[Application Note] Cannabinoid analysis in nail and hair samples with mass spectrometry

30 Jun 2022

Hair testing is a convenient and non-invasive technique for the detection of many controlled drugs and drugs of abuse in forensic science. In cases where hair cannot be collected, nail testing can be a suitable alternative, as it also allows for long-term drug analysis. While many analytical methods exist for the detection of drugs in […]

[Application note] Quantification of viable bacteria from infected mouse tissue

21 Jun 2022

Conventional protocols requiring large sample numbers from each time-point and laborious homogenization of tissues are often used to quantify hypervirulent bacteria that disseminate into the tissues. Here, we present the method of using Precellys Evolution homogenizer to speed up tissue homogenization in an efficient, safe, and consistent way to simplify bacterial quantification in tissues. This […]

[White Paper] Simultaneous Radon/Thoron discrimination with the AlphaGUARD

16 Jun 2022

Although rarely present in the atmosphere due to its short half-life (T = 55 s), Thoron can have a high concentration in places with high thorium content and thus represents a major issue for radiation protection. Several European research programs take the Thoron issue and its influence on radon measurement seriously. Find out in this […]

[Application note] Enhance new approaches in environmental monitoring

31 May 2022

Considering previous nuclear disasters in the last thirty years (Chernobyl, Fukushima), authorities had to realize that there was very low knowledge about the actual level and dispersion of radiation. Consequently after those events, many nuclear power plants and surveillance authorities had to upgrade and strengthen their measurement networks to comply with a similar catastrophe scenario. […]

Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about Precellys and our answers!

24 May 2022

Should I add protease inhibitors to the homogenization buffer for protein extraction applications? It depends on your downstream application, but protease inhibitors are often recommended to prevent protease-mediated protein degradation. Bertin’s Life Sciences team has also developed the Protein safe kits, a state-of-the-art lysing kit containing a proprietary mix of protease inhibitors. Please find more […]

[Application note] Drug Screening in Hair at 8 Seconds per Sample Using the Precellys 24 Touch and LUXON-MS/MS

18 May 2022

During the last few decades, research work has been done to investigate the different drugs of abuse in different types of biological samples, such as hair. It has become important to develop a sample preparation method for a drug panel in hair using a single operation. Precellys 24 Touch’s bead-beating technology and LUXON-MS/MS’s unrivaled screening […]

Eurosatory is coming soon: Bertin Technologies & subsidiaries will be there!

18 May 2022

From June 13 to 17, 2022, Bertin will participate in Eurosatory 2022, to be held at the Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte, France. Meet us on booth H281 to discover our complete offer dedicated to the Defense and Security market. We will also be present at the GIE Defense NBC’s booth (no. H543) to […]

[White paper] CamSight LP, your ally for optronic surveillance in harsh environment

17 May 2022

In a world of ever-accelerating changes, the modern battlefield has become an extremely complex environment where situational awareness is key to accomplish strategic missions. As a clear night and day vision gives soldiers the means to take good decisions, at the right time and in all weather conditions, Bertin Instruments is committed to providing them […]

Bertin is back at NCT Europe

04 May 2022

From May 23 to 25, Bertin will participate in the 2022 edition of NCT Europe, taking place at the Universitaet der Bundeswehr in Munich, Germany. Pay us a visit at booth n°9 to find out more about our offer for detection and identification of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats. NCT events are happening multiple […]

[Application note] Cannabis sativa seeds homogenization with Minilys for real-time PCR

03 May 2022

Over the past decades, to counteract the use of cannabis as a recreative drug, most world authorities have banned all Cannabis varieties without making a distinction. However, recently, some countries have authorized the cultivation of hemp (Cannabis sativa) cultivars characterized by a low amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), responsible for Cannabis psychotropic effect. Since then, the […]


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