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New insights into the function of the main class of drug targets

About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors. In collaboration with researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute, the group of Prof. Stephan Grzesiek at the Biozentr ... more

Microscopy: Nine at one blow

Advance in biomedical imaging: The University of Würzburg's Biocenter has enhanced fluorescence microscopy to label and visualise up to nine different cell structures simultaneously. Fluorescence microscopy allows researchers to visualise biomolecules in cells. They label the molecules usi ... more

'Gene fusion' mutation uses 3-way mechanism to drive childhood brain cancers

A powerful, three-way mechanism by which a mutation drives the growth of childhood brain cancers, was discovered by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The team hopes the discovery will lead to ... more

Sartorius Grows by Double Digits

Sartorius grew very dynamically again in 2015 according to its preliminary figures and further increased its profitability. The company achieved or exceeded its financial targets raised during the reporting year. For the current fiscal year as well, management expects to record significant ... more

Suitable Protein Tags for Nanoscopy

Modern optical technologies such as super-resolution nanoscopy enable to exactly image small structures and molecular processes, therefore, providing a fascinating view into living cells. To visualize such processes in the nanometer range, cellular structures of interest have to be efficien ... more

The device with the fine nose

When it comes to measuring the smallest traces of volatile chemical compounds in the air, the analysis devices in Pablo Sinues' laboratory are among the most sensitive in the world. They can find the proverbial needle in a haystack: the detection limit for airborne volatile compounds is aro ... more

Identifying Another Piece in the Parkinson's Disease Pathology Puzzle

An international public-private research consortium has identified and validated a cellular role of a primary Parkinson’s disease drug target, the LRRK2 kinase. This important finding illuminates a novel route for therapeutic development and intervention testing for Parkinson’s, the second ... more

Sweating for science

A team of researchers has combined two separate technologies to create a health-monitoring device that is noninvasive, doesn't interfere with strenuous outdoor activities and can continuously track a user's health at the molecular level. The two-part system of flexible sensors and a flexibl ... more

Drugs and other contaminants found in private drinking wells on Cape Cod

Recent news about tainted water in Flint, Michigan, and other parts of the country have called into question the safety of the nation's drinking water supply. Adding to this, a new study finds that pollutants from household wastewater--pharmaceuticals and consumer product chemicals--can mak ... more

New patent on fast measurements in liquids

A new invention will open the doors for an entirely new way of measuring properties within liquids. The invention, a sol-gel matrix, will make it possible to perform measurements that are reliable, incredibly rapid and can be conducted over extended periods of time. The development will be ... more

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Microscopy: Nine at one blow

Advance in biomedical imaging: The University of Würzburg's Biocenter has enhanced fluorescence microscopy to label and visualise up to nine different cell structures simultaneously. Fluorescence microscopy allows researchers to visualise biomolecules in cells. They label the molecules usi ... more

Sartorius Grows by Double Digits

Sartorius grew very dynamically again in 2015 according to its preliminary figures and further increased its profitability. The company achieved or exceeded its financial targets raised during the reporting year. For the current fiscal year as well, management expects to record significant ... more

Chemical fingerprints confirm the saffron fraud

Saffron from Spain is one of the world's most superior varieties, but the majority of this product which is labelled and exported as such originates in other countries. Scientists from the Czech Republic and Spain confirmed this false labelling after analysing 44 commercial products. By usi ... more

Agilent Technologies extends agreement with PerkinElmer on bioanalyzer chips

Agilent Technologies Inc.announced an extension to its longstanding agreement with PerkinElmer, which supplies chips for Agilent’s popular 2100 Bioanalyzer system. Since its introduction in 1999, the 2100 Bioanalyzer system has become an integral part of molecular biology laboratories aroun ... more

Thermal cameras snoop beneath surfaces to reveal materials’ secrets

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are pioneering the use of infrared cameras to image additive manufacturing processes in hopes of better understanding how processing conditions affect the strength, residual stresses and microstructure of 3D-printed part ... more

Seeing where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realizing nuclear fusion

An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion--a process that powers the Sun and other stars, and has the potential to supply the world with limitless, clean energy. The team, led by scientists and engineers at the University of California, ... more

Metamaterials boost sensitivity of MRI machines

A group of researchers from Russia, Australia and the Netherlands have developed a technology that can reduce Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning times by more than 50%, meaning hospitals can drastically increase the number of scans without changing equipment. This extraordinary leap ... more

License agreement for analytical chemistry tech signed by ORNL and SCIEX

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry equipment. SCIEX is a manufacturer of mass spectrometers used to identify and characte ... more

New twists in the diffraction of intense laser light

A discovery by University of Strathclyde researchers could have a major impact on advancing smaller, cheaper, laser-driven particle accelerators – and their potential applications. The research found that the diffraction of ultra-intense laser light passing through a thin foil could be used ... more

Single molecule detection of contaminants, explosives or diseases now possible

A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples. This c ... more

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New patent on fast measurements in liquids

A new invention will open the doors for an entirely new way of measuring properties within liquids. The invention, a sol-gel matrix, will make it possible to perform measurements that are reliable, incredibly rapid and can be conducted over extended periods of time. The development will be ... more

Playground paints should be monitored to reduce potential danger to public health

Playground equipment should be monitored more regularly to ensure toxic metals contained within paints do not present a danger to public and child health, a study recommends. Environmental scientists from Plymouth University analysed the metallic content of paints on equipment at almost 50 ... more

New insights into the supercritical state of water

Using molecular dynamics simulations, researchers have analysed the properties of supercritical water. The researchers showed which structure of the hydrogen bond network is formed in different supercritical states and also simulated the relevant terahertz spectra. This approach may help in ... more

Chemical fingerprints confirm the saffron fraud

Saffron from Spain is one of the world's most superior varieties, but the majority of this product which is labelled and exported as such originates in other countries. Scientists from the Czech Republic and Spain confirmed this false labelling after analysing 44 commercial products. By usi ... more

Thermal cameras snoop beneath surfaces to reveal materials’ secrets

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are pioneering the use of infrared cameras to image additive manufacturing processes in hopes of better understanding how processing conditions affect the strength, residual stresses and microstructure of 3D-printed part ... more

Seeing where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realizing nuclear fusion

An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion--a process that powers the Sun and other stars, and has the potential to supply the world with limitless, clean energy. The team, led by scientists and engineers at the University of California, ... more

Metamaterials boost sensitivity of MRI machines

A group of researchers from Russia, Australia and the Netherlands have developed a technology that can reduce Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning times by more than 50%, meaning hospitals can drastically increase the number of scans without changing equipment. This extraordinary leap ... more

License agreement for analytical chemistry tech signed by ORNL and SCIEX

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry equipment. SCIEX is a manufacturer of mass spectrometers used to identify and characte ... more

New twists in the diffraction of intense laser light

A discovery by University of Strathclyde researchers could have a major impact on advancing smaller, cheaper, laser-driven particle accelerators – and their potential applications. The research found that the diffraction of ultra-intense laser light passing through a thin foil could be used ... more

Gold: Rewriting text book knowledge

Gold as an element is known and highly valued for more than 2500 years, and its popularity is based on its beautiful color and chemical inertness. It is well established that the golden color is, physically spoken, of relativistic origin. The surface of gold is unique, as it hosts states th ... more

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Smaller is better for nanotube analysis

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

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

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

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

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

Anton Paar starts 2013 with 3 new subsidiaries

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

New Technology: Sewage Waste to Become Plastic

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

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Sartorius Grows by Double Digits

Sartorius grew very dynamically again in 2015 according to its preliminary figures and further increased its profitability. The company achieved or exceeded its financial targets raised during the reporting year. For the current fiscal year as well, management expects to record significant ... more

The device with the fine nose

When it comes to measuring the smallest traces of volatile chemical compounds in the air, the analysis devices in Pablo Sinues' laboratory are among the most sensitive in the world. They can find the proverbial needle in a haystack: the detection limit for airborne volatile compounds is aro ... more

New material for detecting photons captures more quantum information

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise - by 74 picoseconds to be exact - thanks to advances in materials by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers and their colleagues in fabricating superconducting nanowires. Although 74 picoseconds m ... more

New nanomanufacturing technique advances imaging, biosensing technology

More than a decade ago, theorists predicted the possibility of a nanolens--a chain of three nanoscale spheres that would focus incoming light into a spot much smaller than possible with conventional microscopy. Such a device would make possible extremely high-resolution imaging or biologica ... more

The world's tiniest temperature sensor is powered by radio waves

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a very tiny wireless temperature sensor that is powered in a very special way: from the radio waves that are part of the sensor's wireless network. This means that the sensor needs not even a single wire, nor a battery ... more

Lifetime Business Achievement Medal of Honor

As part of the annual awards ceremony for the Lifetime Business Achievement Medal of Honor event, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Nils Shmid presented Gerhard Juchheim with the Lifetime Business Achievement Medal of Honor for 2015 from the state of Baden-Württemberg. Since 197 ... more

BioFluidix wins STEP award

Increasing the speed, safety and cost efficiency of sample analysis: BioFluidix wins the process-category price at the 2015 STEP Award with its PipeJet Tip pipetting technology. Once per year, Infraserv Höchst KG and the F.A.Z. – Institute honor innovative and strongly growing companies of ... more

Analytik Jena Opens Swiss Branch Office at the Endress+Hauser Headquarters

Analytik Jena AG has established a branch office on the premises of Endress+Hauser at the Reinach site near Basel in Switzerland. “This step is part of our strategy to further expand our international sales structure and to establish our own organization and direct sales wherever tangible g ... more

Bruker announces Rene Lenggenhager as BioSpin Group president

Bruker announced the appointment of Dr. Rene Lenggenhager as President of the Bruker BioSpin Group, effective November 1st, 2015.  Rene has over 25 years of management experience in international high-tech companies and in the scientific instruments industry, where his responsibilities have ... more

Sartorius grows

Sartorius closed the first nine months of 2015 with significant double-digit gains in order intake, sales revenue and earnings. Group order intake rose 19.9%, excluding currency effects, to 856.6 million euros; the reported figure surged 30.2%. Its sales revenue climbed 18.5% in constant cu ... more

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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

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

BioTek Certified in Accordance with EN ISO 13485

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

Carl Zeiss Opens New Assembly and Demo Center in India

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

Sartorius closes 2010 with strong gains in sales revenue and earnings

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

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

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

Laser process simulation available as app for first time

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

Shallow fracking raises questions for water, new Stanford research shows

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

The knowledge network for laboratories and processes

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

Successful year for Sartorius

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

Fighting cervical cancer

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

Eckert & Ziegler among the top 10 German SMEs

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

Minerals and ores in a chemical photo lab

A unique colour X-ray camera goes into operation at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) today. With this camera, it will be possible for the researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), a part of the HZDR, to determine within a very short period ... more

Almost as sensitive as a dog's nose

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale, the method can be used to perform analyses that are more rel ... more

Pfizer, GSK, and Siemens form R&D Consortium with A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences

Pfizer Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. and Siemens Pte. Ltd, have signed on as founding members of a new A*STAR R&D Consortium Programme - Innovative Processing of Specialties and Pharmaceuticals (iPSP). Launched by A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical and Engineerin ... more

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    Analytik Jena Opens Swiss Branch Office at the Endress+Hauser Headquarters

    Analytik Jena AG has established a branch office on the premises of Endress+Hauser at the Reinach site near Basel in Switzerland. “This step is part of our strategy to further expand our international sales structure and to establish our own organization and direct sales wherever tangible g ... more

    LUM GmbH forms joint venture in China

    The articles of incorporation for LUM (Changzhou) Instruments Co., Ltd. were signed on 18 September 2015. Shareholders of this new joint venture are LUM GmbH, Berlin (80 % share capital) and Jiangsu Sino-German Innovation Center (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd, (GIC) Changzhou (20 % share capital). Besi ... more

    25 years SensoTech

    In 1990 the engineers Dr. Ingo Benecke and Mathias Bode founded the SensoTech GmbH in Magdeburg, Germany. With technical knowledge the potential of sonic velocity measurement for inline and accurate determination of liquid concentrations was early recognized. The application fields have bee ... more

  • Career

    Gender inequality in scientific professions

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cooperation

    Merck and Biocartis to Collaborate

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

    Cooperation between BlueSens and EXPUTEC

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

    Merck and Pfizer Collaborate with Dako

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

  • Finances

    Sartorius Grows by Double Digits

    Sartorius grew very dynamically again in 2015 according to its preliminary figures and further increased its profitability. The company achieved or exceeded its financial targets raised during the reporting year. For the current fiscal year as well, management expects to record significant ... more

    PerkinElmer acquires Vanadis Diagnostics

    PerkinElmer, Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of Vanadis Diagnostics, AB. Based in Sweden, Vanadis is developing a novel solution for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) based on digital analysis of cell-free DNA. The acquisition is anticipated to build upon PerkinElme ... more

    License agreement for analytical chemistry tech signed by ORNL and SCIEX

    The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry equipment. SCIEX is a manufacturer of mass spectrometers used to identify and characte ... more

  • Laws

    Scienion US Inc. receives ISO 13485 certification

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

    Trinean to be awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification

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

    Beckman Coulter Genomics Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

    Beckman Coulter Genomic announces accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  Furthering a long-standing commitment to delivering state-of-the-art sequencing services and high levels of customer satisfaction, the facility in Danvers completed a comprehensive on-site insp ... more

  • Manufacturing

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

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

    Industrial chromatography and reverse osmosis optimize amino acid fermentation process

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

    Analytik Jena receives major order for diagnostic detection systems from Pakistan

    Analytik Jena AG has received a large order through its Leipzig-based subsidiary AJ Roboscreen GmbH requiring the delivery of systems for the preparation of samples and the detection of various viruses to eleven clinical laboratories in Pakistan. AJ Roboscreen GmbH secured the invitation to ... more

  • Market

    Waters Opens Subsidiaries in Malaysia

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

    BioTek Instruments Receives 5x5x5 Growth Award for Technology

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

    analytica China 2016 increases exhibition area by over 16 percent

    analytica China will again open from October 10 to 12, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The exhibition is expected to take over 35,000 square meters (2014: 30,000), what makes it the largest analytica China ever. Exhibitors can benefit from preferential terms incl ... more

  • People

    Lifetime Business Achievement Medal of Honor

    As part of the annual awards ceremony for the Lifetime Business Achievement Medal of Honor event, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Nils Shmid presented Gerhard Juchheim with the Lifetime Business Achievement Medal of Honor for 2015 from the state of Baden-Württemberg. Since 197 ... more

    BioTek Introduces New General Manager in Germany

    BioTek Instruments welcomes Dr. Frank Siefert as General Manager of BioTek Germany and the company’s European Coordination Center, which provides service applications and technical support throughout the continent. Dr. Siefert will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations in German ... more

    Bruker announces Rene Lenggenhager as BioSpin Group president

    Bruker announced the appointment of Dr. Rene Lenggenhager as President of the Bruker BioSpin Group, effective November 1st, 2015.  Rene has over 25 years of management experience in international high-tech companies and in the scientific instruments industry, where his responsibilities have ... more

  • Politics

    The REACH regulation as an effective way of regulating nanomaterials

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

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

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

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

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

  • Products

    License agreement for analytical chemistry tech signed by ORNL and SCIEX

    The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry equipment. SCIEX is a manufacturer of mass spectrometers used to identify and characte ... more

    The world's tiniest temperature sensor is powered by radio waves

    Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a very tiny wireless temperature sensor that is powered in a very special way: from the radio waves that are part of the sensor's wireless network. This means that the sensor needs not even a single wire, nor a battery ... more

    What is it, and where did it come from?

    A collaboration between Malvern Instruments and Bio-Radhas delivered new analytical tools for the rapid identification of unknown particles. New software to support Malvern’s Morphologi G3-ID, which analyzes particle size, shape and chemical composition, enables the direct comparison of mea ... more

  • Research

    New insights into the function of the main class of drug targets

    About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors. In collaboration with researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute, the group of Prof. Stephan Grzesiek at the Biozentr ... more

    Microscopy: Nine at one blow

    Advance in biomedical imaging: The University of Würzburg's Biocenter has enhanced fluorescence microscopy to label and visualise up to nine different cell structures simultaneously. Fluorescence microscopy allows researchers to visualise biomolecules in cells. They label the molecules usi ... more

    'Gene fusion' mutation uses 3-way mechanism to drive childhood brain cancers

    A powerful, three-way mechanism by which a mutation drives the growth of childhood brain cancers, was discovered by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The team hopes the discovery will lead to ... more

  • Technology

    The device with the fine nose

    When it comes to measuring the smallest traces of volatile chemical compounds in the air, the analysis devices in Pablo Sinues' laboratory are among the most sensitive in the world. They can find the proverbial needle in a haystack: the detection limit for airborne volatile compounds is aro ... more

    Sweating for science

    A team of researchers has combined two separate technologies to create a health-monitoring device that is noninvasive, doesn't interfere with strenuous outdoor activities and can continuously track a user's health at the molecular level. The two-part system of flexible sensors and a flexibl ... more

    New patent on fast measurements in liquids

    A new invention will open the doors for an entirely new way of measuring properties within liquids. The invention, a sol-gel matrix, will make it possible to perform measurements that are reliable, incredibly rapid and can be conducted over extended periods of time. The development will be ... more

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