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Review speeds access to 'medical breakthroughs'

Life sciences minister George Freeman will today discuss the success of the UK life sciences strategy, and announce a major review of the regulatory barriers to accelerate access to treatments for patients on the NHS.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Pathogen outbreak controlled by genome sequencing

A pathogen outbreak at a hospital in 2011 was controlled by real-time genome sequencing, a new report suggests.

Two mirror-image domains (terbium in green, manganese in red, oxygen not shown) meet at a domain wall, where terbium atoms are squeezed out and replaced by manganese (red cross).

Nanoscale 'reactor' produces new compound

Dutch experts claim new compound could ’open the way’ to developing new nanoscale circuits.

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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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Anton Paar launches oxidisation measuring principle download

Anton Paar Ltd

Oxidation is one of the most common reasons for product degradation, Anton Paar claims. Its stability determination is a requirement for shelf-life investigations, quality control or during product development.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics' next generation Hemoglobin A1c assay

Next generation haemoglobin A1c test

Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has launched its next generation haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) assay with improved performance across all of its chemistry systems.

Copley Scientific Facemask Testing Apparatus for metered dose inhaler testing

Inhaler testing at DDL 25

Copley Scientific

Copley Scientific will be displaying smart Facemask Testing Apparatus for metered dose inhaler (MDI) testing, at Drug Delivery to the Lungs 25 (DDL 25) in Edinburgh, Scotland, next month. 

CellSens imaging software version 1.12 is designed to ensure the most efficient use of time-lapse experiments

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Olympus cellSens’ latest imaging software offers functions and support for the latest microscopy hardware, enabling life science researchers to observe and react to the most elusive events taking place within biological samples.  

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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.

Successful Management of Idle and Surplus Assets

Equipnet toolkit: $40m recovered download

EquipNet, Inc

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

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?

DNA helix

The best medicine: modernising drug discovery

Unravelling the mysteries of human biological processes will help us develop medicines that can be tailored to suit an individual’s specific needs.

Ebola virus

Editor's comment: The end of Ebola?

As both Senegal and Nigeria are declared Ebola-free, is the deadly virus that has swept through much of West Africa finally being eradicated?

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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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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.

Cloud-based temperature and humidity monitor videodownload

Testo Limited

The Saveris 2 system was developed by Testo’s measurement technology specialists in Germany’s Black Forest. They were set one simple task; design a solution so customers can monitor their temperature and humidity levels easily, anytime and anywhere, without needing to compromise security or bother with time consuming software.

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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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