News & Events
|ESCO NordicSafe Installation at University of Nottingham|
This month, Appleton Woods in collaboration with ESCO carried out the successful supply and installation of the new ESCO NordicSafe Biological Safety Cabinets into the University of Nottingham.
6 cabinets were supplied in total to the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Nottingham City Hospital. The ESCO NordicSafe Cabinets are the newest cabinets to join ESCO's range, and feature extremely low energy consumption and are also one of the quietest cabinets available.
Appleton Woods is pleased to be included as members of the APUC agreement. APUC Ltd is the procurement centre of expertise for Scotlandís 60 universities and colleges.
Their core vision is "to work jointly, as one team with client institutions, to maximise the contribution that advanced procurement makes to Scotland's investment in teaching, research and knowledge transfer such that institutions can deliver more with the funds that they have available".
Appleton Woods has been chosen as a supplier for 5 out of 8 lots of consumable products, which include filtration, tissue culture and pipettes & pipette tip product groups.
|Christmas Closure Dates|
Our offices will be open as usual until 21st December 2012, after which we will be closed for Christmas. We will re-open on 2nd January 2013. Please note that no deliveries will take place during this period.
We would like to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2013!
Appleton Woods attended a symposium held at the Manchester Breast Centre this month, with visitors from The Paterson Institute, Christie Hospital and other departments from the University of Manchester.
Our competition for the day was to see how fast you could rack a 96-tip rack with pipette tips! Congratulations goes to Kelly Brook, who managed to completely fill the rack in 34 seconds, the fastest time we've ever had! Kelly wins the top prize of an ipod shuffle.
|Appleton Woods Sponsor Stewart Sale's Year for Hope|
Over the next year (Sept 2012 - Sept 2013) Stewart will be participating in numerous endurance events to raise money for Hope Against Cancer. This will start with multiple half marathons between September and April before finishing with the Edinburgh marathon in May 2013. Then in September, along with a team of other people (also raising money for Hope Against Cancer), he will be cycling from Leicester to Amsterdam and back.
His results to date...
Nottingham half (30 Sept 2012) - 1h 47:13
Leicester Half (14 Oct 2012) - 1h 45:45
He's already raised almost £1000 for Hope Against Cancer, if you would like to donate or find out more please click here.
We wish him the best of luck in his remaining challenges!
|Adam Equipment 40th Anniversary Project|
Adam Equipment has pledged a financial contribution in support of the Star School in Rwanda, through the Mission Possible global initiative. Currently at full capacity, the Star School requires additional funding to build a new facility, the cost of which can only be met with the help of charitable donations.
In addition to the contribution already made, Adam Equipment and Appleton Woods will each donate an additional £10 for every PW Series balance purchased from now until the end of November. This is one small way in which we can work together to give back to the global community.
Click here for further information on the progress of the project. You can find also further information about the Star School at www.starschoolsrwanda.net. For more information on Mission Possible, visit www.mpuk.org.
|New Jenway Genova Nano Spectrophotometer|
This highly anticipated spectrophotometer incorporates Jenway's Microvolume accessory with the dedicated life science measurement modes of the Genova Plus - along with those of a standard spectrophotometer. This makes the Genova Nano Jenway's first 3 in 1 spectrophotometer.
The Genova Nano microvolume spectrophotometer measures small sample volumes as low as 0.5µl with a high degree of accuracy, reproducibility and speed. It has the ability to measure small sample volumes, conserves precious samples, reduces the need for dilutions and eliminates the requirement for cuvettes. Cleaning is quick and simple; wiping the read heads with a microfibre cloth removes all trace of the sample, allowing faster change over between samples and therefore increasing sample throughput.
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|New Prime Thermal Cyclers from Techne|
The well-established Techne thermal cycler range has been redesigned to provide easier programming and increased instrument flexibility. It represents exceptional value for money with its high performance and reliability, supported by a market-leading four-year warranty.
³Prime is the most feature-packed personal thermal cycler available and the only entry-level instrument to offer programming via a touch interface. ³PrimeX and ³PrimeG are mid-sized cyclers with ³Prime features but with expanded sample capacity and gradient cycling capability. The Prime and PrimeG instruments are full-sized models with a versatile, fully interchangeable block system ideal for all routine PCR needs. ³PrimeX and Prime units introduce a unique facility to add gradient capability through a simple USB upgrade, without the need to change a block.
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|Heidolph Now Available from Appleton Woods|
The Heidolph range of products is now available to buy through Appleton Woods. The product range includes rotary evaporators, magnetic stirrers, overhead stirrers and peristaltic pumps.
Heidolph products are manufactured in Germany with the highest quality standards available: their maintenance free motors eliminate down times, frequent warranty periods and costly repairs for years of continuous hassle-free operation.
|Laboratory Equipment Agreement|
London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) has chosen Appleton Woods as a supplier within all six lots of the new Framework Agreement for the supply of General Laboratory Equipment. The extensive range of equipment covered by the agreement includes Autoclaves, Balances, Centrifuges, Cryogenic Vessels, Fridges, Freezers, Heating Mantles, pH Meters, Rotary Evaporators, Safety Cabinets, Spectrophotometers, and many other types of equipment.
The LUPC agreement is set to be adopted by other purchasing consortia to become the Inter-Regional General Laboratory Framework Agreement (IRGLEFA).
|Axygen Plastics Now Available from Appleton Woods|
In addition to the Axygen Biosciences products which were introduced into the product range last year, Appleton Woods is now a distributor of Axygen plastics. This new range includes, pipette tips, PCR products and microtubes.
There is an extensive range of pipette tips available including microvolume tips, universal tips, filter tips, extended length and wide bore tips. Axygen's unique MAXYMUM recovery ultra smooth surface is available on pipette tips, filter tips, PCR products and microcentrifuge tubes.
|NEW Range of Barcode Readers and Tubes|
A new range of barcode readers from DataPaq are now available from Appleton Woods. Choose from single rack or single tube scanners, both of which are available with CryoProtection for tubes that are straight out of cryogenic storage.
In addition, we now have a range of 1D/2D barcoded storage tubes from Corning which are available in a 96 or 384 rack format. The tubes have synchronised 2D and linear barcodes for maximum identification.
|NEW Axio Vert.A1 Inverted Microscope from Carl Zeiss|
The new Axio Vert.A1 from Carl Zeiss is the only system in its class with such a large range of
features and compact enough to sit directly beside your incubator.
Choose from all standard contrasting techniques, including Brightfield, Phase contrast, PlasDIC, VAREL, improved Hoffman Modulation Contrast (iHMC) and Fluorescence contrast, to investigate your cell cultures. In addition, Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) allows you to visualise even the finest structures in your cells.
The new IVF contrast system enables you to switch between iHMC, PlasDIC and DIC without modifying the stand and the LED light is gentle on your living samples.
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