Exploring a New Dimension of Printing

In the past few months, three-dimensional (3D) printing and its endless possibilities has dominated news headlines. This relatively new form of production has not only piqued the interest of the art industry but also the medical and scientific communities, where it could prove to be a most valuable asset. The art of 3D printing has […]

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Safety First

One of the preliminary conclusions of the international Laboratory Safety Culture Survey was that researchers seem to feel a great deal safer in their laboratory environments than they actually are. The initial results from this joint research project, between BioRAFT, the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety and the Nature Publishing Group, was published […]

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Cryo-Save’s Totipotent New Stem Cell Lab

Cryo-Save, Europe’s leading stem cell bank, has recently opened the doors to its newest state-of-the-art stem cell storage laboratory in Gauteng. This R10m facility replaces the company’s interim laboratory in Cape Town as Cryo-Save’s centre of operations for stem cell storage in Africa. This new lab will continue extend the opportunity of neonatal stem cell […]

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Zeiss Zooms to the Top at Red Dot Awards

At the Red Dot Design Awards ceremony on 1 July 2013, the Zeiss microscopy business group received the Red Dot award for the product design of the Axio Zoom.V16 microscope. The Zoom.V16 was selected most successful product concept from the total of 4662 entries. This instrument combines the benefits of stereo microscopes, such as zoom […]

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Peeling Back a New Corneal Layer

A group of researchers at The University of Nottingham have made an ophthalmic breakthrough by discovering a new layer in the human cornea. The results of this study were recently published in the academic journal Ophthalmology and could revolutionise interactions of the eye. The new corneal layer has been dubbed the Dua’s Layer after the […]

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Metrohm’s Prize Winner

Metrohm would like to thank all customers who visited their booth at the recent Lab Africa exhibition. They would also like to thank those who took time to enter their ‘Win a Television’ competition. All entrants now know that the Metrohm automatic titration system is called MATI and the new NIRS system is called the […]

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LabWare Africa at Lab Africa

LabWare had a busy time at this year’s Lab Africa Exhibition where a lot of interest was shown in their Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and Electronic lab notebook products. They also had a chance to catch up with many of their customers who attended the exhibition and dropped by their stand for a chat. […]

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The Mobile Microscope

A glass lens, a strip of double-sided sticky tape and a simple torch is all that was needed to transform an iPhone into a field microscope. A team of researchers working in rural Tanzania used their makeshift microscope to successfully detect intestinal worm infections in children. Their study was published in the American Journal of […]

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Power by the People

Researchers in Poland have constructed air-breathing bio-batteries that may be used, in future, to power pacemakers, hearing aids and other body implants. Scientists at the Institute of Physical Chemistry in the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw have developed an efficient electrode for use in biofuel cells or zinc-oxygen batteries. The batteries will make use […]

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New IMP Division

A year ago, IMP started a new division within its company. This division covers a range of general and analytical laboratory equipment. Within a year, this division has grown by investing in workshops and attending certain open days and exhibitions. With an exceptionally dynamic team and service support from the calibration and service division, IMP […]

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Lab Africa 2013

Lab Africa 2013 will be hosting over 100 exhibitors with thousands of products from some of the worlds’ leading manufacturers. This exhibition will cover a vast number of applications including clinical diagnostics, environmental sciences, forensics, biotechnology and life sciences, energy, petrochemical, mining, metals, research and development, food sciences, pharmaceutical, test and measurement, drug discovery, and robotics […]

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Frog-Like Robots for Surgery

A tiny robot created to mirror the feet of tree-frogs is being built at the University of Leeds. These devices may in the future, allow surgeons to better visualise key-hole surgery. The robot is designed to move across a patient’s internal abdominal wall and enable surgeons to see what they are doing on a real-time […]

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