A niche but rapidly growing segment of the molecular spectroscopy market is terahertz spectroscopy. It offers a number of advantages over other analytical techniques, and can provide unique molecular information that is complementary to other molecular spectroscopy techniques. There are quite a few vendors that offer or are developing terahertz instrumentation. There is also a […]

Company Announcements Gerresheimer announced the closure of its Life Science production facility in Vineland, New Jersey. The plant’s activities will be transferred to China and Mexico. ATAGO announced in February that it opened a subsidiary office in Brazil. Artel began offering direct sales of its Multichannel Verification System and Pipette Calibration System in Germany, Switzerland […]

Founded in 2005, HighRes Biosolutions designs and constructs robotic systems and lab devices used by pharmaceutical and biotech companies and academic research laboratories. The company, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, provides scientists with integrated systems that are designed to be easily configured and reconfigured, as well as benchtop equipment, software and consumables. The company was founded […]

Company Announcements Life Technologies announced the closure of manufacturing sites in Camarillo, California, and Bromborough, UK. Operations will be consolidated at the Frederick, Maryland, and Warrington, UK, facilities. Life Technologies formed the GIBCO Cell Therapy Systems product portfolio in June, which offers products to support cell therapy applications, including regenerative medicine. Biotage A/S named Andres […]

Company Announcements BioTime acquired ES Cell International, a provider of human embryonic stem cell technology, in May. Under an OEM agreement, Exiqon A/S will package BioDiscovery’s array image analysis and data analysis and visualization software with its miRNA arrays. Tocris Bioscience will distribute Jena Bioscience GmbH products in the US. ZyGEM acquired in May MicroLab […]

Company Announcements CEM formed a Japanese subsidiary with headquarters in Tokyo and an office in Osaka. The offices will begin operation this fall with approximately 10 employees. Bayer Technology Services named Dr. Joachim Heck as managing director of Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS GmbH in March. He was formerly unit manager and a member of the management […]

Product Introductions Advanced Chemistry Development released in March its processing software for 1D and 2D NMR, free of charge to students and educators. Bruker introduced the SampleXpress autosampler for medium-throughput NMR automation. It can hold up to 60 standard-length NMR tubes and is compatible with all Bruker AVANCE NMR spectrometers. The product line includes the […]

A portable analytical instrument requires special design considerations. Size, weight and ergonomics figure more prominently, for example. Special design features may also be required to make the instrument rugged and easy to hold. The winners of IBO’s 2010 Industrial Design Awards for Portable Instruments fulfill these requirements and utilize design to integrate portability and functionality. […]

The IBO Design Awards for Laboratory Equipment recognize original and practical industrial design of laboratory equipment, defined as a laboratory apparatus that receives an electrical current, has a useful life of more than 12 months and does not measure a sample characteristic. Employed for day-to-day, routine laboratory functions, laboratory equipment must be easy to access […]

The Indian government has announced that Ayruveda, Siddha and Unani drugs will be required to undergo testing similar to that required of modern medicines prior to approval. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization recently issued guidelines addressing clinical trial practices for traditional medicines. Makers of traditional medicine argue that because the guidelines were adapted from […]