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Using barcodes to trace cell development

Method will facilitate whole new insights into the development of various tissues as well as cancer

There are various concepts about how blood cells develop. However, they are based almost exclusively on experiments that solely reflect snapshots. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg now present a novel technique that captures the process in a dynamic way. Using ... more

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Chewing gum to screen for oral inflammation

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant. This is caused by bacteria destroying the soft tissue and the bone around the implant in the worst case. In future, patients ... more

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors

Fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves

With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. These gold nanoclusters are chemically protected b ... more

Cancer detection with sugar molecules

Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner. Galectins are a family of proteins that have become ... more

Eppendorf grows faster than the market

During the first half of 2017, the Eppendorf Group achieved group sales of €327.9 million (prior-year period: €305.5 million). At 7.3% (6.6% when adjusted for currency effects), growth in sales lay above average market growth in the life science industry. Income from operations (EBIT) climb ... more

analytica China 2018: Bigger and new layout

Asia’s leading trade show for analysis, lab technology and biotechnology, analytica China, will open again at Hall E1 to E4, Shanghai New International Expo Center from October 31 to November 2, 2018. The exhibition is a spin-off of analytica in Germany—the leading international fair for la ... more

Researchers discover new genetic mutation that causes male infertility

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel have discovered a new genetic mutation that prevents sperm production. Five percent of men suffer from infertility and approximately one percent suffer from azoospermia, which is a c ... more

High resolution without particle accelerator

Physicists are first to achieve optical coherence tomography with XUV radiation at laboratory scale

A visit to the optometrist often involves optical coherence tomography. This imaging process uses infrared radiation to penetrate the layers of the retina and examine it more closely in three dimensions, without having to touch the eye at all. This allows eye specialists to diagnose disease ... more

New biomarker found for group of rare metabolic diseases

A newly discovered biomarker associated with a rare metabolic disorder may facilitate better diagnosis and identification of new drugs for clinical trials for the disease, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Development of treatment ... more

Record for fastest light pulse set

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012: a 67-attosecond extreme ultraviolet light pulse that was the fastest at the tim ... more

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analytica China 2018: Bigger and new layout

Asia’s leading trade show for analysis, lab technology and biotechnology, analytica China, will open again at Hall E1 to E4, Shanghai New International Expo Center from October 31 to November 2, 2018. The exhibition is a spin-off of analytica in Germany—the leading international fair for la ... more

High resolution without particle accelerator

Physicists are first to achieve optical coherence tomography with XUV radiation at laboratory scale

A visit to the optometrist often involves optical coherence tomography. This imaging process uses infrared radiation to penetrate the layers of the retina and examine it more closely in three dimensions, without having to touch the eye at all. This allows eye specialists to diagnose disease ... more

Record for fastest light pulse set

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012: a 67-attosecond extreme ultraviolet light pulse that was the fastest at the tim ... more

First observation of the hyperfine splitting in antihydrogen

Swansea University scientists working at CERN have again made a landmark finding, taking them one step closer to answering the question of why matter exists and illuminating the mysteries of the Big Bang and the birth of the Universe. The physicists from the University's College of Science, ... more

Watching 'artificial atoms' assemble into perfect lattices

Scientists see numerous uses

Some of the world's tiniest crystals are known as "artificial atoms" because they can organize themselves into structures that look like molecules, including "superlattices" that are potential building blocks for novel materials. Now scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National ... more

Cheap and simple detection of neurotoxic chemicals

There is a limited amount of data on the global health impacts of pesticides, but many injuries and deaths worldwide can be attributed to their misuse. Pesticide contamination of food and water sources is a very serious problem, particularly in third world countries. The detection of these ... more

A hybrid material to spot organic contaminants in the atmosphere

The development of hybrid materials is an emerging field in materials science. As the researcher explained, the interest in these materials stems from "the success in combining that stability of inorganic components with the versatility of organic components. Blending them causes the proper ... more

ZEISS Opts for Continuity: CEO Kaschke confirmed until 2020

Executive Board Members Monz and Metz will also continue

The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG has decided to continue the appointment of Dr. Michael Kaschke as President & CEO until 30 June 2020. Kaschke joined the ZEISS Group 25 years ago and has served on the Executive Board since 2000. He has been President & CEO of Carl Zeiss AG since 2011. ... more

Name that Scotch

Colorimetric recognition of aldehydes and ketones

Vodka tastes different from brandy, and connoisseurs can distinguish among different brands of whiskeys. The flavors of spirits result from a complex bouquet of volatile compounds. New colorimetric sensor arrays on disposable test-strips read by hand-held devices allow for their rapid, inex ... more

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

With the introduction of CBETA, the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than 50 years a ... more

All news on analytics

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors

Fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves

With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. These gold nanoclusters are chemically protected b ... more

Record for fastest light pulse set

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012: a 67-attosecond extreme ultraviolet light pulse that was the fastest at the tim ... more

First observation of the hyperfine splitting in antihydrogen

Swansea University scientists working at CERN have again made a landmark finding, taking them one step closer to answering the question of why matter exists and illuminating the mysteries of the Big Bang and the birth of the Universe. The physicists from the University's College of Science, ... more

Watching 'artificial atoms' assemble into perfect lattices

Scientists see numerous uses

Some of the world's tiniest crystals are known as "artificial atoms" because they can organize themselves into structures that look like molecules, including "superlattices" that are potential building blocks for novel materials. Now scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National ... more

Cheap and simple detection of neurotoxic chemicals

There is a limited amount of data on the global health impacts of pesticides, but many injuries and deaths worldwide can be attributed to their misuse. Pesticide contamination of food and water sources is a very serious problem, particularly in third world countries. The detection of these ... more

A patent-free playground

Researchers and industrial companies collaborate to create a new Open Science platform

Along with a number of leading Danish industrial companies, Aarhus University has opted out of the patent rat race in a new collaboration on industrially relevant basic research. Researchers and companies from all over Denmark publish all their results and data on the innovative Open Scienc ... more

A hybrid material to spot organic contaminants in the atmosphere

The development of hybrid materials is an emerging field in materials science. As the researcher explained, the interest in these materials stems from "the success in combining that stability of inorganic components with the versatility of organic components. Blending them causes the proper ... more

High-speed FM-AFM and simulation reveal atomistic dissolution processes of calcite in water

Calcite is one of the most abundant components of the Earth crust, the outer-most layer of the Earth, constituting as the largest carbon reservoir in the global carbon cycle in nature. Thus, large-scale dissolution of calcite would give an enormous impact on the weather, geography, aquatic ... more

Seeing more with PET scans

New chemistry for medical imaging

Researchers have found a surprisingly versatile workaround to create chemical compounds that could prove useful for medical imaging and drug development. The chemical mechanism, discovered by scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and U ... more

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

With the introduction of CBETA, the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than 50 years a ... more

All news on chemistry

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

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

All news on plastics

Eppendorf grows faster than the market

During the first half of 2017, the Eppendorf Group achieved group sales of €327.9 million (prior-year period: €305.5 million). At 7.3% (6.6% when adjusted for currency effects), growth in sales lay above average market growth in the life science industry. Income from operations (EBIT) climb ... more

analytica China 2018: Bigger and new layout

Asia’s leading trade show for analysis, lab technology and biotechnology, analytica China, will open again at Hall E1 to E4, Shanghai New International Expo Center from October 31 to November 2, 2018. The exhibition is a spin-off of analytica in Germany—the leading international fair for la ... more

Record for fastest light pulse set

A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012: a 67-attosecond extreme ultraviolet light pulse that was the fastest at the tim ... more

New 3-D imaging reveals how human cell nucleus organizes DNA and chromatin of its genome

Sixty-four years ago, James Watson and Francis Crick described the now-iconic double helix structure of DNA. A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies describe development and application of new electron ... more

ZEISS Opts for Continuity: CEO Kaschke confirmed until 2020

Executive Board Members Monz and Metz will also continue

The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG has decided to continue the appointment of Dr. Michael Kaschke as President & CEO until 30 June 2020. Kaschke joined the ZEISS Group 25 years ago and has served on the Executive Board since 2000. He has been President & CEO of Carl Zeiss AG since 2011. ... more

Thin photodetector could increase performance without adding bulk

Enabling optoelectronics advances

In today's increasingly powerful electronics, tiny materials are a must as manufacturers seek to increase performance without adding bulk. Smaller also is better for optoelectronic devices -- like camera sensors or solar cells -- which collect light and convert it to electrical energy. Thin ... more

Agilent Technologies acquires raman spectroscopy innovator

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired Oxfordshire, U.K.-based Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of highly differentiated Raman spectroscopic instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, applied markets and public safety. Cobalt’s innovative suite of benchtop and handheld/porta ... more

Analytik Jena Sells AJ Blomesystem

Effective July 1, 2017, Analytik Jena AG is selling all of its shares in AJ Blomesystem GmbH to the GUS Group. The sale of the previously wholly owned subsidiary and provider of comprehensive laboratory software management and information systems (LIMS) results from the strategic orientatio ... more

2017 WITec Paper Award for Outstanding Scientific Publications

From nearly 60 submissions for the 2017 WITec Paper Award, our jury selected the three best publications. They were written by scientists from Ireland, Portugal and Germany who used WITec correlative confocal Raman microscopes to study transition metal dichalcogenides, textile fibers and ce ... more

Three shows, one date

analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and PHARMA Pro & Pack Expo to collocate

Messe Muenchen India and Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) has entered into a collaboration agreement to collocate analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and PHARMA Pro & Pack Expo in 2017. All three trade fairs will take place simultaneously from September 21–23, 20 ... more

All news on lab technology

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

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

All news on mc

A hybrid material to spot organic contaminants in the atmosphere

The development of hybrid materials is an emerging field in materials science. As the researcher explained, the interest in these materials stems from "the success in combining that stability of inorganic components with the versatility of organic components. Blending them causes the proper ... more

High-speed FM-AFM and simulation reveal atomistic dissolution processes of calcite in water

Calcite is one of the most abundant components of the Earth crust, the outer-most layer of the Earth, constituting as the largest carbon reservoir in the global carbon cycle in nature. Thus, large-scale dissolution of calcite would give an enormous impact on the weather, geography, aquatic ... more

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

With the introduction of CBETA, the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than 50 years a ... more

3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinement

EPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton - a m ... more

Illuminating the field of microscopy with nanoparticle 'buckyswitch'

Visualizing biological cells under a microscope was just made clearer, thanks to research conducted by graduate student Yifei Jiang and principal investigator Jason McNeill of Clemson University's department of chemistry. With the help of Rhonda Powell and Terri Bruce of Clemson's Light Ima ... more

Scanning the surface of lithium titanate

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University and the University of Tokyo have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: lithium titanate (LiTi2O4). LiTi2O4 is the only known example of a so-called spinel oxide su ... more

Seeing the colored light

Bee brains open way for better cameras

New research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots. Identifying colour in complex outdoor environments is extremely difficult because the colour of light is continuously changing. Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, ... more

New technique 'sees' radioactive material even after it's gone

A new technique allows researchers to characterize nuclear material that was in a location even after the nuclear material has been removed - a finding that has significant implications for nuclear nonproliferation and security applications. "Basically, we can see nuclear material that is n ... more

More precise diagnostics for improved cancer outcomes

An important factor in fighting cancer is the speed at which the disease can be identified, diagnosed and treated. The current standard involves a patient feeling ill or a physician seeing signs of a tumor. These indicators lead to more precise diagnoses via blood tests, x-rays or MRI imagi ... more

A cellular guillotine for studying single-cell wound repair

While doing research at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, Sindy Tang learned of a remarkable organism: Stentor coeruleus. It's a single-celled, free-living freshwater organism, shaped like a trumpet and big enough to see with the naked eye. And, to Tang's amazeme ... more

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  • Business

    analytica China 2018: Bigger and new layout

    Asia’s leading trade show for analysis, lab technology and biotechnology, analytica China, will open again at Hall E1 to E4, Shanghai New International Expo Center from October 31 to November 2, 2018. The exhibition is a spin-off of analytica in Germany—the leading international fair for la ... more

    Eurofins expands in India

    Acquires biopharmaceutical company Advinus from Tata Group

    Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Tata Group to acquire Advinus Therapeutics, a preclinical and clinical phase contract research company for Safety Assessment, DMPK, CMC services, and Analytical R&D Services. The transaction is expected to close in ... more

    LUM incorporates subsidiary in the Land of the rising sun

    LUM Japan starts operative business

    The Japanese subsidiary of Berlin based LUM GmbH was incorporated on 30 May 2017. Besides the founders Prof. Dr. D. Lerche (Managing Director LUM GmbH), Dr. S. Takeda (President Takeda Colloid Techno-Consulting Co., Ltd., Japan) and Mr. H. Miyajima (CEO MS Scientific Co., Ltd., Japan), top- ... more

  • Career

    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

    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

  • Cooperation

    A patent-free playground

    Researchers and industrial companies collaborate to create a new Open Science platform

    Along with a number of leading Danish industrial companies, Aarhus University has opted out of the patent rat race in a new collaboration on industrially relevant basic research. Researchers and companies from all over Denmark publish all their results and data on the innovative Open Scienc ... more

    Enterome and Nestlé Health Science launch new diagnostics company

    ENTEROME SA and Nestlé Health Science, announce the joint creation of Microbiome Diagnostics Partners (MDP). This company will bring together complementary, world-leading platforms and capabilities enabling the discovery and development of innovative diagnostics through to commercialization ... more

    MRC Technology and Biocartis initiate development of liquid biopsy test for breast cancer

    MRC Technology and Biocartis Group NV announced a partnership to develop selected molecular diagnostic tests for use on Biocartis' fully automated Idylla(TM) platform. MRCT aims to move promising medical research forward into patient treatments and diagnostics and has been involved in helpi ... more

  • Finances

    Eppendorf grows faster than the market

    During the first half of 2017, the Eppendorf Group achieved group sales of €327.9 million (prior-year period: €305.5 million). At 7.3% (6.6% when adjusted for currency effects), growth in sales lay above average market growth in the life science industry. Income from operations (EBIT) climb ... more

    Eurofins expands in India

    Acquires biopharmaceutical company Advinus from Tata Group

    Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Tata Group to acquire Advinus Therapeutics, a preclinical and clinical phase contract research company for Safety Assessment, DMPK, CMC services, and Analytical R&D Services. The transaction is expected to close in ... more

    Agilent Technologies acquires raman spectroscopy innovator

    Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired Oxfordshire, U.K.-based Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of highly differentiated Raman spectroscopic instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, applied markets and public safety. Cobalt’s innovative suite of benchtop and handheld/porta ... 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

    House-warming of the new Elementar headquarters

    25 years after the beginnings in Hanau, the relocation of the Elementar headquarters to Langenselbold stands for the start of a new era. This new chapter in the company's history was celebrated by the manufacturer of analytical instruments together with 80 invited guests, among them represe ... 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

    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

  • Market

    Eurofins expands in India

    Acquires biopharmaceutical company Advinus from Tata Group

    Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Tata Group to acquire Advinus Therapeutics, a preclinical and clinical phase contract research company for Safety Assessment, DMPK, CMC services, and Analytical R&D Services. The transaction is expected to close in ... more

    Three shows, one date

    analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and PHARMA Pro & Pack Expo to collocate

    Messe Muenchen India and Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) has entered into a collaboration agreement to collocate analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and PHARMA Pro & Pack Expo in 2017. All three trade fairs will take place simultaneously from September 21–23, 20 ... more

    DKSH extends partnership with LAUDA to Singapore and Taiwan

    DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and LAUDA, a global leader in manufacturing thermal-controlling instruments, have signed a distributor agreement for Singapore and Taiwan for the product line of constant temperature equipment. DKSH Business Unit Tec ... more

  • People

    ZEISS Opts for Continuity: CEO Kaschke confirmed until 2020

    Executive Board Members Monz and Metz will also continue

    The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG has decided to continue the appointment of Dr. Michael Kaschke as President & CEO until 30 June 2020. Kaschke joined the ZEISS Group 25 years ago and has served on the Executive Board since 2000. He has been President & CEO of Carl Zeiss AG since 2011. ... more

    2017 WITec Paper Award for Outstanding Scientific Publications

    From nearly 60 submissions for the 2017 WITec Paper Award, our jury selected the three best publications. They were written by scientists from Ireland, Portugal and Germany who used WITec correlative confocal Raman microscopes to study transition metal dichalcogenides, textile fibers and ce ... more

    Waters Corporation elects Flemming Ornskov to Board of Directors

    Waters Corporation announced Dr. Flemming Ornskov, Chief Executive Officer of Shire plc, has been elected as a Director of Waters® Corporation effective today. "It is an honor to welcome Flemming Ornskov to our Board of Directors," said Christopher J. O'Connell, Waters Corporation President ... 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

    MRC Technology and Biocartis initiate development of liquid biopsy test for breast cancer

    MRC Technology and Biocartis Group NV announced a partnership to develop selected molecular diagnostic tests for use on Biocartis' fully automated Idylla(TM) platform. MRCT aims to move promising medical research forward into patient treatments and diagnostics and has been involved in helpi ... more

    Agilent Technologies Receives Multiple Awards at Scientific Conference in China

    Agilent Technologies announced that it received three awards at the Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments (ACCSI) 2017 in Nanjing, China. Agilent received the following awards: Green Product of the Year, Most Popular Scientific Instrument, and Most Influential Foreign Manufactu ... more

    Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg and High-Tech Gründerfonds are investing together in KSK Diagnostics GmbH

    Development of molecular point-of-care diagnostic tests

    KSK Diagnostics GmbH uses its isothermal amplification technology, KDx rITA®, for the development of molecular point-of-care tests to identify pathogens and antimicrobial resistance within 30 minutes. This significantly reduces the time before therapy is started. A financing round has now b ... more

  • Research

    Using barcodes to trace cell development

    Method will facilitate whole new insights into the development of various tissues as well as cancer

    There are various concepts about how blood cells develop. However, they are based almost exclusively on experiments that solely reflect snapshots. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg now present a novel technique that captures the process in a dynamic way. Using ... more

    Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

    Chewing gum to screen for oral inflammation

    Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant. This is caused by bacteria destroying the soft tissue and the bone around the implant in the worst case. In future, patients ... more

    Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors

    Fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves

    With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. These gold nanoclusters are chemically protected b ... more

  • Technology

    Using barcodes to trace cell development

    Method will facilitate whole new insights into the development of various tissues as well as cancer

    There are various concepts about how blood cells develop. However, they are based almost exclusively on experiments that solely reflect snapshots. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg now present a novel technique that captures the process in a dynamic way. Using ... more

    New biomarker found for group of rare metabolic diseases

    A newly discovered biomarker associated with a rare metabolic disorder may facilitate better diagnosis and identification of new drugs for clinical trials for the disease, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Development of treatment ... more

    Record for fastest light pulse set

    A research team at the University of Central Florida has demonstrated the fastest light pulse ever developed, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash. The group led by Professor Zenghu Chang beat its own record set in 2012: a 67-attosecond extreme ultraviolet light pulse that was the fastest at the tim ... more

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