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Seward Introduces Additional Sample Handling Alternatives To Pipette Tips

8/7/2014 11:19:48 AM

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Simplette® straw range expanded to fit more pipette handset types

Worthing, UK – 8th August 2014 – Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories, has expanded its range of Simplette® pipetting straws to fit a wider variety of variable-volume pipette handsets. Providing an accurate and economical sample handling alternative to pipette tips and graduated pipettes, disposable Simplettes are designed specifically to transfer prepared samples from the bottom of a Stomacher® bag without risk of cross contamination.

Now available with a narrower internal diameter of 3.6-3.7mm, as well as 4.1-4.2mm, Simplette straws will fit pipette handsets from a number of companies, including Barky and Socorex. Pipetting volumes of between 0.1 to 2 mL, Simplettes are also available in both 170 and 250mm lengths which means that a homogenised sample can be removed from the Stomacher bag for microbiological inoculations without risk of cross contamination, as the handset has no contact with the bag.

Irradiated sterile, Simplettes are available in a variety of quantities, either in bulk boxes of 1000 and 2000, or in convenient sachets of 25 or 50. The new narrower gauge Simplettes are available in quantities of 25 in a re-sealable clear sachet, making it easy to check the number of straws left for use.

“Following feedback from our customers, we have expanded our range of Simplette straws to better meet their sample handling requirements,” commented Stuart Ray, Seward’s Technical Director. “We are always keen to address customer requests, for example, we have also designed a Simplette with the dairy industry in mind, this is blue so it can be easily spotted when used for milk pipetting applications.”

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Editors’ notes

About Seward Limited -

Seward manufactures the world leading range of Stomacher® paddle blenders and Stomacher® accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analyses. The company has been manufacturing and developing the world renowned and patented Stomacher® Lab Blender for 40 years. The original and still regarded as the best, over 8 million food samples a day are prepared on Stomacher® 400 paddle blender units around the world.

In addition to sample preparation for food safety analyses, within the bioscience market the new developments of the Stomacher® 80 and micro 80 are proving invaluable for safe and efficient sample processing. The Stomacher® 3500 has established itself as the instrument of choice for preparing samples for the new pathogen test protocols requiring jumbo size samples.

The company is based in Worthing, West Sussex, UK with subsidiaries in the USA and Singapore. All Seward machine products are manufactured within the UK and 1 of its 3 worldwide Stomacher® bag manufacturing operations is also UK-based. This ensures control of quality and price to deliver excellent value to global trading partners and laboratory customers.

Seward Limited continues to develop the product range, now with 3 patents to its credit. Stomacher® is the most highly referenced brand name in food safety and life science sample preparation in scientific publications. The company also assists customers with method development through reference searches and sample evaluations within its own development laboratory.

The original and still the best. The Stomacher® - a Seward product trade name.

Seward contact details:
Europe, Middle East and ROW: +44 (0) 1903 823077;
US & Canada: +1 772 621 8220;
Asia and Pacific: +65 6519 2283;

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