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SPR-based instruments for molecular binding studies

Surface plasmon resonance enables the detailed study of biomolecular function in real time and without the need for fluorescent tags or radioactive markers, and often without the need for prior purification. Elab reports.

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...

Detecting total oxidisable carbon in ultrapure water

All reagents used in laboratories today are delivered with labels indicating the degree of purity and the maximum concentration levels for likely contaminants. Yet, the purityof the major reagent used in all laboratories is often not fully...

Sample temperature controlduring centrifugal evaporation

Good control of sample temperature during evaporation is required to achieve reasonably fast drying times and to ensure that the samples cannot be damaged by over heating. By Michael Cole.

Novel solution for particle size measurement problems

Work undertaken in Germany is demonstrating how a new particle size measurement technique is opening up many new applications areas in the laboratory. Heike Krischollek reports on the specific problems posed when dealing with biological...

Process screening by multi-reactor synthesis aids development

The competition to develop new and better chemicals, particularly for pharmaceutical applications, has been assisted by a range of tools that did not exist even three years ago. Dr Jasbir Singh reports.

"Sourcing chemicals, metals and lab materials"

With more than 15000 products in the current 1999-2000 Catalogue, Alfa Aesar is a source for chemicals, metals and laboratory materials from sizes for research to semi-bulk and bulk quantities. The catalogue carries high purity inorganics,...

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...

Outsourced contract research continues its move upstream

Outsourcing research and development is nothing new to pharmaceutical companies. However, the range of services being offered by contract research organisations continues to grow and the differences between client and customer are becoming...

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...

Protein concentration prior to separation and analysis

Many research applications require concentration of dilute protein solutions. The miVac sample concentrator from Genevac provides a proven efficient and cost effective alternative to membrane centrifugation techniques for protein...

More efficiency in routine medicine: Luminos Fusion 2-in-1 system with flat panel detector

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, Siemens will introduce a new system for the mid-range price segment that can do both full-digital fluoroscopy and radiography.

Porvair launches HPLC sample evaporators

Porvair Sciences announces new versions of its MiniVap and UltraVap blowdown evaporators that use warm air or nitrogen to speed up the...

Using fibre lasers for ground-breaking particle acceleration technologies

Scientists from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton are part of an international project that is investigating the use of fibre lasers in ground-breaking particle accelerator technologies, such as the...

European MASStastic Voyage

AB SCIEX, Phenomenex and Peak Scientific have announced the start of the 2013 tour of the European MASStastic Voyage, featuring a state-of-the-art mobile laboratory travelling across Europe.

Chameleon pulsar baffles astronomers

A pulsar that is able, without warning, to dramatically change the way in which it shines has been identified by an international team including scientists from The University of Manchester.

Protein production: going viral

A research team of scientists from EMBL Grenoble and the IGBMC in Strasbourg, France, have, for the first time, described in molecular detail the architecture of the central scaffold of TFIID: the human protein complex essential for...

New catalogue from Peak Scientific

Peak Scientific have recently released their new product catalogue for 2013. The catalogue shows a layout re-design featuring updated product images and literature.

Light scattering techniques support formulation development

Researchers develop methods to test protein stability under a variety of conditions

New Siemens mammography system lowers radiation dose up to 30%

Siemens Healthcare is launching the Mammomat Inspiration Prime Edition – the first mammography system that lowers patient dose up to 30 percent without compromising image quality.

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