The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-08T10:36:31Z The Genetic Testing Laboratories Expands Portfolio of Clinical Tests 2017-03-08T10:36:31Z the-genetic-testing-laboratories-expands-portfolio-of-clinical-tests Springwood- Queensland – 08/03/17 -Australia based genetic testing company The Genetic Testing Laboratories (also known as GTL Australia) has launched a new range of clinical DNA tests to its existing portfolio in partnership with a leading genetic laboratory in Australia. The company has recently introduced a blood based Allergy test, which analyses various allergy panels and measures the levels of the allergy antibody IgE in response to the allergens tested. GTL Australia has also launched Pharmacogenomic testing, a cutting edge-test which tests an individual’s gene response to certain drug classes as well as an Inherited Disease Panel which covers a person’s genetic predisposition to over 700 diseases. The latest addition to the portfolio is the Post Natal Test which establishes a baby’s risk for 50 inherited disorders and includes information regarding the baby’s ability of metabolizes 20 different drugs. Commenting on this significant venture, GTL’s sales and marketing manager states that “we believe clinical testing and personalized medicine are what medicine and health care is moving towards. The gradual paradigm shift is becoming more obvious with the growing requests we get not only from individuals, but also from doctors and clinics who wish to better advise, treat, prevent and guide their patients through access to various clinical tests such as gluten testing or pharmacogenomic testing.” The Genetic Testing Laboratories notes that is only offers its portfolio of tests following Australian guidelines “the tests must be ordered by a doctor and results sent to doctor. The client can then discuss their results with the doctor. With an ever-growing demand for patient satisfaction, effective treatments and positive outcomes, the company foresees an evolution in the field of clinical tests which will become an integral part of detecting, managing and preventing diseases and illnesses. The company also notes how it is not only the private medical and health sector that can benefit from these tests but public hospitals and other state run health care entities which should seek collaborations with private companies and laboratories that offer these tests because “clinical tests can potentially save millions of dollars and reduce pressure on the public health service which is already under strain in many countries. Having access to such targeted treatments, based on the results of genetic testing, can avoid use of ineffective drugs, over or under prescribing, which amongst many other related issues, just increase the tab on public health care spending” About GTL The Genetic Testing Laboratories offers health, clinical relationship as well as parentage testing services. It is one of the leading companies in Australia, with offices in countries including the United Kingdom. Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. eVestigator® Cyber Forensics Expert Simon Smith says 'POKÉMON NO' to Augmented Reality 2016-07-26T09:36:16Z evestigator-r-cyber-forensics-expert-simon-smith-says-pokemon-no-to-augmented-reality PRESS RELEASE 26/7/2016 CYBER FORENSIC EXPERT ISSUES NATIONAL SECURITY WARNING EVESTIGATOR CYBER FORENSICS EXPERT SIMON SMITH SAYS 'POKÉMON NO' TO AUGMENTED REALITY Availability for further interview / discussion TV – Aus-Wide – 24hrs notice, Radio – 8 hrs notice –© Simon Smith 0410 643 121 - forensic@evestigator.com.au. Written consent needed to reuse/quote from this release. Contact: Simon Smith. (eVestigator® aka Simon Smith, an expert in Cyber stalking and Cybercrime Investigations and a Master in Computer Digital Forensics says that our children and teenagers are severely at risk of physical, sexual and psychological harm from the use of this game) © SIMON SMITH - EVESTIGATOR® URGENT PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE © - CREDIT & PERMISSION ASKED FOR IN WRITING BEFORE USE eVestigator®, Computer Forensics Cyber Expert – CHFI, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, Private Investigator Phone: 1800 CYBER I, Direct: 0410 643 121 www.evestigator.com.au www.cybersecurity.com.au www.courtexpertwitness.com.au Melbourne, July 26, 2016: Mr. Simon Smith of www.evestigator.com.au, and www.cybersecurity.com.au, a top Australian Computer Forensics expert, Cyber-crime Investigator, cyber-stalking expert and programmer of 25 years knows all too well the other side of what it looks like in a courtroom when somebody is the victim of cyber-stalking or white collar crime. He is often giving forensic evidence or reports in relation to high-tech computer crimes as an expert witness or private investigator. He has also worked on cases involving child pornography and the police, and is a strong advocate against Cyber-bullying, Cyber-stalking and Cyber-crimes civilly and criminally, and has helped hundreds of people attain justice and resolution in many cases, especially involving children and violence and forensic impersonation. As a Commonwealth Appointed Family Dispute Practitioner, with the very difficult job of dealing with awkward family disputes along with his specialised cyber forensic knowledge and cases as a private investigator, he speaks of cases where he has dealt with kidnapping, abductions, cults, poisoning and more. Never, however did Mr. Smith predict that what he calls “Cybergeddon™” would come so soon. Simon explains the term “augmented reality” in the new Pokémon game as going too far. “Imagine walking in a straight line and a cartoon character appears in front of you. That is simply what it is. A technology that draws a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world (knowing on their phone where they are via the GPS), in this case a character or an object named a Pokémon. It then uses the camera on the back of the phone to paint the background, so it looks like there is a cartoon in your view”. He further says, “the earth is made up of various known areas comprising longitude and latitudes. These are known to the game and randomized, and the object of the game is to find Pokémon and physically step within a meter or so of it to interact, and likewise, collect other objects in the game”. He further explains that “these objects are randomly placed on or around you are on earth without any data verification”. Mr. Smith asks you to imagine your child, or teenage son or daughter walking around with head buried in their phone, jumping complete stranger’s fences, in and out of their neighbourhood, exploring places they shouldn’t be – knocking on stranger’s doors, asking if they can collect a Pokémon from their backyard. Then he asks you to “stop imagining because it is actually happening now”. He then asks you to imagine a “destination” that may be randomly picked in the game for your child to visit. Imagine if one of these stops was say in the case of America, “The Windsor Hotel in Phoenix Arizona”. Would you be concerned if you knew that in this instance, this was a halfway house for sex offenders? He also asks you to not imagine, and says, “Well, that happened too!” Mr. Smith deals with reverse cyber stalking cases all the time. Finally, he asks you to imagine that a group of bullies had a special directory which told them where a victim would be going at a certain time. It would allow them to lay a trap, and wait for the prey. Of course Mr. Smith says, “let’s not imagine - that actually happened too. In fact, only a few days after launch a gamer was robbed at gun point in dangerous unchartered neighbourhoods because the attackers knew he’d be chasing Pokémon they used game bonuses to lure there.” Mr. Smith, both as an IOS and Android programmer and cyber stalking forensic investigator and court expert witness strongly warns the community and rates this at a risk of 10/10 to any parent. He states that It could be used as a directory for stalkers and paedophiles to find children, and cause danger to society in an already understaffed and underqualified area of policing, being organised cyber-crime. Mr. Smith further states that it could even be considered the “Yellow Pages of Children and Teens” for Sex Predators – it could be easily argued that this is in fact no longer “augmented”. Mr. Smith strongly advises everyone to be conscious of the line that has just been crossed – and understand that crime is still crime even if it is hidden in what appears to be a ‘fun super-artificial method of game play’. “It is not a game anymore”, Mr. Smith strongly states. “It’s dangerous, it’s real and it is most likely in the hands of your children now”. Mr. Smith feels very passionate about the dangers he sees, in his expert opinion, he would strongly “recommend parents remove the game after doing further research” as he truly believes it crosses the line by masking serious cybercrime. He finishes by stating that, “It is ironic that people used to be afraid of the psychological effect of what violent artificial games may have on people, now I’m saying backed by evidence and experience, they should really be worried – because it has now crossed over to reality." This is general advice and not to be taken as legal advice and naturally, not all game players are likely to contribute to this conduct, this is an opinion expressed by me raising concern in this area of augmented reality. eVestigator®, Simon Smith Computer Forensics Cyber Expert – CHFI, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, Private Investigator © SIMON SMITH - EVESTIGATOR® URGENT PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE © CREDIT & PERMISSION ASKED FOR IN WRITING BEFORE USE Please consider the environment before printing AUSTRALIA’S LEADING AUTHORS GATHER TO CONDEMN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO CREATE A CULTURE OF BOOK THIEVES 2016-05-18T22:21:03Z australia-s-leading-authors-gather-to-condemn-government-s-plan-to-create-a-culture-of-book-thieves Who: Richard Flanagan, Nikki Gemmell, Andy Griffiths, Tom Keneally to lead Alist roll call of Australian and international authors When: Thursday 19 May at 6.45pm – 6.55pm Where: Art Gallery NSW, just before the 16th annual Australian Book Industry Awards begin What: Photo opp with limited vox pops available on request. Don’t close the book on Australian stories. The Australian government is about to make significant changes to copyright, threatening the future of our Australian story. But at what cost to writers, culture and jobs? Guest ABIA presenter and Man Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan will deliver a speech in response to the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property draft report around 10pm during the gala ceremony. ‘Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.’ - Thomas Keneally For more information, please contact: Emma Rusher T 0423 214 626 | emma@houseofrusher.com Mass Spectrometry for pharma, biotech and research labs 2016-04-05T10:20:29Z mass-spectrometry-for-pharma-biotech-and-research-labs Mass spectrometry, widely accepted as a strong tool for identifying, characterising and purifying compounds was first made known by Dr. Joseph Thompson in the early 1900s. However, the instrumentation and analysis has traditionally needed highly trained technical staff and a highly specialised lab, limiting the reach of the technology. In many cases, lab users are forced to outsource samples to dedicated facilities for MS analysis, increasing costs. Times are changing. Mass spectrometry, once held in the bastion of specialty laboratories, is moving more into mainstream pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic laboratories. The power that mass spectrometry provides in the confirmation of compounds in a mixture has become valuable to many areas such as drug discovery purification. To address this shift of use to a broader, non-expert audience, many scientists and instrument companies are rethinking mass spec instrument design. With these redesign efforts, “Mass spec for the masses” (1) has moved from concept to reality.How to move mass spec mainstreamWhile the use of mass spectrometry in the characterisation and confirmation of drug compounds is highly valuable, it is also expensive. Pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical companies, as well as academic labs, are looking at a variety of approaches to control the escalating costs of purification during drug discovery from increasingly complex materials using mass detection techniques. First, they want to decentralise the characterisation process to reduce overhead costs. Usually, chromatographic fractions are sent to a dedicated mass spectrometry lab for further analysis. The large mass spectrometers used require specialised lab space because of their size, their system requirements, and the noise they generate. These instruments also need highly trained personnel to run them and highly trained service engineers to maintain them. For decentralisation to work, mass spectrometry instrumentation must become smaller in size so it easily fits into any chemistry lab. It also must become easier to use to increase the accessibility of the instrument to entry-level spectroscopists and other less experienced lab personnel. A push-button solution is needed that requires less formal training. Next, companies want to decrease the cost of ownership associated with mass spectrometers. Traditional mass spectrometers use large amounts of resources such as power and nitrogen. More importantly, many issues affecting the performance of a mass spectrometer need much more involved repairs, typically requiring a scheduled visit from a field service engineer. The instrument downtime can generate delays for characterisation of samples, impacting productivity and increasing costs. As Alessio Zammataro, Product Manager and Applications Scientist for chip-based mass detection technologies at Microsaic Systems noted, “There is higher demand for real-time techniques using less complex technologies.” The VERITY 1900 MS Detector is easily incorporated with Gilson’s preparative HPLC systems. With a mass range of 50–800 amu and the ability to collect full scan signals and up to four SIM channels simultaneously, the VERITY 1900 MS Detector will become a powerful component of the lab workflow for both small and large molecule identification. Mass detection power that fits in the palm of your handA new breed of mass detectors is currently focusing on meeting some of these needs through instrument miniaturisation. However, as Alessio Zammataro pointed out, “Smaller is a challenge,” given constraints of electronics, physiochemical laws and intellectual property. The VERITY 1900 MS Detector from Gilson offers a new approach that overcomes some of the constraints to miniaturisation. The VERITY 1900 MS Detector relies on proprietary micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology developed by Microsaic Systems. The result is the ionchip®, a palm-sized, chip-based mass detector component that has detection power similar to the larger single quadrupole mass spectrometers. The use of the innovative chip-based mass detector helps to shrink the overall VERITY 1900 MS Detector footprint, simplifies the complexity during operation and maintenance, and offers reduced cost of ownership so the instrument can easily be accommodated in a non-specialised lab. The VERITY 1900 chip-based mass detector, through integration with Gilson’s TRILUTION LC software or Glider Prep software, can be programmed by simply entering in one or many target masses. Gilson’s robust and proven HPLC systems do the rest, collecting fractions based on this simple target, which makes the system easier to use by less experienced lab personnel. As Thomas Rawlins, Associate Product Line Manager at Gilson summarised, “At Gilson, we know that scientists want to produce verifiable data in a comfortable laboratory environment. In partnering with such an innovative company (Microsaic Systems), we can enable any chemist to verify the molecular weight of their analyte of interest without disrupting their quality of life in the lab.” Parallel analysis shortens drug development times In a traditional drug purification workflow, preparative liquid chromatography (LC) fraction collection is typically monitored by optical methods such as ultraviolet/visible light (UV/VIS). However, UV/VIS is limited and uncertainty usually exists over the exact contents of a fraction and the purity of the sample. This uncertainty leads to a second stage in the workflow: precise identification of the compound(s) in the fraction and their purity through single quad mass spectrometry at a separate specialised lab. This second phase results in additional time and money. By adding the VERITY 1900 MS Detector to the drug purification workflow, the monitoring of the collected LC fractions is done with both optical and mass detection (UV/VIS and MS) in tandem, allowing fractions to be clearly identified and the purity determined in a single step. Running the UV/VIS and MS detection in parallel eliminates the additional time required for offline mass spec analysis and the necessity for a specialised lab dedicated to that analysis. Time savings due to mass detection during the initial step allows fraction collection to be more specific, resulting in fewer fractions to process later. Easier Maintenance VERITY 1900 MS Detector is a Single Quadrupole Mass Spec Detector with Integrated Splitter and Make-up Pump The VERITY 1900 MS Detector also decreases costs associated with ownership, as it has fewer system requirements for resources such as power and nitrogen. The system is also easier to maintain (e.g., no pump oil changes are necessary), and instrument downtime is significantly reduced, improving productivity and saving money. Many routine maintenance items are also customer serviceable, eliminating the need for a service visit. If a rare performance issue arises, one usually only needs to swap in a new chip to fix the issue. Summary As Alessio Zammataro summed up, “What we have achieved with this product is to maintain the standard performance of a general mainframe single quad benchtop mass spec, but have reduced its running costs and footprint.” Thomas Rawlins also noted, “I am excited to offer scientists a product that really changes the way they think about MS technology. With a chip-based mass detector, the site requirements, maintenance costs, and footprint become more similar to a basic UV/VIS detector than a traditional single quad MS.” The easy-to-use single quad VERITY 1900 MS Detector with its proprietary chip-based technology frees the mass spec from a dedicated specialised lab, allowing mass detection to move into the mainstream.  For more information on the Gilson VERITY 1900,Please contact our team of Laboratory experts byEmail: automation@johnmorris.com.auFree call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Laboratory NanoRam now complies with new European Pharmacopeia revisions 2016-04-03T06:47:10Z nanoram-now-complies-with-new-european-pharmacopeia-revisions B&W Tek, a mobile spectroscopy solutions company delivering lab quality Raman, LIBS and NIR solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is proud to announce full compliance of the award-winning NanoRam® series of handheld Raman spectrometers to the latest revision of the European Pharmacopeia chapter on Raman spectroscopy. In recent years, Raman spectroscopy has become an increasingly popular method for the identification and verification of materials in the Pharmaceutical Industry. This growing popularity along with the regular use of such instruments has led to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission to revise its General Chapter on Raman Spectroscopy (2.2.48), published in Supplement 8.7, to now include handheld Raman spectrometers. These changes will go into effect on April 1, 2016. With this update, the European Pharmacopeia will include specific details regarding an update on the reference standards used for verifying wavenumber scale. According to a press release issued by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EDQM), cyclohexane has been kept, while polystyrene and paracetamol have replaced indene and naphthalene. “B&W Tek is ready for these updates, and we’re embracing the guidelines for published wavelength shift tolerances for polystyrene, paracetamol and cyclohexane, specifically for handheld Raman,” said Dr. Katherine Bakeev, Director of Market and Customer Development at B&W Tek. The NanoRam is an intuitive, state-of-the-art instrument used for nondestructive identification and verification of materials such as APIs, excipients and intermediates. With a wide variety of sampling accessories, a high resolution touchscreen interface and an easy-to-use software, the NanoRam can be used by non-technical and highly-technical users alike to identify samples and expedite materials through the manufacturing lifecycle. In accordance with these revisions, the NanoRam acceptance tests have been updated to meet the April 1 adoption date and the recertification protocols will also comply with these new regulatory standards. To learn more, visit the European Pharmacopeia website by clicking here or read the EDQM January press release by clicking here. To learn more about the NanoRam, click here.   VIDEO: NanoRam Raman spectrometer IDs raw material faster  Need to know more about the B&W Tek NanoRam ?Talk to our experts in the Laboratory team todayFreecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: automation@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Laboratory About B&W Tek John Morris Scientific supplies B&W Tek, a mobile spectroscopy solutions company delivering lab quality Raman, LIBS and NIR solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms. B&W Tek provides solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, safety, security and research communities. Their commitment to innovative solutions has made B&W Tek a leader in Raman spectroscopy solutions. Fluidic Factory: Dolomite launches 3D fluidics printer 2016-03-29T11:13:02Z fluidic-factory-dolomite-launches-3d-fluidics-printer Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidics innovation, has just released its innovative Fluidic-Factory available from John Morris Scientific. As the first commercially available 3D printer for fluidically-sealed devices, the Fluidic factory offers fast and dependable printing from as little as $1.33 per device. Using robust and translucent cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), this makes it simple and affordable to 3D print devices for practically any application. The Fluidic Factory is designed for ultimate ease of use, enabling rapid prototyping of fluidically-sealed devices such as chips, sensor cartridges, fluid manifolds, valves, connectors and medical devices. Its intelligent software and innovative hardware ensure reliable sealing of fluidic paths, allowing the creation of precise channel geometries and various features not possible using etching, embossing, moulding or machining techniques. Users can choose a design from the selection in the Fluidic Factory's Design Library, or create and print their own unique devices using virtually any CAD software. With this complete design flexibility, the Fluidic Factory is ideal for a wide range of applications, including organ-on-a-chip, point-of-care diagnostics, drug development, education, chemical synthesis, and analytical and biomedical assays. The Fluidic-Factory features a replaceable head and bed, and upgradeable software to enable future functionality e.g. on-line chip design file shop, printing alternative polymers, high definition printing, micromilling, fluid dispensing, bio-printing. Fluidic Factory 3D printing method Fluidic Factory uses FDM (fused deposition modelling) method to melt the polymer at high temperatures and eject through the nozzle to the print bed which then solidifies at temperatures below 75°C. Reliable fluidic sealing Fluidic Factory has been designed for reliable sealing even in pressures of up to 10-20 bar (dependent on design). Intelligent software:The desktop PC software analyses the 3D geometry of the device and identifies the internal voids and surfaces. The print paths are then created from the inside of the device outwards and the print head deposits filaments in a continuous, leak-proof manner. Inductive heating:Fluidic Factory's clever design allows filaments to melt together when depositing on top of each other. A small volume of polymer is melted to a fluid state at very high temperatures and only held a few seconds before ejecting and depositing in a 'squashed' manner. This ensures excellent adherence, optimal polymer quality and leak-free channels. 'Squashed' bead method*:Fluidic Factory uses a 'squashed' bead method when depositing beads as opposed to many traditional FDM printers which deposit beads in circular cross-sections. The system is optimised for fluidic sealing. *FDM printers eject the molten polymer, which cools down and solidifies. What is ejected is called a bead. The size of the bead depends on the speed that the nozzle is moving, the nozzle diameter and the rate at which the polymer is ejected. Unique properties of COC (cyclic olefin copolymer) Fluidic-Factory is the world's first COC printer and the first printer in the world able to fabricate fluidically sealed devices. COC has many benefits over other polymers: COC is FDA approved Optically transparent Non-auto fluorescent Excellent resistance towards water-soluble chemicals, acids, alkalis and alcohols Biocompatible Very low water absorption Compatible with various sterilising processes Excellent mechanical properties allowing more realistic prototype manufacturing Channel geometries Circular, triangular or rectangular channel geometries can be printed (dependent on the mode of printing). Other cross-sections are also possible. Intuitive user interface and workflow Fluidic Factory features a touch screen and USB drive to enable easy transfer of print files from a PC. Once the USB is inserted into the Fluidic Factory, the file becomes available to select and print. Once printing is started, the screen displays the time left to print, real-time status and filament use. Print files and Fluidic Factory Software Print files are open format files and may be downloaded from the Design Library. Designs can also be created by CAD software and then saved as a .stl file, which carries information about the surfaces of the model. The Fluidic Factory PC software accepts .stl files and outputs print files (.phff). After importing a .stl file, the PC software creates a graphic illustration of the device. It then illustrates 2D slices, a slice at a time, reconstructed from the .stl information. The user is able to visually inspect the 2D slices to understand the print path of the print head. During this stage, the user is also able to adjust the model to decide the print orientation. The user can scroll through the layers, and once satisfied, finalise the creation of the print file. This file is then copied to a USB flash drive and connected to the PC. To find out more, please see our brochure:Dolomite Fluidic Factory 3D Printer     Want to know more about Dolomite instrumentation?Our Automation Solutions team would love to hear from youPhone free call AUS 1800 251 799 and free call NZ 0800 651 700Email:  automation@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup/au/Laboratory New Masterflex L/S Digital Miniflex Pump Systems by Cole-Parmer 2016-03-29T11:07:36Z new-masterflex-l-s-digital-miniflex-pump-systems-by-cole-parmer Compact digital pumps for low flow transfer and dispensing deliver the easy use interface researchers have waited for. The new Masterflex L/S Digital Miniflex Pump Systems are complete systems containing both a drive and pump head. The precision digital drive offers a maintenance-free high accuracy motor and an icon-driven menu allows quick, intuitive programming and setup. The high-contrast graphical LCD shows operating parameters: flow rate, drive speed, continuous run, and copy dispense, allowing you to view pump performance continually. The brushless motor offers ±0.1% speed control accuracy with a 3000 to 1 turndown ratio for a wider flow range. Dispensing features include a copy/repeat setting with programmable batch count and a programmable dispense interval that allows hands-free dispensing and filling. An integrated open-head sensor shuts down the drive if the pump head is opened while running. Remote control capabilities allow easy integration into automated processes. Created for transferring, feed, sampling, or filling applications in laboratories and research settings, the new pump systems deliver repeatable low flow rates with flow ranges of 0.004 to 315 mL/min (depending on the model and tubing size selected). Pumps operate with continuous tubing to save costs by eliminating leakage and the need for fittings or connections, thus providing a cleaner fluid path. Single- and dual-channel models are available. Cole-Parmer is a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. John Morris Scientific supplies Masterflex L/S Digital Miniflex Pumps and Cole-Parmer product lines in Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific, including popular brand names such as Oakton, Digi-Sense, Environmental Express, Ismatec, and more. Want to know more about a Masterflex L/S Digital Miniflex Pump?Our Technical Experts would love to hear from youAUS Freecall Ph. 1800 552 724 or  NZ Freecall Ph. 0800 651 700Email: info@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/ColeParmer   Want Laser Particle Sizing at the Press of a Button? 2016-03-21T11:20:54Z want-laser-particle-sizing-at-the-press-of-a-button Simplify particle measurement with the latest Fritsch Laser Particle Sizer ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec. Designed for research and development professionals in production and quality control. Simply start the programme, select an SOP and include the sample and the process completes automatically. The system is designed for easy operation, short analysis periods and consistently duplicable results. The very large measuring range from 0.01 µm to 2100 µm of the ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec results from the combination of two lasers with two different measuring cell detector spacings: large particles are detected using an infrared laser with a large distance to the measuring cell, for small particles a green laser with a small distance to the cell is used, which permits the detection of the forward scattered light up to a scattering angle of 65°. The measurement of smallest particles down into the nano range is performed by the green laser light for backward scattering. Specially arranged detectors ensure this. The ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec consists of a compact measuring unit that can be quickly and easily combined with different dispersion units for dry or wet measurement. Select the wet dispersion unit for wet measurements of solids and suspensions. For dry measurements of not too fine, free-flowing materials use the dry dispersion unit with efficient degradation of agglomerates. For dry measurement of agglomerates or free-flowing materials, choose the falling chute. The measuring cells of the ANALYSETTE 22 dispersion modules are located in practical cartridges that can be exchanged with a single motion when switching between wet and dry measurement, without changing any hoses or modifying the instrument. The ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec software contains completely predefined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for nearly all typical measurement tasks, making operation especially easy. Via a well-arranged input mask, you are completely free and flexible in modifying these SOPs to perfectly suit your measurement requirements. For the control, recording and perfect evaluation of your measuring results your ANALYSETTE 22 NanoTec is delivered with a computer on which the Fritsch MaS control software is already fully installed. The software MaS control is easy to learn and guides you through the entire measurement process in a largely self-explanatory manner. Read our full FRITSCH brochure for the ANALYSETTE 22 Find out more about FRITSCH instruments fromOur Lab Core Instruments teamPhone free call: AUS 1800 251 799  and free call NZ 0800 651 700Email: info@johnmorris.com.au John Morris Scientific supplies Fritsch an internationally respected manufacturer of sample preparation and particle analysis equipment. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Idar-Oberstein Germany. All Fritsch instruments offer highest dependability with innovative technology in combination with simple operation. Fritsch are specialists in sample, milling, sieving and dividing as well as particle size and distribution characterisation. What utilities will make my laboratory more efficient? 2016-03-21T06:53:43Z what-utilities-will-make-my-laboratory-more-efficient Vacuum, water and gas utilities will improve your lab environment efficiency. Laboratories are intricate and costly when compared to residential and industrial building. The main aim to constructing a functional lab is to facilitate valuable research results. At the centre of a lab is the research underway, therefore lab owners can’t compromise research efforts by neglecting key aspects such as safety, comfort and sustainability. Some of the most important enhancements to these aspects are in the utilities used within the lab environment. From lab vacuum to water to gas, utilities are at the heart of successful research and a successful laboratory set-up. Lab vacuumOne of the most notable trends in laboratory vacuum technology is the movement away from central vacuum supply in new science buildings. This is consistent with owners’ objectives to have facilities that are adaptable as science changes, as budgets rise and fall and programs respond. “Central building utilities that can’t adapt to changing needs limit the economic lifetime of the building and hamper the science, or accelerate the need for substantial renovation investments,” says Peter Coffey, VP of marketing,Vacuubrand, Essex, Conn. Another factor driving the move away from central vacuum utilities is the movement toward multidisciplinary science buildings, both for academic institutions and for “problem-focused” research. “Since the vacuum needed by the various scientific disciplines varies greatly, and dry laboratories are becoming increasingly important, one-size-fits-all vacuum seems less appropriate,” says Coffey. This trend is also evident in other modular utilities like point-of-use ultrapure water systems and ductless fume hoods. Researchers are also continuing to move away from water aspirators and oil-sealed rotary vane pumps due to environmental impacts, maintenance concerns and cost of ownership. With a focus on sustainability in lab environments, more researchers are looking for environmentally friendly products that are reliable and can be used for a wide range of applications. “Oil-free vacuum pumps don’t require water or oil for normal operation, nor do they create contaminated waste that must be properly disposed,” says Roland Anderson, laboratory products manager, KNF Neuberger, Trenton, N.J. As science evolves, so does actual laboratory vacuum technology. Many enhancements have been made to this technology over the past three years, but none is as important as control and automation of lab vacuum processes. From pumping units that automatically respond to demand for vacuum, to systems that can automate evaporative processes, automation saves researchers time, protects samples, reduces wear on pumps and reduces energy use. “With budgets tight in both academic and industrial research, process automation in labs frees up the most precious resource in the lab— the attention and creativity of the researcher,” says Coffey. The result: Both greater productivity and more satisfying work for the scientist. Vacuum pump with control through a tablet computer. Photo credit: Vacuubrand Another development noted by lab vacuum vendors is the development of wireless systems for monitoring and controlling vacuum applications. Some laboratory vacuum technology introduced in recent years permits scientists to work at their desks, while monitoring a rotary evaporator remotely on their computer monitors or wireless devices. Remote control operation of lab equipment not only frees researcher’s time, but also allows for added safety and energy-efficiency benefits. “The development of remote control technology has enabled the control of vacuum applications from outside a closed fume hood,” says Anderson. “This gives researchers total control over their vacuum application, while enjoying the benefits of energy savings and increased safety.”  While many enhancements have already been made to laboratory vacuum technology, there’s always room for technology improvements. And, according to Coffey, there are immediate opportunities available to scientists by adopting technologies developed over recent decades. In laboratory environments, many vendors often see oil-sealed rotary vane pumps, which are designed for relatively deep vacuum applications, used for filtration operations. However, oil-free pumps that provide more appropriate vacuum levels offer reduced maintenance and smaller footprints. According to Coffey, “We still see water-jet aspirators in labs, with each one wasting tens of thousands of litres of water annually when a small vacuum pump could save enough water to pay for itself in a year or two. We also see scientists who have worked for years to earn a PhD functioning as ‘machine operators’ when automation could free them to use their training and intellect creatively.” Scientists who undervalue their own time when considering equipment purchases ultimately compromise their budgets and their science. Laboratory environments also want smaller, quieter and more powerful vacuum technologies. Developing pumps that can handle liquids and gasses over a broad temperature range and have the ability to tailor their performance to a specific application is an enhancement Anderson is noting with KNF’s customers.“Customers are continuously looking for smaller pumps with deeper end vacuums, greater chemical compatibility and quieter operation,” says Anderson. “We must continue to improve upon our product offerings to meet the demands of a changing lab landscape.” In future laboratory environments, lab vacuum will continue to be an essential utility in wet labs, even as dry labs that rely on computers for simulations or data analysis develop increasing importance. “Limited research budgets and cost pressures in academia will drive decision-making toward the process optimising advantages of automation and to careful attention to the most appropriate vacuum technology for a scientific operation,” says Coffey. The trend away from central vacuum supplies in new and renovated science buildings will place a premium on space-efficient, adaptable options for in-lab supply of vacuum, as well as systems that operate quietly enough to be a good neighbor in the lab. Many lab environments are also seeking to incorporate vacuum pumps into other pieces of equipment to provide a more complete laboratory instrument and offer control over the entire process. As researchers move away from house vacuum systems and try to select pumps that fit their specific needs, Anderson sees a growing trend to incorporate vacuum pumps into other devices to create a complete free-standing system. Laboratory waterLike vacuum technology, lab water is also indispensable to a lab environment and can help further science. In lab water, there’s a current trend within applications to use less volume, but more ultrapure water. The purity of ultrapure water is now at a level where there is little more “purity” to be found, according to Woodridge, Ill.-based ELGA LabWater. Most lab facilities are looking for sources of ultrapure (18.2 Megohm) water systems. These facilities want their ultrapure water system to be fed tap water instead of pre-treated water, which, according to Julie Foster, global product manager, Water Purification, Thermo Fisher Scientific, is the traditional type of water the water system would require. As lab buildings move away from building-central systems to produce pre-treated water for the building, labs look for water systems that directly convert tap water to Type 1 ultrapure water. “Customers were always able to build a system configuration of a pre-treatment system, plus tank, plus ultrapure water system; but now, they are able to buy smaller compact systems to perform this conversation of tap to Type 1 water,” says Foster. Currently, there’s also a movement in certain applications, such as chromatography or spectroscopy, towards automation to increase throughput. This means laboratory water technology can be used in the automation processes. According to ELGA LabWater, customers increasingly want to use raw potable as their feed source for their water purification systems; so there’s a growth in demand for tap to Type 1 units. Systems are also becoming more modular, so users can upscale or expand their water systems like they do with analysers. As systems are becoming more modular and configurable, remote dispensing is also much more in demand. And, now, according to ELGA LabWater, multiple dispensing points in the lab are often required, especially in new laboratories. “Flexibility of water dispensing has also been improved so a user can easily dispense from the system or from a remote dispenser,” says Foster. Most of the enhancements with water purification systems have occurred to make the water system more user-friendly and adaptable to a user’s work environment. “Updated displays make water systems easier to use and make monitoring the system’s performance simple,” says Foster. ELGA LabWater’s water purification system set-up in a laboratory setting. Photo credit: ELGA LabWater There are also more mounting options for water systems in the laboratory. Water systems can now be mounted on a bench, under the bench, on the wall or can sit as a stacked configuration on the floor. Other enhancements include monitoring at the point-of-use/dispense, inline microbial and biofiltration and real-time TOC monitoring.While lab water technology has gone through multiple enhancements, some still need to be made to better advance science. From ELGA LabWater’s customers’ perspective, enhancements are more about simplicity, ease-of-use and lower consumable running costs. This can be achieved through ergonomic and robust design combined with optimising technologies within the water purification system. The lab water technologies used today have largely been used for decades, but, according to Foster, there are a few technologies that could be improved. Electrodeionisation (EDI) technology deionises water in place of a traditional deionisation cartridge. “The benefit of the EDI technology is the module can be recharged over and over again for an average three to five years, whereas a traditional deionisation cartridge can’t be recharged and is often replaced every six to 12 months,” says Foster. The challenge with EDI technology is it’s very sensitive to hardness in the water and can require additional pre-treatment steps to ensure the life of the EDI module is adequate. The future is bright for lab water, as there will be continued and increased usage in critical areas of research, and labs will likely always require purified water. The goal then becomes for vendors to continue to improve water systems to make them more user-friendly and ensure they are able to fit into the workflow of any lab. “This may include adaptations to the water system to make them compatible with future high-sensitivity life science and analytical applications and methods,” says Foster. New technology will bring higher flow rates and lower operating and ownership costs. High water purity is used in nearly every lab, and ELGA LabWater doesn’t see this changing. Pure or ultrapure water is often seen as a commodity or utility, but it’s also one of the most important reagents in the lab. The proper gas solutions for your laboratoryIn lab gas technology, the move from helium to hydrogen as a carrier gas has slowed as a high percentage of labs that made the change didn’t achieve the performance expected. The time to convert all processes and revalidate peaks is time consuming, according to Frank Kandl, director of business development for specialty gas equipment, Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa. And not being able to compare historical chromatograms because of retention time differences and resolution was also an issue. “In addition, most who decide to switch want to move to gas generators; and this is an issue with bench space,” says Kandl. “It’s typically at a premium, and the need for multiple units compounds this problem.” As anyone who runs a lab understands how valuable space is, the last thing lab owners want to do is take up space with a cylinder or dewar. Today, gas supply is becoming hands-off for researchers. And lab owners seek to take high-pressure cylinders out of the lab to reduce risks of gas leakage in a researcher’s bench space. Airgas also sees stricter precision requirements for gas mixtures in lab environments, including traceability to international standards for weights and derivative measurements. And, as safety is one of the greatest emphases in a lab environment, it’s driving more gas detection and monitoring requirements, as well as the need for better calibration gases. Safety is one of the greatest concerns in any lab environment, this drives more gas detection and monitoring along with the need for better calibration gases. Photo credit: Airgas “This trend has led to an increased focus on environmentally friendly containers, such as reusable cylinders instead of disposables,” says Tony Reccek, director of business development for specialty gases, Airgas Inc.Cylinder treatments prior to gas filling have improved long-term stability and increased shelf life, and manufacturing techniques have improved the precision and accuracy of gas mixtures. “There have also been improvements in data handling that require less user involvement and, therefore, reduce errors by integrating data from the supplier to the user electronically,” says Reccek. On the equipment side, there’s more emphasis on improvements in the gas delivery system and its components. “For example, there have been simple and inexpensive changes like added check valve cylinder connections,” says Kandl. “The combination of components is reducing leak sources. This creates efficiencies in gas usage and has removed components that added contaminants into the gas stream.” As most processes are repetitive, chromatographers need the same gas purity from the source to the instrument. In research, consistent results are of upmost importance. However, standards must be created for how gas companies determine and name purity for gases and how companies are allowed to publish purities. This will create consistencies for labs, as they will know the exact levels of any contaminant in their gas. “Currently, there are no standards in the U.S. or elsewhere on how a gas purity analysis is done,” says Kandl. “The users need to examine the Certificate of Analysis each time to determine if it’s the same as before or, if there was an analysis done, to determine if the product was only labeled as high purity.” In the future, Kandl says there will be central gas distribution systems and improved gas delivery systems that will address how to maintain the purity of the gas from source to instrument. Smart systems will provide a visual or audible alarm when an event happens to compromise the purity. Read this article in full at: RDmag.com To find out more about Vacuubrand in your laboratory,Please contact our team of Vacuum experts byEmail: vacuum@johnmorris.com.auFree call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Vacuum Genomic Research. Has your laboratory got this equipment? 2016-03-14T08:05:43Z genomic-research-has-your-laboratory-got-this-equipment Genomics is at the leading edge of research into understanding disease by genome analysis and sequencing. Given the great potential of  personalised medicine and genetic testing, the lab equipment described below occupies the labs of most genomic researchers. From linking enzyme deficiency with faulty DNA replication and cancer to identifying a new metabolic disorder caused by faulty gene expression, genomics researchers continue to make strides in this scientific frontier. For the Genomics Laboratory: Centrifugal Concentrators for use with genomics including centrifugal filter units and concentrators UV PCR Chamber Electrophoresis Equipment includes horizontal and vertical systems, power supplies, reagents, blotting systems and gel dryers Hybridisation Incubators for genomics include Minidizer, rotisserie, and shaking styles Imaging Products include autoradiography film, BioDoc-It, DigiDoc-It, MultiDoc-It, and PhotoDoc-It systems Electroporation Products from electroporators, buffers, cuvettes, to microslides for use with genomic research and studies Thermal Cyclers also referred to as PCR machines and DNA amplifiers feature the ability to run numerous PCR samples simultaneously. Some units incorporate a thermal gradient function allowing different temperatures to be applied in various parts of the block Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Chambers from UV, UV Class 100, and other PCR stations reduce airborne contamination Additional PCR Equipment from chilling/heating/mixing blocks, microcentrifuges, spectrophotometers, and thermal mixers PCR Accessories include cryogenics, PCR plates, pipettors and tips, sealing films, and vacuum pumps UV Crosslinkers or systems for UV crosslinking of DNA or RNA to membranes or gene apping for creating cleavage-inhibiting thymine dimmers Disclaimer: Cole-Parmer products are not approved or intended for, and should not be used for, medical, clinical, surgical, or other patient-oriented applications. Cole-Parmer is a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. John Morris Scientific supplies Cole-Parmer product lines in Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific, including popular brand names such as Masterflex, Oakton, Digi-Sense, Environmental Express, Ismatec, and more.   Want to know more about Electroporation Products?Our Technical Experts would love to talk genomics with youAUS Freecall Ph. 1800 552 724 or  NZ Freecall Ph. 0800 651 700Email: info@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/ColeParmer Oakton Dissolved Oxygen Meters use optical RDO Technology 2016-03-13T10:52:50Z oakton-dissolved-oxygen-meters-use-optical-rdo-technology Oakton® Waterproof DO 450 and pH/DO 450 Meters use optical RDO technology to cut down-time and lower costs. Optical meters provide the convenience of no membrane replacement, no electrolyte replacement, no incoming flow required, and no hydrogen sulfide interference. The meters also offer a quick response time, minimal drift, and minimal maintenance. The durable, dustproof design is IP67-rated. Cole-Parmer also features the following water testing meters: Oakton® Waterproof pH 150 and CON 150 Meters are rugged, accurate, and reliable—the best value for IP67-rated waterproof meters. View measurement with temperature on large, three-line LCD. Store up to 150 measurements along with temperature via built-in memory. Oakton® Waterproof pH 450 and CON 450 Meters are backlit, rugged meters ideal for any environment. They offer a durable, waterproof, and dustproof design with IP67 rating. View measurement with temperature and calibration data with % slope or cell constant on large, custom display. Oakton® Waterproof pH 450/CON 450 Meter: select meter with combination pH/CON probe or separate pH and conductivity probes. Durable waterproof and dustproof design with IP67 rating. Switch between pH, mV, conductivity, TDS, and salinity by just hitting a button. Cole-Parmer is a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. John Morris Scientific supplies Cole-Parmer product lines in Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific, including popular brand names such as Masterflex, Oakton, Digi-Sense, Environmental Express, Ismatec, and more.   Want to know more about Oakton pH Meters?Our Technical Experts would love to hear from youAUS Freecall Ph. 1800 552 724 or  NZ Freecall Ph. 0800 651 700Email: info@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/ColeParmer B&W Tek i-Raman EX portable Raman spectrometer 2016-03-13T09:47:50Z b-amp-w-tek-i-raman-ex-portable-raman-spectrometer B&W Tek i-Raman EX system John Morris Scientific is proud to offer the i-Raman® EX portable Raman spectrometer by B&W Tek advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser systems.  The i-Raman EX is an extension of their award winning i-Raman portable Raman spectrometer featuring a 1064nm excitation laser, which allows for the measurement of biological substances and other highly fluorescent samples. The i-Raman EX is equipped  with a high sensitivity InGaAs array detector with deep TE cooling and high dynamic range making it unique in its ability to deliver a high signal to noise ratio.  The i-Raman EX provides spectral resolution as fine as 9.5cm-1 and a spectral coverage range from 175-2500cm-1, enabling the measurement of the entire fingerprint region.  The system's small footprint, lightweight design, and low power consumption provide research grade Raman capabilities in any location. "We developed the portable i-Raman EX system to meet the growing needs for high sensitivity Raman analysis of real world materials where the primary analyte of interest is mixed with other components," says Dr. Mike Kayat, VP of Business Development for B&W Tek.  "For complex materials like foods, biofuels, chemical warfare agents, explosives, large biological molecules, oil lubricants, paints, polymers and street drugs, auto-fluorescence can mask the much weaker Raman effect at excitation wavelengths below one micron.  We've created an integrated turn-key package to enable both qualitative and quantitative Raman spectroscopy of those materials." The i-Raman EX comes standard with a fibre optic probe, probe holder with XYZ positioning stage, cuvette adaptor for measuring liquid samples, and our proprietary BWIQ™ multivariate analysis software. With the i-Raman EX, a high precision qualitative and quantitative Raman solution is at your fingertips. For more information on the i-Raman EX, please visit:www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Laboratory/Product/28594/i-Raman-EX---1064nm-Fiber-Optic-Raman-System Need to know more about the B&W Tek i-Raman EX ?Talk to our experts in the Laboratory team todayFreecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: automation@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Laboratory WATCH our video: B&W Tek i-Raman series portable Raman spectrometers   About B&W Tek, Inc. B&W Tek is an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy, laser instrumentation and laboratory, portable and handheld Raman systems supplied by John Morris Scientific. B&W Tek provides solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, LED lighting and research communities. Their commitment to innovating solutions has made B&W Tek a leader in Raman spectroscopy solutions worldwide. New range of StableTemp Laboratory Convection Ovens by Cole-Parmer 2016-03-13T08:18:40Z -294 A brand new range of Cole-Parmer StableTemp Laboratory Ovens offers researchers and scientists several options to enhance their processes. Designed for pharmaceutical, chemistry, biology, forensics, and environmental labs, ovens dry and process samples, remove solvents or waters, and provide heat and stress testing. Digital Mechanical Convection Ovens quickly dry and heat samples. Save time with fast heat-up and uniform temperature throughout the chamber for greater drying efficiency. Program and control through PC, if desired. Economy Mechanical Convection Ovens deliver forced air convection with PID temperature control. Include auto-tuning and calibration features typically found on more expensive units. Set digital timer up to 99 hours. Utilises a motorised fan to force air across heating elements and into the warning chamber. The fan allows for a more consistent distribution of air and is designed for applications in which good temperature uniformity or faster heatup/drying time are needed Economy Gravity Convection Ovens provide gentle airflow for sterilisation and drying. Two adjustable vents control air and vapor circulation. Preset up to three settings for quick recall. Provide low cost alternative to mechanical convection ovens when temperature uniformity is not essential to the process. Ideal for applications in which a powder or substance that needs to be heated or dried could be disturbed by a fan-generated airflow. Cole-Parmer is a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. John Morris Scientific supplies Cole-Parmer product lines in Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific, including popular brand names such as Masterflex, Oakton, Digi-Sense, Environmental Express, Ismatec, and more. Want to know more about a Stabletemp Laboratory Convection Ovens?Our Technical Experts would love to hear from youAUS Freecall Ph. 1800 552 724 or  NZ Freecall Ph. 0800 651 700Email: info@johnmorris.com.auNEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/ColeParmer NEW Vacuubrand ATEX VARIO chemistry diaphragm pumps 2016-03-13T06:55:06Z -293 European Community Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX) requires equipment in conformity with ATEX standards when intended for use in areas with potentially explosive atmospheres. John Morris Scientific offers Vacuubrand's Category 2 chemistry diaphragm pumps and vacuum systems in conformity with ATEX (for use in zones where an explosive atmosphere is likely to occur). These chemistry diaphragm pumps are appropriate for such locations because they are oil-free, have no sliding surfaces, and the expansion chamber is hermetically sealed against the drive zone. ATEX chemistry vacuum systems with solvent recovery provide safe, convenient vacuum while protecting the environment. NEW: With variable speed motor for vacuum control as VARIO®-version ATEX chemistry diaphragm pumps and vacuum systems are now available with variable speed motor for vacuum control as VARIO®-version. The VACUUBRAND range of ATEX chemistry diaphragm pumps is supplemented by an ATEX vacuum gauge with excellent corrosion resistance and long-term stability. (Note: Compliance with EC Directive 94/9/EC does not ensure compliance with similar codes in countries outside of the EC. These pumps are not available in every location. Contact your local VACUUBRAND representative for availability.) With the new ATEX VARIO® chemistry diaphragm pumps and vacuum systems, the vacuum can be precisely controlled by the motor speed. The VARIO® pump is driven by an additional control signal line. System accessories The optional vacuum controller CVC 3000 with system accessories (I/O-Module, supply / isolation amplifier) and ATEX vacuum sensor enable fully automatic evaporations without the need for parameter settings or user programming. With the adaptive control it finds the boiling pressure independently and adjusts the vacuum continuously and optimally according to the vapor pressure. The vacuum controller and system accessories are installed in a non-hazardous area. MD 4C EX VARIO ATEX MD 4C EX VARIO+AK+EK ATEX MV 10C EX VARIO ATEX MV 10C EX VARIO+AK+EK ATEX Download our Vacuubrand ATEX_VARIO brochure To find out more about Vacuubrand ATEX VARIOChemistry vacuum pumps please contactOur team of Vacuum experts byEmail: vacuum@johnmorris.com.auFree call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Vacuum