respons®940 is an automated random access clinical chemistry analyzer and offers a constant throughput of minimum 400 tests/h, independently whether a mono- or two component reagent is used. Including the optionally available ISE module with additional 240 test/h the total throughout increases to 640 tests/h.
Biotech Fluidics has published a practical review paper that demonstrates how its MarvelX™ and MarvelXACT™ high pressure fluidic connections enable users to achieve reliable, repeatable, and consistent UHPLC performance. In this paper, fluidic experts explore the connection challenges facing users of modern UHPLC instruments.
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has introduced a new Light Array Module (LAM) for the BioLector XT Microbioreactor which is set to advance research with a wide range of phototrophic organisms.
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, a world leader in the development and manufacture of serum-free and chemically defined cell culture media for bioproduction and cell therapy manufacturing, has more than doubled their R&D facility’s footprint with the recent completion of its Armstrong Cell Culture Center of Excellence. The new state-of-the-art centre enables the company to expand its capabilities in cutting-edge discovery research, bioproduction, cell and gene therapy, Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and cytogenetics.
Based at FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s headquarters in Santa Ana, California, the facility has now been opened to its growing Life Sciences and Medical Media divisions. Having experienced significant growth in recent years, the company continues to invest in new facilities globally, including opening new sites in Europe and Asia within the past year.
New programmes and initiatives
The new Armstrong Center will support many of its new programmes and initiatives, including Manufacturing Sciences and Technologies (MSAT), Single-Use technology development, and automation platforms for media development. Alongside this, the expanded facility will offer dedicated workspace for cutting-edge research into analytical chemistry, virology, ART and additional cell culture and molecular-based assay development, providing additional employment opportunities and projecting a doubling of growth in R&D headcount by the end of the year.
Bob Newman, Chief Scientific Officer, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, commented: “Continuing our 50 years’ of success and experience in the cell biology and cell culture solutions industry, we are driving forward with expansion plans to support ongoing innovation and growth across our diverse offerings of specialty media, technologies, and custom media services.
“The global demand for access to these high quality and cost-effective therapies and services is increasing faster than ever before. Through this new Californian site, as well as the recent opening of the Collaboration and Innovation Center in Suzhou New District, China, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is poised to provide enhanced technical collaboration opportunities between R&D experts worldwide, supporting development of personalized solutions and partnership opportunities.”
German independent research institute BioMed X has started a new research project ‘Advanced Biomarker Detection for Pharma-cological Monitoring in the Brain’ (BDB) in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim. The objective of the research group ‘BDB’ is to develop a continuous monitoring biosensor for direct detection of small molecule biomarkers in rodent brain tissue to support the […]
CytoSMART Technologies has launched their new brightfield live-cell imaging system – the CytoSMART Lux3 BR. The small brightfield microscope is equipped with a high-quality 6.4 MP CMOS camera.
Like other CytoSMART microscopes, this new live-cell imager is designed to work inside a standard cell culture incubator without disturbing temperature, airflow, and optimum culture conditions for the cells. This allows researchers to perform long-term live-cell imaging experiments, ensuring optimal cell growth and health.
Very detailed brightfield images can be captured using the new device. With 2072 pixel resolution in both x- and y-axes, combined with 1.45 mm field of view, the microscope provides a resolution of 0.7 µm/pixel. Even at the commonly required image resolution of 300 dpi for printed publications, these images can fill the entire page without compromising image quality.
Jan-Willem van Bree, CTO at CytoSMART Technologies, commented: “We are very excited to expand our label-free microscopy solutions for live-cell studies. For cell biologists who want to incorporate live-cell imaging into their workflow, the resolution of live-cell imaging microscopes may be too low for accurately quantifying complex read-outs, such as cell tracking or differentiation processes. This causes inaccurate and variable results that compromise the research output. Unlike the high-end microscopes with incubation box, the Lux3 BR ensures that cultures are not exposed to temperature, humidity, or CO2 fluctuations that can stress the cells, as the device easily fits in every CO2-incubator. It is a powerful addition to each research lab.”
The CytoSMART Lux3 BR setup can be easily expanded to two or even four devices that can be operated and controlled individually via a single laptop. Since both Lux3 BR Duo Kit and Multi Lux3 BR devices can be placed directly next to each other in the same incubator, it allows for systematic comparison of control and treated samples, as all monitored cell cultures are maintained in an identical culture environment.
The main features and benefits of the CytoSMART Lux3 BR include:
- High-quality images and time-lapse movies to investigate the development of cellular processes
- Incubator- and laboratory-friendly due to its compact size and open design
- Remote data access via the CytoSMART Cloud with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop outside the lab
- Flexibility to expand a single live-cell imaging system to Duo and Multi Kits
For more information, visit: CytoSMART-Lux3-BR
Two types of photon detectors are used to amplify and then convert lightinto electronic signals in flow cytometry. The traditional detector is the photomultiplier tube (PMT). Avalanche Photodiodes (APD) are another type of photon detector and are used in the DxFLEX flow cytometer.
The best outcomes in cancer treatment can be achieved with early diagnosis. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is unique in that it is the only tissue-specific biomarker that can aid in the early diagnosis…