introduces Acquity UPLC H-Class System
Waters Corporation has introduced Acquity UPLC H-Class System.
According to the company, the new H-Class system is designed to replace
high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems and accelerate
ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) adoption among HPLC
The company has incorporated the technical advantages of its Acquity
UPLC with the operational familiarity of traditional HPLC, in this new
product Acquity UPLC H-Class system. Beyond improving chromatographic
performance when running UPLC columns as well as fully-supporting HPLC
columns, the Acquity UPLC H-Class system closely emulates HPLC
work-flows making method transfer from HPLC to UPLC easier.
Furthermore, the introduction of Acquity UPLC H-Class allows
organizations to standardize their approach to LC with a common
technology platform that makes the future transition from HPLC to
UPLC-based methods straightforward and practical - from
product discovery through to product release testing.
Meanwhile, Waters has also introduced Viridis Supercritical Fluid
Chromatography (SFC) columns, a new family of analytical and
preparative SFC columns. Waters' new Viridis SFC columns were
developed to give laboratories using SFC a reliable source of
high-quality columns for compound purification. Representing the first
of Waters column products for SFC, Viridis columns are available in two
chemistries, 2-ethylpyridine and silica. Waters Viridis SFC columns are
manufactured by Waters ISO 9000 facilities under comprehensive quality
guidelines and feature the company patented preparative optimum bed
density technology, designed to produce mechanically stable columns
with longer lifetimes.
Healthcare unveils Vscan for point-of-care
GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of the diversified General Electric has
launched Vscan, a new pocket-sized visualization tool developed to
provide physicians with imaging capabilities at the point-of-care.
Roughly the size of a smart phone, Vscan has powerful, ultra-smart
ultrasound technology that provides clinicians with an immediate,
non-invasive method to secure visual information about what is
happening inside the body. Vscan is portable; battery operated and can
easily be taken from one place to another to be used in many clinical,
hospital or primary care settings.
Vscan is capable of scanning upto 30 patients with its one hour battery
power backup. Physicians can store patient images in its 4GB memory
card that can be expanded upto 32GB. The high image quality combined
with simple, familiar, intuitive user interface that can be controlled
using the thumb facilitates disease detection. Using a familiar dial
key interface, physicians can zoom images in and out, and pan left and
right for analysis. Clinicians can store images, add voice annotations
and the docking station plus cable link helps the transfer of data to a
PC for organizing or sharing with experts through e-mail or internet.
unveils Magna ChIP2 kit
Millipore, a provider of technologies, tools and services for the
global life science industry has introduced its new Magna ChIP2
chromatin immunoprecipitation DNA microarray kits, the first kits to
provide reagents, microarrays and validated protocols for the entire
ChIP-chip workflow. The kits allow researchers to map entire gene
regulatory networks and patterns of epigenetic marks using microarray
To affect gene expression, regulatory proteins bind to DNA not just at
a single site on the genome, but at many different sites. The human
genome contains three billion DNA base pairs of sequence, so
determining all the DNA binding sites for a protein is a daunting task.
ChIP-chip makes it possible to examine protein-DNA interactions on a
genome-wide scale. However, because of the complexity of the protocol
and the costs of obtaining the wide range of reagents, the method has,
until now, been limited to only a small number of expertly trained,
launches HySeq 2000 in India
Premas Biotech, the
representative of Illumina in India, has launched super high-throughput
sequencer from Illumina called HySeq 2000. The HySeq 2000 is primarily
intended for users whose project demand the highest throughput at
shortest time. This will be a 200GB per run platform with data
generation of up to 25GB per day and two billion paired-end reads per
The HySeq makes use of four cameras and state-of-the-art line scanning
method. The result of all this high-end optics and electronics is that
the cost of the system is also much higher than the GAIIx but this will
translate to the lowest cost per run, where it is estimated that the
cost to sequence a human genome at 30x coverage will be about $10,000
(about Rs 4.62 lakh).