Analytical instrumentation > Chemical analysis

Micromeritics ChemiSorb series analysers

03 February, 2011 by

The Micromeritics ChemiSorb series analysers combine the ability to perform both physical adsorption and chemisorption measurements in an upgradeable system.

New microscale analytic technique

01 December, 2010

A NIST research group has developed TGA instrumentation capable of handling sample sizes an order of magnitude less than current commercial instruments.

Out-sniffing bomb-sniffing dogs

12 November, 2010

A Tel Aviv University researcher has pioneered the development of a swift, small, highly reliable sensor that is claimed to be able to detect explosives more reliably than trained sniffer dogs.

Using sound to detect bacteria in water

11 November, 2010

To keep soldiers in the battlefield healthy, the US Army is exploring new ways to detect harmful bacteria in water.

Dionex Application Note 245 dye determination

07 October, 2010 by

Dyes have many applications in the food and beverage industries. Only a few have been approved for use in foods and beverages. Reversed-phase chromatography is a suitable technique for the analysis of dyes. Many dyes are hydrophobic, readily soluble in reversed-phase eluents and have strong visible and UV absorbance properties.

Dionex application note: determination of water-/fat-soluble vitamins

07 October, 2010 by

Reversed-phase HPLC is a technique well suited to vitamin analysis. In Application Note 251 (AN 251), integrated and efficient methods for determining water- and fat-soluble vitamins in nutritional supplements were developed. Efficient and simple methods for the extraction and determination of the water- and fat-soluble vitamins were established and the separations were performed on the Dionex UltiMate HPLC system with Acclaim columns.

Next Instruments range of analytical and process instruments

06 August, 2010 by

NIR Technology Systems has been renamed Next Instruments and expanded its product portfolio. In addition to its range of near infrared analysers, the company now offers a broader range of innovative analytical and process instruments for the food, agriculture and nutrition industries.

A 2-in-1 test for detecting E. coli

05 May, 2010 by

A two-in-one test that can simultaneously detect both the E. coli bacteria responsible for food poisoning outbreaks and the toxins that the bacteria use to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and other symptoms in its victims has been developed.

Dating that doesn’t damage

05 May, 2010

A new method for determining the age of ancient mummies, old artwork and other relics which does not cause damage to these treasures of global cultural heritage has been developed.

Fragment library supports screen-based drug discovery platform

30 March, 2010

The Nordlund Centre for Biomedical Structural Biology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has purchased Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Maybridge Ro3 500 fragment library to support the establishment of a fragment screening-based drug discovery platform.

Palintest ChlordioXense chlorine dioxide tester

03 February, 2010 by

Palintest has developed a new method for testing chlorine dioxide levels in water. The ChlordioXense provides accurate testing without relying on subjective analysis for results. The instrument eliminates the potential for user error giving precise, consistent results whatever the operator’s level of experience.

Foss Kjeltec 8000 series Kjeldahl analyser

20 January, 2010 by

Advances in technology are making Kjeldahl analysis safer and more efficient as users at the Viking Malt laboratory in Halmstad, Sweden, have discovered.

Ahura Scientific TruScreen liquid explosive screening

20 January, 2010 by

Ahura Scientific’s TruScreen, suitable for the commercial aviation industry and designed to complement existing security measures, rapidly and accurately screens for potential liquid explosives, quickly distinguishing between benign substances and threat-listed materials, such as explosives and precursors.

AutoTrace 280 system for solid phase extraction

17 September, 2009

The AutoTrace 280 system is an automated solid phase extraction (SPE) instrument designed to be used with large volume (20 mL - 4 L) samples for the isolation of trace organics in water or aqueous matrices.

Glycaemic index and resistant starch analysers

10 August, 2009 by

Stadvis has signed a worldwide licence to commercialise an automated technique developed by the CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship to measure glycaemic index (GI) and resistant starch (RS) in foods and cereals.

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