The team at SANBAS First Line in Pretoria with a Hettich large volume centrifuge used for separating blood into its components. Through separation, each unit is capable of saving three lives.

From donor to patient: centrifuge recharge with blood for the nation

According to SANBS (SA National Blood Services) only around 1% of South Africans are active blood donors, and following recent media reports the nation’s blood supply touches on dangerously low levels versus the demand. This race to save lives is two-fold. Blood is also alive with living cells, and the processing thereof must take place […]

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Metrohm NIRS is a textbook example of process analytical technology

Exploring the inner workings of tablets

Drug analysis needs to be cost effective without compromising on accuracy. This is an important principle for both routine quality control and the identification of potentially harmful counterfeit medicines. Near-infrared spectroscopy, or NIRS for short, is a useful part of the pharmaceutical analysis toolbox – and a winning choice thanks to the minimal time and […]

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The Duke of Gloucester visited the factory to mark the company’s 20th Anniversary.

Peak Scientific welcomes royal visitor

Peak Scientific, a global leader in gas generators for laboratories, welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to their manufacturing headquarters in Inchinnan, Scotland. His Royal Highness visited the factory to mark the company’s 20th Anniversary. The Duke toured the factory where Peak manufactures its laboratory gas generators and met with the workforce to […]

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Protective workwear from Sweet-Orr can be found at the new Johannesburg showroom

Easier access to protective workwear for end users

Sweet-Orr, South Africa’s market leader in protective clothing has opened a ‘first of its kind’ showroom at the Terminal Lifestyle Centre in Boksburg, Johannesburg. Sweet-Orr believes that everyone should be able to easily access superior quality workwear and protective clothing, and it’s from this belief that the Sweet-Orr showroom was birthed. The showroom will stock […]

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The sewage treatment plant makes the community’s wastewater re-use possible

Veolia supplies two packaged water treatment plants to Bambisana Hospital

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa recently assisted state-owned hospital, Bambisana, with two packaged water treatment plants. Situated in remote Eastern Cape, the hospital required low-footprint and low-maintenance water treatment solutions to provide potable water to the hospital as well as to treat its sewage water for re-use. Veolia designed, manufactured and commissioned two of its […]

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Veolia’s brand new chemical blending facility in Johannesburg

Veolia Water Technologies reveals new “Ambitions for Africa”

The speed and magnitude of Africa’s ongoing urbanisation, with 1.3 billion people expected to live in cities in 2050 compared to 480 million today, combined with its rapid industrialisation, and has shed a new light on the evolving and multifaceted needs for water treatment and infrastructures. To address the plurality of these needs, Veolia Water […]

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Members of the EB House research team (left to right): Verena Wally, Michael Ablinger, Thomas Lettner, Roland Zauner, Monika Wimmer and Melanie Böhm

Tecan’s Spark reader aids research into rare skin disease

Researchers at the University Hospital of Salzburg’s EB House Austria are using a Tecan Spark ® multimode reader to investigate epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a rare inherited disease that causes the skin to become ‘as fragile as a butterfly’s wings’, blistering in response to friction or trauma. Dr Verena Wally, group leader of small molecules research, […]

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Schneider Electric at WEF Regional Roundtable

Schneider Electric at the WEF Regional Roundtable

Schneider Electric, the global specialists in energy management and automation, participated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Roundtable with President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the South African government held on 28 June 2018 in Johannesburg. (more…)

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Non-executive board members elected to PETCO

SA recycling sector makes key appointments

PET industry body focuses on extended producer responsibility. Industry stakeholders across South Africa’s PET plastic value chain have reaffirmed their commitment to extended producer responsibility with three key appointments to the national PET Recycling Company (PETCO) board. (more…)

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Schneider Electric’s role is to make sure that Life Is On for everyone

Addressing the energy paradox in Africa

Almost 20 years ago, approximately 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity. Today, the number of people without access has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development. As a result, there are over 600 million people with no access to electricity today. (more…)

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