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Beckman Coulter s P1000 Tips for Biomek NX and FX Span-8 Systems, EMD Biosciences Overnight Express, and Immunicon s CellTracks Endothelial Cell Kit

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Beckman Coulter last week introduced P1000 Tips for the company’s Biomek NX and FX Span-8 systems. The new large-volume tips are certified to be RNase/DNase free, and pipette a full 1 mL with a barrier, Beckman said. They are ideal for applications such as DNA purification, RNA isolation, protein purification, and broadcast dispensing of reagents for assay development and dilution studies, the company said.


EMD Biosciences, the life science and analytical division of Merck KGaA, said last week that Overnight Express, its R&D 100 Award-winning product for high-density bacterial cell culture, is now available. According to the company, cultures grown with the product can produce cell mass and protein yields up to 20 times greater than those produced with conventional induction methods; can use the entire range of growth temperatures; and can be used to express a broad range of proteins.


Immunicon said last week that it has released its CellTracks Endothelial Cell Kit for sale for research use only. The kit is used in conjunction with Immunicon’s CellTracks AutoPrep system for blood sample preparation, and the CellSpotter analyzer to capture, count, and characterize circulating endothelial cells from whole blood, the company said.

 

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