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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.


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.

DNA and RNA Research


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 


  • 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


  • 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
  • Anotop™
  • Mini-UniPrep™ (MUP) G & G2

Filter papers, and glass/quartz fibers

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

GE Healthcare Colonne PD-10 monouso: Confezione di 50 colonne vuote

Per purificazione con flusso di gravità. Colonne PD-10 monouso: Le colonne vuote in confezioni da 50 sono economiche, in plastica, e possono essere confezionate con un'ampia gamma di terreni disponibili in stock. X50 Column GE Healthcare P-10, empty, disposable

GE Healthcare Hyclone™ HyClone™ Fetal Clone II

500 ML US FETALCLONE II, IRRADIATED AND HEATinactivated 500mL Store in Freezer at -20C

HyClone™ Fetal Bovine Serum (U.S.), Characterized

U.S.-sourced fetal bovine serum (FBS) tested for endotoxin, hemoglobin, and additional biochemical assays. Characterized Fetal Bovine Serum, US OriginIrradiated and Heat Inactivated

Tampone salino fosfato Dulbecco (soluzione) HyClone™

Coltura cellulare tampone con PBS in soluzione 1000ML D-PBS 1X - W/ CA MGKalzium, 1000ml

GE Healthcare Lampada alogena al tungsteno a filamento verticale per spettrofotometri UV-visibile Ultrospec 1100 pro

Use for UV/visible spectrophotometer. GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ Tungsten Halogen Lamp Vertical Filament for Ultrospec 1100 pro UV/Visible Spectrophotometer is a high performance spare part. TUNGSTEN LAMP

GE Healthcare Whatman™ GD/X Glass Fiber (GF) Syringe Filters

Processes three to seven times more sample volume than filters without prefilter. Whatman™ GD/X Glass Fiber (GF) Syringe Filters are specifically designed for filtration of viscous or otherwise hard-to-filter samples with high solids content. X1500 25GDX GF/F 0,7µM

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Grade 1 Qualitatitve Filter Paper

Provides medium retention and flow rate. Whatman™ Grade 1 Qualitative Filter Paper is frequently used in clarifying liquids, soil analysis and seed testing procedures. ROTOLO GRAD. 1 47CMX100M

GE Healthcare Terreno superfine Sephadex™ G50

Da utilizzare come terreno per gel-filtrazione ben consolidato per desalinizzazione e scambio di tamponi di biomolecole con peso molecolare >30 000. Le dimensioni ridotte del terreno superfine Sephadex™ G50 garantiscono una maggiore efficienza. SEPHADEX G-50 SUPERFINE 100 G

GE Healthcare Carta per cromatografia 3MM Chr

Prodotta interamente con linter di cotone di elevata qualità senza additivi ed espressamente testata per le tecniche cromatografiche. La carta per cromatografia Whatman™ Grade 3MM Chr garantisce capacità di assorbimento e uniformità di azione capillare, fondamentali nelle separazioni chimiche. X100 FOGLIO GRADI 3MMCHR 15X20CM

GE Healthcare Navicelle per pesata Kjeldahl

Ideate per raccogliere, trasferire e travasare campioni e navicelle per pesata nella soluzione acida durante un'analisi Kjeldahl senza interferire con i risultati. Le navicelle per pesata Kjeldahl Whatman™ sono eccellenti per il trasferimento di campioni pesati e quantitativi. X100 NAVICELLA DI PESATA KJELDAHL55x10x10 mm (conf.da 100 pz.)

GE Healthcare Colonne per desalinizzazione monouso PD-10

Adatte per desalinizzazione, scambio di tamponi e rimozione di composti a basso peso molecolare. Le colonne di desalinizzazione GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ PD-10 monouso garantiscono un recupero elevato e rapido. COLUMN PD 10

GE Healthcare Tubo in PEEK

I tubi in PEEK sono disponibili in un'ampia scelta di diametri interni. I tubi in PEEK  GE Healthcare Lifescience™ rappresentano un importante accessorio per cromatografia. TUBING PEEK 0.15MM I.D., 1/16 INCH O.D., 2M ACCESSory for Ettan(TM) LC

GE Healthcare Kit estrazione DNA genomico Nucleon™ BACC2

Per ottenere DNA genomico con peso molecolare alto in una sola ora.  Il kit per estrazione di DNA genomico GE Healthcare Life Sciences™ Nucleon™ BACC2 utilizza una resina Nucleon per legare le proteine assicurando rese elevate senza l'uso di fenolo. NUCLEON BACC2

GE Healthcare Anfoteri Pharmalyte™

Use in Isoelectric focusing. GE Healthcare Pharmalyte™ Carrier Ampholytes prepared by the co-polymerization of glycine, glycylglycine, amines, and epichlorohydrin, are available in five broad-range and four narrow-range pH intervals. PHARMALYTE 5 - 8

GE Healthcare Sera-Mag SpeedBeads™ Protein A/G Magnetic Beads

Provide a fast, convenient method for manual and automated magnetic isolation of IgA and IgG proteins using affinity binding. The beads can be used with the broadest range of antibody species and subclasses (even when subclass identity has not been determined). 1ML Sera-Mag SpeedBead Protein A/G particles, 1 um, 1% solids, 1 mL, 0.05% Na azide.

Whatman™ Carta per la raccolta proteine 903

Save time and costs during sample collection, transport, and archiving. Whatman™ 903 Protein Saver Card (EU) fits in the Whatman™ foil barrier resealable bags for storage. X100 903 PROTEIN SAVER CARD EU

GE Healthcare Dischi GF/F per filtri in microfibra di vetro senza leganti

Funge da filtro base per gli standard EPA nelle procedure di rilascio delle caratteristiche di tossicità. I dischi GF/F per filtri in microfibra di vetro senza leganti Whatman™ offrono una capacità di carico e una portata elevatissime. X25 DISCO GRADI GF/F 14,2CM

GE Healthcare Filtri per siringa Puradisc 25 mm: Tipo non sterile

Ideate per rimanere stabili con bassi livelli di pH, sono caratterizzate da bassi livelli di estraibili e da un ridotto assorbimento proteico che le rende adatte per molti solventi acquosi e organici. Filtri per siringa Whatman™ Puradisc in PES: non sterili, consentono una portata maggiore rispetto al PTFE o al PVDF. X1000 PURADISC 25 PES 0,45µM 25MM

Siero bovino fetale HyClone™ (U.S.), caratterizzato

Per l'uso come supplemento di siero per colture cellulari in vitro di cellule eucariotiche 100ML SERUM DE VEAU FOETAL CHARACT

GE Healthcare Membrane filtranti Anodisc™

Realizzate con una struttura di minuscoli pori ad alta precisione. Le membrane filtranti Whatman™ Anodisc™ assicurano un elevato livello di efficienza per la rimozione delle particelle. Consentono di catturare microorganismi e particelle sulla superficie della membrana per analisi successive. MB ANODISC 0,1µM 25mm

GE Healthcare Kit di proliferazione cellulare, kit ELISA BioTrak™ e componenti

Provides a precise, fast and simple colorimetric assay to quantitate proliferating cells cultured in a 96 well microplate CELL PROLIFERATION LABEL REAGENT

HyClone™ Leibovitz L-15 Media

Designed for culture without CO2 equilibration. 500ML LEIBOVITZ L-15 MEDIUM

GE Healthcare Sistema per cromatografia Akta Start

Sistema per cromatografia facile da utilizzare che automatizza le procedure manuali di purificazione.  Il sistema per cromatografia GE Healthcare Akta Start comprende un sistema autonomo con scatola accessori e documentazione utente. AKTA START - MAIN INSTRUMENT

GE Healthcare Colonne preimpaccate Superdex™ 200 Increase 10/300 GL Tricorn™

Per cromatografia ad esclusione dimensionale e analisi di proteine con pesi molecolare tra 10,000 e 600,000. Le colonne preimpaccate GE Healthcare Lifescience™ Superdex™ 200 Increase 10/300 GL Tricorn™ sono progettate per purificazione preparativa su piccola scala. Prepacked column, Superdex 200 Increase 10/300 GL

GE Healthcare Whatman™ Glass Microfiber Extraction Thimbles, Grade 603G, without binder

Use for analysis of hot and acidic gases, including emission control and smoke tack gas monitoring. Whatman™ Glass Extraction Thimbles are designed to fit most Soxhlet extraction units and can be used with solvents that are incompatible with cellulose thimbles. X25 CARTUCCIA F. DI VETRO 30X80MM

GE Healthcare Cerchio di carta filtrante quantitativa di grado 589/3

Per raccogliere campioni di particolato molto fine, come le molecole insolubili in oli o grassi. I cerchi di carta da filtro quantitativa Whatman™ grado 589/3forniscono una misurazione precisa della sostanza secca senza ceneri. X100 DISCO 589/3110MM NASTRO BLU

GE Healthcare Cartine per pesata Kjeldahl

In carta pergamina. Le cartine per pesata Whatman™ Grado 2122 garantiscono un ottimo trasferimento quantitativo dalla carta. La superficie lucente conferma il trasferimento completo. FOGLIO 2122 150X150MM

GE Healthcare Illustra ExoProStar™ a 1 step

Per la pulizia enzimatica della PCR.  GE Healthcare Lifescience™ Illustra ExoProStar™ a 1step  con esonucleasi I e fosfatasi alcalina illustra combinate in un'unica provetta per rimuovere primer e dNTP non incorporati.  ILLUSTRA EXOSTAR-1 STEP (5000

GE Healthcare Cerchi lisci di grado qualitativo - Grado 1

Per una vasta gamma di applicazioni di laboratorio, spesso usata per la chiarificazione di liquidi. Carta filtrante qualitativa Whatman™: I cerchi di grado 1 sono ampiamente utilizzati per le carte filtranti di grado standard in applicazioni di routine con ritenzione e portata media. CARTA FILTRO GR1 30MM

GE Healthcare Membrane in nitrato di cellulosa tipo WCN

Consigliata per la maggior parte delle applicazioni di routine, questa membrana viene prodotta in condizioni strettamente controllate.  Membrane in nitrato di cellulosa GE Healthcare tipo WCN con distribuzione fitta dei pori per una maggiore capacità di cattura e analisi della superficie. X100 MEMB. CN BIANCA 0,65µ47MM


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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


  • 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