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Pfizer agrees $160bn merger

Pfizer has signed a $160 billion (£105bn) merger deal with Irish pharmaceuticals developer Allergan.

GE and Emerson give biopharma boost FlexFactory

GE and Emerson strike biopharma deal

GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business and Emerson Process Management have joined forces to improve productivity and efficiency in biopharmaceuticals production.


UK still lags in innovation stakes

The UK has once again failed to make an appearance on a list of the world’s top 100 most innovative companies.

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The secret life of cells video

Instruments that can capture the covert processes within cells are bringing laboratory research into much sharper focus, writes Louisa Hearn.

Image analysis & microscopy

Editor's comment | Image analysis & microscopy web magazine weblink

We have launched the first issue in a new series of web magazines.

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Editor's comment | Those 'troublesome' female scientists...

Female scientists have been hitting back at Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt this week after he made sexist remarks while speaking at a conference in South Korea.

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Matrix Gemini is able to calculate the degradation of standards used in analysis

LIMS for complex calculations download


Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe Informatics, has published a case study describing the use of the Matrix Gemini LIMS in a major Radiological, Environmental and Analytical Laboratory.

Microwave reactors can help to significantly increase the efficiency of drug discovery processes

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Anton Paar Ltd

Anton Paar has released an application report on the use of mircowave reactors in speeding drug discovery processes.


Minimising standard deviation downloadweblink

Retsch GmbH

A white paper published by Retsch Technology highlights how one of the greatest sources of error in analysis can be erradicated through correct sample preparation.  

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Malvern rheology toolkit part 2

Rheology toolkit #2: The importance of yield stress

The second part of Malvern Instruments’ rheology toolkit series takes an in-depth look at rheology in action and how yield stress can substantially impact the functionality and commercial value of a range of industrially significant fluids.

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INTEGRA Biosciences

Integra has released a short video introducing and explaining the unique features and benefits of its Multichannel Pipette Reagent Reservoirs.

Hamilton Cell Density Sensor

Hamilton boosts bioprocess measurement


Hamilton has launched the Incyte capacitance sensor for viable cell density monitoring in bioprocessing, along with the Dencytee optical sensor for total cell density measurement.

The Autoclave Knowledge Bank Check Book

Impartial guide to autoclave selection downloadweblink


The Autoclave Knowledge Bank Check Book is an impartial guide and insight into some of the key factors to help users make the right decision about laboratory autoclave purchase.

Concentration technology for volatile samples Genevac

Concentration technology for volatile samples download

Genevac Ltd

Evaporator systems from Genevac are designed to safely prepare samples containing volatile analytes.

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Mobile and Adjustable Hospital Bed

Smaller sensors make a big difference

Portability in the healthcare sector is driving a greater demand for smaller sensors, says Honeywell’s Olaf Seelbach.

Robert Ferris

Big challenges for nanomaterials

Emerson Process Management’s Robert Ferris looks at the challenges faced by nanomaterials providers when ensuring product quality.

Point of care testing

Managing quality control in point-of-care testing

As breakthroughs in medical diagnostics bring earlier and more accurate diagnosis, we’re seeing patients benefiting from faster access to treatment, says Randox quality control manager David Hunter.

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Visit Lab Innovations 2015 video

Lab Innovations, the UK’s only event dedicated to laboratory professionals, returns to the NEC on the 4th and 5th November.

Good pipetting technique: Pre-rinsing pipette tips video


Pre-rinsing is a fast, easy way to increase accuracy by up to 0.2%. Why? It helps neutralise the capillary effect in micro-volume pipettes, and for larger volume tips, equalises the temperature of the air inside the tip with the temperature of the sample.

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Understanding common particle size analysis methods download

Retsch Technology GmbH

A whitepaper published by Retsch Technology looks at the advantages and drawbacks of three common particle size analysis techniques, their comparability among each other as well as detailed application examples.

Wheaton sample integrity

White paper: Chromatography sample integrity download


WHEATON is offering a white paper that reviews the standard available formats for high-throughput plate systems, as well as the uniquely designed solutions that mitigate the risk of cross contamination and allow for better process flow integration.

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