Analytical instrumentation > Chemical analysis

Synthetic membrane succeeds in skin permeation study

11 May, 2015

Researchers from Josai University have demonstrated that Merck Millipore's Strat-M membrane - a synthetic, non-animal-based model for transdermal diffusion testing - predicts skin permeation of chemical compounds during in vitro transdermal diffusion studies as effectively as human or animal skin.


Are lab workers at risk of hearing loss?

06 March, 2015

One in six Australians are said to experience some kind of auditory loss, and The University of Queensland (UQ) wants to know if chemicals in the workplace are to blame.


Are lab workers at risk of hearing loss?

06 March, 2015

One in six Australians are said to experience some kind of auditory loss, and The University of Queensland (UQ) wants to know if chemicals in the workplace are to blame.


Anton Paar Alex 500 alcohol and extract meter for beer

24 February, 2015

An alcohol and extract meter for beer, Alex 500 from Anton Paar, frees craft brewers from the need for external laboratories. The lab-grade analyser determines beer's alcohol and extract content, calories, degree of fermentation and many more parameters.


Bacterial banter: new method of chemical communication discovered

23 January, 2015

A team of German scientists, led by Dr Helge B Bode from Goethe University and Dr Ralf Heermann from Ludwig Maximilian University, has succeeded in decoding a previously unknown yet widely distributed chemical type of bacterial communication.


Bacterial banter: new method of chemical communication discovered

23 January, 2015

A team of German scientists, led by Dr Helge B Bode from Goethe University and Dr Ralf Heermann from Ludwig Maximilian University, has succeeded in decoding a previously unknown yet widely distributed chemical type of bacterial communication.


I study dead people

11 December, 2014 by Lauren Davis

The decomposition of dead bodies is not the most aesthetically pleasing area of science to study, but for Professor Shari Forbes, it is by far the most interesting.


A catalyst to create green pharmaceuticals

24 November, 2014

An international research team has developed a more sustainable approach to a bond-forming reaction used in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. The team used the solvent-free, catalytic reaction to produce high yields of a wide range of amides.


Close encounters of a comet kind - Rosetta and Philae's scientific payloads

13 November, 2014

In March 2004, the spacecraft Rosetta was launched by the European Space Agency - its mission to orbit and land on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. To complete the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted, the orbiter carried 11 science experiments and its lander, Philae, carried 10 additional instruments.


In vitro skin test to replace animal testing

14 October, 2014

Scientists from Baxter Laboratories have developed an in vitro skin test that could work alongside other alternative methods to help replace animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs in testing for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.


Biotage Extrahera SLE and SPE automation system

03 October, 2014

The Biotage Extrahera is an automated system for the processing of supported liquid extraction (SLE) and solid-phase extraction (SPE) methods in both plate and column formats, making the system a flexible option for a wide variety of analytical laboratories.


Malvern MicroCal iTC200 for understanding biomolecular interactions using ITC

01 October, 2014

Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) enables label-free measurement of binding events by measuring the heat released or absorbed during biochemical binding. Requiring no assay development, the MicroCal iTC200 provides results quickly and is a suitable tool for any research laboratory studying biomolecular interactions.


Bullets leave behind fingerprints, too

31 July, 2014

Forensic scientist Anna Bradley is undertaking the world's largest bullet lead study, building on research the FBI started when US President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Bradley is looking to track the unique 'fingerprint' of bullets in the hope of solving crimes.


Asynt PressureSyn pressure reactor

17 July, 2014

Asynt announces PressureSyn, a 125 mL working volume high-pressure reactor that combines good performance, ease of use and a high level of operational safety.


Romer AgraStrip for Total Milk

01 April, 2014

Previously, to test for the presence of milk allergens, one had to decide whether to look for casein or Beta-lactoglobulin as an indicator for allergenic residues. With the AgraStrip Total Milk, the user can test for both at the same time.


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