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Lonza’s new Nebula Multimode Reader streamlines quantitative endotoxin detection

Lonza has launched the Nebula Multimode Reader, the first multimode reader qualified for use with Lonza’s turbidimetric, chromogenic and recombinant endotoxin detection methods. Users can now directly compare results from absorbance-based and fluorescence-based endotoxin assays in one reader, reducing the variables and training required for endotoxin detection.

Powered by WinKQCL Software, the reader also streamlines maintenance and validation procedures with a single data management system while maintaining data integrity compliance. This multimode reader expands Lonza’s Complete Testing Solutions, helping customers increase the efficiency of their endotoxin testing program.

Lonza Nebula

Designed to meet the demands of current QC labs, the Nebula Multimode Reader provides users with a single solution for use with multiple endotoxin assay types. Its customized plate movement technology and tunable wavelength capability allow users the choice of the turbidimetric, chromogenic or recombinant Factor C methods. As a result, the selection of the best-suited assay for specific samples will be significantly easier.

Full integration of the Nebula Multimode Reader with Lonza’s WinKQCL Endotoxin Detection and Analysis Software means data integrity compliance is more easily maintained. The audit trail, trends analysis and other key features from the WinKQCL Software are available from one instrument, allowing users to realize a reduction in the time and documentation required to validate new test methods.

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Bio-Rad - Preparing for a Stress-free QC Audit

Lonza’s new Nebula Multimode Reader streamlines quantitative endotoxin detection

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