Lab+Life Scientist Oct 2014

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what’s new

Kits for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing

Rotary evaporators

CRISPR/Cas9 technology offers an

of rotary evaporators. The powerful glass-covered touch-

Heidolph has released of the Hei-VAP Industrial series

efficient, simple system for targeted

screen controller design allows for easy and efficient

genome editing. Guide-it products are

control of standard and complex distillation processes.

said to improve the CRISPR/Cas9 work-

Features include bumping protection as well as fully

flow by providing a streamlined method.

automated product boiling-point detection and tracking.

The Guide-it sgRNA In Vitro Tran-

In combination with Distimatic systems, the evaporators

scription Kit can produce high yields of

can perform automatic distillation in both batch and

sgRNA in vitro - over 4 µg of sgRNA

continuous processes, enabling processing of virtually

can be transcribed per in vitro reac-

unlimited batch sizes.

tion. The Guide-it sgRNA Screening Kit

Focusing on operator safety, the series is equipped

provides an optimised in vitro assay to estimate sgRNA-directed Cas9 cleavage efficiency. The Guide-it Mutation Detection Kit contains all the reagents needed to quickly and easily confirm insertions or deletions generated using

with illuminated on/off switches for heating functions to prevent accidental activation. Further safety features include two independent overheat protection circuits; an emergency cutoff switch which completely shuts down all evaporator functions; automatic vacuum-leak safety cutoffs; implosionprotection housings; and IP67 compliant electrical connections. The easy-clip-flask connection system allows for ergonomic single-operator flask


changes, providing user safety and reducing operator cost. A self-filling and level-

Scientifix Pty Ltd

maintaining bath eliminates the need for users to manually top up water before,

during and after evaporation runs. The evaporators have a life expectancy of over 10 years, with minimal consumable cost. Scitek Australia Pty Ltd Australian drivesure ad Lablife final_Layout 1 30/01/2014 11:50 Page 1

The fully integrated panel mount pump • Eliminates costly motor/gearbox and drive development • Easy to fit, set up and control via 0-10V or 4-20mA • Precise, whisper quiet brushless DC motor control • Designed for applications delivering flows from 0.16ml-6 litre/min A guaranteed plug and play solution with Watson-Marlow service, reliability and quality built-in.


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