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Put algae in your tank

Because food crops are also used for energy production, millions of people are threatened by starvation. Algae could provide an alternative: They only need sunlight to grow, thrive in salty water on barren fields. But it is a major challenge to exactly reproduce sunlight in the laboratory. ... more

Molecular Methods Rapidly Gain Ground in Infectious Disease Diagnostics

Unique disease outbreaks across the globe are escalating the demand for screening and spurring the infectious disease diagnostic market. The market will continue to develop as unmet technological needs lead to the creation of faster, more capable platforms. Molecular diagnostics is growing ... more

SP Industries Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

SP Industries has announced that Brian Wright has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer effective October 27, 2014. In this role Mr. Wright will be responsible for all SP Industries factory operations, supply chain, logistics and facilities management.Prior to joining SP Industries ... more

New Management at Bochem Instrumente GmbH

After 50 years, Jürgen Bochem, co-owner and management member at Bochem lnstrumente GmbH, is taking his leave into retirement. Peter Müller, who has been a member of the company's management for over 25 years, will take over Mr. Bochem's shares on the first of January 2015, in order to cont ... more

Prosensa Wins Scrip ‘Biotech Company of the Year’ 2014 Award

Prosensa Holding N.V. has won the Scrip ‘Biotech Company of the Year’ Award for 2014. The Scrip Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge and applaud the highest achievers across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, recognizing both corporate and individual accomplishments. The ... more

Filming chemistry with a high speed x-ray camera

Chemistry happens all around us. A chemical reaction is a rearrangement of atoms in and between molecules, the breaking of old and the formation of new bonds. The glue that binds atoms in molecules and creates the bonds between them is made out of valence electrons. Scientists of the Max-Bo ... more

Sartorius metrology expert Veronika Martens receives OIML Medal

Sartorius staff member and metrology expert Veronika Martens was awarded a medal of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) for her outstanding accomplishments. By conferring this OIML Medal, the organization honors people who have exceptionally contributed to the further d ... more

New research paves the way for nano-movies of biomolecules

An international team, including scientists from DESY, has caught a light sensitive biomolecule at work with an X-ray laser. The study proves that X-ray lasers can capture the fast dynamics of biomolecules in ultra slow-motion, as the scientists led by Prof. Marius Schmidt from the Universi ... more

JPK announces the opening of US offices in Southern California

JPK Instruments announced the opening of their US offices in Southern California on 1st January, 2015. Heading up this new organization is Dr Stefan Kaemmer who has been appointed General Manager of US Operations. JPK have selected SPM expert, Dr Stefan Kaemmer as their first General Manage ... more

Dr. Marc Stricker appointed new Managing Director at LAUDA

LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG has added to its management team with the appointment of Dr. Marc Stricker (43) as Managing Director. The PhD engineer will run the company together with CEO, Dr. Gunther Wobser (44). From January 1, 2015, Dr. Stricker will control the Operations, Research ... more

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Filming chemistry with a high speed x-ray camera

Chemistry happens all around us. A chemical reaction is a rearrangement of atoms in and between molecules, the breaking of old and the formation of new bonds. The glue that binds atoms in molecules and creates the bonds between them is made out of valence electrons. Scientists of the Max-Bo ... more

Sartorius metrology expert Veronika Martens receives OIML Medal

Sartorius staff member and metrology expert Veronika Martens was awarded a medal of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) for her outstanding accomplishments. By conferring this OIML Medal, the organization honors people who have exceptionally contributed to the further d ... more

New research paves the way for nano-movies of biomolecules

An international team, including scientists from DESY, has caught a light sensitive biomolecule at work with an X-ray laser. The study proves that X-ray lasers can capture the fast dynamics of biomolecules in ultra slow-motion, as the scientists led by Prof. Marius Schmidt from the Universi ... more

JPK announces the opening of US offices in Southern California

JPK Instruments announced the opening of their US offices in Southern California on 1st January, 2015. Heading up this new organization is Dr Stefan Kaemmer who has been appointed General Manager of US Operations. JPK have selected SPM expert, Dr Stefan Kaemmer as their first General Manage ... more

Leica Microsystems’ STED Super-Resolution Microscope Again Awarded for its Innovative Technology

The Scientist magazine has chosen the Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X as one of the Top 10 Innovations 2014 that will change the way life scientists work. An independent jury of experts from science and industry selected the latest generation of Leica Microsystems’ super-resolution microscopes. This ... more

Characterization of X-ray flashes open new perspectives in X-ray science

Ultra-short and extremely strong X-ray flashes, as produced by free-electron lasers, are opening the door to a hitherto unknown world. Scientists are using these flashes to take “snapshots” of the geometry of tiniest structures, for example the arrangement of atoms in molecules. To improve ... more

Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy: Computer Simulations Sharpen Insights into Molecules

The resolution of scanning tunnelling microscopes can be improved dramatically by attaching small molecules or atoms to their tip. The resulting images were the first to show the geometric structure of molecules and have generated a lot of interest among scientists over the last few years. ... more

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments

Dame Janet Trotter, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, presented Renishaw with its seventeenth Queen's Award. This award was granted for the continuous development of the company's inVia Raman microscope, with ultra-fast Raman imaging, which enables the rapid generation of hi ... more

Analytik Jena Establishes Subsidiary in India

Analytik Jena AG has established its own subsidiary in India, AJ Instruments India Pvt. Ltd., in order to strengthen its presence in the Indian market. The subsidiary is based in New Delhi, from where the Company will serve the customers of its largest business unit, Analytical Instrumentat ... more

VTT develops a simple but extremely sensitive magnetometer

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between 70 and 80 per cent lower than those of traditio ... more

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Filming chemistry with a high speed x-ray camera

Chemistry happens all around us. A chemical reaction is a rearrangement of atoms in and between molecules, the breaking of old and the formation of new bonds. The glue that binds atoms in molecules and creates the bonds between them is made out of valence electrons. Scientists of the Max-Bo ... more

Magnetic fields and lasers elicit graphene secret

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have studied the dynamics of electrons from the "wonder material" graphene in a magnetic field for the first time. This led to the discovery of a seemingly paradoxical phenomenon in the material. Its understanding could make a ne ... more

Major class of fracking chemicals no more toxic than common household substances

The "surfactant" chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Fracking fluid is largely comprised of water and ... more

Cooling with molecules

An international team of scientists have become the first ever researchers to successfully reach temperatures below minus 272.15 degrees Celsius – only just above absolute zero – using magnetic molecules. The physicists and chemists are presenting their new investigation  in Nature Communic ... more

Light bending material facilitates the search for new particles

Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.To investigate the matter's smallest ... more

New light on the "Split Peak" in x-ray (RIXS) spectra of Alcohols

New study from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in the journal "Structural Dynamics" makes sense of mysterious spectra, paving way for RIXS spectroscopy probe dynamic electronic structure of complex liquids and materials For scientists probing the electronic structure of materials using a relativel ... more

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014: Surpassing the limitations of the light microscope

For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking ... more

Sensor network tracks down illegal bomb-making

A network of different sensors is to detect illicit production of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Traces on doorknobs, in sewage or in the air will be detected by the sensors and the data will be fused in a command center. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State ... more

Graphene imperfections key to creating hypersensitive 'electronic nose'

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times. The ... more

Researchers Part Water

Using an "electric prism", scientists have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and, under normal conditions, do not part ways. Since water is such a fundamental molecule in the universe, the recent study may impact a multitude of resea ... more

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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

PANalytical Inc. moves to larger office with demo facility in Houston, TX, USA

PANalytical Inc. has moved its Houston area office to a new and larger office at 4802 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Suite 100,  in Houston, TX. Co-located with sister company Malvern Instruments’ Center of Excellence for separations products, the 22,000 sq. ft. multipurpose  facility hous ... more

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SP Industries Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

SP Industries has announced that Brian Wright has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer effective October 27, 2014. In this role Mr. Wright will be responsible for all SP Industries factory operations, supply chain, logistics and facilities management.Prior to joining SP Industries ... more

New Management at Bochem Instrumente GmbH

After 50 years, Jürgen Bochem, co-owner and management member at Bochem lnstrumente GmbH, is taking his leave into retirement. Peter Müller, who has been a member of the company's management for over 25 years, will take over Mr. Bochem's shares on the first of January 2015, in order to cont ... more

Dr. Marc Stricker appointed new Managing Director at LAUDA

LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG has added to its management team with the appointment of Dr. Marc Stricker (43) as Managing Director. The PhD engineer will run the company together with CEO, Dr. Gunther Wobser (44). From January 1, 2015, Dr. Stricker will control the Operations, Research ... more

Expansion of the WALDNER Group

The WALDNER Group, with its headquarters in Wangen, and Hohenloher Spezialmöbelwerke have joined forces on the market for laboratory furniture and furniture for scientific classrooms. Both corporations can look back on a tradition of more than 100 years. Waldner (approx. 1100 employees) is ... 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

FRITSCH: Production Facility II officially dedicated

The construction of the new two-storey production facility with an area of 4.900 square meters has been completed and was officially dedicated during a celebration together with the FRITSCH employees, as well as numerous guests from politics, trade and industry. During the dedication ceremo ... more

analytica China 2014: Closed with overall success

On September 26 analytica China 2014 closed with record-breaking visitor numbers: 18,775 business professionals (2012: 16,940) from 62 countries attended the seventh edition of Chinas Leading Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Diagnostics at the Shanghai New I ... more

Messe München International takes over one of India's leading trade fairs for laboratory technology

Messe München International is strengthening its portfolio of events in the future market of India by taking over India Lab Expo, one of the leading trade fairs for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology on the Indian subcontinent. For the first time ever, this year's India Lab E ... more

A new ISO 9001:2008 for Altmann Analytik by TÜV Süd

Altmann Analytik has received anew certification according to quality management norm ISO 9001:2008 by TÜV Süd. Also Dinkelberg analytics, a business domain acquired early in 2014 receives the certification for the first time. Founded in 1984, the specialist retailer for lab equipment Altma ... more

Bochem Increasingly Using New Media

Bochem Instrumente GmbH presents sections of its overall product spectrum in various new videos. The recently finished productions provide a compact overview of the product groups of lab jacks, electrical lifts, containers as well as stands and clamps. They can be found on the company’s web ... 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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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

Self-powered herbicide biosensor

A self-powered biosensor that can detect herbicides in water has been developed by US scientists. Most commercial herbicides act by inhibiting photosynthesis in plants. Unfortunately, photosynthetic aquatic microorganisms and aquatic plants are also similarly affected, which is why herbicid ... 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

Fluid Metering has rolled-out its new expanded website

FMI is a manufacturer of Precision Valveless Dispensers and Metering Pumps for Laboratory, Process and Production applications, as well as applications for OEM medical and analytical instrumentation.The New website includes detailed descriptions, animations and videos of Fluid Metering’s un ... more

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