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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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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