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Microscopy technique enables 3D super-resolution nanometre-scale imaging

Research team combine two techniques to achieve isotropic super-resolution imaging

24-Jun-2022 Over the last two decades, microscopy has seen unprecedented advances in speed and resolution. However, cellular structures are essentially three-dimensional, and conventional super-resolution techniques often lack the necessary resolution in all three directions to capture details at a nan ... more

Tapping the ocean as a source of natural products

New species and new molecules discovered

24-Jun-2022 Using DNA data, ETH researchers have examined seawater to find not only new species of bacteria, but also previously unknown natural products that may one day prove beneficial. The oceans are teeming with countless forms of life, from the world’s largest creature – the blue whale – to minis ... more

Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics

Researchers develop an olfactory sensor using your unique chemical composition to confirm who you are

24-Jun-2022 Biometric authentication like fingerprint and iris scans are a staple of any spy movie, and trying to circumvent those security measures is often a core plot point. But these days the technology is not limited to spies, as fingerprint verification and facial recognition are now common featu ... more

Plant stress transformed into rapid tests for dangerous chemicals

Inexpensive method detects synthetic cannabinoids, banned pesticides

23-Jun-2022 Scientists have modified proteins involved in plants’ natural response to stress, making them the basis of innovative tests for multiple chemicals, including banned pesticides and deadly, synthetic cannabinoids. During drought, plants produce ABA, a hormone that helps them hold on to water. ... more

Breakthrough: Prospect of blood test for Parkinson’s disease for the first time

A new method reliably detects protein changes in blood that are typical of Parkinson's disease: "The results are really sensational"

22-Jun-2022 Until now, the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease has been based primarily on typical movement disorders such as muscle stiffness, slower movements and shaking. However, the disease starts up to twenty years before it becomes noticeable as a result of these symptoms. To date, there have been ... more

Trajan to acquire leading chromatography consumables and tools business

Strengthens Trajan's product portfolio particularly in the critical area of the gas chromatography inlet and sample introduction

22-Jun-2022 Global analytical science and device company Trajan Group Holdings Limited has announced the signing of a binding share purchase agreement and a real estate purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Chromatography Research Supplies, Inc. (CRS), a leading global manufacturer of high-quality anal ... more

New spectroscopic insights into hydrogen bonds

Surprising results

21-Jun-2022 Hydrogen bonds are of fundamental interest in materials science, physics and chemistry. An international team including scientists from the University of Bayreuth has now achieved surprising insights into the formation of hydrogen bonds using a novel method that enables the application of N ... more

High-speed imaging of microchips

Novel method enables fast X-ray scans of large objects with nanometre resolution

20-Jun-2022 A new method speeds up X-ray imaging of extended samples like microchips. The innovative technique makes it possible to study relatively large objects to nanometre fine details in a reasonable amount of time. That is not only interesting to science but also to industry, as the developer tea ... more

New insights into binding configuration and mobility of molecules on nanoparticle surfaces

Physicists investigate binding between molecules and nanoparticles with high resolution

17-Jun-2022 How molecules bind to a surface is of central importance in chemical reactions, making the possibility of studying binding configurations in isolated nanosystems of great interest. A Freiburg research team led by Dr. Lukas Bruder and Prof. Dr. Frank Stienkemeier has now succeeded in studyin ... more

Calculating the "fingerprints" of molecules with artificial intelligence

16-Jun-2022 With conventional methods, it is extremely time-consuming to calculate the spectral fingerprint of larger molecules. But this is a prerequisite for correctly interpreting experimentally obtained data. Now, a team at HZB has achieved very good results in significantly less time using self-le ... more

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Microscopy technique enables 3D super-resolution nanometre-scale imaging

Research team combine two techniques to achieve isotropic super-resolution imaging

24-Jun-2022 Over the last two decades, microscopy has seen unprecedented advances in speed and resolution. However, cellular structures are essentially three-dimensional, and conventional super-resolution techniques often lack the necessary resolution in all three directions to capture details at a nan ... more

Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics

Researchers develop an olfactory sensor using your unique chemical composition to confirm who you are

24-Jun-2022 Biometric authentication like fingerprint and iris scans are a staple of any spy movie, and trying to circumvent those security measures is often a core plot point. But these days the technology is not limited to spies, as fingerprint verification and facial recognition are now common featu ... more

Plant stress transformed into rapid tests for dangerous chemicals

Inexpensive method detects synthetic cannabinoids, banned pesticides

23-Jun-2022 Scientists have modified proteins involved in plants’ natural response to stress, making them the basis of innovative tests for multiple chemicals, including banned pesticides and deadly, synthetic cannabinoids. During drought, plants produce ABA, a hormone that helps them hold on to water. ... more

Trajan to acquire leading chromatography consumables and tools business

Strengthens Trajan's product portfolio particularly in the critical area of the gas chromatography inlet and sample introduction

22-Jun-2022 Global analytical science and device company Trajan Group Holdings Limited has announced the signing of a binding share purchase agreement and a real estate purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Chromatography Research Supplies, Inc. (CRS), a leading global manufacturer of high-quality anal ... more

New spectroscopic insights into hydrogen bonds

Surprising results

21-Jun-2022 Hydrogen bonds are of fundamental interest in materials science, physics and chemistry. An international team including scientists from the University of Bayreuth has now achieved surprising insights into the formation of hydrogen bonds using a novel method that enables the application of N ... more

High-speed imaging of microchips

Novel method enables fast X-ray scans of large objects with nanometre resolution

20-Jun-2022 A new method speeds up X-ray imaging of extended samples like microchips. The innovative technique makes it possible to study relatively large objects to nanometre fine details in a reasonable amount of time. That is not only interesting to science but also to industry, as the developer tea ... more

On-site food freshness testing

Near infrared spectral analysis for mobile applications

15-Jun-2022 Anyone who has ever ruined a cake knows that the correct identification of visually similar substances such as sugar and salt has great significance in food preparation. However, complex compositional analyses can also provide information about the quality, ripeness or freshness of products ... more

Scientists create luminescent gels with multitude of applications from counterfeiting to bio-sensing

15-Jun-2022 Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have taken inspiration from nature to create luminescent, self-healing gels with a suite of potential applications ranging from bank note counterfeiting to next-gen bio-sensing and imaging. Crucially, the scientists have been able to introduce guanosin ... more

‘E-nose’ sniffs out mixtures of volatile organic compounds

Accurately distinguish xylene isomer mixtures

13-Jun-2022 As paint thinner, ink and adhesives dry, they can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can negatively impact health. Typically, one of those VOCs is xylene, which exists as three isomers with the same elements but slightly different arrangements. Because the isomers are so simil ... more

Inspiration for the laboratory of tomorrow

analytica 2022 supporting program

08-Jun-2022 Live in Munich again at last: When analytica, the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology, opens its doors from June 21 to 24, around 900 exhibitors will present their innovations. The industry is particularly looking forward to in-person dialog. The ... more

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Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics

Researchers develop an olfactory sensor using your unique chemical composition to confirm who you are

24-Jun-2022 Biometric authentication like fingerprint and iris scans are a staple of any spy movie, and trying to circumvent those security measures is often a core plot point. But these days the technology is not limited to spies, as fingerprint verification and facial recognition are now common featu ... more

Plant stress transformed into rapid tests for dangerous chemicals

Inexpensive method detects synthetic cannabinoids, banned pesticides

23-Jun-2022 Scientists have modified proteins involved in plants’ natural response to stress, making them the basis of innovative tests for multiple chemicals, including banned pesticides and deadly, synthetic cannabinoids. During drought, plants produce ABA, a hormone that helps them hold on to water. ... more

New spectroscopic insights into hydrogen bonds

Surprising results

21-Jun-2022 Hydrogen bonds are of fundamental interest in materials science, physics and chemistry. An international team including scientists from the University of Bayreuth has now achieved surprising insights into the formation of hydrogen bonds using a novel method that enables the application of N ... more

New insights into binding configuration and mobility of molecules on nanoparticle surfaces

Physicists investigate binding between molecules and nanoparticles with high resolution

17-Jun-2022 How molecules bind to a surface is of central importance in chemical reactions, making the possibility of studying binding configurations in isolated nanosystems of great interest. A Freiburg research team led by Dr. Lukas Bruder and Prof. Dr. Frank Stienkemeier has now succeeded in studyin ... more

Calculating the "fingerprints" of molecules with artificial intelligence

16-Jun-2022 With conventional methods, it is extremely time-consuming to calculate the spectral fingerprint of larger molecules. But this is a prerequisite for correctly interpreting experimentally obtained data. Now, a team at HZB has achieved very good results in significantly less time using self-le ... more

Scientists create luminescent gels with multitude of applications from counterfeiting to bio-sensing

15-Jun-2022 Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have taken inspiration from nature to create luminescent, self-healing gels with a suite of potential applications ranging from bank note counterfeiting to next-gen bio-sensing and imaging. Crucially, the scientists have been able to introduce guanosin ... more

‘E-nose’ sniffs out mixtures of volatile organic compounds

Accurately distinguish xylene isomer mixtures

13-Jun-2022 As paint thinner, ink and adhesives dry, they can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can negatively impact health. Typically, one of those VOCs is xylene, which exists as three isomers with the same elements but slightly different arrangements. Because the isomers are so simil ... more

Water distribution in the fuel cell made visible in 4D

The analysis opens new possibilities for more efficient and thus more cost-effective fuel cells

09-Jun-2022 Teams from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and University College London (UCL) have visualised the water distribution in a fuel cell in three dimensions and in real time for the first time by evaluating neutron data from the Berlin Experimental Reactor shut down in 2019. The analysis opens n ... more

Electronic quantum dance in molecules

Scientists watch moving charge density in real-time

08-Jun-2022 An international research team led by DESY scientist Tim Laarmann has for the first time been able to monitor the quantum mechanically evolving electron charge distribution in glycine molecules via direct real-time measurement. The results – obtained at DESY´s brilliant free-electron laser ... more

Research paves the way for stronger alloys

High-speed synchrotron X-ray tomography ‘photograph’ the changing crystal structures in molten alloys as they cool

07-Jun-2022 Scientists from the University of Birmingham have described how microscopic crystals grow and change shape in molten metals as they cool, in research that is breaking new ground in alloy research and paves the way for improving the tensile strength of alloys used in casting and welding.  Th ... more

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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

X-ray insights may enable better plastics production

Analysis helps to understand fragmentation of catalyst particles in ethylene polymerisation

30-Sep-2021 An X-ray study at DESY is pointing the way towards a better understanding of plastics production. A team led by Utrecht University investigated so-called Ziegler-type catalysts, the workhorses in the world's polyethylene and polypropylene production, at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III. As the ... more

Making stresses in plastics and components visible

Research team led by TU Chemnitz develops dyes that continuously indicate stresses and their strength in plastics and components by changing colour

05-Aug-2021 A research team led by Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer, holder of the Professorship of Polymer Chemistry at Chemnitz University of Technology, and PD Dr. Michael Walter, project leader at the Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS) at Albert Ludwig ... more

It's snowing plastic

New technique detects minute particles of plastics in snow, rain and even soil

22-Mar-2021 The snow may be melting, but it is leaving pollution behind in the form of micro- and nano-plastics according to a McGill study that was recently published in Environmental Pollution. The pollution is largely due to the relatively soluble plastics found in antifreeze products (polyethylene ... more

Microplastics transport metallic pollutants

Pursuing the Trojan horse: Scientists are developing methods for measuring metal in microplastics

27-Jul-2020 There are a relatively large number of studies on the accumulation and transport of persistent organic pollutants by microplastics, which has resulted in good data in this regard. Data, however, on the accumulation of metals that are toxic to the environment are very rare and sometimes scie ... more

When every particle counts

Comprehensive guidelines for microplastic extraction from environmental samples developed

12-May-2020 Today, microplastics can be detected in almost every ecosystem in the world. Despite intensive research into this massive environmental problem, it is still a challenge to identify and quantify these synthetic particles made of various types of plastic in environmental samples. A team of re ... more

How to program materials

Predict the properties of composite materials

23-May-2019 Can the properties of composite materials be predicted? Empa scientists have mastered this feat and thus can help achieve research objectives faster. This leads, for instance, to better recycling techniques and electrically conductive synthetic materials for the solar industry. Ali Gooneie ... more

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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

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

Sartorius records dynamic start to the new fiscal year

Global political and economic uncertainties substantially increased

22-Apr-2022 Sartorius recorded a dynamic start to fiscal 2022, with sales revenue and earnings posting strong double-digit growth rates in the first quarter compared with the prior-year period. Based on its performance in the first three months, Sartorius confirms its outlook for fiscal 2022. “Sartoriu ... more

analytica 2022: Fighting COVID-19 with combined expertise

New tools in virus research and detection

22-Mar-2022 Whether PCR apps or high-tech analysis equipment for vaccine development: during the pandemic, the chemical analysis and biotech sector has demonstrated its strength. From June 21 to 24, 2022, the industry will come together in Munich at analytica, the leading trade fair for analysis, labor ... more

analytica 2022—Your path to Laboratory 4.0

Special show brings the digital transformation in the lab to life

24-Feb-2022 Smart solutions for the digital transformation of the laboratory are the main topic of analytica, the leading trade fair for analysis, laboratory technology and biotechnology, which will open its doors from June 21 to 24, 2022 on the Messe München exhibition grounds. Electronic lab journals ... more

INTEGRA Biosciences increases global turnover by 46 %

Heightened demand from all corners of the globe

10-Feb-2022 INTEGRA Biosciences has enjoyed considerable growth for more than 10 years – averaging 18 percent per annum – and more than doubling in the previous two years. In 2020, we grew by 73 percent, and this was followed by a 46 percent increase in turnover in 2021, reaching 191 million Swiss Fran ... more

analytica 2022: Shaping the laboratory of the future together

Supporting program focuses on the practical transfer of knowledge

01-Feb-2022 From June 21-24, 2022, the international laboratory sector will once again meet in person at analytica, its biggest industry platform, in Munich. The world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology will focus in particular on the ongoing digitalization of la ... more

Eppendorf AG completes conversion to European public limited company

Group headquarter remains in Hamburg, Germany

21-Oct-2021 The internationally active life science company Eppendorf, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, has completed its conversion to the European legal form Societas Europaea (SE) as of October 19, 2021. The company will operate as Eppendorf SE with immediate effect. "We are convinced that we have ... more

Tecan successfully completes the acquisition of Paramit

05-Aug-2021 The Tecan Group  announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of US-based Paramit Corporation and its affiliates (“Paramit”) for a total purchase consideration of USD 1.0 billion (CHF 920 million). On June 23, 2021, Tecan entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parami ... more

LAUDA expands headquarters with office space

Visible sign of growth

30-Jul-2021 With a symbolic laying of the foundation stone, LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG celebrated the official start of construction for an extension to an existing office building. When the office building with production hall was erected and completed in 2008, an extension had already been pla ... more

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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

A Record Year for ZEISS

In fiscal year 2020/21, ZEISS achieves highest revenue yet in its 175-year history at 7.5 billion euros

16-Dec-2021 The ZEISS Group ended fiscal year 2020/21 (end of reporting period: 30 September 2021) on an excellent note: its revenue rose by 20% to 7.529 billion euros (previous year: 6.297 billion euros). Over 90% of this sum was generated in markets outside Germany. Earnings before interest and tax ( ... more

New images lead to better prediction of shear thickening

It's relevant to everything from oil & gas to pharma manufacturing to food processing to chemical manufacturing

11-Oct-2021 For the first time, researchers have been able capture images providing unprecedented details of how particles behave in a liquid suspension when the phenomenon known as shear thickening takes place. The work allows us to directly understand the processes behind shear thickening, which had ... more

Changes to Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG

Dr. Ludwin Monz will be stepping down from his position as President and CEO of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG at his own request

01-Oct-2021 President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Dr. Ludwin Monz, has announced to the Supervisory Board that he will not be accepting another term in office. The Supervisory Board notes his decision with regret. Dr. Monz and the Supervisory Board have agreed to end his term on 31 December 2021. ... more

ZEISS Reports Successful Start to Fiscal Year

ZEISS Group successfully navigates pandemic thanks to broad portfolio and global structure

21-May-2021 The ZEISS Group had a successful end to the first six months of fiscal year 2020/21 (ended 31 March 2021). It saw its revenue rise by 6 percent (adjusted for currency fluctuations, by 9 percent) to 3.406 billion euros (previous year: 3.213 billion euros). Around 90% of this sum was generate ... more

Hunting out hidden hydrogen: novel holey nanosheets for detecting hydrogen gas leaks

Scientists develop hydrogen sensors with holey zinc oxide "nanosheets" to prevent accidents from hydrogen gas leaks

15-Dec-2020 In recent years, hydrogen (H2) has emerged as the best option for clean energy in our pursuit of an alternative fuel for mitigating environmental problems such as global warming. Hailed as "batteries of the future," H2 fuel cells are touted as the fuel for the future generation. While this ... 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

    Trajan to acquire leading chromatography consumables and tools business

    Strengthens Trajan's product portfolio particularly in the critical area of the gas chromatography inlet and sample introduction

    22-Jun-2022 Global analytical science and device company Trajan Group Holdings Limited has announced the signing of a binding share purchase agreement and a real estate purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Chromatography Research Supplies, Inc. (CRS), a leading global manufacturer of high-quality anal ... more

    Inspiration for the laboratory of tomorrow

    analytica 2022 supporting program

    08-Jun-2022 Live in Munich again at last: When analytica, the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology, opens its doors from June 21 to 24, around 900 exhibitors will present their innovations. The industry is particularly looking forward to in-person dialog. The ... more

    analytica 2022: New instruments for personalized medicine

    Mass spectrometry and the like as tools of biomarker analytics

    19-May-2022 From cancer to birth defects to infectious disease: Modern gene and bioanalysis is the key to personalized medicine. Its goal it to increase the success rate of recovery and minimize side effects by examining the illness and the individual characteristics of a patient as precisely as possib ... 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

    Bruker and TOFWERK Form Strategic Partnership

    On-line chemical ionization techniques for high sensitivity and in situ small molecule detection for stationary and mobile analysis

    11-May-2022 Bruker Corporation and TOFWERK AG announced a strategic partnership for high-speed, ultra-sensitive applied and industrial analytical solutions, in conjunction with a Bruker minority investment in TOFWERK.  The partnership provides a basis for technology collaborations to advance instrument ... more

    LUM enters into a strategic partnership for bitumen and petroleum analysis in France

    10-Nov-2021 In October 2021, LUM GmbH started a strategic partnership with the French company VIALAB SARL in order to be able to offer French customers greater expertise in solving their questions in the field of bitumen, petroleum and related emulsions. Under the patronage of LUM France, VIALAB SARL w ... more

    Waters and Sartorius collaborate

    Companies to help bioprocess scientists accelerate clone selection and process development

    28-Oct-2021 Waters Corporation and Sartorius announced they will partner to provide bioprocess experts with direct access to high-quality mass spectrometry (MS) data to accelerate the speed and improve the accuracy of biopharmaceutical process development. Sartorius and Waters will partner to implement ... more

  • Finances

    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

    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

    Sartorius records dynamic start to the new fiscal year

    Global political and economic uncertainties substantially increased

    22-Apr-2022 Sartorius recorded a dynamic start to fiscal 2022, with sales revenue and earnings posting strong double-digit growth rates in the first quarter compared with the prior-year period. Based on its performance in the first three months, Sartorius confirms its outlook for fiscal 2022. “Sartoriu ... 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

    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

    QIAGEN dramatically ramping up global production capacity for RNA extraction kits for use in detection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

    18-Mar-2020 QIAGEN announced plans to dramatically ramp up global production capacity of RNA extraction kits that are used as part of workflows around the world to detect nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. QIAGEN has historically allocated global production capaci ... more

    Eppendorf significantly expands production site in Oldenburg

    27-Sep-2019 The Eppendorf Group is boosting its production capacity at its site in Oldenburg in Holstein by building two new production halls. Operations at the two sites will begin in the second half of 2020, significantly increasing the overall capacity of Eppendorf Polymere GmbH, a wholly owned subs ... 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

    Bruker Appoints Philip Ma to its Board of Directors

    18-Mar-2022 Bruker Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Philip Ma, Ph.D. to serve on its board, effective as of April 1, 2022. Dr. Ma is Chief Executive Officer, founder, and a director of PrognomiQ, a privately held healthcare company that is developing next-generation, tran ... more

    New sole owner at LabCognition

    Farewell to Alexander Holland-Moritz

    09-Feb-2022 LabCognition announced, that Dr. Klaus Schuermann is now the sole owner and managing director of the company as of January 1st, 2022. Thank you Alexander Holland-Moritz After more than 17 years, founder Alexander Holland-Moritz is passing on his shares to his business partner and co-founder ... more

    KRÜSS on course for expansion with Gordon Peters as additional managing director

    28-Jan-2022 At the beginning of this year, Gordon Peters took over the finance & commercial division at KRÜSS as an additional managing director. Florian Weser, who is the eighth generation of his family to head the Hamburg-based manufacturer of scientific measuring instruments, has gained an experienc ... more

  • Politics

    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

    The REACH regulation as an effective way of regulating nanomaterials

    A new concept is to ensure safety in the supply chain and life cycle of nanomaterials

    07-Feb-2013 There is currently a need for better  identification and assessment of potential hazards arising from nanomaterials for humans and their environment in the future. With this aim, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) ... more

  • Products

    Analyze proteins and protein interactions with hitherto unseen performance

    Life-science startup Actome announces release of first commercial products

    09-May-2022 Actome has released the first commercial products to the EU market based on the Protein Interaction Coupling (PICO) Technology. The PICO assay kits for measuring proteins and protein interactions are available through Actome's online webshop. Actome GmbH is a life-science startup form Freib ... more

    Technology transfer award for PCR rapid test device for infection diagnostics

    In-vitro-Diagnostic company Spindiag, a University of Freiburg and Hahn-Schickard spin-off, has been recognized for its research-based development

    19-Apr-2022 Spindiag GmbH, together with the University of Freiburg and the Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V., was awarded the Technology Transfer Prize 2020 from the German Physical Society (DPG) on April 09, 2022 for the development of the PCR-based rapid test system Rhonda. T ... more

    A free AI tool to quickly determine which protein labeling strategy works best for molecular interaction measurements

    NanoTemper Technologies and PharmAI launch Proto

    12-Apr-2022 NanoTemper Technologies, in partnership with PharmAI, announced the launch of Proto, a free AI-based web application that reveals the best labeling strategy to help scientists more efficiently measure molecular interactions, a process that’s necessary to discover and develop new drugs. Prot ... more

  • Research

    Microscopy technique enables 3D super-resolution nanometre-scale imaging

    Research team combine two techniques to achieve isotropic super-resolution imaging

    24-Jun-2022 Over the last two decades, microscopy has seen unprecedented advances in speed and resolution. However, cellular structures are essentially three-dimensional, and conventional super-resolution techniques often lack the necessary resolution in all three directions to capture details at a nan ... more

    Tapping the ocean as a source of natural products

    New species and new molecules discovered

    24-Jun-2022 Using DNA data, ETH researchers have examined seawater to find not only new species of bacteria, but also previously unknown natural products that may one day prove beneficial. The oceans are teeming with countless forms of life, from the world’s largest creature – the blue whale – to minis ... more

    Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics

    Researchers develop an olfactory sensor using your unique chemical composition to confirm who you are

    24-Jun-2022 Biometric authentication like fingerprint and iris scans are a staple of any spy movie, and trying to circumvent those security measures is often a core plot point. But these days the technology is not limited to spies, as fingerprint verification and facial recognition are now common featu ... more

  • Technology

    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

    Growth factors in single cells counted for the first time

    26-Feb-2019 Whether healthy or diseased, human cells exhibit behaviors and processes that are largely dictated by growth factor molecules, which bind to receptors on the cells. For example, growth factors tell the cells to divide, move, and when to die--a process known as apoptosis. When growth factor ... more

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