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WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen extends Management Board

Joerg Hoffmann has been appointed to the management board of WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen GmbH & Co. KG just over 100 days ago. Together with Horst Schierholz he is responsible for the corporation and will provide new impetus regarding international sales. “We have to position ourselves in a ... more

Siemens and Biogen cooperate

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announce agreement to jointly develop new MRI tools for multiple sclerosis

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announced that the companies plan to jointly develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications with the intent of quantifying key markers of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression. Siemens Healthineers aims to enable healthcare providers ... more

Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactur ... more

Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells

Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. Now, for the first time, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used a path-breakin ... more

World's first total-body PET scanner takes a big step forward

The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary ... more

'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Prot ... more

The computer as microscope

Protein switches are active everywhere in the body and often affect the generation of diseases. Thanks to a special method, researchers from Bochum have gained new insights into their workings. Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers at Ruhr-Univers ... more

Nanoscale view of energy storage

In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small reaction. The lab members conducted arduous experiments - sometimes requiring a continuous 30 ... more

'Mysterious' non-protein-coding RNAs play important roles in gene expression

In cells, DNA is transcribed into RNAs that provide the molecular recipe for cells to make proteins. Most of the genome is transcribed into RNA, but only a small proportion of RNAs are actually from the protein-coding regions of the genome. "Why are the non-coding regions transcribed at all ... more

China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

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Nanoscale view of energy storage

In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small reaction. The lab members conducted arduous experiments - sometimes requiring a continuous 30 ... more

China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

Laser metronome achieves record synchronization

First attosecond timing in a kilometre-wide laser-microwave network

Scientists at DESY have set up the world's most precise ‘metronome’ for a kilometre-wide network. The timing system synchronizes a 4.7-kilometer-long laser-microwave network with 950 attoseconds precision. An attosecond is a quintillionth of a second, or a millionth of a millionth of a mill ... more

New Microscope Chemically Identifies Micron-Sized Particles

Researchers have developed a microscope that can chemically identify individual micron-sized particles. The new approach could one day be used in airports or other high-security venues as a highly sensitive and low-cost way to rapidly screen people for microscopic amounts of potentially dan ... more

Eurofins acquisitions in Spain and Brazil

Villapharma and ASL Análises Ambientais acquired

Eurofins Scientific announces the signing of an agreement to acquire Villapharma Research SL (“Villapharma”) in Spain. The transaction is expected to close in February 2017, upon fulfilment of customary closing conditions. Villapharma provides organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry servi ... more

Novel technique helps ID elusive molecules

Among the most important molecules in the living world are sugars or carbohydrates, which play a vital role in life processes. Sugars provide the main source of fuel for the body, protect muscles from damage and contribute to the immune response. They also act as the brain's key metabolite ... more

Laser pulses help scientists tease apart complex electron interactions

Time-resolved “stop-action” measurements and advanced theoretical simulations identify an unusual form of energy loss Understanding the properties of complex quantum materials is a major goal of condensed matter physics and materials science, since effects like high-temperature superconduc ... more

The world’s tiniest radio

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made the world’s smallest radio receiver, built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio, whose building blocks are the size of two atoms, can withstand ex ... more

Bruker Announces Acquisition of Active Spectrum Micro-ESR Business

Bruker announced that it has acquired Active Spectrum Inc. in Foster City, California, the inventor and manufacturer of innovative benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for chemistry teaching and research, as well as for applied and industrial applications. ... more

Water: Finding the normal within the weird

Water has many unusual properties, such as its solid form, ice, being able to float in liquid water, and they get weirder below its freezing point. Supercooled water -- below freezing but still a liquid -- is notoriously difficult to study. Some researchers thought supercooled water behaved ... more

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China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

New Microscope Chemically Identifies Micron-Sized Particles

Researchers have developed a microscope that can chemically identify individual micron-sized particles. The new approach could one day be used in airports or other high-security venues as a highly sensitive and low-cost way to rapidly screen people for microscopic amounts of potentially dan ... more

Novel technique helps ID elusive molecules

Among the most important molecules in the living world are sugars or carbohydrates, which play a vital role in life processes. Sugars provide the main source of fuel for the body, protect muscles from damage and contribute to the immune response. They also act as the brain's key metabolite ... more

Laser pulses help scientists tease apart complex electron interactions

Time-resolved “stop-action” measurements and advanced theoretical simulations identify an unusual form of energy loss Understanding the properties of complex quantum materials is a major goal of condensed matter physics and materials science, since effects like high-temperature superconduc ... more

Water: Finding the normal within the weird

Water has many unusual properties, such as its solid form, ice, being able to float in liquid water, and they get weirder below its freezing point. Supercooled water -- below freezing but still a liquid -- is notoriously difficult to study. Some researchers thought supercooled water behaved ... more

Laboratory-on-a-chip technique simplifies detection of cancer DNA biomarkers

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., making early, reliable diagnosis and treatment a priority for researchers. Genomic biomarkers offer great potential for diagnostics and new forms of treatment, such as immunotherapy. Miniaturized lab-on-chip approaches are prime candi ... more

Dipole orientation: New dimension in super-resolution microscopy

Recently, a new polarization-dipole azimuth-based super-resolution technique has been proposed by a group of researchers in Peking University (China), Tsinghua University (China), and University of Technology Sydney (Australia). It not only provides a new dimension for super-resolution, but ... more

For the first time, scientists catch water molecules passing the proton baton

Water conducts electricity, but the process by which this familiar fluid passes along positive charges has puzzled scientists for decades. But an international team of researchers has finally caught water in the act -- showing how water molecules pass along excess charges and, in the proces ... more

Sniffing like a dog can improve trace detection of explosives

By mimicking how dogs get their whiffs, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated that "active sniffing" can improve by more than 10 times the performance of current technologies that rely on continuous suction to detect trace amounts of explosives and other contraba ... more

High-precision magnetic field sensing

Highly sensitive sensor may find widespread use in medicine and other areas

Researchers from the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, which is operated jointly by ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, have succeeded in measuring tiny changes in strong magnetic fields with unprecedented precision. In their experiments, the scientists magnetised a water droplet i ... more

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Smaller is better for nanotube analysis

In a great example of "less is more," Rice University scientists have developed a powerful method to analyze carbon nanotubes in solution. The researchers' variance spectroscopy technique zooms in on small regions in dilute nanotube solutions to take quick spectral snapshots. By analyzing t ... more

Plastics analysis at analytica 2014: Optimum quality assurance thanks to the latest developments

Modern and functional materials play an increasingly important role in our everyday lives – from medical instruments and consumer goods to industrial high-tech products in the electronics and automotive industries. Complex materials testing and quality control call for increasingly sophisti ... more

analytica 2014 to focus on food and plastics analysis, genetic analysis and bioanalysis

A first-rate and exciting program of events awaits visitors at the 24th analytica in Munich. From April 1 – 4, the International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology will once again be a center for key players in science and industry. More than 1,100 exhibitors w ... more

Anton Paar starts 2013 with 3 new subsidiaries

Anton Paar is proud to announce the opening of three new subsidiaries on January 1, 2013. New offices will begin work in Poland, South Africa and Brazil. Brazil: The headquarters ofAnton Paar Brasil Ltda. will be located in Sao Paulo. Sales and service will be coordinated here for all produ ... more

New Technology: Sewage Waste to Become Plastic

A pioneering innovation will enable turning municipal sewage sludge into raw materials

A pioneering, ground breaking innovation will enable turning municipal sewage sludge into raw materials, to be used by paper and plastic industries around the world.The technology developed by Applied Cleantech will enable turning the solids in municipal sewage systems into raw materials fo ... more

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WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen extends Management Board

Joerg Hoffmann has been appointed to the management board of WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen GmbH & Co. KG just over 100 days ago. Together with Horst Schierholz he is responsible for the corporation and will provide new impetus regarding international sales. “We have to position ourselves in a ... more

Tecan appoints Klaus Lun Head of the Life Sciences Business division

The Tecan Group announced that Dr. Klaus Lun, Head of Corporate Development and a member of the Management Board of the Tecan Group since June 2013, has been appointed Head of the Life Sciences Business division. On December 14, 2016, Tecan announced that Dr. Stefan Traeger, Head of the Lif ... more

Combatting antimicrobial resistance with smartphones

A simple and inexpensive attachment could help to expand testing to regions with limited resources.

A team of UCLA researchers has developed an automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone. The technology could lead to routine testing for antimicrobial susceptibility in areas with limited resources. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are posing a severe t ... more

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG continues its growth trend

Positive revenue and earnings trend – further growth in recurring revenue

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG has brought financial year 2015/16 to a successful close with further growth: Revenue increased by 4.6 percent (adjusted for currency effects: 2.7 percent) to €1,088.4m. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to €154.3m (prior year: €130.6m). The EBIT margin in ... more

AddLife Acquires Biolin Scientific AB

AddLife has signed an agreement to acquire all the shares in the company Biolin Scientific AB, part of the group Biolin Scientific, owned by Ratos. The Company is a leading Nordic developer and producer of analytical instruments for material analysis at the nanoscale. The products are deman ... more

Opening the Way to Mobile Olfaction with Nanomechanical Sensors

An alliance between six organizations is setting a de facto standard for smell sensors employing a small, sensitive and versatile sensor element called the Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor (MSS) Six organizations including NIMS, Kyocera, Osaka University, NEC, Sumitomo Seika and NanoWorl ... more

Corporate Partnership of Bruker and International Phenome Centre Network (IPCN)

The International Phenome Centre Network (IPCN), founded by Imperial College London and more than a dozen international partners in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, the US, and the UK, was launched officially at the 2016 World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) conferenc ... more

analytica 2018: Preparations for the upcoming exhibition are underway

Exhibitors can now register for analytica 2018. As the leading international trade fair for the analysis, laboratory technology and biotechnology industry, analytica has been a gathering for decision-makers and users in the laboratory community for 50 years. The next edition of analytica ta ... more

First-ever Buyer-Seller Forum at analytica Vietnam

Having the right contacts and a good network are indispensible in the business world. To help exhibitors and visitors make business contacts that suit them to a tee, for the first time ever analytica 2017 will feature a platform for pre-arranged meetings at a Buyer-Seller Forum. The Buyer-S ... more

Mettler Toledo opens new Competence Center in the Middle-East

Helping Middle-East labs and manufacturers enhance their processes and profitability

METTLER TOLEDO has launched its new Dubai Free Zone Competence Center. This new facility will offer advanced analytical support for all industries operating in the Middle East and North Africa. It will also provide hands-on equipment training for METTLER TOLEDO’s range of products, which ar ... more

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A protein showcases modern measuring and control technology

A dual sensing protein establishes robust control of calcium household in bacteria

Modern heating systems use an indoor and an outdoor sensor in order to efficiently achieve homely temperatures. Now a team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) discovered exactly such a dual sensor strategy realized ... more

SensoTech establishes Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai

Strengthening the presence in China

Under the name SensoTech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. the German industrial company SensoTech announces the opening of the Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai. SensoTech’s business focuses on the development, manufacturing and sales of analytical instrumentation technology for liquid concentration and d ... more

Process analysis in real time

With a real-time mass spectrometer developed by Fraunhofer researchers, it has become possible for the first time to analyze up to 30 components simultaneously from the gas phase and a liquid, including in-situ analysis. This sensitive measurement system is also suitable for the automated m ... more

Markus Juchheim is now the sole Managing Director at JULABO GmbH

The company founder and shareholder Gerhard Juchheim has handed over the complete executive leadership responsibilities of JULABO GmbH to his son Markus after almost 50 years as its Managing Director. This is not a new responsibility for Markus Juchheim, who has led the company along with h ... more

LAUDA founds subsidiary in Italy

The constant temperature equipment specialist LAUDA is expanding its international reach with the creation of LAUDA Italia. The purpose of the 100% subsidiary of LAUDA Beteiligungs-GmbH is to manage the increased expansion of business in the important European market. "In this company decis ... more

ZEISS Executive Board enlarged

The start of calendar year 2014 will see some changes to the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG headed by President and CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke. The enlargement of the Executive Board and the reallocation of responsibilities are aimed at driving forward the consistent positioning of ZEISS as ... more

Anton Paar GmbH acquires CSM Instruments

The measuring instrument manufacturer expands its portfolio

On November 15, 2013, the purchase contract between Anton Paar GmbH and CSM Instruments SA was signed. CSM Instruments SA will continue under the name "CSM Instruments SA | A company of Anton Paar" at the present location in Peseux (Switzerland). The purchase of CSM Instruments represents a ... more

BioTek Certified in Accordance with EN ISO 13485

BioTek Germany, European Coordination Center, was recently awarded certification in accordance with EN ISO 13485:2003. This certification confirms that administration, sales and distribution, warehouse management, service/repair, and installation at the subsidiary all fulfill the quality ma ... more

Carl Zeiss Opens New Assembly and Demo Center in India

New assembly and demo center for Industrial metrology opened

Carl Zeiss opened a new assembly and demo center for Industrial Metrology in Ban- galore, India. "The opening of this new center enables us to manufacturer our coordinate measuring machines (CMM) directly on site for a market with major potential. We can react more quickly to the needs of o ... more

Sartorius closes 2010 with strong gains in sales revenue and earnings

Considerable growth and further gains in earnings expected for 2011

Sartorius successfully closed the year 2010. Sales revenue and earnings substantially surpassed the year-earlier figures. Financial guidance for the Group, which was raised during the course of 2010, was met and even exceeded for some targets. For the current fiscal year as well, manage ... more

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World's first total-body PET scanner takes a big step forward

The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary ... more

Tugging at cells with molecules and light

A new method for cellular stimulation

Everyone is made up of approximately 100 trillion cells – if they were laid end to end, they would circle the globe 60 times. Most of these cells arise from mitosis and differentiation of a single egg cell. To orientate themselves, they constantly explore their environment and communicate w ... more

The world’s tiniest radio

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made the world’s smallest radio receiver, built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio, whose building blocks are the size of two atoms, can withstand ex ... more

Sniffing like a dog can improve trace detection of explosives

By mimicking how dogs get their whiffs, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated that "active sniffing" can improve by more than 10 times the performance of current technologies that rely on continuous suction to detect trace amounts of explosives and other contraba ... more

Opening the Way to Mobile Olfaction with Nanomechanical Sensors

An alliance between six organizations is setting a de facto standard for smell sensors employing a small, sensitive and versatile sensor element called the Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor (MSS) Six organizations including NIMS, Kyocera, Osaka University, NEC, Sumitomo Seika and NanoWorl ... more

How good is the measurement method?

Three more interlaboratory tests on safety of chemicals

The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely ... more

Using acoustic waves to move fluids at the nanoscale

A team of mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully used acoustic waves to move fluids through small channels at the nanoscale. The breakthrough is a first step toward the manufacturing of small, portable devices that could be used for drug discovery an ... more

Understanding properties of nanoparticles and quantum dots using Hansen Solubility Parameters

Devices based on quantum dots and smart nanoparticles are currently getting a lot of attention. For instance, the colours, contrast and brightness of displays based on quantum dots provide benefits for users of TVs and phones. In addition, such particles can create value when incorporated i ... more

First random laser made of paper-based ceramics

Working with physicists from the University of Rome, a team led by Professor Cordt Zollfrank from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) built the first controllable random laser based on cellulose paper in Straubing. The team thereby showed how naturally occurring structures can be adapt ... more

New technology taps power of diatoms to dramatically improve sensor performance

Researchers at Oregon State University have combined one of nature's tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device that may be up to 10 million times more sensitive than some other commonly used approaches. A patent ... more

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    Merck Acquires BioControl to Strengthen Position in Food Safety Testing

    Merck announced it has acquired BioControl Systems Inc., a global leader in food safety testing. The acquisition opens growth opportunities for Merck in the food and beverage space; particularly in the U.S. Confidentiality has been agreed on the financial details of the transaction. BioCont ... more

    Abbott acquisition of St. Jude Medical set to close

    Abbott announced it intends to close the acquisition of St. Jude Medical, Inc. The announcement follows receipt of all regulatory clearances necessary for closing. The transaction establishes Abbott as a leader in the medical device arena and provides expanded opportunities for future growt ... more

    Eurofins acquisitions in Spain and Brazil

    Villapharma and ASL Análises Ambientais acquired

    Eurofins Scientific announces the signing of an agreement to acquire Villapharma Research SL (“Villapharma”) in Spain. The transaction is expected to close in February 2017, upon fulfilment of customary closing conditions. Villapharma provides organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry servi ... more

  • Career

    Gender inequality in scientific professions

    Global survey results

    Recent global survey reveals that female scientists are more likely to be dissatisfied with salary/benefits, job availability, gender barriers, and how they feel valued as scientists than their male colleagues (within a 5% range). The Science Advisory Board’s “Global Science 2015” survey so ... more

    Merck Serono’s President has been appointed to Board of Directors of L’Oréal

    Merck Serono announced that Belén Garijo, President & Chief Executive Officer of Merck Serono, has been appointed asan independent Director of L’Oréal for a period of four years. The appointment of Belén Garijo as a new member of the Board of Directors ofL’Oréal was approved by shareholders ... more

    All the important trade fairs, congresses, seminars and webinars at a glance

    Now online: the most comprehensive calendar of events for the chemical, life science and analytics industries

    Trade fairs, congresses, conferences, seminars and webinars – companies and organisations in chemistry, life sciences and analytics host a wide spectrum of events. But where do you find training opportunities for your profession? Which conferences can keep you up-to-date with developments i ... more

  • Cooperation

    Siemens and Biogen cooperate

    Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announce agreement to jointly develop new MRI tools for multiple sclerosis

    Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announced that the companies plan to jointly develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications with the intent of quantifying key markers of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression. Siemens Healthineers aims to enable healthcare providers ... more

    Agilent and Transcriptic Collaborate to Automate Discovery Biology

    Agilent Technologies Inc. and Transcriptic Inc. have agreed to partner their technologies to provide a solution for convenient, broad scale synthetic and discovery biology research. Agilent continues its strong program of fostering innovation using the Agilent portfolio by collaborating wit ... more

    NovogeneAIT Singapore and the Genome Institute of Singapore forge Public-Private Partnership

    Establishing whole genome sequencing centre in Singapore

    Novogene, a commercial provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics expertise; AITbiotech Pte Ltd, a Singapore biotechnology company; and the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) announced today that NovogeneAIT Genomics Singapore ... more

  • Finances

    Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

    The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

    Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactur ... more

    China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

    A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

    Abbott acquisition of St. Jude Medical set to close

    Abbott announced it intends to close the acquisition of St. Jude Medical, Inc. The announcement follows receipt of all regulatory clearances necessary for closing. The transaction establishes Abbott as a leader in the medical device arena and provides expanded opportunities for future growt ... more

  • Laws

    How good is the measurement method?

    Three more interlaboratory tests on safety of chemicals

    The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely ... more

    REACH is the dominant driver for substitution - more action is needed

    The REACH Regulation and other EU policies coupled with market forces have created strong drivers to avoid the use of very hazardous substances in the EU. To accelerate identifying very hazardous substances and substituting them with safer alternatives, the report recommends improving the a ... more

    Measurement of the dynamic mechanical properties of viscous materials

    DIN standard for the determination of the tip radius and the probing force of stylus instruments developed

    In microsystems metallic components are increasingly being replaced by those from low-cost polymers. For the thickness measurement of polymers, there is now the DIN standard 32567 available, which describes both, optical and tactile surface measuring methods for the precise measurement of t ... more

  • Manufacturing

    Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

    The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

    Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactur ... more

    How good is the measurement method?

    Three more interlaboratory tests on safety of chemicals

    The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely ... more

    Cleanroom on demand

    “Clean Multipurpose Cover” is the world’s first flexible cleanroom system The smallest degree of contamination can lead to major quality issues across many industries. Should, for example, any impurities occur on microchips, space probes and lenses, this can lead to defects or faulty end d ... more

  • Market

    Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

    The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

    Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactur ... more

    Mettler Toledo opens new Competence Center in the Middle-East

    Helping Middle-East labs and manufacturers enhance their processes and profitability

    METTLER TOLEDO has launched its new Dubai Free Zone Competence Center. This new facility will offer advanced analytical support for all industries operating in the Middle East and North Africa. It will also provide hands-on equipment training for METTLER TOLEDO’s range of products, which ar ... more

    Eppendorf acquires Calibration Technology

    Hamburg-based Eppendorf AG acquired Calibration Technology Ltd, headquartered in the National Technology Park Limerick, Ireland, on November 1. The company will continue to be managed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Eppendorf AG by its current Managing Director, Brian Kelly. The acquisition ... more

  • People

    WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen extends Management Board

    Joerg Hoffmann has been appointed to the management board of WALDNER Laboreinrichtungen GmbH & Co. KG just over 100 days ago. Together with Horst Schierholz he is responsible for the corporation and will provide new impetus regarding international sales. “We have to position ourselves in a ... more

    Tecan appoints Klaus Lun Head of the Life Sciences Business division

    The Tecan Group announced that Dr. Klaus Lun, Head of Corporate Development and a member of the Management Board of the Tecan Group since June 2013, has been appointed Head of the Life Sciences Business division. On December 14, 2016, Tecan announced that Dr. Stefan Traeger, Head of the Lif ... more

    Bioengineering Researcher Rohit Bhargava receives Agilent Thought Leader Award

    Award presented by Agilent Technolgies to University of Illinois Cancer Center scientist

    Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Dr. Rohit Bhargava has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of infrared spectroscopic imaging, and its application to life sciences research. Dr. Bhargava is a founder professor of bioengin ... more

  • Politics

    REACH is the dominant driver for substitution - more action is needed

    The REACH Regulation and other EU policies coupled with market forces have created strong drivers to avoid the use of very hazardous substances in the EU. To accelerate identifying very hazardous substances and substituting them with safer alternatives, the report recommends improving the a ... more

    The REACH regulation as an effective way of regulating nanomaterials

    A new concept is to ensure safety in the supply chain and life cycle of nanomaterials

    There is currently a need for better  identification and assessment of potential hazards arising from nanomaterials for humans and their environment in the future. With this aim, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) ... more

    Photonics industry commits to more than 5 billion Euros investment in Europe

    Photonics21 has announced its commitment to a proposed Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Commission in research and innovation in photonics. The proposal represents a total investment of 7 Billion Euros of which 5.6 Billion will be provided by the private sector and 1.4 Bil ... more

  • Products

    Zika virus test receives FDA emergency use authorization

    Test provides same day results and the option to test urine alongside blood

    Viracor-IBT Laboratories Inc. (Viracor-IBT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), announced that it received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Zika Virus Real-time RT-PCR assay. Viracor-IBT will perform this ass ... more

    Agilent Technologies launches new platform for analyzing cell-free DNA

    Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced OneSight, a new software platform designed to help researchers visualize and analyze chromosomal aneuploidies in cell-free DNA sequencing data. Agilent unveiled its new bioinformatics product at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genet ... more

    Natural air standards support accurate greenhouse gas measurements

    When it comes to tallying emissions of greenhouse gases, there is no better substitute than directly measuring the atmosphere. But this important accounting can be obscured, and even confused, if measurements of the air-borne heat-trapping chemicals are inaccurate or can't be compared from ... more

  • Research

    Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells

    Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. Now, for the first time, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used a path-breakin ... more

    World's first total-body PET scanner takes a big step forward

    The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary ... more

    '5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

    In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Prot ... more

  • Technology

    Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells

    Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. Now, for the first time, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used a path-breakin ... more

    World's first total-body PET scanner takes a big step forward

    The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary ... more

    '5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

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