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January 2015: Product News

Featured products include the Cytation 5 cell imaging multimode readerfrom BioTek, an ebola disinfectant from Mueller Sports Medicine, and a lab coat with multiple pockets for electronic devices from ScotteVest.

ATUMtome 640

Ultramicrotome Enables High-Volume Section Handling

The ATUMtome, an automated tape-collecting ultramicrotome from RMC Products and Zeiss, uses an innovative tape collecting method that facilitates the efficient sectioning and handling of large volumes of biological samples for 3-D image reconstruction.

Bio-Rad Supplemental HIV Assay Produces Results in 30 Minutes

Bio-Rad Laboratories has received FDA premarket approval for its Geenius HIV-1/HIV-2 supplemental assay, which can differentiate circulating antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2 in whole blood, serum, and plasma. Requiring little training, the test produces results within 30 minutes.


Roche Acquires Ariosa Diagnostics

With its acquisition of Ariosa Diagnostics, Roche enters the market for noninvasive prenatal testing and cell-free DNA testing services.