23 May, 2013, New DNA test can detect Bluff oyster-killing infection
A new DNA test has been developed to detect low levels of the Bluff oyster-killer bonamia.
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) and molecular diagnostic company dnature
have developed a DNA test that is more sensitive, and can detect lower levels of infection, than using a microscope.
Bonamia, a microscopic disease of oysters, is not harmful to humans or animals, but kills . . . .>> Read more at NZ Herald
15 January, 2013, new PIRO video available
A new video on the PIRO operation is available here
30 July, 2012, Viaflo 96 now available . . . 96 channel handheld pipetting
Now available in NZ. Benefit from the increased productivity delivered by the VIAFLO 96. Fast replication or reformatting of 96 and 384 well plates is now as easy as pipetting with a standard electronic pipette into a single tube.
23 May, 2012, Personal PIRO robot from German company Dornier-LTF now released
Ease meets safety, precision and flexibility. 16 position deck to automate 96, 384 plate loading. Prepare multiple master mixes, serial dilutions - all from easy to use wizards and templates. Read more on the PIRO page under 'Automation'
10 May, 2012, New qPCR mastermixes for environmental samples - Quanta ToughMix
New ToughMix from Quanta - enables expression analysis and other quantitative applications from crude samples such as lysates, blood spots, plant tissues and clinical samples. ToughMix flier here
10 Feb, 2012, Viaflo Electronic Pipettes introduced
Perfect for loading qPCR or PCR master mixes and templates, the Viaflo range include single channel, multichannel and the world's first electronically multichannel well spacing. Another product in use at our own laboratory. Check the videos on the product pages
20 Sept 2011, gSYNC Mini kit released by Geneaid
The new DNA mini kit, combining (SYNChronising) the very popular Blood Mini and Tissue kits into one versatile kit for blood, cells, tissues, swabs and bacteria.