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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: February 2013: Plastics/Liquid Handling/Consumables/Pipettes

Pipette and Filter Tips
For precise and comfortable pipetting
GrenierBioGreiner Bio-One, Monroe, NC, offers Sapphire Pipette Tips, a new range of pipette and filter tips. The Sapphire product family comprises standard pipette tips, standard filter tips, low-retention pipette tips, and low-retention filter tips, which are all designed for precise and comfortable pipetting with maximum recovery. All tips are transparent, graduated, and free of detectable DNase, RNase, human DNA, and are nonpyrogenic.
Greiner Bio-One
(704) 261-7800; www.greinerbioone.com

Multichannel Verification System
Determines performance on a tip-by-tip or well-by-well basis
Artel MVS_System_simpleThe MVS Multichannel Verification System from Artel, Westbrook, Me, is a universal system that provides the ability to measure the accuracy and precision of volumes dispensed into 96- or 384-well microplates. The system provides objective data that is traceable to the international system of units, enabling liquid-handling operations to be standardized between methods, instruments, and locations under the conditions at which they are run. The system quickly determines liquid-handler performance on a tip-by-tip or well-by-well basis, and can also be used to assess the effectiveness of mixers and plate washers.
Artel
(888) 406-3463; www.artel-usa.com

Pipette Calibration System
Provides instant feedback
Artel PipetteThe Artel PCS pipette calibration system from Artel, Westbrook, Me, provides a fast and convenient method for measuring the accuracy and precision of dispensed volumes. The system can be used to efficiently ensure pipette and operator performance throughout the laboratory year—not just at predetermined calibration cycle times. It has also been used as a training tool, instantly providing the user with feedback on accuracy and precision performance. The system minimizes calibration turnaround time, allows the pipettes to remain in the lab, and provides increased confidence in calibration results. It is fully compliant with ISO 8655, CAP, and CLIA guidelines, and produces measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units.
Artel
(888) 406-3463; www.artel-usa.com

Syringe Filters
PerkinElmer SyringeISO9000-certified manufacturing
Syringe filters from PerkinElmer, Waltham, Mass, are a high-quality, packaged filter priced economically. Available in packs of 100 or 200, the line is available in the most popular membrane materials including nylon, PTFE, and PVDF. The filters are supplied in 4mm, 13mm, 17mm, 25mm, and 30mm formats in virgin color-coded polypropylene housings. The ISO9000-certified manufacturing is carried out in certified clean-room conditions, using the latest manufacturing technology to ensure high-quality, consistent products. All syringe filters are HPLC-certified.
PerkinElmer
(781) 663-6900; www.perkinelmer.com

AMIES TUBE_CAPPED_SWABTransport Systems
Accommodates automation and traditional processing
The Puritan Liquid Amies Transport System from Puritan Medical Products Company LLC, Guilford, Me, is a self-contained, ready-to-use multipurpose collection and transport system for aerobes, anaerobes, and fastidious bacteria up to 48 hours at room temperature. The system is designed to accommodate both automation and traditional liquid specimen processing in clinical labs, including culturing and Gram staining.
Puritan Medical Products Company LLC
(800) 321-2313; www.puritandiagnostics.com

IVF ICSI Dish
Easy-grip design
Thermo Fisher_Nunc_IVF_ICSI_DishThe Thermo Scientific Nunc® IVF ICSI Dish from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Mass, maintains an optimal temperature with true flat bottom, as well as increased safety with the easy-grip design. The low profile provides optimal angles during ICSI process, while the super-polished optical center allows clear viewing of the sample. Thermo Scientific Nunc in vitro fertilization products provide security, safety, and reproducibility for your valuable samples, and are certified based on a 1-cell stage mouse embryo toxicity test. Stringent lot-level manufacturing controls ensure viability, reliability, and reproducibility. Dishes are produced under ISO 13485, MEA tested, CE-marked class II medical device, and FDA-cleared for use in IVF.  Lid is present.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
(781) 622-1000; www.thermoscientific.com/ivf; www.thermoscientific.com

Wipes and liners
CurrentMaterials trap, isolate fluids
Bio-Hazard wipes and liners from Current Technologies Inc, Crawfordsville, Ind, come with a white absorbent side and bright orange plastic backing to prevent leakage of blood, fluids, and chemicals to hands, gloves, and other surfaces. The absorbent side traps blood, pathogens, and chemicals while the plastic prevents leakage. The wipes prevent the subsequent transmission of microbes or chemicals from gloves to phones, pens, equipment, and other high-touch surfaces. The orange polyethylene backing is impermeable to strong solvents (eg, xylene, acetone, ketones, alcohols, formalin), blood, and urine. The wipes and liners are available in three absorbencies: standard, heavy, and super; and in multiple sizes.
Current Technologies Inc
(765) 364-0490; www.currtechinc.com