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Bioprinted microparticles

Experts perfect ambient bioprinting

A team of researchers at the University of Nottingham has bioprinted a ’play dough-like’ material capable of cell and protein transfer.

Test kits help determine DNA types in meat species

Food fraud innovators wanted

Research body Fera Science is urging academics, research firms and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to claim food fraud grants worth €3 million (£2.1m).

Nuclear pores

High-tech microscope displays nuclear pores

Researchers at the University of Zurich have used cryo-electron microscopes to display the pores in the cell nucleus with greater precision.

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Nanochemical imaging

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Bruker Nano Analytics

Bruker has released the second-generation of its Inspire infrared (IR) nanocharacterisation system, which features 10-nanometer spatial resolution infrared chemical mapping in an easy-to-use, laser-safe package.

Micronic sterile and non-sterile polypropylene tubes both exhibit very low protein binding

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Micronic has published a technical note that describes a study in which the protein binding properties of commercially available sample storage tubes were tested. 

Prior Scientific's Lumen 1600-LED fluorescence illumination system

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Prior Scientific

Prior Scientific’s Lumen 1600-LED fluorescence illumination system is designed for the most advanced fluorescent techniques, while remaining easy to use. 

Thermo Scientific SMART Digest kit

Protein analysis kit launch via Thermo Scientific weblink

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Scientific’s new tool for protein digestion is designed to substantially reduce preparation times and associated errors, facilitating fast and reliable analytical results for biopharmaceutical and protein research applications.

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Dirty water flowmeters insitu

Titan flowmeter immune to dirty water

Titan Enterprises

Titan Enterprises has developed a ‘dirty water’ ultrasonic flowmeter for Graphoidal Developments. 

Bio-Rad’s QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System

Rapid chromosomal phasing via Bio-Rad downloadweblink

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Digital Biology Center at Bio-Rad Laboratories have developed a rapid, scalable, and cost-effective method for chromosomal phasing.

Glucose levels were determined using the YSI Analyser

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Xylem Water Solutions

A study in the potential of online bioprocess monitoring featured the use of a YSI Analyser and Flownamics Seg-Flow.

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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.

Mixed gender lab

Editor's comment | Those 'troublesome' female scientists...

Female scientists have been hitting back at Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt this week after he made sexist remarks while speaking at a conference in South Korea.

Zebrafish heart beating

Head towards the light video

Advances in light sheet microscopy are opening an entirely new world of discovery for the imaging research community.

PM David Cameron

Editor's comment | A bolt from the blue

With a hugely surprising Tory majority now confirmed, investment in UK science could be the real winner of the general election.

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Robert Ferris

Big challenges for nanomaterials

Emerson Process Management’s Robert Ferris looks at the challenges faced by nanomaterials providers when ensuring product quality.

Point of care testing

Managing quality control in point-of-care testing

As breakthroughs in medical diagnostics bring earlier and more accurate diagnosis, we’re seeing patients benefiting from faster access to treatment, says Randox quality control manager David Hunter.

Jamie Clayton

Robust powder performance

A quality assurance protocol based on dynamic powder testing has proven successful for identifying powder coatings that will perform well in electrostatic spraying applications, says Freeman Technology operations director Jamie Clayton.

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Good Pipetting Technique: Pipette tip immersion video


Immersing the tip to the correct depth will improve your accuracy by up to 5%. Immersing the tip too deeply can cause too much liquid to be aspirated and create bubbles. Conversely, positioning the tip too close to the surface can aspirate air.

SolariX XR provides "extreme resolution" and increased analytical power videodownloadweblink

Bruker Daltonik GmbH

With the SolariX XR, Bruker Daltonics has introduced its highest resolution Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer (FTMS) to date.

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Analysing cocaine on currency download

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Sample analysis technology firm Shimadzu has released an application note that describes a method for extraction, identification, and quantitation of cocaine on paper money from nine different geographical areas around the globe.

SPECTROstar Nano

Authentication and quality testing of distilled spirits download

BMG Labtech

Experts at multi-detection microplate reader firm BMG Labtech have used the company’s SPECTROstar Nano to conduct quality control testing of distilled beverages.

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