Product News: Driving progress in automated laboratory technologies...

07 Jan 2008


Porvair Sciences ltd, a leading provider of applications optimised microplate solutions, will show its latest products for enhancing laboratory productivity at LabAutomation 2008 (27th-29th January 2008) in Palm Springs, CA (USA).

Visitors to Booth 586 will be able to see the new TriSeal™ High Throughput and Ultra High Throughput plate sealing workstations. Combining the flexibility of a three-position turntable with the unparalleled convenience of unattended loading and unloading, the new workstations offer significant productivity benefits to the busy screening or compound management laboratory.

At this important meeting Porvair Sciences will also exhibit the MiniSeal™, an entry-level semi-automated thermal sealer developed for laboratories sealing small to medium batches of microplates. Designed for convenience, the compact MiniSeal only requires a single electrical outlet to operate. The need to site your thermal sealer near a compressed air source or a dedicated compressor is eliminated. Unlike hand-operated manual thermal sealers, the MiniSeal uses a pre-set sealing pressure to deliver highly reproducible plate seals time after time. The versatile device is capable of producing an accurate and tight seal on any SBS proposed standard, deep well or PCR microplate from 3 to 62mm in height.

For laboratories looking to remove the traditional drug discovery ‘bottleneck’ of solvent evaporation in 96-well microplates prior to analysis or reconstitution in buffer – Porvair Sciences’ MiniVap™ sample
concentrator will be of particular interest. The affordable MiniVap takes just minutes to dry down a plate. Compact in design the MiniVap will fit into any standard fume cupboard. The MiniVap is ideal for laboratories tasked with smaller numbers of individual plates.

Other products on display will include Porvair’s extensive range of adhesive and thermal plate sealing films and foils.