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Helen Maddock

'Simulation' used to screen new drugs

Modern technique could pave the way for an accelerated drug development process.


AbbVie secures £32bn Shire deal

US drugs firm AbbVie has acquired Shire in a deal worth approximately £32 billion.

Blood cells cartoon

Bioreactor used to generate blood cells

Bioreactor-on-a-chip system could be used to meet the global need for blood transfusions, new research suggests.

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High-pressure triplex plunger pumps

Pumping out particles

UK-based nanoparticle manufacturer is scaling-up its production capabilities.

Array of Resolve Optics non-browning lenses.

Space ready zoom lenses

Resolve Optics

Resolve Optics has supplied non-browning zoom lens to the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, US.

The Su8230 at Leeds University

Leeds extends microscopy capability

Hitachi High Technologies

The University of Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectrocopy Centre has extended its electron microscopy capability by installing the first of a new generation of high performance cold field emission SEMs.

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 A new user interface is just one of the features of NTA 3.0, the new version software for NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis systems from Malvern.

Malvern improves NanoSight software downloadweblink

Malvern Instruments

Malvern Instruments has launched NTA 3.0, a new version of the software that drives its NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) systems. 

Peak Scientific will be exhibiting at the North America Chemical Residue Workshop’s national conference

Peak exhibiting at NACRW 2014 weblink

Peak Scientific Instruments

Peak Scientific will be exhibiting its Precision range at the North America Chemical Residue Workshop’s (NACRW) national conference, at the TradeWinds Island Grand, Florida this week.

PressureSyn features the highest level of operational safety for users.

Ultra safe high-pressure reactor


Asynt has launched PressureSyn, a 125ml working volume high pressure reactor that combines performance, ease of use and operational safety for users.

TAP Biosystems has launched a stainless steel version of the fill-it system

Stainless steel vial filling

TAP Biosystems

TAP Biosystems has launched a stainless steel version of the fill-it system, designed for safely dispensing biohazardous materials such as vaccine stocks.

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Ben Potenza

EquipNet toolkit: Q&A with Ben Potenza

EquipNet, IncThu, 3 Jul 2014

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, IncMon, 16 Jun 2014

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

Successful Management of Idle and Surplus Assets

Equipnet toolkit: $40m recovered download

EquipNet, IncMon, 2 Jun 2014

The second part of the Equipnet toolkit series discusses the successful management of idle and surplus assets.

Value control model

The fundamentals of asset management

EquipNet, IncMon, 19 May 2014

The first part of the EquipNet toolkit series is designed to educate and inform on best practice for asset management within the chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Non-small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung, FNA

Editor's comment: Killing cancer

The battle against cancer is something most people can identify with. Fortunately, researchers are continually finding new and improved ways of fighting the disease.

Skin melanoma showing digital measurements of Breslow’s Depth and distance to margins.

Digital future weblink

GE Healthcare

A digital system that allows scientists to scan images of tissue slides and patient histories, attach matching barcodes and upload to a database has been suggested as the future of digital pathology.

Pills, medicine, drugs, pharma

Editor's comment: Finding the cure

Modern drug discovery has been much in the news recently, but how many of the big pharmaceutical breakthroughs will ever make it to market?

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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.

Jarrod Hart

Material man

A culture of risk-taking can help a company to stand out from the crowd, says Imerys process engineer Jarrod Hart. He tells Louisa Hearn why materials science has become such a high-stakes business.

Laboratory contamination: The final defence mechanism

Laboratory contamination: The final defence mechanism

In the final part of our exclusive laboratory contamination series, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s global product manager Dennis Gorlick provides useful advice on how to choose a membrane and filtration product.

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Advancing research into women`s reproductive health video

Porvair Sciences

An informative video interview with professor Steve Conlan of the College of Medicine at Swansea University, UK highlights the latest research developments in women’s reproductive health using unique molecular biology tools.

An introduction to nanoscience video

Stephen Fry narrates an introduction to nanoscience from the University of Cambridge’s nanofabrication and characterisation facility.

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Waters polymer

Free fatty acids analysis weblink


UPC2/MS analysis of fatty acids provides a simple and fast method with a significant reduction in analysis time compared to alternative techniques such as GC/MS, according to the latest research.

Peak Scientific

The reliable purification of hydrogen download

Peak Scientific Instruments

Peak Scientific gas chromatography specialist Ed Connor explains the performance of palladium diffusers for use in the reliable purification of hydrogen.

Peak Scientific

Complex mixture analysis using hydrogen download

Peak Scientific Instruments

Laboratory gas firm Peak Scientific has published a technical brief which aims to demonstrate the performance of GC-MS using hydrogen carrier gas.

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Analysis & Quality Control

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