New Products at SLAS2016
The SLA2016 Exhibition showcases the latest advances in laboratory science and technologies from across diverse industries and applications. Following is a partial list of new products scheduled to make their debut in the SLAS2016 Exhibition. Be sure to stop by these exhibitors' booths to see these new innovations, interact with product developers, and learn how they can benefit your organization.
Exhibitors, if you would like your new product listed here, please contact Mary Geismann.
Adeptrix – Booth 1031
Bead-Assisted Mass Spectrometry (BAMS)
Bead-Assisted Mass Spectrometry (BAMS) combines multiplex bead-based chemistries with the power of MALDI-TOF MS detection. Mixtures of beads with suitable probes are incubated with a sample such as a cell lysate. Targets bind to the probes, then the beads self assemble into picowells on a microscope slide, one bead per well, forming a high density array which is then scanned by Imaging MALDI-TOF MS. BAMS applications include affinity separations, enzymatic activity, peptide-protein interactions, low abundance protein determination, and small molecule drug discovery. The BAMS platform provides better selectivity, specificity, and limits of detection than conventional HTS methods. Adeptrix offers assay kits and analytical services based on BAMS.
Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. – Booth 320
Fragment Analyzer INFINITY
The Fragment Analyzer™ INFINITY Capillary Electrophoresis System is the latest instrument from Advanced Analytical. Designed to further automate the analysis of nucleic acid fragment and smears, the new INFINITY system uses a smartly planned API for robotic arm interaction to control the operation of all the drawers and initiate electrophoresis methods. Because it based on the award winning Fragment Analyzer platform, over 20 gel kits are available. Aiding in workflow efficiency, data can be auto-data processed and reports generated. The Fragment Analyzer INFINITY Capillary Electrophoresis System takes QC nucleic acid automation to the next level.
ALVEOLE – Booth 1155
PRIMO is the first plateform for multi-protein photopatterning.
Easy-to-use, quantitative and versatile, PRIMO is the ideal tool for cell biologists to develop new cell-based assays and tissue engineering solution by controlling precisely the protein component of cell-microenvironment.
Andrew Alliance – Booth 1607
Andrew Alliance is launching a new system to complement their popular liquid handling portfolio. The Andrew 1000P series is a automated liquid handler that utilizes positive displacement pipettors and tips. By using 5 Gilson Microman E positive displacement pipettes, Andrew Alliance now offers the scientific community an opportunity to automate volatile, organic solvent based, and highly viscous materials with a range of .1ul-1000ul. The system has the same ease of use and simplicity as other Andrew models...but now with positive displacement compatibility.
Apricot Designs, Inc. – Booth 1323
Programmable positive pressure platform to process 96-well SPE/SLE plates/columns. Software controlled, automated flow rates – ensures reproducible SPE extractions among multiple users, varying skill levels. Precision pressure/flow control for SPE processing.
Argos Technologies, Inc. – Booth 602
Robust design and easy-open bags
These reagent reservoirs were created to work with 8 & 12 channel pipettes. Purposefully designed with angled sides and a narrow V-shaped bottom to ensure that every last drop of costly reagents can be easily aspirated. White polystyrene basins are offered in 25, 50 and 100mL volumes.
The thick-wall construction of each basin provides a noticeable difference in product and performance. Low cross bars on each end of the basin give the product much more rigidity and durability than competitive offerings.
The reservoirs were developed for ease of use. They feature pour spouts in every corner, and one larger spout on each reservoir to facilitate spill-free pouring. In addition, the individually wrapped and 5-pack versions are packaged in easy-open "Snap & Tear" bags. No need for scissors, or concerns about damaging the basins as you try to open the bags.
All three sizes are available in either sterile or non-sterile versions. Each features graduations on the inner walls. The basins are offered in bulk (100 pieces), individually packaged, or in bags of 5. The reservoirs are gamma-sterilized and certified RNase, DNase and Pyrogen free.
Biodesy – Booth 1549
Biodesy has developed a revolutionary platform that uniquely enables the detection and measurement of protein conformational changes in solution, in real-time. The Biodesy Delta System utilizes an optical phenomenon called second harmonic generation to detect and distinguish very small conformational changes in proteins induced by binding any type of ligand including small molecules, fragments, proteins, and mixtures. The Delta system is providing a seminal advance by providing a link between conformation specific binding and functional consequence, which enables better decision making earlier in the drug discovery process.
BioMicroLab – Booth 1523
New model for sample volume detection in 384, 96, 48, and 24 well plates and tube racks.
New module for XL Series systems featuring label-free direct printing technology for tubes and vials.
Scan barcodes and weigh the widest array of tubes and vials with this small compact system.
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BioTek Instruments, Inc – Booth 921
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator links BioTek readers or imagers with washers and dispensers for unattended workflow automation. Environmental conditions are controlled and monitored for live cell and biochemical assays.
Bruker Daltonics – Booth 1348
MALDI PharmaPulse is a complete mass spectrometry based screening solution that offers the advantage of true label-free detection in functional biochemical HTS assays. The MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer delivers analytical results in less than 1 second per sample and uses a state of the art automation solution (HighRes Biosolutions), and a mosquito HTS (ttplabtech) for liquid handling, enabling fully automatic and unattended HTS screens with >100 k samples/day.
Burkert Fluid Control Systems – Booth #231
Cartridge Valve by Burkert
The new cartridge valve (Type 6164) from Burkert simplifies pneumatic piloting controls through optimal integration of a pilot valve in block solutions and plastic injection molded components. Due to its uncompromising reliability, above-average service life and efficient performance, this valve is setting new standards. Install and forget is the best way to describe the new standard cartridge valve from Burkert. It has been developed as a 3/2-way valve with guaranteed reliability and a long life cycle, due to the use of high-quality materials. The compact size of the cartridge valves makes them ideal for the use within block solutions, in which case the valves do not have to be mounted completely on the blocks; instead, they can easily be integrated via "plug and play". This saves costs on materials and reduces the overall weight and size of the system or device. In addition to the use as the "core" of future Burkert valve islands, the valve is also suitable for use in medical instruments. Due to numerous certifications and compliance with conformities, they can be used in dental technology applications or in oxygen control units such as in mechanical ventilation.
Cleveland Clinic / Parker Hannifin Corporation – Booth 423
Cell X 2.1
The Cleveland Clinic has partnered with Parker to develop a cutting edge device that enables performance based characterization of Critical Quality Attributes (CQA) using large field of view imaging and to act on these attributes to rapidly separate desired cells/clones from the undesired cells/clones.
Knowledge of CQAs empowers researchers to act quickly on a cellular or clonal level to advance clinical therapies and critical cell-based research - rapidly isolating desired cells or clones, or eliminating undesired cells/clones.
GRENOVA – Booth 334
Grenova has developed a benchtop automated pipette tip washer that can wash, sterilize, and dry tips in a high-throughput setting. TipNovusMINI is capable of washing racks of tips in 96 or 384 format for both manual pipetting and automation. The cleaning technology utilized by Grenova's innovative device is safe for the user and the environment. TipNovusMINI could help labs reduce their pipette tip cost as well as biohazard waste by up to 90%.
HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH – Booth 338
Newly developed Dispense Module by HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH significantly increases the reliability of liquid handling tasks in the microliter range and has a modular design with optional actuators and sensors for measuring flow rate, temperature or pressure.
IMI Precision Engineering - IMI Norgren Kloehn NX3 Syringe Pump – Booth 1251
The NX3 Pump platform is designed to be precisely accurate in a small footprint. The flexibility of this product allows for a wide range of speeds suitable to high and low flow applications, auto-calibration and closed-loop control all of which can be configured to your specific needs. Life science OEMs and instrument designers can expect the best-in-class performance, delivering a fluidics solution for any precision application requiring the highest level of efficiency and usability.
IntelliCyt Corporation – Booth 941
iQue Screener PLUS
The iQue Screener PLUS is the latest addition to the iQue Screener family of screening systems designed for automated suspension cell and bead assays. It dramatically increases the spectral bandwidth for screening over the standard iQue Screener by having 3 excitation lasers (violet, blue, red) and 15 simultaneous data parameters per cell or bead (13 fluorescence + FSC/SSC). The iQue Screener PLUS is the fastest suspension screening platform in the industry, allows the miniaturization of assay volumes to save reagents and precious cells, and uses ForeCyt Software, a dramatically better approach to creating, analyzing, and visualizing suspension assays for antibody discovery, immune target drug discovery, and immunotherapy research.
IonField Systems – Booth #418
PlasmaKnife Microplate Plasma Treatment System
The The PlasmaKnife Microplate Plasma Treatment System rinses and plasma treats microplates thereby allowing multiple reuse. Plasma treated microplates perform just like new plates for 50 to 100 cycles.
The 1536 TipCharger is specifically designed to plasma treat pin tools. The TIpCharger plasma process is more effective at cleaning pins than using multi-solvent baths and takes about 1/2 the time. If you like the way new pins work, get that feeling everyday with the newest member of the TipCharger family.
Lumigen, a Beckman Coulter Company – Booth 755
SPARCL Universal Pharmacokinetic Kit
Lumigen, a Beckman Coulter company is pleased to announce the launch of the SPARCL Universal Pharmacokinetic Kit!
For assay developers, the SPARCL Universal Pharmacokinetic Kit is the first high performance kit specially designed for drug quantification for all IgG subclasses in all major preclinical species. The kit includes the SPARCL chemistry and the antibodies needed to develop pharmacokinetic (PK) assays for human IgG1, IgG2, IgG3 and IgG4 drugs from species that include mouse, rat, dog, rabbit and non-human primate in as little as two days.
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Molecular Devices – Booth# 507
ImageXpress® Micro Confocal High Content Imaging System
The ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System lets you capture research-quality images with the widest range of objective lenses, allowing you to work at the resolution appropriate for your biology, including whole organism, thick tissues, 3D spheroid assays, and cellular or intracellular events-at a speed you would only expect from widefield screening. Combining the ability to capture high-quality, publication-grade images without sacrificing throughput, reliability, or flexibility, the ImageXpress Micro Confocal quickly and easily switch between confocal and widefield imaging modes to satisfy the specific throughput and sensitivity needs for your assay. Additionally, you can choose from a range of available confocal disk geometries to select the best fit for your experiments.
Combined with MetaXpress® High-Content Image Acquisition and Analysis Software, the ImageXpress Micro Confocal system provides you with a complete multi-dimensional, high-throughput screening solution to help you discover your next landmark scientific breakthrough.
See the ImageXpress Micro Confocal in action - Booth# 507.
Multispan, Inc.– Booth# 1735
GRK2 phosphorylation assay to measure of GRK2 activation
GRK2 Activation by GPCRs is an upstream signaling event that leads to receptor desensitation. Multispan's newly developed GRK2 assay can be used in its One-Cell system along with other binding and functional assays such as, pERK, internalization and beta-arrestin assays, to determine functional selectivity or ligand biases in different physiological pathways.
New GPCR stable cell lines
Multispan has developed 23 new HTS-ready stable cell lines for high throughput screening and compound profiling in multiple assay platforms in 2015. Our stable cell lines are selected directly in relevant functional assays from limited-dilution microplates. Each cell line also goes through the most rigorous QC. In addition to holding industry's highest quality standards, our cell lines are minimally modified and unique in serving as the best tools for studying all signaling-biases in the ONE cell line.
GPCR Assay-ready Division-arrested Cells
Division-arrested cells are prepared from existing stable cell lines. You can seed growth-arrested cells directly into microplates for assays immediately or the next day for HTS, weekly lead optimization, GMP biologics product batch QC. Each vial contains 4 million cells at the time of freezing, which is the amount needed for a 384-well plate. It's a practical option if you would like to bypass all tissue culture to save time and achieve the best run-to-run consistency or if you have a small scale experiment.
GPCR Membrane Preparation
Membranes are prepared directly from our stable cell lines to ensure batch-to-batch consistency. The cells are QC'ed for surface expression by FACS prior to being harvested for membrane preparation. This is the easiest way to obtain reagents for binding assays.
Oriental Motor USA Corp. – Booth 1441
CVD Series 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor Drivers
The CVD driver offers superior performance and value and is ideal for OEM or single axis machines. The CVD is available as a driver only or part of a complete package.
- Lowest Vibration and Noise with advanced Microstepping control
- Highest torque with Bipolar configuration (4 lead wire)
- Small, thin microstepping drive with space saving FETs
- Selectable step angle and microstepping filter control
- 2 mounting types and connector configurations
- 24 VDC Input / 0.5A to 4.5A
Parker Hannifin Corporation – Booth 423
The new mSR series is new stage which is ideal for application requiring a combination of high precision, and high speed in a miniature form factor. This series of stage combines a high precision linear guidance, one of two linear motor technologies, six different linear encoder options, and is optimized to operate off of 24 to 48 Volts DC. This stage is ideal for applications which require high throughput, and has been successfully deployed in applications requiring high speed focus, or scanning of microplates or slides. Due to the high precision capabilities (down to 0.1 micron) of this stage it is has also been used in applications for cell selection to support regenerative medicine techniques.
Parker Series R9 Valve
When your application requires high throughput, choose Parker's R9 valve to help lower your cost per sample while meeting challenging performance needs The new Series R9 Valve is just 9 mm wide and can be easily mounted over microplates eliminating transfer lines which improves performance and saves space. This compact valve offers the flow typical of a 16 mm valve in a 9 mm width. When mounted on a manifold the R9’s ultra-small footprint enables smaller and more efficient fluidic circuits by taking less space and shortening fluid channels. This valve also has low carryover and low internal volume with good particulate resistance. R9 valves are capable of a variety of flow and pressure ratings up to 100 psi (6.9 bar) supporting the use of smaller fluid passageways. This enables higher pressures thereby reducing fluid consumption and increasing throughput.
Parker Series LX Valve
The new Series LX miniature latching pneumatic solenoid valves from Parker Hannifin are designed to be used in manifold or barbed-tube pneumatic connections for portable/battery powered operations. They are equipped with internal latching mechanisms for continuous, power free operation requiring minimal actuation power to change states.
Parker Series LTC Miniature Diaphragm Liquid Pumps
The new LTC Miniature Diaphragm Pumps are offered in both brush and brushless DC motor drives that can be configured for your specific performance requirements and handle a wide range of liquid media over a wide range of pressures. LTC's patented Fluid-Blok™ Advanced Sealing Technology provides redundant sealing capabilities to eliminate potential leaks. Monolithic diaphragm design enables maximum suction, priming, and continuous dry operation. Ideal for waste, transfer and bulk movement of liquids.
Promega – Booth 407
NanoLuc® Binary Technology (NanoBiT™)
NanoLuc® Binary Technology (NanoBiT™) is a structural complementation luciferase reporter designed for protein:protein interaction (PPI) studies. NanoBiT has two small subunits (18kDa and 11AA) optimized for stability, low self-affinity and bright luminescence. If two proteins of interest are tagged with these subunits and then interact, the subunits come together to form an active enzyme. Use NanoBiT in live cells for accurate, real-time monitoring of protein dynamics within a natural cellular context. The proportional signal-to-activity and plate-based format make NanoBiT ideal for PPI studies, including high-throughput screening.
RheoSense, Inc. – Booth 601
VROC initium is an automatic viscometer used for high throughput rheological screening of small volume samples. Using initium for viscosity fingerprinting enables monitoring slight changes, imperative for drug development.
Schneider Electric Motion USA – Booth #1736
Lexium Motion Module (LMM)
Lexium Motion Module (LMM) is an ultra-compact, programmable motion controller from the manufacturer of MDrive integrated motors. LMM delivers the power and features of Lexium MDrive integrated motors, but with the extremely compact size and flexibility of a chipset. A great option when applications are measured in millimeters, rather than inches.
Lexium Motion Modules include MCode, the programming language for MDrive products. This common platform can speed proof-of-concept, enabling you to develop/test with all-in-one MDrive products while simultaneously designing your own PCB. Or you may choose to use our 1- or 4-axis development boards available along with motors, accessories and starter kits to speed your motion system design.
Development boards include isolated I/O, locking pluggable connectors and serial RS-422/485 programmable motion or CANopen. A serial communication cable with mating DB9 connector is available for plug-n-play USB interface.
A variety of motors are offered to support LMM applications. NEMA sizes 8 (20mm), 11 (28mm), 14 (36mm) and 17 (42mm) are used most frequently with 1.5 Amp LMM units. Alternate LMM power levels, communication platforms, motor sizes and styles are also available. Inquiries welcome.
Seyonic S.A. – Booth 430
SeyMotion Personal Pipettor
Compact affordable platform especially designed to relieve the burden of routine manual pipetting tasks for (academic) research applications. It is equipped with Seyonic’s unique Sensor Controlled Pipetting Technology that allows precise monitoring of the liquid handling process. The platform is controlled via a an intuitive iPad® user interface that permits quick and easy definition of experimental protocols without requiring any robotic experience.
SGI-DNA, A Synthetic Genomics, Inc., Company – Booth 701
In 2015, SGI-DNA, A Synthetic Genomics, Inc., company, introduced the world's first DNA printer, the BioXp™ 3200 System, which generates high-quality, linear DNA fragments by building custom reagent kits from electronically submitted sequences. At the January 2016 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Meeting, SGI-DNA announces the launch of the cloning module, which gives the BioXp™ System the additional capability to simultaneously deliver up to 24 circular DNA clones from custom DNA sequences. The launch of this first-of-its-kind module allows researchers to obtain cloned de novo DNA fragments in the laboratory virtually hands-free instrument system, further automating and shortening molecular biology work flows.