• Cutting-edge Olympus Xcellence

    Olympus has a highly versatile range of cutting-edge research microscope systems. The Xcellence line covers advanced live cell techniques such as real-time high-speed imaging, TIRFM & HILO (cell-TIRF), photo control such as FRAP, FLIP and photo activation (cell-FRAP), and laser spinning disc confocal (cell-SPIN). More importantly, the Olympus Xcellence range ...


Oligos tubes – high quality products and services for oligonucleotide synthesis

Phosphoramidites and reagents for Oligonucleotide Synthesis

Let us support your entire oligonucleotide production workflow, from synthesis, cleavage and deprotection through to desalting, purification and QC analysis. Many of our oligo synthesis columns and reagents are specifically configured to work with your synthesiser (ABI 3900, 39X, Expedite, MerMade, AKTA® and OligoPilot®) from R&D to production. (more…)

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Liquid crystals formed by short RNA strands, revealed by polarised optical microscopy.

Liquid crystals and the origin of life

The display screens of modern televisions, cell phones and computer monitors rely on liquid crystals – materials that flow like liquids but have molecules oriented in crystal-like structures. However, liquid crystals may have played a far more ancient role: helping to assemble Earth’s first biomolecules. Researchers reporting in ACS Nano have found that short RNA […]

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Pfeiffer Vacuum opens new facility in Nashua, NH

Pfeiffer Vacuum opens new facility in Nashua, NH

New two-story, 27,000 square foot construction to accommodate administrative functions Former building to house Service Centre of Excellence Fast repair services employing clean processes Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical and R&D markets, opened up a new 27,000 square foot building in Nashua, […]

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Mphoma Matsheke, winner of the Young Chemist Award

Metrohm announces Young Chemist Award Winners

In keeping with the global celebrations, Metrohm made two special awards to aspiring chemists at its recent celebrations in Johannesburg and Cape Town. (more…)

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NEO Monitors has developed a method of measuring hydrogen in-situ – the LaserGas 11 SP H2

Global first from Neo Monitors and RTS Africa – real-time in-situ hydrogen monitoring – a major boost for petrochemical and refinery process control engineers

The reliable in-situ measurement of hydrogen in multiple gas process streams is something that refinery and petrochemical plant process control engineers would like to have been able to do previously, but have never had the capability to, until this year. (more…)

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KSB Pumps and Valves has become the first OEM pump manufacturer to receive Level 1 B-BBEE certification. Present were: Front: Tönjes Cerovsky, Director; David Jones, Regional Sales Manager Sub-Sahara Africa; Sahana Vaidya, Empower Capital, Matshepiso Finca, Director; Nicola Mackay, Recruitment And Training; Shonah Smith, Manager Human Resources And Industrial Relations; Zanele Maduna, Alternate Director; and Nonhlanhla Ngwenya, Director. 

Back: Clinton Harris, Central Functions Manager; Friedrich Görgens, Engineering Manager; Dr. Stephan Bross, Director; Dr. Sven Baumgarten, Managing Director; Jan Avramov, Service Division Manager; Philip Haslam, Empower Capital; Grant Glennistor, Operations Manager; and Michael Erasmus, Financial Manager.

Global pump manufacturer obtains level 1 B-BBEE certification

KSB Pumps and Valves has become the first OEM pump manufacturer in South Africa to obtain Level 1 B-BBEE certification. This follows the purchase of a 30% equity stake in the company by the black female-owned Insikazi Synergies (RF) (Pty) Ltd, a company with four business women shareholders including Nonhlanhla Ngwenya and Matshepiso Finca, who […]

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The Fluidity One system analyses protein in solution and in their natural state using Microfluidic Diffusional Sizing (MDS).

Fluidic Analytics redefines protein analysis with the global launch of the Fluidity One System

Proteins are the building blocks of life. They form the structure of cells, regulate cellular activity and carry out the biochemical processes that underpin function in every living organism. To understand proteins and their function, we must understand the way they fold, aggregate and interact. Fluidic Analytics Ltd, Cambridge UK, has announced the global launch […]

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Metrohm acquires B&W Tek

Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland and B&W Tek from Newark in Delaware, USA are pleased to announce the acquisition of B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries. This acquisition contributes to the strategic growth of Metrohm, enhancing the company’s capabilities to further develop its Raman product line with […]

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Yokogawa South Africa welcomes a new Managing Director

Yokogawa South Africa is proud to announce that Mr. Naoki Nakamura has been appointed Managing Director of Yokogawa’s Southern African Group of companies. With more than 30 years history at Yokogawa Global, he succeeds Eiji Hamanaka who has returned to our Regional Headquarters in Bahrain. (more…)

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Reflecting on Achema 2018

The latest installation of Achema, which is a platform for exhibition of the latest and most innovative equipment in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, was held from 11 to 15 June 2018 in Frankfurt. The Batswadi/Labotec team attended the Achema to identify new products, trends and innovations that are suitable for the African market. […]

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