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Merck has a good third quarter

Strong organic sales growth impacted by negative exchange rate effects

14-Nov-2018 Merck generated very strong organic sales growth in the third quarter of 2018. However, this was impacted by negative exchange rate effects. Despite organic growth, EBITDA pre of the Group also declined in comparison with the year-earlier quarter owing to strong negative foreign exchange ef ... more

Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

14-Nov-2018 A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed the ... more

Detecting light in a different dimension

Polymer nanostructures longer than wide make graphene a better light detector

14-Nov-2018 Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can q ... more

A Chip with Blood Vessels

14-Nov-2018 Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way. Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, ... more

Poxvirus hijacks cell movement to spread infection

13-Nov-2018 Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study. The findings explain how the virus mimics infected cells' own ... more

Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products

12-Nov-2018 An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles - such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests - has been developed by researchers. The process could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies that exploit the physica ... more

New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery

Minimally invasive patch delivers exact doses directly into cells, lessens pain, toxicity

12-Nov-2018 Purdue University researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities."This means that eight or nine silicon nanoneedles can be injected into a single ... more

Half a needle in a haystack

New method rapidly detects trace amounts of small molecule compounds

07-Nov-2018 Russian researchers from Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GPI RAS) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed the world’s first ultrasensitive method for rapid detection of small molecules. This method detects trace amount ... more

Spaced-out nanotwins make for stronger metals

06-Nov-2018 Researchers from Brown University and the Institute of Metals Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a new way to use nanotwins -- tiny linear boundaries in a metal's atomic lattice that have identical crystalline structures on either side -- to make stronger metals. The res ... more

Unraveling a genetic network linked to autism

06-Nov-2018 Donnelly Centre researchers have uncovered a genetic network linked to autism. The findings will facilitate developing new therapies for this common neurological disorder. As part of a collaborative research program focusing on autism led by Benjamin Blencowe, a professor in the University ... more

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Detecting light in a different dimension

Polymer nanostructures longer than wide make graphene a better light detector

14-Nov-2018 Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can q ... more

Spaced-out nanotwins make for stronger metals

06-Nov-2018 Researchers from Brown University and the Institute of Metals Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a new way to use nanotwins -- tiny linear boundaries in a metal's atomic lattice that have identical crystalline structures on either side -- to make stronger metals. The res ... more

Upgrading cheap diode laser for use in precise measurements

06-Nov-2018 Russian physicists have developed a method for drastically narrowing the emission spectrum of an ordinary diode laser, like that in a laser pointer. This makes their device a useful replacement for the more complex and expensive single-frequency lasers, enabling the creation of compact chem ... more

Eurofins scientific acquires two North American companies

02-Nov-2018 By acquiring EnvironeX Group Inc. in Canada and TestAmerica in the USA Eurofins expands its testing capabilities in the North American market. EnvironeX Group Inc. - bioanalytical testing in Canada Founded in 2005 by Marc Hamilton and supported by PCP since 2015, EnvironeX is a leading prov ... more

Tiny light detectors work like gecko ears

02-Nov-2018 Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the way we do, with widely spaced ears. Instead, they have a tiny tunnel through their heads that measures the way incoming sound waves bounce around to figure out which direction they came fro ... more

Investigation of inorganic pigments with apatite structure

02-Nov-2018 Compounds with the apatite structure differ from most classes by the variety of their chemical compositions: to create such substances, most chemical elements of the Periodic System can be used, while the characteristics of the crystalline structure of apatite will be preserved. The resulti ... more

Eurofins closes acquisition of cosmetic testing lab in France

30-Oct-2018 Eurofins Scientific announces that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Laboratoire Dermscan SAS (“Dermscan”), a leading provider of Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Testing services in Europe. Dermscan was founded in 1990 in Lyon as a family-owned business. After nearly three dec ... more

analytica Vietnam records exhibitor rush

29-Oct-2018 About half a year before the start of analytica Vietnam, the trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics in Ho Chi Minh City is in greater demand than ever before. Now, by the end of Octo-ber, about 60 percent more exhibitors than in the same period of 2016 ... more

Disproving the universal nature of the mercury test

Mercury test of catalysts that has been considered universal for 100 years seems to be ambiguous

26-Oct-2018 The mercury test of catalysts that has been used and considered universal for 100 years, turned out to be ambiguous. This conclusion was made by a group of scientists including a RUDN chemist. The group confirmed that the test required additional control experiments to verify its results. T ... more

Sartorius continues to grow by double digits

Growth dynamics of the Lab Products & Services Division impacted by softer European demand

24-Oct-2018 Sartorius continued on the growth track, with double-digit gains in sales revenue and earnings. “In the first nine months of 2018, Sartorius achieved excellent organic growth,” said Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, Chief Executive Officer. “This applies particularly to the Bioprocess Solutions Divisi ... more

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Merck has a good third quarter

Strong organic sales growth impacted by negative exchange rate effects

14-Nov-2018 Merck generated very strong organic sales growth in the third quarter of 2018. However, this was impacted by negative exchange rate effects. Despite organic growth, EBITDA pre of the Group also declined in comparison with the year-earlier quarter owing to strong negative foreign exchange ef ... more

Detecting light in a different dimension

Polymer nanostructures longer than wide make graphene a better light detector

14-Nov-2018 Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can q ... more

Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products

12-Nov-2018 An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles - such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests - has been developed by researchers. The process could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies that exploit the physica ... more

Spaced-out nanotwins make for stronger metals

06-Nov-2018 Researchers from Brown University and the Institute of Metals Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a new way to use nanotwins -- tiny linear boundaries in a metal's atomic lattice that have identical crystalline structures on either side -- to make stronger metals. The res ... more

Upgrading cheap diode laser for use in precise measurements

06-Nov-2018 Russian physicists have developed a method for drastically narrowing the emission spectrum of an ordinary diode laser, like that in a laser pointer. This makes their device a useful replacement for the more complex and expensive single-frequency lasers, enabling the creation of compact chem ... more

Tiny light detectors work like gecko ears

02-Nov-2018 Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the way we do, with widely spaced ears. Instead, they have a tiny tunnel through their heads that measures the way incoming sound waves bounce around to figure out which direction they came fro ... more

Investigation of inorganic pigments with apatite structure

02-Nov-2018 Compounds with the apatite structure differ from most classes by the variety of their chemical compositions: to create such substances, most chemical elements of the Periodic System can be used, while the characteristics of the crystalline structure of apatite will be preserved. The resulti ... more

Eurofins closes acquisition of cosmetic testing lab in France

30-Oct-2018 Eurofins Scientific announces that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Laboratoire Dermscan SAS (“Dermscan”), a leading provider of Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Testing services in Europe. Dermscan was founded in 1990 in Lyon as a family-owned business. After nearly three dec ... more

Disproving the universal nature of the mercury test

Mercury test of catalysts that has been considered universal for 100 years seems to be ambiguous

26-Oct-2018 The mercury test of catalysts that has been used and considered universal for 100 years, turned out to be ambiguous. This conclusion was made by a group of scientists including a RUDN chemist. The group confirmed that the test required additional control experiments to verify its results. T ... more

A new way to measure nearly nothing

Prototype design uses ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure

23-Oct-2018 Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas molecules and particles from their setups as new technologies and processes demand lower and lower pressures. For example, the v ... more

All news on chemistry

New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery

Minimally invasive patch delivers exact doses directly into cells, lessens pain, toxicity

12-Nov-2018 Purdue University researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities."This means that eight or nine silicon nanoneedles can be injected into a single ... more

New method measures 3D polymer processing precisely

11-Oct-2018 Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now.  Resins and other materials that react under light to form polymers, or long chains of molecules, are attractive for 3D printing of parts ranging from arch ... more

Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials

Innovative biohybrid systems with information processing functionality

20-Jul-2018 Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. These biohybrid systems were engineered to perform certain functions, such as the counting s ... more

Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions

27-Jun-2018 An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases. The sensor can measure the amount of critical metab ... more

What the Smell Can Tell

The degradation status of modern polymeric museum artifacts can be classified by their smell

08-Mar-2018 Breath analysis in disease diagnostics is a promising research field, and the advances in instrumentation allows the accurate detection of metabolites. But not only the health status of patients, but also the preservation status of museum artifacts could be monitored. Heritage science resea ... more

Precisely controlling plastic particles

Physicists find unusual colloids

02-Mar-2018 Physicists at the University of Bayreuth have discovered plastic particles that enable the movements of individual particles to be observed without interruption and to be precisely controlled. New microchips which are only a few tenths of a millimetre in size and which are capable of provid ... more

Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals

13-Feb-2018 The project report shows a relatively high number of products on the European market containing chemicals that are restricted under REACH. Inspectors in 27 European countries checked 1 009 mixtures, 4 599 articles and 17 substances. Overall, out of 5 625 targeted product checks, 18 % did no ... more

Waters and Malvern Panalytical collaborate to improve polymer characterization

18-Jan-2018 Waters Corporation announced that it entered into a co-marketing agreement with Malvern Panalytical to advance the analysis of polymers. By pairing the Waters ® ACQUITY ® Advanced Polymer Chromatography ® (APC ™ ) System with Malvern Panalytical’s OMNISEC ® REVEAL , R&D scientists can acces ... more

Naked molecules dancing in liquid become visible

Visualizing polymers moving inside tiny graphene pockets

25-Sep-2017 Moving, vibrating and leaping molecules make up our world. However, capturing their movement is not an easy task. IBS scientists at the Center for Soft and Living Matter, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), were able to see the movement of molecules stored inside a graphene pocket ... more

The circular economy – resource-efficient and digital

Can the digital transformation pave the way for resource-efficient materials cycles?

25-Aug-2017 As yet, only around 14 per cent of the raw materials used in German industry are derived from recycling processes. But how can this proportion be increased and waste disposed of in a way that is safer and more environmentally friendly? A study by the German Federal Environment Ministry take ... more

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analytica Vietnam records exhibitor rush

29-Oct-2018 About half a year before the start of analytica Vietnam, the trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics in Ho Chi Minh City is in greater demand than ever before. Now, by the end of Octo-ber, about 60 percent more exhibitors than in the same period of 2016 ... more

Sartorius continues to grow by double digits

Growth dynamics of the Lab Products & Services Division impacted by softer European demand

24-Oct-2018 Sartorius continued on the growth track, with double-digit gains in sales revenue and earnings. “In the first nine months of 2018, Sartorius achieved excellent organic growth,” said Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, Chief Executive Officer. “This applies particularly to the Bioprocess Solutions Divisi ... more

Miltenyi Biotec acquires microscopy specialist

18-Oct-2018 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH announced that it has acquired the high-end microscopy specialist LaVision BioTec GmbH. Located in Bielefeld, Germany, LaVision BioTec is a leading global specialist for advanced light-sheet and multiphoton microscopy solutions for life science applications. Since its f ... more

Liver-on-a-chip, the ideal test environment for CRISPR

16-Oct-2018 Two Arizona State University professors are among the first recipients ofSomatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) grants from the National Institutes of Health Common Fund. The $2,600,000, five-year grant will fund the first study of the genome editing technology CRISPR to be used on a "human liv ... more

Wyatt acquires german FFF manufacturer Superon

Business units to be relocated to California

16-Oct-2018 Wyatt Technology announced that it has completed the acquisition of Superon GmbH, a manufacturer of Field Flow Fractionation (FFF) systems. Production, research and product development has been transferred to Wyatt’s Santa Barbara, CA headquarters which will enable the company to further en ... more

Innovative sensing technique could improve greenhouse gas analysis

Innovative sensing technique could improve greenhouse gas analysis

12-Oct-2018 An international team of researchers has used an unconventional imaging technique known as ghost imaging to make spectroscopic measurements of a gas molecule. The new approach by scientists at Tampere University of Technology in Finland, the University of Eastern Finland and the University ... 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

New method measures single molecules from nanoliter of blood in real time

09-Oct-2018 University of Groningen scientists, led by Associate Professor of Chemical Biology Giovanni Maglia, have designed a nanopore system that is capable of measuring different metabolites simultaneously in a variety of biological fluids, all in a matter of seconds. The electrical output signal i ... more

A smartphone system to test for lead in water

Can detect levels below EPA standards

28-Sep-2018 The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water drew renewed attention to the health risks posed by the metal. Now researchers at the University of Houston have created an inexpensive system using a smartphone and a lens made with an inkjet printer that can detect lead in tap wate ... more

Agilent completes acquisition of Young In Scientific assets

21-Aug-2018 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Agilent-related business from Young In Scientific Co. Ltd. and its affiliates (“YI Scientific”). YI Scientific is a distributor of analytical and scientific instruments in South Korea and a long-time distributo ... more

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Wyatt acquires german FFF manufacturer Superon

Business units to be relocated to California

16-Oct-2018 Wyatt Technology announced that it has completed the acquisition of Superon GmbH, a manufacturer of Field Flow Fractionation (FFF) systems. Production, research and product development has been transferred to Wyatt’s Santa Barbara, CA headquarters which will enable the company to further en ... more

New method measures 3D polymer processing precisely

11-Oct-2018 Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now.  Resins and other materials that react under light to form polymers, or long chains of molecules, are attractive for 3D printing of parts ranging from arch ... more

ZEISS: High-Tech Drives Growth

Medical technology and industrial metrology business still on track for growth

18-May-2018 The first six months of fiscal year 2017/18 (ended 31 March 2018) were successful for the ZEISS Group and saw its revenue rise by 9 percent to EUR 2.773 billion (1st six months of 2016/17: EUR 2.550 billion), and as much as 13 percent after adjustments for currency effects. At EUR 380 milli ... more

Real-time layer thickness measurement with terahertz

18-Apr-2018 Terahertz is a key technology for non-destructive material testing. Major advantages are examinations without physical contact and the analysis of complex systems with a low contrast range, in which established methods like ultrasonic usually fail. The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HH ... more

New alliance between machine building and IT for Industrie 4.0

World market leaders combine strengths in ADAMOS

06-Sep-2017 Through the joint venture ADAMOS (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG and ZEISS as well as ASM PT are establishing a strategic alliance for the future topics of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Germany’s first alliance of well-known ... more

Smart tomographic sensors control industrial processes of tomorrow

HZDR coordinates European Doctoral Training Network TOMOCON

01-Sep-2017 Modern parallel computer architectures are capable of processing huge amounts of data at high speed. This allows for the increasing use of imaging techniques as sensors to control machines and process plants. In the new European collaborative project TOMOCON twelve research institutions and ... more

LAUDA appoints Dr. Ralf Hermann as the new General Manager Constant temperature equipment

20-Jun-2017 Dr. Ralf Hermann started work as the new General Manager Constant temperature equipment on June 1, 2017 at LAUDA. With his extensive experience and comprehensive specialized knowledge gained from many years in a managerial capacity at Eppendorf AG, as well as his PhD in biology, he will con ... more

CTO Dr. Attila Bilgic new member of the KROHNE Group Management

28-Feb-2017 Effective January 1st, 2017, the Advisory Board of the KROHNE Group has appointed Dr.-Ing. Attila Bilgic Managing Director of Ludwig KROHNE GmbH & Co KG. He assumes global responsibility for research and development and extends the managing board of the KROHNE Group alongside Michael Radema ... more

A protein showcases modern measuring and control technology

A dual sensing protein establishes robust control of calcium household in bacteria

22-Jun-2016 Modern heating systems use an indoor and an outdoor sensor in order to efficiently achieve homely temperatures. Now a team of scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) discovered exactly such a dual sensor strategy realized ... more

SensoTech establishes Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai

Strengthening the presence in China

30-May-2016 Under the name SensoTech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. the German industrial company SensoTech announces the opening of the Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai. SensoTech’s business focuses on the development, manufacturing and sales of analytical instrumentation technology for liquid concentration and d ... more

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Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

14-Nov-2018 A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed the ... more

Detecting light in a different dimension

Polymer nanostructures longer than wide make graphene a better light detector

14-Nov-2018 Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can q ... more

Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products

12-Nov-2018 An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles - such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests - has been developed by researchers. The process could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies that exploit the physica ... more

New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery

Minimally invasive patch delivers exact doses directly into cells, lessens pain, toxicity

12-Nov-2018 Purdue University researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities."This means that eight or nine silicon nanoneedles can be injected into a single ... more

Upgrading cheap diode laser for use in precise measurements

06-Nov-2018 Russian physicists have developed a method for drastically narrowing the emission spectrum of an ordinary diode laser, like that in a laser pointer. This makes their device a useful replacement for the more complex and expensive single-frequency lasers, enabling the creation of compact chem ... more

Eurofins scientific acquires two North American companies

02-Nov-2018 By acquiring EnvironeX Group Inc. in Canada and TestAmerica in the USA Eurofins expands its testing capabilities in the North American market. EnvironeX Group Inc. - bioanalytical testing in Canada Founded in 2005 by Marc Hamilton and supported by PCP since 2015, EnvironeX is a leading prov ... more

Tiny light detectors work like gecko ears

02-Nov-2018 Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the way we do, with widely spaced ears. Instead, they have a tiny tunnel through their heads that measures the way incoming sound waves bounce around to figure out which direction they came fro ... more

Disproving the universal nature of the mercury test

Mercury test of catalysts that has been considered universal for 100 years seems to be ambiguous

26-Oct-2018 The mercury test of catalysts that has been used and considered universal for 100 years, turned out to be ambiguous. This conclusion was made by a group of scientists including a RUDN chemist. The group confirmed that the test required additional control experiments to verify its results. T ... more

A new way to measure nearly nothing

Prototype design uses ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure

23-Oct-2018 Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas molecules and particles from their setups as new technologies and processes demand lower and lower pressures. For example, the v ... more

Wyatt acquires german FFF manufacturer Superon

Business units to be relocated to California

16-Oct-2018 Wyatt Technology announced that it has completed the acquisition of Superon GmbH, a manufacturer of Field Flow Fractionation (FFF) systems. Production, research and product development has been transferred to Wyatt’s Santa Barbara, CA headquarters which will enable the company to further en ... more

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    Merck has a good third quarter

    Strong organic sales growth impacted by negative exchange rate effects

    14-Nov-2018 Merck generated very strong organic sales growth in the third quarter of 2018. However, this was impacted by negative exchange rate effects. Despite organic growth, EBITDA pre of the Group also declined in comparison with the year-earlier quarter owing to strong negative foreign exchange ef ... more

    Illumina to Acquire Pacific Biosciences for Approximately $1.2 Billion

    05-Nov-2018 Illumina, Inc. and Pacific Biosciences announced they have signed an agreement for Illumina to acquire Pacific Biosciences at a price of $8.00 per Pacific Biosciences share in an all-cash transaction. This price represents a premium of 71% to Pacific Biosciences’ 30 trading day volume weigh ... more

    Eurofins closes acquisition of cosmetic testing lab in France

    30-Oct-2018 Eurofins Scientific announces that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Laboratoire Dermscan SAS (“Dermscan”), a leading provider of Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Testing services in Europe. Dermscan was founded in 1990 in Lyon as a family-owned business. After nearly three dec ... more

  • Career

    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

    To be or not to be an academic: the question for all postdocs

    Becoming a full time academic at a research university is not an easy road.

    13-Jun-2017 Becoming a full time academic at a research university is a dream for many young scientists, but it's not an easy road. For the past eight years, Dr Liz Elvidge has been helping postdoctoral researchers achieve this goal − but also advising them about a variety of different career paths and ... more

  • Cooperation

    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

    Bracco Imaging and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals join forces in the field of ultrasound

    23-May-2018 Bracco Imaging S.p.A. and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co. Ltd. have signed a collaboration agreement on new R&D activities in China. The collaboration is focused on the exploitation of the potentialities of the Bracco microbubbles technology platform, to support the development of inno ... more

    DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

    20-Apr-2018 DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

  • Finances

    Merck has a good third quarter

    Strong organic sales growth impacted by negative exchange rate effects

    14-Nov-2018 Merck generated very strong organic sales growth in the third quarter of 2018. However, this was impacted by negative exchange rate effects. Despite organic growth, EBITDA pre of the Group also declined in comparison with the year-earlier quarter owing to strong negative foreign exchange ef ... more

    Illumina to Acquire Pacific Biosciences for Approximately $1.2 Billion

    05-Nov-2018 Illumina, Inc. and Pacific Biosciences announced they have signed an agreement for Illumina to acquire Pacific Biosciences at a price of $8.00 per Pacific Biosciences share in an all-cash transaction. This price represents a premium of 71% to Pacific Biosciences’ 30 trading day volume weigh ... more

    Eurofins closes acquisition of cosmetic testing lab in France

    30-Oct-2018 Eurofins Scientific announces that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Laboratoire Dermscan SAS (“Dermscan”), a leading provider of Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Testing services in Europe. Dermscan was founded in 1990 in Lyon as a family-owned business. After nearly three dec ... more

  • Laws

    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

    Molecular devices wins patent case in Europe

    07-Oct-2016 Molecular Devices, LLC announced that its European Patent No. 1802752 titled “Parallel Patch Clamp System” was upheld by the European Patent Office in its original form, following a recent Opposition Proceeding.    Molecular Devices’ patent went through Opposition Proceedings before the Opp ... more

  • Manufacturing

    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

    Reaction calorimetry in microreactors

    12-Jun-2018 At Achema 2018 the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology will demonstrate the latest gen-eration of continuous reaction calorimeters. These permit rapid screening of thermokinetic data, making kinetic constants and safety-relevant data available in the early stages of process develop ... more

    Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

    Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals

    13-Feb-2018 The project report shows a relatively high number of products on the European market containing chemicals that are restricted under REACH. Inspectors in 27 European countries checked 1 009 mixtures, 4 599 articles and 17 substances. Overall, out of 5 625 targeted product checks, 18 % did no ... more

  • Market

    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

    Eurofins acquires German pharma quality service company

    09-May-2018 Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an exclusive agreement to acquire PHAST Gesellschaft für Pharmazeutische Qualitätsstandards mbH (“PHAST”), one of Europe’s leading service providers in the field of pharmaceutical products quality. The transaction is expected to close in the ... more

  • People

    Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2018 Announced

    Appreciation of the research on cancer therapies

    01-Oct-2018 The researchers James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo were announced today as this year's winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Their achievements in the field of cancer therapy was groundbreaking and worthy of the Nobel Prize Committee's appreciation. With the help of the immu ... more

    Merck Announces Future Insight Prize for Groundbreaking Scientific Work

    Prize money up to 1 million Euro

    18-Jul-2018 Merck announced a new research prize. The company will award the “Future Insight Prize” of up to € 1 million annually for the next 35 years. The prize will be presented to researchers who will make outstanding contributions to enable innovations important for the future of humanity in the c ... more

    New Chief Financial Officers Appointed at Carl Zeiss AG and Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

    13-Jul-2018 Effective 1 October 2018, Dr. Christian Müller will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Carl Zeiss AG. He will succeed Thomas Spitzenpfeil who, as previously announced, will leave the company. Müller has been CFO of the ZEISS subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since 2009. He joined the ZE ... more

  • Politics

    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

    Photonics industry commits to more than 5 billion Euros investment in Europe

    16-Sep-2011 Photonics21 has announced its commitment to a proposed Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Commission in research and innovation in photonics. The proposal represents a total investment of 7 Billion Euros of which 5.6 Billion will be provided by the private sector and 1.4 Bil ... more

  • Products

    Don't Give the Slightest Chance to Toxic Elements in Medicinal Products

    New high-accuracy reference solutions for the SI-traceable measurement

    27-Mar-2018 Lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic do not belong in medicinal products. International requirements for the quality of medicines have therefore become more stringent and introduced new control requirements. Hence, it makes sense to use high-accuracy reference solutions with defined contents ... more

    Drug or duplicate?

    Quantum cascade lasers can reliably detect a substance‘s »fingerprint«

    26-Mar-2018 Imagine holding two different medications in your hands, one being the original, the other one being a counterfeit. Both appear exactly the same. Is there any way for you to distinguish them? The answer is: yes. Our quantum cascade laser (QCL) has the ability to identify substances in a spl ... more

    Oxford Nanopore raises 140M € from international investors

    Funding used for production capacity and commercialization of novel products

    22-Mar-2018 Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd has raised £100M ($140M) in new investment. Funds were raised from global investors including GIC (Singapore), China Construction Bank International (CCBI, China), Hostplus (Australia), and existing investors. The funds will be used to support the Company’s ... more

  • Research

    Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

    14-Nov-2018 A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed the ... more

    Detecting light in a different dimension

    Polymer nanostructures longer than wide make graphene a better light detector

    14-Nov-2018 Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can q ... more

    A Chip with Blood Vessels

    14-Nov-2018 Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way. Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, ... more

  • Technology

    Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

    14-Nov-2018 A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed the ... more

    Detecting light in a different dimension

    Polymer nanostructures longer than wide make graphene a better light detector

    14-Nov-2018 Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity. The improvement could pave the way for the development of graphene-based detectors that can q ... more

    Poxvirus hijacks cell movement to spread infection

    13-Nov-2018 Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study. The findings explain how the virus mimics infected cells' own ... more

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