Well-suited for urgent care, physician offices, and more, Drucker’s 600 Series workhorse centrifuges are simple, easy to use, and affordable.
Microscopes for phase contrast enables the observation of samples with poor or no contrast which can’t be observed with a bright field contrast microscope. It also enables the observation of living organisms without staining them. Microscopes with phase contrast have specific phase contrast objectives and a phase contrast condenser
- The BlueLine flagship
- Binocular and trinocular models
- Plan and plan phase objectives
- Finity and infinity optical system
- For professionals in Life Sciences
- Bino, trino and multihead systems
- High resolution optics
- Optional tilting head
- Life Science applications
- Observation of living cells
- Brightfield, phase contrast & fluor
- 5 W LED transmitted illumination
- Ideal for secondary schools and universities and for veterinary applications
- Mono, bino and trino models
- For intensively use
- Revolving reversed nosepiece
- Monocular, binocular and trinocular models
- Robust and attractively priced
- Reversed ball-beared quadruple or quintuple rotating nosepiece
- Digital models available
- EWF 10x/22 mm and EWF 10x/20 mm eyepieces
- Optional tilting head
- Quintuple reversed nosepiece
- Plan, phase and darkfield illumination
A polarised light microscope for Life Science applications is an standard optical microscope that is equipped with a circular 360° rotating stage, strain free objectives, a polariser to generate polarised light and a second polariser – called the “analyzer” to the light path between objective and eyepiece
Steady advances made over the past few years have enabled biologists to study the birefringent character of many anisotropic sub-cellular assemblies. Today, more and more biologist uses polarised light microscope for their investigation
- EWF 10x/20 mm and EWF 10x/22 mm eyepieces
- Binocular and trinocular models
- Plan strain free infinity corrected objectives
- Ø 160 mm rotatable round stage
- Brightfield and polarization
- 360° rotatable analyzer and polarizer
- Bertrand lens for conoscopic observation
- Enhanced infinity corrected EIS optical system
- Random access instrument for batch, continuous and STAT loading
- Miminal calibration requirement owing to stored master curves
- Connection to a testing line possible
- Autoimmune and infection parameters and antigen detection on one instrument
- Short reaction times with EUROIMMUN tests for fast and reliable results in just 25 minutes
- High throughput of up to 85 samples per hour
- Convenient and reliable operation due to barcode recognition of samples and RFID codes on the reagent cartridges
CAPPOrigami reagent reservoirs represent a new way of thinking when it comes to reagent reservoirs for multichannel pipettes. They are packed, shipped and stored as flat sheets of polypropylene (PP), significantly saving on storage space. CAPPOrigami can be used as ELISA reagent reservoir and they are the perfect choice as reagent reservoirs for multichannel pipettes. You can choose between the 30mL multichannel reagent reservoir, which is perfect for the 8 or 16 channel pipettes, or the 40mL multichannel reagent reservoir, suitable for the 12 channel pipettes. To use CAPPOrigami multichannel reagent reservoir, simply flick it up by pushing the sides together. The unique construction of CAPPOrigami will form a V-shape container, which makes pipetting easier and enables picking up the very last drops of the reagent. This way you can use your reagents much more efficiently, compared to standard reservoirs available on the market. CAPPOrigami are offered as sterile, packed in small bags with 5 pcs. only and non sterile with 50 pcs. in a bag
Cat. No. Description CA40505 CAPPOrigami reagent reservoirs 30 mL (8- and 16-channel pipettes), bag w/ 50 pcs CA40506 CAPPOrigami reagent reservoirs 30 mL (8- and 16-channel pipettes), Pre-sterile, 10 bags w/ 5 pcs each CA40510 CAPPOrigami reagent reservoirs 40 mL (12-channel pipettes), bag w/ 50 pcs CA40511 CAPPOrigami reagent reservoirs 40 mL (12-channel pipettes), Pre-sterile, 10 bags w/ 5 pcs each
Infections of the respiratory tract are mainly caused by viruses (e.g. influenza viruses, adenoviruses, RSV), but also bacteria (e.g. Legionella, Bordetella pertussis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae). Both the upper (e.g. nasal mucosa, paranasal sinuses) and the lower respiratory tracts (airways and bronchia) can be affected. The pathogens are mainly transmitted by droplet infection. Symptoms of respiratory infections include fever, cough, headaches and pain, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia.
Since many respiratory pathogens cause similar symptoms, the diseases cannot usually be diagnosed based on the clinical image alone. Consequently, laboratory diagnostics are particular valuable. Direct pathogen detection (e.g. PCR) is in most cases the method of choice for the detection of acute respiratory infections.
Since antibodies are only formed some days or weeks following infection and the prevalence increases with age, an infection can often only be diagnosed retrospectively by investigation of a serum pair and detection of an IgG titer increase. Serological tests can also contribute to epidemiological monitoring.
Brucellosis is a long known zoonotic disease in humans and animals which is caused by gram-negative bacteria of the Brucella genus. Brucella is classified as risk group III by the WHO. Various species of Brucella were isolated from bovines, with Brucella abortus being identified as the most frequent cause of bovine brucellosis. If cattle are held in direct vicinity of small ruminants such as sheep or goat, infections with Brucella melitensis may also occur. Dogs and cats can also be vectors of Brucella. Bovine brucellosis should generally be considered as a herd problem. Transmission of the pathogen can be oral, but also venereal, congenital or perinatal.
The Drucker SampleSafe keeps specimens safe for hours, even in extreme temperatures, and is a must-have for traveling nurses.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, previously called 2019-nCoV) belongs to the family of coronaviruses and, like SARS-CoV, is classified in the genus Betacoronavirus. The new virus has its origin in China. At the end of 2019, it caused a first infection wave that has spread rapidly over the country and worldwide. Just a few days after the first report about patients with pneumonia of unclear origin, SARS-CoV-2 was identified as the causative pathogen.
SARS-CoV-2 is mainly transmitted via aerosols during coughing or sneezing or at close contact with an infected person. The incubation period is three to seven, maximum 14 days. In February 2020, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 was named COVID-19 by the WHO. The symptoms of SARS-CoV-19 infection are fever, coughing, breathing difficulties and fatigue. Some patients, especially older and chronically ill persons, develop a severe acute respiratory distress syndrome with sometimes fatal outcome.
Suitable methods for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections are direct detection of the virus by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) primarily in sample material from the upper (nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab) or lower (bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, tracheal secretion, sputum, etc.) respiratory tract and the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in blood. The latter allows pathogen detection even in subclinical or asymptomatic cases within a few days after virus contact up to approx. 14 days after the onset of symptoms (Liu et al., 2020).
The detection of specific antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in blood expands the diagnostic window beyond the first one to two weeks. Antibody detection helps to identify persons who present a persisting (no longer acute) or past infection with SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, serology plays an important role in outbreak monitoring and tracking of infection chains, as well as in answering clinical, epidemiological and virological questions related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
EUROIMMUN offers a comprehensive portfolio of products for COVID-19 diagnostics, ranging from PCR for diagnostics of acute cases to ELISAs for detection of antibodies of different immunoglobulin classes and against different SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be caused by bacteria (e.g. Treponema pallidum, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma), viruses (e.g. HSV) or parasites (Trichomonas vaginalis), which are transmitted from person to person by vaginal, anal or oral sex. The course, symptoms and consequences of STIs can differ significantly depending on the causative pathogen. In many cases, the infection is asymptomatic, so that it remains undiscovered for a long time and is only diagnosed when it has become chronic. Infections with these pathogens often cause inflammation of the urogenital tract, which may ascend and lead to e.g. infertility.
In addition to the consequences for the patient, infections with most of the mentioned pathogens can also lead to intrauterine foetal loss, preterm birth or damage to the unborn child. Moreover, many pathogens can be transmitted to the newborn during birth, causing severe postnatal infections.
The commonly used detection methods for STI are direct methods, in which the pathogen is detected by PCR or culture, and indirect methods, i.e. detection of pathogen-specific antibodies. Since detection by culturing is especially time-consuming and difficult for Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Treponema, other detection methods, e.g. PCR-based and/or serological procedures, are generally recommended or required for these pathogens.
Remarkably easy to use
Attractive design meets ease of use. The Sigma 1-16 is a breeze to use – you can even close the motorized lid lock with a single finger. Along with user convenience, the unit features a durable, low-maintenance stainless steel bowl. The maximum capacity of the Sigma 1-16 is 24 x 1.5–2 ml or 36 x 1.5–2 ml in a single batch at an RCF of more than 20,000 x g.
Product Specifications max. speed [min-1] 15.000 max. RCF [x g] 20.627 max. capacity [ml] 36 x 2 ml Temperature setting range [°C] Programs 10 Acceleration curves 2 Deceleration curves 2 Cycle counting
Energy-efficient and quiet
Like the Sigma 1-16, the Sigma 1-16K refrigerated centrifuge is extremely easy to use with its motorized lid lock and has a durable, low-maintenance stainless steel bowl. The Sigma 1-16K also features a fan control that adjusts the fan speed according to the necessary cooling capacity, making it up to 60% quieter and reducing power consumption. At maximum speed the Sigma 1-16K reliably achieves +4
Product Specifications max. speed [min-1] 15.000 max. RCF [x g] 20.627 max. capacity [ml] 36 x 2 ml Temperature setting range [°C] -10 – +40 Programs 10 Acceleration curves 2 Deceleration curves 2 Cycle counting