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New Products: Mar 13, 2009


Thermo Fisher Scientific this week announced the launch of its Thermo Scientific Hamilton Infinity fume hoods. Optional GreenFumeHood technology eliminates atmospheric pollution from the exhaust, to minimize building infrastructure and reduce energy consumption costs, the company said.

The hoods feature low-voltage LED lighting, minimal exhaust static pressure, and variable air volume compatibility to minimize exhaust air when the sash is down. A full-height slanted front viewing area and side viewing panels allow sample monitoring, and a flush sill eliminates possible glassware tripping hazards. In addition, Hamilton AutoSash technology ensures correct sash positioning. An additional trough is positioned at the front of the unit to catch any spills. The optional GreenFumeHood technology uses Neutrodine filters in place of traditional carbon filters to eliminate emissions. User assurance and filter replacement is provided via the Microsoft gGuard communications package, which offers real-time remote management capabilities.

Thermo also introduced this week the Thermo Scientific Hamilton Distinction II adaptable laboratory furniture system.

According to the manufacturer, each modular unit is environmentally friendly, and constructed from reclaimed steel, combined with components from renewable sources such as bamboo, agriboard, and medium-density fiberboard. This design enables laboratories to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design criteria.

The company also said that the manufacturing process for these workstations does not lead to any volatile organic compound emissions or off-gassing.

The pre-wired and pre-piped Hamilton Distinction II laboratory bench allows quick connection to the utility ceiling service panel and reduces initial costs using factory-installed mechanical services. Power bars, needle-point fixtures, and under-shelf lighting provide an unobstructed and well-illuminated work surface.

Stratatech this week announced that it has launched its StrataTest human skin model.

Composed of both an epidermis and a dermis, the skin model displays the physical, chemical, and histological characteristics of native human skin. The tissue is supplied in a 24-well format for consumer product testing, drug discovery, and toxicity screening.

StrataTest is intended for research use only, and is manufactured using Stratatech's proprietary NIKS human keratinocytes, which have been shown to be pathogen-free and non-tumorigenic, and provide a fully stratified, multi-layered human skin substitute in each well of the StrataTest test plate.

Beckman Coulter announced this week that it has launched the Gallios flow cytometer, the first of several instrument, software, and reagent introductions in the year for both clinical and research applications in flow cytometry.

The Gallios flow cytometer is targeted to the research market. Its features include advanced optics, patented electronics design, and novel software tools.

The system comes in three scalable configurations that allow for the future addition of more lasers and fluorescence detectors as the need for complex multi-color flow cytometry expands.

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