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Scientist resolves one of the holy grails of physical chemistry after 17 years of research

The Grotthuss Mechanism is revealed to intimately involve not one, two, or four molecules, as was suggested for more than 100 years of modern research, but a unique arrangement of three water molecules

04-Oct-2022 Prof. Ehud Pines is an iconoclast. What else can you call a scientist who spent 17 years doggedly pursuing the solution to an over 200-year-old chemistry problem which he felt never received a satisfying answer using methods no other scientist thought could lead to the truth? Now, he is vin ... more

Molecular chaperones caught in flagrante

X-ray structure analysis shows how MHC I molecules are prepared for peptide loading

04-Oct-2022 For an adequate immune response, it is essential that T lymphocytes recognise infected or degenerated cells. They do so by means of antigenic peptides, which these cells present with the help of specialised surface molecules (MHC I molecules). Using X-ray structure analysis, a research team ... more

New light for shaping electron beams

Adaptive imaging technique for materials science and structural biology

03-Oct-2022 A new technique that combines electron microscopy and laser technology enables programmable, arbitrary shaping of electron beams. It can potentially be used for optimizing electron optics and for adaptive electron microscopy, maximizing sensitivity while minimizing beam-induced damage. This ... more

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022 goes to Svante Pääbo: What makes us uniquely human?

Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution

03-Oct-2022 Humanity has always been intrigued by its origins. Where do we come from, and how are we related to those who came before us? What makes us, Homo sapiens, different from other hominins? Through his pioneering research, Svante Pääbo accomplished something seemingly impossible: sequencing the ... more

Revealing the Genome of the Common Ancestor of All Mammals

Chromosomes stable over 300 million years

30-Sep-2022 An international team has reconstructed the genome organization of the earliest common ancestor of all mammals. The reconstructed ancestral genome could help in understanding the evolution of mammals and in conservation of modern animals. The earliest mammal ancestor likely looked like the ... more

Three Eyes See More than Two - monitoring a catalytic reaction with three different microscopies under exactly the same conditions in real time

Information is obtained that none of the methods alone could reveal

30-Sep-2022 One has to look very closely to exactly understand what processes take place on the surfaces of catalysts. Solid catalysts are often finely structured materials made of tiny crystals. There are various microscopies to monitor chemical processes on such surfaces – they use, for example, ultr ... more

Biosensor detects brain tumors with less than a drop of blood

30-Sep-2022 Despite significant advances, mortality from brain tumors remains high with five-year survival rates of 36%, according to the National Cancer Institute. More accurate diagnoses might improve the situation, but tissue biopsies are invasive and can miss important information about a tumor’s m ... more

Structure of wheat immune protein resolved

Important tool in the battle for food security

29-Sep-2022 Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the University of Cologne in Germany together with colleagues from China have unravelled how wheat protects itself from a deadly pathogen. Their findings, published in the journal Nature, could be harnessed to make imp ... 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

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

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New light for shaping electron beams

Adaptive imaging technique for materials science and structural biology

03-Oct-2022 A new technique that combines electron microscopy and laser technology enables programmable, arbitrary shaping of electron beams. It can potentially be used for optimizing electron optics and for adaptive electron microscopy, maximizing sensitivity while minimizing beam-induced damage. This ... more

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022 goes to Svante Pääbo: What makes us uniquely human?

Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution

03-Oct-2022 Humanity has always been intrigued by its origins. Where do we come from, and how are we related to those who came before us? What makes us, Homo sapiens, different from other hominins? Through his pioneering research, Svante Pääbo accomplished something seemingly impossible: sequencing the ... more

Three Eyes See More than Two - monitoring a catalytic reaction with three different microscopies under exactly the same conditions in real time

Information is obtained that none of the methods alone could reveal

30-Sep-2022 One has to look very closely to exactly understand what processes take place on the surfaces of catalysts. Solid catalysts are often finely structured materials made of tiny crystals. There are various microscopies to monitor chemical processes on such surfaces – they use, for example, ultr ... more

Sniffing out carcinogens in foodstuffs

Andrea Hochegger, an analytical chemist at TU Graz, investigates whether foodstuffs can be tainted with harmful substances from packaging or during production

27-Sep-2022 Andrea Hochegger’s current research focus is the question of contamination with mineral oil hydrocarbons. “We break up complex mixtures into MOSH and MOAH fractions,” Andrea explains. These are groups of chemical compounds found in mineral oil. MOSH stands for mineral oil saturated hydrocar ... more

More than microscopes can show

Computer simulations visualize how an essential stem cell protein opens wrapped DNA

23-Sep-2022 A key protein for converting adult stem cells into cells that resemble embryonic stem cells has been visualized in unprecedented detail by an international team of researchers around Hans Schöler and Vlad Cojocaru of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster. By combing ... more

Sharper than ever: Physicists make molecular vibrations more detectable

The new method will improve the understanding of interactions in molecular systems and to further develop simulation methods

22-Sep-2022 In molecules, the atoms vibrate with characteristic patterns and frequencies. Vibrations are therefore an important tool for studying molecules and molecular processes such as chemical reactions. Although scanning tunnelling microscopes can be used to image individual molecules, their vibra ... more

Sensing pressure using paper

“The future applications of this device are limited only by our imagination”

22-Sep-2022 Several industrial, automotive, and healthcare applications rely on accurate and precise measurement of pressure. Flexible and wearable pressure sensors are typically fabricated using petroleum-based polymers. The solid waste generated from using such non-biodegradable plastics is harmful f ... more

Damage-free way to gauge the health of next-gen batteries for electric vehicles

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy shows how solid-state lithium metal batteries degrade

20-Sep-2022 Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have demonstrated that electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be a powerful non-destructive tool to study the degradation mechanisms of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries. They studied ceramic-based all-solid-state Li metal batte ... more

A CSIC and UPV team creates the first portable magnetic resonance imaging device

The first low-cost, truly portable magnetic resonance imaging technology

16-Sep-2022 A research group at the Institute of Instrumentation for Molecular Imaging (i3M), a joint center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), has developed the first low-cost, portable magnetic resonance imaging technology with high diagn ... more

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences acquires Dublin biotech start-up

15-Sep-2022 Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announces it has acquired ValitaCell Ltd. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ValitaCell creates analytical technologies and products for the biopharmaceutical industry with the goal of reducing new therapeutics' cost and time to market. Compared to other industr ... more

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Scientist resolves one of the holy grails of physical chemistry after 17 years of research

The Grotthuss Mechanism is revealed to intimately involve not one, two, or four molecules, as was suggested for more than 100 years of modern research, but a unique arrangement of three water molecules

04-Oct-2022 Prof. Ehud Pines is an iconoclast. What else can you call a scientist who spent 17 years doggedly pursuing the solution to an over 200-year-old chemistry problem which he felt never received a satisfying answer using methods no other scientist thought could lead to the truth? Now, he is vin ... more

Three Eyes See More than Two - monitoring a catalytic reaction with three different microscopies under exactly the same conditions in real time

Information is obtained that none of the methods alone could reveal

30-Sep-2022 One has to look very closely to exactly understand what processes take place on the surfaces of catalysts. Solid catalysts are often finely structured materials made of tiny crystals. There are various microscopies to monitor chemical processes on such surfaces – they use, for example, ultr ... more

Pushing the boundaries of chemistry: Properties of heaviest element studied so far measured

Superheavy element 114 (flerovium) is a volatile metal

20-Sep-2022 An international research team has succeeded in gaining new insights into the chemical properties of the superheavy element flerovium — element 114 — at the accelerator facilities of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. The measurements show that flerovium is the ... more

Damage-free way to gauge the health of next-gen batteries for electric vehicles

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy shows how solid-state lithium metal batteries degrade

20-Sep-2022 Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have demonstrated that electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be a powerful non-destructive tool to study the degradation mechanisms of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries. They studied ceramic-based all-solid-state Li metal batte ... more

Mirror image molecules reveal drought stress in forests

Ecosystem changes can be more accurately predicted by emissions of chiral compounds

09-Sep-2022 Worldwide, plants emit about 100 million tonnes of monoterpenes into the atmosphere each year. These volatile organic molecules include many fragrances such as the molecule pinene – known for its pine fresh scent. Since these molecules are highly reactive and can form tiny aerosol particles ... more

Rare insights into growing nanoparticles

“This is a key factor for the design of highly active catalysts and sensors with high sensitivity”

02-Sep-2022 How exactly do nanoparticles form in solution? Researchers from Universität Hamburg and DESY have now been able to observe the growth of nanoparticles in solution in real time. In the journal Nature Communications, they report on their observations using the method of X-ray ptychography, wh ... more

Miniaturized Lab-on-a-Chip for real-time Chemical Analysis of Liquids

A fingertip-sized chip replaces bulky laboratory equipment: The possible applications are extremely diverse

01-Sep-2022 An infrared sensor has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna) that analyses the content of liquids within the fraction of a second. In analytical chemistry, it is often necessary to accurately monitor the concentration change of certain substances in liquids on a time scale of seconds. Especial ... more

Tip tricks control reactions in a single molecule

Pulses from an atom-sharp tip enable researchers to break and form chemical bonds at will

31-Aug-2022 Chemical reactions often produce messy mixtures of different products. Hence, chemists spend a lot of time coaxing their reactions to be more selective to make particular target molecules. Now, an international team of researchers has achieved that kind of selectivity by delivering voltage ... more

Exposing what’s in tattoo ink

Ingredient lists often aren’t accurate

29-Aug-2022 From life-like faces to elaborate nature scenes, tattoos are a true art form. Although people have decorated their bodies for millennia for ceremonial and religious reasons, many people today adorn themselves with these images as a form of self-expression. But the inks used for tattoos are ... more

New Insights into the Interaction of Topological Insulators

26-Aug-2022 Tungsten di-telluride (WTe2) has recently proven to be a promising material for the realization of topological states. These are regarded as the key to novel "spintronic" devices and quantum computers of the future due to their unique electronic properties. Physicists at Forschungszentrum J ... more

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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    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

    Beckman Coulter Life Sciences acquires Dublin biotech start-up

    15-Sep-2022 Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announces it has acquired ValitaCell Ltd. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ValitaCell creates analytical technologies and products for the biopharmaceutical industry with the goal of reducing new therapeutics' cost and time to market. Compared to other industr ... 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    KNAUER is partnering with ModuVision

    29-Jun-2022 This year KNAUER is celebrating the 60th company anniversary and there is more reason for joy. The management is excited to announce that KNAUER has just taken an important step. They aquired a company based in Vlissingen in the Netherlands. This hightech company is an expert in the field o ... more

  • Finances

    Aignostics Raises €14m Series A to Advance AI-powered Pathology

    Spin-off from Charité developing sophisticated AI models to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases

    19-Sep-2022 Aignostics, a spin-off from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, developing novel digital pathology solutions with “Explainable AI” for pharmaceutical research and diagnostics, today announced the closing of an oversubscribed €14m Series A financing round. Wellington Partners led the round ... more

    C-mo Medical Solutions raises €4.1 million aiming to transform cough monitoring

    14-Sep-2022 C-mo Medical Solutions is an award-winning start-up that is unravelling the potential of assessing cough towards improved diagnosis, treatment courses and disease management. The company has now raised 4.1€Mn in a seed round led by Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund. This investment will all ... 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

  • 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

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022 goes to Svante Pääbo: What makes us uniquely human?

    Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution

    03-Oct-2022 Humanity has always been intrigued by its origins. Where do we come from, and how are we related to those who came before us? What makes us, Homo sapiens, different from other hominins? Through his pioneering research, Svante Pääbo accomplished something seemingly impossible: sequencing the ... more

    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

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Research

    Scientist resolves one of the holy grails of physical chemistry after 17 years of research

    The Grotthuss Mechanism is revealed to intimately involve not one, two, or four molecules, as was suggested for more than 100 years of modern research, but a unique arrangement of three water molecules

    04-Oct-2022 Prof. Ehud Pines is an iconoclast. What else can you call a scientist who spent 17 years doggedly pursuing the solution to an over 200-year-old chemistry problem which he felt never received a satisfying answer using methods no other scientist thought could lead to the truth? Now, he is vin ... more

    Molecular chaperones caught in flagrante

    X-ray structure analysis shows how MHC I molecules are prepared for peptide loading

    04-Oct-2022 For an adequate immune response, it is essential that T lymphocytes recognise infected or degenerated cells. They do so by means of antigenic peptides, which these cells present with the help of specialised surface molecules (MHC I molecules). Using X-ray structure analysis, a research team ... more

    New light for shaping electron beams

    Adaptive imaging technique for materials science and structural biology

    03-Oct-2022 A new technique that combines electron microscopy and laser technology enables programmable, arbitrary shaping of electron beams. It can potentially be used for optimizing electron optics and for adaptive electron microscopy, maximizing sensitivity while minimizing beam-induced damage. This ... 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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