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Bruker announces acquisition of a spin-off from Ghent University

Acquisition expands nuclear molecular imaging portfolio

23-Nov-2021

Bruker Corporation announced the acquisition of MOLECUBES NV, a dynamic innovator in benchtop preclinical nuclear molecular imaging (NMI) systems. This acquisition strengthens Bruker’s position as a leading NMI solutions provider in preclinical and translational imaging research. The combination ...

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Click... Resistant bacteria caught in the act!

Scientists have succeeded in capturing unique images of protein soldiers that help bacteria resist drugs

24-Jun-2020

The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics is a major health problem. The problem? Bacteria acquire new defense mechanisms to counteract the action of drugs. For several years, the team of Jean-François Collet, professor at the de Duve Institute at UCLouvain, has been interested in this question, ...

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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 ...

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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 provider ...

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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 decades ...

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Genetic screening before embryo transfer fails to improve the chance of a baby

06-Aug-2018

The genetic screening of fertilised eggs for embryo selection in assisted reproduction makes no difference to live birth rates, according to results from the largest published study of its kind. Results from this multicentre randomised controlled trial, say the authors, confirm the "widely ...

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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 next ...

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Direct optical reading of single-molecule DNA bases in modified nanopores

Unique combination of SERS and nanopore fluidics

08-May-2018

imec describes a new concept for direct identification of single DNA bases. The technique has the potential to detect, with an unprecedented spatial resolution and without any labeling, the genetic code, as well as epigenetic variations in DNA. The combination of nanopore fluidics and surface ...

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Cancer: Tumor transition states

23-Apr-2018

Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB define for the first time the tumor transition states occurring during cancer progression and identify the tumor cell populations responsible for metastasis. Tumor heterogeneity describes the differences between different cells within a given ...

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Eurofins aquires food and water testing activities business of Protec Group

13-Apr-2018

Eurofins Scientific announces that it has successfully closed the transaction to acquire Protec Group’s water and food testing businesses in France (“Protec Bio-testing”). This acquisition comprises two laboratories with a total surface area over 1,500 m2. One laboratory is mainly focused on food ...

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