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The heritage of GE Healthcare Life Sciences stretches back more than 250 years. Since then, our tools for biopharmaceutical manufacturing and life science research have had an impact on the lives of millions. James Whatman dedicated his life to the manufacture of high-quality paper. The Whatman filter was pivotal in chromatography work that led to the 1952 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Meanwhile, other filtration techniques led to the discovery of Sephadex. Who could have guessed that it would have been the springboard to so many innovations in the life sciences industry?

Today, most biopharmaceuticals are manufactured using products that can trace their heritage back to Sephadex. Since the beginning, Amersham products have led the way in biomolecular labeling, detection and imaging — enabling breakthroughs in science and medicine, such as the human genome project. GE Healthcare Life Sciences is committed to carrying on this tradition of innovation and developing tools that help scientists make a positive difference in our world.

Protein Research

Pure proteins today. Powerful results tomorrow.

We offer a large range of chromatography media to purify proteins using manual methods or automated chromatography systems. Our tools cover a variety of prepacked formats for convenient protein purification such as gravity columns, spin columns, 96-well plates, as well as prepacked columns for use with automated chromatography systems.

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ÄKTA start offers the following features:

  • Compact solution for quick and reliable one-step protein purification
  • Sample injection and fraction collection options
  • Quick start methods and templates for common purification techniques
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and real-time monitoring

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Western Blotting

Innovative solutions designed to meet your specific protein analysis needs.

Amersham Western blotting products provide solutions to suit your needs.

Key Products

Cell Culture

Let GE Healthcare help you find the cell culture solutions that meet your needs. HyClone™ serum, media, buffers and process liquids products have been meeting the needs of research, drug discovery, and bioproduction customers since 1967.

HyClone™ Classical and Serum-Free Media »

Culture cells using our complete line of HyClone™ classical, specialty and transfection media products that support cell growth of CHO, SF9, HEK293, hybridoma, myeloma, insect, NS0 and viral vaccine cell lines.

HyClone™ Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), Calf Serum, Fetal Bovine Serum Alternatives, and Supplements »

Enhance cell culture performance using a variety of HyClone™ supplements, including Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), calf serum, engineered serum (FetalClone™ 1, 2, 3) and serum-free supplements (HyClone™ Cell Boost 1-6).

HyClone™ Antibiotics and Reagents »

Separate attachment-dependent cells from substrate or reduce the effect of bacteria, mold or yeast contaminants in your cell culture process.

HyClone™ Stem Cell Products »

Grow stem cells with ease using our specialty line of stem cell products tailored to optimize cell culture performance for a variety of stem cells including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), mesenchymal stem cells (mSC), human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and epithelial stem cells.

HyClone™ Buffers and Process Liquids »

Manage, control and regulate pH, temperature, osmotic pressure, carbon dioxide and oxygen for your specific cell culture.

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DNA and RNA Research

illustra™

Purify. Simplify. Amplify.
Fresh, simple, for a confident beginning

Your DNA and RNA samples are precious and must be prepared correctly to deliver consistent, reproducible results. illustra from GE Healthcare supports you in the routine tasks so that all your energy can go into achieving your goals.

illustra from GE Healthcare offers a portfolio of amplification and purification products that are fast, easy-to-use, and developed by expert nucleic acid scientists who understand your needs.

illustra nucleic acid amplification

  • Phi29 DNA polymerase : Fast and simple DNA amplification—without thermocycling 
  • illustra TempliPhi and illustra GenomiPhi DNA Amplification Kits

illustra TempliPhi DNA Amplification Kits : prepare DNA directly from plasmid or fosmid glycerol stocks or colonies

illustra GenomiPhi DNA Amplification Kits : easy-to-use method that delivers highly representative and reliable whole genome amplification

illustra Single Cell GenomiPhi DNA amplification kit : robustly amplifies genomic DNA from as little as 1 to 1000 cells without interference from non specific amplification

  • Instant and reliable PCR mixes with Ready-To-Go™ Beads convenience

PuReTaq™ Ready-To-Go PCR Beads, for standard PCR

Hot Start Mix Ready-To-Go PCR Beads, for high-specificity amplification

Ready-To-Go RT-PCR Beads, for amplification from RNA templates

RAPD Analysis Ready-To-Go Beads, for rapid detection of genomic polymorphisms

  • Independent reagents for flexible method development

Taq DNA polymerase (cloned)
illustra PCR Grade Nucleotides

illustra post-PCR clean-up

  • illustra ExoProStar™ and illustra ExoProStar 1-Step : optimized for high performance in your specific application. Supplied with prepacked columns
  • illustra™ GFX™ PCR DNA and Gel Band Purification Kit, for flexible, fast purification
  • illustra GFX 96 PCR Purification Kit, for rapid purification of multiple samples
Whatman™ Filtration

GE Healthcare's Life Sciences Whatman™ brand products are manufactured from high-purity raw materials, and our factories all operate to ISO 9001:2008 standards. We help you provide the right filter your specific application, whether you are using one of our glass papers, syringe filters, or other Whatman products, you can count on GE to understand that quality matters. 

Find the right GE Whatman Filter for your research

Puradisc syringe filter

  • Basic, dependable single membrane layer filter
  • Available in 9 different membrane types and 3 different pore sizes to work for samples of many chemical compositions and volumes

Whatman GD/X™ syringe filter

  • Used for heavy, thick, or viscous hard to filter samples
  • Multi-gradient glass fiber layer pre-filters large particles which increases flow rate and volume through the main membrane

GD/XP syringe filter

  • Used for heavy, thick, or viscous samples with low protein binding and low metals extractables
  • Polypropylene pre-filtration stack provides increased flow rate and volume flow through while eliminating protein binding and inorganic ion extractables that could come from glass fiber pre-filtration 

SPARTAN™

  • Every batch is tested and certified for HPLC use to ensure batch-to-batch consistency and low levels of UV-absorbing substances
  • Regenerated cellulose membrane exhibits very low protein binding and low levels of extractables in water, methanol, and acetonitrile

Anotop™

  • Recommended for use in Ion Chromatography 
  • Alumina based Anopore membrane has very low ion extractables and highly uniform capillary pore structure

Mini-UniPrep™ (MUP)

  • Designed for HPLC and uHPLC autosamplers to support high throughput testing labs
  • Combines syringe, syringe filter, autosampler vial, cap, and septum in a single device for increased efficiency in consumable management

MiniUniPrep (MUP) G2

  • Designed for HPLC and UHPLC autosamplers to support high throughput testing labs requiring low levels of organic leachables
  • Same design as MUP but a borosilicate glass vial reduces leachables that could come from plastics

Cellulose fibre - quantitative

  • Low ash filters in support gravimetric and other weight based analyses
  • Available in a variety of thicknesses, retention sizes, and surface treatments to support specific applications

Cellulose fibre - qualitative

  • High purity cotton filters support sample separation, clarification, and purification in advance of analysis
  • Available in a variety of thicknesses, retention sizes, and physical preparations to support specific applications

Glass and quartz fiber

  • The ability to capture very small particles supports environmental analysis and other applications requiring high retention rates
  • Available with a range of particle retention sizes, mechanical strengths, and thermal stabilities to support specific applications

Key Products

Syringe Filters

  • Puradisc
  • Whatman GD/X™
  • GD/XP syringe filter
  • SPARTAN™
  • Anotop™
  • Mini-UniPrep™ (MUP) G & G2
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Filter papers, and glass/quartz fibers

  • Cellulose fibre – quantitative
  • Cellulose fibre – qualitative
  • Glass and quartz fiber
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Products

GE Healthcare Disposable PD-10 Desalting Columns

Use for desalting and buffer exchange, as well as removal of low-molecular weight compounds. GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ Disposable PD-10 Desalting Columns provide fast, high-recovery. X30 Disposable PD-10 desalting column

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Quantitative Filter Paper: Grade 42 Circles

Filters and retains extremely small particles. Whatman™ Quantitative Filter Paper: Grade 42 Circles are suitable for processes that require ashing. X100 FILTER PAPER GR. 42 125MM

GE Healthcare Ficoll-Paque™ PLUS Media

Recognized standard in laboratories worldwide for isolation of human lymphocytes from peripheral blood. GE Healthcare™ Ficoll-Paque™ PLUS Media maintains the viability and a representative distribution of B and T lymphocytes. FICOLL PAQUE PLUS 6X100 ML

GE Healthcare Ficoll-Paque™ PREMIUM, 1.085g/mL

For density gradient centrifugation preparations of mononuclear cells from peripheral blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ Ficoll-Paque™ PREMIUM is a range of sterile, ready-to-use density gradient media manufactured under a Quality Management System. X6 Ficoll-Paque PREMIUM 1.084 (6x 100ML)

HyClone™ Trypan Blue Solution, 0.4% Phosphate Buffered Saline

Used to detach and disaggregate adherent cells from the surface or substrate to which they are attached. HyClone™ Trypan Blue Solution is used for dissociating tissues for primary cell culture. 100 ML TRYPAN BLUE SOLUTION, 0.4% IN PHOSPHATEbuffered saline Hyclone 100mL Store in fridge at

GE Healthcare 2-D Quant Kit

Use for accurate determination of protein concentration in samples prepared for electrophoresis techniques. GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ 2-D Quant Kit  precipitates proteins while leaving interfering substances behind. 2-D QUANT KIT

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Uniflo Syringe Filters, 0.2 μm PVDF

Whatman Uniflo Syringe Filters are disposable filter units designed to provide clean filtrate from small volumes up to 100 mL. They are available in a variety of membrane choices with a polypropylene overmold housing, and include both sterile and non-sterile options. X45 Whatman Uniflo 25mm 0.22 PVDF S

GE Healthcare Steel Column Holder

COLUMN HOLDER STEEL HISCALE 5028-9644-99

GE Healthcare illustra™ GFX™ PCR DNA and Gel Band Purification Kit

Purify and concentrate PCR products or DNA fragments ranging in size from 50 bp to 10 kb. GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ illustra™ GFX™ PCR DNA and Gel Band Purification Kit can be used to purify DNA from reaction volumes up to 100μL or agarose gel slices of up to 900mg. GFX PCR DNA,GEL BAND PURIF,250

GE Healthcare Akta Start Chromatography System

Easy-to-use chromatography system that automates manual purification procedures.  GE Healthcare Akta Start Chromatography System includes standalone system with accessory box and user documentation. AKTA START - MAIN INSTRUMENT

HyClone™ McCoy's 5A Media

Support cell culture growth and biomanufacturing processes with HyClone™ McCoy's 5A Media, manufactured using ISO 9001-certified processes.

McCoy's 5A Medium w L-Glutamine/Phenol red,6x500ml

GE Healthcare Hyclone 500 ML FETAL BOVINE SERUM, HEAT INACTIVATED,research grade, EU approved, South American origin

12350273 500 ML FETAL BOVINE SERUM, HEAT INACTIVATED,research grade, EU approved, South American origin 500 ML FETAL BOVINE SERUM, HEAT INACTIVATED,research grade, EU approved, South American origin

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/C

Combines fine particle retention with good flow rate. Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/C are ideal for the collection of suspended solids in potable water, natural and industrial wastes. X100 GF/C Glass Circles, 70mm

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Cellulose Nitrate Membrane Filters

Manufactured under strictly controlled conditions. Whatman™ Cellulose Nitrate Membrane Filters have a noticeably improved flexibility and are made to tolerate abuse during handling, loading, and autoclaving without sacrificing integrity. X100 MB FILTERS NC 20

GE Healthcare Amersham™ ECL Select™ Western Blotting Detection Reagent

Use as a high sensitivity reagent for chemiluminescent Western blotting detection. GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ Amersham™ ECL Select™ Western Blotting Detection Reagent  provides highly intense signal output, for detection of medium to very low protein levels. WB DETECTION REAGENT KIT, ECL SELECT, HIGH SENSITIvity chemiluminescent substrate for1000cm2 of

HyClone™ Dulbecco's Modified Eagles Medium

Designed to support cell culture growth and biomanufacturing processes. DMEM/HIGH +GLUT SOD\PYR 6X1000MLwith Sodium Pyruvate,6x1000mL

GE Healthcare Whatman™ pH Indicator Papers, CF Strips

Provides an extremely clear and accurate visual pH value using four different segments of dye-impregnated indicator papers. Whatman™ pH Indicator Papers, CF Strips use dyes that are chemically bonded to the paper and cannot be leached into solution. X100 PH STRIPS PH4,5 - 10

HyClone™ Water, Molecular Biology Grade

1 LT WATER 1L HYCLONE, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE,RNase/DNase/ Protease free

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Puradisc™ FP 13 Polypropylene Syringe Filters, 0.2μm, sterile

Whatman Puradisc syringe filters from GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business combine premium quality with economic efficiency. They are well suited for rapid, routine syringe filtration of samples up to 100 ml. X50 Puradisc FP 13mm Syringe Filters, RegeneratedCellulose, 0,2µm, sterile

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 1 Circles

Covers a wide range of laboratory applications and is frequently used for clarifying liquids. Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 1 Circles are widely used standard grade filter papers for routine applications with medium retention and flow rates. X400 FILTER PAPER GR. 1 20MM

GE Healthcare HyClone™ ADCF Antifoam Agent, Irradiated

Prevents and minimizes foaming in bioprocess cell culture systems. GE Healthcare HyClone™ ADCF Antifoam Agent, Irradiated is a gamma radiatopm-sterilized antifoam solution with 3% active simethicone, supplied in a ready-to-use 500mL bag with tube fittings. HyClone 10% Antifoam Solution, ADCF, Irradiated(Q7-2587 Simethicone), 500ml

anti-Mouse IgG, peroxidase-linked species-specific whole antibody (from sheep) Secondary Antibody, GE Healthcare

Highly species-specific anti-Mouse IgG.  GE Healthcare Lifescience™ anti-Mouse IgG, peroxidase-linked species-specific whole antibody (from sheep) Secondary Antibody is designed for applications such as protein blotting, ELISA and immunocytochemistry. ECL MOUSE IGG, HRP-LINKED WHOLE AB (FROM SHEEP)(25800684) 00 Store in Fridge at 4C

HyClone™ Medium 199

Designed to support cell culture growth and biomanufacturing processes. 500 ML M199 WITH EARLE'S BALANCED SALT SOLUTION(EBSS), with L-Glutamine 500mL Store in 4C Fridge

GE Healthcare HE 33 Mini Submarine Unit Accessory: Electrode Replacement Kit

For use with HE 33 Mini Submarine Unit ELECTRODE REPLACEMENT KIT

HyClone™ Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline, Solution

Buffer cell culture with PBS in solution. 10 LT Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline (DPBS),

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Baby Food Testing Filter Papers

Filter mat made from a mixture of cellulose and polyester used for optically testing baby food (artificial milk) for textile fibers. X1000 ROUNDFILTERS 004832 MM

Hoefer™ SG Series Gradient Makers

Ideal for generating gradients of polyacrylamide, sucrose, and cesium chloride GRADIENT MAKER, 50 ML

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Cyclopore™ Polycarbonate Black Membrane Filters

Provides a contrast background for epifluorescence and other microscopy applications. Whatman™ Cyclopore™ Polycarbonate Black Membrane Filters improve test sensitivity with low background fluorescence. X100 BLACK-PC-0.4UM25MM 100/PK

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Quartz Air Sampling Filters, Grade QM-A, Circle

Used in many air sampling filter applications, including sampling of acidic gases, stacks, flues, and aerosols. Whatman™ Quartz Air Sampling Filters are sequentially numbered according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and are suitable for most applications. X100 TYPE QM-A FILT./QUARTZ10.16CM

GE Healthcare Amersham™ Hybond™ P 0.45μm PVDF Membrane

Use for chemiluminescent and fluorescent detection methods for proteins of > Mr 20 000. GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ Amersham™ Hybond™ P 0.45μm PVDF Membrane is a 0.45 μm pore size hydrophobic membrane, with high physical strength, highly suitable for stripping and reprobing. X1 Amersham Hybond 0.45um PVDF 150mm x 4m roll

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ÄKTA™ start protein purification system

You won’t believe how easy it is.

From method creation and sample loading to fraction collection and data analysis, we’ve thought about how to make your work easier at every step. Let ÄKTA start transform your manual purification workflow into a convenient automated solution that delivers reproducible results

It’s like having an expert with you all the way.

UNICORN start system control software is user friendly, guiding you through each step in your purification−from creating a protocol and setting up your run to evaluating your results and creating a custom report. See how UNICORN start software saves you time and gives you valuable insight from your run or purification.

ÄKTA start offers the following features:

  • Compact solution for quick and reliable one-step protein purification
  • Sample injection and fraction collection options
  • Quick start methods and templates for common purification techniques
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and real-time monitoring

Specifications:

  • Flow-Rate: 0.5-5mL/min
  • Pump type: Peristaltic pump - single channel, four roller pump head with low pulsation
  • Max. operating pressure: 0.5 Mpa
  • UV, fixed wave length: Yes, 280 nm
  • Conductivity range: 0-300 mS/cm
  • Software: UNICORN start 1.0 or higher