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Beckman Coulter s Cell Lab Quanta, Thermo Electron s Open Access and Discovery, Eksigent Technologies ChromXP and Ekisgent Control Software v. 2.06


Beckman Coulter recently introduced Cell Lab Quanta, a new flow cytometry solution that uses two-color fluorescence capabilities for multiparameter cell counting and sizing. Quanta’s multiple excitation wavelengths allow for flexible fluorochrome selection of a variety of multicolor analysis, Beckman said. The technology is well suited for applications such as viability, apoptosis, cell cycle and protein expression, the company added.

Thermo Electron has released the Open Access and Discovery software applications for its Xcalibur 1.4 SR1 mass spectrometry data system. The applications can be used with any Finnigan ion trap or quadrupole mass spectrometer, as well as with liquid chromatography systems released for Xcalibur 1.4 SR1. The software enables “seamless operation of multiple instruments on one open access system,” according to the company.

Eksigent Technologies introduced recently its ChromXP columns which are optimized to work with the company’s ExpressLC HPLC system. The new ChromXP columns feature “toolless” finger-tight fittings, enabling users to install the columns by hand, without wrenches. The easy-to-use fittings cut the time to change a column in half, the company said.

The columns will be offered with C18 material in 3- and 5-micron particle sizes, in column lengths from 3 to 15 centimeters. Other column chemistries will be released later, the company said.

Eksigent Technologies also introduced the Ekisgent Control Software v. 2.06 — an enhanced software platform for its ExpressLC-100 HPLC system. The updated software features a new user interface, peak lableling, improved methods development tools and manual baseline editing. The new software also features seamless integration with Scientific Software’s EZChrom Elite chromatography data system.

“Our ExpressLC-100 users can now easily access a wide range of data-processing capabilities including multi-level quantitation, qualitative spectral analysis, system suitability and client/server implementation,” said Phil DeLand, senior product manager for Eksigent.


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