Labotec visits Achema 2018

The latest installation of Achema, a platform for exhibition of the latest, most innovative equipment in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, was held on 11 to 15 June 2018 in Frankfurt. The Batswadi/Labotec team attended Achema 2018 in order to identify new products, trends and innovations that are suitable for the African market. Numerous […]

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Research on ice: SA’s Antarctic science lab

SANAE IV Over 40 governments maintain research stations in Antarctica, including South Africa. In fact, we were one of the original signatories of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, which established freedom of scientific investigation on the frozen continent. Our current base in Antarctica is South African National Antarctic Expedition IV (SANAE IV), situated on a […]

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Aczet moisture balances

Aczet presents an uncompromising and sophisticated moisture balance with innumerable features and extensive data storage ability. With the Aczet moisture balance you can achieve higher productivity without compromising on quality in your daily business challenges, since it is diverse and can be programmed according to the individual needs of the person, being in quality assurance, […]

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The world of science can be a freaky place

China develops actual laser rifle According to reports first published in the South China Morning Post, a Chinese company has developed a real-life laser rifle capable of hitting targets over a distance of 800 metres. The ZKZM-500 can be fired 1000 times for two seconds per shot before its lithium ion batteries need a recharge, […]

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Vivaspin Turbo 15

For scientists and lab technicians who need to quickly and safely concentrate biological samples from 4 to 15 ml up to 100 fold, Sartorius offers the Vivaspin Turbo 15 ultrafilters. This revolutionary product allows for the fastest sample concentration with the highest recoveries possible. (more…)

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Going up! The Laboratory 4.0 lift

Lab technicians are notoriously set in their ways. But what if the ways in question are subject to rapid and extreme change, courtesy of the fourth industrial revolution? Every technological advance increases the disparity between the current way of doing things and the potential way of doing them. (more…)

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PULVERISETTE 19 Universal Cutting Mill

Fritsch’s new PULVERISETTE 19 Universal Cutting Mill is ideal for size-reduction for a wide range of different materials due to variable adjustment of the rotational speed of the rotor, various knife geometries, replaceable blades, practical sieve cassettes and an unmatched ease of cleaning. (more…)

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Industry News July 2018

LOCAL NEWS Prof Daya Reddy elected first President of International Science Council South Africa’s Professor Daya Reddy has been elected as the first President of the newly-formed International Science Council (ISC). The elections took place during the inaugural General Assembly in Paris, France on 5 July 2018. The ISC was formed following the merger of […]

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Destination biotech

Despite being one of the most radical fields of human inquiry into the unknown, our current understanding of biotechnology has failed to keep up with the discipline’s tremendous potential. It’s understandable; the field and its overwhelming pace seemed to arrive out of nowhere. A scant 15 years ago the Human Genome Project was still decoding […]

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