Lab+Life Scientist July 2015

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Particle size and count analyser The POLA 2000 is a portable particle size and count analyser manufactured by Particle & Surface Sciences (PsS). The versatile, simpleto-use system features its own carry handle, a laptop computer and Windows software. The system is suitable for aqueous fluids, used oils, powders and biological products for research and industrial organisations. It comes in two configurations. The particle size analyser has a size range of 0.5 to 350 Âľm, with up to 1000 user-selectable size channels. Results can be displayed by both population and volume in either graphical or tabular formats. The product is calibrated with NIST traceable latex standards. The particle count analyser is calibrated to ISO11171 Reporting (ISO4406) or SAE AS4059 Standard for Hydraulic Fluids. It features a constant pump speed, regardless of viscosity, and the resolution can be selected by the user. Users are welcome to contact PsS for no-obligation technical advice on their particular applications. The company also has an analytical laboratory, should users wish to send in their samples for analysis on the system. Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd www.pss.aus.net

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Bench-scale bioprocess control station The BioFlo 320 is a bioprocess control station designed as a universal platform. Features include autoclavable and single-use vessel flexibility, intelligent sensors and IP network communication for multi-unit control. Suitable for microbial and cell culture, scale-up to scale-down, batch, fed-batch and continuous processes, the product can meet the ever-changing needs of all segments of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. It is said to offer flexibility, control and functionality while occupying a fraction of the lab space of similar systems. Eppendorf South Pacific Pty Ltd www.eppendorf.com.au

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