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Organ-on-a-chip technology

Harvard to commercialise 'organs-on-chips' technology

A newly formed private company is to accelerate the development of pharmaceutical, chemical and personalised medicine products.

Plastics bags

Scientists enhance bioplastics process

Food waste method could dramatically enhance the way bioplastics are developed, new research suggests.

Plant mutants

Ancient chemistry in modern cells download

Parts of the ’primordial soup’ from which life originated are still in our cells today, according to scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Fritsch products have been applied to the complex process of analysing maize kernal DNA.

The Institutional Biobank of Lausanne (BIL) was created to support clinical research and more specifically research in genomics.

Micronic choice for genomic clinical research downloadweblink


2D sample storage consumables from Micronic to safeguard valuable samples in genomic clinical research being undertaken by the Institutional Biobank of Lausanne in Switzerland to prepare the local area for personalised medicine. 

High-pressure triplex plunger pumps

Pumping out particles

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

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AquaQuest range

Wide ranging life sciences equipment

Cecil Instruments

Cecil Instruments has developed analytical instruments which may be used within molecular biology, clinical chemistry, genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, screening and diagnostic marker fields.

Chromatrap(r) is designed to be a quicker, easier and more efficient way of performing ChIP-seq assays

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Porvair Sciences

Porvair Sciences’ latest ChIP sequencing assay kit extends the benefits of its proprietary Chromatrap(r) solid state ChIP technology to preparation of purified Chromatin for the generation of sequencing libraries.

Zebron GC column

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Phenomenex has introduced its Zebron ZB-CLPesticides-1 and 2 for dual-column pesticide testing by GC/ECD (electron capture detection).

EKF is now sponsoring an MSc studentship to further evaluate the use of PointMan

PointMan suggests cancer blood test download

EKF Diagnostics

EKF Diagnostics claims that the latest results from its collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences have continued to confirm the effectiveness of its PointMan DNA enrichment technology for isolating and characterising low-level DNA mutations in blood.

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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.

Life sciences minister George Freeman

New lease of life

As part of the Prime Minister’s reshuffle, David Cameron appointed the first ever Life Sciences minister. But what will George Freeman actually do to help boost the sector?

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.

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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.

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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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Freeze-drying simplified video

Linkam Scientific Instruments

This short video from Linkam Scientific Instruments is designed to quickly and simply explain the freeze-drying process, and how a freeze-drying microscope can be used to optimise the drying cycle and save a company money.

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.

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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. 

Waters polymer

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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.

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Analysis & Quality Control

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