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Polarimeter for measuring optically active samples

Temperature controlled measurement of optically active samples made easy with the new ADP450 polarimeter with XPC technology



Top trends in chemical, materials and food industries revealed

Frost & Sullivan unveils top trends in chemical, materials and food industries in 2014



Filtration systems for nuclear decommissioning

Porvair Filtration Group is a specialist supplier of clean-up filtration systems for nuclear decommissioning and decontamination.



Comprehensive new product guide for step-by-step nucleic acid chemistry

Link Technologies Ltd, an ISO 9001:2008 certified specialist oligonucleotide reagent manufacturer, has announced the release of its 2013/14 Product Guide.



The careful disposal of chemicals

The disposal of waste chemicals is subject to stringent regulations and needs careful consideration. Chris Ricketts, an expert in drainage, discusses the unique solutions that these specialist environments demand



Pittcon announces short course program

The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the course listing for the 2014 Short Course program which runs March 1 through March 6, 2014. Short Courses are taught by industry experts; range from half-day up to two-day classes; and include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level curricula.



Evaporation chemistry at ACS

Genevac, an SP Scientific group company, has announced that it will display its latest products for productive evaporation at the 246th American Chemical Society meeting and exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (8th – 12th September 2013).



Caldic opens up new possibilities in Asia for the food and chemical sector

Caldic B.V., distributor and producer of food ingredients and chemicals, is continuing its growth in emerging markets through the creation of Caldic India Pvt Ltd, based in Mumbai, India.



EU urged to increase investment in human-relevant testing tools for chemicals, cosmetics, medicines

Consortium including Dow, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, animal NGOs and academia issue statement



£250k prize offered to encourage human toxicology breakthrough

A £250k prize is being offered to encourage researchers to deliver a breakthrough in toxicology research that could ultimately lead to the replacement of animals used in product safety testing.



Three dangerous climate chemicals

A new study provides new information about the rates at which three of the most powerful greenhouse gases are destroyed by a chemical reaction that takes place in the upper atmosphere.



Nanolithography allows multiple chemicals on a chip

Scientists have developed a nanolithographic technique that can produce high-resolution patterns of at least three different chemicals on a single chip at writing speeds of up to one millimetre per second.



Toxic chemicals affect steroid hormones differently, medical news

Researchers have found that - contrary to earlier assumptions - enzymes used for the synthesis of steroids in insects, snails, octopuses and corals are unrelated to those used in humans.



New method for isolating harmful chemicals

Scientists studying how marine bacteria move have discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed brethren, impelling the microbes in opposite directions.



New methods help detect veterinary chemicals in food

Lennart Wahlström looks at a reliable method for the screening of veterinary drug residues.



chemicals catalogue

The new Fisher Scientific Chemicals catalogue lists more than 5000 chemicals for the analytical chemist. This edition combines the strengths of the production facility of Fisher UK and the expertise in distribution of the Acros Organics facility in Geel.



Safety studies on the risks of chemicals will benefit everyone

Chemical safety has recently aroused a lot of debate. It is alarming that the effects of many chemicals on health and the environment are not yet known. The European Union has taken up this problem, and the objective of the current chemicals policy is to assess the risks of all existing and new chemicals, which would shift more of the responsibility for products safety to manufacturers. Tero Karhi reports.



RADIOLABELLED CHEMICALS: THE CONTINUING NEED

Despite the major advances in the development and acceptance of non-isotopic molecular biology techniques, it is still apparent that radiolabelled chemicals will be needed in the laboratory to obtain the necessary sensitivity required of certain procedures.



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