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New blood spot test used internationally in fight against HIV

Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz have developed a technique that estimates an HIV-negative patient's adherence to drugs prescribed to prevent HIV transmission during sex. The test measures traces of antiretroviral drugs in a spot of dri ... more

New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of ... more

Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color

New research links specific inherited genetic differences (alterations) to an increased risk for eye (uveal) melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. Roughly 2,500 people are diagnosed with uveal melanoma in the United States annually. Previ ... more

A new way to display the 3-D structure of molecules

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a sort of nanoscale display case that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples. Their work could help to reveal new structural d ... more

Shining a light on damage within polymers

When it comes to even the most advanced materials, the adage "if it does not bend, it breaks" is often true. But before that final snap, most materials experience microscopic damage that could be fixed -- but only if you know it's there. In a study researchers introduce a new technique that ... more

New insights into human genetic variation revealed

Research led by Dr Monkol Lek of the University of Sydney and Dr Daniel MacArthur of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Universities reveals patterns of genetic variation worldwide by sequencing the exomes of 60,706 individuals with diverse geographic ancestries, including European, Afr ... more

New mechanism discovered for Alzheimer's risk gene

For decades, scientists have known that people with two copies of a gene called apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) are much more likely to have Alzheimer's disease at age 65 than the rest of the population. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute have identified a connection between ApoE4 and protein ... more

Researchers Watch Catalysts at Work

Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in watching a silver catalyst at work for the first time with the aid of an atomic force microscope. The observations made during an Ullmann reaction have allowed the researchers to calculate the energy turnover and, potentially, to optim ... more

Stay out, stray stem cells

Despite the hubbub about pluripotent stem cells’ potential applications, when it comes time to introduce products into patients, the stem cells are actually impurities that need to be removed. That’s because this type of stem cell is capable of becoming teratomas – tumors — when transplante ... more

Hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors enable cost-effective detection of neutron signals

One of the most critical issues the United States faces today is preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear weapons into its ports. To this end, the U.S. Security and Accountability for Every Port Act mandates that all overseas cargo containers be scanned for possible nuclear materials or ... more

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New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of ... more

Shining a light on damage within polymers

When it comes to even the most advanced materials, the adage "if it does not bend, it breaks" is often true. But before that final snap, most materials experience microscopic damage that could be fixed -- but only if you know it's there. In a study researchers introduce a new technique that ... more

Researchers Watch Catalysts at Work

Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in watching a silver catalyst at work for the first time with the aid of an atomic force microscope. The observations made during an Ullmann reaction have allowed the researchers to calculate the energy turnover and, potentially, to optim ... more

Hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors enable cost-effective detection of neutron signals

One of the most critical issues the United States faces today is preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear weapons into its ports. To this end, the U.S. Security and Accountability for Every Port Act mandates that all overseas cargo containers be scanned for possible nuclear materials or ... more

'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have found that the two-dimensional form of carbon, known as graphene, might be the ideal material for manufacturing plasmonic devices capable of detecting explosive materials, toxic chemicals, and other organic compounds ... more

Seeing the invisible

Visible light superlens made from nanobeads

Nanobeads are all around us- and are, some might argue, used too frequently in everything from sun-screen to white paint, but a new ground-breaking application is revealing hidden worlds. A paper provides proof of a new concept, using new solid 3D superlenses to break through the scale of t ... more

Watching Molecular Machines at Work

An international team of scientists from Austria, Germany and the US has combined newly developed techniques in electron microscopy and protein assembly to elucidate how cells regulate one of the most important steps in cell division. When one cell divides into two - that is how all forms o ... more

Scientists count microscopic particles without microscope

Scientists from Russia and Australia have put forward a simple new way of counting microscopic particles in optical materials by means of a laser. A light beam passing through such a material splits and forms a characteristic pattern consisting of numerous bright spots on a projection scree ... more

New X-Ray microscopy technique images nanoscale workings of rechargeable batteries

Method developed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source could help researchers improve battery performance

There's a new tool in the push to engineer rechargeable batteries that last longer and charge more quickly. An X-ray microscopy technique recently developed at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has given scientists the ability to image nanoscale ... more

Detailed structure of cell’s garbage disposal unit reveals surprise in how it is targeted by cancer drugs

Every atom counts

Malignant cancer cells not only proliferate faster than most healthy cells in our bodies. They also generate more “junk”, such as faulty and damaged proteins. This makes cancer cells inherently more dependent on the most important cellular garbage disposal unit, the proteasome, which degrad ... more

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New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of ... more

A new way to display the 3-D structure of molecules

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a sort of nanoscale display case that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples. Their work could help to reveal new structural d ... more

Shining a light on damage within polymers

When it comes to even the most advanced materials, the adage "if it does not bend, it breaks" is often true. But before that final snap, most materials experience microscopic damage that could be fixed -- but only if you know it's there. In a study researchers introduce a new technique that ... more

Researchers Watch Catalysts at Work

Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in watching a silver catalyst at work for the first time with the aid of an atomic force microscope. The observations made during an Ullmann reaction have allowed the researchers to calculate the energy turnover and, potentially, to optim ... more

Hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors enable cost-effective detection of neutron signals

One of the most critical issues the United States faces today is preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear weapons into its ports. To this end, the U.S. Security and Accountability for Every Port Act mandates that all overseas cargo containers be scanned for possible nuclear materials or ... more

'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have found that the two-dimensional form of carbon, known as graphene, might be the ideal material for manufacturing plasmonic devices capable of detecting explosive materials, toxic chemicals, and other organic compounds ... more

Seeing the invisible

Visible light superlens made from nanobeads

Nanobeads are all around us- and are, some might argue, used too frequently in everything from sun-screen to white paint, but a new ground-breaking application is revealing hidden worlds. A paper provides proof of a new concept, using new solid 3D superlenses to break through the scale of t ... more

New X-Ray microscopy technique images nanoscale workings of rechargeable batteries

Method developed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source could help researchers improve battery performance

There's a new tool in the push to engineer rechargeable batteries that last longer and charge more quickly. An X-ray microscopy technique recently developed at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has given scientists the ability to image nanoscale ... more

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale

Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures. In trying to measure the plasmonic properties of gold nanowires, the Rice lab of condensed matter physicist Douglas Natelson d ... more

Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene

A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State. In this case, doping refers to introducing nitrogen atoms into the carbon structure of graphene. This ... 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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A new way to display the 3-D structure of molecules

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a sort of nanoscale display case that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples. Their work could help to reveal new structural d ... more

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale

Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures. In trying to measure the plasmonic properties of gold nanowires, the Rice lab of condensed matter physicist Douglas Natelson d ... more

Company take-over of Slamed ING GmbH by Ratiolab GmbH

Company Ratiolab GmbH has taken over Slamed ING GmbH with effect on 05th July 2016. Ratiolab GmbH will continue the existing business activities without any change. In 1987 Slamed ING GmbH was founded in the city of Frankfurt, Germany by Mr. Eugen Gieldzik. After more than 30 years business ... more

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color

Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines

Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Think hands -- right and left hands are mirror images but if you transplanted a right hand onto a left, you'd be in trouble. Certain molecules are chiral, including DNA an ... more

Laboratory breakthrough may lead to improved X-ray spectrometers

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute's Swiss Light Source in Villigen, Switzerland, have developed a new design for X-ray spectrometers that eschews a commonly utilized component to lowers overall production costs and increase the efficiency of x-ray flux, which may lead to faster acq ... more

Eppendorf AG: Change in Supervisory Board

Klaus Fink resigns as Chairman after five years

At the Annual General Meeting of June 3, 2016, Klaus Fink stepped down from his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eppendorf AG and resigned from the Board. Mr. Fink led and developed the company as Chief Executive Officer for 22 years before becoming Chairman of the Superviso ... 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

Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire FEI Company

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and FEI Company announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved Thermo Fisher’s acquisition of FEI for $107.50 per share in cash. The transaction represents a purchase price of approximately $4.2 billion. FEI designs, manufactures and suppor ... more

Beating the limits of the light microscope, one photon at a time

The world's most advanced light microscopes allow us to see single molecules, proteins, viruses and other very small biological structures. But even the best microscopes have their limits. Colorado State University scientists are pushing the limits of a technique called super-resolution mic ... more

analytica 2016: Record number of exhibitors thanks to 6.5 percent increase

Several world premieres enthrall visitors

During the past four days (May 10 to 13), a total of 1,244 exhibitors from 40 countries presented their product innovations including a number of world premieres to some 35,000 visitors at analytica. There was a considerable increase it the share of exhibitors and visitors from abroad. As a ... more

All news on lab technology

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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Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene

A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State. In this case, doping refers to introducing nitrogen atoms into the carbon structure of graphene. This ... more

Fast, accurate, non-contact, non-destructive

Process monitoring with laser speckle photometry

Since the 1960s speckle patterns are used for the evaluation of quality-relevant material parameters and defects. The laser speckle photometry works without reference beam unlike other speckle-based processes. This allows for a simple and robust construction, which can be easily integrated ... more

Chemists add color to chemical reactions

Chemists have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions.

Members of the Maye Research Group in the Department of Chemistry have designed a nanomaterial that changes color when it interacts with ions and other small molecules during a chemical reaction. Their discovery enables researchers to monitor reactions qualitatively with the naked eye and q ... more

High-energy X-rays give industry affordable way to optimize cast iron

Cast iron can be modified through the manufacturing process to optimize its mechanical and physical properties, such as strength and durability. But the manufacturing process is as much art as science, producing good results yet not capturing cast iron's full potential. Controversy still ex ... more

Laser process simulation available as app for first time

In laser material processing, the simulation of processes has made great strides over the past few years. Today, the software can predict relatively well what will happen on the workpiece. Unfortunately, it is also highly complex and requires a lot of computing time. Thanks to clever simpli ... more

Shallow fracking raises questions for water, new Stanford research shows

The United States now produces about as much crude oil as Saudi Arabia does, and enough natural gas to export in large quantities. That's thanks to hydraulic fracturing, a mining practice that involves a rock-cracking pressurized mix of water, sand and chemicals.Ongoing research by Stanford ... more

The knowledge network for laboratories and processes

www.q-more.com – the new dimension of knowledge

The new q&more "www.q-more.com" portal offers more than mere specialized information. Based on the international "q&more" scientific journal, the innovative platform provides knowledge in a lively and inspiring manner as well as creating fascinating communication experiences. Up-to-date kno ... more

Successful year for Sartorius

Consolidated sales revenue climbs 7.7% to 887.3 million euros

According to preliminary figures for 2013, the Sartorius Group grew dynamically again in 2013 and further increased its profitability. The company fully achieved its financial targets. For the current fiscal year, Sartorius expects positive business development as well. "Fiscal 2013 was a s ... more

Fighting cervical cancer

Eckert & Ziegler wins World Bank tender to provide equipment for cancer clinics in Bangladesh

Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik has won a tender in Bangladesh through its subsidiary Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG to equip Bangladeshi cancer clinics with modern cancer irradiation equipment. The devices from the MultiSource® series worth €3.1 million will provide clinics with a fu ... more

Eckert & Ziegler among the top 10 German SMEs

Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG has been named one of the ten most successful German SMEs for the second time in a row. The annual nationwide study of companies across all sectors, which is conducted by the Munich Strategy Group (MSG), analyzes companies that have secured a ... more

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    BioTek Instruments Receives Vermont Business Growth Award for Technology

    BioTek Instruments will be recognized as a 2016 Vermont Business Growth Award winner in the Technology category at a ceremony to be held September 12, 2016 at the Hilton Burlington hotel, in Burlington, Vermont. This annual award, formerly known as the 5x5x5 Growth Award, is sponsored by Ve ... more

    KRÜSS opens own subsidiaries in China

    Launch of sites in Shanghai and Beijing

    Since July 1, 2016, KRÜSS GmbH has its own representation in the People’s Republic of China. With first branches in Shanghai and Beijing, the instrument manufacturer for interfacial chemistry has launched its own subsidiaries at these two economically important locations. The company based ... more

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    CHEMIE.DE pledges "expert coaching" to winners of the competition "Science4Life Venture Cup 2016"

    There was more than one reason to celebrate for the Oculyze team, one of the winners of the competition "Science4Life Venture Cup 2016", on the evening of July 11. At the headquarters of the venerable Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt, the awards were presented for the best business plans in ... 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

    Merck and Biocartis to Collaborate

    Merck announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Biocartis for the development and commercialization of a new liquid biopsy RAS biomarker test for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The test will be developed on Biocartis’ innovative, fully automated molecul ... more

    Cooperation between BlueSens and EXPUTEC

    BlueSens gas sensor GmbH and EXPUTEC GmbH cooperate in the future in the field of bioprocess analytics. From the beginning of 2016, the combined CO2/O2 gas analyzer BlueInOne by BlueSens is equipped with the EXPUTEC´s soft sensor for biomass. "As a result of this cooperation BlueSens´ BlueV ... more

    Merck and Pfizer Collaborate with Dako

    Development of Companion Diagnostic for Investigational anti-PD-L1 Antibody, Avelumab

    As part of the global strategic alliance between Merck and Pfizer to jointly develop and commercialize avelumab, an investigational immune checkpoint inhibitor, the companies have announced that they have a collaboration agreement in place with Dako, an Agilent Technologies company, for the ... more

  • Finances

    Eurofins acquisition of Agro-Analyses

    Reinforcement of food testing in France

    Eurofins Scientific announces the acquisition of Agro-Analyses SAS ("Agro-Analyses"), an analytical service provider supporting the food retail and catering sectors in France. Founded nearly 30 years ago, Agro-Analyses employs 157 staff at its site in Metz, in the northeast of France. The c ... more

    Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire FEI Company

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and FEI Company announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved Thermo Fisher’s acquisition of FEI for $107.50 per share in cash. The transaction represents a purchase price of approximately $4.2 billion. FEI designs, manufactures and suppor ... more

    Sartorius Off to a Dynamic Start in 2016

    Overproportionate increase in earnings

    Sartorius got off to a successful start in fiscal 2016, with double-digit gains in sales revenue and earnings. "We continue to see dynamic growth driven by both divisions and all business regions," commented CEO Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg. "Especially our larger Bioprocess Solutions Division has ... more

  • Laws

    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

    Scienion US Inc. receives ISO 13485 certification

    Scienion US, Inc. announced that its entire portfolio of microarray services is now manufactured under ISO 13485 certification, an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems (QMS). The certification is accredited by TÜV SÜD America Inc. ISO 13485:2003 specifies requi ... more

    Trinean to be awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification

    Trinean announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. The auditing and certification were performed by SGS. The certification of Trinean’s Quality Management System relates to the design, research and development, production and sales of a ... more

  • Manufacturing

    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

    Quick clean-up: New process turns decades into hours for mining-water purification

    Cleaning up the water left over from mining operations can literally take generations - 25 to 50 years on average - leaving billions of gallons of the precious resource locked up and useless. Now, a University of Florida researcher has figured out how to trim that time dramatically - to jus ... more

    Industrial chromatography and reverse osmosis optimize amino acid fermentation process

    Using creativity and unconventional ideas, researchers and engineers at Evonik have achieved a significant breakthrough in the biotechnological production of amino acids based on fermentation. They integrated the separating methods of chromatography and reverse osmosis and an online analyti ... more

  • Market

    Eurofins acquisition of Agro-Analyses

    Reinforcement of food testing in France

    Eurofins Scientific announces the acquisition of Agro-Analyses SAS ("Agro-Analyses"), an analytical service provider supporting the food retail and catering sectors in France. Founded nearly 30 years ago, Agro-Analyses employs 157 staff at its site in Metz, in the northeast of France. The c ... more

    Waters Opens Subsidiaries in Malaysia

    Waters Corporation announced the opening of a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to more effectively supply all Waters products and services to customers directly. “Due to the dynamic development of the analytical instrument business in Malaysia, Waters is delighted to extend our support ... more

    BioTek Instruments Receives 5x5x5 Growth Award for Technology

    BioTek Instruments has been recognized as one of the 5x5x5 Growth Award winners for 2015. This annual award is sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank, and is presented to five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years in five different ... more

  • People

    Eppendorf AG: Change in Supervisory Board

    Klaus Fink resigns as Chairman after five years

    At the Annual General Meeting of June 3, 2016, Klaus Fink stepped down from his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eppendorf AG and resigned from the Board. Mr. Fink led and developed the company as Chief Executive Officer for 22 years before becoming Chairman of the Superviso ... more

    Kavli Prize honors the invention of the first atomic force microscope

    Professor Christoph Gerber of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience together with Professor Gerd Binnig (formerly of IBM Zurich Research Laboratory) and Professor Calvin Quate (Stanford U ... 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

  • Politics

    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

    France Biotech reports a 79% fall in equity investments in French biotech companies in 2008

    Asking the government to implement a stimulus plan for young, innovative companies

    France Biotech has reported a major drop in equity investments in French biotech companies: funding fell by 79% in 2008, relative to 2007 (€143 million in 2008 versus €694 million in 2007). Investment in listed companies collapsed (only €12 million in 2008 - a fall of 98%). Venture capital ... 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

    New blood spot test used internationally in fight against HIV

    Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz have developed a technique that estimates an HIV-negative patient's adherence to drugs prescribed to prevent HIV transmission during sex. The test measures traces of antiretroviral drugs in a spot of dri ... more

    New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

    Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of ... more

    Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color

    New research links specific inherited genetic differences (alterations) to an increased risk for eye (uveal) melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. Roughly 2,500 people are diagnosed with uveal melanoma in the United States annually. Previ ... more

  • Technology

    New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

    Researchers from North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel approach to materials characterization, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of ... more

    A new way to display the 3-D structure of molecules

    Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a sort of nanoscale display case that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples. Their work could help to reveal new structural d ... more

    Shining a light on damage within polymers

    When it comes to even the most advanced materials, the adage "if it does not bend, it breaks" is often true. But before that final snap, most materials experience microscopic damage that could be fixed -- but only if you know it's there. In a study researchers introduce a new technique that ... more

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