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Dipl.-Chem. Marc Platthaus ♥ Laborpraxis Worldwide

Dipl.-Chem. Marc Platthaus

Chefredakteur
LABORPRAXIS - Mehr Effizienz für Labor & Analytik

Marc Platthaus ist analytischer Chemiker, Fachjournalist und seit 2007 Chefredakteur des Fachmagazins LABORPRAXIS.

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Fig.1: In addition to everyday objects and in food, cannabis ingredients are also increasingly used for new drugs. (©H_Ko - stock.adobe.com)
Online congress on May 12

Cannabis: Analytically Viewed

Whether food, e-liquids or pharmaceuticals: ingredients from the cannabis plant form the basis for numerous products. Ande the numbers are drastically increasing. But what must be taken into account in analysis and regulatory guidelines? An online congress on May 12 will provide answers.

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Figure 1: There will be over 750 companies exhibiting at Pittcon 2017. (LABORPRAXIS)
Pittcon 2017

Trip to the Windy City

The Pittsburgh Conference 2017 will be held at the McCormick Place West Hall in Chicago from March 5 to 9. With a variety of symposia, short courses and a exhibition with over 750 companies it will mark the start of the analytical and laboratory year 2017.

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Mettler Toledo offers a wide range of stainless steel test weights from 50 µg to 5000 kg. (Mettler Toledo)
Balance check

How to Select the Correct Test Weights and Weight Class

Laboratory technicians often don't know which test weights and weight class they should choose to check the performance of their balances and scales. The free Mettler Toledo GWP Recommendation service specifies the correct test weights and weight class based on the degree of accuracy you need to satisfy your specific process tolerances.

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Fig.1: The Precision Hydrogen SL has a smaller footprint than the Precision version and produces hydrogen at up to 200cc/min. (Peak Scientific)
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Convenience and reliability

Improving GC Efficiency with a Hydrogen Generator

Hydrogen gas is in high demand among labs across the world. Commonly used as a carrier gas for GC analysis, as well as a fuel gas to supply flame detectors, it’s easy to understand why so many labs need a reliable source of hydrogen gas. In this article, you can find out how you can safely produce your own hydrogen, on-demand, whilst maximizing your uptime with an in-house hydrogen generator.

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Fig.1: In addition to everyday objects and in food, cannabis ingredients are also increasingly used for new drugs. (©H_Ko - stock.adobe.com)
Online congress on May 12

Cannabis: Analytically Viewed

Whether food, e-liquids or pharmaceuticals: ingredients from the cannabis plant form the basis for numerous products. Ande the numbers are drastically increasing. But what must be taken into account in analysis and regulatory guidelines? An online congress on May 12 will provide answers.

Read on
The Raman microscope alpha 300R and the software Particlescout are the perfect combination for the analysis of microparticles.  (Witec)
Microparticles

Automated Microparticle Analysis with Raman Microscopy

The pollution of water, food and the environment by microparticles and especially micro- plastics is a growing concern. Therefore, efficient techniques for analyzing them in detail are urgently needed. A Raman microscopy system equipped with an advanced software package enables researchers to automatically find, classify and identify microparticles.

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Fig.1: A safe view of the hazardous substances: Storage can be monitored with the aid of an app or a PC. (Düperthal)
Laboratory Safety

New App Optimises Laboratory Safety

Always have full information on the operating status of the hazardous material cabinet. This is possible with a new app which provides information not only on the temperature or the function of the exhaust air system, but also whether the hazardous material cabinet door is closed properly.

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Fig.1: Data Analysis is becoming more and more important for research and development. (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Laboratory Software

Up in the Cloud: Advancing High-throughput Data Analytics

Remarkable recent developments in high-throughput research techniques allow scientists to collect more data than ever before. However, this presents significant challenges in terms of data storage, management and analysis. Cloud-based informatics platforms offer a potential solution, bringing together all aspects of laboratory management into a flexible and scalable system, designed to support future technologies as they become available.

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Fig. 1: The bacterial target cells are purified and separated from the sample matrix in a microfluidic disposable cartridge by means of a magnetic field (cutout). (rqmicro)
Flow Cytometry

Quantifying Legionella in Shorter Time

Identifying the source of infection is essential for taking action in outbreaks of Legionnaire's disease. The combination of immunomagnetic separation and flow cytometry delivers precise results in less than two hours and knows virtually no limits to the variety of applications.

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Fig.1 The Analytica Lab Africa organizers are expecting roughly 2,000 visitors and 120 exhibitors. ( Messe München GmbH)
Emerging Markets

Laboratory Technology in South Africa

The Analytica Lab Africa will take place for the first time from July 9 to 11, 2019, on the premises of the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Following its acquisition by Messe München and its integration into Analytica’s network, the event is set to continue growing in the promising market of Africa.

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What happens when granular substances behave like liquids? (©Nekrasov Mikhail - stock.adobe.com)
Switzerland: Behaviour of granular substances

When Sand Flows

Sand, coffee grounds and rice behave very differently than water or oil, but under certain conditions they will suddenly exhibit astonishing similarities. Scientists oft the ETH Zurich in collaboration with international colleagues have found a way to better understand the behaviour of granular materials.

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