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Biopointe Scientific

BioPointe Scientific has been around since 2007. Now part of NxTBIO Technology group, they cover over 33 years of injection molding experience, the company objective is to produce some of the finest products for the Life Science Research market.

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To achieve and maintain these high standards, they are constantly challenging there selves…. there  methods, there processes, there engineering. There result, they believe is one of the most attractive product lines to scientists. The range. The quality. The focus on being best.

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XXPress

xxpress qPCR fast Cycler

xxpress qPCR Cycler

A 40 cycle qPCR is now possible in just 10 minutes.

With a thermal ramp rate of up to 10°C per second, the xxpress is the fastest, real-time thermal cycler in the world, delivering a 40 cycle qPCR in just 10 minutes. Whilst not all PCR chemistries can run ultra-fast protocols on the xxpress, there are a number of chemistries available that are ultra-fast compatible and will reliably achieve 40 cycles in 10 minutes.

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You can order also in LabShop online www.labshop-online.com.

With ultra-low thermal mass and high conductivity, xxpress’ patented resistive heating system delivers its performance more efficiently and with greater accuracy than traditional based Solutions.

The Most Thermally Accurate qPCR Thermal Cycler in the World

Thermal Uniformity of ±0.3°C across all samples during cycling.

To enable a thermal uniformity of ±0.3°C across all the samples during cycling, the xxpress uses an array of highly accurate infrared sensors to determine the temperature of the samples. A patented control algorithm measures the temperature 100 times a second and adjusts the heating patterns 25 times a second. This ensures that thermal uniformity within the samples is better than ±0.8°C during ramping and ±0.3°C at static temperatures. This accuracy makes sure that all the samples across the plate experience the same thermal profile; creating consistent and comparable results from sample-to-sample, and from assay-to assay.

The Most Thermally Accurate qPCR Thermal Cycler in the World

Thermal Uniformity of ±0.3°C across all samples during cycling.

To enable a thermal uniformity of ±0.3°C across all the samples during cycling, the xxpress uses an array of highly accurate infrared sensors to determine the temperature of the samples. A patented control algorithm measures the temperature 100 times a second and adjusts the heating patterns 25 times a second. This ensures that thermal uniformity within the samples is better than ±0.8°C during ramping and ±0.3°C at static temperatures. This accuracy makes sure that all the samples across the plate experience the same thermal profile; creating consistent and comparable results from sample-to-sample, and from assay-to Assay.

Intuitive User Interface Designed by Biotechnologists for Biotechnologists

Built-in MIQE support and an intuitive Interface.

The xxpress system has an intuitive, touch screen user interface that has been designed to mimic the way a biotechnologist would develop their experiments. The software guides the user through the experiment set-up, selecting the chemistry utilised, PCR type, plate format and thermal profile. It even provides guidance based on the MIQE recommendations for experiment design.

Thermal profiles are provided for a variety of reagent kits, which can be simply adjusted if required. The xxpress displays amplification and melt curves as they develop so the user can see their data collecting in real-time. Results can be exported in two formats, RDML and ExcelTM, enabling simple analysis.

All previous protocols and run results are stored on the xxpress. These can be accessed from the home screen via the ‘History’ and ‘Analysis’ tabs respectively.

A Range of xxplate Volumes Ensures Optimum Reagent Use

MULTIPLE VOLUMES

xxplates are available in a range of sizes: 24, 54 and 96 wells. They have been designed around a standard form factor and are therefore interchangeable. The xxpress will recognise which plate size has been inserted and in which orientation, adjusting the layout of your results accordingly. Our range of plate sizes cover sample volumes from 1µl to 40µl, allowing optimal use of reagents and minimising the cost-per-test. Our 24 and 96 well plates are set on a standard pitch, compatible with auto pipetting Systems.

xxpress Provides Outstanding Return on Investment (ROI)

The xxpress system enables the optimal use of reagents and staff time. This significantly reduces the cost-per-test, making it Best in Class. With cycle times as little as 10 minutes, 5 experiments can be completed per hour, that’s more than 40 in a single shift.

The touch screen and built-in, windows embedded computer enables the xxpress to be completely self-contained. There’s no need for an external computer, monitor or keyboard.

Faster, more accurate temperature cycles mean that one xxpress can do the work of up to 6 standard qPCR thermal cyclers. With a foot print of only 300 mm wide by 590 mm deep, the xxpress saves bench space and minimises laboratory overheads.

Fast test cycles can lead to shorter development programs, products being released earlier and revenues being received sooner. The xxpress really is the perfect, qPCR thermal cycler for a modern laboratory.

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Gene Explorer Thermocycler Bio-Gener

Gene Explorer Thermo Cycler from Bio-Gener are high tech, modular with interchangeable block systems is constantly developing and delivering wide spectrum of lab equipment such as the state of the art microvolume spectrophotometer for determination of DNA/RNA concentration, Hercuvan thermal cycler for amplification of DNAs, high precision pipettes and various of the most widely applied bench top-sized equipment for life science and general laboratory research field.

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Omega Fluor Imaging System

Omega Fluor Imaging System is an entry Level that comes standard with the basic components and exceptional safety features for DNA and protein gel imaging. With a single wavelength UV drawer that is fully integrated into a light-tight cabinet, gone are the days of modular hoods sitting awkwardly on top of light boxes. A UV-safety switch, auto UV-shutoff, and a UV-blocking viewport are standard features while a high resolution camera and focus free lens with SmartCapture Technology™ maintains the integrity of your samples with exceptional imaging Performance.

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OmegaFluor and OmegaChemi systems are also available online in LabShop online www.labshop-online.com

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Bright Instruments

Bright Instruments Limited is a privately owned business. They supply a quality range of cryostats, microtomes, freezing units and accessories to pathology, histopathology, immunology, life sciences, research and industrial testing & quality control laboratories world-wide.

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5040 Rotary Microtome

The popular 5040 microtome is of rotary retracting, self-lubricating design and has a heavy cast alloy base and cutting arm. Its robust construction makes it accurate and incredibly reliable.

The use of fixed beryllium hinges means that all lateral motion is controlled and allows no slop or play that can be experienced in other, lesser designs which can result in ‘chatter’ and ‘thick and thinning’. Its pawl and ratchet wheel and head-advance design ensures absolute calibration for section thickness accuracy and repeatability.

Features of the 5040 Rotary Microtome

  • Easy to use rotary retracting microtome with wide range of optional features
  • Choice of advance/rewind handle positions
  • Motor drive with zone control is available
  • Of hard wearing construction and maintenance free
  • Standard knife holder accepts most conventional knives
  • Quick release feather blade holder can be fitted
  • Specimen feed indicator
  • Safety features include fitted knife guards and locking handwheel

Based on the long-established and reliable OTF/AS cryostat, the new OTF5000 brings the extensive range of Bright cryostats completely up to date. New styling coupled with improved user ergonomics, the latest blade systems in the ever-reliable and powerful 5040 microtome, a huge choice of options plus money-saving package deals make these cryostats absolutely unique.

They are suitable for an endless range of applications and, in the correct configuration, are capable of cutting a wide diversity of specimens from undecalcified bone to brain, resins, plastics and plant tissue, as well as more usual soft tissue. Allowing full anti-roll plate adjustment for perfect results coupled with long lasting temperature stability, the OTF5000 Cryostat can truly be described as complete.

OTF5000 Cryostat Microtome Features

  • New contoured top for added operator comfort and usability
  • Suitable for research and clinical operation
  • 2 money-saving special packages availablet
  • Uses solid knives or disposable blades including new lever release Feather blade holder
  • Available in 2 different working heights
  • Automatic evaporator defrost supplied as standard
  • Non-urgent functions on side panel
  • Long list of options and accessories
  • Contains tried and tested 5040 rotary microtome

The Clini-RF is a new type of freezer designed to rapidly freeze specimens for sectioning or processing.

It has a lower chamber which can be filled with 3M’s Novec 7100, into which specimens can be immersed. 3M’s Novec is the only freezing liquid that can be used due to it being none inflammble. Alternatively, an aluminium block can be incorporated, into which a specimen holder or chuck can be fitted. The upper chamber is used as a short term storage area for specimens after they have been initially frozen in the lower chamber.

The Clini-RF eliminates the need to use potentially hazardous substances such as carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen. In order to save power, the compressor for the lower chamber can be manually switched off when it is not required and the Clini-RF will run in a ‘standby’ mode with the upper chamber still running at -40ºC.

A seven day timing device is available as an optional feature to automate switching between the ‘standby’ and ‘operational’ modes. An additional optional feature is a variable temperature control for temperatures above -80ºC.

Features of the Clini-RF Laboratory Freezer

  • Replaces liquid nitrogen freezing systems
  • Replaces carbon dioxide freezing systems of all types
  • Offers a distinct improvement in laboratory safety
  • Easy to use, therefore little operator training is required
  • Upper chamber available for storage at -40ºC
  • Holds 3M’s Novec 7100 for immersion of specimens
  • Typical tissue cooling rate of 0.5ºC/s

The 8000 retracting base sledge microtome offers the ultimate in versatility combined with strength, accuracy, reliability and, not least, safety.

Designed to meet the needs of the routine histology laboratory, the 8000 will also meet the more demanding requirements of the specialised unit where its versatility and wide range of accessories will guarantee that it becomes the first choice of the professional base sledge user.

The 8000 microtome is well suited to cutting a wide range of materials including bone, plastics, resins and wood as well as large area soft tissues and is the first of its kind to incorporate retraction on the return stroke.

Features of the 8000 Sledge or Sliding Microtome

  • Easy to use base sledge retracting microtome complete with standard vice
  • 60µm retraction on the return stroke prevents possible specimen damage
  • Angled and slewable knife holder for greater versatility
  • Accepts a range of knives and disposable blades
  • Safety features include knife guards and low positioned operating handle
  • Range of stages available

For some sectioning work, it is necessary to cool a specimen below room temperature. The Solid State Freezer can be fitted to most microtomes and will permit specimen cooling from ambient to -25ºC or lower, depending on conditions. The equipment consists of a cooling stage and a control unit. The cooling stage is best suited for operation with a base sledge microtome, but can be fitted to most rotary microtomes.

Features of the Solid State Freezer for Microtomes

  • Turns a microtome into a freezing microtome
  • Will fit most other manufacturers’ equipment
  • Choice of two stage sizes
  • Easy to defrost
  • Many other uses around the laboratory where small area freezing is required

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LabArmor

Lab Armor Bead Bath

Lab Armor Bead Bath

State of the art design. Breakthrough temperature control. Three sizes to choose from 6,14 and 20 Liter Models. No more harmful germicides.  50% more energy efficient than a water bath.

All of the built-in features on Bead Bath were designed from the ground up to take advantage of Lab Armor Beads and advanced capabilities of Bead Bath. And they deliver exceptional temperature uniformity up to 80ºC. So you can do things with this bath that you can’t do with your typical bead-filled water bath.

You can order LabArmor bead baths in LabShop Online: www.labshop-online.com

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The Eco-friendly Bead Bath

Lab Armor Beads are dry, thermal metallic beads designed to replace water in any Standard depth, non-circulating and non-shaking lab water bath. Beads can also be used to replace aluminum blocks in dry baths and ice in ice buckets. Beads are dry and naturally more resistant to microbial growth than water and therefore less likely to harbor and contribute to transmitting microorganisms in the laboratory.

Lab Armor Beads prevent distorted data and dangers resulting from inaccurate temperatures, evaporated lab water baths, and water-exposed contaminated samples. The Beads are designed to decrease microbial contamination that can ruin experiments or lead to safety issues in the laboratory.

Lab Armor Beads flow fluidly and can conform to all sizes and shapes of vessels placed within the bath. Vessels prone to tipping over or floating away no longer require racks, floats or bottleneck weights to secure them in place. Sample vessels can be conveniently buried into the beads to avoid temperature gradients associated with exposure to room temperature air. Bottles will rest on the surface and conical tubes will stay firmly in place in less than 1/2 inch of Beads.

“Purchased to decrease water bath contamination. Experience has been wonderful with decreased time taken for cleaning and decreased contamination of tissue culture.

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Sizes of the 3 bead bath models

6 L Bath (M706) + 5 L Beads Height 8.5 inches (21.6 cm)Width 15.9 inches (40.4 cm)Depth 12.3 inches (31.2 cm)Tub 6x12x6 (15.2×30.5×15.2 cm)

14 L Bath (M714) + 12 L Beads8.5 inches (21.6 cm)15.9 inches (40.5 cm)18.5 inches (47 cm)6x12x12 (15×30.5×30.5 cm

20 L Bath (M720) + 15 L Beads8.5 inches (21.6 cm)15.9 inches (40.4 cm)23.25 inches (59 cm)6x12x17 (15.2×30.5×43.2 cm)

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MRSA Screening with BugScreener

AlphaHelix has developed a system for screening bacteria, based on molecular diagnostics. The BugScreener™ system has outstanding performance in time, cost and sensitivity. It can be used for MRSA, VRE and other hazardous bacteria. The BugScreener™ has over nine years of proven concept in numerous major diagnostics’ laboratories. Over 2 million samples have been successfully processed by the system.

The backbone of the BugScreener™ is a DNA extraction process. After cultivation, the samples are processed through a unique extraction process; enabling regular qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) analysis. The lead time from sampling to result is well under 24 hours.

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The module philosophy of The BugScreener™ enables laboratories to choose their optimal solution; based on sample quantity. The System can be used with manual pipetting as well as large robotic setups with barcode solutions; customized for The BugScreener™ by AlphaHelix. The BugScreener™ can handle up to 200.000 samples per year in one robotics line. The qPCR functionality and mix are optional modules in the system.

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Cost-efficiency is an important factor in any large quantity analysis. The BugScreener™ provides a full screening solution at a cost far lower than any other system in the market. AlphaHelix offers a full “pay-per-sample”-solution; including optimal robotics and service; which will eliminate initial investment costs. The user can feel safe to always have a safe and functional solution running. In addition will a full “pay-per-sample” solution always ensures optimal function and process capacity of The BugScreenerTM.

The speed of the system enables hospitals to limit isolation time of suspected MRSA patients, saving money when reducing allocated care time. This increased benefit for the hospitals and their patients enables laboratories to sell The BugScreener™ services at higher cost than regular screening; despite the actual lower cost.

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MagCore Extractor

MagCore Automatic Nucleic Acid Extraction Systems and cartridge kits (CE IVD)from RBC Bioscience. You can choose between 4 different extractors: MagCore HF48, MagCore16 Super, MagCore16HF Plus, MagCore Compact and between a large well established, high quality and economic productrange of  CE IVD nucleic acid isolation cartridge kits for different Kind of sample types.

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MagCore Nucleic Acid Extraction Kits and different Automatic Extractors Overview

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MagCore® HF48 Automated Nucleic Acid Extractor

MagCore® HF48 is a High-throughput powerful system with consistent and simultaneous processing of 1st~24th or 24th~48th samples of DNA/RNA at A/B operation zones. It provides fast, cost-effective, and automated extraction purification of nucleic acids from diverse sample types including whole blood, bacteria cells, plant cells, cultured cells, virus particles and tissues.
With a sterilization system built-in, optimized protocols pre-programmed and CE IVD magnetic bead-based reagent cartridges supplied, MagCore® HF48 provides users a fast, efficient and cross-contamination-free isolation of various DNA/RNA samples. Its superb processing capacity makes itself a perfect solution for high-capacity nucleic acid purification.

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MagCoreSuper Automated Nucleic Acid Extractor

MagCoreSuper is RBC Bioscience’s most advanced and efficient robotic workstation for nucleic acid extraction. It is the first platform combining EXTRACTOR and SPECTROPHOTOMETER. Users are benefited with automatic purification, OD values retrieval and final eluate concentration measurement. It is equipped with a colored touch screen, thermo printer, barcode scanner, USB flash p&p.

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MagCore® HF16 Plus Automated Nucleic Acid Extractor

MagCore® HF16 Plus is the 2nd generation of HF 16 with improvements at mechanical design and program efficiency. With a user friendly design and built-in programs, up to 16 samples can be isolated at your fingertip. CE-IVDD certificated reagent kits available for various samples of whole blood, serum, plasma, body fluids, bacteria, plant, cultured cells, tissues, etc. Barcode scanner and thermo printer are
available on request.

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MagCore® Compact Automated Nucleic Acid Extractor

MagCore® Compact is economic, fast, space saving from a diverse range of sample sources. In terms of its literal meaning of “Compact” , all basic and necessary functions are crammed and equipped to meet the requirements of customers who take care of the small number of samples during a day.

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GORYO Chemical

GORYO Chemical creates innovative fluorescent probes in cell biology for both in vitro and in vivo applications. The best known products are fluorescence ORANGE products from the AcidiFluor Series , the Near infrared products from the CalFluor Series and the GlycoYELLOW and TokyoGreen producs from GlycoFluor Series.

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