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Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

Organoids reveal how a deadly brain cancer grows

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an incredibly deadly brain cancer and presents a serious black box challenge. It's virtually impossible to observe how these tumors operate in their natural environment and animal models don't always provide good answers. But now, Salk Institute researchers ... more

Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of health. Researchers at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) – a joint venture between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and ... more

Sartorius starts off fiscal 2018 successfully

Exchange rate effects dampen profit growth

Sartorius looks back on a successful first quarter 2018. "Both divisions started off the year strongly in line with our expectations and further increased their revenues in the first quarter of 2018 in all regions. On the currency side, however, we faced some headwinds, especially due to th ... more

dynamicBIOSENSORS appoints Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

dynamicBIOSENSORS announces that Dr. Martin Greber has been appointed the company´s new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Effective immediately, Martin will join dynamicBIOSENSORS´ management team and serve as executive officer of the company. In his role of Chief Sales and Marketing Offic ... more

Potential source of gender differences in migraines discovered

Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments. Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more ... more

Through thick and thin

Decades-old fluid question solved

What do paint, dishwasher detergent, ketchup and blood have in common? All are composed of particles suspended in a carrier liquid and flow when stirred or forced, but remain thick or even gel-like at rest. That very useful behavior in complex fluids is called shear thinning: their viscosit ... more

Cancer: Tumor transition states

Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB define for the first time the tumor transition states occurring during cancer progression and identify the tumor cell populations responsible for metastasis. Tumor heterogeneity describes the differences between different cells within a ... more

GLUT5 fluorescent probe fingerprints cancer cells

Determining the presence of cancer, as well as its type and malignancy, is a stressful process for patients that can take up to two weeks to get a diagnosis. With a new bit of technology--a sugar-transporting biosensor--researchers at Michigan Technological University hope to reduce that ti ... more

DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

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Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of health. Researchers at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) – a joint venture between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and ... more

Sartorius starts off fiscal 2018 successfully

Exchange rate effects dampen profit growth

Sartorius looks back on a successful first quarter 2018. "Both divisions started off the year strongly in line with our expectations and further increased their revenues in the first quarter of 2018 in all regions. On the currency side, however, we faced some headwinds, especially due to th ... more

Through thick and thin

Decades-old fluid question solved

What do paint, dishwasher detergent, ketchup and blood have in common? All are composed of particles suspended in a carrier liquid and flow when stirred or forced, but remain thick or even gel-like at rest. That very useful behavior in complex fluids is called shear thinning: their viscosit ... more

DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

Bruker acquires pioneering IR company

Bruker announced that it has acquired Anasys Instruments Corp., a privately held company that develops and manufactures nanoscale infrared spectroscopy and thermal measurement instruments. This acquisition adds to Bruker’s portfolio of Raman and FTIR spectrometers, as well as to its nanosca ... more

Detection of little-known flame retardant in the environment

Chemists at Indiana University have published research findings on their discovery of a new and relatively unknown flame retardant in the environment. Their study is the first to detect the potentially toxic chemical in North America. The chemical, called TTBP-TAX, is part of a new class of ... more

Real-time layer thickness measurement with terahertz

Terahertz is a key technology for non-destructive material testing. Major advantages are examinations without physical contact and the analysis of complex systems with a low contrast range, in which established methods like ultrasonic usually fail. The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HH ... more

Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene

A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces measured in the graphene’s two-dimensional carbon lattice, they were able to identify boron ... more

New CEO at Specim Spectral Imaging

Specim is delighted to announce that Mr. Tapio Kallonen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective as of April 18th, 2018. He succeeds Dr. Georg Meissner, who has requested to leave his position after having led Specim successfully for over 4 years. Tapio Kallonen w ... more

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Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

Through thick and thin

Decades-old fluid question solved

What do paint, dishwasher detergent, ketchup and blood have in common? All are composed of particles suspended in a carrier liquid and flow when stirred or forced, but remain thick or even gel-like at rest. That very useful behavior in complex fluids is called shear thinning: their viscosit ... more

Is it time to abandon the Nobel Prize?

Provocative comment emphasis collaboration over few-person discoveries

In a commentary piece authors Clare Fiala and Eleftherios P. Diamandis spawned a debate now further nourished by recent disclosures. Fiala and Diamandis argue that it is time to abandon the Nobel Prize in favor of alternative recognitions which encompass the collaborative nature of modern s ... more

Detection of little-known flame retardant in the environment

Chemists at Indiana University have published research findings on their discovery of a new and relatively unknown flame retardant in the environment. Their study is the first to detect the potentially toxic chemical in North America. The chemical, called TTBP-TAX, is part of a new class of ... more

Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene

A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces measured in the graphene’s two-dimensional carbon lattice, they were able to identify boron ... more

New CEO at Specim Spectral Imaging

Specim is delighted to announce that Mr. Tapio Kallonen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective as of April 18th, 2018. He succeeds Dr. Georg Meissner, who has requested to leave his position after having led Specim successfully for over 4 years. Tapio Kallonen w ... more

analytica closes with record-breaking visitor attendance

Most international analytica in history

The 26th analytica met with overwhelming interest. In the past four days, some 35,800 visitors from all over the world came to the competitive exhibition of the industry on the Munich fairgrounds. They all wanted to know: Where is the laboratory industry heading? At the leading internationa ... more

Eurofins aquires food and water testing activities business of Protec Group

Eurofins Scientific announces that it has successfully closed the transaction to acquire Protec Group’s water and food testing businesses in France (“Protec Bio-testing”). This acquisition comprises two laboratories with a total surface area over 1,500 m2. One laboratory is mainly focused o ... more

Twisting laser light offers the chance to probe the nano-scale

New method to sensitively measure the structure of molecules

A new method to sensitively measure the structure of molecules has been demonstrated by twisting laser light and aiming it at miniscule gold gratings to separate out wavelengths. The technique could potentially be used to probe the structure and purity of molecules in pharmaceuticals, agroc ... more

Michael Schreiber becomes second Managing Director of LUMITOS

The internationally experienced marketing executive joins LUMITOS from Mettler-Toledo

As of 1 April, Michael Schreiber co-heads the Berlin-based company LUMITOS. The marketing expert with a natural science PhD joins Stefan Knecht as a second Managing Director of Europe's market-leading provider of B2B portals in the chemical, life science, lab equipment, pharmaceutical, anal ... more

All news on chemistry

What the Smell Can Tell

The degradation status of modern polymeric museum artifacts can be classified by their smell

Breath analysis in disease diagnostics is a promising research field, and the advances in instrumentation allows the accurate detection of metabolites. But not only the health status of patients, but also the preservation status of museum artifacts could be monitored. Heritage science resea ... more

Precisely controlling plastic particles

Physicists find unusual colloids

Physicists at the University of Bayreuth have discovered plastic particles that enable the movements of individual particles to be observed without interruption and to be precisely controlled. New microchips which are only a few tenths of a millimetre in size and which are capable of provid ... more

Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals

The project report shows a relatively high number of products on the European market containing chemicals that are restricted under REACH. Inspectors in 27 European countries checked 1 009 mixtures, 4 599 articles and 17 substances. Overall, out of 5 625 targeted product checks, 18 % did no ... more

Waters and Malvern Panalytical collaborate to improve polymer characterization

Waters Corporation announced that it entered into a co-marketing agreement with Malvern Panalytical to advance the analysis of polymers. By pairing the Waters ® ACQUITY ® Advanced Polymer Chromatography ® (APC ™ ) System with Malvern Panalytical’s OMNISEC ® REVEAL , R&D scientists can acces ... more

Naked molecules dancing in liquid become visible

Visualizing polymers moving inside tiny graphene pockets

Moving, vibrating and leaping molecules make up our world. However, capturing their movement is not an easy task. IBS scientists at the Center for Soft and Living Matter, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), were able to see the movement of molecules stored inside a graphene pocket ... more

The circular economy – resource-efficient and digital

Can the digital transformation pave the way for resource-efficient materials cycles?

As yet, only around 14 per cent of the raw materials used in German industry are derived from recycling processes. But how can this proportion be increased and waste disposed of in a way that is safer and more environmentally friendly? A study by the German Federal Environment Ministry take ... more

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites

Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, ... more

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

All news on plastics

Sartorius starts off fiscal 2018 successfully

Exchange rate effects dampen profit growth

Sartorius looks back on a successful first quarter 2018. "Both divisions started off the year strongly in line with our expectations and further increased their revenues in the first quarter of 2018 in all regions. On the currency side, however, we faced some headwinds, especially due to th ... more

DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

Bruker acquires pioneering IR company

Bruker announced that it has acquired Anasys Instruments Corp., a privately held company that develops and manufactures nanoscale infrared spectroscopy and thermal measurement instruments. This acquisition adds to Bruker’s portfolio of Raman and FTIR spectrometers, as well as to its nanosca ... more

analytica closes with record-breaking visitor attendance

Most international analytica in history

The 26th analytica met with overwhelming interest. In the past four days, some 35,800 visitors from all over the world came to the competitive exhibition of the industry on the Munich fairgrounds. They all wanted to know: Where is the laboratory industry heading? At the leading internationa ... more

Sensitive new assay detects hepatitis B infection in single liver cells and serum

Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) can progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A study describes a new HBV assay that offers advantages over currently used methods because it has the capability to detect closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in serum, single cells, and preserved tissu ... more

Michael Schreiber becomes second Managing Director of LUMITOS

The internationally experienced marketing executive joins LUMITOS from Mettler-Toledo

As of 1 April, Michael Schreiber co-heads the Berlin-based company LUMITOS. The marketing expert with a natural science PhD joins Stefan Knecht as a second Managing Director of Europe's market-leading provider of B2B portals in the chemical, life science, lab equipment, pharmaceutical, anal ... more

Drug or duplicate?

Quantum cascade lasers can reliably detect a substance‘s »fingerprint«

Imagine holding two different medications in your hands, one being the original, the other one being a counterfeit. Both appear exactly the same. Is there any way for you to distinguish them? The answer is: yes. Our quantum cascade laser (QCL) has the ability to identify substances in a spl ... more

Trends in Analytics: Digitization, detecting novel pollutants and more

analytica 2018

From material testing to environmental monitoring: At the analytica, companies and research institutions from all over the world present their latest developments. A glance at the key aspects of the international leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology shows ... more

Agilent Technologies to acquire Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc.

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI), a provider of capillary electrophoresis-based (CE) solutions for fully-automated analysis of a range of molecules for $250 million in cash. ... more

New approach to measuring stickiness could aid micro-device design

Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), devices with microscopic moving parts. At the scale of bridges or buildings, the most im ... more

All news on lab technology

Real-time layer thickness measurement with terahertz

Terahertz is a key technology for non-destructive material testing. Major advantages are examinations without physical contact and the analysis of complex systems with a low contrast range, in which established methods like ultrasonic usually fail. The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HH ... more

New alliance between machine building and IT for Industrie 4.0

World market leaders combine strengths in ADAMOS

Through the joint venture ADAMOS (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG and ZEISS as well as ASM PT are establishing a strategic alliance for the future topics of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Germany’s first alliance of well-known ... more

Smart tomographic sensors control industrial processes of tomorrow

HZDR coordinates European Doctoral Training Network TOMOCON

Modern parallel computer architectures are capable of processing huge amounts of data at high speed. This allows for the increasing use of imaging techniques as sensors to control machines and process plants. In the new European collaborative project TOMOCON twelve research institutions and ... more

LAUDA appoints Dr. Ralf Hermann as the new General Manager Constant temperature equipment

Dr. Ralf Hermann started work as the new General Manager Constant temperature equipment on June 1, 2017 at LAUDA. With his extensive experience and comprehensive specialized knowledge gained from many years in a managerial capacity at Eppendorf AG, as well as his PhD in biology, he will con ... more

CTO Dr. Attila Bilgic new member of the KROHNE Group Management

Effective January 1st, 2017, the Advisory Board of the KROHNE Group has appointed Dr.-Ing. Attila Bilgic Managing Director of Ludwig KROHNE GmbH & Co KG. He assumes global responsibility for research and development and extends the managing board of the KROHNE Group alongside Michael Radema ... more

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

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Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

Atomistic Insights into Electrocatalysis

Electrocatalysts are important for many industrial processes as they enhance the conversion of electrical energy into chemical energy and thus help to store excessive electrical energy generated by renewable energy resources. Hydrogen is expected to be crucial for the storage of chemical en ... more

Revolutionizing cancer research with diamonds

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being revolutionized: With the nanodiamond the tumor tissue can be detected sooner and distinguished better from the healthy surrounding tissue. Aiming at an improvement of the MRI procedure in the joint project »DiaPol« Fraunhofer IAF cooperates with the ... more

Toilet paper sensors

Tissue paper sensors show promise for health care, entertainment, robotics

University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, enterta ... more

A super resolution view of chemical reactions

Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have demonstrated, using a super resolution microscopic technique, how to follow chemical reactions taking place in very small volumes. The method of analysis developed by the Warsaw physicists in collabo ... more

Anton Paar acquires Quantachrome Instruments

Quantachrome and Anton Paar finished the purchasing process on February 9 at the Quantachrome headquarters in Boynton Beach, Florida. The companies agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Under the umbrella of the Anton Paar Group, the company will continue operations in Boynton Beach. G ... more

A new way of generating ultra-short bursts of light

Although critical for varied applications, such as cutting and welding, surgery and transmitting bits through optical fiber, lasers have some limitations - namely, they only produce light in limited wavelength ranges. Now, researchers from the Ginzton Lab at Stanford University have modifie ... more

Challenging counterfeit products with rare earths

New marking technique could halt product piracy

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed the world's most secure marking system for combatting pirated goods including pirated pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, designer merchandise and artwork. The system could be on the market in a year and because the markings are random, it ... more

Micro-spectrometer opens door to a wealth of new smartphone functions

Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone. The little sensor developed at TU Eindhoven is just as ... more

ZEISS acquires majority stake in Italian x-ray provider

ZEISS (Germany) and BOSELLO HIGH TECHNOLOGY (BOSELLO) (Italy) have announced that the ZEISS Group will acquire a majority stake in the provider of industrial X-ray solutions.For ZEISS, BOSELLO’s tailor-made solutions are a further step in the process of evolving into a one-stop provider of ... more

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  • Business

    Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

    ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

    dynamicBIOSENSORS appoints Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

    dynamicBIOSENSORS announces that Dr. Martin Greber has been appointed the company´s new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Effective immediately, Martin will join dynamicBIOSENSORS´ management team and serve as executive officer of the company. In his role of Chief Sales and Marketing Offic ... more

    DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

    DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

  • Career

    Michael Schreiber becomes second Managing Director of LUMITOS

    The internationally experienced marketing executive joins LUMITOS from Mettler-Toledo

    As of 1 April, Michael Schreiber co-heads the Berlin-based company LUMITOS. The marketing expert with a natural science PhD joins Stefan Knecht as a second Managing Director of Europe's market-leading provider of B2B portals in the chemical, life science, lab equipment, pharmaceutical, anal ... more

    Tracking Down Genetic Influences on Brain Disorders

    New findings will help to identify the genetic causes of brain disorders: researchers at the Universities of Basel, Bonn and Cologne have presented a systematic catalog of specific variable locations in the genome that influence gene activity in the human hippocampus. Individual differences ... more

    To be or not to be an academic: the question for all postdocs

    Becoming a full time academic at a research university is not an easy road.

    Becoming a full time academic at a research university is a dream for many young scientists, but it's not an easy road. For the past eight years, Dr Liz Elvidge has been helping postdoctoral researchers achieve this goal − but also advising them about a variety of different career paths and ... more

  • Cooperation

    DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

    DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

    Is it time to abandon the Nobel Prize?

    Provocative comment emphasis collaboration over few-person discoveries

    In a commentary piece authors Clare Fiala and Eleftherios P. Diamandis spawned a debate now further nourished by recent disclosures. Fiala and Diamandis argue that it is time to abandon the Nobel Prize in favor of alternative recognitions which encompass the collaborative nature of modern s ... more

    Waters and Malvern Panalytical collaborate to improve polymer characterization

    Waters Corporation announced that it entered into a co-marketing agreement with Malvern Panalytical to advance the analysis of polymers. By pairing the Waters ® ACQUITY ® Advanced Polymer Chromatography ® (APC ™ ) System with Malvern Panalytical’s OMNISEC ® REVEAL , R&D scientists can acces ... more

  • Finances

    Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

    ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

    Sartorius starts off fiscal 2018 successfully

    Exchange rate effects dampen profit growth

    Sartorius looks back on a successful first quarter 2018. "Both divisions started off the year strongly in line with our expectations and further increased their revenues in the first quarter of 2018 in all regions. On the currency side, however, we faced some headwinds, especially due to th ... more

    Bruker acquires pioneering IR company

    Bruker announced that it has acquired Anasys Instruments Corp., a privately held company that develops and manufactures nanoscale infrared spectroscopy and thermal measurement instruments. This acquisition adds to Bruker’s portfolio of Raman and FTIR spectrometers, as well as to its nanosca ... more

  • Laws

    Carl Zeiss Meditec AG wins patent infringement action on trifocal intraocular lens

    The patent protects a special aphakic intraocular lens (IOL), with which light can be focused on three focal points (near, intermediate and distance vision). The patented trifocal lens reduces the impact of pupil shrinkage and lens eccentricity. VSY Biotechnology BV and its exclusive suppli ... 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

    Molecular devices wins patent case in Europe

    Molecular Devices, LLC announced that its European Patent No. 1802752 titled “Parallel Patch Clamp System” was upheld by the European Patent Office in its original form, following a recent Opposition Proceeding.    Molecular Devices’ patent went through Opposition Proceedings before the Opp ... more

  • Manufacturing

    Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

    Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals

    The project report shows a relatively high number of products on the European market containing chemicals that are restricted under REACH. Inspectors in 27 European countries checked 1 009 mixtures, 4 599 articles and 17 substances. Overall, out of 5 625 targeted product checks, 18 % did no ... more

    Challenging counterfeit products with rare earths

    New marking technique could halt product piracy

    Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed the world's most secure marking system for combatting pirated goods including pirated pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, designer merchandise and artwork. The system could be on the market in a year and because the markings are random, it ... more

    Eurofins opens new faciltiy in Livingston

    Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), a world leader in bioanalytical testing, has today opened a new pharmaceutical chemistry, microbiology and water microbiology facility in Livingston, Scotland, following a £4 million investment. A plaque marking the opening of the laboratories at Brucefield In ... more

  • Market

    DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

    DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

    Eurofins acquires Food Analytica Group

    Enters the Hungarian market for food and feed testing

    Eurofins Scientific, the global leader in food testing services, announces the acquisition of Food Analytica, a leading group of food testing laboratories in Hungary. As one of the most modern microbiology laboratories in Central and Eastern Europe, Food Analytica offers to more than 400 cl ... more

    Metrohm acquires raman system manufacturer

    Photonic Solutions (IPS) from Monmouth Junction in New Jersey, USA, are pleased to announce the acquisition of IPS by Metrohm AG. The acquisition of IPS contributes to the strategic growth of Metrohm enhancing the company’s capabilities to further develop its portfolio of handheld Raman sys ... more

  • People

    dynamicBIOSENSORS appoints Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

    dynamicBIOSENSORS announces that Dr. Martin Greber has been appointed the company´s new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Effective immediately, Martin will join dynamicBIOSENSORS´ management team and serve as executive officer of the company. In his role of Chief Sales and Marketing Offic ... more

    Is it time to abandon the Nobel Prize?

    Provocative comment emphasis collaboration over few-person discoveries

    In a commentary piece authors Clare Fiala and Eleftherios P. Diamandis spawned a debate now further nourished by recent disclosures. Fiala and Diamandis argue that it is time to abandon the Nobel Prize in favor of alternative recognitions which encompass the collaborative nature of modern s ... more

    New CEO at Specim Spectral Imaging

    Specim is delighted to announce that Mr. Tapio Kallonen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective as of April 18th, 2018. He succeeds Dr. Georg Meissner, who has requested to leave his position after having led Specim successfully for over 4 years. Tapio Kallonen w ... 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

    Don't Give the Slightest Chance to Toxic Elements in Medicinal Products

    New high-accuracy reference solutions for the SI-traceable measurement

    Lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic do not belong in medicinal products. International requirements for the quality of medicines have therefore become more stringent and introduced new control requirements. Hence, it makes sense to use high-accuracy reference solutions with defined contents ... more

    Drug or duplicate?

    Quantum cascade lasers can reliably detect a substance‘s »fingerprint«

    Imagine holding two different medications in your hands, one being the original, the other one being a counterfeit. Both appear exactly the same. Is there any way for you to distinguish them? The answer is: yes. Our quantum cascade laser (QCL) has the ability to identify substances in a spl ... more

    Oxford Nanopore raises 140M € from international investors

    Funding used for production capacity and commercialization of novel products

    Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd has raised £100M ($140M) in new investment. Funds were raised from global investors including GIC (Singapore), China Construction Bank International (CCBI, China), Hostplus (Australia), and existing investors. The funds will be used to support the Company’s ... more

  • Research

    Organoids reveal how a deadly brain cancer grows

    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an incredibly deadly brain cancer and presents a serious black box challenge. It's virtually impossible to observe how these tumors operate in their natural environment and animal models don't always provide good answers. But now, Salk Institute researchers ... more

    Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

    Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of health. Researchers at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) – a joint venture between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and ... more

    Potential source of gender differences in migraines discovered

    Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments. Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more ... more

  • Technology

    Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

    ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

    Organoids reveal how a deadly brain cancer grows

    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an incredibly deadly brain cancer and presents a serious black box challenge. It's virtually impossible to observe how these tumors operate in their natural environment and animal models don't always provide good answers. But now, Salk Institute researchers ... more

    Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

    Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of health. Researchers at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) – a joint venture between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and ... more

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