VistaLabTechnologies Inc. of Pleasantville, N.Y., has developed an ergonomic pipette designed to reduce the arm, wrist, and neck pain associated with repeated use of manual liquid-handling devices. The Ovation BioNatural™ pipette is shaped to conform to the user's palm and to minimize stress to the shoulder and wrist. The instrument's design won a Gold Award in the 2001 Design Competition of the Industrial Designers of America.

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Affordable Transfections

Stratagene of La Jolla, Calif., is offering a discount on its GeneJammer™ Transfection Reagent: Purchase the sampler size for $70 (20 percent off the list price) and receive 15 percent off the next order of any size other than sampler. The GeneJammer reagent offers high efficiency and low toxicity; it can be used for transfections in a variety of cell lines, including ones that are traditionally hard to transfect. The offer expires on March 31,...

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