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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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Roche and Molecular Partners enter into alliance

Partnership will combine novel biologics (DARPins) with Roche drug-conjugate technology

05-12-2013

Roche and Molecular Partners AG announced that they have entered into a research collaboration and licensing agreement to discover, develop and commercialize several proprietary therapeutics incorporating Molecular Partners’ DARPin® biologics conjugated to toxic agents developed at Roche for the ...

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Electrified Diamonds: Basel Physicists on the Trail of Quantum Information

21-11-2013

With the help of tiny diamond crystals, physicists at the University of Basel have discovered new possibilities of quantum information: The scientists discovered at specific circumstances electric currents that made it possible to identify defects in the carbon lattice of single diamonds ...

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Anton Paar GmbH acquires CSM Instruments

The measuring instrument manufacturer expands its portfolio

20-11-2013

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 ...

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