Diba Industries, Inc. Precision Probes Improve Reliability for Trinity Biotech

Custom polished probe reduces coring by more than 50 percent

Danbury, Conn. (June 14, 2016) – Diba Industries, Inc. delivered precision probes to help Trinity Biotech reduce service calls and instrument downtime, improving reliability of its HPLC instrument.

Diba's precision probes helped Trinity Biotech improve reliability

Diba’s precision probes helped Trinity Biotech improve reliability

The Premier Hb9210™ is Trinity Biotech’s flagship HbA1c HPLC instrument for measuring glycated hemoglobin to help patients control diabetes mellitus. The instrument has more than 1,300 installations globally. To stay ahead of market demands, Trinity Biotech continually refines the Premier Hb9210 platform. During one review, company engineers identified a potential problem with the piercing probe at the point of sample aspiration. Though the probe functioned as required, coring occurred as it pierced the caps of sample test tubes, leaving tiny bits of rubber waste inside the instrument. Engineers determined these bits of rubber could lead to blockages in the machine and possible unscheduled field service calls.

Trinity Biotech turned to Diba to investigate possible improvements in probe manufacturing. Without changing the basic design, Diba was able to produce probes with a smoother finish on the side-hole port. Trinity Biotech tested the new probe and found it reduced coring by more than 50 percent. When deployed, the new probes will increase reliability to help the Premier Hb9210 meet the growing demands of hospital laboratories.

“This is our strength, working closely with customers to solve difficult fluid handling challenges that improve performance and reliability,” said Gary Helstern, Diba VP, Technology and Development.


New and Improved Omnifit® EZ Glass Chromatography Columns from Diba Industries, Inc.

Redesign of conventional Omnifit columns includes improvements based on lab technician survey
Danbury, Conn. (May 24, 2016) – The new Omnifit® EZ glass chromatography columns from Diba Industries, Inc. provide enhanced performance for low- to mid-pressure liquid chromatography or flow chemistry applications. With improvements based on surveys with thousands of lab technicians, the columns are redesigned from conventional Omnifit columns for easier use and more versatility.

Diba EZ Chromatography Columns

Omnifit® EZ Glass Chromatography Columns from Diba redesigned for easier assembly.

EZ columns’ redesigned end pieces allow easier assembly, and improved ergonomics simplify height adjustment of the threaded adjustable plungers. PEEK™ column tube threads won’t chip or break, and upgraded anti-roll features prevent accidental breakage. Omnifit EZ columns are available in new sizes, including 5mm ID in a range of lengths, and 33cm lengths for all ID sizes. The fittings kit was enhanced to include Diba’s patented Click-N-Seal® fitting for 10-32 conical port connections to ensure the correct torque is always applied.

EZ columns maintain many of the same popular features of conventional Omnifit chromatography columns. Precision borosilicate glass provides inertness, visibility and performance. Fixed or adjustable PTFE end pieces include dual o-rings for a secure seal. Superior frit placement ensures bed support and even distribution of sample flow.

EZ columns are manufactured by Diba Industries, Inc. and distributed globally through Kinesis Inc. (http://kinesis-usa.com/ and http://kinesis.co.uk/).


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Diba Industries Pre-Packed Chromatography Columns at Analytica 2014

Danbury, Conn. (March 26, 2014) – Diba Industries will feature its OmniSep™ pre-packed columns, and standard probes and tubing assemblies for OEMs at the 2014 Analytica Trade Fair. Product demonstrations will be available at the company’s booth 437 in Hall A1. Diba will be co-exhibiting with Kinesis. The show takes place from April 1-4 at the Messe München exhibition center (Munich, Germany).

Diba Industries Omnisep pre-packed columns, on display at Analytica 2014.

Diba Industries Omnisep pre-packed columns, on display at Analytica 2014.

OmniSep pre-packed columns are designed to make preparative chromatography efficient and repeatable. Columns are packed with high quality agarose- and dextran-based media and feature Omnifit® glass columns for effective biomolecule separation and purification.

The company’s line of high-quality standard probes can expedite the project design phase by shortening lead times over custom probes. Diba’s in-stock offering of standard tubing assemblies with proprietary flared ends and Click-N-Seal™ fittings provide minimized dead volumes and leak-free connections every time.

Visitors can also view a selection of the company’s heaters, custom bottle caps and various other connection systems and fittings.

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New Diba 6-40 Click-N-Seal Micro™ Fitting for Small Fluid Connections at Pittcon

Danbury, Conn. (February 24, 2014) – Diba will feature its new 6-40 Click-N-Seal Micro™ fitting in the company’s booth #2009 at the 2014 Pittcon Conference and Exposition. The show will take place from March 3-6 at the McCormick Place Convention Center (Chicago, Ill.).

Diba Industries will display its new Click-N-Seal 6-40 fitting at Pittcon booth 2009.

Diba Industries will display its new Click-N-Seal 6-40 fitting at Pittcon booth 2009.

The new Click-N-Seal Micro is designed for diagnostic, analytical and medical applications requiring smaller fluid connections. It easily connects a 1/16” tube into 6-40 threaded ports using Diba’s patented Click-N-Seal® torque limiting technology to eliminate under- or over-tightening and ensure a proper seal. Ferrule options are available for both conical and flat bottom ports. Flared tube and fittings are also offered for flat bottomed ports.

Visitors to the Diba booth can also view demonstrations of the company’s standard lines of precision probes and tubing assemblies, designed to help OEMs and engineers expedite the design phase of projects. Also on display are the company’s heaters, custom bottle caps and Omnifit chromatography columns.

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HydroPLUS Continuous Level Sensor from Diba Industries at SLAS 2014

Danbury, Conn. (January 13, 2014) –Diba Industries will display its HydroPLUS level sensor in the company’s booth 748 at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2014 annual exhibition. The show will take place January 19-21 at the San Diego Convention Center (San Diego, Calif.).

The HydroPLUS level sensor from Diba Industries, on display at SLAS 2014 booth 748.

The HydroPLUS level sensor from Diba Industries, on display at SLAS 2014 booth 748.

The HydroPLUS offers continuous level sensing for non-volatile fluids in any vessel shape. The sensor features integrated electronics and is compatible with existing containers.

Diba Industries will also feature its custom designed level sensors, manufactured specific to each customer’s application. Many custom level sensors are also designed to be multifunctional as probes, straws and fluid heaters. In addition, visitors can see examples of Diba standard and custom probes, connection systems, custom tubing assemblies, custom bottle caps, chromatography columns and fluid heaters.

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Diba Industries Hosts Society of Women Engineers

Danbury, Conn. (Oct. 31, 2013) – Diba Industries recently hosted a group of young women engineers as part of its continuing effort to promote diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.


Earlier this month, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and its collegiate members from Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport spent time with Diba executives at the company’s Danbury facility. Diba aimed to introduce the future engineers to a potential career in manufacturing, especially in small- to mid-size companies.

Diba provides custom fluid handling components and design services in life sciences, pharmaceutical and other scientific and industrial sectors.

Chuck Dubois, divisional chief executive of the fluidics division of Halma, talked to the group of students about the need for better representation of women engineers in manufacturing. Diba is a subsidiary of Halma, a worldwide safety, health and environmental technology group dedicated to mentoring the next generation of leaders in STEM fields. Its Halma Graduate Development Program (HGDP) trains graduates in engineering and related disciplines with a two-year series of placements in its global subsidiaries.

Diba executives discussed the need for skilled engineers at small- to mid-sized companies. Diba’s VP of Engineering, Gary Helstern, stressed the importance of working across disciplines – a focus of the Halma graduate program – as a key factor for success.

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Diba Probes and Tubing Assemblies at Biotechnica

Danbury, Conn. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Diba Industries will feature its new line of OmniSep™ packed chromatography columns alongside their fluid connections systems and probes at Biotechnica 2013, Europe’s biggest event for the biotech community. Attendees can visit booth No. G71 in Hall 9 at the Hannover Fairgrounds in Hannover, Germany, Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, to view Diba’s packed columns and fluidics products.

BioTechnica in Hannover, Germany, with OmniSep by Diba.

BioTechnica in Hannover, Germany, with OmniSep by Diba.

Diba is introducing OmniSep as a new standard in pre-packed columns for biomolecule separation and purification. High quality agarose- and dextran-based media packed in easy-to-use Omnifit™ glass columns make preparative low pressure liquid chromatography (LPLC) cost-effective, efficient and repeatable. OmniSep media is manufactured to be commercially equivalent to leading carbohydrate media with similar performance in the lab. OmniSep columns are available worldwide through Kinesis.

Diba will also display precision fluidic components including tubing connections, probes and assemblies. Examples include the MicroBarb,™ which provides a low-carryover connection between flexible soft tubing and semi-rigid tubing, and Click-N-Seal™, Diba’s patented multi-use, finger-tight fitting that cannot be over-tightened and accommodates flares, ferrules and barbs.

For more information, see Diba at booth No. G71, visit www.dibaind.com, call +1 203-744-0773 or email salesdept@dibaind.com.

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Standard and Custom Probes by Diba at Clinical Lab Expo

Danbury, Conn. (July 11, 2013) — Diba Industries will feature its extensive line of probes and fluid connection systems at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Clinical Lab Expo in Houston. Attendees can visit booth No. 2605 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston July 30 to Aug. 1 to view Diba’s fluidics products.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry AACC 2013 show

American Association for Clinical Chemistry AACC 2013 show

Diba’s standard probes are ideal for scientists and engineers who value high-quality, quick turnaround components that can speed up the design phase of their projects and shorten the lead times associated with manufacturing custom probes. The three versions of standard probes are made of 316 stainless steel with 200 microliter internal volume capacity and are capable of reaching the bottom of most sample tubes.

Custom probes and clinical-quality connection systems like Diba’s Click-N-Seal® fittings will also be on display. The custom probes are engineered according to OEM specifications and include features such as level sensing and fluid heating capabilities. The Click-N-Seal is the only multi-use finger-tight fitting that cannot be over-tightened and accommodates flares, ferrules and barbs.


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Experienced Global Management Exec Joins Diba Industries

Danbury, Conn. (June 17, 2013) – Arlinda Vaughn has been named business development manager at Diba Industries, bringing more than a decade of experience in global sales, including medical devices.

Arlinda Vaughn

Arlinda Vaughn

Vaughn will oversee the continued development of all Diba OEM and IVD product lines in the U.S. and Europe. Diba makes custom fluid-handling design services and components and its proprietary technologies offer innovation and functionality to customers’ fluid-path applications.

Vaughn was most recently general manager for Riester USA, where she managed all operational functions of the medical device manufacturer. Previously she was employed at Volk Optical as global sales manager, where for five years she helped customers in the surgical, diagnostic and imaging segments.

Prior to Volk, Vaughn managed relationships and marketing initiatives as an OEM Account Manager with GE Money. In addition to English, she is fluent in German and Spanish. Vaughn received a master’s degree in International Business from Webster University and bachelor’s degree in German with a minor in Bio-Medical Physics from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Diba Earns Silver Award for Safety and Health

Diba Industries Ltd. has received an award for its occupational safety and health success in a program run by the U.K. safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).


Members of the Diba UK team collect their Silver award.

Members of the Diba UK team collect their Silver award.

The RoSPA Awards recognises commitment to accident prevention and health promotion and are the largest and longest-running of their kind in the U.K.  Diba’s Cambridge location won the Silver award, presented earlier this month.

“We strive to provide our staff and visitors with a safe risk-free environment and it’s fantastic to know that our efforts have been recognised. It just proves that being thorough in risk assessments, training and policies is worth it to make Diba a safe workplace,” said Diba U.K. general manager Mick Pearson. Diba manufactures fluid-handling parts such as its probes, flared tubing assemblies and in-line heaters. Headquartered in the U.S., the company has additional locations in China and Japan.

Diba was awarded during the Safety and Health Expo 2013 from May 14 – 16 in Birmingham.

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