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British company, Clinithink, Part of a collaboration
Helping to diagnose rare disease in record time A study published in Science Translational Medicine documents the role played by Clinithink’s patented clinical natural language processing platform in delivering genetic diagnoses to neonatal and pediatric intensive care physicians in record breaking time A new study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, details the pioneering work undertaken by a collaboration led by Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, President and CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RGIGM). The team, which includes British company Clinithink, utilized a machine learning process and clinical natural language processing to diagnose rare genetic diseases in record time. This revolutionary method is providing speedy answers to physicians caring for infants in intensive care and opens the door to increased use of genome sequencing as a first-line diagnostic test for babies with rare genetic disorders. There are between 5000 and 8000 rare diseases affecting around 400 million
29-04-2019  |  319x  |  Industry news
TITAN® LIMS Laboratory Information Management System
TITAN® LIMS
Laboratory Information Management System In designing TITAN, ATL has focused on a number of areas that are very important when evaluating LIMS solutions. This includes a consistent user interface across the entire application, high configurability to allow the LIMS to function like the lab, and numerous filtering options to allow users to see the data that is most important to them. Titan lims also provides the ability to track inventory and reagents, schedule sample collection, and it comes with a completely configurable dashboard for a quick look at the state of things at a glance. ATL raises the bar in areas that customers have long considered critical when choosing a LIMS. The generation of complicated QC requirements, instant limit checking with customizable record highlighting, automated reporting and email features, and multiple sample login options just scratches the surface of what TITAN is capable of handling. The LIMS also provides great storage management tracking, preparation and analysis batch
29-04-2019  |  380x  |  Product description  | 
African Children to Receive World’s First Malaria Vaccine in
African Children to Receive World’s First Malaria Vaccine in
The world’s first malaria vaccine will be tested in 360,000 children per year across three African countries over four years, thanks to an initiative launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).
26-04-2019  |  332x  |  Product news  | 
SpillFix: Quickly absorb spills
SpillFix: Quickly absorb spills
The eco-friendly SpillFix granular can be safely used to remove spills from the most porous or uneven surfaces. Safe to use SpillFix is a 100% natural product made out of coconut coir that unlike clay-based granulars does not release cancerous silica dust. In addition, SpillFix is a lightweight product with a microsponge honeycomb structure that is highly unlikely to cause any straining or lower back injuries. Absorbs immediately and effectively Thanks to its honeycomb structure, SpillFix granulars immediately start pulling liquid inside and quickly absorb any liquid. On top of this, 2.8 kg of SpillFix can absorb the same spill volume as 22.5 kg of clay based granular, so a lot less product is needed to achieve better results. Unlike many clay-based granulars, SpillFix does not leave any slick residue behind and can be mopped up with a few swift swipes.
24-04-2019  |  422x  |  Product news  | 
Triple triumph for MR Solutions with third Queen’s Award win - For Innovation in pre-clinical imaging technology
Triple triumph for MR Solutions with third Queen’s Award win
- For Innovation in pre-clinical imaging technology MR Solutions, of Guildford has achieved a third Queen’s Award. This follows their win in 2016 with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation), while in 2017 the company was recognised for their excellent performance in International Trade. MR Solutions is a world leader in preclinical imaging solutions involving MRI, PET, SPECT, and CT. This year’s award was for their ground breaking PET technology. The advanced PET scanner can be used as standalone unit, clipped on the front of any MR Solutions MRI or CT scanner for sequential imaging or inserted inside the bore of the magnet on an MRI scanner for simultaneous imaging. Using the latest SiPM (silicon photomultipliers) technology the MR Solutions PET scanner is also more robust, requires only low operating voltage and very compact. The combination of MRI which provides soft tissue imaging with PET which reveals metabolic changes in an organ or tissue at the cellular level provides researchers with a much more detailed
24-04-2019  |  363x  |  Industry news  | 
Lab Innovations returns to the NEC on 30 & 31 October 2019 Save the date for the UK’s only lab-dedicated exhibition showcase
Lab Innovations returns to the NEC on 30 & 31 October 2019
Save the date for the UK’s only lab-dedicated exhibition showcase Over 150 leading scientific suppliers and 3,000 attendees will descend on Lab Innovations on 30 & 31 October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham, to discover, debate and discuss the latest scientific developments and equipment. Now in its 8th year, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry continues to enjoy support from some of the UK’s leading scientific institutions and will this year boast its largest ever exhibitor and visitor base, providing more exciting product launches, innovation and discussion than ever before. Analytix, Anton Paar, Cole-Palmer, Eppendorf, GAMBICA, IKA, Perkin Elmer, SLS, Shimadzu and Thermo Fisher Scientific are among the big industry players participating for 2019. Many other suppliers and manufacturers will be presenting the most cutting-edge equipment applicable to a plethora of industries including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, materials science and food and drink. “GAMBICA has exhibited at Lab Innovations
23-04-2019  |  651x  |  Industry news  | 
Sirio’s Ayanda launches probiotic softgel at Vitafoods EU
Europe (Brandenburg), Asia & The United States, 23 April, 2019: Ayanda – the European headquarters of the Sirio Group, a global nutraceutical contract development, innovation and manufacturing organization (CDiMO) – announces it has secured a European patent for softgel capsules able to contain an active probiotic bacteria, as well as at least one oil (e.g. Omega 3). This is a breakthrough in the group’s ability to develop and deliver a new probiotic dosage form – adding to the company's existing probiotic capabilities in hard capsules, tablets and powdersticks. This true nutraceutical innovation will be unveiled to the wider market for the first time at Vitafoods Europe – on stand (F14) and during a presentation on May 8th at 1pm. Until now, softgel capsules were required to be manufactured at high temperatures and humidity, which leads to the destruction of probiotics, meaning softgel probiotic formulations were unviable. Ayanda however, has spent 10-years perfecting
23-04-2019  |  270x  |  Industry news
Technidata and full lab automation in Microbiology The bidirectional screen synchronization: A first in France
Technidata and full lab automation in Microbiology
The bidirectional screen synchronization: A first in France Technidata participates in the microbiology lab modernization of the Grenoble Alpes University Hospital, France: a laboratory at the forefront of technology thanks to lab automation and paperless microbiology. The hospital microbiology laboratory has decided to automate its organization by deploying a BD Kiestra lab automation system, together with a paperless microbiology management based on the Technidata paperless microbiology LIS. With this large-scale project, the Grenoble Alpes University Hospital is now a pioneer site, among the first French organizations to get such a modern full lab automation environment. It is one of the first University Hospital microbiology laboratories in France to have installed such an innovative and efficient working tool, as the latter enables the lab to automate numerous analytical processes – streaking, incubating, and reading the cultures. The objectives: streamline repetitive tasks with very little added value, increase productivity,
23-04-2019  |  506x  |  Industry news  | 
Interactive Software working with UKCRC Tissue Directory
Connecting UK Biobanks Interactive Software has confirmed a new agreement which will see it become a major facilitator of connecting Biobanks in the UK. The organisation has made a new link up with the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) which will help them to achieve the aim of becoming the first choice for researchers who are sourcing biological samples for studies. Thanks to the new digital infrastructure provided by Interactive Software, biological samples can now be optimised specifically to be used in investigative scientific research. With the planned network expansion of Biobanks, researchers will now be able to take advantage of far wider choice and pinpoint particular biomarkers or characteristics which they require. It will contribute to the far simpler location of samples with access to a centralised tissue directory. It is expected that researchers will be able to save a significant amount of time spent sourcing samples. Interactive Software has developed
18-04-2019  |  340x  |  Product news
Surge of Indian biosimilars market forecast in 2019
CPhI data predicts India to be one of the world’s ‘fastest growing bio’ hubs in 2019 16th April 2019: New data from CPhI shows that, despite ongoing reputational challenges, India’s biologics market is set for robust growth in 2019 driven by biosimilars production. The India specific findings from CPhI’s bio league tables predict strong ‘bio growth potential’ in India throughout 2019 in the build-up to the 13th edition of CPhI India 2019, which will take place at the India Expo Centre in Delhi NCR. However, highlighting the market’s ambivalent reputation, India also received the second lowest overall scores for ‘quality of biologics manufacturing’ and ‘biologics innovation’. Yet for ‘growth potential’ India (7.05) scored extremely highly, finishing broadly level with the well-established advanced bio markets Germany (7.2), Ireland (7.2) and Japan (7.3), and behind only the United States (7.8) – but significantly, ahead of China (6.9) and its widely documented rapidly expanding bio sector[1]. India’s growing biosimilars industry is the primary driver
18-04-2019  |  275x  |  Industry news
Clean room workplace CleanBoy® Particle-free air for all industry and research workplaces
Clean room workplace CleanBoy®
Particle-free air for all industry and research workplaces SPETEC GmbH in Erding/Munich is presenting a new product in the field of clean room technology. With CleanBoy®, users can achieve highly efficient clean room conditions at any workplace at little investment cost. The need for extremely clean conditions is becoming ever more important in research and production as well as during service operations. The aim of clean room technology is to remove particles of a diameter of 0.12 µm or larger from a defined space in which the most exacting cleanliness standards guarantee a reliable workflow. This can be achieved using a clean room module from the SuSi® (Super Silent) series which is positioned directly above the work area. Exceptionally pure, filtered air is then passed over the work area. While the normal indoor atmosphere contains somewhere between 9,000 and 15,000 particles per liter, the use of clean room technology reduces this to a mere 3 particles per liter. Parts or components produced in the mechanical engineering,
16-04-2019  |  382x  |  Product news  | 
SIRIO Pharma Announces Global Collaboration
Proactive innovation specialists located in Asia, Europe and the US to combine R&D efforts Asia, Europe & The United States, 10 April, 2019: Sirio Pharma (SIRIO) – the nutraceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) – announces global collaboration to help customers bring innovative, safe and effective products quickly to market. With access to the most recent market data, Sirio’s 100+ scientists and industry experts, based in Asia, Europe and the United States, will combine research and development efforts to focus on proactive innovation. By combining its expertise, Sirio is now even better positioned to work with customers worldwide. “The industry demands products that are more natural and additive free, with consumer friendly labeling and increased transparency. The challenge for brand owners is how to develop these products quickly without compromising on quality. Our global collaboration will be instrumental in helping our customers develop innovative products that conform with these trends. It’s a big challenge for companies
15-04-2019  |  294x  |  Industry news
Agilent and Waters HPLC systems will be re-used Labrecycling gives analytical laboratory equipment a 2nd life.
Agilent and Waters HPLC systems will be re-used
Labrecycling gives analytical laboratory equipment a 2nd life. Amortized Agilent HPLC 1100 systems, Refurbished Agilent 1100 HPLC system, ready for a 2de life, Amortized Waters Alliance 2695 HPLC systems, Refurbished Waters 2695 HPLC systemen, ready for a 2de life, Satisfied customer with a refurbished Agilent HPLC en GC systeem.
12-04-2019  |  514x  |  Photo reportage  | 
Reliable representative samples in a very short time Fast, gentle comminution and homogenisation
Reliable representative samples in a very short time
Fast, gentle comminution and homogenisation The Knife Mill Pulverisette 11 provides a homogeneous sample in a very short time due to its special design. Each subsample taken from any location in the grinding vessel is representative for the original sample and thus ensures an exact, significant analysis. And that for a wide range of different materials, regardless of whether the sample is dry, moist, soft, medium-hard, fibrous or oily. Ideal for sample preparation in the fields of foodstuffs or animal feed testing, agriculture and forestry, biology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. For each application the perfect accessories The standard knife made of stainless steel can be used for comminution of nearly all materials due to its four blades and a well-conceived geometry. For comminution of brittle, hard samples we recommend the sickle knife made of stainless steel. The sickle knife with serrated blades is ideal for grinding especially fibrous, tough or sinewy samples, such as fish, meat, asparagus or bamboo. Even
10-04-2019  |  405x  |  Industry news  | 
LabMakelaar, specialist in re-use of lab materials
LabMakelaar, specialist in re-use of lab materials
Do you have laboratory instruments that you no longer use or will soon be taken out of service? Or are you looking for an extension of your laboratory inventory? Then you are at the right place at LabMakelaar. New laboratory instruments are often very expensive. LabMakelaar Benelux B.V. strives for a world with a strong circular economy, in which companies have easy access to a total solution for furnishing and equipment of their laboratory with high-quality and recycled material. We help our customers realize their projects with recycled products and quality material at a relatively low price. LabMakelaar provides mediation between buyer and seller to complete the purchase or sale. We do this by collecting high-quality material in various ways and then offering it attractively via a central point to companies that want to set up a laboratory so that they can be operated via a central organization. Simple, efficient, affordable and often with a guarantee. You can
10-04-2019  |  576x  |  Industry news  |   | 
Piezo nanopositioning A key enabler of super-resolution microscopy
Piezo nanopositioning
A key enabler of super-resolution microscopy The days of looking down the lens of a microscope are fast being eclipsed by super-resolution microscopy (SRM) that allows researchers to investigate and understand intracellular processes and interactions at a molecular level. Given the significant improvement in resolution achieved by SRM techniques, the ability to position samples and objectives accurately is obviously a key requirement to fully exploit the capabilities of these systems. Fortunately, piezo positioning systems – already considered the gold standard for the fine positioning of both sample stages and objectives in a broad range of microscopy techniques – offer the sub-nanometre accuracy required. Piezo actuators are currently used for three main applications in SRM: Z-positioning of objectives, manipulation of illumination systems (such as in light sheet and 4Pi techniques), and positioning of sample stages. Each of these applications obviously has unique requirements in terms of range of travel, reproducibility
10-04-2019  |  336x  |  Industry news  | 
China based innovation and Parallel Approvals driving growth
Significant increase in exhibitors driven by bio growth at bioLIVE Shanghai, 8th April 2019: CPhI & P-MEC China (#CPhIChina and #PMECChina) – co-organized by Ubm emea, Cccmhpie, and UBM Sinoexpo – takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) on 18-20th June 2019. The event will be co-located with ICSE, InnoPack, bioLIVE, NEX, Labworld, FDF, and EP & Clean Tech. Seen as the bellwether of pharmaceutical trends across the country, CPhI & P-MEC China’s agenda is packed with content from over 100 onsite conferences and activities as well as more than 50 seminars, with speakers from China and abroad. One of the key trends to emerge this year is the rise in the number of innovative China-based biotechs – coupled with the easing of regulatory pathways and an emerging CDMO sector – is fueling a significant growth in manufacturing across China. In view of this, experts at the event will assess the Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) Pilot Program, as well as recent reforms of China’s regulatory landscape and the opportunities
09-04-2019  |  301x  |  Industry news
Self service (q)PCR Calibration Calibrate your (q)PCR cycler yourself
Self service (q)PCR Calibration
Calibrate your (q)PCR cycler yourself It's very important to fully understand the performance of your (q)PCR cycler so that you're able to generate trustworthy and highly reproducible results. Therefore it's important to calibrate your (q)PCR cycler regularly. With the new self service calibration tools of CYCLERtest you can calibrate (q)PCR cyclers and incubators: •Whenever it suits you •In less than one hour •Cost efficient
09-04-2019  |  454x  |  Product news  | 
Our new HPLC Column Catalog is out. New column catalog Inertsil and InertSustain
Our new HPLC Column Catalog is out.
New column catalog Inertsil and InertSustain Get our new catalogue via the download or request a hard-copy from us.
08-04-2019  |  305x  |  Industry news  | 
New: Tear Off 96-well plate mats Create different well-formats by hands
New: Tear Off 96-well plate mats
Create different well-formats by hands Check out our new 96-well (q)PCR Tear Off plate mats. You can easily tear off one or more strips of 8 x 12 or 12 x 8-tubes. Available in: • 0.1 ml low profile • 0.2 ml regular profile • 12 x 8-tube strip mat • 8 x 12-tube strip mat • Light frosted, white and clear For qPCR applications light frosted or white products are recommended
04-04-2019  |  410x  |  Product news  | 
New HPLC Column factory for GL Sciences New modern HPLC column factory for GL Sciences.
New HPLC Column factory for GL Sciences
New modern HPLC column factory for GL Sciences. We are proud to inform you that we have opened our new factory for Inertsil and InertSustain HPLC Columns. The demand for good HPLC columns is increasing a lot over the last years. With the new factory we have doubled our production capacity.
04-04-2019  |  351x  |  Industry news  | 
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