Genomic Solutions of Ann Arbor, Mich., has finished revamping its website. Information about its proteomics software, exclusively licensed from ProteoMetrics, is available at www.genomicsolutions.com/bioinformatics. The information and tools formerly available at www.proteometrics.com and www.genomicsolutions canada.com have now been incorporated into the company’s main website. Access to mass spectrometry search engines ProFound and Sonar MS/MSTM as well as the ProteinInfo is now provided at http://22.214.171.124/ProteinId.html, or through the “bioinformatics” home page. Licensed users of Knexus and RADARS/MSTM may now use their login ID and password to download product updates from http://126.96.36.199/Knexus.html.
TTP Lab Tech, based near Cambridge, UK, has launched Mosquito, a micropipetting instrument that combines a fixed head pipettor with disposable tips. According to the company, the instrument is capable of pipetting down to 50 nanoliters with little variation.
At its core is a bandolier spool of miniature syringe-like micropipettes that provides a continuous feed of disposable tips to the pipetting head. Each bandolier has 35,000 micropipettes. When a spool is finished, it can be removed and replaced with a new one.
The system is compatible with 96-, 384-, and 1536-well plates. The micropipettes are made of polyethylene and stainless steel. Any volume in the range of 50-1,200 nanoliters can be selected.