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Vince Cable

UK to establish three synthetic biology centres

The UK government has announced investment of £40 million for three synthetic biology research centres and four DNA synthesis projects within the UK.

Nikon Metrology 225/450kV X-ray scanner

X-ray project to enhance aircraft safety

Engineers at the University of Southampton (UOS) and University College London (UCL) are developing imaging technology to be used in the design, manufacture and maintenance of current and future generations of carbon composite aircraft.

Scientists at Sanford-Burnham used iPSCs to grow new hair.

Gone today, hair tomorrow

Researchers at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, US have used stem cells to grow human hair on mice.

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Anton Paar

Measuring jet fuel viscosity download

Anton Paar Ltd

Anton Paar has used its SVM 3000 viscometer to determine the viscosity of jet fuel.

Bone and cartilage

Biotribological investigation of cartilage download

Anton Paar Ltd

Tribology combines the studies of friction, wear and lubrication. In biomedical research, tribology is employed to understand naturally occurring motions between tissues and organs but also for artificially created boundaries between natural and implant surfaces.

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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Raman image of a silicon carbide wafer illustrating crystal polytypes.

Renishaw to present transmission Raman paper at Pittcon


Renishaw will be presenting a paper on giving a paper on transmission Raman imaging when it exhibits at Pittcon 2015.

The Prime Pro 48 has 400 associated qPCR detection kits

Enhanced block-based qPCR performance from Techne downloadweblink

Bibby Scientific

Techne has launched the Prime Pro 48 qPCR system, designed to provide greater accuracy and higher quality data for a variety of applications.

New developments are available on all of Stuart’s digital and analogue Tube Rollers

Detachable analogue and digital tube rollers downloadweblink

Stuart (A Bibby Scientific brand)

Laboratory equipment firm Stuart has enhanced its Tube Roller range to include features for sample mixing, incorporating detachable roller tubes and removable side panels.

Jenway Meters

Bench pH meters for every activity download

Jenway (A Bibby Scientific brand)

With its 3505, 3510 and 3520 bench pH meters, Jenway offers pH meters with a wide range of features for every application.

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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.

Ben Potenza

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.


Ebola faces vaccine triple threat

Three major pharmaceutical firms are leading the charge to develop the world’s first widely available Ebola vaccine.

Liberty Blue

Tide turns for microwave chemistry

Microwave chemistry is fast becoming the most highly-prized asset in a laboratory’s peptide synthesis arsenal.

Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations

Review: The future impact of antimicrobial resistance

The first of five independent reviews that address the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance was published today.

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Jack Lan

Faster pharma

InfinityQS global account executive Jack Lan discusses five ways pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers can use technology to streamline compliance and speed time to market.

UWE postgraduate Laura Holding

Fighting Ebola first-hand

Armed with clinical diagnostics expertise and vital information on the treatment of exotic pathogens, UWE postgraduate Laura Holding discusses the spread of Ebola, and how her lab in Sierra Leone is helping to stop it.

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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An introduction to bioinformatics videoweblink

This short video from the NHS lets you discover how bioinformatics is becoming increasingly important to contemporary healthcare research and delivery.

Microbullet hits 'confirm' graphene's strength video

In this short video, graphene’s strength appears to be determined by how well it stretches before it breaks, according to Rice University scientists who tested the material’s properties by peppering it with microbullets.

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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

Lasers explore unchartered territory weblink

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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