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Adesis Celebrates Laboratory Expansion

USA: Contract Research

Adesis Celebrates Laboratory Expansion

Adesis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation, announced the grand-opening of its new, state-of-the-art chemistry laboratories in its 4,650 m2 New Castle facility. read...

Can Cells Change Their Identity?

Switzerland: Diabetes Research

Can Cells Change Their Identity?

By observing how cells manage to modify their function by partially changing their identity, Swiss researchers discovered a phenomenon of cell plasticity unknown until now. Although they only examined cells in the pancreas, such processes might characterize many other cell types in the body. read...

Determination of Process Contaminants in Fats and Edible Oils

Refined Risk

Determination of Process Contaminants in Fats and Edible Oils

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...

Birds Went Airborne to Save Energy, Study Suggests

Sweden: Biology

Birds Went Airborne to Save Energy, Study Suggests

For the first time, researchers have measured what is known as the ground effect of flying animals. It turns out they save a lot more energy by flying close to the ground than previously believed. The study from Lund University in Sweden supports one of the theories on how birds began to fly. read...

Custom-Designed Natural Products Within Reach

Germany: Biosynthesis

Custom-Designed Natural Products Within Reach

Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to industrial assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS) play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists at Goethe University have now been able to discover how these enzymes interact with each other. This brings them one step closer to their goal of engineering the production of such peptide natural products. read...

Merck Awarded CPhI Awards in Two Pharmaceuticals Categories

Germany: Life Science Innovations

Merck Awarded CPhI Awards in Two Pharmaceuticals Categories

Merck has won two CPhI Pharma Awards for innovative products for the pharmaceutical industry. The awards were announced at CPhI’s award gala in Madrid, Spain. read...

Enhances Kjeldahl Product Family for Every Application

Kjeldahl Anaylsis

Enhances Kjeldahl Product Family for Every Application

German laboratory manufacturer C. Gerhardt completes its system portfolio for Kjeldahl analysis. read...

Skin Hardness as an Indicator for Intelligent Air-Conditioning Systems

South Korea: Bio-Engineering

Skin Hardness as an Indicator for Intelligent Air-Conditioning Systems

Skin temperature and sweat rate are not enough to estimate exact human thermal comfort, which is an important factor of human-machine interaction. Hence, an additional indicator is required for enhancing the accuracy and reliability of the estimation. A Korean team selected skin hardness. read...

New Laboratory Innovations, Services and Solutions Presented

UK: Lab Innovations 2018

New Laboratory Innovations, Services and Solutions Presented

Lab Innovations will again host a range of laboratory introductions during the event at the NEC, Birmingham, on October 31 to November 1. Over a third of exhibitors are planning to launch new products and services in the UK at the show, the organizers announced. read...

Everything Under Control: Gas Monitoring in Shake Flask Culture

Cell Cultivation

Everything Under Control: Gas Monitoring in Shake Flask Culture

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...