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By Heidi Parsons, Managing Editor
Thermo Scientific (part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) chillers, baths and recirculators will be on display. See the new HAAKE DynaMax temperature control system. DynaMax units respond rapidly to dynamic temperature changes; ideal for critical applications including jacketed reactor vessels, rotary evaporators, reaction calorimetry and fermentation. (www.thermo.com, www.thermofisher.com )
Thermo Scientific NITON Analyzers are the ideal tools to provide validation and verification of critical stainless steel components in the biopharmaceutical industry. NITON X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, a product of Thermo Fisher Scientific, are the world’s leading portable nondestructive instruments for alloy identification and analysis, whether at the fabrication, installation, on-site IQ or OQ stage. NITON Analyzers provide the fastest and most accurate non-destructive analysis and identification of stainless steels (including 304 and 316), nickel alloys (such as Hastelloy C-276), low alloy steels, tool steels, and many more in seconds. Through the implementation of simple procedures, alloy composition is checked, validated, verified and documented on a routine basis throughout the production process, without the cost of expensive laboratory equipment and related downtime. Bring your samples and visit us at Interphex booth #973 for a demonstration of this remarkable tool. (www.thermo.com/niton)
Vaisala, a leader in environmental measurement develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art relative humidity, dewpoint, carbon dioxide, barometric pressure and weather transmiters, hand-held meters and OEM modules for industrial process, HVAC/EMCS, R&D and OEM applications. (www.vaisala.com)
Videojet will be featuring its 3120 10-watt laser marking system, which delivers a marking speed of up to 1,200 characters per second, complex marking capabilities and easy integration for a wide range of permanent coding applications. The Videojet 3120 can mark a range of products and materials, including special pharmaceutical boxes; paper, cardboard and carton packages; and PET containers. (www.videojet.com)
Key products include the Wave Bioreactor, Wave Mixer, FlexMixer, Sterile Tube Fuser and Hot Lips Tube Sealer that feature disposable contact materials eliminating cleaning and validation. Uses range from vaccine production, cell culture, media preparation, buffer dissolution and thawing process intermediates to patient-specific cell therapy in hospitals. The new WavePOD integrated instrumentation controller option gives the user the ability to develop complex bioreactor control schemes. (www.wavebiotech.com)
Werum Software & Systems will feature its comprehensive Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Werum’s software suite, PAS-X, provides an integrated solution that streamlines the manufacturing process, improves product quality, shortens product cycle times, increases equipment efficiency, and assures FDA and GMP compliance within regulated environments. Werum received Frost & Sullivan’s 2007 Company of the Year Award in the MES space for the pharma and biotech industries. (www.werum-america.com)
Recommended options near the Javits Center:
FireBird Russian Restaurant
365 W. 46th St., nr. Ninth Ave.
Cuisine: Russian Imperial
Price Range: Expensive to Very Expensive
(Our reviewer’s comment: “expensive but memorable”)
626 Tenth Ave., nr. 44th St.
Price Range: Inexpensive to Moderate
(Our reviewer’s comment: authentic German – sausages and sides, with good beer)
La Locanda dei Vini
737 Ninth Ave., between 49th and 50th Sts.
Price Range: Moderate
Cuisine: Italian trattoria
630 Ninth Ave., at 44th St.
Cuisine: African/Moroccan – Mediterranean – French
Price Range: Expensive
Mee Noodle Shop and Grill
795 Ninth Ave., near 53rd St.
Price Range: Inexpensive
(Our reviewer’s comment: Good to your tastebuds and your wallet)
507 Ninth Ave., at 38th St.
Price Range: Moderate
Rice 'N' Beans
744 Ninth Ave., between 50th and 51st Sts.
Price Range: Moderate
Cuisine: Brazilian, South American
For dining options elsewhere in the city, we suggest visiting these sites for guidance:
New and Bestworthy Restaurants of 2006, according to New York magazine
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