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Knowledge management: do not drown the enterprise in data

Knowledge is power. Nothing has changed that during the ages. However, gaining knowledge is problematic; not as a result of too little information, but by the enormous amount of information available. In our daily life we are flooded with...

LIMS system installed to improve quality control for dairy products

Freek Rooze looks at the use of a laboratory information management system for the quality control of dairy products.

centrifugation cell preparation system

The Cytocentrifuge-Cytospin 4 is a versatile processing system suitable for use in the fields of immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and in situ hybridisation, in vitro chemosensitivity and rapid viral testing.

"A first in electronic, motorised, integrated transgenic platforms"

High-precision optics and micro-tools are making manipulation on a tiny scale possible. But to simplify their task, laboratory scientists have long been demanding an automated tool that integrates microscopes with micromanipulators. A new...

Online logistics cuts time and cost involved with clinical trial shipping

As contract research organisations become increasingly involved with clinical trials, their logistics take on a new importance.A newly-launched initiative aims to reduce both the time andcost involved in this biomedical transport.

drug discovery: a range of solutions

Pharmaceutical companies are currently facing the challenge of significantly increasing the number of NCEs to sustain profitability and investor confidence. This directly impacts on HTS, as this process is at the centre of lead discovery in...

Use of fluorescent dyes increases in development of peptide products

Dr. David Woodhouse looks at a range of peptide productsto design and satisfy the requirements of drug discoveryand development activities.

Centrifugation cell preparation system

The Cytocentrifuge-Cytospin 4 is a versatile processing system suitable for use in the fields of immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and in-situ hybridisation, in vitro chemosensitivity and rapid viral testing.

A brief guide to quantitative analysis of electrophoresis gels

Dr Paul N Goulding discusses some of the important aspects of getting anumbers from pictures' ­ that is quantitative gel analysis.

Monitor can be located 250 metres from base station

The MLS2000, from Monitherm Ltd, is based around an industrial PC with a current maximum of 128 radio transmitter sensors which can be located up to 250 metres from the base station.

Advances in the automated image analysis of particles and cells

Particle shape and function are intimately linked. However, because of the lack of a universal shape analysis technique, the exact relationship between the two has been hard to define. As David Higgs explains, new technology is now likely...

Environmental impact: the challenge for base station roll-out

Mobile operators carry signals to a handset through the airwaves via a network of base station sites, full of antennas and equipment. Next-generation mobile networks will demand far more such base stations, bringing with them a host of...

Power transformer design site demonstrates benefits of software automation

A new website to help engineers accelerate and improve the design of electrical power transformers and AC line reactors has been launched by Cobham Technical Services.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary opens its new automated biochemistry laboratory

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, part of The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust , has opened its doors to a new multi-million pound Biochemistry Laboratory featuring an ADVIA® LabCell® automation solution from Siemens...

An environmentally friendly robot

Robots that decompose once they have reached the end of their mission could soon be deployed in the environment, thanks to a Research Project Grant of over £200,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.

3D characterization of powder gas stream improves process quality in laser material deposition

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have succeeded in performing qualitative and quantitative characterization of the powder gas stream in laser deposition welding. The powder gas feed is an important parameter...

Queen’s is UK leader for female scientists and engineers

Queen’s has been named as the lead university in the United Kingdom for tackling the unequal representation of women in science and engineering.

Fast, precise and easy simultaneous transfer of 96 samples from microplates

An informative new video demonstrates many of the features and benefits of the INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 that have enabled labs around the world to accelerate their workflows.

Rapid automated scanning of rack barcodes

Micronic Europe BV, specialists in traceable sample storage solutions, announces the introduction of the new Tracxer BC210.

SOLATek 72 Multi-Matrix Vial Autosampler

Attain maximum throughput with 72-vial capacity, the highest quality sample pathway materials, and automated multiple additions for internal standard, surrogate and matrix spikes.

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