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Webcast - Investigating the Kinetics of cAMP Accumulation in Human Primary Cells Using a Live-Cell cAMP BiosensorInvestigating the Kinetics of cAMP Accumulation in Human Primary Cells Using a Live-Cell cAMP Biosensor
Elizabeth Rosethorne, Novartis, speaking at Advances in Biosensors and Biodetection.
Webcast - Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!
In this webinar, solutions will be presented for fast DNA quantification, single cell counting and viability analysis, and automating long-term live kinetic cell assays.

Market Reports
Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
Infinity Research

TechNavio's report focuses on the US and has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market by Types, Technology & End-users - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography accessories and consumables market demands significant investments in R&D in order to constantly come up with new and innovative products and technologies.
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Molecular Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the molecular spectroscopy market, comprising instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of molecular spectroscopy applications.
Mass Spectrometry Market by Technology & Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global mass spectrometry market witnesses high competitive intensity as there are many big and small firms with similar product offerings. These companies adopt various strategies to increase their market shares and to establish a strong foothold in the global market.
Water and Waste Water Management Market in India 2013
Netscribes

This report states that growing urbanization and industrialization will foster the growth of the Water and Waste Water Management Market. Negligence and excess exploitation of water resources have resulted in scarcity in water supply. Water and Waste Water Management services facilitate the process of removal, treatment and reuse/disposal of wastewater.
China Water Treatment Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018
TechSci Research

The Chinese market for water treatment chemicals is highly fragmented as the market is divided among the large MNCs, SOEs (State Owned Enterprises) and other POEs (Privately Owned Enterprise). The major industry players are investing enormously in R&D in order to develop high value & low cost products.
China Water Analytical Instruments Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018
TechSci Research

The increasing amount of water pollution in major rivers of the country is one of the primary reasons for growth of the water analytical instruments market. Few of the factors fuelling the demand for water analytical equipments are increasing investments in the sewage treatment, rising need for drinking water monitoring and growth of industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical.
DNA Sequencing 2013: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

DNA sequencing is important in all areas of biological research and increasing demand for this technique is driving advances in this field, in the form of next-generation techniques. Today, laboratories use a number of different sequencing methods, however common goals include increasing throughputs and speeds, while reducing costs.
Life Science Consumables 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

Techniques such as PCR, DNA microarray, DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry and flow cytometry have grown significantly in the last decade and by 2015 markets for these five areas are expected to exceed $50 billion, globally. In these and related fields, consumables are generally the second or third largest area in cost terms, after instrumentation.
Scientific News
Diabetes Drug Found In Freshwater Is Potential Source Of Intersex Fish
Study shows exposure to metforim causes physical changes in male fish.
First Atlas Of Airborne Microbes Across US
Bacteria and fungal species were identified from outdoor dust samples collected from all 50 states.
Building Pollution Measurement Systems
Systems will help to improve Adirondack air quality and reduce incidence of asthma.
New Test To Revolutionise Disease Detection In People, Crops And Stock
A single-drop DNA test invented by UQ scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.
Tiny Optical Antennas: A Nano Revolution
Newly developed tiny optical antennas, which function like spotlights at the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify air pollutants and even quickly diagnose and treat deadly diseases, like cancer.
New Detector Sniffs Out Origins Of Methane
Instrument identifies methane’s origins in mines, deep-sea vents, and cows.
Water In Smog May Reveal Pollution Sources
Vapor variations in SLC inversions tied to cars, furnaces.
UGA Researchers to Use Crowdsourcing to Track Harmful Algal Blooms
CyanoTRACKER is a ‘Neighborhood watch system for Georgia waters’.
Garden Hose A Breeding Ground For Legionnaires’ Disease
The humble backyard hose could be a bacterial breeding ground, providing the ideal conditions for the organisms that cause Legionnaires’ disease to flourish.
Mineral that Destroys Organic Compounds Identified
Scientists have discovered that the mineral jarosite breaks down organic compounds when it is flash-heated, with implications for Mars research.
Business News
Upcoming Helsinki Chemicals Forum Focuses on Critical Chemicals Safety Regulations
Awareness of the risks associated with hazardous chemicals is driving a greater understanding of their long-term effects.
ASTM Standard will Aid Laboratories in Testing for Dissolved Gases in Water
An “effective and standardized” approach to testing for dissolved gases such as methane and ethane.
Analytical Innovations Bring $10 Million Back to National Laboratory, Battelle
Advances enhance performance of mass spectrometers.
Recipharm Presents its Seventh International Environmental Award Winner
Award to Dr Ettore Zuccato for his longstanding work as an outstanding scientist.
Sandia Labs Anthrax Detector Wins National Tech Transfer Award
Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax.
Bluesky Partnership Launches Air Pollution Monitoring Rocket
Rocket will be launched to monitor air pollution.
LGC’s Nanoparticle Measurement Expertise Aids Development Of Water Pollution Tests
LGC scientists have contributed to a European project to investigate the feasibility of developing water test materials to help measure toxic water pollutants at nanogram-per litre levels. These materials will be useful to the European-wide battle to improve the world’s water supplies.
ABB Appoints Hanley Measurement and Control as Channel Partner
Company aims to expand its instrument and analyser offering into the Irish process market.
Beckman, U of Birmingham Form Technology Collaboration
The partnership is aimed at advancing automation techniques for regulatory science research.
AB SCIEX Wins New Product Innovation Award in Asia Pacific
The award recognizes the company’s continued innovation in the mass spectrometry industry and a number of new products introduced into the market in recent years.

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ePosters
Prospecting For Iron and Titanium Using Termitaria
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

This study demonstrated elevated levels of the two metals (that is iron and titanium) in termitaria soil compared to the surrounding soils. Termitaria are very important bioturbators and can therefore be used as preliminary step in mineral prospecting since they provide an indication of the potential of the positive anomaly, and enables a judgment on the scale of the metal accumulation
Electrical Fusion Machine - New electrical fusion system for x-ray fluorescence analysis
FLUXANA GmbH & Co. KG

This poster describes sample preparation in x-ray fluorescence analysis using the Electrical Fusion Machine by FLUXANA.
Light Weight Evaporation Vessel for the Determination of Dissolved Solids
Environmental Express

Development of a light weight vessel to be used in gravimetric analyses requiring evaporation of an aqueous matrix.
Light Weight Evaporation Vessel for the Determination of Dissolved Solids
Environmental Express

Development of a light weight vessel to be used in gravimetric analyses requiring evaporation of an aqueous matrix.
A Microfluidic Device for Detection of Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing
Oregon State University, Department of Chemistry, Corvallis, OR 97331

A paper-based microfluidic device was designed and optimized for the colorimetric detection of bromide in water. This work was developed in response to the waste management challenges and pollution risks of hydraulic fracturing wastewater. This device is suitable for distribution as a field test as it is portable, easy to use, inexpensive and can be packaged to extend shelf life.
Aptamer-Based Electrochemical Biosensing Platform for Detection of Hormonal Pollutants in Water
Université du Québec à Montréal, INRS-EMT

A novel detection mechanism based on aptamers has been developed to detect small molecules as hormones, antibiotics, toxins, drugs, etc. For first time, an aptasensor to detect progesterone has been developed.
Field Performance of a New Technology with the Potential to Identify Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Inspirotec LLC, Glenview, IL, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

This work introduces a very simple plug-and-play device that can sample air at a high volume flow rate with no moving parts. Aerosol particles are captured on electrodes and eluted for testing. We show that performance of the device is substantially equivalent to capture by pumping through a filter for immunological and molecular analysis.
Environmental Studies Using the Tecan QC Kit and an Automated Liquid Handling System
Artel and Tecan

The study illustrates the effect of two environmental factors (air temperature and humidity) on the volumetric performance of a Tecan Freedom EVO ® pipetting robot, equipped with a liquid LiHa (Liquid Handling Arm). Tecan recommends that the EVO be installed in a controlled environment. However, some users choose to operate in less controlled conditions.

A pico-liter semi-automated screening method for morphological identification of microorganisms from environmental samples
Department of Microbiology, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai,India

An economically feasible microfabrication protocol was developed for fabricating micro features used for bacterial analysis from environmental samples like soil and green sulfur bacteria sample. Organisms were classified in 11 morphotypes by using open source Image analysis software named CMEIAS and the standardized protocol was confirmed by viable count and pure culture study


Busted! First Detection of Steroid Hormones in Pacific Walrus Bones
University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Museum of the North, and National Science Foundation

The Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) is a candidate species for the Endangered Species List because Arctic sea ice has declined significantly in the past decades. This project focuses on validating a method for extracting steroid hormones from archaeological, historical, and modern bone creating a baseline of hormone levels during different climate regimes.
Application Notes
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in cooling water
Metrohm AG

This application note outlines the determination of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium in cooling water using cation chromatography with direct conductivity detection.
Optimization of Instrument Settings and Measurement Parameters for Kinetic Fluorometric and Luminometric Assays
Thermo Fisher Scientific

When fluorometric and luminometric assays are performed in microplate format, a high number of samples can be analyzed at a time. The speed of the reaction kinetics of the assay determines the requirements for the detection instrument and measurement parameters for achieving the best possible performance of the assay.
Turbidometric Growth Curve Measurements and Liquid Evaporation Studies with a Microplate Photometer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The turbidity of a liquid sample is traditionally measured either with a nephelometer or a photometer. The measure of turbidity (also called optical density, OD) refers to the scattering of light from the particles of the measured sample. When measuring turbidity of a bacterial culture, the amount of scattered light is directly proportional to the number of bacterial cells in the sample.
Validated Luminometric DLR™ Reporter Gene Assay with Thermo Scientific Varioskan® Flash
Thermo Fisher Scientific

One of the most common luminometric assays is Dual Luciferase® Reporter Assay from Promega corp. This application note shows how this assay is performed with Varioskan Flash multitechnology microplate reader. The note includes the performance of the normal DLR assay and results from some tests showing important aspects of the basic behaviour and performance of the DLR™ chemistry. This paper describes the overall efficiency of the Varioskan Flash in the measurement of DLR assay.
Analysis of Inorganic Cations in Drinking and Waste Water by Cation Exchange Chromatography with Conductivity Detection
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Inorganic cations are significant indicators of the quality of drinking waters and their suitability for human consumption. They have important physiological effects and they alter the palatability of water.
Ultra Low Detection Limits for Inorganic Anions and Cations in Power Station Boiler Water Analysis
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Boilers used in power stations hold ultra pure water, the purity of that water needs to be determined by highly sensitive techniques. Ion Chromatography is a technique which offers high sensitivity.
Rapid Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood
Shimadzu

The recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico created concerns over the safety of seafood that can get potentially contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from crude oil. The US Environmental Protection Agency identifies PAHs as critical pollutants harmful to human health. Some of these compounds are known carcinogens.
Determination of Total Cyanide in Municipal Wastewater and Drinking Water Using Ion-Exclusion Chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (ICE-PAD)
Dionex Corporation

Cyanide is a well known acute toxin that prevents cellular respiration by irreversibly binding with the iron in cytochrome C oxidase. In addition, thiocyanate, which is metabolized from cyanide, interferes with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, causing goiters and other long-term iodine deficiency diseases.
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