The 2022 Cannabis Science Conference West will take place May 18–20 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. According to organizers, analytical science, medical cannabis, cultivation science, hemp/CBD science and psychedelic science are the main topics of the show. Events include keynote speakers, presentations, roundtable discussions and exhibits. IBO spoke with Josh […]

IBO’s company of the year for 2021 is Thermo Fisher Scientific. During 2021, Thermo Fisher balanced the demands of recent and pending major acquisitions (see IBO 4/16/21), the unpredictable COVID-19 marketplace, the roll out of multiple new products and a commitment to the fundamentals of its business strategy. IBO selects a company of the year […]

According to IBO’s publisher Strategic Directions International (SDi), part of Science and Medicine Group, the analytical and scientific instrument industry plays a crucial role in various end-markets in Latin America. For instance, SDi states that top vendors that supply products, such as GCs and petroleum analyzes, to Latin American oil and gas companies benefit greatly; […]

Service revenues play a small yet pivotal role in lab instrumentation companies’ revenues. As analytical and life science technologies’ applications diversify in various end-markets, the maintenance and upkeep of associated instruments become even more important. For example, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, remote and software support proved essential for end-users due […]

The biopharmaceutical industry plays a critical role in ensuring people’s health and treating diseases. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 tested the biopharmaceutical industry’s capabilities as new vaccines and therapies were urgently required to counteract the virus’s spread. Aiding the biopharmaceutical industry in this goal as well as its overall R&D efforts is […]

Implementing the appropriate laboratory instrumentation to support therapeutic development is crucial to the process of drug discovery. Life science and analytical instrumentation facilitates pharmaceutical R&D throughout these stages. SDi has observed the dynamics of the pharma/bio sector demand for instrumentation to support innovative biologics, small molecule drugs, regenerative pharmaceuticals, and biopharmaceuticals. Most of these drug […]

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Established in 2005, IonSense is the only company to offer DART (Direct Analysis in Real Time) technology. DART, and its newest iteration, DART JumpShot, are open-air ambient ionization sources for mass spectrometry (MS). DART is able to analyze samples in their native states at atmospheric pressure without sample contact. Based in Massachusetts, the company currently […]

Though the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the lab tools industry in 2020, like other sectors, the industry was able to adapt by playing pivotal roles in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. For instance, many companies provided analytical instruments for developing vaccines and therapies and/or diagnostic test kits. As a result, many companies in the […]

In its latest major product introduction, announced last month, Agilent Technologies has expanded its line of InfinityLab Bio liquid chromatography (LC) systems. With a sample flow path containing biocompatible materials, the Bio LC portfolio addresses issues such as corrosion and leaching arising from protein interactions with traditional flow path materials such as iron. The portfolio […]