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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...

New Developments in the Field of Density Measurement

Density measurement redefined

New Developments in the Field of Density Measurement

06/02/2019 - Density determination of liquid, gaseous, and paste-like samples is of great importance in many industries. Anton Paar has been dominating the development of density determination for decades. read...

Thoughtful Designs: Innovations in Carbohydrate Analysis

HPAEC with PAD

Thoughtful Designs: Innovations in Carbohydrate Analysis

21/11/2018 - Carbohydrates are the most abundant class of biomolecules. But — their analysis is not always trivial. This article describes how electrolytic and highly automated inline eluent generation can be successfully applied to carbohydrate separations using HPAEC in combination with PAD. read...

Fast Cell Harvesting Without Using a Centrifuge

Clarification and sterile filtration of antibodies

Fast Cell Harvesting Without Using a Centrifuge

08/11/2018 - Whether employed in basic research or the production of biopharmaceuticals, monoclonal antibodies are used in an exceptionally wide range of applications. Until now, harvesting of mammalian cell cultures used to be time-consuming, especially at laboratory scale, and usually involved a centrifugation step. A new diatomaceous earth-based filtration solution now improves and accelerates this process significantly. read...

Determination of Process Contaminants in Fats and Edible Oils

Refined Risk

Determination of Process Contaminants in Fats and Edible Oils

23/10/2018 - In the refining process for edible oils conditions must be carefully controlled to avoid the formation of toxic process contaminants, such as 2-MCPD, 3-MCPD, Glycidol and their fatty acid esters. An automated GC/MS-method now enables highly efficient determination of these compounds based on standard methods. read...

Everything Under Control: Gas Monitoring in Shake Flask Culture

Cell Cultivation

Everything Under Control: Gas Monitoring in Shake Flask Culture

10/10/2018 - Not every cell culture experiment is carried out in monitored bioreactors. Learn how continuous monitoring of different cell parameters can also be performed in conventional laboratory vessels such as shake flasks. read...

New App Optimises Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety

New App Optimises Laboratory Safety

04/10/2018 - 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. read...

View of the Underwater World: Water Analysis via Light Microscopy

Light Microscopy

View of the Underwater World: Water Analysis via Light Microscopy

01/10/2018 - Water quality plays a significant role in almost every body of water. Its assessment often requires a look at the details, as organisms not visible to the naked eye are important indicators. This makes light microscopy an important tool. read...

Microbial production – like magic

Automation accelerates adaptive lab evolution

Microbial production – like magic

06/08/2018 - Microorganisms used as “production plants” for active ingredients are an important asset in the sustainable bioeconomy toolkit. But how can production strains be manipulated most efficiently for optimal performance in the process? A new approach is based on miniaturization and automation. read...