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GS1, IBM and Microsoft look at blockchain

GS1 will work with IBM and Microsoft to use its standards in their enterprise blockchain applications for supply chain clients.

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Jenway spectrophotometer targets life science applications

Jenway has launched a spectrophotometer for life science applications.

‘Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the products they are buying’

CSB-System IT enterprise is creating 150 jobs at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, as it plans to opens offices in Brazil, China and South Korea.

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Phenomenex ends distribution agreement with Brechbühler

Phenomenex has ended an agreement with Brechbühler AG and will now directly serve customers in Switzerland.

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Detecting chlorinated paraffins in food using HRAM GC-MS

Due to their potential for long-range transport, persistence and ability to bio-accumulate, chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are widespread in the environment and can be found in the food chain.

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Edwards launches dry pumps for LC-MS and ICP-MS

Edwards has launched an air cooled dry vacuum pump range for scientific instruments.

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USDA to provide user with new information on recalls

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has updated a mobile application to provide users with new information on recalls.

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VWR expands storage capacity with distribution base

VWR has opened a 125,000 square foot distribution center in Missouri City, Texas.

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Advion launches liquid chromatography systems

Advion has released ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) and HPLC systems to add to techniques for organic and analytical chemists.

PerkinElmer unveils FT-NIR system for food analysis

PerkinElmer has launched an NIR spectrometer for qualitative, quantitative and adulterant screening applications.

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ALine and Triple Ring Technologies partner around microfluidics

ALine and Triple Ring Technologies (TRT) have formed a strategic partnership to support clients developing diagnostic products in which a microfluidic consumable is supported with instrument automation.

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BioMérieux to take control of Japanese joint venture

Sysmex and bioMérieux are to dissolve their joint venture in Japan.

Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

Schubert has developed a 3D camera which can pick up ‘disorganized products’ from a storage bin.

Avio 500 can look at high and low concentration analytes during same analysis - PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer has launched an Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) for high volume labs.

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To the MilkyWay to prepare pour plate TVCs

Copan Diagnostics has unveiled what it claims is the first fully automated instrument for preparing pour plate total viable counts (TVCs).

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Analytik Jena to focus on core business of lab analysis

Analytik Jena has sold all of its shares in previously wholly owned subsidiary AJ Blomesystem to the GUS Group.

Instrument maintenance and downtime top challenge for lab managers

Sample preparation challenges and unplanned and unexpected instrument downtime remain a major problem for lab employees, according to an Agilent survey.

Agilent unveils triple quad LC/MS with smaller footprint

Agilent Technologies has launched a triple quadrupole liquid chromatography mass spectrometer (triple quad LC/MS) with a smaller footprint.

Needs for targeted quantitation evolving each day - Thermo

Thermo Fisher has introduced two triple-stage quadrupole (TSQ) mass spectrometers for applied markets.

Triple Ion Source will improve productivity - Shimadzu

Shimadzu and Phytronix have signed an agreement to offer the industry’s first Triple Ion Source.

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Huber: Acquisition offers new opportunities

Huber has acquired a manufacturer of circulation coolers and system separators.

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Peak Scientific expands office in Brazil

Peak Scientific has expanded a regional office in Brazil to support its customer base in LATAM (Latin America).

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Synbiosis and AAA Lab Equipment develop colony counting system

Synbiosis and AAA Lab Equipment have integrated a ProtoCOL 3 colony counting system within an Irina automated plate feeder.

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

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