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Biometra TAdvanced

Analytik Jena

Biometra TAdvanced

The new generation Biometra thermal cycler – the high-performance thermal cycler for DNA amplification by PCR.


  • Six different sample blocks: including a 96-well silver block as high-end variant
  • Powerful control electronics: aluminum block with superior heating and cooling rates as achieved in instruments with silver block
  • Fastest Ramping, Highest Accuracy and Intelligent Block/Well Control (RAC): high temperature uniformity and maximum reproducibility, no over- or undershooting of the programmed target temperature
  • Optional with gradient: simple optimization of new primer pairs
  • Linear Gradient Tool (LGT): exact adjustment of the gradient temperature profile
  • High Performance Smart Lid Technology (HPSL): fast heating, constant contact pressure and easy use
  • Quick Block Exchange System: easy, fast exchange of sample blocks
  • Whisper Quiet Technology: particularly quiet operation with a maximum noise level of 45 dB
  • Intuitive software: graphical programming and Easy Spreasheet Programming
  • Multi Step Programming: easy creation of PCR protocols during programming without the need to toggle between different windows
  • Advanced User Management (AUM): flexible user management with individual assignment of user rights for single users
  • User Specific Quick Start: no tedious searching of already used PCR programs due to the combination of Quick Start and Program Preview
  • Extended Self Test: automatic system diagnosis and documentation of PCR runs
  • Comfortable 7 inch color touch display
  • USB and Ethernet port
  • Protocol Wizard: Automatic creation of PCR protocols with few inputs


Dana Schmidt, Press

Tel: +49 36 41 77-92 81, Fax: +49 36 41 77-99 88,




The Cadence Inline Concentrator simplifies concentrating solutions of biomolecules to an in-line, single-use, ready-to-use process.


The recirculation loop associated with tangential flow filtration (TFF) conventionally used for this process is eliminated. Pump and tube sizes are reduced, product recovery is maximized, and sensitive proteins are exposed to less shear. The Cadence Single-Use Inline Concentrator moves the product being processed through a proprietary design flow path in a pre-assembled module with all connections already in place and designed to couple to available standard tubing manifolds.

Typical applications include monoclonal antibodies, fractionated antibodies, recombinant proteins, other proteins and recombinant blood factors. The Cadence Single-Use Inline Concentrator is used to concentrate clarified bulk after fermentation, and to reduce the number or size of bags needed and increase product concentration to improve chromatography performance. 

Cost projections with BioSolve software show that, compared to conventional single-use TFF, the Cadence Single-Use Inline Concentrator provides a 31% cost of goods sold and a 66% capital investment savings per batch because of the elimination of the need for intermediate tanks, ability to use smaller chromatography columns, energy savings, and the ability to couple processes to reduce downtime.

For further information please click here.

Lee Products

Miniature component specialists LEE PRODUCTS have recently published a new EFS (Electro Fluidic Systems) technical handbook which provides a valuable resource of product information along with practical engineering reference material.

Lee Products

Lee Product’s three Electro-Fluidic Systems groups produce high quality miniature solenoid valves, micro-dispense valves, atomising and dispense nozzles, fixed and variable volume pumps, integrated fluidic manifolds, inert tubing and fluid control components and custom engineered designs.  These products are used in medical and scientific instrumentation, analytical / clinical chemistry, in-vitro diagnostics, drug discovery and ink jet printing applications.

This new 323 page EFS handbook includes detailed information on Lee’s wide range of solenoid valves and pumps along with their manifolds, tubing, accessories, and special products, plus useful engineering and general information.

More details and copies of the handbook are available from:

Mike Stott

Lee Products Ltd

3 High Street

Chalfont St. Peter

Gerrards Cross

Bucks, SL9 9QE

Tel: +44 (0) 1753 886664

Fax:+44 (0)1753 889588


With Iris 6 INFORS HT releases a new SCADA software package for parallel bioprocess control, which brings a fresh new look and a whole raft of new features.


With Iris 6 INFORS HT releases a new SCADA software package forparallel bioprocess control. Iris 6 brings a fresh new look and a whole raft of new features to one of themost flexible and user friendly bioprocess control software programs available today. A special versionfor use with Multitron incubation shakers allows comprehensive process validation.

“Beginners will love the modern design and the easy navigation”, says Dr. Tony Allman, productmanager INFORS HT. A new ribbon menu provides quick access to the bioreactor and parametersettings. A variety of graphical displays such as correlation and bar graphs allow an easy interpretationof process data. The new version allows the user to annotate on-line graphics while a fermentation isin progress and to time-stamp samples for easy reference.

Advanced features such as the feedback control using sequences allow the experienced user toexplore all possibilities of bioprocess control. The seamless integration of both analysed and calculatedprocess parameters gives the users the possibility to achieve a combined record of all process data.“The implementation of off-line analysed parameters like OD or protein yield in the batch record file isgreat, now I can record all data in one single file”, says Dr. Michael Kaempf, Project Leader BioprocessDevelopment, EMPA (Switzerland). An enhanced reporter module makes creation of batch tickets, data export and printing both comprehensive and simple.

The Iris Parallel Bioprocess Control Software is available in 3 different packages depending on the type of equipment. The same software provides high quality data acquisition and sophisticated controlstrategies from shake flask up to pilot production.

All software packages can be qualified for validation purposes relating to FDA CFR Part 11, 21.


Dr. Tony Allman, Product Manager Fermentation

Infors AG

Rittergasse 27

4103 Bottmingen


Phone: +41 (0)61 425 77 00

Fax: +41 (0)61 425 77 01



Trillium/Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is expanding their flow cytometry portfolio with the addition of 14 new human monoclonal antibodies from Trillium Diagnostics LLC.

Trillium/Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is expanding their flow cytometry portfolio with the addition of 14 new human monoclonal antibodies from Trillium Diagnostics LLC.  The analyte specific reagents (ASRs) provide high specificity, convenience and flexibility in flow cytometry.  A new cell permeabilization reagent is also being offered. 

The new monoclonals include human anti-hemoglobin F, which recognizes a fetal hemogloblobin molecule; CD163 markers for anti-inflammatory signal and disease process research and CD64 markers, which react with Fc gamma receptors. Characterized, quality controlled, convenient, liquid reagents allow users to spend less time in sample preparation and more time on experiments.

Rounding out the line is a monoclonal for MNDA (myeloid nuclear differentiation antigen). All antibodies are available unconjugated or conjugated to a selection of fluorochromes. Intra-Cell™ concentrate for cell permeabilization is also being released.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences offers an extensive line of human and non-human antibodies as well as a range of supporting reagents and immune monitoring products. The new antibodies are supplied in 1.0 mL of buffer, are ready to use and facilitate flexibility in experimental design.

“Convenience and specificity are important features for scientists,” said Mario Koksch, vice president and general manager for Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ Flow Cytometry Business Unit. “These new antibodies are directed at important targets and will improve accuracy for researchers.”

A strategic partnership between the companies enables Beckman Coulter Life Sciences to further diversify their extensive flow cytometry reagent portfolio and Trillium Diagnostics to broaden the reach of their products in the global market.    

Contact Information:

Hillary Hunter

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Public Relations

Advanced Analytical Technologies

The Fragment Analyzer™ by Advanced Analytical is a fluorescence-based capillary electrophoresis instrument for both sizing and quantifying nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).

Advanced Analytical Technologies

By using a sensitive intercalating dye coupled with a powerful LED light source, Fragment Analyzer™ Automated CE System obviates the need for fluorescent labeled primers and can be used to separate dsDNA fragments and RNA (mRNA and total RNA). The Fragment Analyzer™ Automated CE System is the most flexible system on the market today, with the greatest sensitivity, the highest separation resolution over a wide range, the widest dynamic range and the fastest separation times.

This instrument comes available for customers who wish to run either 12 samples or 96 samples at a time.

Currently kits are available to:

• quantify and qualify NGS fragments.
• quantify and qualify RNA.
• quantify and qualify genomic DNA.
• do Mutation Detection, also known as TILLiNG, a reverse genetics technique.

The application kits help laboratories to streamline workflow and avoid bottlenecks typically found with competitive lab-on-a-chip methods. Gels formulated to provide high resolution separation are also available for general fragment analysis, such as SSR/microsatellites, small and large PCR fragments (amplicons) and resolve fragments sized between 10 bp and 40,000 bp with resolution down to 2bp.

Each and every kit is performance-tested prior to shipment to ensure quality, accuracy and ease of use for customers. Most kits require a single pipetting step before placement of the sample plate onto the instrument.

An analytical software package, PROSize™, greatly reduces post-separation analysis time. Put them all together — the instrument itself, the QC-tested application kits, and the analytical software — and the combination makes the Fragment Analyzer™ Automated CE System a powerful package for reducing labor and improving lab workflow and throughput.


Advanced Analytical Technologies GmbH

Lutz Büchner

Im Neuenheimer Feld 583

69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49-(0)-6221-868058-20 

GE Healthcare

His Mag- and Ni Sepharose excel are immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography (IMAC) media (resins) designed for capture and purification of histidine-tagged proteins secreted into eukaryotic cell culture supernatants.

GE Healthcare

Nickel ions are very strongly bound to both media, enabling direct loading of large sample volumes without removing agents that normally would cause metal ion stripping. Both media significantly simplify and speed up the workflow and are excellent choices when working with purification of histidine-tagged proteins secreted from eukaryotic cells. 

Key features:

  • Load eukaryotic cell culture samples containing secreted histidine-tagged proteins directly with retained binding capacity
  • Increase target protein yield and decrease degradation through reduced and simplified sample handling
  • Choose between several different formats for screening and preparative purification of histidine-tagged proteins 


IMAC purification of histidine-tagged proteins secreted into eukaryotic cell culture supernatants has traditionally been challenging because of incompatibility between the IMAC medium and the cell culture medium. The cell culture medium strips the immobilized metal ions from the IMAC medium during sample loading, resulting in low or no binding of the target protein. The purification has been further complicated by the fact that the target protein concentration is often low. This requires the use of large sample volumes, which in turn might lead to increased metal ion stripping. Considerable sample pretreatment has been required to overcome these problems, an example being buffer exchange by diafiltration in combination with concentration procedures. Such pretreatment is time consuming, potentially harmful to sensitive proteins, and can cause unnecessary loss of target protein.

Contact Information:

GE Healthcare Europe GmbH

Life Sciences

Andrea Löhndorf, PhD, MBA

Regional Marketing Manager

Mobil: +49 (0)174 92 36 400


AquaSpec mid-infrared spectroscopy creates digital metabolomic fingerprints of biological samples – in less than two minutes.

CETICS Healthcare Technologies GmbH

In contrast to conventional in-vitro diagnostic methods,  AquaSpec technology does not require sample preparation or consumables. It uses less than 100 microliters of sample volume and provides physicians with quantitative as well as qualitative information on important blood parameters – immediately and without time-consuming transport to diagnostic laboratories.

The core element of AquaSpec technology is the patented, ultrafine and high-precision flow cell especially developed for the measurement of aqueous biological samples. The flow cell is less than 10 µm thick, with a precision in the nanometer range, thus providing previously unrivalled measuring accuracy and reproducibility to exploit the full potential of modern mid-infrared spectroscopy. The high information content and digital archiving of the spectra open up completely new paths in analysis and diagnostics – also for retrospective studies, metabolomics studies, investigations, and the monitoring of disease and therapy processes.

Fields of application:

  • Toxicology
  • Cell Culture Quality Control
  • Pharmaceutical Development

Ask us for additional information:  

CETICS Healthcare Technologies GmbH

Schelztorstr. 54-56

73728 Esslingen am Neckar


Phone:+49 (0)711 300 655-0

Fax:+49 (0)711 300 655-29



Cytation 3 is an automated digital microscope that provides high quality cellular imaging up to 60x in slides, microplates, Petri dishes and cell culture flasks.


Cytation™ 3 cell imaging multi-mode system combines automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection in one instrument. This unique patent pending design provides rich phenotypic cellular information with well-based quantitative data, bringing cell biology research to a new level.

Fully integrated solution for automated fluorescence and brightfield microscopy of slides, microplates and flasksTemperature control to 45°C, CO2/O2 gas control and orbital shakingPowerful yet easy to use software for efficient image capture and analysisEliminates inconveniences commonly associated with conventional microscopy

The modular platform can easily upgrade to add conventional multi-mode microplate detection, to provide well-based intensity data along with phenotypic information from the microscope.


This is a highly advanced programmable pneumatic digital dispenser. It can store eight programmes and it can partially compensate for viscosity variation.


The dispenser features new digital controller technology with a clear digital display for a simultaneous overview of all parameters.

The Drifton 206-DF dispenser can store eight programmes in the controller’s memory and when it is programmed, it will adjust the pneumatic pressure automatically as the liquid becomes thicker or thinner.

The dispenser can partially compensate for variation in the dispensed medium.

Remember to order an air fitting to go with this one-component dispenser.


Drifton A/S
Avedøreholmen 84
DK-2650 Hvidovre
Tel.: +45 3679 0000

Life Technologies

SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase (RT) is a proprietary mutant of SuperScript® II RT that is active at 50°C and has a half-life of 220 minutes, providing increased specificity with gene-specific primers (GSPs) and the highest cDNA yield of all RTs.

Life Technologies

SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase (RT) is a proprietary mutant of SuperScript® II RT that is active at 50°C and has a half-life of 220 minutes, providing increased specificity with gene-specific primers (GSPs) and the highest cDNA yield of all RTs. It is ideal for RT-PCR of a specific gene or for generating cDNA from total or poly (A)+ RNA samples. Like SuperScript® II, it synthesizes a complementary DNA strand from single-stranded RNA, DNA, or from an RNA:DNA hybrid. SuperScript® III RT is genetically engineered by the introduction of point mutations that increase half-life, reduce RNase activity, and increase thermal stability. SuperScript® III RT features:

  • Thermostability—half-life of 220 min at 50°C
  • Yield—reduced RNase H activity for more full-length cDNA
  • Specificity—full activity at 50°C for increased specificity with gene-specific primers
  • Applications—array labeling, cDNA libraries, RT-PCR, primer extension, 3´ and 5´ RACE

For further information please click here.

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