The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-05-07T22:14:01Z World Ovarian Cancer Day: Australia’s only Phase 1 ovarian cancer drug trial recruiting patients 2017-05-07T22:14:01Z world-ovarian-cancer-day-australia-s-only-phase-1-ovarian-cancer-drug-trial-recruiting-patients The only Phase I clinical trial of an ovarian cancer drug in Australia right now is still recruiting participants. The drug under trial, Cantrixil, is believed to be active against difficult-to-target cancer stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy and lead to cancer recurrence. Three Australian hospitals are participating in the trial – Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia, Westmead Hospital in Sydney, and Icon Cancer Care in South Brisbane – along with three US hospitals. Cantrixil is being developed by listed Australian biotech company, Novogen Ltd (ASX: NRT). The phase 1 trial began in December 2016 and outcomes are expected in early 2018. World Ovarian Cancer Day is May 8. Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women and has the lowest survival rate of any women’s cancer. It affects about one in 100 women worldwide, with about 240,000 new cases each year, and around 1,550 women expected to be diagnosed in Australia this year.  “Existing chemotherapy is only curative for about 20 percent of patients,” said Novogen CEO Dr James Garner.  “That Cantrixil has the potential to target and kill cancer stem cells remaining in the body after chemotherapy could lead to a significantly more effective treatment for sufferers. “Although most of the work on Cantrixil to date has focused on ovarian cancer, it’s not out of the question that it could be effective for other cancers.” The Cantrixil trial is being led by Associate Professor Dr Jim Coward, a medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at UQ School of Medicine and Mater Research, TRI, and based at Icon Cancer Care. Women interested in participating should discuss the Cantrixil trial with their oncologist.    More about Novogen and Cantrixil: ***END***   Media contact: Ilona Marchetta,, 0416 156 136 Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T02:20:13Z 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, 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: 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 eVestigator® Cyber Forensics Expert Simon Smith says 'POKÉMON NO' to Augmented Reality 2016-07-26T10:36:16Z 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 - 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 Melbourne, July 26, 2016: Mr. Simon Smith of, and, 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 2016-05-18T23:21:03Z 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 | Gilson PIPETMAN M: Wins Red Dot Product Design Award 2016 2016-04-27T12:19:22Z gilson-pipetman-m-wins-red-dot-product-design-award-2016 Gilson just announced that their improved range of electronic PIPETMAN M pipettes, has earned a 2016 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Life Science and Medicine product category for its singular features, design and performance. These pipettes now feature guaranteed performance in repetitive pipetting mode and a programmable custom mode, enhancing results and reliability. Winning products were chosen by a panel of 41 judges composed of renowned specialists: outstanding products designers, respected design professors and specialised journalists, from all over the world. Criteria assessed were degree of innovation, ergonomics, functionality, durability, and quality. The 2016 Red Dot competition received a record number of 5,214 entries from 57 countries, across 31 categories. Gilson now guarantees accuracy and precision of the PIPETMAN M in repetitive pipetting mode and ensures reliable performance from the first to the last aliquot. In the absence of ISO recommendations for repetitive pipetting mode for air-displacement pipettes, Gilson volumetric specifications for the repetitive mode are within ISO 8655-2 recommendations for standard pipetting. PIPETMAN M is easy to use and with only two buttons you can reach all menu options including five pipetting modes: Pipet (standard mode), Reverse, Repetitive, Mix, and Custom. The new custom pipetting mode lets researchers create their own multi-step pipetting protocols, using the simple PIPETMAN M Software interface. For more information on the PIPETMAN M family of electronic pipettes, please visit: Pipetman-M-Multichannel For more information on the Gilson Pipetman M range,Please contact our team of Laboratory experts byEmail: call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: About GilsonGilson is a global manufacturer and inventor of liquid handling solutions for the life sciences industry supplied by John Morris Scientific. By working closely with the scientific community, Gilson has created a complete portfolio of easy-to-use automated pipetting and chromatography instruments that enable scientists to produce verifiable data for numerous applications. With worldwide R&D, service, and support, Gilson helps the scientific community by simplifying lab life and accelerating a researcher’s pace to discovery, reproducibility and traceability. Introducing Gilson VERITY 1900 MS Detector 2016-04-26T09:04:07Z introducing-gilson-verity-1900-ms-detector Accelerate Your Rates of Discovery VERITY 1900 MS Detector is a Single QuadrupoleMass Spec Detector with Integrated Splitter and Make-up Pump Confirm molecular weight of your contents in record time for each collected fraction all along the purification process, removing any need for subsequent analytical verification. Accumulate fractions based on target mass, and benefit by: Lowering the number of fractions per prep injection Dry down Fewer Fractions Reconstitute and analyse fewer fractions Discover Unmatched Accessibility Chip-Based Mass Spectrometry Chip-based technology transforms the way in which mass spec is approached. The specialised miniature system components cause the VERITY 1900 MS Detector to: Use less energy Require minimal maintenance Offer users more benchspace Works without a roughing pump or nitrogen generator Operates significantly quieter in comparison to traditonal MS Read the brochure for our Gilson VERITY 1900 MS Detector For more information on the Gilson VERITY 1900,Please contact our team of Laboratory experts byEmail: call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: About GilsonGilson is a global manufacturer and inventor of liquid handling solutions for the life sciences industry supplied by John Morris Scientific. By working closely with the scientific community, Gilson has created a complete portfolio of easy-to-use automated pipetting and chromatography instruments that enable scientists to produce verifiable data for numerous applications. With worldwide R&D, service, and support, Gilson helps the scientific community by simplifying lab life and accelerating a researcher’s pace to discovery, reproducibility and traceability. Grist for the Mill? Why Grinding Mills are Essential in the Lab 2016-04-25T08:09:27Z grist-for-the-mill-why-grinding-mills-are-essential-in-the-lab-1 Grinding mills play an essential role in most laboratories employed to crush, grind, and cleave samples for regular analysis. We recommend that when choosing your next grinding mill, please consider the: Cole-Parmer® Jar Mill without Jars Type of sample you're working with The sample capacity Desired particle size Types of Lab Grinding Mills A jar mill is able to grind practically all types of samples. Such mills are perfect for grinding high-purity laboratory samples. Jar mills can manage particle sizes of about 5 micrometers of soft or hard, brittle or fibrous sample material. You'll need to purchase jars and grinding media separately. Analytical mills and hand mills work best for hard and brittle samples. These mills help prepare soil, frozen food, dried vegetation, and other samples. Final particle size can range from 1 to 205 micrometers. When preparing cell and tissue culture, bead mills suit well. Ceramic beads are best used to prepare soft animal, plant, or human tissues whilst metal beads work better for hard tissue types. Glass beads are recommended for processing microorganisms. Garnet beads are perfect for soil and carbide beads are a great choice for microbial and soil RNA processing. Want to know more about Lab Grinding Mills?Our Technical Experts would love to hear from youAUS Freecall Ph. 1800 552 724 or  NZ Freecall Ph. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: 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. Sigma 2-7 Centrifuge with innovations created through customer feedback 2016-04-19T11:09:08Z sigma-2-7-centrifuge-with-innovations-created-through-customer-feedback The latest innovation in the laboratory centrifuge range in the Sigma 2-7 as developed through extensive customer consultations. Important features of the 2-7 are it's stainless-steel bowl, imbalance switch, motorised lid lock, inventive blue LED run display and process dependability. An extremely quiet operator, this centrifuge will only lightly warm your specimen, which is valuable when working with for blood specimens. Presenting an adjustable, modular swing-out rotor, this centrifuge will be a welcome addition to many laboratories. The bench-top centrifuge Sigma 2-7 has a new durable multi-purpose design that caters specifically to confined labs while being simple to use plus quite to operate. Through customer feedback and surveys, ground-breaking new features have been introduced such as the impressive run display – a blue LED shines light from the instrument base toward the bench-top surface, this gives operators a clear indication of when the device is “in use” throughout each run. Another innovative feature has been developed for blood diagnostics in the medical laboratory where for tube clotting time with clot activator serum tubes, may be programmed. This optimises the workflow, since the centrifuge start can be followed by the user-definable clot time, and then centrifugation begins automatically; a buzzer and opening of the motorised lid lock indicates that centrifugation is complete. Enhancing the air ventilation offers extremely quiet operation and only minimum temperature increase of specimens even when running at full capacity and throughput. A total of ten programs are offered for convenience handling various applications and tube configurations. Features run display with blue LEDs clearly visible display easy-use large buttons minimal temperature increase during run brushless drive motor that's low maintenance motorised lid lock with automatic lid open last run memory storage 2 acceleration and deceleration curves (soft or fast) programmable clot time for serum tubes stainless steel bowl imbalance sensor emergency lid lock release window in the lid for external speed control overspeed controller according to EN 61010-2-020 RoHS conform Read this article in full on: News-Medical Please read our Sigma 2-7 brochure To discuss your Sigma 2-7 centrifuge needsPlease contact our Laboratory team today Freecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: Fat Analysis with the ANKOM XT15 Extractor 2016-04-17T06:38:06Z fat-analysis-with-the-ankom-xt15-extractor The ANKOM XT15 Extractor offers the official method for effective and low-cost solvent extractions (AOCS Am 5-04). The ANKOM XT15 Extractor has seen extensive testing across a large scope of various samples. This instrument is able to extract fats from 0% to 100% using this method. An XT15 is an economical high-volume solution. Batch processing permits the extraction of up to 15 samples at one time plus it's capable of 150+ samples each day while recovering solvent at a rate of 97%. Accelerate your extraction kinetics with 90°C temperatures - cutting the extraction method to within 40 minutes. The XT15 Extractor provides a totally automatic system capable of approximately 150 extractions per day. Filter bags make for easy handling and facilitate batch processing. The XT15’s Automatic Solvent Recycling and Activated Charcoal Filter will reduce costs  and removes any need for a fume hood. ANKOM XT15 Extractor - Overview Official Crude Fat Procedure – AOCS Am 5-04 Completely Automatic Operation 150 Extractions each Day Microprocessor Control via LCD Display Solvent Recovery at a rate of ~97% Solvent Usage per Sample ~ 0.5 ml Fume-hood Not Required Features & Benefits Approved Procedure - AOCS Am 5-04- Assures accuracy of results- Can be used to calibrate NIR and othersecondary methods Automatic Operation - Microprocessor Controlled with LCD display- Limited technician involvement- No advanced training required Filter Bag Technology - Enables batch processing, up to 15 samples/time- 150 samples/day- Increases precision and accuracy Automatic Solvent Recycling - No vent hood required- Saves money- Virtually eliminates solvent handling 90°C Extraction Temperature - Accelerates extraction kinetics- Greatly reduces extraction time- Increases throughput Small Footprint - Saves valuable lab space   WATCH our video: ANKOM XT15 Extractor     To discuss your ANKOM XT15 Extractor needsPlease contact our Laboratory team:Freecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: New JULABO CORIO CD-BC6 Heating Circulator 2016-04-10T11:16:09Z new-julabo-corio-cd-bc6-heating-circulator CORIO heating circulators feature professional technology for high standards. These units facilitate internal temperature control in the bath tank or control of externally connected applications. This new Heating Circulator CORIO C-BC6 is offered with a maximum filling volume of six litres and can cover a temperature range of +20°C to +150°C. With it's heating capacity of 2 kW it is perfect for regular applications and routine work within every laboratory. The bath opening is 13 x 15 cm and 20 cm in depth. An all-in-one pump offers a maximum flow rate of 15 l/min and a maximum pressure of 0.35 bar. The CORIO CD-BC6 is simple to operate, the display is vibrant and may be viewed even from afar. Key features such as the specially designed pyramids make sure that any condensation drips right back into the bath makes the CORIO CD-BC6 an superior instrument. CORIO CD-BC6 may be utilised for external and internal temperature applications. The CORIO can be placed right next to an application, another unit, or wall thanks to it's space-saving, compact footprint. Additionally when this device is in operation noise levels are low. With the integrated cooling coil this device is able to counter-cool the thermal fluid. USB connection allows the CORIO CD-BC6 to be operated in remote controlled by EasyTemp. JULABO CORIO heating circulators are available in different sizes from four to twenty-six litres of filling volume. Additionally the CORIO range also features open heating bath circulators, immersion circulators and refrigerated circulators. Key advantages: Models for internal and external applications Bright, white, easy to read display Very quiet Easy pump change-over between internal and external circulation USB connection High-quality bath tanks made of stainless steel with bath lid and drain tap Integrated cooling coil for counter-cooling Watch the JULABO CORIO circulators in action VIDEO     CORIO™ refrigerated circulators deliver greater cooling capacity. Conveniently located mains power switches make it easy to switch the circulator and cooling machine on and off. When in operation, the circulator fully controls the functionality of the attached cooling unit. The redesigned cooling units of the CORIO™ series have no side ventilation openings. This advantage is common in JULABO units and saves space on the laboratory bench. An extensive range of accessories, such as inserts, tubes, adapters, and more ensures that CORIO™ units are readily adaptable to individual applications. To discuss your  JULABO CORIO CD-BC6 circulator needsPlease contact our Laboratory team:Freecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: Look for LEYVAC to increase your vacuum process efficiency 2016-04-10T03:58:56Z look-for-leyvac-to-increase-your-vacuum-process-efficiency Looking to boost performance of the vacuum process? Dry compressing Oerlikon Leybold LEYVAC pumps deliver exceptional process reliability, solid environment characteristics plus an attractive price-to-performance ratio based upon the screw principle. LEYVAC pumps and systems offer high process throughputs and maximise your system uptime. This product line of dry compressing vacuum pumps has been developed for the specific requirements of industrial processes and coating applications in the pumping speed range of 80 to 250 m3/h. LEYVAC pumps and system combinations are robust, dependable and offer long-lasting service, plus they are particularly appropriate for the process industry, coating, solar-cell and display applications. Industrial vacuum generators of the LEYVAC line are small, compact units. They excel through long system uptimes and high process throughputs. Moreover, they offer an optimised performance for lighter gases. Low heat and noise emissions are further benefits.The simple, frame-less connection of Roots pumps via adapters expands, if required, the demand for an increased vacuum performance. Such a direct connection is possible with Roots pumps from our RUVAC WS/U 251/501 and RUVAC WH 700/702 lines. The LEYVAC product line comprises the models LEYVAC LV 80, LV 140, LV 250 and their C or CC versions. The new LEYVAC 250 significantly expands the performance spectrum of this product range with excellent energy efficiency characteristics. LEYVAC benefits at a glance: Dry pump technology No oil contact to process gases Only periodic gear oil change High pumping speed for air and H2 already at high pressures Hermetically tight No shaft seals to ambient No oil leakage Safe pumping of toxic gases High reliability Long service intervals of up to 5 years High uptime with limited maintenance Robust and durable design One motor solution Multi-voltage, dual frequency motor operable at 200V - 460V and 50/60Hz Easy and modular Direct coupling of roots booster pumps without frames for models WH 700 and WA(U)/WS(U) 251-1001 provides enhanced pumping performance LEYVAC Example Applications: Process Industry: Industrial furnaces - Degassing - Charging - Casting - Drying processes in general - Freeze drying - Packaging Coating: PVD/CVD coating - Wear resistant coatings - Optical coating - Web coating Solar: CVD/PECVD - Crystal pulling and casting Support functions: Regeneration of cryo pumps - Backing pumps for Turbomolecular pumps For further information on Oerlikon Leybold VacuumIn Australia and New Zealand please contact our Vacuum expertsFreecall Ph. AUS 1800 251 799 and NZ 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: Mass Spectrometry for pharma, biotech and research labs 2016-04-05T11:20:29Z 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: call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: NanoRam now complies with new European Pharmacopeia revisions 2016-04-03T07:47:10Z 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: WEBSITE: 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 2016-03-29T12:13:02Z 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: WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup/au/Laboratory New Masterflex L/S Digital Miniflex Pump Systems by Cole-Parmer 2016-03-29T12:07:36Z 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: WEBSITE: