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Merck acquires Sigma-Aldrich for £10bn

Pharma and chemicals giant Merck KGaA has agreed to buy life sciences firm Sigma-Aldrich for approximately $17 billion (£10.2bn).

Smallest Possible Diamonds Form Ultra-thin Nanothreads

Ultra-thin 'diamond nanothreads' developed

Almost a century after it was first attempted, scientists have successfully compressed separate carbon-containing liquid benzene molecules into a diamond-like material.


New molecule boosts stem cell therapy

Stem cell transplants could be revolutionised through the combination of a newly discovered molecule and novel bioreactor technology, scientists claim.

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The LEXT was employed to accurately measure the thickness of organic semiconductor materials

New avenues in organic solar cell research downloadweblink


An application note from Olympus uncovers how the LEXT OLS4100 3D confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) can be applied to research into organic semiconductors and transparent electrodes.

Ammonia measurement

Measuring gas-phase ammonia and amines downloadweblink

Metrohm (UK)

Ammonia and amines in ambient air: straightforward collection and subsequent analysis by ion chromatography.

The Institutional Biobank of Lausanne (BIL) was created to support clinical research

Traceable storage supports clinical research downloadweblink


The Institutional Biobank of Lausanne in Switzerland  has invested in 2D sample storage consumables from Micronic to safeguard its valuable samples.

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A Development Microlute plate will not bend or distort

Rapid solid phase extraction microplate downloadweblink

Porvair Sciences

Porvair Sciences’ Development Microlute is a Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) microplate which provides an assortment of phase chemistries and sorbent loadings in a single plate. 

Matrix Gemini is an ODBC compliant system

LIMS with multi-database functionality downloadweblink


The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is supplied complete with three separate databases for maximum versatility.

The miVac Quattro from Genevac

High throughput sample concentrator


The miVac Quattro from Genevac has been designed as a workhorse sample concentrator for biological laboratories handling large numbers of samples.

The webinar focuses on Reaction Progress Kinetic Analysis to understand unusual kinetics.

Chemistry Activation Kinetics webinar weblink

Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo has launched an on-demand webinar titled ’Rationalising Unusual Kinetics in C-H Activations’.

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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.

GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry.

Fire in the belly

The University of Nottingham (UON) faced a major setback last Friday as a blaze destroyed its iconic carbon neutral laboratory. However, there is still light at the end of the tunnel.

Test kits help determine DNA types in meat species

The food fraud fiasco

The long-awaited Elliott Review was published last week, but how will the promise of better food authenticity be achieved?

High res carbon nanotube

Small and mighty

Scientists from research institutions around the world are beginning to master the science of nanotechnology.

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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.

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.

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Automated cell imaging system with touchscreen monitor videodownloadweblink

Life Technologies Ltd (A Thermo Fisher Scientific Company)

The EVOS FL Auto Imaging System from Life Technologies brings simplicity to an automated cell imaging platform.

Hach Lange water analysis instrumentation videodownload

Hach Lange

Hach Lange introduce their new water analysis video to push their range of instruments, reagents and other services. It focuses on the area of water analysis in the municipal, regulatory and industrial sectors - both in the lab and in the field.

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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. 

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.

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Analysis & Quality Control

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