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Old 03-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Introducing our Ion Torrent!

Here you go guys, some piccies of our new Ion Torrent:

http://pathogenomics.bham.ac.uk/blog...orrent-action/

What should we call it? I guess she/he could be Iona, Fiona or Dionne, Lionel or even Ian the Ion?
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionians#Classical_Ionia
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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Ion the Terrible.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:48 AM   #4
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Hmmmm...... Iago
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:01 AM   #5
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Those icons make it look like it was made by PlayStation. Maybe they could sell it in piano black?
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You fooled me with the iPhone. Didn't they at one time say it would be shipping with an iPod?
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:00 PM   #7
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OK, I am boring: how about IT? Spoken in capitalized. Stands for Ion Torrent (of course) and since IT is a machine then the pronoun is appropriate. Talk about the lab could include phrases such as:

IT needs more reagents.
IT is going to be hard at work today.
IT had a tummy-ache and barfed all over its chip.


Anagrams do not do much. The only on I liked was "Rotten Iron" which really does not say much about the machine. So IT it is.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:23 AM   #8
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You fooled me with the iPhone. Didn't they at one time say it would be shipping with an iPod?
Yep, you get an iPod Touch with it!
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:31 AM   #9
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Those icons make it look like it was made by PlayStation. Maybe they could sell it in piano black?
Somehow funy the the word playstation includes ion as well

PlaystatIon torrent

(ok this is bad, but couldn't resist...)
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:36 AM   #10
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Our was delivered to addenbrookes hospital for a Mr Ian Torrent. We call it Ian.
Don't brag too hard, get your lengthy training done and get your first run on.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:51 AM   #11
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Our was delivered to addenbrookes hospital for a Mr Ian Torrent. We call it Ian.
Don't brag too hard, get your lengthy training done and get your first run on.
I think Ian is a nice name for it.

Unfortunately we're waiting for a centrifuge so we can get cracking ...
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We got the last one available. apparently.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:43 AM   #13
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When I saw the brochure for the first time, the iPod caught my attention. What is it used for?
What kind of especial centrifuge do you need for it? Our Life Tech representative doesn´t have all the details for it yet.
We are currently writing a grant to buy one of these babies, so any info about it will be welcome.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:55 AM   #14
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the post emulsion enrichment is tedious but the protocol supplied is worse. Make sure you get the dilution right for the emulsion. It's not well described in the protocol but it's the critical point.
Automation is on it's way and will make a massive difference to enrichment.
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More tedious than for 454?
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it's a combination of a badly written protocol and 4 1/2 hours of hexane/butanol breaking and enriching. lots of spinning.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #17
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The new protocol is just out and no hexane anymore.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:29 AM   #18
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I'll have a look. the onetouch should eradicate all of this aparently.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:39 AM   #19
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Over all do you guys are liking the machine? Is it worth?
We currently have a 454 GS FLX and are looking into the PGM in order to have a different technology at a smaller cost.
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we like it. we will love it if and when we get the onetouch. the chance to turn emulsions around quickly makes a big difference in comparison to 454. if it really gets to 1Gb by the end of the year or even half of that it will be worth investing in.
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