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ESRF synchrotron facility

ESRF initiates synchrotron upgrade

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France has today unveiled plans to upgrade its facilities with a new generation of X-ray synchrotrons.


Alzheimer's drug may 'prevent early stages'

Scientists at Lancaster University have developed a drug that may prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.


Many probiotics "contaminated" with gluten

Inaccurate labelling on probiotic products could be a potential hazard for patients with gluten-related disorders, though researchers suggest uncertainty.

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CleverGEL is designed to be kinder to the environment than conventional agarose

High grade agarose for nucleic acid electrophoresis

Cleaver Scientific

Cleaver Scientific has introduced the CleaverGEL range of high grade agarose for nucleic acid electrophoresis.

Matrix Gemini’s OneTime configuration tools provide flexibility

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Autoscribe has released a YouTube video demonstration of how easy it is to configure the Matrix Gemini LIMS.

Vapourtec (UK) has launched its second generation LED light source

Latest LED light sources


Vapourtec has launched a second generation LED light source (Gen-2) which increases the range of applications for its continuous flow UV-150 photochemical reactor.

Cole Parmer will be exhibiting its latest technologies at Achema 2015

Cole-Parmer's latest technologies at ACHEMA downloadweblink


Cole-Parmer will present brand technologies and products focused on fluid handling and analysis, and designed to meet laboratory challenges at ACHEMA 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, 15–19 June. 

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Octapharma sought a system that enabled reproducible and accurate liquid handling

VIAFLO 96 applied to PCR assays downloadweblink

INTEGRA Biosciences

The Integra Viaflo 96 was used by German virus and prion validation group at Octapharma to help reduce the time taken to undertake PCR assays by more than 60%.

CVS Trevista System

Scrapping waste

Automated 3D surface inspection system helps manufacturer reduce the production of scrap components.

Olive oil

Oil's well? download

Food and drink research firm Campden BRI has been chosen by the Rural Payments Agency to carry out authenticity testing of olive oil.

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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.

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.


Quality control: quality is King

From the laboratory to the production line, Robert Smith looks at the technologies that are helping the food and beverage industry control product quality.

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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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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.

Sensor collects eight data points in real time video

White Horse Scientific

The EnviroAlert EA800-ip from provides two-way access to remotely monitor, collect and view real-time data from up to eight sensors for temperature, humidity, water, gases, pressure and dry contacts. Modify sensor settings via a wired Ethernet connection and eliminate the need for on-site adjustments or a service call. Industries that benefit from 24/7 peace of mind include medical, pharmaceutical, HVAC, food service, high tech and more. Cloud computing - no software required.

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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.


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.

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