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Biocartis named as a technology pioneer 2012 by the World Economic Forum

05-09-2011

Biocartis announced that it has been selected as a Technology Pioneer 2012 by the World Economic Forum. Technology Pioneers comprise 25 of the most innovative young companies from around the world, companies poised to have a critical impact on how business and society work.The Technology Pioneers ...

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Sketchy emission reports revealed by Empa measurements at Jungfraujoch

Fudging in greenhouse gas stats?

31-08-2011

Fluorinated hydrocarbons are potent greenhouse gases, emission of which must be reduced under the Kyoto Protocol. If you rely on the official reports of the participating countries, the output of trifluoromethane (HFC-23) in Western Europe is indeed significantly decreasing. However, pollutant ...

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Sensirion moves into a new production building in Switzerland

03-08-2011

Sensirion inaugurated its new production building in mid-July 2011. After eight months of construction, the newly purchased production plant in Stäfa, Switzerland, situated just a few hundred meters from the main building, was ready for occupancy. With the purchase and renovation of the building, ...

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Wave Motion - New Compounds for Molecule Interferometry Experiments

22-07-2011

When waves meet, a new single wave is created. This phenomenon is well understood for mechanical waves such as sound, and electro-magnetic waves such as light, and the "interference" of light waves is applied in astronomy, fiber optics, and oceanography. The observation that even individual large ...

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Tecan appoints Martin Brusdeilins as Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Group Management Board

11-07-2011

The Board of Directors of the Tecan Group has appointed Dr. Martin Brusdeilins as Chief Scientific Officer and a Member of the Group Management Board. He will head the new Science & Technology organizational unit at Group level and take up his role at Tecan on September 1, 2011.Dr. Martin ...

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FDA Approves Roche’s HPV Test for Identifying Women at Highest Risk for Cervical Cancer

21-04-2011

Roche announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test which identifies women at highest risk for developing cervical cancer. This test will help physicians make early, more accurate decisions about patient care, which may prevent ...

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Nanostructures stabilise lasers

Empa researchers use electron beams for chemical reactions

14-04-2011

Electron microscopes use focussed electron beams to make extremely small objects visible. By combining the instrument with a gas-injection system material samples can be manipulated and surface structures measuring only nanometres across can be “written”. Empa researchers, together with ...

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Solvias opens new Corporate Location

On February 2, 2011, Solvias' new office and laboratory building is officially opened.

18-01-2011

Just in time for the New Year, the company relocated from Basel to Kaiseraugst. The new laboratories offer more space to provide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry with the spectrum of services that includes analysis of large and small molecules, solid-state development, and ...

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Empa researchers clarify reaction pathway to fabricate graphene-like materials

11-11-2010

Graphene is a promising material for tomorrow’s nanoelectronics devices. Precise and upscaleable methods to fabricate graphene and derived materials with desired electronic properties are however still searched after. To overcome the current limitations, Empa researchers have fabricated ...

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Clicking Tc-99m SPECT Probes Together

Molecular Assembly of Multifunctional 99mTc Radiopharmaceuticals Using "Clickable" Amino Acid Derivatives

12-10-2010

Radioactively labeled compounds are important for use as imaging probes or radiotherapeutic agents. Most radioisotopes with suitable decay properties are transition metals or elements with metallic character. Therefore, bifunctional chelators are required for stable tethering of a given ...

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