Streamlining ChIP for qPCR Analysis

Chromatrap® ChIP kits

The Chromatrap® ChIP kit for qPCR

The Chromatrap® ChIP kit for qPCR

Wrexham, Wales, UK  —  Chromatrap® has an announced solid state ChIP kits which rapidly improve chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) through a unique patented technology that streamlines the process, ensuring chromatin preparation to qPCR analysis can be performed in under five hours.

Chromatrap® is a ground breaking technology that offers a quicker, easier and more efficient way of undertaking ChIP assays.

Chromatrap® kits for qPCR use revolutionary Chromatrap® Protein-A or Protein-G spin columns which contain discs of an inert, porous polymer to which protein A/G has been covalently attached. Continue reading

Cortus & Oryx enable Internet of Things SoC applications

Oryx Embedded CycloneTCP stack ported to Cortus  processors

cyclone_tcp_blackNuremberg, Germany – Cortus and Oryx Embedded have announced the availability of Oryx’s CycloneTCP on Cortus’ APS processor cores.

CycloneTCP is a dual IPv4 & IPv6 stack aimed at embedded applications.

By supporting IPv6, Oryx CycloneTCP running on Cortus APS cores with the Cortus Ethernet 10/100 MAC enables the development of systems-on-chip (SoC) for both IoT edge devices and complex gateways.

“The Internet of Things and other emerging embedded applications require efficient processor cores, peripherals and software,” said Clément Zeller, CEO at Oryx Embedded. “The Cortus APS processor family, combined with the Ethernet 10/100 MAC is a great complement to CycloneTCP for IoT and other embedded applications.”

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New Technique for Carbon Fibre Analysis

By Exeter Analytical

Carbon Fibre

Carbon Fibre

Coventry, UK  —  Exeter Analytical Inc. has developed proprietary techniques based on their Model 440 CHN analyzer to enable accurate determination of percentage Carbon (C) and Hydrogen (H) in carbon fibre composite materials.

Benefiting from their unique strength to weight ratio and rigidity, the use of carbon fibre reinforced materials (composites) in aerospace, automotive, firearms, marine and sports equipment manufacture has rapidly expanded.

With this rapid growth in use comes the need for accurate carbon fibre composite materials determination. Continue reading

Piecewise Controller Design for Affine Fuzzy Systems

By ISA Transactions

The post Piecewise Controller Design for Affine Fuzzy Systems first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.

Abstract: This paper studies the problem of state feedback controller design for a class of nonlinear systems, which are described by continuous-time affine fuzzy systems. A convex piecewise affine controller design method is proposed based on a new dilated linear matrix inequality (LMI) characterization, where the system matrix …read more



Long Range UHF Gen 2 RFID Reader Writer

Operates at the global 860 MHz ~ 960 MHz frequency region

N680 Long Range UHF Gen 2 Reader Writer

N680 Long Range UHF Gen 2 Reader Writer

Delta BC, Canada — The EPCglobal™-certified NephSystem Technologies N680 long range 4-Port reader is a stationary, UHF Gen 2 RFID tag reader and writer that operates at the global 860 MHz ~ 960 MHz frequency bands.

It provides network (RJ45 or Wi-Fi) and serial (RS-232) connectivity between tag data and enterprise system software.

With its powerful Impinj R2000 RFID engine, the software adjustable power output ability as well as the capability of integrating with up to 4 antennas, N680 is able to support fast tag read/write operation with high identification rate. Continue reading

$3.3 billion to be spent on smart grid infrastructure

By Metering International

Central America and the Caribbean have plans to invest $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. This is part of a plan to lower the high cost of electricity in the region by using more renewable energy and tackling high non-technical losses.

“The Central America and Caribbean region is endowed with a wealth of untapped renewable energy resources. Smart grid infrastructure investment is critical to incorporating solar, wind and other renewables into the existing grid,” said Ben Gardner, President of Northeast Group. “Additionally, the region’s transmission and distribution losses average nearly 20%, largely due to rampant …read more