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Scientex appointed distributor for Solida Biotechnology – Bioreactors


Scientex has been appointed Distributor for Solida Biotechnology (Germany).  The range includes bench and pilot scale systems.  The management and engineering team has depth of experience in fermentation, cell culture and renewable applications to form the basis of continuous products development. All of Solida Biotech’s bioprocess equipment meets the latest GLP, cGMP, GAMP, FDA and SFDA standards for worldwide distribution.

Solida Biotech is pleased to announce its state of the art, next generation range of benchtop bioreactors and fermenters in the Bio Bench Pro Advanced series as well as the user-friendly Bio Bench Compact version.  All Bio Bench bioreactors and fermenters integrate modern, open-source industrial technologies with a unique concept of intelligent modularity, expandability, and robustness. All Bio Bench bioreactors and fermenters feature industrial design with stainless a steel front, back, and utility panel. All modules are connected to the master controller through industry standard Ethernet communications protocols, while the modular design enables users to configure the systems according to own lab space needs within the most compact footprint.

Solida Biotech offers a complete range of pre-assembled pilot SIP (in situ sterilisable) bioreactors and/or custom made solutions based on detailed customer requirements. BioSip automation & software are based on leading supplier PLC’s that runs under an advanced intuitive operating system. Software comprises a PLC with local visualization platform, human interface (HMI) touch screen and custom made configuration.  BioSip Controller architecture can hold and simultaneously manage up to 2 or more Lab and Pilot bioreactors. Automation design and functionality allow the interchange of vessel’s size without modifying PLC or Software configuration.


For more information contact your Scientex Sales specialist on 03 9899 6100 and check out the brochure here.

Solida Biotechnology website: http://solidabiotech.com/

Scientex appointed distributor for Precisa Laboratory Balances


Scientex strives to bring the best technologies for its customers in the science fields, this time we bring you something for the everyday laboratory needs in mind. The Laboratory scientists are aware of the significance of the results they provide, and we believe you should not be willing to accept any compromise in this noble field. And that is precisely why leading specialists around the world place their trust in Precisa – Laboratory Balances company (Swiss Technology).

Precisa products are prime examples of Swiss perfection and reliability.

The balances and scales are tried and tested in both demanding laboratory environments and industrial applications, and are subject to rigorous quality controls throughout the entire manufacturing process. Precisa invests continuously in developing new technologies and employs a highly qualified team. The result is a state-of-the-art range of precision instruments for the most exacting demands.

Products for your laboratory include:

- Semi-micro Balances

- Analytical Balances

- Precision Balances

- Standard Balances

- Moisture Analysers

- Automatic Moisture & Ash Analysers

- Special Products

For more information contact your Scientex Sales specialist on 03 9899 6100 and check out the brochure here.



Kruss ADVANCE software – Surface Tension Characterisation

Kruss, the surface tension characterisation specialists provide a highly detailed insight and operation of their new and intuitive ADVANCE software.

The four videos mark the start of a series of ADVANCE software key features.

In this part of the news the first four videos can be viewed below.

In the next part of the ADVANCE key features videos lookout for things like drop shape, tensiometers and foam analysis.

circular dichroism chirascan plus, CD, chrystalography
Chirascan Circular Dichroism Spectrometers

Chirascan sets new standards for steady-state circular dichroism spectroscopy.  It incorporates innovative optical design features to maximise light throughput, particularly in the far-UV wavelength region, and a sophisticated digital data acquisition system that facilitates the rapid collection of more accurate and precise CD spectra.  Chirascan’s digital CD spectra acquisition approach ensures that unmodified CD spectra are collected and any post-acquisition smoothing of the CD spectra will be non-distorting and completely reversible. This approach also simplifies the operation – Chirascan is as straightforward to use as a single-beam spectrophotometer.
Other key features include:

  • Able to collect thermal denaturation CD spectra in a single experiment; enabling identification of the secondary structural changes associated with each phase transition
  • 5 detection channels: CD, Absorbance/Transmission, HT, Temperature and Voltage. Simultaneous multi-channel data acquisition ensures that all key information is recorded with every measurement you make
  •  Very low nitrogen usage. Rapid and efficient nitrogen purging combined with a sealed monochromator housing ensures that just 5 l/min is required for far-UV work
  • Moveable detector. The detector position is easily adjustable and can be set close to the cell to optimised performance with highly scattering samples e.g. membrane proteins

A large range of accessories are available, ensuring the researcher can be confident of a highly effective and future-proof spectrometer that can be adapted as research interests evolve.  These are best explored with the comprehensive brochure available on request.
Chirascan™-plus ACD is the world’s first and only truly automated CD spectrometer. Unattended operation increases the productivity of CD measurements markedly, with up to 200 samples per day now routinely achievable.  The improved productivity transforms the number and type of experiment that can be undertaken and addresses key needs in formulation and bio-comparability applications.
‘qCD’ (quantitative CD) reflects a number novel capabilities that improve performance and enable absolute CD measurements (a first in CD spectrometry).

Linseis Thermal Analysis
Linseis – Thermal Analysis

High Pressure STA and MSB

The ability to measure Heat Flow and Mass loss/gain at high temperatures and pressure is a specialist technique which is gaining interest to have samples tested to have dual sets of data at exactly the same conditions.  Linseis offer the High Pressure STA to meet the needs of research in conditions outside of ambient pressure.  There various configurations possible to cover temperatures from ambient to 1000oC, -170 to 1800oC.  Naturally the selection shall require some discussion and our specialist knowledge built up over years shall be important in our guiding your research interests.  Scientex and Linseis shall be pleased to discuss any project which would benefit from STA where pressure is a key factor in analysis.
Sorption studies at high pressures and elevated temperatures are often associated with corrosive atmospheres.  The principle of the Magnetic Suspension Balance (MSB) has come out of Patent and Linseis has been very active in this technology sector for a number of years.  Linseis offers a great alternative to its competitor.
With the MSB, gravimetric measurements in a wide temperature and pressure range and under aggressive media can be done. An MSB consists of a micro balance for recording the measurement values, a suspension coupling which carries the weight of the sample, a sensor for the position measurement of the levitation part and a control unit to control the suspension coupling.
The contact-less transmission of the sample weight is realized with a levitation magnet and a holding magnet. The levitation magnet consists of a permanent magnet and the holding magnet consists of an electromagnet hanging on the balance. The position sensor delivers the actual position of the levitation magnet and the PID controller makes a stable levitation position with the electromagnetic force as the actuating variable. Through the magnetic coupling a micro balance can be set up at environmental condition. Therefore the balance is protected from high temperatures, pressure and aggressive media.

RUBOLAB – New Agency

Absorption & Adsorption Manometric Measurements

Rubolab is a new Brand that has emerged from takeover activity of one of the Magnetic Suspension Balance (MSB) Technology Providers. A group of emerging instrumented techniques have been grouped under the Rubolab Brand; Scientex has been appointed Australian & NZ Distributor. These instruments use the manometric principle to determine parameters including Breakthrough Curves (Model miniBTC), Manometric Sorption (Model Multiport Analyser MPA) and Lab Scale Pressure Swing Adsorption (model VariPSA).

The Rubolab range complements our representation of Linseis and Porometer Brands. Linseis High Pressure MSB based Gravimetric Sorption Analysers. The Porometer model Porolux is able to measure Pore Size and Pore Size Distribution based on Capillary Flow Porometry.

The technical use of sorption processes has reached an increasing importance over recent decades. The applications are widely diversified, ranging from biogas processing to medical technology or gas storage. The characterization of correspondent sorbent materials often occurs by means of gravimetrically or volumetric methods. In addition, the detection of breakthrough curves (MiniBTC) within an adsorber column can be used to determine sorption capacity, heat of adsorption and corresponding kinetics.

The manometric method is a well-established technique to measure sorption isotherms. Major advantages of manometric instruments are short measurement times and a high grade of automation. The MPA allows the simultaneous measurement of up to 5 samples.

Sorption effects have industrial applications in pressure swing adsorption plants (VariPSA), e.g. for bio methane purification. Thereby adsorber vessels, filled with zeolites or carbon molecular sieves, are flowed through by gas mixtures. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by the sorbent materials, leading to a pure methane flow, which can be used for power generation.

To find out more information please visit RuboLab website.

PSS 2017 Training Schedule

Scientex partner PSS (Polymer Standards Service) have released their 2017 Training & Seminars Schedule.

With more than 30 years experience in GPC/SEC customer training, PSS offer different types of training to meet your special needs with:

- Face-to-face training in Europe (Germany)
- In-house training

So book yourself or your group to experience:
- A comprehensive and effective learning experience
- Small practical workgroups with an experienced tutor
- A relaxing atmosphere to discuss application questions and seminar topics.

PSS trainers are not only experts in GPC/SEC and related techniques, but also polymer chemists with a broad synthesis and properties knowledge.

Contact Scientex on 03 9899 6100 or email at info@scientex.com.au

PSS information at : http://ow.ly/TMTf307XfvI

AMT BioSprint Cameras

AMT offers a complete line of digital imaging capabilities from 2.8 megapixel to 16 megapixel formats. All systems provide sharp images with high dynamic range and low noise. The systems have modular designs that provide superior reliability and ease-of-use.
High performance optics with specially designed finite-conjugate lenses are used in all systems. The pioneered use of high resolution RESTM phosphors, means minimised electron scattering effects and superior sensitivity.

Recently AMT have released the new BioSprint series cameras for TEM applications.

The BioSprint cameras are available in both 12 megapixel and 16 megapixel scientific CCD and provide high speed readout, anti-blooming sensor and high performance lens.

Utilising AMT’s highly corrected ActiveVu lens the system achieves high sensitivity and resolution. The BioSprint system delivers enough information that users may digitally enlarge their images without the worry of pixilation, saving both imaging and analysis time. BioSprint is available in most TEM mounting configurations with mid-mount position being the most popular.

The camera system is an excellent choice for clinical pathology and other applications requiring magnifications lower than 50kx; yet it’s capable of lattice imaging at high magnifications.


IC column chromatography Daicel Scientex
Daicel Chiral Columns

Daicel chiral HPLC columns are the most referenced chiral HPLC columns. Used for their high quality, broad selectivity and high loading capacities, they separate > 99% of all racemic compounds.

Immobilised columns (ChiralPak IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF) are designed for solvent flexibility for the resolution of compounds with limited solubility, outstanding solvent tolerance and excellent separations of enantiomers.

Normal Phase HPLC (ChiralPak: AD, AS, AY, AZ; ChiralCel: OD, OJ, OX, OZ + series.) chiral stationary phases (CSPs) are most widely used for chiral separation in the world. More than 80% of enantiomers can be separated with these polysaccharide-based chiral columns. Available in Semi-micro to Preparative type.

CROWNPAK These columns are the reference columns for achieving amino acid separations, with the advantage that the elution order of the enantiomers can be reversed when necessary ( CR(-) column gives the reversed elution order compared to CR(+) column).

Reverse Phase For reverse phase use, you can analyse the optical purity of metabolic substance and sample which is produced by bio-method, under water-based mobile phase condition.

Q Series These columns are enantioselective weak anion-exchange (AX) HPLC columns. They are designed specifically for enantioselective HPLC of chiral acids and possess exceptional enantiomer separation capabilities for acidic chiral compounds containing carboxylic, phosphoric or sulfonic acid groups.

Other column types for special applications include Supercritical fluid chromatography columns, Ligand exchange & Polymethacrylate chiral stationary phases.

Application Guide
Ask us for a free copy of the Daicel Chiral Application Guide

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta invests in Denator technology


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta invest in Denator’s unique heat stabilization technology – StabilizorTM T1 system.

The Stabilizor system has been shown to inactivate pathogens in biological samples, including virus and bacteria, while DNA remains intact. The technology is used by CDC to obtain high quality samples for advanced downstream analysis, such as gene sequencing and mass spectrometry.

To read the full news release including detailed application link to the article in BioMed Central Journal see here.


Isotope ratio mass spectrometer range from Sercon


Sercon (UK) continues the pioneering efforts of Europa Scientific. The Company is committed to the continuous development of instrumentation and support services to ensure that ground breaking research needs are met.

Combining superior analytical performance with class leading reliability, the Model 20-22 ensures that all your scientific needs are met.  Backed by over 20 years of development with a no compromise approach to its engineering integrity, Sercon provides the ultimate isotope ratio mass spectrometer. This technology is available in both continuous flow 20-22 and dual inlet GEO 20-22 forms to be interfaced with our range of automated preparation units and peripherals.

The Model 20-22 incorporates many high level design features. These include an all stainless steel and metal gasket construction flight tube for ultra-high vacuum purity to ensure minimal backgrounds and zero water contamination. True differential pumping for superior ion transfer through the flight tube from the high sensitivity source to the large dynamic range collectors.

The Geo 20-22 dual-inlet gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer provides the ultimate precision and sensitivity in stable isotope measurement of a wide range of gases. High precision analysis combined with a wide range of sample preparation modules gives the Geo 20-22 the flexibility to adapt to a wide range of applications. These include geochemistry, hydrology, environmental research, marine and biological sciences.

An extensive range of automated sample preparation units gives the researcher the flexibility to measure 15N, 13C, 18O and 34S 2H and other species in a host of applications. It is based on the 20-20, the first analyser that was been purposely designed to measure 2H by continuous flow methodology.

Scientex appointed distributor for Lamy Rheology instruments


Scientex has been appointed distributor for Lamy Rheology (France) for its range of Rheometers, Viscometers and Texture Analysers.  The new range has a modern design with a 7 inch colour touchscreen.

The Viscometers include models which suit QC applications such as the B-One Touch and the Portable version of this configuration for ease of use in the plant.  The Portability allows applies to the RM 100 Touch model.

High sensitivity is achieved by the innovative “LR” versions of the models.  “L” going down to 0.0674 mNm and the “R” operates from 0.7187 mNm.  Models in this range include “First Touch” and include a temperature sensor.  The RM 100 Touch meets ASTM/ISO 2555, DIN/ISO3219.  The RM 100 Touch Gel Timer is ideal for monitoring viscosity changes in products up to solid state.

For high viscosity sample, Cone and Plate applications suit the RM 100 Touch CP2000 and includes temperature control.  The “100” series includes models for “inline” applications.

The Rheometer Models include the RM 200 Touch and the high performance “All-in-One” model with torque capabilities to 40mNm.  These suit applications for sample-limited, aerated, high Temp and high shear rate samples. The LS 400 Touch is based on the Couette geometries and suits low viscosity small volume samples.

Texture analysis suits the “Tex’An Touch” enables Traction, Relaxation and TPA Cycle for Food, Cosmetics and Building Materials.  This may be configured with different load cells from 20 to 500N.


Announcing new Membrapure Ion Chromatography systems

Scientex has been appointed Distributor for Membrapure (Germany) for its range of Ion Chromatography (IC) systems.  The Ion Chromatography system IONUS conducts fast analysis of anions and cations with and without suppressor technique. It is the ideal instrument for all isocratic methods in ion chromatography using the non-destructive Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD). The anion suppressors can be used to lower the detection level for components with very low concentration.

The IONUS is compact and modular configuration. The main unit can be attached to an Autosampler or other options to allow for more sophisticated analysis. The Autosampler can hold up to 48 vials of 1.5ml or alternatively up to 96 well plates.

The software package iControl is user friendly, self-explanatory and meets the latest GLP.

The IONUS has the standard components – double-flow high precision pump, integrated degassing unit, sample separation columns, automated suppression system and the broad range high sensitivity conductivity detector.


AdNanoTek Distribution


Scientex has been appointed as Distributor for AdNanoTek for Australia & NZ.  This association provides a visible platform for the Taiwan Manufacturer of UHV Systems to compete with innovative configurations in this fast growing Hi-Tek Materials Sector. AdNanoTek specialises in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art and fully customizable UHV deposition systems, including:

  • Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD),
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE),
  • Electron Beam Evaporator (EBE),
  • Ion Beam Sputter Deposition (IBSD),
  • Magnetron Sputtering Deposition (MSD),
  • Thermal Evaporator (TE),
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)
  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD),
  • Reactive Ion Etching (RIE),
  • Integrated UHV Systems and Laser-Heating Solutions


PDR separations chiral chromatography
Chiral Compounds Separations Checklist


If you work with chiral compounds you need our Advanced Laser Polarimeter (ALP), a real-time/inline optical activity detector for Analytical, Prep, and Process Scale Applications. Flow cells available for HPLC/SFC/UPLC/CCC/SMB/Bioprocessing at any scale.

If you develop HPLC/UPLC/CCC methods you need our AutoMDS, a software/hardware combination that includes unique 10/20 bottle Eluent Mixer and 12/24 position Column Selector. AutoMDS runs automatically to screen samples and identify separations using any HPLC technique (chiral, achiral, HILIC, ion-pair, etc.), methods/sequences included.

If you use HPLC/SFC/CCC for purification you need our AutoPrep, a software/hardware combination that includes a unique Injector/Collector. AutoPrep runs automatically to purify compounds.

If you use SMB or Bioprocessing at any scale you need our FiberDAD with Spectral Deconvolution Software. Real-time scrolling 3D display shows raw data. Real-time scrolling 2D display shows each component (deconvolved) in a different colour, even when completely overlapped. Flow cells are fibre optic and inline.

If you need help with equipment selection/set-up/installation/training, Dr Gary Yanik at PDR Separations is the foremost Specialist that can assist with all your needs.