Combustion ion chromatography (CIC) is an interesting variation on IC that enables the analysis of certain kinds of samples that would be otherwise difficult to manage. To understand the method, it is advantageous to strip away the different layers of the technique. At its heart is chromatography, a basic separations method that makes use of […]

Company Announcements Leica Microsystems named Optical Analysis as its new exclusive regional dealer for New England for industrial microscope and imaging equipment sales. Leica Microsystems’ exclusive South Central US regional dealer McBain Systems expanded its market coverage for microscope imaging products to industrial, educational and forensic customers to include Southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, New […]

Company Announcements Chiral Technologies signed a sales agreement with LEACSA for Mexico. Dionex Executive Vice President and COO Kevin Chance resigned in October. Proxeon appointed six new distributors: Proteomic Solutions for France, Rigas Labs for Greece, Biosense for Italy, Alpha Analytical for Singapore, Scientech for Taiwan and Scinco for South Korea. Product Introductions GL Sciences […]

Company Announcements South Korea–based DNA Link achieved Certified Service Provider (CSP) status for Agilent microarrays. DNA Link became the first CSP for Roche NimbleGen’s targeted enrichment and sequencing services. Eurofins MWG Operon joined Roche NimbleGen’s CSP Program for Sequence Capture. ImaGenes GmbH joined Roche NimbleGen’s CSP Program for ChIP-chip analysis. CombiMatrix entered into a supply […]

The American Society for Cell Biology held its 49th annual meeting from December 5 to 9, 2009. Despite rather miserable weather, the show drew about 9,000 people to the San Diego Convention Center in California. It featured a solid technical program, which included over 100 oral presentations and more than 3,500 poster sessions. In addition, […]

Company Announcements INTAVIS AG acquired the peptide synthesis unit of NMI Technologietransfer GmbH. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals granted KOKEN a license to manufacture and provide RNAi research products and services under the Kreutzer-Limmer patent family. ZyGEM named VERITAS Japan as its exclusive Japenese distributor. ZenBio agreed to distribute CELLnTEC Advanced Cell Systems’ epithelial progenitor cell–targeted in vitro […]

Japan’s new administration has slashed the science and technology-related spending (S&T funding) in the country’s 2009 Economic Stimulus Packaging by 29.8% to ¥944.6 billion ($9.4 billion). Stimulus-related S&T funding for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology now stands at ¥443.2 billion, down from the supplemental budget’s original amount of ¥656.2 billion. Stimulus-related […]

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced the “big loan” program, a €35 billion ($56.8 billion) effort to increase the country’s competitiveness. French universities will receive €11 billion in funding: €7.7 billion will go toward creating between five and ten “campuses of excellence,” €1.3 billion will be used for campus refurbishment, €1 billion will be put […]

Germany’s chemical industry suffered one of its worst years ever in 2009, according to the German chemical industry association (VCI). Sales are estimated to have declined 12.5% in 2009 to €154.4 billion ($222.1 billion), as foreign sales fell 12.0% to €85.4 billion and domestic sales were down 13.5%. Production of basic chemicals fell 16% and […]

The US EPA’s formal notification that greenhouse gases endanger public health will take effect next month. The first proposed rule related to the finding is expected by March and would set standards for tailpipe emissions of greenhouse gases. Such standards, which are expected to be challenged in court, would also result in the requirement that […]