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    Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year1. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this year’s Earth Day calls on all citizens ...

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SANEDI and SOLTRAIN bring SANDF bungalows back to life

The upgrading of hot water supplies to two bungalows at a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) base in Limpopo will add multiple, habitable residences to its property portfolio. The project is being overseen by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and is partially supported by the Solar Thermal Demonstration and Training Initiative […]

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New local website for Hach

Hach is delighted to announce the launch of its local website. Please visit us on line for all your water analysis needs at www.za.hach.com.  

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Big brands welcome analytica’s arrival in SA

Local and international firms clamour to be part of first-ever analytica Lab Africa. Over 120 leading brands and international exhibitors have welcomed the arrival of international trade fair, analytica, in South Africa, with a strong exhibitor turnout and expanded presence at the upcoming analytica Lab Africa. “The response has exceeded all expectations,” says Dain Richardson, […]

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Power crisis creates opportunities for efficiency and growth

As the electricity crisis continues to grip South Africa, with loadshedding and outages affecting individuals and industry alike across the country, opportunities are opening up in a number of areas, including business development, job creation, improved energy efficiency, and more, says Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager, Energy Efficiency, with the SA National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). (more…)

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Fast and accurate UV/VIS spectrophotometry

Mettler Toledo’s UV/VIS Excellence instruments can be used for a wide range of applications and are equipped with predefined methods for pharma, chemical, food and beverage, as well as life science and biotechnology industries. Enjoy easy operation with the One Click user interface and flexible operation on the standalone instrument, or with LabX 2019 software. Performance verification is […]

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NLA-SI

Revised SI Highlighted at NLA-SA T&M Conference

By Karen Hall In just a few months our measurement system, the International System of Units, the SI, will be changing to remove the last physical artefact and redefine the base units with respect to the fixed values of reference constants – thereby improving our knowledge of fundamental constants and in turn making lower uncertainties available […]

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thyssenkrupp Technical Training Academy enables the company to develop exceptional candidates for both its workshop and site team environments

It’s a 100% pass rate for thyssenkrupp apprentices

All third-year apprentices from thyssenkrupp’s training facility at its Service Centre in Chloorkop achieved a 100% pass rate on the first attempt of their trade tests. (more…)

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Nature Genetics publishes the findings of South African and international scientists on how immune genes are regulated

In a ground-breaking study published in Nature Genetics on 10 December 2018, a team of scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine – based in UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences –  and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), led by Prof. Musa Mhlanga, has […]

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This user-friendly platform offers high gene capture rates and a low cost per run and cell

Dolomite Bio maintains rapid growth trajectory and launches novel products throughout 2018

Dolomite Bio, part of the Blacktrace group, is helping to drive forward the single cell genomics revolution. Single cell analysis promises to transform drug discovery and disease research, enabling scientists to investigate cell diversity and quantify gene expression at the cellular level. This up and coming market sector is forecast to be worth $5.9bn by […]

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For pipes containing liquids, sonar and multi-sensor equipment is used to give detailed analysis of the condition of active pipelines.

Water crisis: Answer lies in successful infrastructure management

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape regions is a stark reminder that South Africa is a water-scarce country. Businesses and individuals have responded to pleas from local government to reduce consumption, but damaged pipes are still resulting in the loss of millions of litres of water each month. (more…)

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With up to four cutting edges the FRITSCH innovation grinds even problematic samples.

Multifunctional, industrial-grade mill

Homogeneous samples in the shortest time: With up to four cutting edges the FRITSCH innovation grinds even problematic samples. (more…)

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latest Fluke E-DWT-H electronic deadweight tester

Powerful electronic deadweight testers from Fluke

Comtest is offering the latest Fluke E-DWT-H electronic deadweight tester, an electronic calibrator designed to deliver traditional hydraulic deadweight tester performance with digital measurement features and convenience. Improvements include: (more…)

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CHROMSPEC - CANNABIS

Medical cannabis analysis

Why use expensive and slow contracting labs for the analysis of your product, when you can do the analysis yourself? The SRI Model 310 medical cannabis GC (Gas Chromatograh) analytical system (available only from Chromspec in South Africa) tests cannabis (marijuana) for cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN, etc.), terpenes (pinene, myrcene, limonene, etc.), as well as […]

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analytica Lab Africa 2019 to showcase leading edge pharmaceutical analysis technologies

Laboratory 4.0 a key theme at SA’s leading laboratory analytics fair The event will focus on digital transformation in the laboratory, with leading edge Laboratory 4.0 solutions on display. Discover the latest applicable big data tools, sterile and cleanroom technology, personalized diagnostics and gene therapy solutions, new nanotechnology tools and leading quality assurance and control […]

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SHIMADZU---CANNABIS

Cannabis analyser for potency

Shimadzu’s Cannabis Analyser is a simple solution, complete with a column, methods, batches, and reports. It allows for sample submission to reporting in just a few mouse clicks, with easy and minimal workflow for the inexperienced analyst. (more…)

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Newly renovated Johannesburg premises for Wirsam Scientific

Peter Wirsam established Wirsam Scientific in 1968. With just 5 cents in his pocket, he had absolutely no idea at the time that his company would become one of the continent’s leading companies in laboratory instrumentation. (more…)

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Pfeiffer Vacuum welcomes this year's Röntgen Award winner, Dr. Lars von der Wense

Pfeiffer Vacuum welcomes this year’s Röntgen Award winner, Dr. Lars von der Wense

Outstanding contributions in the nuclear physics field The basis for the future development of a nuclear clock Pfeiffer Vacuum and Schunk Group have been promoting young scientists for many years (more…)

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Shimadzu’s Cannabis Analyser - a simple solution, complete with a column, methods, batches, and reports

Cannabis analyser for potency

Shimadzu’s Cannabis Analyser is a simple solution, complete with a column, methods, batches, and reports. It allows for sample submission to reporting in just a few mouse clicks, with easy and minimal workflow for the inexperienced analyst. (more…)

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Associate Professor Philip M. Lintilhac, University of Vermont using the Dolomite Microfluidics’ microfluidic droplet system

Droplet microfluidics offers a new approach for studying plant cell biomechanics

Researchers in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont are taking advantage of the ease of use and reproducibility of Dolomite Microfluidics’ microfluidic droplet system and glass junction chips to enhance the study of biomechanics. “Sophisticated tools are now available for the investigation of the genetic structure of plants and subcellular processes, […]

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Project Hlwekisa will establish a sustainable green economy at community level

Durban recycling project to convert rubbish to Rands

Residents of the Quarry Road West informal settlement in Durban will be converting rubbish to Rands with the launch of a recycling project led by Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA). (more…)

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