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[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 […]

[White Paper] Best practices for DNA sample preparation with Precellys homogenizers

28 Apr 2022

The DNA extraction is a method to purify DNA by using physical and/or chemical methods from a sample, separating DNA from cell membranes, proteins and other components. The extraction has five basic steps : cellular lyses, separation of the soluble DNA from cell debris, binding the DNA of interest to a purification matrix, washing proteins and […]

Top 3 research articles to detect viruses, bacteria and fungi, using the Coriolis Air Samplers

26 Apr 2022

During the past decade, the Coriolis air samplers have been increasingly used for air bio-contamination monitoring. With over 300 publications from research labs all around the world, we were able to select the best open-source research papers with studies using the Coriolis air samplers. With sampling strategies optimized for bacteria, fungi, and viruses, these papers […]

Bertin to participate in CBRNe Research and Innovation Conference 2022

20 Apr 2022

From May 3rd to 6th, 2022, Bertin will attend the CBRNe Research and Innovation Conference held in Lille, France. Meet us at GIE Defense NBC’s booth (n°30) to discover our full range of solutions for detection & identification of CBRN threats. In a really tense international context, the criminal use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and […]

[Application note] Detect infectious viruses at wasterwater plants with Coriolis

14 Apr 2022

Workers in wastewater treatment plants may be exposed to viral agents during their occupational activities and are more likely to develop a wide variety of work-related symptoms, including respiratory and gastrointestinal adverse outcomes. Although several studies have already examined the presence of viruses in wastewater and WWTPs, the knowledge about potential infectivity of viruses in […]

[Application note] Measure Ac-SDKP levels with Bertin Bioreagent

12 Apr 2022

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is one of the leading causes of global cardiovascular mortality. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to several pathologic changes in the cardiovascular system such as left ventricular hypertrophy and fibrosis. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) are a key component of the recommended treatment for hypertension and […]

Bertin is installing its new ionizing radiation monitoring channels at the Civaux nuclear power plant in place of the existing channels

31 Mar 2022

At the end of several weeks of work to integrate and requalify the new ambient gamma measurement channels in a controlled area in the fuel building (FB), the reactor building (RB) and the fuel transfer building (FTB), the Bertin technicians installed the first eight ionizing radiation monitoring channels at the Civaux nuclear power plant on […]

[White Paper] Best practices for Cannabis analysis with Precellys homogenizers

30 Mar 2022

In the past years, cannabis has attracted increasing attention due to the rising instances of its legalization for recreational use and for medical benefits. The sample preparation protocol is crucial for the success of most standard analytical methods used to study cannabis. The efficiency of 3D-beating technology is considered to be the gold standard for […]

[Application Note] Monitor bacteriophages concentration with Coriolis Compact!

30 Mar 2022

Bacteriophages are viruses that can infect bacteria. Manufacture of products such as cheese, sour cream and buttermilk requires the use of lactic acid bacteria susceptible to be infected. In order to avoid infection, it is important to determine the bacteriophages concentration in the environment and implement measures to control their levels. In this new application […]

Bertin to participate in CBRNe Convergence Canada

18 Mar 2022

From April 12 to 13, 2022, Bertin will attend CBRNe Convergence Canada, organized in Gatineau, Quebec. Meet us booth #105 to discover our solutions for the detection and identification of CBRN threats. For this Canadian edition of CBRNe Convergence, Bertin Instruments will be delighted to present its range of dedicated equipment: SecondSight MS: Standoff gas […]

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