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GSK "encouraged" by Ebola vaccine results

Phase 1 clinical trials of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Ebola vaccine was “well-tolerated” by the 20 volunteers who received it.

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Compound combats side-effects of 'binge-drinking'

Scientists at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new compound that could tackle the side-effects of binge-drinking, according to a new study.

The attached image shows a quantum chip, which will be used to miniaturise the atom traps by a factor of around 10,000 to make them portable.

Quantum technology network launched

The Quantum Technology Hubs network forms part of the government’s UK National Quantum Technologies Programme announced in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement last year.

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History uncovered with high-resolution light microscopy

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The latest application note from Olympus explores how high-resolution light microscopy is rapidly advancing our knowledge of the past.


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Porvair Sciences

Porvair Sciences has announced that a recent study by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kent, UK revealed significant levels of contamination found in more than 50% of the commercially available deep well microplates tested.

In the Amsbio application report, a novel 3D spheroid triculture model for evaluating breast cancer progression is described.

3D model evaluates cancer progression


An application note from AMSBIO is claimed to introduce a more predictive and realistic model for early stage drug screening of cancer therapeutics.

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VivaFix Cell Viability Assays provide a simple way to identify dead cells in a sample.

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Bio-Rad Laboratories

Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced announced VivaFix Cell Viability Assays, reagents that provide a simple way to identify dead cells in a sample.

UNICORN 7.0 controls protein purification runs as well as cell culture and preparation

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GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare Life Sciences has launched UNICORN 7.0 system control software for planning and controlling runs, as well as analysing results. 

Rapidox 7100 Multigas Analyser is capable of measuring a wide range of gases.

New generation multigas analysers

Cambridge Sensotec

The Rapidox 7100 Multigas Analyser is the latest high specification instrument designed and manufactured by Cambridge Sensotec for the analysis, control and monitoring of emission or process gas.

L-Vis 510

Inline viscometer displays viscosity and temperature download

Anton Paar Ltd

The L-Vis 510 is an inline viscometer from Anton Paar which is immersed directly in the production liquid.

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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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EquipNet toolkit: Q&A with Ben Potenza

EquipNet, Inc

EquipNet marketing vice president Ben Potenza offers his top tips for buying second-user equipment.

Visibility is key

EquipNet toolkit: Visibility is the key

EquipNet, Inc

The third part of the EquipNet toolkit series looks at the company’s Asset Redeployment Management System.

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Editor's comment | Grappling with graphene

Is the so-called ’wonder material’ graphene destined only to be the ’Jack of all Trades’?


Shining a light on disease

A more comprehensive awareness of flow cytometry technology could dramatically increase its utilisation by researchers at both smaller and more specialised laboratories.

Social media could be used to curb HIV

Editor's comment: Big data or better drugs? download

If data taken from social media posts can be used to help curb the spread of HIV, will those most severely affected by the virus benefit?

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Anachem pipette swap

Precision pipetting is standard

The volume and variety of pipettes currently in use makes the protection offered by an international standard essential for the accuracy and precision of a lab’s work, says Anachem pipette service manager Craig Bush.

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The most detailed analysis of the human genome has been published by scientists

The next generation

Nabsys vice president, marketing & business development, Darren Lee, tells LaboratoryTalk how electronic detection can complement next-generation sequencing (NGS).


Cash in the cupboard

Steve Maggs, managing director, European operations at EquipNet discusses the importance of asset management, and how you can generate income and improve efficiency for your organisation by looking proactively for surplus and idle lab equipment.

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Simplify cycle chemistry sample panels video

Mettler Toledo

This short video, “Save Time and Simplify Panels” from Mettler Toledo demonstrates how to reduce the number of instruments on a panel.

What is correlative microscopy? video

Temperature controlled microscopy firm Linkam Scientific Instruments has launched its first educational videos to help introduce users to some of the new thermal microscopy techniques and associated testing methods.

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Gas bubble generation in water download

Dolomite Microfluidics

Dolomite has published an application note that looks at the use of its hydrodynamic flow-focussing-based Small Droplet System for the formation of gas bubbles in liquid.

TDLs for all your processes

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Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo has produced a white paper illustrating how tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analysers can now be applied to all gas analysis processes using a range of process adaptions. 

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