The Pioneers of Miniaturization Lectureship 2017, sponsored by Dolomite Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip, has been awarded to Professor Aaron Wheeler in recognition of his contribution to digital microfluidics, a technique, which involves manipulating of discrete microfluidic droplets on the surface of an array of electrodes coated with a hydrophobic insulator. Professor Wheeler is […]
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Syrris’ Orb Pilot jacketed reactor system is proving a big hit for chemical process scale-up, offering multiple set-ups in a single footprint, designed around your needs. Launched in 2016, this unique,flexible and cost-effective system truly bridges the gap between lab scale and production scale chemistry. The Orb Pilot is a user-friendly, floor standing scale-up reactor […]
DiaSorin and Tecan Group have announced that they have agreed to collaborate in a development under which DiaSorin will make use of Tecan’s Fluent® Laboratory Automation Solution as its nucleic acid extraction platform. The new platform will be used in combination with the DiaSorin Liaison® MDX PCR system to provide the customer with a complete […]
The FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme has been created to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned businesses in the SADC region to support deal-making and business acceleration in the Biosciences arena. (more…)
At a time when patients and medical professionals expect always faster results, researchers are trying to translate biodetection technologies used in laboratories to the field and clinic, so patients can get nearly instant diagnoses in a physician’s office, an ambulance or the emergency room. (more…)
KWE causes a redness of the palms and soles with consecutive cycles of peeling of large sections of thick skin, often exacerbated during winter months. Oudtshoorn is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa where the disorder was present in large families. (more…)
Why is cleaning important? Cleaning is carried out to remove product remaining on the production and/or processing surface. Product residues provide a nutrient base for microbes to grow. Therefore food residues represent a risk of introducing contamination from spoilage and pathogenic organisms. The cleaning process often includes a detergent and sanitising step. (more…)
The paperless lab concept is not a particularly new one, and many laboratories currently operate without physically recording research and development. Tablet devices allow laboratory teams to record their findings electronically, reducing physical waste and optimising storage organisation. (more…)
The fear of a dramatic drop in world ocean oxygen content has been heightened as new work suggests it could take a million years for oceans to recover. (more…)
A novel device can significantly reduce contamination of blood cultures, potentially reducing risky overtreatment and unnecessary use of antibiotics for many patients. This approach could also substantially reduce healthcare costs. (more…)
“Understanding the required occupational safety and health programmes and recognising hazards will help to identify and minimise many of the common safety and health hazards associated with running a research laboratory. We present an overview of the most common hazards encountered in typical research labs. Our hope is that one or more topics might strike […]