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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Cellulose into Starch

A team from Virginia Tech have succeeded in transforming cellulose into starch, which means that a potential food source can be created from plants not traditionally thought of as food crops. This breakthrough could help feed the global population which is estimated to reach 9billion by 2050. Cellulose is the most common carbohydrate on earth […]

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Carl Zeiss Supports the Global Fight against TB

Carl Zeiss plays an active role in the combat of TB worldwide and is a member of the Stop TB Initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO founded this programme in 2006 with the aim of eliminating TB by 2050. Carl Zeiss, together with the Swiss Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), developed […]

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Body Worlds and The Cycle of Life

In 1977, scientist and physician Dr Gunther von Hagens, created the process of plastination, which is a way to preserve different biological tissue specimens. Thirty-six years later, Dr Von Hagen and his wife Dr Angelina Whalley are using this process to breathe life into human cadavers at the Body Worlds exhibition in Johannesburg. Dr von […]

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Afrox’s New ASU

Afrox has recently opened its new R200-million air separation unit (ASU) at its Pretoria site. This forms part of a capital investment of R1.5bn in a three-year programme to boost the company’s growth strategy in sub-Saharan Africa. This newly commissioned ASU is designed and built to exacting global standards. The atmospheric gases plant will produce […]

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The Double Helix Filing Cabinet

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have discovered a viable way to store data in DNA. Molecular biologist Nick Goldman and colleague Ewan Birney, associate director of EMBL-EBI, published their paper on DNA storage in Nature in January. There is approximately three zettabytes (3000-billion billion bytes) worth of digital information floating […]

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New Appointment to Esco Technologies

Esco Technologies would like to welcome Alet Craggs to their team. She has been appointed as the new product specialist for the Gauteng area. Having completed her BSc majoring in biochemistry at the University of Pretoria, she is currently studying towards obtaining her BCom in business management through Unisa. The company is looking forward to […]

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Metrohm SA Expands Technical Support Team

Metrohm SA is pleased to announce the addition of Noorunisha Abdool as applications chemist to the team in Gauteng. Abdool obtained a BSc degree from University of Johannesburg and started her working career at Flexilube where she has gained valuable experience on various laboratory instruments, particularly Metrohm titrators and Tiamo software. Abdool will be responsible […]

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Metrohm and FOSS Join Forces

Metrohm and FOSS have entered into a strategic alliance that aims to strengthen the two companies’ leading positions in their respective key markets. Family-owned FOSS is the world’s leading supplier of dedicated analytical solutions that ensure optimal quality and production of food and agricultural products, while Metrohm is one of the leading manufacturers of instruments […]

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Mauritius Upholds World Standards with Metrohm IC System

The Government Analyst Laboratory Complex in Reduit recently invested in a Metrohm Ion Chromatograph for the analysis of anions and cations by conductivity detection and bromate via UV detection. The Ministry of Health realised the importance of upholding international drinking water standards. Thus, they decided to invest in a Metrohm IC system that performs the […]

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IMP Scientific Appointed as Phenom-World SEM Distributors

In January 2013, IMP Scientific and Precision was appointed as the official distributors of Phenom-World Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) in Southern Africa. Phenom-World is a leading global supplier of desktop SEMs and imaging solutions for submicron scale applications. They are highly motivated to ‘Phenomise the imaging world’ by bringing new developments and supplying highly […]

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ELGA Wins Two Gold Awards

Awards keep rolling in as ELGA win two more gold awards for Purelab flex. ELGA, the global labwater brand of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has received two new awards and a ‘Scientists Choice’ nomination. ELGA’s Purelab flex water purifications systems won awards for industrial product design and for materials innovations at the DBA Design […]

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