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Chemists develop a novel tool to decipher bacterial infections in real time

07-Feb-2023 A research team led by Professor Xiang David LI from the Department of Chemistry at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has developed a novel chemical tool to reveal how bacteria adapt to the host environment and control host cells. This tool can be used to investigate bacterial interactions ... more

The chemistry of mummification

Specific substances for certain parts of the body

06-Feb-2023 A international team of researchers from LMU and University of Tübingen is unveiling the secrets of ancient Egyptian embalming. Vessels from a workshop in Saqqara are providing new insights into the substances that were used to preserve human bodies. Exactly 100 years ago, the tomb of Tutan ... more

Precise X-ray thermometer for warm dense matter

New method for temperature determination opens horizon for a multitude of experiments virtually unfeasible up to now

06-Feb-2023 Warm dense matter (WDM) measures thousands of degrees in temperature and is under the pressure of thousands of Earth's atmospheres. Found in many places throughout the universe, it is expected to have beneficial applications on Earth. However, its investigation is a challenge. Even the temp ... more

Voice-activated system for hands-free, safer DNA handling

Technology protects researchers from dangerous samples

03-Feb-2023 Smart voice assistants are a popular way for people to get quick answers or play their favorite music. That same technology could make the laboratory safer for scientists and technicians who handle potentially infectious samples. Researchers in ACS Sensors now report a small, voice-activate ... more

Adam Chong named new CEO of Rigaku Asia Pacific

03-Feb-2023 Rigaku Asia Pacific PTE LTD (RAPP), the Singapore subsidiary of Rigaku—a global leading manufacturer of X-ray analysis, measurement and testing instruments based in Japan—announced Adam Chong as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. His primary role will be to expand RAPP’s ... more

Novel way to identify still unknown pathogens

Evolutionary trade-offs: Balancing genetic disease risks and pathogen protection

02-Feb-2023 Certain genes can exist in different, functionally divergent variants in the individuals of a species. If they lead to clear differences, for example in a phenotype or susceptibility to disease, this is known in biology as a polymorphism. Typical examples are a number of genes whose variant ... more

Change at the top of Analytik Jena

Ulrich Krauss charts new course

01-Feb-2023 A change is taking place at the top at Analytik Jena. Managing Director Ulrich Krauss has decided to assume other responsibilities outside of Analytik Jena. The Endress+Hauser Group is therefore handing over the management of the subsidiary specializing in laboratory analysis to Oliver Klae ... more

Scientific image analysis for everyone

New software enables automated analysis of image data without programming knowledge

01-Feb-2023 The software JIPipe was developed by scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI) and significantly simplifies the analysis of images generated in research. Users can create flowcharts according to their application needs and thus perf ... more

Voice data as a biomarker for disease

audEERING launches online platform for AI-based analysis of disease symptoms based on voice

31-Jan-2023 The voice AI company audEERING has developed AI SoundLab, a DSGVO-compliant online platform that for the first time enables the determination of health conditions based on parameters of the human voice. Companies and institutions are thus able to explore voice data as biomarkers for disease ... more

Hope for patients with a severe rare disease

By combining the results of multiple molecular analyses, scientists can better diagnose the hereditary disease methylmalonaciduria

30-Jan-2023 New research offers potential benefits for those affected by the hereditary metabolic disease methylmalonic aciduria. By combining the results of multiple molecular analyses, scientists can better diagnose this rare and severe disease. In the future, an improved understanding of the disease ... more

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The chemistry of mummification

Specific substances for certain parts of the body

06-Feb-2023 A international team of researchers from LMU and University of Tübingen is unveiling the secrets of ancient Egyptian embalming. Vessels from a workshop in Saqqara are providing new insights into the substances that were used to preserve human bodies. Exactly 100 years ago, the tomb of Tutan ... more

Precise X-ray thermometer for warm dense matter

New method for temperature determination opens horizon for a multitude of experiments virtually unfeasible up to now

06-Feb-2023 Warm dense matter (WDM) measures thousands of degrees in temperature and is under the pressure of thousands of Earth's atmospheres. Found in many places throughout the universe, it is expected to have beneficial applications on Earth. However, its investigation is a challenge. Even the temp ... more

Adam Chong named new CEO of Rigaku Asia Pacific

03-Feb-2023 Rigaku Asia Pacific PTE LTD (RAPP), the Singapore subsidiary of Rigaku—a global leading manufacturer of X-ray analysis, measurement and testing instruments based in Japan—announced Adam Chong as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. His primary role will be to expand RAPP’s ... more

Change at the top of Analytik Jena

Ulrich Krauss charts new course

01-Feb-2023 A change is taking place at the top at Analytik Jena. Managing Director Ulrich Krauss has decided to assume other responsibilities outside of Analytik Jena. The Endress+Hauser Group is therefore handing over the management of the subsidiary specializing in laboratory analysis to Oliver Klae ... more

Scientific image analysis for everyone

New software enables automated analysis of image data without programming knowledge

01-Feb-2023 The software JIPipe was developed by scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI) and significantly simplifies the analysis of images generated in research. Users can create flowcharts according to their application needs and thus perf ... more

AI analysis of cancer mutations may improve therapy

"A single test tells us something about the cellular mechanisms involved in cancer formation"

27-Jan-2023 Combining single-cell data with a self-learning algorithm reveals how structural changes in chromosomes can trigger cancer. This new method could pave the way for personalized cancer treatments, writes a team led by Ashley Sanders in “Nature Biotechnology”. Cancer has many faces – no wonder ... more

Sartorius with clear double-digit growth in fiscal 2022

Uncertainties due to the global political and economic situation remain high

27-Jan-2023 Following extraordinary growth in 2020 and 2021, the life science group Sartorius again outperformed the market in fiscal 2022, achieving its targets for sales revenue and profitability. Both divisions contributed to this development and, according to preliminary figures, recorded double-di ... more

A mobile breakthrough for water environment monitoring

A novel colorimetric multi-channel sensor on cell phone platform

26-Jan-2023 Reliable colorimetric analysis technologies have been widely praised for their highly sensitive and selective responses towards various contaminants in environmental monitoring. In principle, the chromogenic agent selectively reacts with the target in water samples, and the colored product ... more

Researchers develop new method for X-ray colour imaging

Colour images from the shadow of a sample

25-Jan-2023 A research team at the University of Göttingen has developed a new method to produce X-ray images in colour. In the past, the only way to determine the chemical composition of a sample and the position of its components using X-ray fluorescence analysis was to focus the X-rays and scan the ... more

Atoms of a glass jump similarly to cosmic particles

X-ray experiment shows possible novel route for tailoring properties of glasses: “The story appears to be getting more interesting”

23-Jan-2023 For thousands of years, people around the world have experimented with different ways to make glasses with varying properties by heating them until they melt then cooling them again. A team led by scientists at the University of Padua in Italy have used DESY’s PETRA III X-ray light source t ... more

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The chemistry of mummification

Specific substances for certain parts of the body

06-Feb-2023 A international team of researchers from LMU and University of Tübingen is unveiling the secrets of ancient Egyptian embalming. Vessels from a workshop in Saqqara are providing new insights into the substances that were used to preserve human bodies. Exactly 100 years ago, the tomb of Tutan ... more

Researchers develop new method for X-ray colour imaging

Colour images from the shadow of a sample

25-Jan-2023 A research team at the University of Göttingen has developed a new method to produce X-ray images in colour. In the past, the only way to determine the chemical composition of a sample and the position of its components using X-ray fluorescence analysis was to focus the X-rays and scan the ... more

Researchers cast new light on magnons to verify topological phases in magnetic materials

“Raman scattering is a standard experimental technique available in many labs, which is one of the strengths of this proposal”

19-Jan-2023 Much recent research has focused on ‘topological’ materials – an intriguing type of solids which fall outside the standard classification into insulators and conductors. While their bulk is insulating, these phases are characterized by electrically conducting channels which appear at their ... more

Using machine learning to improve the toxicity assessment of chemicals

Chemists take a new approach to testing chemicals

30-Dec-2022 Researchers of the University of Amsterdam, together with colleagues at the University of Queensland and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, have developed a strategy for assessing the toxicity of chemicals using machine learning. They present their approach in an article in Environ ... more

Gaining unprecedented view of small molecules by machine learning

Applications in medicine, drug discovery and environmental chemistry

21-Dec-2022 A new tool to identify small molecules offers benefits for diagnostics, drug discovery and fundamental research. A new machine learning model will help scientists identify small molecules, with applications in medicine, drug discovery and environmental chemistry. Developed by researchers at ... more

Molecules have an orientation, and scientists have a new way to measure it

Molecular orientation is key to designing better materials

12-Dec-2022 In some materials, the molecules line up in a regular, repeating pattern. In others, they all point in random directions. But in many advanced materials used in medicine, computer chip manufacturing and other industries, the molecules arrange themselves in complex patterns that dictate the ... more

A single instrument determines a total of ten greenhouse gases and air pollutants simultaneously and with high precision

"Innosuisse Certificate" for Empa Spin-off: Ready for sustainable growth

12-Dec-2022 Founded in February 2018 as an Empa spin-off, the start-up company "MIRO Analytical" received one of the coveted "Innosuisse Certificates" in October. The certificate reflects the remarkable progress the young company made during the funding agency's coaching program and confirms that the s ... more

Distinguish sugars with eye-catching and stretchy rainbow film

02-Dec-2022 Rainbows and sugar may conjure up images of a certain leprechaun-branded breakfast cereal. But now, researchers in ACS Nano report a kaleidoscope-like film for telling different sweeteners apart that displayed multiple colors when stretched by hand. When evenly stretched with a simple appar ... more

Tomography shows high potential of copper sulphide solid-state batteries

Processes during charging and discharging observed

30-Nov-2022 Solid-state batteries enable even higher energy densities than lithium-ion batteries with high safety. A team led by Prof. Philipp Adelhelm and Dr. Ingo Manke succeeded in observing a solid-state battery during charging and discharging and creating high-resolution 3D images. This showed tha ... more

Study reveals new method of preparing imaging agents

Dr. Benjamin Rotstein and collaborators unveil an operationally simple method to prepare carbon isotope-labeled versions of drugs and diagnostics

29-Nov-2022 Dr. Benjamin Rotstein and collaborators unveil an operationally simple method to prepare carbon isotope-labeled versions of drugs and diagnostics. The development of new pharmaceuticals relies on the ability of scientists to design elegantly specific drugs for targeted clinical trials. And ... more

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Blind spots in the monitoring of plastic waste

KIT researchers and partners suspect that much more plastic is transported in flowing waters than previously assumed and are developing new modelling approaches

04-Nov-2022 Whether in drinking water, food or even in the air: plastic is a global problem - and the full extent of this pollution may go beyond of what we know yet. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with partners from the Netherlands and Australia, have reviewed con ... more

How to tell if that plastic bottle or bag has recycled material in it

27-Sep-2022 To encourage more recycling, the U.K. taxes single-use plastic products containing less than 30% recycled material. But aside from a manufacturer’s word, there isn’t an easy way to verify this composition. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering have developed ... more

Nanoplastics can move up the food chain from plants to insects and from insects to fish

Novel, metallic fingerprint-based technique to detect and measure nanoplastics in organisms

14-Sep-2022 A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that lettuce can take up nanoplastics from the soil and transfer them into the food chain. The concern about plastic pollution has become widespread after it was realised that mismanaged plastics in the environment break down into sma ... more

Detecting nanoplastics in the air

“Nanoplastics are a major concern if they’re in the air that you breathe, getting into your lungs and potentially causing health problems”

29-Aug-2022 Large pieces of plastic can break down into nanosized particles that often find their way into the soil and water. Perhaps less well known is that they can also float in the air. It’s unclear how nanoplastics impact human health, but animal studies suggest they’re potentially harmful. As a ... more

Surface imaging technique illuminates potential improvements in plastics production

DESY's free-electron laser FLASH shows chemical changes in surfaces

24-Aug-2022 Consider the humble plastic food wrapper. It may seem like a simple clear film that wraps a loaf of bread or fruit gummies, but these films are less simply composed as it seems. Each individual layer must be chemically treated so that it adheres well to the next. In their efforts to adapt a ... more

Automated measurement technique for microplastic detection in water

Graduates of the University of Bayreuth receive EXIST start-up scholarship

17-Aug-2022 Jens Pfeiffer and Valentin Meiler are funded by the EXIST Start-up Grant from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection and the European Social Fund (ESF). The funding amount for "MYTRA - Measurement of Microplastics" is over 100,000 euros. The founding team, which so far con ... more

Eppendorf builds new site in Wismar for high-tech polymers used in laboratories

Production to start by the end of the year

25-Apr-2022 The globally active Eppendorf Group is building a new plant for high-quality laboratory consumables made of functional high-tech polymers. To this end, the Hamburg-based life science company is acquiring a former production site at the location of MV Werften Fertigmodule Property GmbH in Wi ... more

Microplastics found in human bloodstream

PET detected most

29-Mar-2022 A research team led by ecotoxicologist Heather Leslie and analytical chemist Marja Lamoree have become the first to demonstrate that plastic particles from our living environment end up in the human bloodstream. The results of the research project, called Immunoplast, were published today i ... more

Plastic snowfall in the Alps

Nanoplastic in the environment: New chemical method for counting plastic particles developed

27-Jan-2022 In a large-scale fundraising campaign, popular YouTubers like Mister Beast and Mark Rober are currently trying to rid the oceans of almost 14,000 tonnes of plastic waste. That's about 0.15 per cent of the amount that ends up in the oceans every year. But it's not just our waters that are fu ... more

Detecting microplastics in the environment

Geochemist has developed a method to track microplastics in water, soil and even organisms

07-Oct-2021 Geochemist Denise Mitrano has found a way to track how micro- and nanoplastic particles spread through the environment. For this work, she is receiving this year's Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Man-made plastic pollutes the environment. When broken dow ... more

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Voice-activated system for hands-free, safer DNA handling

Technology protects researchers from dangerous samples

03-Feb-2023 Smart voice assistants are a popular way for people to get quick answers or play their favorite music. That same technology could make the laboratory safer for scientists and technicians who handle potentially infectious samples. Researchers in ACS Sensors now report a small, voice-activate ... more

Sartorius with clear double-digit growth in fiscal 2022

Uncertainties due to the global political and economic situation remain high

27-Jan-2023 Following extraordinary growth in 2020 and 2021, the life science group Sartorius again outperformed the market in fiscal 2022, achieving its targets for sales revenue and profitability. Both divisions contributed to this development and, according to preliminary figures, recorded double-di ... more

DSM and LabTwin enter into cooperation

DSM chooses LabTwin to advance their digitalization strategy in Science & Innovation with the latest voice and AI solutions

20-Dec-2022 Royal DSM N.V. and LabTwin GmbH announce a multi-year license and collaboration agreement. DSM will apply the newly acquired technology in several of their Science & Innovation laboratories globally. Together, we intend to transform how science is performed in research and application labs ... more

Sartorius with continued growth in a challenging environment

Uncertainties due to the global political and economic situation currently remain high

19-Oct-2022 Sartorius closed the first nine months of 2022 in both divisions with double-digit sales revenue and earnings growth and specified its outlook for the current fiscal year. “In the first nine months, Sartorius achieved significant growth in a challenging environment. Both divisions recorded ... more

Digital lab management: Fully connected

Eppendorf partners up with eLabNext and Clustermarket

28-Sep-2022 In daily operations, lab managers usually have to monitor and manage multiple systems. If information on devices, about people and running processes is disjointed and spread across numerous data silos, managers need a lot of time to find specific data. An IoT platform can consolidate this i ... more

Hauschild SpeedMixer: Global action against US-based FlackTek Inc. and its European affiliates

Hauschild has filed suit in the US, a civil proceeding in the Netherlands, as well as a criminal proceeding in Spain, against FlackTek and its various agents

22-Sep-2022 In order to protect its worldwide known laboratory mixer “Hauschild SpeedMixer®” brand and prevent consumer injury, Hauschild GmbH & Co. KG has taken affirmative, global action to stop US-based FlackTek, Inc. and its affiliates from misappropriating Hauschild’s “SpeedMixer” brand and preven ... more

Eppendorf opens new site in Singapore

Targeted strengthening of customer focus with high-tech laboratory for pipette calibration and extensive range of high-quality laboratory services

08-Aug-2022 The globally active Eppendorf Group continues its growth track in Asia in a targeted manner and has opened a new site in Singapore. The new subsidiary is located in the heart of Singapore’s modern Biopolis science center and offers attractive office workplaces for sales and service activiti ... more

Eppendorf: climate-neutral by 2028

Comprehensive climate strategy with the goal of climate neutrality by 2028

01-Aug-2022 The globally positioned Eppendorf Group, a life science specialist, is picking up speed when it comes to climate protection. The company is reducing its CO2 emissions and will be climate-neutral by 2028 – much earlier than specified by the EU. To enable this, Eppendorf has developed a compa ... more

analytica 2022 wowed the laboratory industry

analytica extended: digital extension through July 8

27-Jun-2022 An excellent mood in five halls, delighted faces and many lively discussions at the exhibition booths: At analytica 2022, the international laboratory industry met again in person from June 21 to 24 in Munich. At the world’s leading trade fair, 891 exhibitors presented their innovations for ... more

Eppendorf increases 2021 revenue to €1.1 billion

Positive trends in all market regions and product groups

11-May-2022 During fiscal year 2021, the globally positioned Eppendorf Group saw its consolidated revenue climb to €1.1 billion (prior year: €967.2 million), amounting to an increase of 13.8% (prior year: 20.3%). Operating profit also rose significantly in 2021, reaching €272 million (prior year: €217. ... more

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Another very successful year for the ZEISS Group

Significant revenue growth of 8.8 billion euros despite challenging geopolitical and economic conditions

15-Dec-2022 The ZEISS Group achieved significant growth across all segments despite challenging geopolitical and economic conditions. Revenue rose by 16% to 8.8 billion euros, surpassing over 8 billion euros for the first time (prior year: 7.5 billion euros) in fiscal year 2021/22 (end of reporting per ... more

Smarter sensor sniffs out target gases

A chemical sensor endowed with artificial intelligence can learn to detect certain gases in the air with high sensitivity and selectivity

16-Nov-2022 The device, developed at KAUST, uses machine learning to differentiate the gases according to the way they induce slight temperature changes in the sensor as they interact with it. Smart electronic sensors that can detect specific airborne molecules are in great demand for use in applicatio ... more

EVIDENT Opens New Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Singapore

New facility supports customers and employees in the APAC region

28-Oct-2022 Evident announced the opening of its new Asia-Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Singapore, marking its ongoing commitment to expand its business and operations in the APAC region. The headquarters leads Evident’s strategy, technology and innovation in the APAC region, which includes operations ... more

Tapping hidden visual information: An all-in-one detector for thousands of colours

A new chip from Aalto University researchers puts photonic information at our fingertips

27-Oct-2022 Spectrometers are widely used throughout industry and research to detect and analyse light. Spectrometers measure the spectrum of light – its strength at different wavelengths, like the colours in a rainbow – and are an essential tool for identifying and analysing specimens and materials. I ... more

Evident to accelerate its growth and innovation

Olympus Agree on Transfer of Evident to Bain Capital

09-Sep-2022 Olympus Corporation and EVIDENT Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Olympus announced that Olympus concluded a definitive agreement with Bain Capital Private Equity, LP, regarding the transfer of Evident. Based on this agreement, all shares of Evident will be transferred to Bain Capital ... more

A successful first half year for ZEISS

Positive trend continues despite challenging conditions

19-May-2022 The positive trend continues at the ZEISS Group, which had a positive end to the first six months of fiscal year 2021/22 (ended 31 March 2022) that was significantly higher than the very good result seen in the previous year: revenue increased by 20% to 4.1 billion euros (prior year: 3.4 bi ... more

Olympus Makes it EVIDENT

Scientific Solutions business splits from global medtech comp

13-Apr-2022 Olympus Corporation announced the completion of the separation of its Scientific Solutions business to a wholly-owned subsidiary, Evident Corporation. Following the divestiture of its Imaging business, this move further signifies the company’s long-term strategy to cement its position as a ... more

Green hydrogen glows pink

Researchers develop a sensor to make hydrogen visible

14-Mar-2022 Researchers at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Chair of Thermal Process Technology at FAU have succeeded in making invisible hydrogen gas visible to the naked eye in order to prevent the risk of fires and explosions. The key to their research is what is known as suprapartic ... more

New light source: A million times brighter than the sun

PhD thesis investigated application of a special white-light laser for semiconductor industry and microbiology

14-Feb-2022 A new high-performance white-light laser is expected to speed up quality control in the semiconductor industry and provide closer monitoring of toxicity tests in microbiology. In one step, this laser enables the two-sided characterization of surfaces and can be integrated into production ch ... more

Endress+Hauser bundles analysis expertise

Subsidiaries SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems merge into Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis

11-Jan-2022 Effective 1 January 2022, the Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors, Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company: Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis, Inc. By consolidating its expertise in the field of laser-based measurement technology, the Group is str ... more

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Use of low-energy electrons for innovative biotechnology processes

21-Feb-2020 The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been utilizing electron-beam technology for decades in the development of cleaning, sterilization, and surface-modification processes and systems. Fraunhofer researchers from the Medical and Biotec ... more

Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution

18-Feb-2019 While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, according to a Penn State materials scientist, who suggests switching to biosynthetic fibers to so ... more

Cross-species cancer comparison uncovers new drug targets

Drug targets for a form of melanoma from genetic mutations found in humans, dogs and horses

13-Feb-2019 New drug targets for a rare form of melanoma may result from the discovery of similar genetic mutations found in humans, dogs and horses under a first-ever tri-species DNA sequencing study involving a University of Guelph researcher. Melanoma is a cancer that most commonly occurs in the ski ... more

New 'chemical noses' to rid the environment of industrial pollutants

11-Feb-2019 Scientists from five European countries have joined forces to develop next-generation 'chemical noses' to remove industrial pollutants from the environment. The European Commission allocated 2.9 million euros to finance the Horizon2020 FET-OPEN project INITIO that will bring together resear ... more

Broadband achromatic metalens focuses light regardless of polarization

New design doubles the efficiency of the metalens

23-Jan-2019 We live in a polarized world. No, we aren't talking about politics -- we're talking about light. Much of the light we see and use is partially polarized, meaning its electric field vibrates in specific directions. Lenses designed to work across a range of applications, from phone cameras to ... more

Classic double-slit experiment in a new light

New X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment

22-Jan-2019 An international research team led by physicists from Collaborative Research Centre 1238, 'Control and Dynamics of Quantum Materials' at the University of Cologne has implemented a new variant of the basic double-slit experiment using resonant inelastic X-ray scattering at the European Sync ... more

New light shed on intensely studied material

21-Jan-2019 The organic polymer PEDOT is probably one of the world's most intensely studied materials. Despite this, researchers at Linköping University have now demonstrated that the material functions in a completely different manner than previously believed. The result has huge significance in many ... more

Powerful X-ray beams unlock secrets of nanoscale crystal formation

Technique allowed continuous study of cobalt nanoparticles as they grew

09-Jan-2019 High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to determine for the first time what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in the metal cobalt. The technique allowed conti ... more

PerkinElmer appoints President & Chief Operating Officer

12-Dec-2018 PerkinElmer announced that its board of directors has named Prahlad Singh president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2019. In his expanded position, Dr. Singh will have responsibility for both the Discovery and Analytical Solutions (DAS) and Diagnostics operating divisions ... more

Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases

06-Dec-2018 The wonders of graphene are numerous -- it can enable flexible electronic components, enhance solar cell capacity, filter the finest subatomic particles and revolutionize batteries. Now, the "supermaterial" may one day be used to test for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS -- a progressi ... more

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  • Business

    Adam Chong named new CEO of Rigaku Asia Pacific

    03-Feb-2023 Rigaku Asia Pacific PTE LTD (RAPP), the Singapore subsidiary of Rigaku—a global leading manufacturer of X-ray analysis, measurement and testing instruments based in Japan—announced Adam Chong as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. His primary role will be to expand RAPP’s ... more

    Change at the top of Analytik Jena

    Ulrich Krauss charts new course

    01-Feb-2023 A change is taking place at the top at Analytik Jena. Managing Director Ulrich Krauss has decided to assume other responsibilities outside of Analytik Jena. The Endress+Hauser Group is therefore handing over the management of the subsidiary specializing in laboratory analysis to Oliver Klae ... more

    Zifo acquires beyontics

    Comprehensive range of laboratory services & solutions

    20-Jan-2023 Zifo, a specialist scientific informatics services provider, announces the acquisition of beyontics. A scientific service provider, beyontics has extensive experience in selecting, configuring, optimizing, and supporting Chromatography Data Systems (CDS), particularly the Waters Empower CDS ... more

  • Career

    KNAUER among the top one percent of employers in Germany

    28-Feb-2019 In the study "Leading Employers Germany 2019", the Berlin-based manufacturer of high-tech laboratory measuring instruments KNAUER was ranked as one of the best employers for the second time. This makes KNAUER one of the companies with the best ratings in an independent meta-study conducted ... more

    Michael Schreiber becomes second Managing Director of LUMITOS

    The internationally experienced marketing executive joins LUMITOS from Mettler-Toledo

    06-Apr-2018 As of 1 April, Michael Schreiber co-heads the Berlin-based company LUMITOS. The marketing expert with a natural science PhD joins Stefan Knecht as a second Managing Director of Europe's market-leading provider of B2B portals in the chemical, life science, lab equipment, pharmaceutical, anal ... more

    Tracking Down Genetic Influences on Brain Disorders

    28-Nov-2017 New findings will help to identify the genetic causes of brain disorders: researchers at the Universities of Basel, Bonn and Cologne have presented a systematic catalog of specific variable locations in the genome that influence gene activity in the human hippocampus. Individual differences ... more

  • Cooperation

    DSM and LabTwin enter into cooperation

    DSM chooses LabTwin to advance their digitalization strategy in Science & Innovation with the latest voice and AI solutions

    20-Dec-2022 Royal DSM N.V. and LabTwin GmbH announce a multi-year license and collaboration agreement. DSM will apply the newly acquired technology in several of their Science & Innovation laboratories globally. Together, we intend to transform how science is performed in research and application labs ... more

    Revolutionizing breast cancer detection through AI: iCAD and Google Health launches partnership

    Google Health’s first partnership with a mammography AI vendor

    01-Dec-2022 iCAD, Inc. announced a strategic development and commercialization agreement with Google Health to integrate its artificial intelligence (AI) technology into iCAD’sportfolio of breast imaging AI solutions. Marking the first commercial partnership Google Health has entered into to introduce ... more

    New collaboration between Shimadzu and the University Medical Center Göttingen

    Shimadzu and UMG team up to develop new clinical LC-MS methods for more rapid and flexible TDM analysis

    31-Oct-2022 Shimadzu is embarking on a new collaboration with the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG). UMG is one of Germany's leading university medical facilities. The collaboration will focus on the development of new clinical laboratory methods using liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry ... more

  • Finances

    Diagnosing cancer in minutes

    Identify tumour margins directly in the surgery room: Refined Laser Systems raises €2.7m

    30-Jan-2023 Refined Laser Systems, a dynamic biophotonics company specialised in pioneering laser systems for SRS-microscopy and quantum technology, today announces a Seed funding round of €2.7 million led by High-Tech Gründerfonds and APEX Ventures, along with NRW.BANK, Onsight Ventures and Papst Vent ... more

    Sartorius with clear double-digit growth in fiscal 2022

    Uncertainties due to the global political and economic situation remain high

    27-Jan-2023 Following extraordinary growth in 2020 and 2021, the life science group Sartorius again outperformed the market in fiscal 2022, achieving its targets for sales revenue and profitability. Both divisions contributed to this development and, according to preliminary figures, recorded double-di ... more

    Phage therapy diagnostic platform in global fight against multidrug-resistant infections

    Vésale Bioscience receives €1.8M grant from European Innovation Council for PhageDiag project

    23-Jan-2023 Vésale Bioscience, a company in the research and development of solutions and treatments using phage therapy for multi-resistant infections, announces it has received €1.8M ($1.9M) in grants from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Fund for its PhageDiag project, a phagogram u ... more

  • Laws

    ECETOC Task Force provides new insights

    Toxicity testing of microparticles and poorly soluble liquids in the water environment

    15-Jan-2019 A Task Force set up by the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has provided new insights into scientific testing for the impact of undissolved particles in the aquatic environment. ECETOC launched the Task Force in response to increasing concerns among the ... more

    Carl Zeiss Meditec AG wins patent infringement action on trifocal intraocular lens

    29-Mar-2017 The patent protects a special aphakic intraocular lens (IOL), with which light can be focused on three focal points (near, intermediate and distance vision). The patented trifocal lens reduces the impact of pupil shrinkage and lens eccentricity. VSY Biotechnology BV and its exclusive suppli ... more

    How good is the measurement method?

    Three more interlaboratory tests on safety of chemicals

    29-Nov-2016 The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely ... more

  • Manufacturing

    Eppendorf: climate-neutral by 2028

    Comprehensive climate strategy with the goal of climate neutrality by 2028

    01-Aug-2022 The globally positioned Eppendorf Group, a life science specialist, is picking up speed when it comes to climate protection. The company is reducing its CO2 emissions and will be climate-neutral by 2028 – much earlier than specified by the EU. To enable this, Eppendorf has developed a compa ... more

    Life Science Business of Merck Breaks Ground on Company’s First Lateral Flow Membrane Production Facility in the United States

    Supports strategy to add physical capacity and expand regional network in the United States

    22-Jul-2022 The Life Science business of Merck broke ground at its Sheboygan, Wisconsin site, for the company’s first lateral flow membrane production facility in the United States. Lateral flow membranes are a key component in rapid diagnostic test kits for a variety of applications, including Covid-1 ... more

    WITec Begins Expansion of its Headquarters Facility

    Increased capacity required to meet growing demand for Raman imaging microscopes

    12-Jun-2020 WITec GmbH is expanding its headquarters building in Ulm. The new addition will offer more space for production and quality assurance, laboratories for development and customer demonstrations or sample measurements, larger conference rooms and greater logistical capability. When complete, t ... more

  • Market

    M&A in chemicals and life sciences slowed down by global lockdowns

    Race for COVID-19 vaccine

    13-Jul-2020 In the first half of this year, the transaction volume of mergers and acquisitions in the chemical and life sciences industries has decreased dramatically. The volume of deals announced in the first six months is only $84 billion. Compared to the previous year (389 billion dollars), this is ... more

    SOPAT GmbH and Malvern Panalytical announce a distribution agreement for US market

    09-Oct-2018 SOPAT GmbH announced a distribution agreement with Malvern Panalytical. Malvern Panalytical is now the exclusive distributor for a complete range of SOPAT photo-optical image analysis instrumentation and software in the United States of America. “We are thrilled to be working together with ... more

    Clariant enhances capabilities at Clinton, Oklahoma

    Inaugural event sees opening of state-of-the art laboratory to support customer growth

    28-Jun-2018 Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will be hosting a Grand Opening Event for their new facilities based in Clinton, Oklahoma, today. The site, for which Clariant has made a significant investment, is a strategic location to support the growing oil and gas industry within the M ... more

  • People

    Adam Chong named new CEO of Rigaku Asia Pacific

    03-Feb-2023 Rigaku Asia Pacific PTE LTD (RAPP), the Singapore subsidiary of Rigaku—a global leading manufacturer of X-ray analysis, measurement and testing instruments based in Japan—announced Adam Chong as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. His primary role will be to expand RAPP’s ... more

    Change at the top of Analytik Jena

    Ulrich Krauss charts new course

    01-Feb-2023 A change is taking place at the top at Analytik Jena. Managing Director Ulrich Krauss has decided to assume other responsibilities outside of Analytik Jena. The Endress+Hauser Group is therefore handing over the management of the subsidiary specializing in laboratory analysis to Oliver Klae ... more

    Pioneering method for stem cell diagnostics

    Leif S. Ludwig receives Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Early Career Award

    25-Jan-2023 Biochemist and physician Dr Leif S. Ludwig (40) from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité and the Max Delbrück Center will receive the 2023 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers, as the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation announced. Ludwig has d ... more

  • Politics

    BioM and Munich Biotech Cluster celebrate its 25th anniversary

    A quarter century of success in biotechnology

    01-Aug-2022 BioM and the Munich Biotech Cluster celebrated their 25th anniversary. Together, they can claim a great success story. With the support of the biotech cluster management organization, the life science region has become one of the most successful biotech hotspots in Europe. At the celebratio ... more

    ECETOC Task Force provides new insights

    Toxicity testing of microparticles and poorly soluble liquids in the water environment

    15-Jan-2019 A Task Force set up by the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has provided new insights into scientific testing for the impact of undissolved particles in the aquatic environment. ECETOC launched the Task Force in response to increasing concerns among the ... more

    REACH is the dominant driver for substitution - more action is needed

    06-Sep-2016 The REACH Regulation and other EU policies coupled with market forces have created strong drivers to avoid the use of very hazardous substances in the EU. To accelerate identifying very hazardous substances and substituting them with safer alternatives, the report recommends improving the a ... more

  • Products

    Voice data as a biomarker for disease

    audEERING launches online platform for AI-based analysis of disease symptoms based on voice

    31-Jan-2023 The voice AI company audEERING has developed AI SoundLab, a DSGVO-compliant online platform that for the first time enables the determination of health conditions based on parameters of the human voice. Companies and institutions are thus able to explore voice data as biomarkers for disease ... more

    A single instrument determines a total of ten greenhouse gases and air pollutants simultaneously and with high precision

    "Innosuisse Certificate" for Empa Spin-off: Ready for sustainable growth

    12-Dec-2022 Founded in February 2018 as an Empa spin-off, the start-up company "MIRO Analytical" received one of the coveted "Innosuisse Certificates" in October. The certificate reflects the remarkable progress the young company made during the funding agency's coaching program and confirms that the s ... more

    ZEISS microscope developers win the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2022

    The development of the ZEISS Lattice Lightsheet 7 for the gentle 3D imaging of living cells was honored with the Federal President's Award for Technology and Innovation

    28-Oct-2022 The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, awarded the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2022, The Federal President's Award for Technology and Innovation, to the team from ZEISS during a festive ceremony. The jury recognized the ZEISS experts Dr. Thomas Kalkbrenner, Dr. Jörg Siebenmorgen, an ... more

  • Research

    Catching the wrongdoers in the act

    Chemists develop a novel tool to decipher bacterial infections in real time

    07-Feb-2023 A research team led by Professor Xiang David LI from the Department of Chemistry at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has developed a novel chemical tool to reveal how bacteria adapt to the host environment and control host cells. This tool can be used to investigate bacterial interactions ... more

    The chemistry of mummification

    Specific substances for certain parts of the body

    06-Feb-2023 A international team of researchers from LMU and University of Tübingen is unveiling the secrets of ancient Egyptian embalming. Vessels from a workshop in Saqqara are providing new insights into the substances that were used to preserve human bodies. Exactly 100 years ago, the tomb of Tutan ... more

    Precise X-ray thermometer for warm dense matter

    New method for temperature determination opens horizon for a multitude of experiments virtually unfeasible up to now

    06-Feb-2023 Warm dense matter (WDM) measures thousands of degrees in temperature and is under the pressure of thousands of Earth's atmospheres. Found in many places throughout the universe, it is expected to have beneficial applications on Earth. However, its investigation is a challenge. Even the temp ... more

  • Technology

    Smarter sensor sniffs out target gases

    A chemical sensor endowed with artificial intelligence can learn to detect certain gases in the air with high sensitivity and selectivity

    16-Nov-2022 The device, developed at KAUST, uses machine learning to differentiate the gases according to the way they induce slight temperature changes in the sensor as they interact with it. Smart electronic sensors that can detect specific airborne molecules are in great demand for use in applicatio ... more

    World's first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing adopted by OECD

    Success for long-standing collaboration between BASF and Givaudan to develop and validate alternative methods

    30-Jun-2021 The world’s first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing has been approved by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The testing strategy consists of three so-called alternative methods. They can be used to predict whether a substance causes allergic ... more

    A sharper look at the interior of semiconductors

    A research team is developing a high-resolution imaging technique that can be used to determine internal structures in materials and their chemical composition in a non-destructive manner and with nanometre precision

    19-Feb-2021 Images provide information – what we can observe with our own eyes enables us to understand. Constantly expanding the field of perception into dimensions that are initially hidden from the naked eye, drives science forward. Today, increasingly powerful microscopes let us see into the cells ... more

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