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Spark Impact invests £1.1m

Funding boost for biomedical sector

The North West Fund for Biomedical has today announced an additional £1.1 million for life sciences firms developing innovative services and technologies.

Engineers track exploding lithium-ion batteries video

A team of engineers led by University College London (UCL) has tracked what happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode.


Bioplastics scale-up project starts

Researchers from industry and academia have begun a £3 million project to scale-up the production plastics made from biological ingredients.

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FT903 - the low-temperature immersion cooler from Julabo downloadweblink

Julabo GmbH

There are many times in the laboratory when researchers and technicians need to cool liquids rapidly and easily.

Lumen 300

Broad spectrum LED illumination for fluorescence microscopy weblink

Prior Scientific

Scientific instrumentation firm Prior Scientific offers a range high performance LED illumination sources for brightfield and fluorescence microscopy.

Lincoln Nabauld

Advances in cancer research via Bio-Rad weblink

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Discoveries made using Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology were presented by researchers at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Cleaver Scientific's launches its ‘Safe’ Series

Safer DNA electrophoresis from Cleaver Scientific

Cleaver Scientific

The ’Safe’ series of products from Cleaver Scientific have been designed to make DNA electrophoresis procedures safer, more convenient and more economical to run.

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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.


The Honeycomb from Logicall proves its merit downloadweblink

White Horse Scientific

All warehouses and distribution centres that handle goods such as foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, in fact any stock that is environmentally sensitive, are faced with huge challenges.

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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.


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.

Large Hadron Collider

Editor's comment | Ring in the new

As the world’s largest scientific experiment gets underway, what are the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) physicists hoping to discover this time around?

Omron beverage inspection system

Machine vision: visual aid

Smart camera technologies are redefining quality in the process plant, writes Louisa Hearn.

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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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Engineers track exploding lithium-ion batteries video

A team of engineers led by University College London (UCL) has tracked what happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode.

Benefits of the VOYAGER pipette videodownload

INTEGRA Biosciences

The VOYAGER variable tip spacing pipette from INTEGRA facilitates the handling of small compound libraries by allowing the quick transfer from microcentrifuge tubes directly in 96-well plates and back to tubes.

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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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Analysis & Quality Control