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A scanner for hereditary defects

29-Jan-2013

Our genetic material is constantly exposed to damage, which the body’s own proteins normally repair. One of these proteins works like a scanner, continually scouring the genetic material for signs of damage. Researchers from the Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology at the ...

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Nano-velcro clasps heavy metal molecules in its grips

Researchers develop nano-strips for inexpensive testing of mercury levels in our lakes and oceans with unprecedented sensitivity

11-Sep-2012

Mercury, when dumped in lakes and rivers, accumulates in fish, and often ends up on our plates. A Swiss-American team of researchers led by Francesco Stellacci at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Bartosz Grzybowski at Northwestern University has devised a simple, ...

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A giant step in a miniature world: UZH researcher measures the electrical charge of nano particles

01-Aug-2012

Nano particles are a millionth of a millimeter in size, making them invisible to the human eye. Unless, that is, they are under the microscope of Prof. Madhavi Krishnan, a biophysicist at the University of Zurich. Prof. Krishnan has developed a new method that measures not only the size of the ...

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Biocartis collaborates with Philips and Wellcome Trust in oncology diagnostics

Collaboration to develop an automated blood based assay-system for monitoring tumor load

30-May-2012

Biocartis announces that its researchers, in collaboration with researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and at Philips Research, are developing a novel workflow for extraction and amplification & detection of tumor DNA on Biocartis diagnostic platforms. Biocartis retains its full IP ...

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INTEGRA acquires Valdea Biosciences

21-May-2012

INTEGRA Biosciences AG has announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire their long time French distribution partner Valdea Biosciences SAS. The move will maintain all Valdea Biosciences' existing distribution partnerships and provides the resource to help accelerate the launch of ...

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Metrohm celebrates 25 years of ion chromatography

02-May-2012

This year it is 25 years since Metrohm launched its first ion chromatograph, the 690 ion chromatograph. Since then Metrohm has profoundly changed ion chromatography with instruments that are simple to use, robust, and affordable. In the early 1980s ion chromatography was already around as an ...

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Video reveals wave character of particles

Wave properties of individual heavy molecules can also be observed experimentally

30-Mar-2012

Quantum theory describes the world of atoms very precisely. Still, it defies our macroscopic conception of everyday's world due to its many anti-intuitive predictions. The wave-particle dualism probably is the best known example and means that matter may spread and interfere like waves. Now, an ...

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Tecan Award 2011 winner announced

27-Feb-2012

Tecan announced the results of the Tecan Award 2011. The award has been won by Svenja Kristina Holle from the University Hospital of Muenster (UHM), Germany. Using an Infinite® 200 microplate reader, Svenja and the UHM team have developed an ex vivo method for investigating the dynamics of ...

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Changes to the Tecan Development & Operations Division

Martin Brusdeilins will take over as Head of the Development & Operations Division with immediate effect

14-Nov-2011

The Tecan Group announced that Martin Brusdeilins will take over as Head of the Development & Operations Division with immediate effect. Jürg Dübendorfer, who has led the Division since January 2011, is to leave the company and the Group Management Board at his own request by no later than the ...

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Tecan and Attana extend distribution agreement

13-Oct-2011

Tecan and Attana AB have announced an extended distribution agreement under which Tecan will distribute Attana's label-free biosensor instruments and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) assay technology in Europe. This collaboration covers the Attana 100, Attana 200 and Cell 200 instruments, as ...

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