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Sartorius Launched New Modular Bioreactor Vessel for Cell and Gene Therapy Applications

Modular Bioreactor

Sartorius Launched New Modular Bioreactor Vessel for Cell and Gene Therapy Applications

12/07/2019 - Following the trend towards biopharmaceutical medicine Sartorius launched for its ambr 250 modular benchtop automated mini bioreactor system new vessels, which are designed for gentle stirring and optimum growth of cell lines. The system allows cost-effective, scalable process development of cell and gene therapies. read...

What if Two Chromatograms do not Look Perfectly Alike?

Errors in Method Transfer

What if Two Chromatograms do not Look Perfectly Alike?

04/07/2019 - High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods are commonly developed on instruments different to those used for routine application. The following article describes the challenges this poses for users. read...

Tackling Waste: 5 Steps to Less Plastic Waste in the Lab

Plastic Waste in Life Sciences Laboratories

Tackling Waste: 5 Steps to Less Plastic Waste in the Lab

02/07/2019 - Life sciences laboratories are another area in which plastic waste can be reduced. Approximately 5.5 million tons of plastic waste are produced every year in life sciences laboratories alone, including items like pipette tips, nitrile gloves, cell culture flasks. In the age of global waste pollution and the ubiquity of plastic in the world around us, this is definitely too much. It can’t all be changed, but improvements are possible in some areas. read...

Gunshot Residue Dating

Determining if and when a handgun has been fired

Gunshot Residue Dating

01/07/2019 - To clarify whether and when a handgun was fired, forensic scientists search for and analyze Gunshot Residue (GSR) deposits. One highly interesting aspect of GSR is the presence of volatile organic chemical residues, which can offer clues as to when a weapon was fired. An innovative extraction technique based on Headspace Sorptive Extraction (HSSE) and Gerstel Twister has now been shown to extract additional information from spent cartridges. read...

Live in the Lab: Genome Editing as a New Tool for Plant Breeding

With Molecular "Green Thumb"

Live in the Lab: Genome Editing as a New Tool for Plant Breeding

03/05/2019 - At the Julius Kühn Institute, the Federal Research Institute for Cultivated Plants in Germany, a young working group is trying to specifically modify the genetic material of plants, through genome editing. In this way, they also want to investigate possible risks of this technology. LAB Worldwide visited the team for one day. read...

Meets your Specific Weighing Needs

Customizable Modularity in Lab Balances

Meets your Specific Weighing Needs

03/05/2019 - Accurate precision weighing takes patience and rigor, but even then, several variables can affect the ability to weigh accurately. Therefore, a balance must be adaptable to a lab’s specific needs and situation. A fully customizable laboratory balance is ideal to align with each lab’s unique demands and requirements to help maximize operational efficiency and experimental outcomes. read...

Neutrons are Aiding the Fight Against Cancer

Cancer Research

Neutrons are Aiding the Fight Against Cancer

12/03/2019 - The penetrative power of neutron beams, combined with their non-destructive nature, provides an ideal tool for analyzing chemical and biological material. Our knowledge of biological systems has evolved thanks to the increasing power of imaging techniques, which could have the potential to revolutionize drug target identification. read...

Laboratory Technology in South Africa

Emerging Markets

Laboratory Technology in South Africa

07/03/2019 - 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. read...

Chromatography Helps Decipher Influence of Weather on Tea Flavor

Flavor Analysis

Chromatography Helps Decipher Influence of Weather on Tea Flavor

13/02/2019 - Extreme weather with alternating periods of drought and heavy rainfall can negatively affect yield and quality of agricultural crops. Recent research into the impact of climate variations on the quality of tea has shown how dramatic the influence can be. read...

Up in the Cloud: Advancing High-throughput Data Analytics

Laboratory Software

Up in the Cloud: Advancing High-throughput Data Analytics

06/02/2019 - 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. read...