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  Streamlining the workflow with INTEGRA‚Äôs VIAFLO 96/384

Researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland are using INTEGRA’s VIAFLO 96/384 multichannel electronic pipette to streamline the experimental workflow of studies on Pseudomonas aeruginosa – a bacterium that commonly infects individuals with lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis. Alexandre Figueiredo, a PhD student in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, explained: “We recently completed an evolutionary experiment on Pseudomonas....

 

  Simplifying high content screening with the VIAFLO 96

INTEGRA’s VIAFLO 96 electronic multi-channel pipetting system is helping biotechnology company HCS Pharma to improve the reproducibility of high content screening using its patented BIOMIMESYS® 3D cell culture technology. Elodie Vandenhaute, Study Director at HCS Pharma, explained: "96-well cell culture plates are not easy to handle, even with multi-channel pipettes. The VIAFLO 96 is really user-friendly, and allows us to, for example, seed cells, dispense reagents or perform media exchanges in every well simultaneously....

 

  INTEGRA named ‚Äė2018 Global Laboratory Pipetting Company of the Year‚Äô

Frost & Sullivan has presented INTEGRA Biosciences with the ‘2018 Global Laboratory Pipetting Company of the Year’ award, recognizing its products as innovative, revolutionary and able to fulfil the needs of customers. Frost & Sullivan’s transformational health research group conducted extensive research using key benchmarking criteria across two main areas – visionary impact and performance, and customer impact – to compare companies in the industry, and found that INTEGRA surpassed the competition....

 

  Win an INTEGRA VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette

INTEGRA Biosciences is offering labs the chance to win one of 10 VOYAGER pipettes. As the only electronic multichannel pipette that offers automatic adjustment of tip spacing, the VOYAGER was designed to revolutionize sample reformatting. One-handed, push-button adjustment allows parallel transfer of samples – from tubes to plates or 96- to 384-well formats – to be performed with ease, increasing speed and throughput. All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is fill out a short online questionnaire to help INTEGRA better understand the pipetting challenges faced by today’s scientists....

 

  INTEGRA celebrates success with the ASSIST PLUS at MipTec 2018

The ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot from INTEGRA Biosciences received a prestigious Basel Life MipTec Product Innovation Award 2018 at this year’s MipTec exhibition. The ASSIST PLUS puts automated pipetting within reach of virtually every lab. Using any INTEGRA electronic multichannel pipette, this compact system offers laboratory automation at an affordable price, providing reproducible and error-free processing while eliminating repetitive manual pipetting tasks....

 

  INTEGRA Simplifies Pipetting for GLP Environments

Calibration ReminderWhich brand of pipette to use may not be your first consideration when designing your laboratory workflows and SOPs to follow good laboratory practice (GLP), but choosing the right pipette can make it much easier to achieve consistent results. INTEGRA’s electronic pipettes – including the VIAFLO, VOYAGER and VIAFLO 96/384 ranges – are designed to meet the demands of the modern laboratory...

 

  New 25 ml divided reservoir offers lowest dead volume on the market

Integra Divided Reagent Reservoir.INTEGRA has expanded its Clear Advantage™ product family to include a divided reservoir, offering 5 and 10 ml volumes side-by-side, while still nesting comfortably in the company’s standard 25 ml reusable, sturdy base. A combination of design and innovation offers a pipetting experience with less reagent and plastic waste, and the lowest dead volume on the market....

 

  New Polypropylene Multichannel Reagent Reservoirs offer enhanced chemical resistance

INTEGRA has expanded its popular reagent reservoir product family to include polypropylene reservoirs with enhanced chemical compatibility that perfectly complements the existing polystyrene reservoirs. Polypropylene Multichannel Reagent Reservoirs – available in 10, 25 and 100 ml sizes – offer all the advantages of their polystyrene counterparts. The disposable reservoir fits securely within a sturdy reusable base, and features clearly visible integrated volume graduations for ease of use....

 

  INTEGRA ‚Äď a Driving Force in Pipetting Innovation

integra pipettingINTEGRA is on a mission to revolutionize the world of pipetting, engaging with its customers to understand the challenges faced by today’s laboratories. This close communication enables the company to bring novel products – such as the VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette, GripTips and the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot – to the market year after year. VOYAGER is the only electronic multichannel...

 

  INTEGRA Offers Hands-Free Multichannel Pipetting

ASSIST PLUS RGBINTEGRA has launched the ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot to put automated pipetting within reach of virtually every lab. Using any INTEGRA electronic multichannel pipette, this compact system offers laboratory automation at an affordable price, providing reproducible and error-free processing while eliminating repetitive manual pipetting tasks....

 

  Are You Using the Right Micropipette?

INTEGRA Biosciences is helping researchers to improve pipetting efficiency and ensure reliable results with a recently published guide to choosing the right micropipette. Split into three main topics – reliable results, efficiency and ergonomics – it looks at the main considerations when selecting a pipette to best meet the needs of your application. As a leading provider of high quality laboratory tools, INTEGRA understands the varied demands and requirements of life sciences and medical laboratories....

 

  New automation friendly reservoirs save reagents and reduce plastic waste

INTEGRA has expanded its Clear Advantage‚ĄĘ product family to include innovative automation friendly reagent reservoirs that result in the lowest possible dead volume ‚Äď saving on reagents ‚Äď reduce plastic waste and simultaneously give scientists a clear view of the pipette tips for the best liquid handling results.

integraThis novel, robust and eco-friendly range relies on disposable, sterile, clear polystyrene reservoir inserts that sit securely within a sturdy, SBS-format, reusable base. Each flat bottom insert benefits from INTEGRA‚Äôs revolutionary SureFlo‚ĄĘ anti-sealing array, which prevents pipette tips from sealing off and stops liquid from ‚Äėpopping‚Äô into tips, filters or the pipetting head...

 

  INTEGRA Highlights Benefits of Low Retention Pipette Tips

INTEGRA has released an application guide highlighting the importance of choosing the right disposable tips for the liquid you’re pipetting.

Standard GripTipsThe recently published Performance of Low Retention GripTips from INTEGRA demonstrates how these high quality consumables can improve pipetting performance for viscous and low surface tension liquids. High quality pipettes and correct techniques are essential to ensure reliable and reproducible results....

 

  New Video Demonstrates Fast and Easy Microplate Pipetting

INTEGRA continues to place itself at the forefront of pipetting technology, developing and perfecting its VIAFLO 96/384 range of microplate pipettes for a variety of applications, including ELISA, PCR, and nucleic acid and protein extraction.

VIAFLO 96 384With intuitive hand guided operation, these systems enable the simultaneous transfer of entire plates in a single step, increasing throughput and reproducibility. The benchtop VIAFLO 96 and 384 channel pipettes benefit from a small footprint and easily exchangeable pipetting heads....

 

  Multichannel pipetting to make you smile

INTEGRA is making multichannel pipetting quicker and easier than ever before.

Multichannel-pipettingThe company‚Äôs extensive range of manual and electronic handheld pipettes ‚Ästcombined with the revolutionary GripTips system ‚Äď is helping take the ‚Äėpain‚Äô out of multichannel pipetting, boosting productivity and ensuring happy, healthy staff....

 

  Automating Early Stage Cell Based Assay Development

INTEGRA has published a new video that demonstrates how US-based biotech contract research specialists Likarda LLC are using their VIAFLO ASSIST to cost effectively develop high throughput cell based assays for their customers.

INTEGRA has published a new videoEarly phase drug discovery research requires the highest level of accurate and reproducible testing in order to give you the proof to move confidently forward. While Likarda developed and uses a proprietary approach to 3D cell-based testing...

 

  How It Works Guide: Peristaltic Pumps

INTEGRA has published a ‚ÄėHow-It-Works‚Äô guide to explain the benefits of using a peristaltic pump for pumping and dispensing a wide variety of liquids.

INTEGRA DOSE-ITPumping and dispensing culture media, buffer solutions and other liquids are routine tasks undertaken by many laboratories. Making sure that the liquid remains contamination-free during the pumping / dispensing operation, ease of operation and maintenance as well as ensuring a wide range of liquids can be transferred with high precision are key attributes of a good peristaltic pump....

 

  High Throughput Biological Sample Collection & Processing

INTEGRA announces how its VIAFLO 96 multichannel electronic pipette has been adopted by Neoteryx LLC as an integral part of a new high throughput biological sample collection and processing system. 

VIAFLO 96 multichannel electronic pipetteAn increasing number of clinical labs are being confronted with a growing need to process more samples in parallel without jeopardizing the quality of their results. At a certain point it becomes impossible to keep up the pace using traditional multichannel pipettes...

 

  Environmentally-Friendly Reagent Reservoirs Save Money & Space

Unlike traditional reagent reservoirs, INTEGRA offers a range of high quality multichannel reservoirs that feature reusable bases.

multichannel reservoirsThis environmentally-friendly design allows users to reuse the sturdy base and save money as you only replace the disposable inserts. Reagent reservoirs are used by many laboratories for the temporary storage of reagent during pipetting applications....

 

  INTEGRA Launches New Device Responsive Website

INTEGRA has launched a new responsive website which ensures visitors automatically enjoy a perfectly formatted surfing experience be it viewed from a desktop, tablet or mobile.

Juerg Bass Marketing Communications ManagerJuerg Bass, Marketing Communications Manager said, "The intuitive architecture of the new INTEGRA website allows visitors to simply and quickly locate pertinent product information including technical specifications, how it works, video demonstrations, customer reviews, application notes, best practice guides and related promotional offers....

 

  Poster Describes Quick Routine Pipette Check

Liquid handling specialists, INTEGRA have produced a new poster that provides informative guidelines to enable any lab that has access to a microbalance, to perform a quick routine check that offers many of the benefits of an annual pipette calibration.

Pipette Routine Check Best PracticesThe described protocol checks pipette functionality and provides a solid indication of its actual performance. It is not a substitute for an annual calibration performed by a specialized calibration laboratory but does allow you to assure your pipetting quality throughout the year....

 

  Low Retention Pipette Tips Deliver Maximum Liquid Recovery

INTEGRA has introduced a new line of Low Retention pipette tips based upon its popular GripTips multi lobe design. 

Low Retention pipette tipsIn creating this new product range - INTEGRA has used a unique polypropylene blend to produce pipette tips with increased hydrophobic properties.  Unlike silicone coated pipette tips which can wash out (or leach out) with the sample, INTEGRA’s blended polymer Low Retention GripTips will not negatively impact your results....

 

  Reliable Walk-Away Petri Dish Media Filler

Compact in design - MEDIAJET from INTEGRA offers the unique flexibility to fill Petri dishes of various sizes, Petri dishes with two compartments or test tubes of various diameters and length.

Petri Dish Media FillerThe MEDIAJET sets the gold standard for automated preparation of consistent high quality, contamination-free media in Petri dishes and test tubes. The surface of the MEDIAJET filling chamber is manufactured from a single piece of chemically resistant polyethylene, which allows efficient cleaning....

 

  VIAFLO ASSIST Increases Consistency of Tissue Typing

INTEGRA announces¬†that their VIAFLO ASSIST personal pipetting assistant has been optimized for use with Linkage Biosciences LinkSńďq‚ĄĘ tissue typing products.

VIAFLO ASSIST personal pipetting assistantThe VIAFLO ASSIST has been demonstrated to increase confidence in and the simplicity of a laboratory’s tissue typing workflow. Offering consistent dispensing volume, consistent immersion depth, and consistent pipetting angle, the reproducibility and accuracy of tissue typing protocols are increased....

 

  Pipetting Tips - Straight as a Plate or as Uneven as a Mountain Range?

Quite often, generic pipette tips on a multichannel pipette resemble a mountain range rather than perfectly aligned tips.

INTEGRA GripTipsThe reason for misaligned tips lies in the widespread generic tip cone and tip fitting design as well as in the memory effect of the tip material, which gradually moves back to its original, non-stretched shape. Pipette tips not being perfectly level on a multichannel pipette are very likely to cause issues such as different immersion depths or faulty touch offs of individual tips, leading to negatively impacted pipetting results....

 

  INTEGRA Introduces Benchtop 1536-well Pipetting

INTEGRA has introduced a new plate holder enabling 1536-well pipetting on its VIAFLO 384 electronic handheld pipette.

VIAFLO 384The introduction of this new capability provides screening labs with a unique alternative to fully automated robotic liquid handling systems as the VIAFLO 384 is the only benchtop pipette on the market, which allows easy and precise pipetting into 1536 well plates. Most screening assays start in larger formats (96 - 384 well plates) before they are up-scaled to the 1536-well plate format.....

 

  INTEGRA Introduces New Motorized Tip Spacing Pipettes

INTEGRA announces a new generation version of its popular VOYAGER pipette range that features unique motorized tip spacing technology.

VOYAGER pipette rangeAt the push of a button, VOYAGER II pipettes allow you to expand tip spacing anywhere between 4.5 mm and 33 mm (depending on the model). This enables rapid and optimised multichannel pipetting between microplates, tube racks and gel boxes of different sizes and formats. The VOYAGER II pipette incorporates a new 135-degree rotatable body enabling users to always hold the pipette in a comfortable working position. Additionally, the reduced...

 

  INTEGRA Publish Liquid Transfers Application Guide

INTEGRA has prepared an explanatory application guide that demonstrates the benefits of its electronic adjustable tip spacing VOYAGER II pipette range in transferring liquid samples between different labware formats. 

VOYAGER II pipetteMany laboratory applications require liquid transfers between various labware formats. Due to varying requirements in their sample processing, different labware vessels are typically used for sample storage, processing and analysis tasks. Traditional multichannel pipettes were not designed to accommodate the wide variety of labware formats used today because their tip to tip spacing is optimized for use with standard 96-well microplates....

 

  New Application Guide for Liquid Transfers between Different Labware Formats

INTEGRA has prepared an explanatory application guide that demonstrates the benefits of its electronic adjustable tip spacing VOYAGER II pipette range in transferring liquid samples between different labware formats. 

 VOYAGER IIMany laboratory applications require liquid transfers between various labware formats. Due to varying requirements in their sample processing, different labware vessels are typically used for sample storage, processing and analysis tasks. Traditional multichannel pipettes were not designed to accommodate the wide variety of labware formats used today because their tip to tip spacing is optimized for use with standard 96-well microplates....

 

  Multichannel Manual Pipette Sets Volumes 10x Faster

INTEGRA announces the launch of eight and twelve channel versions of its innovative EVOLVE manual pipette.

Integra 100Unlike traditional pipettes which utilize a single rotating plunger to set volumes, the EVOLVE features three adjustable dials for setting each individual volume digit. Simply depress and twist the plunger to unlock the volume dials. Once unlocked, freely adjust the three dials to rapidly set the desired volume. This revolutionary approach allows users to set volumes more than ten times faster....

 

  Multichannel Manual Pipette Sets Volumes 10x Faster

INTEGRA announces the launch of eight and twelve channel versions of its innovative EVOLVE manual pipette.

EVOLVE manual pipette range from INTEGRAUnlike traditional pipettes which utilize a single rotating plunger to set volumes, the EVOLVE features three adjustable dials for setting each individual volume digit. Simply depress and twist the plunger to unlock the volume dials. Once unlocked, freely adjust the three dials to rapidly set the desired volume. This revolutionary approach allows users to set volumes more than ten times faster. Covering a volume range of...

 

  Revolutionary Single Channel Manual Pipette

INTEGRA announces the launch of a single channel version of its innovative EVOLVE manual pipette.

Unlike traditional pipettes which utilize a single rotating plunger to set volumes, the EVOLVE features three adjustable dials for setting each individual volume digit. Simply depress and twist the plunger to unlock the volume dials. Once unlocked, freely adjust the three dials to rapidly set the desired volume. This revolutionary approach allows users to set volumes more than ten times faster. Covering a volume range of..

 

  New 50 Microlitre VIAFLO 96/384 Electronic Pipette

INTEGRA has expanded the range of interchangeable pipetting heads for its market-leading handheld VIAFLO 96/384 electronic pipettes.

INTEGRA VIAFLO 96/384The introduction of the new 50 microliter head enables the VIAFLO 96/384 to uniquely offer optimised pipetting performance in five volume ranges 0.5-12.5, 2-50, 5-125, 10-300 and 50-1250 microliters.  Accommodating pipetting heads that are quickly and easily interchanged enables investment in a single VIAFLO 96/384 base unit rather than multiple units as would be required by other systems to achieve optimised performance at different pipetting...

 

  VIAFLO 96/384 Delivers Optimised Pipetting Performance

INTEGRA has expanded the range of interchangeable pipetting heads for its market-leading handheld VIAFLO 96/384 electronic pipettes.

INTEGRA VIAFLOThe introduction of the new 50 microliter head enables the VIAFLO 96/384 to uniquely offer optimised pipetting performance in five volume ranges 0.5-12.5, 2-50, 5-125, 10-300 and 50-1250 microliters.  Accommodating pipetting heads that are quickly and easily interchanged enables investment in a single VIAFLO 96/384 base unit rather than multiple units as would be required by other systems to achieve optimised performance at different pipetting...

 

  Novel Manual Pipette Adjusts Volume 10x Faster

Unlike traditional pipettes which utilize a single rotating plunger to set volumes, the new EVOLVE manual pipette range from INTEGRA features a revolutionary approach that allows users to set volumes more than ten times faster.

EVOLVE manual pipette range from INTEGRAAvailable in single, eight and twelve channel formats, covering a volume range of 0.2 ‚Äď 5,000 ¬Ķl, the ultra-lightweight, well balanced design of the¬†EVOLVE¬†enhances productivity and comfort even¬†during prolonged pipetting sessions....

 

  INTEGRA Launch EVOLVE Manual Pipette

INTEGRA announces the launch of the EVOLVE manual pipette range.

EVOLVE manual pipetteUnlike traditional pipettes which utilize a single rotating plunger to set volumes, the EVOLVE features three adjustable dials for setting each individual volume digit. Simply depress and twist the plunger to unlock the volume dials. Once unlocked, freely adjust the three dials to rapidly set the desired volume. This revolutionary approach allows users to set volumes more than ten times faster. Available in single, eight and twelve channel formats, covering a volume range of...

 

  Easy & Affordable Microplate Handling

The VIAFLO 96/384 from INTEGRA is a handheld electronic pipette that enables fast, precise and easy transfer of 96 or 384 samples simultaneously.

ibsepromo2016DUniquely the VIAFLO 96/384 offers all the benefits of increased microplate sample handling as well as lower sample and reagent use without the expense or complexity of a robotic liquid handling system. With its compact design, this easy-to-use benchtop system requires little space on a lab bench and fits into most laminar flow hoods to allow work under sterile conditions....

 

  INTEGRA Introduce New Version of Rapid Reagent Dispenser

INTEGRA announces the latest version of its VIAFILL reagent dispenser. 

VIAFILLThe VIAFILL is ideal for applications including compound storage / addition, ELISA, genomic / proteomic studies and screening as well as cell based and kinetic assays. Featuring an intuitive touchscreen user interface, programming of repeat dispenses, variable volume dispenses and custom programming is both fast and easy. Users can quickly alternate between 8 and 16 channel dispensing cassettes enabling rapid...

 

  Rapid Reagent Dispenser with Easy To Use Touchscreen

INTEGRA announces the latest version of its VIAFILL reagent dispenser. 

VIAFILLThe VIAFILL is ideal for applications including compound storage / addition, ELISA, genomic / proteomic studies and screening as well as cell based and kinetic assays. Featuring an intuitive touchscreen user interface, programming of repeat dispenses, variable volume dispenses and custom programming is both fast and easy. Users can quickly alternate between 8 and 16 channel dispensing cassettes enabling rapid and...

 

  Simultaneous 96-well Extraction of Urine Samples for Drugs of Abuse Analysis

INTEGRA, in conjunction with DPX Labs LLC, has produced an application note that describes a novel high throughput semi-automated sample method for processing urine samples ready for drugs of abuse analysis by LC-MS/MS. 

INTEGRA VIAFLOUsing an INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 electronic pipette with DPX mixed mode tips, a single 96-well plate loaded with samples can be extracted and ready for LC-MS/MS analysis in less than ten minutes eliminating the need for a time-consuming evaporation step. Sample preparation is required to remove matrix interferences from urine samples prior to LC-MS/MS analysis. This procedure is typically very time-consuming and is...

 

  Improving PCR Pipetting Productivity & Reproducibility

A new customer technical note compares the performance of the INTEGRA VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing multichannel pipette with a manual single channel pipette for performing real-time PCR experiments. 

Improving PCR Pipetting Productivity & ReproducibilityIn undertaking these experiments, independent researchers found that the unique electronically adjustable tip facility on the VOYAGER not only generated time savings of up to 80% from minimising the number of required manual handling steps but also improved pipetting reproducibility and reduced pipetting errors.

 

  Easy Aspiration of Small Volumes of Biological Liquid Waste

VACUSIP is a portable benchtop vacuum aspiration system from INTEGRA that you can place wherever you need it.

VACUSIPBesides increased mobility, the battery version of the VACUSIP allows you to keep the workspace clean and organized, making it ideal for the use in a Class II safety cabinet.¬†VACUSIP is an out-of-the-box solution. Simply connect the collection bottle to the built-in pump and choose the aspiration adapter matching your application. Operation is straight forward ‚Äď switch the unit on and regulate the vacuum by applying pressure on the autoclavable hand adapter...

 

  Scaling Up Screening in 96- & 384-Well Microplates

INTEGRA reports on how researchers at the Health Innovation Research Institute at RMIT University (Bundoora, Australia) are using VIAFLO II electronic pipettes in conjunction with a VIAFLO ASSIST to scale-up their screening of venoms and small compounds. 

integra viaflo assistThe Health Innovations Research Institute (HIRi) is an RMIT University initiative that seeks to address key health issues facing Australia in the 21st century, with research programs that examine how the human body functions at a molecular and cellular level. This research is targeted to provide innovative therapeutic strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Australia and around the world. Bill Darby, a Researcher at HIRi, commented "We approached...

 

  Biological Liquid Waste Disposal ‚Äď Hints & Tips¬†

Drawing upon decades of vacuum aspiration experience - INTEGRA has compiled an unbiased series of hints and tips to help you improve your safe and efficient disposal of biological waste.

Biological Liquid Waste Disposal ‚Äď Hints & Tips¬†In this new¬†highly informative¬†illustrated 'Best Practices' guide, expert advice is provided in areas including getting to know about safety and environmental requirements, waste segregation, safe liquid transfer, waste containment, correct labelling and disposal.¬† Each area of best¬†liquid waste disposal practice discussed is backed up with an explanation of why this produces optimal results.‚Ä®‚Ä®

 

  Adjustable Tip Spacing Pipette Improves Productivity & Reproducibility

INTEGRA reports on a new technical note produced by Analytik Jena that compares the performance of the INTEGRA VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing multichannel pipette with a manual single channel pipette for performing real-time PCR experiments.

INTEGRA VOYAGERAs reaction components for real-time PCR experiments come in a range of different labware formats, scientists traditionally have used single channel pipettes to prepare the reaction mixes. Unfortunately preparing and transferring samples one by one is not only error prone but also very time consuming. In this technical note the authors compare the results from using an 8-channel VOYAGER pipette and a conventional single channel pipette...

 

  Pipetting Techniques to Improve Serial Dilution Assays

INTEGRA has published a new white paper that discusses how observing good pipetting practice helps to achieve better results in serial dilution assays.

Pipetting TechniquesPreparation of reproducible serial dilution assays, especially in 384-well plates, is a challenging task because they require many pipetting actions and are highly dependent on an operator's technique and experience. However, observing good pipetting practice helps immensely to improve reproducibility and accuracy. In this white paper the author focuses on a selection of good pipetting techniques, which if maintained offer the best chance of...

 

  INTEGRA Reagent Reservoirs Explained by SimpleShow Video

Multichannel Pipette Reagent Reservoirs.A new short and engaging SimpleShow format video from INTEGRA introduces and explains the unique features and benefits of their Multichannel Pipette Reagent Reservoirs. The video features the continuing story of animated lab heroes Mason and Mary. Watching this funny video you will learn about how INTEGRA 10ml, 25ml and 100ml Multichannel reagent reservoirs are designed to nest inside each other, making it possible to get twice as many reservoirs in half the space of other products, reducing inventory space requirements and shipping costs....

 

  Safety Bunsen Burner ‚Äď How It Works

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INTEGRA has created an informative ‚ÄėHow-It-Works‚Äô data sheet and a short, simple and engaging ‚ÄėSimpleShow‚Äô format video to explain the operation and safety features of their FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner.

The ‚ÄėHow-It-Works‚Äô document has been written to enable you to better understand how a Safety Bunsen Burner works. Watching the simple, concise and funny explainer video you will learn about how the FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner ensures high safety by eliminating the risk of gas leaking and explosion inherent in using alcohol burners, gas cookers and traditional Bunsen burners....

 

  Video Explains Benefits of Reagent Reservoirs

A new short and engaging SimpleShow’ format video from INTEGRA introduces and explains the unique features and benefits of their Multichannel Pipette Reagent Reservoirs.

integra videoThe video features the continuing story of animated lab heroes Mason and Mary. Watching this funny video you will learn about how INTEGRA 10ml, 25ml and 100ml Multichannel reagent reservoirs are designed to nest inside each other, making it possible to get twice as many reservoirs in half the space of other products, reducing inventory space requirements and shipping costs. Unlike traditional reservoirs that have hard to see graduations moulded...

 

  INTEGRA Helps Forsyth Institute Increase Pipetting Workflow Efficiency

INTEGRA reports on how researchers at the renowned Forsyth Institute (Cambridge, MA) are using a VIAFLO Assist to enhance the efficiency while maintaining the accuracy of pipetting protocols related to the discovery, measurement, and validation of new biomarkers of disease that can be found in saliva.

Danielle Stephens Founded over 100 years ago, the Forsyth Institute has established itself as the leading independent research institute in America specializing in oral health and its impact on overall wellness.  In addition to its affiliation with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Forsyth has collaborations with a vast array of academic institutions, hospitals, independent research institutes, and biotech and pharmaceutical companies. These interactions...

 

  INTEGRA Announces $10,000 Contribution to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Following the launch of its limited edition PIPETGIRL pink pipette controller in support of breast cancer research earlier this year - INTEGRA is pleased to announce it has made a $10,000 contribution to the Susan F Smith Center for Womens Cancers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (MA, USA).

integra awardThe Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber unites many of the world's leading experts in breast and gynecologic cancers with one common goal: to give all women the latest, most advanced care, including innovative therapies that are often available only through clinical trials. A place of hope and action, the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers offers multi-dimensional services to strengthen mind, body, and soul and...

 

  Handheld Pipetting - Best Practices

For the vast number of scientists that undertake handheld pipetting protocols - INTEGRA has produced a highly informative illustrated 'Best Practices' guide.

Handheld Pipetting ‚Äď Best Practices PosterDrawing upon decades of pipetting experience - INTEGRA has compiled an unbiased series of hints and tips to help you improve your handheld pipetting. Expert advice is provided in areas including before you start, how to pipette and optimising pipetting performance.¬† Each area of best¬†pipetting practice discussed is backed up with an explanation of why this produces optimal results.

 

  High Throughput Media Preparation at The Institut Curie

The Institut Curie (Paris, France), a world leader in oncology research, has reported how it has standardised on using MEDIACLAVE media preparation and MEDIAJET automated petri dish filling systems from INTEGRA Biosciences to prepare its petri dishes. 

integra mediajetResearch work at the Institut Curie requires petri dishes for a wide range of applications including growing bacteria, yeasts and moulds, making it necessary to regularly produce 10 to 12 different types of media in varying quantities (from one to several litres). The assurance of reliable, high throughput production of these petri dishes, free of any contamination, is critical to ongoing research work. Fatima Dekmous, Departmental Head of the Wash facility at Institut Curie commented...

 

  High Throughput Preparation of Media Filled Petri Dishes

The Institut Curie (Paris, France), a world leader in oncology research, has reported how it has standardised on using MEDIACLAVE media preparation and MEDIAJET automated petri dish filling systems from INTEGRA Biosciences to prepare its petri dishes. 

institut curieResearch work at the Institut Curie requires petri dishes for a wide range of applications including growing bacteria, yeasts and moulds, making it necessary to regularly produce 10 to 12 different types of media in varying quantities (from one to several litres). The assurance of reliable, high throughput production of these petri dishes, free of any contamination, is critical to ongoing research work. Fatima Dekmous, Departmental Head of the...

 

  Reducing Protocol Time for 96-well PCR Assays

The virus and prion validation group at Octapharma GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) reports how implementing an INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 has enabled them to reduce the time taken to undertake PCR assays by greater than 60%.

reducing protocol timeSince its foundation in 1983, Octapharma has specialised in the development and manufacture of preparations from human plasma. The virus and prion group has been set-up for small scale production of plasma based drugs from human blood which must be tested to be free of contaminating viruses. The virology PCR assay developed by Octapharma involves fixing a PCR template on the well surface of 96-well plates and then undertaking a protocol that includes 3 washing steps...

 

  Multichannel Pipette Accelerates Sample Screening and Genotyping Assays

INTEGRA has published a new customer video from the Institute of Clinical Chemistry research group at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in which researcher Christina Thomas reviews how the VOYAGER multichannel pipette has accelerated their sample screening and genotyping assays.

christina thomasAs laboratories need to process more and more samples per day, they are facing the challenge to increase their throughput in the most efficient and economical way. Especially screening applications require handling and manipulating many samples between different formats.  Traditionally this process often involved the use of single channel pipettes which is slow, inefficient and prone to errors. Using INTEGRA’s VOYAGER handheld pipette, with...

 

  INTEGRA Biosciences Opens German Subsidiary

Following on from the successful launch of subsidiaries in France, the UK and the USA - INTEGRA Biosciences has announced the opening in January 2015 of a new organisation based in Konstanz, Germany.

INTEGRA Biosciences Deutschland GmbHLeveraging an existing knowledgeable local sales and service team ‚Äď INTEGRA Biosciences Deutschland GmbH was set up to market and provide top quality local support for the company‚Äôs innovative laboratory tools for liquid handling, media preparation, sterilisation and cell cultivation. Jan M√ľller, General Manager of INTEGRA Biosciences Deutschland GmbH, commented: ‚ÄúWe are very happy to announce the opening of this...

 

  Improving the Reproducibility of Serial Dilutions

Handheld pipetting requires considerable experience and expertise to achieve reproducible results in applications such as serial dilution.

ibsepromo2015ASerial dilutions can be difficult to perform reproducibly due to the many mixing steps that are required. The INTEGRA VIAFLO ASSIST enables scientists of all pipetting skill levels to achieve better serial dilution results. To use the VIAFLO ASSIST, simply mount a VIAFLO II electronic pipette onto the pipette adapter, define the number of mixing cycles, speed and mix volume, and press the run button. VIAFLO ASSIST will then obtain the protocol via Bluetooth from the VIAFLO II electronic pipette and automatically execute it.

 

  Safety Bunsen Burner Explainer Video

INTEGRA has created a short, simple and engaging ‚ÄėSimpleShow‚Äô format video to explain the safety features of their FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner.

Safety Bunsen BurnerThe video features animated lab hero Mason in his romantic quest to win the heart of his adorable assistant Mary. Watching this simple, concise and funny video you will learn about how the FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner ensures high safety by eliminating the risk of gas leaking and explosion inherent in using alcohol burners, gas cookers and traditional Bunsen burners.   With the FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner, gas ignition is both immediate...

 

  INTEGRA Supports Breast Cancer Research

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INTEGRA Biosciences has launched PIPETGIRL - a new pink version of its popular PIPETBOY acu 2 pipette controller.

As part of their 'PIPETGIRL ‚Äď Let‚Äôs fight breast cancer together!‚Äô campaign - INTEGRA is committing to donating Euro 10 / US $15 for every PIPETGIRL purchased during 2015 to a selection of internationally renowned cancer research institutes. Liquid handling in the millilitre range is a daily task for many labs. Unlike rubber bulb fillers, the use of serological pipettors improves the efficiency and precision of your liquid handling...

 

  New Device Reduces Burden of Handheld Pipetting

The VIAFLO ASSIST from INTEGRA reduces the need for traditional handheld pipetting to a minimum, relieving lab personnel from activities that may cause repetitive stress injuries.

viaflow assistHandheld pipetting requires practice to achieve steady reproducible pipetting results. Typical parameters influencing performance are tip immersion depth and pipetting angle. The automated pipetting capability of VIAFLO ASSIST ensures these parameters are always the same, resulting in increased reproducibility and thus better results. To use the VIAFLO ASSIST, simply mount a VIAFLO II electronic pipette onto the pipette adapter, choose a protocol and...

 

  Optimizing Workflow with 96- & 384-Well Microplates

INTEGRA has introduced a Three Position Stage for its VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 handheld benchtop pipettes.

Viaflow384The new accessory expands available stage positions for microplates, reservoirs and tips on a VIAFLO 96 or VIAFLO 384 from 2 to 3 thereby enhancing workflow in a wide range of applications. Beneficially the Three Position Stage also features an indexing function to allow access to 384-well plates using a 96-channel pipetting head. For plate replication applications - having a tip rack on the left position, the source plate on the middle...

 

  INTEGRA Focus on Liquid Handling at SLAS 2015

At SLAS 2015 - product specialists from INTEGRA will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions on the company's popular range of productivity enhancing liquid handling products.

integraThe VIAFLO II multichannel electronic pipette range combines ultra lightweight design and unsurpassed operational comfort enabling users to improve efficiency in their working environment. VIAFLO II electronic pipettes together with INTEGRA’s wide range of GripTip pipette tips form the perfect pipetting system.  GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, providing a secure connection. GripTips never fall off and are always perfectly...

 

  Are you reaching the limit with manual multichannel pipettes?

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INTEGRA offer an efficient way to increase sample throughput without the expense of a robotic system.

The VIAFLO 96 benchtop electronic pipette offers an affordable solution to increase productivity when working with microplates. It closes the gap between traditional manual pipettes and robotic systems, allowing for accurate and reproducible 96-channel pipetting. The VIAFLO 384 is a more advanced system, which can work with both 96- and 384-channel pipetting heads to maximize productivity. It features the same footprint and intuitive user concept as VIAFLO 96....

 

  Serial Dilution in 96 & 384 well Microplates

INTEGRA has introduced a Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for its VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes.

ibspr171-image.jpgThe new row dilution plate holder adds the functionality to perform serial dilutions in rows. Serial dilutions are often carried out in row format because it allows experimenters to dilute more samples (12 instead of 8 in a 96-well plate). The plate holder can easily be adapted to work with either 96 or 384 well plates.

 

  Lightweight Electronic Pipette Offers Enhanced Ease of Use

INTEGRA has announced a software update for its VIAFLO II electronic pipette range that now features a full-text, multilingual user interface in English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

ibspCombining ultra lightweight ergonomic design with a highly intuitive user interface ‚Äď VIAFLO II electronic pipettes are as easy to use as a single channel manual pipette but offer many advantages.¬†The VIAFLO II‚Äôs integral¬†colour screen together with easy to navigate touch wheel user interface ensures set up and operation are both simple and fast. With the VIAFLO II touch wheel user interface, it‚Äôs a lot quicker and easier to change volumes than with a manual pipette. Forget about twisting/rotating a knob on the manual pipette to go from...

 

  Serial Dilution in 96- & 384-well Microplates

INTEGRA has introduced a Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for its VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes.

integra viafloThe new row dilution plate holder adds the functionality to perform serial dilutions in rows. Serial dilutions are often carried out in row format because it allows experimenters to dilute more samples (12 instead of 8 in a 96-well plate). The plate holder can easily be adapted to work with either 96 or 384 well plates. Serial dilution of assay components is a key technique in drug discovery and life science research. In assay development, serial dilution can be...

 

  Reliable, Noise-Free Vacuum for Cell Culture Applications

INTEGRA has published a new video testimonial* in which researchers at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describe the benefits of using the VACUSAFE Laboratory Aspiration System to provide simple, reliable and safe aspiration of cell culture supernatents. 

/ibspr169AThe Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, or Technical University of Munich (TUM), is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihensstephan, Germany. The TUM is one of the most research-focused universities in¬† Europe and has been ranked 11th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014.¬† The TUM features a strong, characteristic profile in the fields of Science and Engineering...

 

  Genetics Institute Improves Efficiency of Replication & Screening

The Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR), France reports on how, using a VIAFLO 96 handheld multichannel pipette from INTEGRA, they have been able to improve the efficiency and speed with which they replicate yeast strain collections and perform genetic screens in 96 well plates.

pipetteThe Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes is one of the major biological research institutes in France. The objective of the IGDR is to develop research of excellence in areas including Genetics, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology. Employing 20 teams of scientists ‚Äď current research interests at IGDR include investigations into cell polarity, cell cycle, signalisation, membrane trafficking, RNA stability, splicing...

 

  Reliable, Noise-Free Vacuum for Cell Culture Applications

INTEGRA has published a new video testimonial* in which researchers at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describe the benefits of using the VACUSAFE Laboratory Aspiration System to provide simple, reliable and safe aspiration of cell culture supernatents.

integraThe Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, or Technical University of Munich (TUM), is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching and Freising-Weihensstephan, Germany. The TUM is one of the most research-focused universities in¬† Europe and has been ranked 11th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014.¬† The TUM features a strong, characteristic profile in the fields of Science and Engineering...

 

  INTEGRA MEDIAJET Helps US FDA Lab Ramp Up Microbiology Research

The US Federal Drug Administration Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory has increased the efficiency of preparing its agar plates for microbiological research using an INTEGRA MEDIAJET vario automated petri dish filling system.

integra biosciencesLocated in Dauphin Island (AL), the FDA’s Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory (GCSL) site is used by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) to conduct research programs related to seafood safety, especially seafood harvested from the Gulf of Mexico. The US FDA operates a mandatory safety program for all fish and fishery products under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act, and related regulations. The FDA program includes research, inspection, compliance, enforcement, outreach and the development of regulations and industry guidance...

 

  VIAFLO ASSIST Pipetting Assistant Wins Design Award

INTEGRA Biosciences has received a Red Dot Design Award for its innovative VIAFLO ASSIST - a new laboratory device that, in combination with a VIAFLO II electronic handheld pipette, enables the pipette’s protocols to be performed automatically.

ibspr168With its origins dating back to 1955, the Red Dot Design Award ranks among the most renowned design competitions in the world. INTEGRA received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for the innovative design and function of its VIAFLO ASSIST pipetting assistant that reduces the need for traditional handheld pipetting to a minimum, relieving lab personnel from activities that may cause repetitive stress injuries.

 

  INTEGRA Launches Lightweight Electronic Pipette

The new VIAFLO II multichannel electronic pipette range from INTEGRA combines ultra lightweight design and unsurpassed operation comfort enabling users to improve efficiency in their working environment.

Lightweight Electronic PipetteVIAFLO II electronic pipettes together with INTEGRA’s wide range of GripTip pipette tips form the perfect pipetting system.  GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, providing a secure connection. GripTips never fall off and are always perfectly aligned, resulting in superior accuracy and precision results. The integral color screen together with the easy to navigate touch wheel user interface promote ease of set up and operation....

 

  384-Well Reagent Reservoirs Offer Maximum Liquid Recovery

Adopting a standard ANSI / SLAS footprint

384-Well Reagent Reservoirs Offer Maximum Liquid RecoveryINTEGRA 384-well reagent reservoirs (100ml) are fully compatible with all liquid handling systems including the VIAFLO 384 Handheld Multichannel Electronic Pipette. 384 individual pyramidal indentations in each reagent reservoir allow maximum liquid recovery when using a VIAFLO 384 electronic pipette as well as other platforms. VIAFLO multichannel reagent reservoirs are both economically and environmentally friendly because users can reuse the reservoir base and dispose of the reservoir inserts....

 

  Lightweight Electronic Pipettes

The new VIAFLO II multichannel electronic pipette range from INTEGRA combines ultra lightweight design and unsurpassed operation comfort enabling users to improve efficiency in their working environment.

VIAFLO II multichannel electronic pipette range from INTEGRA VIAFLO II electronic pipettes together with INTEGRA’s wide range of GripTip pipette tips form the perfect pipetting system.  GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, providing a secure connection. GripTips never fall off and are always perfectly aligned, resulting in superior accuracy and precision results. The integral color screen together with the easy to navigate touch wheel user interface promote ease of set up and operation. All VIAFLO II pipettes offer a choice of up to 10 predefined pipetting modes (including repeat dispense, serial dilute and manual pipette) enabling users to quickly  perform typical pipetting operations...

 

  Innovative Device Automates Handheld Pipetting

INTEGRA announces the VIAFLO ASSIST - an innovative new device that, in combination with a VIAFLO II electronic handheld pipette, enables the pipette’s protocols to be performed automatically.

Innovative Device Automates Handheld Pipetting

This unique new product from INTEGRA reduces the need for traditional handheld pipetting to a minimum, relieving lab personnel from activities that may cause repetitive stress injuries. Handheld pipetting requires practice to achieve steady reproducible pipetting results. Typical parameters influencing performance are tip immersion depth and pipetting angle. The automated pipetting capability of VIAFLO ASSIST ensures these parameters are always the same, resulting in increased reproducibility and thus better results...

 

  Fast & Convenient Real Time PCR Setup

A new customer testimonial video from INTEGRA demonstrates how the VIAFLO VOYAGER motorised adjustable spacing pipette can be used to rapidly set up a 384-well qRT-PCR plate for analysis in a ViiA‚ĄĘ 7 Real-Time PCR system (Life Technologies).

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In the video demonstration, the VIAFLO VOYAGER  simplifies and significantly accelerates the loading of samples into a 384-well plate. The researcher shows how it is routinely possible to pipette 64 samples in triplicate for two genes of interest - all in under 10 minutes!...

 

  VIAFLO ASSIST - Your personal pipetting assistant

Automate your multichannel pipettes!

Multichannel pipettes are invaluable when working with multiwell plates. However, prolonged and repetitive pipetting sessions bear the risk of strain and fatigue, often resulting in repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and less reproducible results. VIAFLO ASSIST together with INTEGRA’s VIAFLO II electronic pipettes form the perfect symbiosis to prevent users from RSI and to increase the reproducibility of prolonged pipetting protocols such as serial dilutions, plate filling and reagent addition significantly....

 

  New Serological Pipettor Improves Liquid Handling Productivity

Building upon over 30 years of unmatched quality and hundreds of thousands of instruments in use worldwide - INTEGRA announces the launch of the new PIPETBOY acu 2 serological pipettor.

New Serological Pipettor Improves Liquid Handling Productivity

The second generation of PIPETBOY acu is equipped with the latest technology providing a significant increase in pipetting speed and a sizeable weight reduction making using the instrument over extended periods of time even more comfortable. These two new developments help improve your productivity and deliver an enhanced ergonomic pipetting experience. Liquid handling in the millilitre range using serological pipettes is a daily task for many labs. Unlike rubber bulb fillers, the use of seriological pipettors improves the efficiency and precision of your liquid handling...

 

  Increasing the Safety of Biological Liquid Waste Disposal

INTEGRA¬†has launched¬†new single-use waste collection bottles for its VACUSIP benchtop aspiration system ‚Äď a compact, portable solution for safe and convenient disposal of small volumes of biological liquid waste.

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The introduction of new disposable bottles allows VACUSIP users to go one step further in terms of operational safety and reducing the cost of handling / disposal of biohazardous substances. Made of heavy duty polypropylene, the new single-use collection bottle is shatterproof and vacuum resistant, eliminating risks of breakage and contamination by the biological agents during manipulation...

 

  High Throughput Screening with VIAFLO 96 / XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer

INTEGRA has published a video* demonstrating how its VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipette, used in conjunction with the Seahorse Bioscience XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer, provides high throughput screening of the cellular bioenergetics of multiple cell lines.

viaflo 96 Manual Multichannel PipettesThe measurement of cellular bioenergetics, the processes by which cells produce and consume energy, is fundamental to determining the growth, development, function and metabolism of cells. The Seahorse Bioscience XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer enables the determination of the two major energy yielding pathways in cells, aerobic respiration and glycolysis, by simultaneously measuring the oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and the extracellular acidification rate (ECAR)...

 

  INTEGRA Biosciences Invests In UK Market

INTEGRA Biosciences has announced, as of August 1st 2013, a direct sales / support team in the UK to further improve support of its local customer base.

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The new team will work closely with¬†local distributor Scientific Laboratory Supplies Ltd (SLS)¬†to market and provide top quality local support for the company‚Äôs innovative laboratory tools for liquid handling and media preparation.¬†Torbj√∂rn Gripp, Direct of Sales for INTEGRA commented "Encouraged by our success in the US market our decision to enter into the UK market with own local sales team was simply a logical step to move the business forward‚ÄĚ. He added "In the UK - INTEGRA is already well known for quality products like PIPETBOY serological pipettes and VACUSAFE aspiration systems. With the expanded resource we will intensify our efforts on introducing innovative award winning products such as the VOYAGER Space Adjustable Pipette and the VIAFLO 96 Channel Pipette to the UK"...

 

  Fast Accurate Pipette Filling & Dispensing

PIPETBOY pro from INTEGRA sets the benchmark for fast, accurate pipette filling and dispensing. 

Fast Accurate Pipette Filling & Dispensing

The accuracy of pipetting depends on precise graduations on your serological pipette and on your ability to accurately match the liquid's meniscus with the graduation mark. The PIPETBOY pro enables the user to very accurately displace liquid in the pipette by applying variable finger pressure on its pipette triggers. To operate a PIPETBOY pro simply fully press the aspiration trigger to quickly draw liquid into the pipette until almost full, then gradually release the trigger to reduce speed and accurately match the meniscus to the graduation mark...

 

  SPE Method for Production of High Quality RNA

INTEGRA has released a new video demonstrating a solid phase extraction (SPE) microplate method for reproducible, high throughput isolation of high-quality DNA-free total RNA.

VIAFLO 384Large scale gene expression screening projects require reliable high-throughput methods to isolate high quality RNA from a large number of samples. To meet this need, a growing number of commercial 96-well format RNA isolation kits are now available. Typically such kits are compatible with commonly used 96-well plate vacuum manifolds enabling the extraction (isolation) procedure to be accelerated...

 

  Reproducible Isolation of High Quality RNA

INTEGRA has released a new video demonstrating a solid phase extraction (SPE) microplate method for reproducible, high throughput isolation of high-quality DNA-free total RNA.

VIAFLO 384 Large scale gene expression screening projects require reliable high-throughput methods to isolate high quality RNA from a large number of samples. To meet this need, a growing number of commercial 96-well format RNA isolation kits are now available. Typically such kits are compatible with commonly used 96-well plate vacuum manifolds enabling the extraction (isolation) procedure to be accelerated....

 

  INTEGRA Biosciences Announces French Subsidiary

Following the 2012 acquisition of their long time French distribution partner - Valdea Biosciences SAS ‚Äď INTEGRA Biosciences has announced, as of 4th January 2013, that all its operations in France will trade as INTEGRA Biosciences SAS (St Ouen l'Aum√īne, France)

IntegraLeveraging an existing knowledgeable local sales and service team ‚Äď INTEGRA Biosciences SAS has been given the resources to market and provide top quality local support for the company‚Äôs innovative laboratory tools for liquid handling, media preparation, sterilisation and cell cultivation...

 

  Pipette Controllers Offer Perfect Combination of Speed & Fine Dosing

INTEGRA has launched a new video that demonstrates the perfect combination of speed and fine dosing that is routinely possible with its PIPETBOY range of pipette controllers

PIPETBOY range of pipette controllersToday research, quality control and clinical laboratories require precision pipette controllers able to exactly dispense small volumes of liquids, reproducibly. As a consequence pipette controllers must reliably offer the highest accuracy, precision and robustness over many years of use...

 

  Portable System for Aspiration and Disposal of Biological Waste The VACUSIP from INTEGRA provides an ideal benchtop solution for the safe aspiration and disposal of small volumes of liquid waste in clinical, molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology labs.

VACUSIP from INTEGRAWith integrated vacuum pump and long-life battery the VACUSIP from INTEGRA is completely portable enabling aspiration and waste disposal where and when you need it. To optimize battery run-time, the pump automatically switches on and off according to the vacuum needed for an aspiration task. With its space saving footprint, silent operation and optimal organization, the VACUSIP is a true asset to any lab performing liquid aspiration tasks...

 

  Application Capabilities & Benefits of Using Electronic Pipettes INTEGRA has created a new web page giving lab scientists instant access to a wealth of information relating to the applications capabilities and benefits of using electronic pipettes.

VIAFLO electronic pipettesElectronic pipettes offer increased functionality when compared to manual pipettes.  This is demonstrated in a series of YouTube application videos* that show how INTEGRA's VIAFLO electronic pipettes are able to function as repeaters, mixers, serial dilutors, manual pipettes and handheld sample processors...

 

  Low Dead Volume Reservoir Saves on Reagent Costs INTEGRA has introduced a new 10mL disposable multichannel reagent reservoir whose low dead volume (650¬ĶL) generates significant savings on reagent usage.

disposable multichannel reagent reservoirOne side of the 10mL reagent reservoir is molded into a pour back spout to help control liquid flow allowing users to neatly and easily return excess fluid to a source container. INTEGRA multichannel reagent reservoirs, now available in 10mL, 25mL, and 100mL, are cleverly designed to nest within one another without sticking. INTEGRA reagent reservoirs come in compact, space-saving packages...

 

  Video Demonstrates Award Winning Handheld 96-Channel Electronic Pipette An informative new video demonstrates many of the features and benefits of the INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 that have enabled labs around the world to accelerate their workflows.

INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 VideoThe INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 is a novel handheld 96-channel electronic pipette that has struck a chord with scientists looking for fast, precise and easy simultaneous transfer of 96 samples from microplates without the cost of a fully automated system. The VIAFLO 96 was designed to handle just like a standard handheld pipette - a fact borne out by consistent end user feedback that no special skills or training are required to operate it...

 

  INTEGRA PIPETBOY Brand Celebrates 30th Anniversary INTEGRA PIPETBOY Brand Celebrates 30th AnniversarySpecialists in laboratory liquid handling tools - INTEGRA has announced a special 3-year warranty to celebrate 30 years of its PIPETBOY serological pipette controller brand. During the last 30 years, millions of scientists around the world have benefited from the comfortable, safe and effortless way that PIPETBOY pipette controllers have enabled them to reproducibly pipette liquids from 0.1 to 100 ml...

 

  INTEGRA focus on applications at Analytica VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipetteAt ANALYTICA 2012 - INTEGRA will launch a range of new application solutions for its VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipette. Visitors to Stand 401-504 in Hall A3 will be able to discuss a suite of new applications developed for the VIAFLO 96 - a 96-channel handheld electronic pipette that enables fast, precise and easy simultaneous transfer of 96 samples. The VIAFLO 96 has been designed to be used just like a standard handheld pipette. Therefore, no special skills or training are required to operate it...

 

  Innovative Reagent Reservoir Design INTEGRA VIAFLO reservoirs INTEGRA have announced a new disposable reagent reservoir system that combines low-cost, stackable, crystal clear polystyrene reservoirs with clearly marked, graduated and reusable bases. The reagent reservoir inserts have been designed to be stackable, making it possible for the reservoirs to be stored in half the space compared to alternative designs. INTEGRA VIAFLO reservoirs are both economically and environmentally friendly because users can reuse the reservoir base and only have to dispose of the reservoir inserts...

 

  Disposable Reagent Reservoirs with clearly visible volume markings INTEGRA VIAFLO reservoirs INTEGRA have announced a new disposable reagent reservoir system that combines low-cost, stackable, crystal clear polystyrene reservoirs with clearly marked, graduated and reusable bases. The reagent reservoir inserts have been designed to be stackable, making it possible for the reservoirs to be stored in half the space compared to alternative designs. INTEGRA VIAFLO reservoirs are both economically and environmentally friendly because users can reuse the reservoir base and only have to dispose of the reservoir inserts...

 

  InSphero and INTEGRA Announce Cooperation INTEGRA Biosciences Integra Biosciences and InSphero AG, a pioneering developer of advanced 3-dimensional microtissue models, have announced today that they will cooperate on providing high performance liquid-handling solutions for 3D cell culture...

 

  Automated Production of High Quality Blood Agar MEDIAJET Petri dish filler with the DOSE IT peristaltic pump INTEGRA has released a new application note that demonstrates how combining its MEDIAJET Petri dish filler with the DOSE IT peristaltic pump provides an optimised automated solution for the production of high quality blood agar. The quality of blood agar plates is of prime importance for the reliable determination of haemolysis type - a common technique in medical diagnostics to classify Gram positive cocci...

 

  Productive Handheld Liquid Handling Tools INTEGRA liquid handling tools INTEGRA has announced that it will display its range of productive, handheld liquid handling tools at the inaugural European Lab Automation congress to be held in Hamburg (June 30th - July 1st 2011). The new generation of INTEGRA liquid handling tools uniquely bridge the gap between the power and productivity of automated liquid handlers and the simplicity and ease of use of manual systems...

 

  Peristaltic Pump Simplifies Challenging Liquid Handling Tasks Peristaltic Pump Simplifies Challenging Liquid Handling TasksINTEGRA has launched a new version of its popular DOSE IT peristaltic pump with enhanced functionality enabling laboratories to now undertake even challenging liquid handling tasks. Some liquid handling applications require more than just simple pumping. The new DOSE IT "CUSTOMIZE" software mode allows users to create their own personalized liquid handling protocols...

 

  New 96-Channel Handheld Electronic Pipette The INTEGRA VIAFLO 96The INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 is a new 96-channel electronic pipette that enables fast, precise and easy simultaneous transfer of 96 samples. The VIAFLO 96 has been designed to be used just like a standard handheld pipette. Therefore, no special skills or training are required to operate it...

 

  Out-of-Box Solution for Liquid Waste Disposal The new VACUSIP from INTEGRA is an out-of-box vacuum aspiration solution for the wide array of liquid waste disposal The new VACUSIP from INTEGRA is an out-of-box vacuum aspiration solution for the wide array of liquid waste disposal tasks carried out at the laboratory bench. Occupying a small bench top footprint - the VACUSIP makes disposal of liquid waste both safe and convenient. The VACUSIP provides an optimized solution for applications including the aspiration of small volumes of liquid...

 

  Intrinsically Safe Flame Sterilization FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burner from INTEGRA Flame sterilization is a routine task carried out in many microbiological, clinical and life science laboratories. A new white paper from INTEGRA describes the security features of modern safety Bunsen burners in relation to the inherent dangers of flame sterilization using alcohol burners, gas cookers or a traditional Bunsen burner connected to a gas distribution system

 

  Innovative products for healthcare labs Innovative products for healthcare labsINTEGRA has announced that it will be displaying a broad range of its latest liquid handling and media preparation products at Arab Health 2011 - one of the world's largest healthcare tradeshows and congresses.

 

  Efficient & Reliable Automated Filling of 2-Compartment Petri Dishes MEDIAJET vario Automatic Media Preparation System from INTEGRA Using a MEDIAJET vario Automatic Media Preparation System from INTEGRA - leading Danish healthcare provider - Herlev Hospital has drastically increased the efficiency and reliability of preparing its 2-compartment agar plates.

 

  Safe Aspiration of Liquid Waste Safe Aspiration of Liquid Waste The compact VACUSAFE laboratory vacuum system from INTEGRA sets a new standard for simple, reliable and safe aspiration of waste liquids. Unlike many "home-made" aspiration systems made from non-optimised parts, the VACUSAFE is a dedicated product for the convenient and safe disposal of almost any liquid waste

 

  Precision Multichannel Pipetting Enables Fast & Economic 3D Microtissue Cultivation INTEGRA, in association with Insphero (Zurich, Switzerland), have released an application note** that describes how a precise pipetting technology enables the efficient use of a hanging drop culture system overcoming many of the drawbacks of conventional cell culture techniques.

 

  Reliable Walk-Away Media Preparation & Processing An informative new video from INTEGRA describes the operation and applications of its industry leading MEDIACLAVE Media Preparation and MEDIAJET Automated Petri Dish Filling systems.

 

  Eco Friendly Packaged Pipette Tips... INTEGRA Viaflo has introduced GREEN PACKTM - an environmentally friendly version of its GripTipsTM pipette tips for use with its range of electronic pipettes.

 

  Pipette Tips That Ensure Perfect Pipette Connection Developed by INTEGRA VIAFLO - GripTipsTM are a next generation range of pipette tips that ensure the perfect connection between pipette and tip.

 

  Guide To Ergonomic Pipette Use & Handling INTEGRA has announced the availability of an informative guide that discusses ergonomic pipette design and provides useful tips regarding proper use and handling of these popular laboratory tools.

 

  Video Demonstrates Safety-certified Bunsen Burner INTEGRA have released a new online video that demonstrates why the FIREBOY is the Safety Bunsen Burner of choice for laboratories seeking high application safety, user operating comfort and unmatched operational versatility.

 

  INTEGRA Announces Major Program of Introductions for Analytica 2010 INTEGRA¬†has announced a major program of introductions for the forthcoming Analytica 2010 trade fair in Munich, Germany (23rd - 26th March 2010).

 

  Comfortable Error-Free Pipetting The new INTEGRA PIPETBOY pro pipetting aid unites all essential characteristics for productive work with serological pipettes: accuracy, speed and comfort.

 

  Electronic Pipettor Offers Affordable and Flexible Sample Handling Available with six, eight or twelve channels the new VoyagerTM electronic pipettors from INTEGRA feature a revolutionary mechanism that alters tip spacing at the press of a button.

 

  Liquid Handling Company Launches New Corporate Brand Following its recent merger with the Viaflo Corporation - INTEGRA Biosciences AG has announced that from 1st January 2010 the companies will adopt the new corporate brand - INTEGRA.

 

  Versatile Handheld Vacuum Tweezers INTEGRA Biosciences has announced PIPETBOY vacuum tweezers, a handheld suction device for manipulating small or delicate items that cannot be touched.

 

  Versatile Aspiration System for Safe Vacuum Disposal of Liquids INTEGRA Biosciences has extended its VACUSAFE aspiration system with new models for laboratories wishing to utilise an existing supply of vacuum while benefiting from many of the advantages of the internationally popular product. The new design, without integrated vacuum pump, has been priced to be affordable by almost all laboratories.

 

  INTEGRA to Showcase New Products at ArabLab 2010 Integra Biosciences has chosen ArabLab 2010 to showcase its latest products for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and clinical laboratories.

 

  Petri Dish Filler Offers Automated Filling of Biplates & Pour Plate Functionality. INTEGRA Biosciences, a leading manufacturer of reliable and productive instruments for media processing, has announced several new features and a product range extension expanding the versatility and further improving the reliability of its popular MEDIAJET automated Petri dish filler.