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Mice and men share a diabetes gene

15-09-2014

A joint work by EPFL, ETH Zürich and the CHUV has identified a pathological process that takes place in both mice and humans towards one of the most common diseases that people face in the industrialized world: type 2 diabetes. This work was conducted in Johan Auwerx's (EPFL) and Ruedi ...

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DKSH exclusively distributes Postnova Analytics’ Field-Flow Fractionation systems

DKSH and Postnova Analytics have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

15-08-2014

DKSH Business Unit Technology is a full service provider for high quality scientific equipment for research institutions, universities and commercial testing laboratories across South East Asia. With emphasis on application support, training, knowledge transfer and equipment servicing, DKSH is ...

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Synthesis of structurally pure carbon nanotubes using molecular seeds

08-08-2014

For the first time, researchers at Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have succeeded in "growing" single-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) with a single predefined structure - and hence with identical electronic properties. And here is how they pulled it off: the CNTs "assembled ...

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Mettler Toledo installs Tunable Diode Lasers (TDLs) where no TDLs have gone before

29-07-2014

Mettler Toledo has produced a new white paper illustrating how tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyzers can now be applied to all gas analysis processes. The key to their wide range of applications is a unique range of process adaptions. In chemical and petrochemical plants, and refineries TDLs ...

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Nanoscale Velcro used for Molecule Transport

01-07-2014

Biological membranes are like a guarded border. They separate the cell from the environment and at the same time control the import and export of molecules. The nuclear membrane can be crossed via many tiny pores. Scientists at the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University ...

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Lonza received Good Manufacturing Practice Certification

24-04-2014

Lonza Bioscience Singapore Pte Ltd announced that they have received cGMP certification from the Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA). The audit/conformity assessment, performed by the HSA, confirmed that Lonza Singapore has maintained an overall acceptable level of compliance with the ...

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Pulling polymers leads to new insights into their mechanical behavior

06-03-2014

In collaboration with colleagues from Berlin and Madrid, researchers at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have pulled up isolated molecular chains from a gold surface, using the tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM). The observed signal provides insight into the detachment ...

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Lonza signs exclusive agreement with Index Ventures

Five year agreement includes all companies where Index Ventures will be the majority shareholder

13-01-2014

Lonza and Index Ventures, LLP announced an exclusive agreement for process development and cGMP production for all biological products in the portfolio of companies where Index is the major investor. Over the course of the agreement, additional development and manufacturing projects will be added ...

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Extraordinary sensors pushed to their boundaries

A new step is being taken in the development of ultra-stable sensors of small forces

13-01-2014

Last year, Tobias Kippenberg and his team from the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements (LPQM1) presented a new-generation sensor capable of detecting very small forces with unprecedented efficiency. These devices, developed and fabricated at the Center of MicroNanofabrication (CMi) ...

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Nanoscale Friction: High Energy Losses in the Vicinity of Charge Density Waves

17-12-2013

In collaboration with the University of Basel, an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves. This may have practical significance in the control of nanoscale friction. The results have been published in ...

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