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X-rays uncover a hidden property that leads to failure in a lithium-ion battery material

Experiments at SLAC and Berkeley Lab uproot long-held assumptions and will inform future battery design

19-Sep-2018 Over the past three decades, lithium-ion batteries, rechargeable batteries that move lithium ions back and forth to charge and discharge, have enabled smaller devices that juice up faster and last longer. Now, X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laborat ... more

Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs

17-Sep-2018 What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death? A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical instrument can be used to identify substances, including a poisonous chemical sometimes mistakenly added to medicines. The mbira sensor, which can be constr ... more

Probing individual edge states with unprecedented precision

13-Sep-2018 A new technique makes it possible to obtain an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in novel materials such as topological insulators or 2D materials. While insulators do not conduct electrical currents, some special materials exhibit peculiar electrical prop ... more

Multiyear Tracking of Atmospheric Radicals

New method derive both short-lived atmospheric hydroxyl and chlorine radical concentrations over several years

13-Sep-2018 Hydroxyl radicals (OH) keep our atmosphere clean. They react away toxic gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), and slow climate warming by removing greenhouse gases like methane (CH4). In some parts of the atmosphere, chlorine radicals (Cl) can also help this purification process, for example ... more

New high-throughput screening study may open up for future Parkinson's disease therapy

12-Sep-2018 Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder in the world. PD patients suffer from shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and have difficulties walking. It is neurodegenerative disease and is caused by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the brain. Currently PD cannot be c ... more

Researchers combine light and X-ray microscopy for comprehensive insights

11-Sep-2018 Researchers at the University of Goettingen have used a novel microscopy method. In doing so they were able to show both the illuminated and the "dark side" of the cell. The team led by Prof. Dr. Tim Salditt and Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster from the Institute of X-Ray Physics "attached" small fl ... more

Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second

11-Sep-2018 Physicists at the University of Bath have discovered how to manipulate and control individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second, after being intrigued by some seemingly odd results. Their new technique is the most sensitive way of controlling a chemical reaction on some o ... more

Novel 3D printed polymer lenses for X-ray microscopes: highly efficient and low cost

07-Sep-2018 Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart invented a new and cost-effective method for making X-ray lenses with nanometer-sized features and excellent focusing capabilities. By using an advanced 3D printing technique, a single lens can be manufactured under ... more

DNA-based method detects trace amounts of peanut in foods

07-Sep-2018 For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even miniscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis --- a life-threatening condition characterized by dizziness, breathing difficulties and, sometimes, loss of consciousness. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new test to det ... more

Machine learning algorithm automatically sorts zebrafish eggs

06-Sep-2018 Zebrafish possess almost all of the same genes we humans do - and that makes their eggs the perfect model organisms for use in genetic and drug research. Previously, samples have had to be prepared manually, which is a very time-consuming task. Now, however, a clever machine learning algori ... more

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X-rays uncover a hidden property that leads to failure in a lithium-ion battery material

Experiments at SLAC and Berkeley Lab uproot long-held assumptions and will inform future battery design

19-Sep-2018 Over the past three decades, lithium-ion batteries, rechargeable batteries that move lithium ions back and forth to charge and discharge, have enabled smaller devices that juice up faster and last longer. Now, X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laborat ... more

Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs

17-Sep-2018 What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death? A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical instrument can be used to identify substances, including a poisonous chemical sometimes mistakenly added to medicines. The mbira sensor, which can be constr ... more

Probing individual edge states with unprecedented precision

13-Sep-2018 A new technique makes it possible to obtain an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in novel materials such as topological insulators or 2D materials. While insulators do not conduct electrical currents, some special materials exhibit peculiar electrical prop ... more

Multiyear Tracking of Atmospheric Radicals

New method derive both short-lived atmospheric hydroxyl and chlorine radical concentrations over several years

13-Sep-2018 Hydroxyl radicals (OH) keep our atmosphere clean. They react away toxic gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), and slow climate warming by removing greenhouse gases like methane (CH4). In some parts of the atmosphere, chlorine radicals (Cl) can also help this purification process, for example ... more

Novel 3D printed polymer lenses for X-ray microscopes: highly efficient and low cost

07-Sep-2018 Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart invented a new and cost-effective method for making X-ray lenses with nanometer-sized features and excellent focusing capabilities. By using an advanced 3D printing technique, a single lens can be manufactured under ... more

Measuring the Nanoworld

Researchers establish a benchmark for accurate determination of internal dimensions within individual molecules

05-Sep-2018 A worldwide study involving 20 laboratories has established and standardized a method to measure exact distances within individual biomolecules, down to the scale of one millionth of the width of a human hair. The new method represents a major improvement of a technology called single-molec ... more

Watching atoms and electrons at work

03-Sep-2018 The properties of materials are determined by their atomic structure. If atoms and electrons change their positions, then the characteristics of a material also change. The complex processes that occur during these changes are being investigated by a working group at Kiel University (CAU), ... more

Watching two-dimensional materials grow

30-Aug-2018 Atomically thin crystals will play an ever greater role in future – but how can their crystallisation process be controlled? A new method is now opening up new possibilities. They are among the thinnest structures on earth: “two dimensional materials” are crystals which consist of only one ... more

Uncovering atomic movements in crystal

28-Aug-2018 Scientists can spend a long time in heated debates over tiny details – for example, how and whether atoms in a crystal move when heated, thereby altering the symmetry. Using computer simulations for the mineral lead telluride on the CSCS supercomputer “Piz Daint”, ETH researchers have resol ... more

Agilent completes acquisition of Young In Scientific assets

21-Aug-2018 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Agilent-related business from Young In Scientific Co. Ltd. and its affiliates (“YI Scientific”). YI Scientific is a distributor of analytical and scientific instruments in South Korea and a long-time distributo ... more

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X-rays uncover a hidden property that leads to failure in a lithium-ion battery material

Experiments at SLAC and Berkeley Lab uproot long-held assumptions and will inform future battery design

19-Sep-2018 Over the past three decades, lithium-ion batteries, rechargeable batteries that move lithium ions back and forth to charge and discharge, have enabled smaller devices that juice up faster and last longer. Now, X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laborat ... more

Multiyear Tracking of Atmospheric Radicals

New method derive both short-lived atmospheric hydroxyl and chlorine radical concentrations over several years

13-Sep-2018 Hydroxyl radicals (OH) keep our atmosphere clean. They react away toxic gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), and slow climate warming by removing greenhouse gases like methane (CH4). In some parts of the atmosphere, chlorine radicals (Cl) can also help this purification process, for example ... more

Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second

11-Sep-2018 Physicists at the University of Bath have discovered how to manipulate and control individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second, after being intrigued by some seemingly odd results. Their new technique is the most sensitive way of controlling a chemical reaction on some o ... more

For a Better Contrast

Rare earth orthoferrite LnFeO3 nanoparticles for bioimaging

06-Sep-2018 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical imaging tools because of its superb spatial resolution and soft tissue contrast, especially when using contrast agents. In the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, scientists have presented a new kind of n ... more

Measuring the Nanoworld

Researchers establish a benchmark for accurate determination of internal dimensions within individual molecules

05-Sep-2018 A worldwide study involving 20 laboratories has established and standardized a method to measure exact distances within individual biomolecules, down to the scale of one millionth of the width of a human hair. The new method represents a major improvement of a technology called single-molec ... more

Watching two-dimensional materials grow

30-Aug-2018 Atomically thin crystals will play an ever greater role in future – but how can their crystallisation process be controlled? A new method is now opening up new possibilities. They are among the thinnest structures on earth: “two dimensional materials” are crystals which consist of only one ... more

IIVS Collaborates with BASF and Givaudan to Validate a Non-animal Test for Regulatory Submissions

29-Aug-2018 The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), with an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, is teaming up with BASF and Givaudan to validate an improved skin sensitization reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators. Scientist ... more

Uncovering atomic movements in crystal

28-Aug-2018 Scientists can spend a long time in heated debates over tiny details – for example, how and whether atoms in a crystal move when heated, thereby altering the symmetry. Using computer simulations for the mineral lead telluride on the CSCS supercomputer “Piz Daint”, ETH researchers have resol ... more

Titanium dioxide from sunscreen is polluting beaches

20-Aug-2018 Scientists have found that sunscreen from bathers releases significant quantities of polluting TiO2 (titanium dioxide) into the sea. This has the potential to harm marine life. This work, which comes from research on beaches in the South of France, was presented at the Goldschmidt geochemis ... more

Particles pull last drops of oil from well water

Nanoscale solution to ‘produced water’ problem

17-Aug-2018 Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99 percent of the emulsified oil ... more

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Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials

Innovative biohybrid systems with information processing functionality

20-Jul-2018 Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. These biohybrid systems were engineered to perform certain functions, such as the counting s ... more

Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions

27-Jun-2018 An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases. The sensor can measure the amount of critical metab ... more

What the Smell Can Tell

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

08-Mar-2018 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

02-Mar-2018 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

13-Feb-2018 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

18-Jan-2018 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

25-Sep-2017 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?

25-Aug-2017 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

10-Mar-2017 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

01-Oct-2015 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

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Agilent completes acquisition of Young In Scientific assets

21-Aug-2018 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Agilent-related business from Young In Scientific Co. Ltd. and its affiliates (“YI Scientific”). YI Scientific is a distributor of analytical and scientific instruments in South Korea and a long-time distributo ... more

An UV detector based on nanocrystals synthesized by using ion implantation

09-Aug-2018 Scientists at the Lobachevsky University have been working for several years to develop solar-blind photodetectors operating in the UV spectral band. In the field of electronic technology, this is an important task, since such devices cut off emission with a wavelength higher than 280 nm, w ... more

Metrohm acquires B&W Tek

30-Jul-2018 Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland and B&W Tek from Newark in Delaware, USA are pleased to announce the acquisition of B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries. This acquisition contributes to the strategic growth of Metrohm enhancing ... more

Waters acquires DESI-MS technology from Prosolia

Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) imaging gives deeper biological insights

25-Jul-2018 Waters Corporation, Prosolia, Inc. and the Purdue Research Foundation announced that Waters® acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF. "The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters' p ... more

Simpler interferometer can fine tune even the quickest pulses of light

16-Jul-2018 If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light - whether to detect a distant planet or remedy an aberration in the human eye - you need to be able to measure its beam front information. Now a University of Rochester research team has devised a much simpler way to measure beams ... more

New Chief Financial Officers Appointed at Carl Zeiss AG and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

13-Jul-2018 Effective 1 October 2018, Dr. Christian Müller will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Carl Zeiss AG. He will succeed Thomas Spitzenpfeil who, as previously announced, will leave the company. Müller has been CFO of the ZEISS subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since 2009. He joined the ZE ... more

Bubbles and whispers - glass bubbles boost nanoparticle detection

13-Jul-2018 Technology created by researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is literally shedding light on some of the smallest particles to detect their presence - and it's made from tiny glass bubbles. The technology has its roots in a peculiar physical ... more

Bruker acquires Hamburg-based sensor start-up

27-Jun-2018 Thanks to its innovative, patented sensor technologies, a portfolio company in the High-Tech Gründerfond (HTGF) has reached market maturity: USA’s Bruker Corporation has taken over Hamburg startup Sierra Sensors GmbH. Sierra Sensors develop and distribute biosensor-based analytical tools an ... more

Change at the top at Greiner Bio-One GmbH

21-Jun-2018 Jakob Breuer (51) has become the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Greiner Bio-One BioScience division in Frickenhausen. Breuer, an engineering graduate, was appointed to the post in April 2018, taking over from Rudi Vollmer, who is retiring after over 40 successful years at the com ... more

Reaction calorimetry in microreactors

12-Jun-2018 At Achema 2018 the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology will demonstrate the latest gen-eration of continuous reaction calorimeters. These permit rapid screening of thermokinetic data, making kinetic constants and safety-relevant data available in the early stages of process develop ... more

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ZEISS: High-Tech Drives Growth

Medical technology and industrial metrology business still on track for growth

18-May-2018 The first six months of fiscal year 2017/18 (ended 31 March 2018) were successful for the ZEISS Group and saw its revenue rise by 9 percent to EUR 2.773 billion (1st six months of 2016/17: EUR 2.550 billion), and as much as 13 percent after adjustments for currency effects. At EUR 380 milli ... more

Real-time layer thickness measurement with terahertz

18-Apr-2018 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

06-Sep-2017 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

01-Sep-2017 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

20-Jun-2017 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

28-Feb-2017 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

22-Jun-2016 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

30-May-2016 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

10-May-2016 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

24-Mar-2016 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

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Particles pull last drops of oil from well water

Nanoscale solution to ‘produced water’ problem

17-Aug-2018 Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99 percent of the emulsified oil ... more

Smart Fluorescent Dyes

Modulating photo- and electroluminescence in a stimuli-responsive molecular dye

17-Aug-2018 Controlling the excited electronic states in luminescent systems remains a challenge in the development of fluorescent and phosphorescent dyes. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a unique organic fluorophore that changes its emission color without loss of efficiency when externally sti ... more

Molecular switch detects metals in the environment

Chemical sensor capable of detecting the presence of metals

17-Aug-2018 An international team, led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has designed a family of molecules capable of binding to metal ions present in its environment and providing an easily detectable light signal during binding. This new type of sensor forms a 3D str ... more

Detecting hundreds of proteins in a single sample

Barcoding technique offers cost-effective alternative to current technology

17-Aug-2018 New technology developed by a team of McGill University scientists shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins, offering a quick, high volume and cost-effective tool to hospitals and research labs alike. Proteins found in blood provide scientists and clinicians with key informati ... more

'Building up' stretchable electronics to be as multipurpose as your smartphone

16-Aug-2018 By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one another, engineers have developed an approach to build soft, pliable "3D stretchable electronics" that can pack a lot of functions while staying thin and small in size. As a proof of concept, a team led by the Universit ... more

Blood test could detect kidney cancer up to 5 years earlier

14-Aug-2018 Scientists have discovered that a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will develop kidney cancer. The study, supported by Cancer Research UK, examined the blood of 190 people who went on to develop kidney cancer, compared to 190 controls who did not. The team found ... more

Fastest 3D tomographic images at BESSY II

10-Aug-2018 An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics. This enabled them to document the formation of pores in grains of metal during foaming processes at 25 tomographic images per second - a world record ... more

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible

06-Aug-2018 Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules protecting the surface. This was the finding of joint research betw ... more

What happens in a solar cell when the lights go out?

27-Jul-2018 What happens in a solar cell when the lights go out depends heavily on the material being used. In conventional silicon solar cells the answer is quite simple: the electrical current produced by the cell immediately goes to zero. It is different in so-called perovskite solar cells where the ... more

Materials Testing: Detecting damages in non-magnetic steel through magnetism

24-Jul-2018 Wear, corrosion, material fatigue - these signs of degradation are common to most materials. This makes it all the more important to detect damage early, preferably on the micro scale. Magnetic test methods are often used for this purpose, which was previously impossible with non-magnetic s ... more

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  • Business

    Agilent completes acquisition of Young In Scientific assets

    21-Aug-2018 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Agilent-related business from Young In Scientific Co. Ltd. and its affiliates (“YI Scientific”). YI Scientific is a distributor of analytical and scientific instruments in South Korea and a long-time distributo ... more

    Metrohm acquires B&W Tek

    30-Jul-2018 Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland and B&W Tek from Newark in Delaware, USA are pleased to announce the acquisition of B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries. This acquisition contributes to the strategic growth of Metrohm enhancing ... more

    Waters acquires DESI-MS technology from Prosolia

    Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) imaging gives deeper biological insights

    25-Jul-2018 Waters Corporation, Prosolia, Inc. and the Purdue Research Foundation announced that Waters® acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF. "The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters' p ... more

  • Career

    Michael Schreiber becomes second Managing Director of LUMITOS

    The internationally experienced marketing executive joins LUMITOS from Mettler-Toledo

    06-Apr-2018 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

    28-Nov-2017 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.

    13-Jun-2017 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

    Bracco Imaging and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals join forces in the field of ultrasound

    23-May-2018 Bracco Imaging S.p.A. and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co. Ltd. have signed a collaboration agreement on new R&D activities in China. The collaboration is focused on the exploitation of the potentialities of the Bracco microbubbles technology platform, to support the development of inno ... more

    DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

    20-Apr-2018 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

    19-Apr-2018 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

  • Finances

    Agilent completes acquisition of Young In Scientific assets

    21-Aug-2018 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Agilent-related business from Young In Scientific Co. Ltd. and its affiliates (“YI Scientific”). YI Scientific is a distributor of analytical and scientific instruments in South Korea and a long-time distributo ... more

    Metrohm acquires B&W Tek

    30-Jul-2018 Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland and B&W Tek from Newark in Delaware, USA are pleased to announce the acquisition of B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries. This acquisition contributes to the strategic growth of Metrohm enhancing ... more

    Waters acquires DESI-MS technology from Prosolia

    Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) imaging gives deeper biological insights

    25-Jul-2018 Waters Corporation, Prosolia, Inc. and the Purdue Research Foundation announced that Waters® acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF. "The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters' p ... more

  • Laws

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

    29-Mar-2017 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

    29-Nov-2016 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

    07-Oct-2016 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

    Clariant enhances capabilities at Clinton, Oklahoma

    Inaugural event sees opening of state-of-the art laboratory to support customer growth

    28-Jun-2018 Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will be hosting a Grand Opening Event for their new facilities based in Clinton, Oklahoma, today. The site, for which Clariant has made a significant investment, is a strategic location to support the growing oil and gas industry within the M ... more

    Reaction calorimetry in microreactors

    12-Jun-2018 At Achema 2018 the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology will demonstrate the latest gen-eration of continuous reaction calorimeters. These permit rapid screening of thermokinetic data, making kinetic constants and safety-relevant data available in the early stages of process develop ... more

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

    Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals

    13-Feb-2018 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

  • Market

    Clariant enhances capabilities at Clinton, Oklahoma

    Inaugural event sees opening of state-of-the art laboratory to support customer growth

    28-Jun-2018 Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will be hosting a Grand Opening Event for their new facilities based in Clinton, Oklahoma, today. The site, for which Clariant has made a significant investment, is a strategic location to support the growing oil and gas industry within the M ... more

    Eurofins acquires German pharma quality service company

    09-May-2018 Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an exclusive agreement to acquire PHAST Gesellschaft für Pharmazeutische Qualitätsstandards mbH (“PHAST”), one of Europe’s leading service providers in the field of pharmaceutical products quality. The transaction is expected to close in the ... more

    DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

    20-Apr-2018 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

  • People

    Merck Announces Future Insight Prize for Groundbreaking Scientific Work

    Prize money up to 1 million Euro

    18-Jul-2018 Merck announced a new research prize. The company will award the “Future Insight Prize” of up to € 1 million annually for the next 35 years. The prize will be presented to researchers who will make outstanding contributions to enable innovations important for the future of humanity in the c ... more

    New Chief Financial Officers Appointed at Carl Zeiss AG and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

    13-Jul-2018 Effective 1 October 2018, Dr. Christian Müller will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Carl Zeiss AG. He will succeed Thomas Spitzenpfeil who, as previously announced, will leave the company. Müller has been CFO of the ZEISS subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since 2009. He joined the ZE ... more

    Change at the top at Greiner Bio-One GmbH

    21-Jun-2018 Jakob Breuer (51) has become the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Greiner Bio-One BioScience division in Frickenhausen. Breuer, an engineering graduate, was appointed to the post in April 2018, taking over from Rudi Vollmer, who is retiring after over 40 successful years at the com ... more

  • Politics

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

    06-Sep-2016 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

    07-Feb-2013 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

    16-Sep-2011 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

    27-Mar-2018 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«

    26-Mar-2018 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

    22-Mar-2018 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

    X-rays uncover a hidden property that leads to failure in a lithium-ion battery material

    Experiments at SLAC and Berkeley Lab uproot long-held assumptions and will inform future battery design

    19-Sep-2018 Over the past three decades, lithium-ion batteries, rechargeable batteries that move lithium ions back and forth to charge and discharge, have enabled smaller devices that juice up faster and last longer. Now, X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laborat ... more

    Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

    Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs

    17-Sep-2018 What if a single musical note could mean the difference between life and death? A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical instrument can be used to identify substances, including a poisonous chemical sometimes mistakenly added to medicines. The mbira sensor, which can be constr ... more

    Probing individual edge states with unprecedented precision

    13-Sep-2018 A new technique makes it possible to obtain an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in novel materials such as topological insulators or 2D materials. While insulators do not conduct electrical currents, some special materials exhibit peculiar electrical prop ... more

  • Technology

    Closing in on mystery surrounding dangerous blood syndromes

    Genetically driven MDS enabled by gene linked to metabolism and oxygen in cells

    24-Aug-2018 Scientists may be on the road to solving the mystery of a group of mostly incurable blood diseases called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), which cause people to have immature, malfunctioning bone marrow cells that fuel a diverse set of health problems and can lead to leukemia. MDS is linked ... more

    Iron outperforms gadolinium as MRI contrast agent

    24-Aug-2018 Rice University nanoscientists have demonstrated a method for loading iron inside nanoparticles to create MRI contrast agents that outperform gadolinium chelates, the mainstay contrast agent that is facing increased scrutiny due to potential safety concerns. "The possibility of eliminating ... more

    Why some people with brain markers of Alzheimer’s have no dementia

    22-Aug-2018 A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s never develop the classic dementia that others do. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects more than 5 million Americans. People s ... more

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