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New Products: Agilent's 1290 LC; A Tau Assay from Proteome Sciences; and More


Agilent has introduced its new 1290 Quaternary LC system, which the company said offers the accuracy and precision of a binary system with the flexibility of a quaternary system.

The system offers maximum pressure of 1200 bar and includes Agilent's new Inlet Weaver and Jet Weaver microfluidic technologies. It is compatible with Agilent's Intelligent System Emulation Technology, which allows it to run workflows developed on previous Agilent LC products.

Proteome Sciences has released a new set of tau phosphoprotein assays for research into tauopathies including Alzheimer's disease.

The mass spec-based assays measure total tau protein as well as six specific tau phosphorylation sites linked to tau pathology, and can be used with a variety of samples including mouse brain, tissue culture cells, and cerebrospinal fluid.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released its new Accucore C8 HPLC column for separation of analytes with medium hydrophobicity.

The column uses a shorter alkly length bonded phase, which allows for chromatographic performance without excessive operating pressure, the company said.

GE Healthcare has launched its ImageQuant LAS 500 system for imaging of chemiluminescent Western blots, fluorescent proteins, DNA gel stains, and white light imaging of colorimetric stains and markers.

The system provides high sensitivity and wide dynamic range, allowing for detection of pictogram levels of chemiluminescent samples, the company said.

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