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BenchSmart delivers high volume semi-automated pipetting

Speed and precision meet with METTLER TOLEDO’s new semi-automated 96-channel liquid handling platform. Introducing the Rainin BenchSmart that combines the flexibility of a manual system with the accuracy and reliability of electronic pipetting. For complex protocols and precise liquid handling, nothing beats BenchSmart for consistent aspiration and dispensing. It is ideal for research environments where […]

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Problem solved

Rapid sample transfer between differing labware formats Jonathan Harkins – Product Manager at Integra Biosciences.  Local agents are Labotec.* (more…)

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All you need to know about pH

Over the years, pH has been measured in practice to determine the acidity or basicity of samples like water. Due to the high reliability, sensitivity, and fast response of this analytical parameter, as well as the relatively low cost of the equipment needed to measure pH, it remains a widely used and crucial measurement parameter […]

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PRECISA PREMIUM Series 321 LX balances

The new Precisa 321 offers excellent quality and an easy-to-use interface experience and takes weighing to the next level. (more…)

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DS-Fi3 microscope camera

DS-Fi3 is a high-definition colour microscope camera equipped with a 5.9 megapixel CMOS image sensor. Its high-speed data readout, superior colour reproduction and high quantum efficiency are optimal for imaging in various observations, such as brightfield, DIC, phase contrast and fluorescence observation. (more…)

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Determining strong and total alkalinity in water

An environmental laboratory contacted Hanna Instruments interested in testing strong and total alkalinity quickly and easily. The customer wanted an automatic titrator to reduce the time and monotony associated with manual titrations; this would allow technicians to use their time more effectively on other tasks and increase throughput. (more…)

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Density measurement in the petroleum industry

Petroleum products in everyday life Petroleum products are omnipresent in today’s life, and have become almost natural parts of the modern world. A lot of products we use daily are derived from petroleum, just think of all kinds of fuels and oils, or the wide range of petrochemicals such as solvents, plastics or synthetic fibers. […]

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Peak Scientific wins brace of Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Peak Scientific, a market leader in laboratory gas generation, is proud to announce that it has been recognised not once but twice in the 2016 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The Scottish-based company has been awarded both a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, decreed by Her […]

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First ever robotic-assisted prostate surgery performed in KwaZulu-Natal

Medical history was made in KwaZulu-Natal in April with the first ever use of a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system at Netcare Umhlanga Hospital near Durban. During the historical procedure, 50-year-old Bheki Mdlalose of Durban successfully underwent a robotic-assisted prostatectomy to remove his cancerous prostate. (more…)

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Merck Praziquantel Donation Programme

Merck, recently announced that the largest single delivery of praziquantel tablets in the history of the Merck Praziquantel Donation Programme recently arrived in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The West African country has received around 34-million tablets for mass distribution to school children. With this, Merck has donated more tablets to a single country than […]

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