPipette technology, it eliminates the need for expensive plastic slides.
Biozym Scientific GmbH is an independent, performance-focused company that has been supplying sophisticated solutions for the life sciences market in Germany, Austria and other European countries for over 30 years. In addition to high-performance equipment systems, the Biozym portfolio also includes consumables, biochemicals and tailored services. In the field of molecular biology, the focus is on qPCR technology, next generation sequencing, in vitro transcription, cell cultures, protein detection and the identification/purification of molecular biological substances. In the run-up to LABVOLUTION 2019 in Hannover, Biozym has unveiled the CellDrop FL Fluorescence Automated Cell Counter from DeNovix Inc.
The CellDrop is the first instrument to incorporate DeNovix's patent-pending DirectPipette technology, which removes the need for costly plastic slides. Based on the SmartPath technology of the DS-11FX series, the CellDrop also uses the established Load, Measure & Wipe Clean workflow. With its variable volume, the counting chamber can adapt automatically to the ideal height of a sample. This is designed to improve accuracy and measure across a wide dynamic range without the need for dilution. Dual fluorescence and brightfield optics combine with the integrated high-performance EasyApps software to support a variety of cell-counting, viability and transfection efficiency assays. Pre-installed AO/PI, brightfield, Trypan blue and GFP apps ensure methods can be customized to users' specific requirements. The CellDrop boasts a high-definition 7-inch touchscreen, which is ideal for reviewing live images, data and reports. All instruments also benefit from WiFi, USB and Ethernet connectivity, which makes it easy to export data via e-mail, network drives, network printers or USB drives. The CellDrop is available in dual fluorescence and brightfield or brightfield-only models.
Biozym Scientific GmbH (31840 Hessisch Oldendorf, Germany), Hall 20, Stand A40
Contact: Dr. Hartmut Groth
Tel.: +49 5152 9020
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