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Lab Services at SLAS San Diego 2020 Come visit us
Lab Services at SLAS San Diego 2020
Come visit us SLAS San Diego 2020 is just around the corner. Come and visit us from January 27 - 29 at the San Diego Convention Center where you find all your automation needs in one place. Our experts at booth #1621 are more than happy to welcome you. Don't want to wait? Call today for support advice on your automation projects: +31 765 310 420
30-12-2019  |  287x  |  Industry news  | 
New demo system by Lab Services Introduction at SLAS San Diego
New demo system by Lab Services
Introduction at SLAS San Diego For Lab Services, SLAS San Diego 2020 will be all about introducing our new exhibition stand and demo system. In the run-up to this introduction, we are already showing some sneak peeks in the coming weeks. Have you become curious? Then visit booth #1621 from January 27-29.
30-12-2019  |  309x  |  Industry news  | 
Sneak peek new demo system Lab Services
Sneak peek new demo system Lab Services
Let's start with the previews of our new demo system. Are you curious yet? Visit our experts at booth #1621 during SLAS San Diego. They are ready to exchange their knowledge about #automation and #robotization.
30-12-2019  |  303x  |  Industry news  | 
Creative Diagnostics Launches HBV Surface Antigen Mutants
As a global leading supplier of of raw materials, antibodies, and reagents for bio-technology industry, Creative Diagnostics recently announced the launch of Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen Mutants manufacture platform using Yeast expression system. With years of exploration, Creative Diagnostics have obtained different highly purified HBsAg and their mutants. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a partially double-stranded DNA virus and enveloped virus, which belongs to the Hepadnaviridae family. This virus will lead to hepatitis B. The HBsAg mutant with substitution of a single amino acid in the major hydrophilic region or antigenic region of HBsAg, known as "a" determinant, is related to immune evade, failure of HBV detection and HBsAg vaccination. HBsAg and its mutant is a biomarker of HBV infection, which has been qualitatively utilized in the diagnosis of HBV, and the quantitative analysis of HBsAg is helpful to figure out the phase of chronic Hepatitis B. Up to now,
29-12-2019  |  270x  |  Industry news
Creative Diagnostics Introduces Functional Quantum Dots
With years of experience in the pharmaceutical and life science sector, Creative Diagnostics now releases water-soluble quantum dots with different functional groups, including amine, carboxyl, GSH (glutathione), and MPA (3-Mercaptopropionic acid). These new water-soluble functional quantum dots have great potential to be used in highly sensitive cellular imaging, molecular recognition and optical devices. And they can also be applied in drug delivery, solar cells and light emitting devices. Creative Diagnostics provides global research scientists with a comprehensive list of DiagNano™ semiconductor quantum dots with different chemical compositions and surface functionalization. Creative Diagnostics’ GSH or MPA quantum dots have the hydrodynamic sizes of 10-12 nm diameters, while PEG-NH2 and PEG-COOH quantum dots are about 20 nm in size. PEG functionalized quantum dots have much better performance in solubility and pH stability. Amine and carboxyl quantum dots available
29-12-2019  |  265x  |  Industry news
Happy holiday season from BIOplastics
Happy holiday season from BIOplastics
The BIOplastics team wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Sretan Božić | Bon Nadal |聖誕快樂 | Glædelig jul | Zalig kerstfeest | Hyvää joulua |Joyeux Noël | Frohe Weinachten | Καλά Χριστούγεννα. | Buon Natale| 즐거운 성탄절 보내시고 새해 복 많이 받으세요 |God jul | メリークリスマス | Feliz Natal | С Рождеством Христовым. |Chúc Giáng Sinh Vui Vẻ We want to thank all our clients for their trust and the pleasant cooperation during 2019. We are looking forward to continue our relationship next year. Please note that our offices and factory in Landgraaf, The Netherlands
19-12-2019  |  358x  |  Industry news  | 
CPhI & P-MEC India 2019 growth bodes well for Indian pharma
Harmonisation and innovation increasing the industry's dynamism Mumbai, 18 December 2019: CPhI & P-MEC India 2019 – organised by Informa Markets – recently closed its doors to over 45,000 visitors and 1,600+ exhibitors from 44 countries, making it the largest pharmaceutical trade show in South Asia. Mirroring the event’s success, India is set for rapid growth in 2020 according to the recent CPhI Annual Report Pharma Index. Now in its 13th year, three days of CPhI & P-MEC India staged a breadth of informative content sessions, with pharma experts from across the entire supply chain sharing their knowledge. One key trend to emerge was the continued goal of aligning India to Western regulatory standards, which experts suggest will help the country sustain significant increases in exports if harmonization of regulations continues. Innovation was another major talking point, with the widespread view that the current lack of innovation could potentially be one drag factor for India in the near future. Pharma experts discussed a number
18-12-2019  |  306x  |  Industry news
MR Solutions participates in the first nanomedicine Joint annual meeting in Dijon
MR Solutions participates in the first nanomedicine
Joint annual meeting in Dijon UK based MR Solutions presented a simultaneous 7T PET/MRI preclinical imaging system optimized for nanoparticle imaging to the first joint annual congress of the French Nanomedicine Society (SFNano), and the French national Competency Cluster in Nanoscience C’Nano which was held in Dijon in early December. Nanoparticles (NPs) have demonstrated great potential in diagnostic medicine particularly as contrast agents using MRI scanners. Iron oxide, gold, and gadolinium NPs have been used in preclinical and clinical studies as contrast enhancing agents. The participants at the SFNano – C’Nano 2019 joint meeting work in the scientific areas of nanomedicine, nanotechnology and nanoscience. MR Solutions presented the technology in a talk to the scientific community and displayed the PET/MRI system at the accompanying exhibition. MR Solutions’ 7T PET/MR preclinical imaging system uses dry magnet, or liquid-helium free technology facilitating a compact system for multi-modality
17-12-2019  |  357x  |  Industry news  | 
Made with love from 100% recycled material
Made with love from 100% recycled material
At BIOplastics we try to minimize single use items wherever we can, because every choice we make has an impact on the environment. Therefore our waste material generated in the production of our (q)PCR plastics does not end up on a landfill or in an incinerator. It is used as raw material for our sustainable boxes and inserts, which you can use over and over again. You help close the recycling loop by buying products from recycled material. Let us contribute to the circular economy together. We save energy and ensure less waste and less pollution.
16-12-2019  |  427x  |  Product news  | 
New Vaisala smart probes Vaisala adds potential for smart industries with new smart probes
New Vaisala smart probes
Vaisala adds potential for smart industries with new smart probes Vaisala launched six new smart probes for its Indigo product family, optimized for demanding industrial applications. New options for dew point and moisture in oil measurements bring more possibilities for industries to save energy, optimize processes, and improve product quality. The probes will improve customers’ process efficiencies by providing accurate and reliable measurement data for their industrial processes. The capabilities of the new probes are based on next-generation sensor technologies. The new Vaisala DRYCAP® Dew Point and Temperature Probes DMP5, DMP6, DMP7, and DMP8 are optimized for low humidity and high temperature or pressurized environments. Dew point measurements are particularly important in various industrial drying applications, for example in ovens and compressed air systems. The dew point probes include Vaisala’s DRYCAP® sensor, which is immune to particulate contamination, water condensation, oil vapor, and most chemicals. Its fast reaction
16-12-2019  |  326x  |  Product news  | 
Tecan Spark® Cyto to empower CORE oncology research
Tecan Spark® Cyto to empower CORE oncology research
Congratulations to Christophe Deben and the team at the University of Antwerp's Center for Oncological Research (CORE) on winning a fully loaded Tecan Spark® Cyto plate reader with live cell imaging and real-time cytometry. This competition, which ran from April to September 2019, required labs to submit a written proposal explaining how they would use the system to further their research and advance scientific understanding. A shortlist was selected from a strong field of over 100 entries by a panel of expert judges, and each finalist was invited to give a short webinar presentation providing further details of their planned research. Christophe's winning proposal described how he would use the Spark Cyto to investigate the influence of oxygen levels on chemotherapy-induced CD70 expression and antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity in non-small cell lung cancer cells. The judges were impressed by both the scope of this proposal and Christophe's vision of how the
13-12-2019  |  338x  |  Industry news  | 
Corning® Matrigel® Matrix for Organoid Culture Consistent. Convenient. Certain.
Corning® Matrigel® Matrix for Organoid Culture
Consistent. Convenient. Certain. Organoids have become increasingly popular in disease modeling and drug discovery as they resemble the composition and functionality of organs. Extracellular matrix (ECM) is an important component of the cell niche that provides biochemical cues and structural support, such as porosity and stiffness which mediates signaling for cell migration, cell behavior and polarization in organoid structures1,2. Corning Matrigel matrix is one of the original and most widely referenced 3D cell culture tools, and our customers have done extraordinary things with this matrix. Corning’s new Matrigel matrix for organoid culture is an optimized version of this trusted product, formulated to support organoid growth and differentiation.
12-12-2019  |  536x  |  Product news  | 
LabMakelaar Week of the Circular Economy 2020 Together for a strong circular economy
LabMakelaar Week of the Circular Economy 2020
Together for a strong circular economy The week of the Circular Economy will take place in the Netherlands from Monday February 3 to Friday February 7 2020. Various entrepreneurs organize all kinds of events to include other professionals in the circular economy. On Thursday February 6 we will open our doors for a unique look within our organization. With an interesting program about circular economy in the lab, circular purchasing, circular and safety, repair and maintenance, we will introduce you to the circular economy and give you useful tips on how you can contribute your circular contribution to the objective "the Netherlands Circular 2050 ". In addition, you can look behind the scenes during a tour of our showrooms, our workshop and our extensive warehouse. Want to attend? Please send us an e-mail with your name and company name. *This program will be in Dutch.
12-12-2019  |  310x  |  Industry news  | 
Spetecs´ custom-built peristaltic pumps Spetec is a leading supplier of peristaltic pumps
Spetecs´ custom-built peristaltic pumps
Spetec is a leading supplier of peristaltic pumps Peristaltic pumps are referred to as hose or tube pumps because they are based on the principle of deforming a tube in order to create a suction effect. The task of a peristaltic pump is to transport fluids in a predefined direction. In this process, the tube is alternately compressed and released in order to suck the fluid that is to be transported into it. Due to this mode of pump action, peristaltic pumps are ideally suited for precision metering and continuous feed applications. The transported fluid does not come into contact with any moving parts. Peristaltic pumps can be equipped with between 1 and 6 channels depending on type. The number of rollers is a criterion contributing to a constant, low-pulsation flow rate. Depending on the size of the pump head and the tubing, it is possible to achieve flow rates from the µL/min through to the L/min range. For more than 30 years, Erding-based SPETEC has been designing and building peristaltic pumps for an enormous range
12-12-2019  |  572x  |  Product news  | 
Foster digital revolution in your laboratory Master your eData LifeCycle
Foster digital revolution in your laboratory
Master your eData LifeCycle Whether you've already implemented a Laboratory Data Management Systems or about to the Paperless Lab Academy (PLA) should be part of your project. What will find at the PLA? * Technical presentation It is about the latest on scientific data management. installing a LIMS, LES , ELN, ... is not just about simplifying your processes and managing your daily results in a more effective manner. It is about mastering the complete lifecycle of your data. Do you really collect the raw data at its best? have you avoid any gap of Data Integrity? Do you really extract the maximum useful information out from your data? Do you store your data and access easily to them anytime needed? * Interactive sponsored workshops Your time is limited. At the PLA during the 2 days congress you have the possibility to attend 15 workshops presented by the sponsors. From well known companies leaders in the market to brand new proposing innovative solution and alternative to support your digital
10-12-2019  |  344x  |  Industry news  |   | 
MR Solutions installs the first 7T PET/MR system in Israel
MR Solutions installs the first 7T PET/MR system in Israel
MR Solutions has installed the first 7T PET/MR preclinical imaging system in Israel. The dry magnet system is helping to advance medical research at the Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine, part of the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The system has a large axial 15 cm field of view which can be used for viewing the whole body of a rat, or other subjects in molecular detail. Simultaneous imaging, using both MRI and PET imaging at the same time, is possible as the MRI system has a PET module inserted within the bore of the dry magnet. The resulting images are a combination of the two imaging modalities for tracking anatomical, metabolic and molecular changes. Using both PET and MRI simultaneously improves the quality of the research as there is no time delay between the two techniques. Prof. Rinat Abramovitch who is the Director of the Wohl Institute is undertaking therapeutic peptide research for some currently unmet clinical needs in
10-12-2019  |  304x  |  Industry news  | 
30 Years One-Stop-Shop for Protein Purification and Analysis Tosoh Bioscience celebrates 30 years of operation in Germany
30 Years One-Stop-Shop for Protein Purification and Analysis
Tosoh Bioscience celebrates 30 years of operation in Germany Tosoh Bioscience is proud to announce the 30th anniversary of its European subsidiary as a premier provider of chromatographic solutions for the industry. This jubilee stands for three decades of expertise, exceptional products and services in biochromatography applied in analytics and downstream processing. Tosoh Bioscience GmbH was established in July 1989 in Stuttgart, Germany, under the company name TosoHaas GmbH (a joint venture between Tosoh Corporation, Japan and Rohm and Haas, US) with the aim of better serving European customers in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries with TSKgel® analytical HPLC columns and Toyopearl® separation media. Over the years Tosoh Bioscience has become a leading solution provider. The year 2015 marked an important milestone with the centralization of offices, presentation and laboratory facilities in Griesheim, Darmstadt. Recently, Dr. Christian Rohrer has been appointed Sales and Marketing Director. He has strong confidence
06-12-2019  |  320x  |  Industry news  |   | 
Pinpoint secures new investment to develop ImpactAir Range UK manufacturer attracts investment to grow business
Pinpoint secures new investment to develop ImpactAir Range
UK manufacturer attracts investment to grow business Pinpoint Scientific, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, is pleased to announce it has secured further investment into the business, to aid the development of its ImpactAir® range of environmental monitoring solutions. Cherwell Laboratories and Development Bank of Wales (DBW) have both invested into Pinpoint and taken a minority share in the business. The investment not only secures jobs in South Wales, a key objective of DBW, but also allows the business to bring to the market some exciting new products within the ImpactAir range. Cherwell are an existing distributor of ImpactAir products within the UK and Andy Whittard, Cherwell’s Managing Director, has also taken a seat on the Pinpoint board to help with business strategy and planning. Gethin Jones, Managing Director of Pinpoint and the designer of the ImpactAir product says: “This is an exciting time for Pinpoint. We
05-12-2019  |  356x  |  Industry news  | 
How does an FID work?
How does an FID work?
An FID, or Flame Ionization Detector, is the most common detector paired with gas chromatography instruments for analytical applications. It is used in a number of industries such as in natural gas, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical markets. But how does an FID work? An FID uses a flame to ionize organic compounds containing carbon. Following separation of the sample in the GC column, each analyte passes through a flame, fuelled by hydrogen and zero air, which ionises the carbon atoms. Once formed, the ions are collected and measured as they create a current at the detector’s electrodes. The current is produced as the detector collects the charged ions. The current is then converted to an electrical signal in picoamperes (pA) or millivolts (mV). An inert make-up gas is also often used to ensure that additional gas flow is provided to the sample ions as they move through the detector, which can improve analytical results. When using a make-up gas, it is important
04-12-2019  |  617x  |  Industry news  | 
FASTER, Automated fisher number measurement with the sub-SIE
Boosting the productivity of particle sizing via the air permeability technique Norcross, GA, USA – 03 December 2019 Micromeritics Instrument Corp., a global leader in material characterization technology, today launched the new highly automated Sub-Sieve Autosizer II (SAS II), an instrument that boosts the productivity and accuracy of particle sizing via the air permeability technique, a benchmark in many industries. A direct and substantially improved successor to the renowned Fisher Model 95 SubSieve Sizer (FSSS), it generates ‘Fisher numbers’ which are highly consistent to those of its predecessor. With easy-to-use functionality and electronic data recording, the new SAS II is particularly useful for those complying with specific ASTM standards including E2980, E2651, B330-12 and B330-15 for metal powders and C721-15 for alumina and silica powders (ceramics). The SAS II delivers particle size measurements in the range 0.2 to 75µm, a range that tends to be too fine for economic and/or accurate sizing by sieve analysis. It utilizes the non-destructive
04-12-2019  |  357x  |  Product news
Tecan Spark® Cyto wins 2019 Life Science Industry Award
Tecan Spark® Cyto wins 2019 Life Science Industry Award
Tecan is delighted to announce that the recently launched Spark® Cyto plate reader has been recognized at the prestigious 2019 Life Science Industry Awards. This unique system – which combines the flexibility of a high-end multimode plate reader with whole well imaging and comprehensive environmental control for cell-based assays – won the Silver prize in the Most Innovative New Cell Biology Product of 2019 category. Spark Cyto is the first live cell plate reader to offer real-time detection and image analysis of biological, chemical and physical events, capturing the maximum amount of data from every well, at the same time and under the same conditions. It uses top-of-the-range camera components and a patent-pending LED autofocus system to provide real-time data acquisition and analysis – for 6- to 384-well formats – ensuring that no key event is ever missed. Its powerful SparkControl™ and Image Analyzer™ software give the operator control of key experimental parameters,
04-12-2019  |  339x  |  Industry news  | 
Key themes announced for Pharmapack Europe 2020
Top specialists will be gathered to exchange ideas on how to drive the sector forward Paris, 03 December 2019: Connectivity, customization and sustainability are driving pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery innovation at Pharmapack Europe (#pharmapackeu), which opens in February 2020. The event is the leading exhibition dedicated to pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery devices, with major industry players set to come together to discuss vital best practices, insights and strategies. Pharmapack Europe will host four themed conference sessions and a number of educational and interactive workshops and learning labs, with the event featuring more than 45 unique sessions, including keynotes from leading pharma companies, promising start-ups and knowledge partners. The connectivity and patient-centricity session will explore the effects of digitalization and disruptive technologies on packaging and drug delivery devices, and includes Aurelio Arias, Senior Consultant, European Thought Leadership, IQVIA speaking on “Digital Value-Added Medicines”.
03-12-2019  |  287x  |  Industry news
Temperature Calibration Guide for (Q)PCR Thermocyclers
Temperature Calibration Guide for (Q)PCR Thermocyclers
Most (q)PCR optimizations are performed on DNA, primers and template variables. Yet, very little attention is paid to the effect plastics and thermocyclers have on the (q)PCR result. They are incorrectly considered to be constants in the PCR process. In this guide we illustrate different types of thermocycler variabilities and the impact they have on the (q)PCR results. We also give practical solutions on how to eliminate or control these variabilities. Practical You can easily use the data from the calibration certificates in practice. We give examples on how to align and program thermocyclers to mimic each other. You also learn how to use calibration results for validation purposes. Complimentary guide Do you want to explore the full potential of CYCLERtest thermocycler calibration data? Click the link in the box on the right to download your complimentary copy.
02-12-2019  |  356x  |  White paper  | 
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