Thermo Fisher Scientific Wins the R&D 100 Award
News Jun 24, 2011
The award recognizes the system as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced the past year. The Dionex ICS-5000 delivers unmatched precision, accuracy, and sensitivity in the environmental, food and beverage, bioscience, biofuel and power generation industries.
The Dionex ICS-5000 capillary IC system is a true walk-up IC, meaning that is always on and always ready for use. It sets new standards for convenience, performance and versatility. The system features capillary IC and Reagent-Free™ IC capabilities, enabling continuous operation for months at a time using only 5 L of deionized water per year, and significantly reducing waste. Because it’s always on, no time is wasted on daily start-up and calibration procedures; analysts can run samples at any time, which increases overall throughput.
To simplify operation, IC Cube™ cartridges combine all capillary consumables, and advanced techniques, such as two-dimensional IC, are easy to set up and use for routine detection of contaminants such as hexavalent chromium or perchlorate in drinking water at < 10 ppt minimum detection limits. The Dionex ICS-5000 also supports all legacy IC methods using traditional standard-bore and microbore columns, and it offers multiple detection options (conductivity, amperometry, UV-vis and MS).
The Dionex ICS-5000 also received a 2010 GIT Innovations Award Bronze Star.
Water Resources Threatened By Glacier RetreatNews
Melting glaciers around the world will result in reduced downstream water resources even in basins with low ice coverage, report scientists. Glacier retreat and associated future runoff changes raise major concerns over the sustainability of global water resources, but global-scale assessments of glacier decline and resulting hydrological consequences are scarce.READ MORE