30 Oct 2020
    Biodx – continuing the legacy of historic Modderfontein

    When Biodx was looking for premises to house their research laboratories and offices in 2006, they couldn’t have wished for…

    Biodx – continuing the legacy of historic Modderfontein

    When Biodx was looking for premises to house their research laboratories and offices in 2006, they couldn’t have wished for a better match than the former research labs of AECI in the heritage area of Modderfontein. When you visit Biodx you’re immediately struck by the peace and beauty of the area, known…

    28 Oct 2020
    CAMAG HPTLC advancing chromatographic fingerprinting of medicinal plants for cancer and women’s health

    The CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with CAMAG Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS4), CAMAG Automatic Development Chamber 2 (ADC2), CAMAG TLC…

    CAMAG HPTLC advancing chromatographic fingerprinting of medicinal plants for cancer and women’s health

    The CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with CAMAG Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS4), CAMAG Automatic Development Chamber 2 (ADC2), CAMAG TLC Visualizer 2 and CAMAG HPTLC Software (VisionCATS) was purchased by Prof. Manimbulu Nlooto from the University of Limpopo (UL). Prof. Manimbulu is the Head of Department of Pharmacy at the…

    27 Oct 2020
    COVID-19: Solutions that pump with value in the fight to flatten the curve

    There is no denying the global novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges. However, as nations scrambled to come…

    COVID-19: Solutions that pump with value in the fight to flatten the curve

    There is no denying the global novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges. However, as nations scrambled to come to grips with the changing context – particularly in the early stages of the lockdowns – efforts in combatting the impacts of the pandemic have also led to some of…

    27 Oct 2020
    Profiling of medicinal plant extracts using CAMAG HPTLC

    The CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with CAMAG Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS4), CAMAG Automatic Development Chamber 2 (ADC2), CAMAG TLC…

    Profiling of medicinal plant extracts using CAMAG HPTLC

    The CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with CAMAG Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS4), CAMAG Automatic Development Chamber 2 (ADC2), CAMAG TLC Visualizer 2 and CAMAG HPTLC Software (visionCATS) was purchased by the Chemistry Department through the HoD, Dr Buyiswa Hlangothi. Dr Hlangothi is the Natural Products Chemistry research leader in the…

    27 Oct 2020
    Electrodes for quick & precise measurements

    Mettler Toledo’s InLab electrodes offer outstanding performance and ensure accurate pH, conductivity, ion concentration, dissolved oxygen and ORP measurements. High…

    Electrodes for quick & precise measurements

    Mettler Toledo’s InLab electrodes offer outstanding performance and ensure accurate pH, conductivity, ion concentration, dissolved oxygen and ORP measurements. High precision and reliability as well as low maintenance make them the ideal choice for a wide range of applications.   Increased data security and easy handling The range of pH…

    27 Oct 2020
    The sky is the limit with the new Luna range

    Sleek and elegant, Luna balances deliver accurate and precise results during everyday applications in laboratories. Precision and analytical models are…

    The sky is the limit with the new Luna range

    Sleek and elegant, Luna balances deliver accurate and precise results during everyday applications in laboratories. Precision and analytical models are available and feature capacities ranging from 80g to 15000g, with readabilities between 0.0001g and 0.1g. Models are available in internal and external calibration. Luna balances feature an impressive backlit display,…

    27 Oct 2020
    DÜPERTHAL Type 90 safety storage cabinets

    DÜPERTHAL Type 90 safety storage cabinets guarantee fire resistance of 90 minutes, type-tested according to DIN EN 14470-1.

    DÜPERTHAL Type 90 safety storage cabinets

    DÜPERTHAL Type 90 safety storage cabinets guarantee fire resistance of 90 minutes, type-tested according to DIN EN 14470-1.

    05 Oct 2020
    Microwave digestion and sample preparation

    Superior trace elemental analysis begins with outstanding sample preparation. Anton Paar makes microwave digestion easier and more convenient than ever…

    Microwave digestion and sample preparation

    Superior trace elemental analysis begins with outstanding sample preparation. Anton Paar makes microwave digestion easier and more convenient than ever before – thanks to sophisticated instrument and vessel concepts, state-of-the-art sensor technology, and the highest safety standards.

    30 Sep 2020
    Addressing water testing – an overview

    Clean drinking water is essential to life – and it’s everyone’s right. Contract testing laboratories, businesses and governmental agencies are…

    Addressing water testing – an overview

    Clean drinking water is essential to life – and it’s everyone’s right. Contract testing laboratories, businesses and governmental agencies are challenged with maintaining compliance with evolving regulations, technologies, and methods to higher volumes of samples, time-sensitive assays, even the unexpected emergency – all while adhering to strict and often-changing regulations.  …

    29 Sep 2020
    Efficient filling of tubes with viral transport medium to support COVID-19 testing

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a strain on resources in a number of areas, including laboratory testing. As in other…

    Efficient filling of tubes with viral transport medium to support COVID-19 testing

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a strain on resources in a number of areas, including laboratory testing. As in other outbreaks – such as influenza A H1N1 in 2009 – the demand for diagnostic testing has increased dramatically to identify cases and track the virus spread. Included in this demand…

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    04 Aug 2020
    Pandemic fast-tracks progress in air freight supply chain

    No going back to the old normal for the pharma air freight supply chain Few – if any – air…

    Pandemic fast-tracks progress in air freight supply chain

    No going back to the old normal for the pharma air freight supply chain Few – if any – air freight supply chain stakeholders envisaged a global pandemic and air traffic shutdown in their business continuity plans, and all had to react quickly, collaboratively and innovatively to cope with the…

    04 May 2020
    Pfeiffer Vacuum showcases Hena 50 and Hena 70 powerful vacuum pumps for mass spectrometer systems

    Air and Vacuum Technologies represent Pfeiffer Vacuum in South Africa and supply Hena 50 and 70 vacuum pumps.

    Pfeiffer Vacuum showcases Hena 50 and Hena 70 powerful vacuum pumps for mass spectrometer systems

    Air and Vacuum Technologies represent Pfeiffer Vacuum in South Africa and supply Hena 50 and 70 vacuum pumps.

    10 Mar 2020
    Treating wastewater with ozone could convert pharmaceuticals into toxic compounds

    With water scarcity intensifying, wastewater treatment and reuse are gaining popularity. But some methods for killing microbes in wastewater create…

    Treating wastewater with ozone could convert pharmaceuticals into toxic compounds

    With water scarcity intensifying, wastewater treatment and reuse are gaining popularity. But some methods for killing microbes in wastewater create disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that could be harmful to human health. Now researchers have found that ozone treatment and subsequent chlorination can convert trace amounts of some pharmaceuticals in wastewater into…

    02 Mar 2020
    Cannabis compound acts as an antibiotic

    Public health agencies worldwide have identified antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria as one of humanity’s most critical challenges. However, scientists…

    Cannabis compound acts as an antibiotic

    Public health agencies worldwide have identified antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria as one of humanity’s most critical challenges. However, scientists haven’t discovered a new class of antibiotics in more than 30 years. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Infectious Diseases have uncovered the hidden antibiotic potential of a non-psychoactive cannabis compound called cannabigerol…


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