Product Development Achievements

We have achievements of shaping needs and seeds into reality.

We have been shaping customer feedback into reality, starting with the development of our brand, WATSON products. Below, we would like to introduce some of our product development achievements.

Examples of Product Development

  • NEXTY Micropipette Series

    NEXTY has a mechanism called the 3x Turbo Dial in addition to the standard volume adjustment dial (push button). This mechanism allows the Turbo Dial to rotate the standard volume adjustment dial three and a half times per rotation. With this mechanism, NEXTY emerged as a micropipette with dramatically accelerated volume adjustment capabilities. This feature has been inherited by subsequent models such as the NEXTY-S and autoclavable pipettes, becoming a significant characteristic of the NEXTY series’ variable micropipettes. Furthermore, the fixed-volume pipettes in the NEXTY series, while lacking a volume adjustment dial, inherit the internal mechanism from NEXTY. This allows for customization to the desired volume through slight disassembly, despite being fixed-volume pipettes. The micropipettes in the NEXTY series leverage this unique variable mechanism, resulting in a distinctive lineup.
    A Pipette Carrousel Stand have also been added, and we will continue to evolve to be more convenient, reflecting user requests.

  • Eco Rack

    The Eco Rack is not a product that was created based on direct customer requests, but it reflects the current era and is an economical and ecological product as it is manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene.
    The Eco Rack is made from reused runner parts that are generated during the manufacturing process of pipette tips, microtubes, racks, and so on. The term “runner” might be easily understood by envisioning the frame of a plastic model kit. It refers to the solidified plastic formed in the flow path leading to the product mold before the resin flows in.

    Despite using recycled materials, it functions sufficiently as a tube stand and is a slightly larger 96-tube stand for 1.5/2.0 mL tubes compared to the standard 80-tube stands.

    Additionally, to meet customer needs, there is a grained finish on the side for writing horizontal axis indicators, and the bottom of each well is shaped to stabilize the tubes.

  • Preservation Plate

    The previously unheard-of concept of dry storage, as opposed to conventional freezing methods, now enables the safe storage and transportation of microorganisms and nucleic acids at room temperature. This approach is utilized for preserving fungi and microorganisms in fermented foods, as well as for storing DNA.
    There are cases where it has become possible to transport microorganisms from locations lacking well-equipped experimental facilities, such as during fieldwork, or to introduce new fungi from overseas for research purposes, which was difficult to achieve with tube preservation but has become feasible with Microbial Preservation Plates.

    Additionally, for emergency situations such as power outages or deep freezer malfunctions, Microbial Preservation Plates can be used to store microorganisms in backup locations. Its space-saving design helps avoid the risk of valuable strains being lost. While it’s not possible to preserve every single type of microorganism due to their vast diversity, this device holds immense potential for preserving many yet-to-be-explored and unknown strains.

    The Preservation Plate is a commercialized product derived from the research results of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Intellectual Cluster Creation Project, Tokushima Regional Dr. Noji Group (Tokushima University). The validation experiments for microbial preservation were conducted under the guidance of Associate Professor Akira Yokota and Researcher Midori Kurahashi from the Bioresource Division of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, The University of Tokyo.

    This project was implemented under the subsidy program for new collaboration measures in the 2008 fiscal year by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), specifically the “Business and Market Development Support Program” .

  • Plasma Filter

    We can quickly separate plasma components without centrifuging the collected blood.
    This can be used for simplified screening of cancer using miRNA. It is also available for room temperature transport of miRNA and can be used for free DNA as well.This was implemented with the support of the “Strategic Infrastructure Technology Advanced Support Project” adopted in the 23rd year of the Heisei era.
    (Collaborative research partners: Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Awajigenic Co., Ltd.)

  • Spheroid Catch

    This device is designed to collect large-sized spheroids in one go using a filter.
    It swiftly sorts spheroids of varying sizes cultured in dishes, collecting only those larger than 77µm in diameter. It’s also easy to separate the collected spheroids, streamlining the subculture process.
    Developed in collaboration with Professor Hiroshi Nojima of the Molecular Genetics Research Division at the Institute of Microbial Diseases, Osaka University.

  • OEM Inspection Kit

    “Various manufacturers have introduced testing equipment to diagnose diseases from blood, urine, mucous membranes, and other sources. Would you like to customize genuine consumables to further enhance the performance of these devices? We have signed confidentiality agreements and specialize in OEM production of plastic components for customized devices for testing, such as virus test kits for influenza and various antigen-antibody reaction test kits. We handle a wide range of products. Please feel free to consult with us about devices for existing PCR testing equipment, imaging equipment, and devices for proprietary testing equipment.”

Please Share Your Feedback

We actively gather feedback from our customers and turn their raw voices into tangible products, responding to comments like, “It would be great if there were a product like this.”
We welcome any suggestions for improvements or minor observations regarding our products that you use regularly.

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