Instron has released its Bluehill Universal Software for its 5500, 5900, 59R, 3300, and ISO2, 8800 and ElectroPuls systems. The new software has a touch interface and features Quick Test for simple, quick tests; Instron Connect for directly and efficiently contacting support; improved exporting tools for interfacing with LIMS; and a touch screen Operator Dashboard.
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Danaher has appointed Raymond C. Stevens, PhD, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Stevens is the Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry at the University of Southern California. He is also Founding Director of the iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University.
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GC/MS is a widely used technique for food safety and food quality applications. Its robust separation power allows it to analyze foods for specific compounds like BPA and acrylamide, or more complex mixtures such as the analysis of pollutants and pesticide residues, among other toxic compounds. In particular, single quadrupole instruments have been the workhorse of the industry. However, the use of high-end mass spectrometers has become more prevalent as researchers are demanding lower limits of detection, employing GC-triple quad, GC-TOF, GC-QTOF and GC-Orbitrap instruments.
Bruker has unveiled its MALDI PharamaPulse 2.0 at SLAS. The new solution can measure up to 10 samples per second for MS-based, label-free screening in drug discovery. The system has modules for assay development and screening, and is compatible with automation protocols and robotics for automated ultra-high-throughput screening.
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Takara Bio USA Holdings has announced the completion of its acquisition of Ann Arbor, Michigan, based Rubicon Genomics. Under the terms of the $75 million transaction, Rubicon, a provider of nucleic acid library preparation products, has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Takara Bio.
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Becton Dickinson has announced the launch of its new BD Precise WTA (whole-transcriptome analysis) kit. Using the kit, researchers can extract and tag each RNA molecule from individual cells for identification and quantification.
www.bd.com/press/2017/BD-Launches-Reagents-to-Simplify-Single-Cell-Research.aspxTo read BD's press release, click here.