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Gigabit Ethernet is key weapon in telecoms standards battle

An ever-increasing demand for more bandwidth within the telecoms industry is paving the way for major opportunities for a new generation of companies able to provide state-of-the-art solutions. But can the traditional firms fight back by...

Broadband beckons ­ but take careful steps down the DSL path

Around the world, digital subscriber line (DSL) services are in varying states of maturity from early trials to full commercial use. In theory, the customer gets broadband services, the operator receives additional revenues, and everyone is...

New analysis method helpsdevelop improved polymers

More accurate polymer analysis is helping develop improved polymers at a faster rate than ever before. Dr David Niehaus describes a new analysis method ­ the size exclusion chromatography cubed (SEC3) method which combines SEC,a laser...

Modern trends in infrared spectroscopy

The utility of infrared (IR) spectroscopy in the analytical laboratory has been recognised for decades However, it is only over the past few years that developments in instrumentation and data processing have enabled the full potential of...

Taking the impedance technique approach to real-time microbiology

Real-time microbiology, just more jargon or does it really offer benefits to the microbiologist? Dr Peter Silley reports.

Retrieval and managementof clinical laboratory data

Pressure on companies to deliver accurate and uniform clinical laboratory data has caused a significant growthof the use of central laboratories for clinical trials.Jaap H M Dijkman reports.

Trends in linking instruments to lab information systems

As laboratories focus increasingly on cost and quality, instrument linking software is becoming more applicable. With changes in technology, there has been a move towards client/server architectures and an almost universal use of PCs. Here,...

Tecan solutions for genomics and drug discovery

Tecan, one of the leaders in laboratory automation solutions, has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your needs. Its wide product range includes touchscreen-operated microplate readers, multi-label readers, washers and pipetting...

ANALYTICA 2000

International trade fair Analytica 2000, will take place in Münich, Germany, between April 11 and 14. Exhibitors from around the world are expected to present the latest products and services in the fields of modern biology, chemistry,...

Keeping up with the intelligence on your competitors' research portfolio

Knowing what your competitors are up to has never been more important. As Sean Ottewell reports, the latest addition to intelligence database technology aims to bring a new level of depth and refinement in the search for information on the...

IMAGE ANALYSIS SOFTWARE UPGRADED

The latest version Soft Imaging System's image analysing software ­ analySIS 3.1 ­ is now available.

Automated dispersive Raman spectrometer

The Nicolet Almega dispersive Raman spectrometer is a Class I laser safe package. The system features multiple laser wavelength option for high resolution confocal Raman microscopy and a fully integrated, full sized Raman sample...

Advances in spectroscopy: the Internet is changing everything

Since 1995 there has been explosive growth in the use of the Internet by the general public. The penetration of the Internet into society is also fundamentally changing the face of scientific, chemical and spectroscopic research. By James...

Comparison of NIRS techniques to determine caffeine content in tea

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an analytical tool that is used in many different fields, and many applications have already been described in the areas of agriculture, foodstuffs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Here, Angela Schmidt,...

Speed is the driving force for lab-on-a-chip device development

A quick walk around any electronics shop will show you that bigger is no longer better. Mobile phones are shrinking alarmingly, and advances in computing power has seen palmtop computers go from glorified battery-powered filofaxes to...

Meeting the challenge of evolving demands in life science research

Today, the modern life science laboratory is equipped with more sophisticated instrumentation, increasingly automated to enable higher sample throughput. However, no matter what analytical techniques are being used, accuracy of results is...

On-line preparation techniques for plasma and in vitro sampling

The development of, and the need for, faster drug discovery techniques in a highly competitive pharmaceutical industry has resulted in ever increasing numbers of pre-clinical biological samples to be analysed. By Dr Denise Wailwroth.

2D coded sample storage starter packs

Micronic Starterpacks contain everything you need to start using 2D coded sample storage tubes, enabling laboratory workers to ensure a...

Setting a standard on induction heating of nanoparticles

The revolution in nanotechnology is mainly a revolution in instrumentation. nB uses the expression Induction nanoHeating (InH) to refer to all of the applications of Induction heating of nanomaterials.

New high-throughput spectrometers from Ocean Optics

Ocean Optics has expanded its Elite Series of high-performance modular spectrometers with the introduction of the Ventana line of high...

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