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GNA Biosolutions completes € 6 million financing round

Prepares for market entry with fast diagnostic instruments for hospital bugs

03-Jul-2015

GNA Biosolutions GmbH (GNA), a manufacturer of ultrafast pathogen diagnostic instruments, will receive fresh capital of € 6 million in a series B financing round. Founded in 2010, GNA welcomes new investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement GmbH, ...

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New 3D test system for breast cancer radiosensitizing drugs

02-Jul-2015

Radiation therapy is an important part of breast cancer treatment. Sometimes, however, tumor cells become increasingly resistant to radiation damage. Now, scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a 3D microtissue-based screening system which, for the first time, enables them to test ...

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X-rays and electrons join forces to map catalytic reactions in real-time

01-Jul-2015

A new technique pioneered at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions. A team of scientists used a newly developed reaction chamber to combine x-ray absorption ...

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High-performance microscope displays pores in the cell nucleus with greater precision

30-Jun-2015

The transportation of certain molecules into and out of the cell nucleus takes place via nuclear pores. For some time, detailed research has been conducted into how these pores embedded in the nuclear envelope are structured. Now, for the first time, biochemists from the University of Zurich have ...

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Towards graphene biosensors

30-Jun-2015

For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in precisely measuring and controlling the thickness of an organic compound that has been bound to a graphene layer. This might enable graphene to be used as a sensitive detector for biological molecules in the future. Pure carbon occurs in ...

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Thousands of Droplets for Diagnostics

Researchers develop new method enabling DNA molecules to be counted in just 30 minutes

29-Jun-2015

A team of scientists including PhD student Friedrich Schuler from the Laboratory of MEMS Applications at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg has developed a method for dividing a DNA sample into thousands of tiny droplets. What sets it apart from ...

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Waters Corporation Announces Christopher J. O'Connell as Chief Executive Officer

29-Jun-2015

Waters Corporation announced that Christopher J. O'Connell has been appointed as its new President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of its Board of Directors, effective in September 2015. Chris joins Waters® from Medtronic plc.Over his 21 years at Medtronic, Chris O'Connell held a ...

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A novel microscope for nanosystems

Scientists can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel microscope

29-Jun-2015

Nanomaterials play an essential role in many areas of daily life. There is thus a large interest to gain detailed knowledge about their optical and electronic properties. Conventional microscopes get beyond their limits when particle size falls to the range of a few ten nanometers where a single ...

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New technique for 'seeing' ions at work in a supercapacitor

24-Jun-2015

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, together with French collaborators based in Toulouse, have developed a new method to see inside battery-like devices known as supercapacitors at the atomic level. The new method could be used in order to optimise and improve the devices for real-world ...

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Fabricating inexpensive, high-temp SQUIDs for future electronic devices

24-Jun-2015

High-transition-temperature superconductivity within copper-oxide materials was discovered in 1986, and quickly set into motion an intense research effort by scientists and engineers around the globe to develop superconducting electronics capable of operating at and above liquid nitrogen ...

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