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STRANGER THAN SCIENCE FICTION Accidental scientific discoveries BACK TO THE FUTURE What does the future hold for labs?

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INTO THE WILD 4 A quick glance at the fascinating discoveries in the world of animals and reptiles. NEWS 6 What does the future hold? Agriculture is good for bees, scientists say. Second set of Homo Naledi fossils found. Sieve created that could make seawater drinkable. Portable labs become a reality. MET CERTIFICATION 14 How to measure laboratory performance. PATHOLOGY 18 New technique tests cancer metastasis. Lab grown ovaries show promise for infertility. What is patch testing? BK virus determined by urine samples. FOOD AND BEVERAGE 21 Let the fireflies light up the dirty surfaces. Unilever invests in KF titrator. Economic way for fast, reliable colony counting. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ANALYSIS 26 Simple, accurate material characterisation. A wide range of units. Quality control of packaging. Simplicity that exceeds expectations. CHROMATOGRAPHY AND HPLC 30 Waters wins gold award. Standards and applications presentend in white paper. Clean separation in no time at all.

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INTO THE W IL D Deadly snake camouflage Puff adders – the most dangerous snake in Africa – responsible for more than 30 000 deaths every year have been found to use chemical camouflage to hunt prey and evade predators. Professor Graham Alexander, from the Wits University in South Africa, said: “Puff adders hunt by ambushing their prey, and can lie motionless for weeks at a single location waiting for prey to pass. This behaviour could make puff adders vulnerable to predation.”

Bees under the microscope The mystery around increasing bee deaths and colony collapse disorder may be linked to antibiotics. Researchers from the University of Texas found that honeybees treated with tetracycline, a common antibiotic, were half as likely to survive the following week compared with a group of untreated bees.

Think pink! The pink orchid mantis is a vibrant

Female dragonflies fake their deaths

species of flower mantises. If they ever

Female dragonflies, have come up with a rather effective way off putting off overly aggressive male suitors. When push comes to shove, they plummet to the ground, spasm around a bit, then play dead.

need to camouflage themselves to catch prey, they have the ability to turn into a brown dull colour to blend into trees.

Stick insect’s movement secret Purple snails are found worldwide in warm, temperate seas, usually floating in groups at the surface. These snails start life as males, but eventually change into females.

Premature baby lambs survive weeks in artificial womb It’s surprisingly hard to simulate a womb. Though scientists have come a long way towards sustaining premature babies born every year, early birth is still the primary cause of death among newborns. Now researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have created the most successful synthetic womb to date and have used it to incubate sheep. Their findings could one day help develop a similar system for human babies.

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The fluid released by stick insects has been found to help them control their movements rather than help them adhere to inverted surfaces, a new study finds. A research team found that the fluid found on the insects’ feet helps them unstick their feet more easily allowing greater control over their sticking power. Photo credit: Ramit Singal

What a transformation!

New frog species uncovered A new species of narrow-mouthed frog has been discovered in India by scientists from the National University of Singapore. The frog, Microhyla laterite, was found along coastal plains in the subcontinent’s southwest. M w w w.lm s m a g a z i n e .c o. z a


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What does the

future of labs hold? Innovation in laboratory

availability of 3D printers have

technology and testing

made it possible (not to mention

techniques, has made labs

affordable) to create pieces of

impact how new laboratories

more efficient and automated.

hardware in the laboratory.

are designed in the coming

Further, information technology

Specially designed nails,

years – with designers putting

(IT) has revolutionised the

screws and other important

a renewed focus on usability.

way laboratories operate, and

components can be created to

smart technology is playing

fit specific requirements. A

of conducting research and

an increasingly intelligent

number of design companies

analysing data, an intelligent

role in the labs of the future.

offer open-source hardware

laboratory of the future can

printing services, which enable

ensure that researchers’

technologies and increasing

labs with access to 3D printers

time is being used in a more

demands, the lab of the

to immediately develop their

cost-effective manner.

future could be markedly

own hardware essentials.

Driven forward by improving

different in appearance from the laboratories we work in today. From incorporating 3D printing technology to changing the way that lab data is recorded, we take a closer look at how the next generation of laboratories might evolve. The paperless lab concept is

The lab of the future could be markedly different. This greater freedom could

by 54% of respondents. This could significantly

By simplifying the processes

In the same report, it was revealed that many lab professionals believe that automation equipment will develop significantly over the next ten years. Almost half of all respondents believe that successful laboratory automation technologies

help laboratories become

will improve the working

not a particularly new one, and

more self-sufficient, and

laboratory environment.

many laboratories currently

give them greater access to

operate without physically

almost infinite resources.

recording research and

In a survey conducted by

An increase in automation technology could help laboratory teams dedicate their time to

development. Tablet devices

Laboratory Equipment last year,

cutting-edge research, leaving

allow laboratory teams to record

respondents revealed that the

the time-consuming tasks

their findings electronically,

change they’d most appreciate

to intelligent technologies.

reducing physical waste and

in laboratories over the next

optimising storage organisation.

decade would be improved

to accurately anticipate all of

Cloud storage tools have

Although it is impossible

ease-of-use. More than 58%

the advances in commercial

made it simpler for laboratory

of respondents revealed

laboratory design, it is

workers to save their findings

they hoped that laboratory

important that progression

in a safe and accessible location.

practices would be made

is made to support more

This allows laboratories around

simpler and more intuitive.

efficient and accurate scientific

the world to help and assist

The second most popular

research, rather than just

each other in real time.

improvement was enhanced

for progression’s sake.

The increasing power and

performance – supported

Editor’s Note

Source: Labnews M

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NE WS Agriculture is good for bees, scientists say

Homo Naledi fossils, coupled with finally figuring out

Research finds positive

Naledi’s age, should have

correlation between bee health

answered many of the scientific

and presence of agriculture.

community’s questions, said Professor Lee Berger. Neo’s remains and others were discovered in a second cave only about 100m away. Berger was speaking at Maropeng during the unveiling of what he and other scientists had named Neo, a second set of fossils belonging to the Homo Naledi species. The remains include a child and a partial skeleton of an adult male,

Scientists have evaluated the

with a well-preserved skull.

impacts of row-crop agriculture,

New fossil dating methods put

including the traditional use

the age of the fossils at between

of pesticides, on honey bee

236 000 and 335 000 years.

health. Results indicated hive

“It was the wrong idea the

health was positively correlated

date would assist you in placing

to the presence of agriculture.

this in a phylogenetic position,

According to the study, colonies

in a relationship position,” said

in a non-agricultural area

Berger, who headed up a team

struggled to find adequate

of 52 scientists. “We know it

food and produced fewer

is a primitive member of the

offspring. The findings suggest

genus Homo and likely come

that the benefits of better

from several million years ago

nutrition in agricultural areas

as a species. This population

outweigh the risks of exposure

happens to be young and that

to agricultural pesticides.

has its own implications.”

Second set of Homo Naledi fossils found

“We can no longer assume we know which species made which tools, or even assume

Meet Neo, Naledi’s ‘brother’,

it was modern humans who

and sometime between 236 000

were the innovators of some

and 335 000 years ago, the two

of these critical technological

homids may have walked around

and behavioural breakthroughs

Africa with early humans.

in the archaeological record

Naledi is the name given to a

of Africa,” said Berger.

skeleton constructed from a mound of in a cave in 2013 Rick Hunter and Steve Tucker near the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, west of Johannesburg.

3D printer revolutionises burn care For burn victims with third-degree wounds, healing can be a long and difficult process. Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have created a 3D bioprinter that can apply healthy skin cells to these injuries, making treatment faster and easier.

Venus is cool, but you don’t want to live there A day on Venus, lasts 2 802 hours. About the same as one month on Earth.

The benefits of ‘forest bathing’ Sometimes, you really just need a breath of fresh forest air. The practice of Japanese forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and strengthen your immune system. Its therapeutic effects have officially been celebrated since 1982, but the appreciation of immersing yourself in nature has been going on for centuries.

A dark sense of humour could equal a high IQ There’s no shame in letting out a little smirk after reading a borderline disturbing meme online. No, morbid humor doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a twisted psychopath. According to a study published in January 2017 in the journal Cognitive Processing, understanding and/or preferring dark humor may be indicative of high intelligence.

Empty space isn’t empty, and quantum researchers now have direct evidence If there’s one thing you need to know about the quantum world, it’s that things aren’t what you expect them to be. Nothing, for example. In classical physics, nothing is a space devoid of stuff. But according to quantum theory, nothing is chock-full of stuff. Scientists have had weak evidence of this nothingstuff - or quantum vacuum fluctuations, if you want to get technical - since the 1940s, but new experiments may have given us direct proof of its existence.

We are all so gullible

Now, just two years after Naledi’s announcement to the world, a recent discovery

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In October 2016, scientists accidentally turned carbon dioxide (CO2) into ethanol, a fuel. This unexpected result could be huge in combatting climate change caused by CO2 in the atmosphere.

You went on an all-night Terry Pratchett book bender, and now you swear Death is following you at work. Granny Weatherwax is asking you why there are so many people around, and neither she nor Death work in your building. This odd phenomenon affects a fifth of all readers, and it has been coined experiential crossing.

by spelunkers

a second set of

Accidental discovery

Do you hear book characters in your head? There’s a name for that.

fossils discovered

by scientists of

ScienceDump

Wits University/John Hawks

If we showed you a study saying that watching TV improves math skills, would you believe the findings? What if that study included an image showing the areas of the brain that lit up while watching TV? According to research, you’re more likely to believe brain science if there’s an image of a brain along with it. LMS Issue 3 | 2017

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NE WS clean water sources. If graphene-oxide

test enzyme-linked immunosorbent

which shared the world with ‘modern

membranes could be built on smaller

assay, that identifies antibodies and

humans, it is very likely there are

scales, it’s hoped this technology could

colour change as disease markers.

others. We just need to find them.”

be made accessible to

John Hawks of the University of

countries without the

“If there is one other species out there

Wisconsin-Madison and Wits University said

financial infrastructure

he thought some scientists assumed they

for funding large plants.

knew how human evolution happened. know from genetics, tell us that the southern

Portable labs become reality

half of Africa was home to a diversity

Washington State University

Largest African healthcare congress to drive change

that we’ve never seen anywhere else.”

researchers have developed a low-cost,

Scientific and technological

portable laboratory on a smartphone

breakthroughs are changing the

of a second site of fossils gave added

that can analyse several samples at

way doctors treat and manage

substance to the theory the sites

once to catch a cancer biomarker,

diseases. However, many developing

were purposeful graveyards.

producing lab quality results.

nations across Africa still lack

“But these new discoveries, plus what we

Berger maintained the discovery

Source: Wits Research.

Sieve created that could make seawater drinkable Scientists from the University of

The research team, led by Lei Li, assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,

basic resources and infrastructure to provide quality healthcare. These healthcare challenges will be

recently published the work in the

addressed at the 7th annual Africa Health

journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

Exhibition & Congress with the intention

Manchester have created a sieve that

of promoting global and regional

can filter common salts, providing

initiatives throughout key

drinking water from seawater.

African countries. As part of

The sieve - a graphene-oxide

the event, leaders within the

membrane - has already demonstrated

healthcare sector will meet to

an ability to filter small nanoparticles,

discuss investing in a sustainable

organic molecules and large salts.

healthcare future in Africa.

However, common salts removed in

Africa Health, the continent’s

desalination technologies have been

largest healthcare congress will

too small to be filtered - until now.

run thirteen CPD accredited

These membranes usually swell

conferences offering education

when they are exposed to water but

on the latest medical and non-

the researchers have found a way to prevent this, maintaining the uniformity of the pore size..

medical techniques, topics At a time when patients and medical

and trends. It is a leading platform for

professionals expect always faster

healthcare professionals and medical

results, researchers are trying to

experts across Africa to collaborate and

and co-author of the paper published in

translate biodetection technologies

share insights to addressing the continent’s

Nature Nanotechnology, said: “Realisation

used in laboratories to the field and

specific healthcare needs. The discussions

of scalable membranes with uniform

clinic, so patients can get nearly instant

will cover a wide range of issues affecting

pore size down to atomic scale is a

diagnoses in a physician’s office, an

the healthcare landscape, including;

significant step forward and will open new

ambulance or the emergency room.

Africa’s response to emerging health

Professor Rahul Nair, from the University

possibilities for improving the efficiency

The WSU research team created an eight

threats, managing health technology,

of desalination technology. This is the first

channel smartphone spectrometer that

building sustainable hospital infrastructure,

clear-cut experiment in this regime.”

can detect human interleukin-6 (IL-6),

maternal health, non-communicable

a known biomarker for lung, prostate,

diseases and controlling disease outbreaks.

By 2025 the UN predicts 14% of the world’s population will be troubled by

liver, breast and epithelial cancers. A

scarcity of water, resulting in millions

spectrometer analyses the amount and

at the Gallagher Convention Centre in

of people struggling to find adequate

type of chemicals in a sample by measuring

Johannesburg, the event, hosted by Informa

3D render illustration of Graphene atomic structure nanotechnology background illustration

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the light spectrum. Although smartphone

Set to take place from 7-9 June 2017

Life Sciences Exhibitions, brings together more than 9300 healthcare professionals

spectrometers exist,

with near on 540 of the world’s leading

they only monitor or

healthcare suppliers, manufacturers and

measure a single sample

service providers who will exhibit the

at a time, making them

latest developments in medical science.

inefficient for real

“Rapid advancements in medical

world applications.

technology are shaping the healthcare

Li’s multichannel

landscape of the future,” says Jamie

spectrometer can measure

Hill, Director at Informa Life Sciences

up to eight different

Group Africa. “However, the over-riding

samples at once using

challenge is determining how these

a common test called

advancements can be made accessible to

ELISA, or colorimetric

developing countries on the continent.” w w w.lm s m a g a z i n e .c o. z a


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NE WS Vaccine transport and storage breakthrough

into a new era with the launch of the

with plastic coating. In total, the WIGL

state-of-the-art, ultraclean Wits

cost just over R6 million to build, and

Researchers from the Universities of

Isotope Geoscience Laboratory, known

was funded by Wits University.

Bath and Newcastle have created a new

as the WIGL, states Wits Research.

method to ensure vaccines can be stored and transported without refrigeration.

This laboratory, based in the School of Geosciences at Wits, offers scientists

The WIGL is made up of four separately sealed rooms, where the air quality and flow is carefully controlled. A working sample,

from a wide range of

like a crushed rock, would enter through

disciplines such as ecology,

the first room, where it would be weighed

palaeontology, medicine

on an incredibly precise scale. It would

and, of course, geosciences

then pass through a secure air-controlled

the opportunity to

hatch, where, in the second room, it would

perform ultraclean,

be dissolved in strong acid like hydrochloric

contamination-free

acid and prepared for analysis in the third

experiments that separate

and fourth rooms. Special resins and

isotopes from Earth

chemical techniques allow the researchers

materials. “Isotopes,

to separate the elements of interest. Once

elements with variable

this is completed, samples would be sent to

numbers of neutrons, are

an ultra-precise mass spectrometer at the

incredibly powerful tools

Department of Geology at the University

used to trace processes

of Johannesburg, where the exact amount

operating on the Earth,” says Dr Grant

of each isotope would be measured. “The

encases the proteins in silica, a non-

Bybee of the Wits School of Geosciences

two labs at Wits and UJ have developed

toxic and inert material, and can keep

and Director of the WIGL. “Instead of

an incredibly strong collaboration

the proteins intact at temperatures up to

shipping our samples to Europe at a huge

aimed at advancing our understanding

100°C. Getting vital medicines to remote

cost in terms of time, money and resources,

of Earth processes using high-quality

or dangerous places could become easier,

scientists in southern Africa will have a

isotope measurements,” says Bybee.

cheaper and safer as a result of this.

world-class facility on their doorstep.”

This novel method, ensilication,

The use of elemental and isotopic analysis

The elements and isotopes that this

is extremely important in geosciences,

Bath who led the project, said: “Once the

laboratory aims to separate are normally

where scientists study the composition,

proteins in a vaccine break down and tangle

present in extremely low abundance

age and processes operating on the Earth.

up, it’s useless. You can think of it like an egg

in rocks, meteorites, fossils and water.

However, isotopes are also highly effective

that’s been boiled — it can’t be unboiled. We

“Elements like Pb, Sr, Cu, Zn are normally

in other scientific fields such as medicine,

have demonstrated with ensilication that we

only present at the part per million or

for example in the diagnosis of cancer

can simply and reliably keep proteins from

part per billion level in these materials

and bone diseases, and in palaeosciences

breaking down even at up to 100°C, or store

and so it is crucial that we process these

for establishing the origin, movement

them as a powder for up to three years at

samples in an extremely clean and

patterns and diets of now extinct animals,

room temperature without loss of function.”

contamination-free environment,” says

including our human ancestors.

Dr Asel Sartbeva, from the University of

Traditionally vaccines are transported

Bybee. “If not, researchers run the risk

The WIGL builds on a strong a history of

and stored in what is known as a cold chain,

of contaminating precious samples with

pioneering isotopic work at Wits University

the aid of refrigeration. Breaks in the

elements from the surroundings, obscuring

in which many ground-breaking techniques

cold chain lead to huge losses of vaccines

the natural isotope signal of the samples.”

and ideas were generated. “This is a first

for programmes such as immunising children in the developing world. When a protein in solution is mixed with

Normal air contains over one million particles cubic foot, but the complex air by about a million times to 1-10 particles

the protein to match its shape, before

per cubic foot. Along with a completely

encasing it. This method, unlike many

metal-free environment, everything in

other alternatives, doesn’t require freeze-

the lab is constructed of durable, acid-

drying, a process that half of all vaccines

resistant, plastic, this air quality ensures

cannot survive. The ensillicated protein can

that any sensitive samples processed in

also be stored at room temperature for at

the WIGL remain contamination-free.

least six months with no loss of function.

“It would be an excellent place to work for those that suffer from allergies,” says

the potential applications of ensilication and

Bybee. As you progress further into the

our next steps will be to test our findings on

laboratory, the environment gets cleaner

more vaccines, antibodies, antiviral and anti-

and cleaner, ensuring that most sensitive

venom drugs and other biopharmaceuticals.”

chemical techniques aren’t jeopardised.

Reference: Scientific Reports

New ultraclean Isotope Geoscience lab

The laboratory took over a year to build, using high-tech components. Due to the sensitive nature of the laboratory, every single part had to be built from non-

Earth science research on the African

metallic material, and any unavoidable

continent just made a massive leapfrog

metal parts have to be carefully covered

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Africa and the WIGL team is geared up to

filtration system in WIGL, reduces this

silica, silicon dioxide binds closely around

Dr Sartbeva said: “We’re very excited by

for the geoscience community in South

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NE WS facilitate and inspire the next generation

the Division of Human Genetics at

PhD students at Wits researched the

of scientists to produce important,

Wits, in collaboration with peers in

disorder, firstly under the supervision of

interdisciplinary science,” says Bybee.

Europe, the US and Canada published

Professor Trefor Jenkins and from about

this research in the May issue of the

1990 guided by Professor Michèle Ramsay,

American Journal of Human Genetics.

Director and Research Chair in the Sydney

Source: Wits Research.

Humidity generator calibrates accredited accuracy

KWE causes a redness of the palms and soles with consecutive cycles of

Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience. In 1997, Wits MSc student Michelle

Fluke Calibration, represented locally by

peeling of large sections of thick skin,

Starfield and a group in Germany mapped

Comtest, introduces the 5128A RHapid-Cal

often exacerbated during winter months.

the KWE trait to a region on the short arm

Humidity Generator, a portable, versatile

Oudtshoorn is a town in the Western

of chromosome 8. The researchers showed

humidity generator for calibrating a large

Cape province of South Africa where the

that it was likely that the South African

workload of probes and loggers in the

disorder was present in large families.

families all had the same mutation but

field or laboratory. The 5128A is ideal for

Afrikaners are Afrikaans-language

that the German family had a different

corporate and independent calibration

speakers descended from predominantly

mutation. This research preceded the

labs where humidity measurement

Dutch, German and French settlers,

sequencing of the human genome

is critical to prevent spoilage of

who arrived in South Africa in the

and subsequent research focused on

products, including pharmaceuticals,

17th and 18th centuries. Afrikaners

characterising this region of the genome

medical devices, semiconductors,

have a high risk for several genetic

and examining good candidate genes.

chemicals, and food production.

disorders, the best known being familial

The KWE mutation remained elusive.

The 5128A is lightweight and compact so

hypercholesterolaemia (inherited high

In 2012 Thandiswa Ngcungcu, then a Wits

technicians can easily take it to the field for

cholesterol leading to heart attacks

MSc student in Human Genetics whom

thorough, reliable multi-point calibration

early in life) and porphyria (sensitivity

Ramsay supervised, chose KWE as a topic

of humidity probes and loggers. In the lab,

of the skin to ultra-violet exposure and

for her PhD. Ngcungu’s research involved

the 5128A reduces calibration time by at

adverse reactions to specific drugs).

large-scale DNA sequencing during an

least 33 percent compared to traditional two-pressure humidity generators,

These disorders are common because of founder mutations brought to South

internship on the Next Generation Scientist Programme in Novartis, Basel. The

which are slower to respond to humidity

mutation was not detected by

and temperature set point changes.

conventional data analysis so copy number variants (genetic

The 5128A delivers:

changes) – where regions of

j System accuracy of ± 1.0% RH for

the genome are duplicated or deleted – were investigated.

dependable humidity probe calibration.

Ngcungcu and the researchers

j Rapid humidity and temperature stabilisation time for high

then discovered a mutation

calibration throughput.

in a region between genes that was present in all

j Rate of change for temperature increase is typically 10 ºC/minute; for

South African KWE-affected

temperature decrease 1.5 ºC/minute.

individuals studied. During this time Dr

j Rate of change for humidity increase is typically 10% RH/minute; for

Africa by small groups of immigrants who

Torunn Fiskerstrand, University of Bergen,

decrease 5% RH/minute.

settled in the Cape of Good Hope and whose

Norway, independently discovered the

descendants are now spread throughout

genetic cause of KWE in Norwegians.

the country. KWE is one of these less

Ramsay and Fiskerstrand collaborated.

well-known founder genetic disorders.

The different DNA duplications in the

j A six-point calibration can be done in two hours.

Easy maintenance

KWE was first described as a unique

South African and Norwegian families

and discrete skin disorder in 1977 by

overlapped at a critical genomic region

can be easily changed by removing the

Wits dermatologist, Professor George

called an enhancer (which ‘switches on’

front cap and sliding in a new one.

Findlay. He noticed that it occurred

the gene) – providing strong evidence that

in families and had a dominant mode

this was, in fact, the KWE mutation.

j A front-loading desiccant cartridge

j Only clean distilled water is needed to operate the 5128A.

of inheritance – i.e., on average, if a

For over a year the scientists researched

The 5128A RHapid-Cal comes standard with

parent has the condition about half the

how this duplicated enhancer caused KWE.

an ISO 17025 accredited system calibration

children inherit it in every generation.

They demonstrated that the mutation

In addition to identifying the genetic

causes a nearby gene to produce more

and is backed by Fluke Calibration’s

mutation for scientific purposes, this

protein than normal and that this abnormal

research now enables dermatologists

expression was the likely cause of the

to make a definitive diagnosis of

skin peeling. Exactly twenty years after

KWE in patients. It further enables

determining that the KWE mutation lies

Scientists have discovered the genetic

researchers to understand similar

on chromosome 8, the mutation that

mutation that causes the rare skin disease,

skin disorders and is a starting point

causes KWE was identified and published.

keratolytic winter erythema (KWE), or

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How to measure laboratory performance By Steve Sidney The aim of this article is to suggest how a

could benefit from adopting a similar

model. This was because of a study conducted

modern business measurement technique

approach and thereby adopting solid business

by KPMG, which indicated that many

can be used to measure laboratory

principles in order to improve the viability of

companies were dissatisfied with their

performance. During the first section of this

the laboratory in whatever environment in

reliance on financial measures as the sole

two-part article we will look at the Balanced

a particular organisation that it finds itself.

indicator of economic value and success.

in a laboratory setting. The second section, in

The balanced scorecard

culminated in the Balanced Scorecard,

the next issue, will focus on measurement.

Over many years it was a well-accepted

which proposes that various non-

business practice to evaluate the

financial measures be used in order to

performance of a business by using the

balance the evaluation of the company.

Scorecard and how it should be implemented

Introduction

Norton and Kaplan began a process that

Since the early 1990’s, when this idea was

financial accounting model to measure

first proposed, many thousands of companies

whether the organisation, business unit

to control and eventually to improvement.

ranging from small to large, public sector

or department was successful or not.

If you can’t measure something, you can’t

as well as private, all over the world has

“Measurement is the first step that leads

Whilst essentially the success of any

understand it. If you can’t understand

adopted the Balanced Scorecard approach

business is whether or not it makes a

it, you can’t control it. If you can’t

with many achieving remarkable successes.

profit, it became obvious to many that

control it you can’t improve it.” 3

Since measurements form the backbone of

only evaluating a company in terms of its

Norton and Kaplan established four critical

all testing and calibration laboratories day-

financial performance was becoming less

areas that they considered sufficiently

to-day operations, it is surprising that those

and less helpful in shaping and guiding

generic to establish a balanced view of

who run and manage these laboratories’

the company in the modern era.

the company but more importantly could

have not considered using the Balance Scorecard in order to meet their objectives. The author will use the Scorecard in order to propose how a test or calibration laboratory

In the early nineties, the two prominent

be used by any organisation in order to

Harvard Business School professors, David

create meaningful measures for itself.

Norton and Robert Kaplan, were requested to develop a new performance measurement

It should be remembered that financial measures are always at best an indication

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Learning and Growth Figure 1: The Balanced Scorecard

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ME T CERTIF IC ATION Financial

High return on project

Great financial benefit to the organisation

Projects budgets adhered to

Customer Delivery on time

No faulty product to customers

Cheaper product to customer

Chrome plating

Chemical processing

Final inspection and dispatch

Internal

Copyright 2001 iSix Sigma (https://www.iSixSigma.com)

Learning and growth

Knowledge of six sigma

Knowledge of chrome plating

Knowledge of chemical processing

Figure 2: Example of a Strategy Map of the financial health of a company at a

process or for that matter effectiveness,

point in time. The Balance Scorecard is

e.g. training programmes.

the best example of this or a reflection of

One can see therefore how relying purely

past performance, the Income Statement

on the financial model, could impinge on

being the best example in this case.

a modern, knowledge-based organisation

One of the most interesting aspects of this model is how it is the strategy of the organisation and often its need to implement change sparks its development. It should be noted that the vision

Essentially these two documents,

to understand whether it was successful

and strategy are located at the core,

which all companies, small and large,

or not. Since many non-tangible issues

and that the various measures are used

use for reporting purposes, are merely

need to be monitored and evaluated if

to focus on both its communication to

indications of past or current performance

the organisation is to achieve success.

every level of the organisation as well

but do very little to indicate how the company will perform in the future. Little information about non-tangible issues such as efficiency or quality of the

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Figure 1 is a generic model of the Balanced

as to ensure that the measurement

Scorecard and one can see how a number of

of the associated objectives are used

very important aspects are covered in what is

to drive the necessary change and/

essentially one simple, easy-to-read overview.

or performance goals required.

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often there is no other form of revenue

Balanced Scorecards reflect, “The knowledge,

generation to support the lab’s activities. Some readers may be more comfortable

skills and systems that employees will need

order to improve and broaden their activities. After a conducting a strategic planning exercise they established

(learning and growth) to innovate and build

with the terms ‘non-commercial’ and

the right strategic capabilities and efficiencies

‘commercial’ rather than internal and

(internal processes) that deliver specific

external but in either case the intention

accredited electrical and temperature

value to the market (customer) and which

is to provide a term of reference for labs

calibration services to ISO17025.

will eventually lead to higher shareholder

where there is a real profit motive as

value (financial) 4”, for the organisation.

opposed to one where the profit motive

meet its client’s calibration needs in

is break-even and/or cost reduction.

terms of quality, level of uncertainty

Lead and lag indicators: Finally a

It is therefore suggested that when building

most important feature of this model

the following Mission and Vision: Mission: Cal_Test provides

Vision: Cal_Test seeks to profitably

and speed of response.

is the fact that not only can a balanced

a suitable strategy for the lab, the following

view of an organisation be obtained, but

items need to be considered in order to

typically be to establish the strategy that is

also a mix of what are known as lead as

ensure that a suitable BSC is constructed:

required to achieve the mission and vision

well as lag indicators/measures can be

j Customers’ needs/requirements

and then map the strategy according to

used. This of course means that a much

j Competent services

the four perspectives of the scorecard.

better view of future performance is

j Scope of work

represented and this leads to organisations

j Speed of response

a thorough planning exercise is required

being in a good position to make

j Level of Uncertainties

and the end result is a strategy map which

operational corrections to their strategy

j Volume

can be portrayed in a number of different

implementation, long before the traditional

j Onsite

ways, but in all cases the objective is

financial approach provides feedback.

j Labs internal processes

to provide an easy reference to enable

j Equipment required

communication of the map and the

The BSC and the laboratory

j Automation

resultant measures to both the organisation

Whilst usually the first step when a

j Overheads (e.g. rent, water, lights,

internally as well as outside stakeholders.

In order to establish a suitable strategy

wages, telephone, fax etc.)

company implements a BSC is to construct a

The next step in this process would

The diagram, Figure 2, is an example.

Scorecard that reflects the overall company’s

j Staff skills

The map not only illustrates the company’s

strategy, the next step is to push the

Of course, none of the above or for that

strategy, it also provides links between the

methodology down lower and implement

matter many of the other issues that may

various perspectives and shows how together

Scorecards for individual business units.

need to be taken into account is unique

they can be used to not only evaluate the

for a specific lab. What is, or should

individual areas but also the overall strategy.

Clearly therefore it is quite practical for a test or calibration laboratory to

be, unique is the individual strategy

Back to Cal_Test. Now when our

consider using this approach and this

that a specific lab will embark on to

hypothetical company, Cal_Test, had

could apply where either the lab is part of

satisfactorily meet its mission and vision.

completed it strategy planning it revealed

The rest of the paper is devoted to

the company or it is the company itself. Laboratory considerations: Having been exposed to many different types of labs,

that a number of objectives were critical,

providing a simplified hypothetical example

and when placed in a table, Figure 3 below:

of how a BSC could be constructed:

One can immediately see how they link upwards through all four perspectives.

the author is of the opinion that there are

Test laboratory

essentially two generic types and these are:

Remember in order to construct an

Cal_Test Services is a multi-disciplinary

effective scorecard; it is preferable to

of a larger operation and often its role is to

lab whose main activities are in the area of

proceed in a top down fashion. This is

support the other activities of the company.

Electrical and Temperature calibration.

because the overall goals of the organisation

Internal: The lab in this case forms part

It seeks to serve its customers by providing

In this case the financial motivation is

need to be established first, no matter

often ‘break-even’, cost reduction or

calibrations to meet the requirements

what its size is. Only then can the strategy

even in some cases subsidisation

of ISO 17025 and has been accredited

of how to achieve this be worked out.

by the national accreditation body.

External: Here the company provides

Whilst the owners of the laboratory have

both testing or calibration services.

In order to follow the reasoning behind the map we can see that to grow the revenue

These are the prime motivations for the

relied on measuring the performance of the

stream it was established that there are two

company to exist. In this case it is vital

company purely in terms of its profitability,

main criteria that need focus; one is the

that these services are profitable since

they have decided to implement a BSC in

lab’s ability to respond to customer needs and the other is to gain more customers.

Perspective Financial

Learning and Growth

hopefully realistic objectives, the lab’s strategy is to improve its operational

Leader in response time

Acquire more customers

Improve operational efficiency

Broaden services offered

Automate DMM calibration

Produce e-version Certificates and store results

Enhance engineering computer skills

Figure 3: Cal_Test Strategy Map

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Shareholder value Grow revenue

Customer Internal Processes

Objectives

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Reduce outsourced calibrations

Implement electronic document system

efficiency as well as to broaden the number of services (types of calibrations) that it can offer to prospective clients. Finally one can then see how the knowledge and learning required to support

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this phase of creating the scorecard.

the types of calibrations they can perform.

Its major benefit is that it can and should

Essentially once the strategic planning

be used to communicate the strategy to

has been completed, an exercise that often

all levels in the organisation and hence

of a strategy map, it should enable the

takes much longer than first anticipated

the map needs to be easy to understand as

reader to understand the intention of

a map similar to Figure 3, can be created.

well as reflect the intended strategy. M

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New technique tests cancer metastasis A new laboratory technique has been developed that can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening, breast cancer metastases in bone. Until now, there has not been an effective laboratory platform to study metastatic tumors in their new microenvironment. In the clinic, primary breast tumours are usually surgically removed soon after diagnosis, leaving patients ‘tumour-free’. However, 20% to 40% of breast cancer survivors will eventually suffer metastasis to distant organs, sometimes years after surgery. To mimic the interactions between metastatic breast cancer cells and bone cells in a living system, a test has been

stimulate the growth of slow-growing cancer

lead investigator said, “We have created

developed, called bone-in culture array.

cells in the bone. In addition to determining

a system in which we can mimic the

the effect of drugs in the growth of

interactions between cancer cells and

and their colleagues determined that the

metastasis in bone, the bone-in culture can

bone cells, as bone is the place where

bone-in culture maintains the micro-

be used to investigate mechanisms involved

breast cancer, and many other cancers

environmental characteristics of bone

in bone colonisation by cancer cells.

too, disseminates most frequently. We

Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine

metastasis in living animal models, and the

In the future, the scientists expect

have developed a system that allows us

cancer cells maintain the gene expression

to develop this platform into a

to test many different drug responses

profile, the growth pattern and their

standardised system that can be used

simultaneously to discover the therapy that

response to therapies. Using the bone-in

in the clinic to find specific drugs that

can selectively act on metastatic cancer cells

model, the investigators determined that the

can better treat metastatic cancer.

and minimise the effect on the bone.”

drug danusertib preferentially inhibits bone metastasis. They also found that other drugs

Xiang Zhang, PhD, an associate professor of molecular and cellular biology and

Reference: April 21, 2017 journal Nature Communications. M

Lab grown ovaries show promise for infertility Artificial ovaries grown in a lab might

sterilised mice that were then able to go

generation of options that we’re working

someday be available for women with

on and have pups, researchers report.

toward for young cancer patients,” said

infertility due to cancer treatments or other conditions, a study in mice suggests. Ovaries grown on 3D printed structures were successfully implanted into

“We’re learning more about the

co-senior author Teresa Woodruff, of

fundamental biology of the ovary through

the Northwestern University Feinberg

these 3D printed structures and this

School of Medicine in Chicago.

new knowledge is aiding in the next

Properly functioning ovaries produce eggs as well as hormones like estrogen. Certain therapies, like those that kill cancer cells, can harm the ovaries, leading to problems with puberty, reproduction and menopause. Existing treatments for ovarian dysfunction, like in vitro fertilisation and ovarian transplants, don’t provide patients with long-term solutions, Woodruff and colleagues wrote in Nature Communications. To restore ovarian function in sterilised female mice, the researchers printed a 3D structure out of biologic inks to support ovarian follicles. “From that we were able to put in place the ovarian follicles and the follicles then function,” said Woodruff. The lab-grown ovaries were implanted in mice that mated. The mice gave birth naturally and were able to feed their pups by producing milk. Source: Reuters Health M

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BK virus determined by urine samples Transplants are lifesaving treatments

proteins that are known to come from the BK

for patients with end-stage kidney

virus. These were not found in samples from

disease but around 25% fail within five

patients with TCMR or with a stable graft.

years, either because the body begins to

When they looked more closely at the human

reject the new organ, or because a viral

proteins, they also found that they could use

infection has taken hold of the kidney.

the levels of those proteins to differentiate between patients who had TCMR, BK

These two problems require

virus nephropathy or a stable graft.

diametrically opposite treatments, but

Ibai Los-Arcos, MD, an emergency

often by the time the cause of the failure

medicine physician and co-author of

is confirmed, it is too late to prevent it.

the study said, “If we can confirm these

Scientists at the Vall d’Hebron University

results in a prospective validated cohort

Hospital focused on a virus called BK. The BK virus causes a common infection which

T cell mediated acute rejection (TCMR),

of patients, we may be able to develop

most people experience during childhood

meaning the kidney was being rejected.

a urine test to indicate when a kidney

mainly with no symptoms. Following

Another ten had been diagnosed with BK

transplant is failing, and at a much earlier

infection the virus remains in the body,

virus nephropathy, meaning the virus

stage. More importantly, it would be

lying dormant in the kidneys and urinary

was destroying the kidney. The other

able to differentiate whether it is failing

tract. However, when transplant patients

ten patients had no known problems

because of the BK virus or because of organ

are given immune suppressing drugs,

with their transplanted kidneys.

rejection. If that is the case, we will be

The scientists analysed urine samples

the virus can reactivate, infecting and

able to choose the correct treatment to

destroying the new kidney. This usually

from each patient to find out which proteins

address the problem and hopefully have

happens within two years of the transplant.

were present. The protein analysis was

more successful kidney transplantations.”

The team conducted a pilot study

performed using proteomics. Most of the

The study was presented at the 27th

in four Spanish hospitals involving

proteins they found are known to come from

European Congress of Clinical Microbiology

30 kidney transplant patients. Ten of

the human body. However, in those with

and Infectious Diseases, held April

the patients had been diagnosed with

the viral infection, they were able to detect

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PATHO LO G Y

New urine test measures healthy diet Scientists have developed a urine test

is that we have no true measure of what

that measures the health of a person’s

people eat. We rely solely on people

diet. The five-minute test measures

keeping logs of their daily diets, but

biological markers in urine created by

studies suggest around 60% of people

the breakdown of foods such as red meat,

misreport what they eat to some extent.

chicken, fish and fruit and vegetables.

This test could be the first independent

The analysis, developed by researchers

indicator of the quality of a person’s

from Imperial College London, Newcastle

diet, and what they are really eating.”

University and Aberystwyth University,

Dr Des Walsh said: “Though this

also gives an indication of how much fat,

research is still in its early stages, it’s

sugar, fibre and protein a person has eaten.

grappling with essential methods in food

Although the work is at an early

and diet studies where advances are really

stage, the team hope that with

needed. Measuring what we eat and drink

future development the test will

more accurately will widen the benefits

be able to track patients’ diets.

of nutrition research, developing better

Professor Gary Frost, senior author

evidence-based interventions to improve

of the study from the Department of

individual’s health and reduce obesity.” Source: Science Daily, Lancet Diabetes

Medicine at Imperial said: “A major weakness in all nutrition and diet studies

and Endocrinology Journal M

Streptococcus: six alternative states

Streptococcus pneumonia has six unique

favour invasive, life-threatening disease,

SpnD39III, a type 1 restriction-modification

states it can switch to making it a leading

while others a harmless colonisation

system. These rearrangements generate

cause of serious illness across the globe.

or spread from person to person.

six alternative specificities.

A genetic switch which allows the

“Facing a bacterial species with six or

“Each time this bacterium divides it is like

bacterium – responsible for pneumonia,

more phase variable systems is like being

throwing a dice. Any one of six different cell

sinusitis, blood infections and meningitis

simultaneously confronted with six different

types can appear. Understanding the role

– to change its characteristics into

bacteria,” said Professor Marco Oggioni from

this six way switch plays in pneumococcal

any of these six alternative states

the University of Leicester. “It gives them an

infections is key to understanding the

has now been discovered by an

unfair advantage, but knowing the genetic

disease and is crucial in the development

international team of researchers.

basis now places us in an optimal position

of new and improved vaccines.”

Each form is randomly generated by a phase variable methylation system,

to reinvestigate drug and vaccine efficacy.” Using the latest DNA sequencing

The work has been published in Nature Communications, and included

as if the bacterium were playing dice

technology, researchers discovered that the

researchers from the University of

and assigning themselves to any one

underlying mechanism for such variation

Adelaide and Pacific Biosciences.

of six potential outcomes. Some states

consists of genetic rearrangements in

Source: Labnews M

Protein discovered that can make vaccines more effective Researchers have discovered a protein

could not only be used to help the body

they believe would help make vaccinations

identify and fight off bacterial infections,

more effective and provide protection

but it could also potentially help the body

from other diseases such as cancer.

use its own machinery to fight off other

The findings, which appear online

diseases like cancer, HIV, and influenza

in Scientific Reports, allows for greater

before they have a chance to establish

understanding of how vaccine enhancers

within the body,” explained corresponding

work and can best be used.

author Lee Wetzler, MD, Professor of

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) purified a

Medicine and Microbiology at BUSM. “Our study deepens the general

protein found on the exterior of bacteria

understanding of how vaccine adjuvants

(neisseria meningidis) and used it as an

modulate immune responses. The antigen

accessary to provide a better vaccination

formulation with PorB triggers a sequence

response. Typically, vaccines can either

of cellular events at the periphery and in

increase the amount of antibody production

lymphoid tissue that are critical for the

or they can stimulate cells to directly kill the

establishment of protection to a broad array

offending agent. In this case, the protein,

of infectious diseases, and maybe for other

called PorB, is unique in that it can do both.

diseases like cancer,” added Wetzler.

“This study has wide implications as it

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F O OD AND BE V ER AGE

Let the fireflies light it up What is clean?

By Dr Louise Maré

In cells, ATP loses one or more phosphates to release energy

How do we know whether surfaces in our food and beverage processing areas are clean? Just because it looks clean with a visual assessment, is it really clean? Bacterial cells and traces of protein residues on a surface are not visible to the human eye.

Fire-fly Luciferase harnesses this energy to produce Light

Why is cleaning important? Product residues provide a nutrient base for microbes to grow. Therefore food residues represent a risk of introducing contamination from spoilage and pathogenic organisms.

How can we measure clean? Nature came to the rescue with a unique application of the enzyme luciferase

Figure 1: ATP detection Food applications require ~5-20 fmole

Data can be stored for analysis over time.

sensitivity and you will never get to zero

Important to note is that RLU does not

that is present in the tail of the firefly. It

equal CFU (colony forming units) that are

fmole ATP. All systems on the market

was discovered luciferase harnesses the

obtained with microbiology testing. RLU is a

have enough sensitivity based on pure

energy released when ATP (Adenosine Tri-

measurement of microbes AND food residues

ATP. Environmental samples are not pure

phosphate) loses one or more phosphate

and it provides a total picture of the hygiene

ATP. Beware of making decisions based

groups as illustrated in Fig. 1. The question

levels in a plant or production facility.

on sensitivity studies using pure ATP.

follows, what is ATP? ATP is a molecule

ATP bioluminescence is a

that is present in all living cells including

widely used method and the key

Data collection, analyses and storage

microbes, food products, plants, animals

advantage is the speed of result.

Make sure that the instrument you choose allows you to manage the data effectively

and bodily fluids. The relationship between ATP and the measurement of cleanliness is simple. An increase in

What to look for in an ATP testing system?

organisms and protein residues, leads to

assist you in assessing the efficiency of

Visual Microbiological Assessment tests

an increase in ATP levels and this leads to an increase in bioluminescence detected.

and that the software has the ability to the sanitation team. ATP testing will allow

ATP

the tracking of factors (both positive and negative) influencing the cleaning regime.

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tool to provide an instant indication on the cleanliness of a surface. A summary of the difference between a visual assessment, microbiological testing and ATP testing is presented in Table 1. Using ATP as a marker allows for rapid indication of the

tool in conjunction with visual assessment to ‘positively release’ a plant after cleaning. Its use allows corrective action

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Table 1. Why use ATP testing?

to be taken before production starts and reduces the risk of poor cleaning resulting in a product quality problem. Other uses are to optimise cleaning

presence of material of biological origin.

Repeatability

regimes and therefore contribute to cost

If cleaning has been effective there

Repeatability is essential for effective

effective chemical use. However, ATP

should not be much ATP left behind.

cleaning verification as poor repeatability

bioluminescence is not a direct replacement

results in recleaning when you don’t need to.

for microbiological testing. Microbiology

The light signal is measured in a sensitive light meter called a Luminometer. Results

testing should still be carried out for

are expressed in Relative Light Units (RLUs).

Sensitivity

monitoring background flora or checking

The higher the RLU value the higher the

The sensitivity of ATP systems are measured

for the presence of specific spoilage or

contamination. ATP bioluminescent detection

in femtomoles. A billionth of a millionth

pathogenic organisms. If used in conjunction

is a fully quantitative method. Results are

(10-15) of a mole is one femtomole (1 fmole

with other control measures, a proactive

obtained in seconds making ATP testing a

~ 0.5 picograms). Low amounts of proteins

and effective hygiene management system

real time test. Predetermined pass/fail levels

can be measured in femtomoles.

can be developed with the use of this

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Essentially all ATP systems on the market are ~0.5-2 fmoles ATP sensitivity.

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F O OD AND BE V ER AGE

Unilever invests in KF titrator Unilever has invested in a Metrohm volumetric KF titrator to determine the moisture content of incoming raw materials for their QA Laboratory. ‘Reduce to the max’ – that is the concept behind the 915 KF Ti-Touch. The new compact titrator for Karl Fischer titration offers the maximum in the class of stand-alone systems for routine analysis. Burets, stirrer, dosing unit and touch control are integrated in a single, compact system unit. This saves a great deal of space on the laboratory table. The convenient use of the ‘favourite’ shortcuts whereby a single touch starts the determination makes analysis very easy for the analysts at Unilever. Contact: 011-656-2686 or ravii@metrohm.co.za M

Analysts Potego Mashabela; Mpume Mashiyane and Supervisor Florence Setai.

Economic way for fast, reliable colony counting Sartorius Stedim Biotech brings more

As a leading international supplier,

than 70 years of worldwide experience in

they provide innovative products, cost-

membrane technology to each application.

effective solutions, certified quality and responsive technical support. The consumer’s steadily growing

and field-proven standard accessories to make your choice easier. At the heart of the Combisart system is a stainless steel manifold designed to accommodate all types of

requirements for the quality and the longer

filter holders and funnels such as:

shelf life of foods and beverages must be

j Ready-to-use units, including Microsart®

met by the manufacturer. In the food and beverage industries the microbiological and hygienic quality including the biological stability of the products are important criteria for their assessment. The reason, just a few microbes are often all it takes to spoil large quantities of a production run. The Sartorius Stedim Biotech

@filter and Microsart funnel 100 and 250 j Flammable units such as stainless steel funnels for colony counting j Autoclavable polycarbonate and glass filter holders. A special feature of the Combisart manifold is that each filter unit can be individually vented. These

Combisart® system enables you to select

rules out secondary contamination

the optimal hardware and consumables

of the underside of the filter.

for your needs in quality assurance. Combisart features a modular design

Cell: 083-334-6035 or rynau@ biotechsolutions.co.za M

Simple and quick salmonella screening Hygiena’s InSite™ Salmonella is a quick and easy test for the detection of salmonella species in food processing environments. Its all-

present in the sample. A colour change

measurement, or enrichment outside

in-one test format combines sample

from purple to bright yellow indicates

the test device, simplifying the assay

collection, pre-enrichment and

presence, with positive results as early

so any level of user can successfully

selective steps in a single device.

as 24 hours from sample collection. The

run the test, thus virtually eliminating

all-in-one test device eliminates the

the possibility of operator error.

This improves measurement, reduces costs, maintains security

need for sample preparation materials,

and minimises the risk of cross

saving material and labour costs.

contamination. It also retains the

Other environmental salmonella

InSite Salmonella joins Hygiena’s line of rapid microorganism tests, including those for Total Viable Count, listeria species,

active culture for any subsequent

tests require several complicated steps

enterobacteriaceae, coliform, and E. coli.

verification and identification tests.

after sampling including several media,

Other products from Hygiena include the

and transfer of an enriched sample to a

best selling ATP monitoring system and

ready-to-use swab test, which contains a

different test device. InSite Salmonella’s

convenient allergen prevention test kits.

specialised liquid medium that changes

convenient design eliminates the

colour when salmonella species are

need for any special preparation,

InSite Salmonella is a self-contained,

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F O OD AND BE V ER AGE

Dairy measurements in seconds If you need fast and reliable information

j Measure all parameters simultaneously.

about your samples in order to make

j Control the value chain at each

far reaching decisions, then Buchi has

critical point, from incoming goods

the answer in overcoming your daily

to finished product release.

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Reliability

than 15 years of experience in supplying

j Deliver the same accuracy in the

laboratory and at-line NIR analytical solutions for the milk and dairy industry. Precalibrated applications are already

production as in the laboratory. For analysis in the laboratory, the

j Get accurate results from a robust

Buchi NIRFlex® N-500 spectrometer

spectral database spanning geographical

available. An example of this is the

can be used. The unit is flexible, with

and seasonal variations.

immediate measurement of raw milk

various measurement cells and add-ons to

quality parameters applications created

accommodate any sample matrix. For in-line

Precision and accuracy

with samples collected from Italy and other

analysis, the Buchi NIRMasterTM spectrometer

j The Buchi NIR technology provides

EU customers using the NIRFlex N-500

has the advantage of hygienic, representative

with Solids Cell, Flow Cell Add-on. Here,

sampling, practical, ingress-protected

the dry matter, fat, protein, lactose and

design and a simple operator interface.

Criscopic Index can be measured by means

unparalleled measurement reproducibility and spectrometer performance. j Intimate knowledge and experience with reference methods like Kjeldahl, Dumas

of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in a matter

Time savings

and Extraction have been implemented

of seconds. The same goes for cheeses,

j Shorter time in routine use. Measure

into applications development.

powders, yoghurt, cream, butter etc., with

parameters such as moisture, fat, protein,

precalibrated parameters already established.

lactose and much more from day one.

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Simplify your sample preparation For a faster workflow in your food

sample homogeniser (ESH) is used for the

j Adjustable blending power

testing laboratory, the enrichment

automatic homogenisation of food samples.

j Side-by-side paddle stop

The ESH is used for the solid sample

j Silent, brushless motor

preparation of a large variety of products

j Security drip tray

including hard and elastic samples with

j Removable autoclavable paddles

an easy plug and play installation.

j Working volumes of 50 – 400 ml

The ESH offers a unique adjustable

Compact, low maintenance and with

Paddle System with variable speeds,

a one year warranty, the enrichment

blending strength and time.

sample homogeniser provides a simple

j Multi-function digital

solution to homogenising your samples.

display/control panel

Together with Merck’s wide range

j Variable speed (4, 6, 8, and 10 strokes)

of enrichment media, your sample

j Variable time (1 second to 1 hour

preparation is faster and simpler.

or open-running/countdown) j Close-tight window door

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Eco-friendly single extraction test Vicam®, a Waters® company, offers the

found on maize crops. Being highly toxic,

Afla-V® Aqua™ and Fumo-V® Aqua™

fumonisins are thought to cause serious

extraction methods for detecting aflatoxins

illnesses in both humans and animals.

and fumonisins in maize and other grains.

Traditional testing methods have

The simple, one-step process provides

required individual extraction methods for

quantitative results in just five minutes

each toxin and often making use of costly

after extraction or sample preparation.

and dangerous chemicals. In addition,

to make mycotoxin monitoring more

The water-based process is solvent

specialised shipping procedures add to

accessible by enabling early detection and

free and extraction is performed using

the expense of mycotoxin detection.

quantitation while also eliminating the

an environmentally safe solution.

Instead, Afla-V Aqua and Fumo–V Aqua

dependence on chemicals that may be

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring

do not use solvents and both tests can

difficult to obtain, store and use in a safe

byproducts of mould species that often

be run on the same sample, speeding

manner.” This breakthrough technology

inhabit crop soils. Classified as a Group I

up the process and cutting costs.

meets quality standards to safeguard

carcinogen, Aflatoxin B1 is highly toxic even

Majorie Radlo-Zandi, Managing

at low concentrations. Produced by a fungus,

Director of Vicam explains, “Afla-V

fumonisins are mycotoxins commonly

Aqua and Fumo-V Aqua are designed

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F O OD AND BE V ER AGE

The determination of sodium in food products The salt content of food products

and accurate results in food laboratories

influences the taste, but can also adversely

and manufacturing processes.

affect health. There is a clear link between

The EasyPlus sodium analyser

sodium intake and high blood pressure.

eliminates the need for expensive complex

The World Health Organization

instruments. It uses an integrated and

(WHO) has published data showing

dedicated sodium (Na+) evaluation algorithm

that blood pressure is the number

to deliver highly accurate and repeatable

one health-risk factor in Europe.

results. The sodium ions are measured

Hence, food producers are forced

directly without the need for calibration.

to declare or even reduce the

Simplified sample preparation further

standard amount of salt (sodium

reduces operator time and the required

chloride) content in foods.

standards and reagents are cheaper, safer

In South Africa, reduced sodium

and available as ready-to-use solutions.

levels should be met and adhered to,

InMotion Sample Changers and

as governed by law and regulations

dosing units may be added on to achieve

for their respective products.

full automation of the method. LabX

It should be noted that, unlike

software allows connectivity for data

thermometric methods available,

(both initial and operational) to the

management and direct determination

Mettler Toledo’s unique potentiometric

alternative allowable technologies.

of a variety of other ions. Thus, sodium,

titration methods fully comply with

By directly measuring the harmful

potassium, chloride and other parameters

the South African law as set out in the

sodium concentrations rather than chloride

can be determined, using a single

Gazette under the selection of analysis

levels, Mettler Toledo’s new Excellence

instrument without compromise.

options on applicable foodstuffs,

T-series titrators and dedicated EasyPlus

and serve as a cost effective solution

sodium analyser provides simple, fast

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Innovative solution for oxidation stability The Oxitest is the perfect response for

related to the fat oxidation processes

accelerated oxidation stability tests, both

in samples of foods, oils and fats.

on raw materials and finished products,

The determination of the oxidation

without the need for any preliminary

stability of samples in order to determine

fat separation. It can test the oxidation

their quality or to determine their state of

stability on various sample types, being

preservation is made directly on the whole

the optimal solution especially designed

sample, without preliminary fat separation. The operational activities are

for R&D, product development and quality control labs in food, cosmetic

extremely simple and intuitive and allow

and petrochemical industries.

time-saving for the lab operator. The evaluation of oxidation stability

Chemical reactions occurring

duplicate or to analyse different samples.

between atmospheric oxygen and food

can be accelerated, using comparatively

sensitive components are some of

high temperatures (20 - 110°C), in the

operated from a single PC with

the most important causes of product

presence of a measurable oxygen pressure.

the new OXISoft™ software.

degradation; specifically fat oxidation

Useful information is obtained

Up to four instruments can be

The software controls the entire

is recognised as one of the main

by recording the decrease of

operation in a user friendly way. The

factors which affect food shelf life.

oxygen pressure, since oxygen is

operator can visualise the data recorded in

consumed during fat oxidation.

a database, compare tests, export the data

For this purpose, Velp Scientifica has developed the Oxitest, an innovative

The instrument is equipped with two

to an Excel file, filter and order the data.

instrument, able to provide the lab

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M ATERIAL S S CIENCE AND ANALYSIS

Simple, accurate material characterisation Multiple methods such as melting, boiling,

Food and beverage

cloud, and slip melting point determination

Food and beverage flavour profiles are

results are trustworthy as automatic

can be used to characterise a substance

complex and involve various ingredients

superheating detection excludes

and analyse its properties. Mettler Toledoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

and additives. Selection and subsequent

inaccurate results. Furthermore,

Excellence Melting Point systems offer the

quality control of a suitable additive is

customisable user shortcuts can be

possibility of measuring these thermal

key to the production of an end-product

created to simplify tasks and to reduce

values accurately and automatically in

that meets consumer satisfaction.

the workload of lab personnel.

simple operating routines, an intuitive

Academia

Cosmetics

colour touchscreen, and automatic end point

A liquid is characterised by its boiling point.

Cosmetics are composed of many

The MP80 system ensures that your

various applications and industries. With

detection, you can perform measurements

chemical compounds, and quality control

quickly and with just one click of a button.

procedures for both the raw products and the formulated cosmetics are well

Pharmaceutical

established. With the MP55 and MP80

Pharmaceutical companies are required

systems, one can now determine the slip

to verify the identity of precursor

melting point of cosmetics and waxes

materials used in the preparation of

quickly, accurately, and automatically.

medications. Based on the melting point of a substance, samples can be tested for

Paints and dyes

purity and identity at the same time.

Surfactants, emulsifiers, and dispersions act as stabilisers in many

Chemical

paints and dyes. Using each product at

Plastics, polymers, and other synthetic

the right temperature is essential to

products play an important role in chemical

maintaining its long-term quality.

processes. Excellence Melting Point systems

The MP80 system allows one to

can be used to analyse the quality of different

determine the cloud point (heating)

raw materials used in polymer synthesis,

of up to two surfactants, emulsifiers,

while fully complying with standards and

or dispersions simultaneously. Contact: 011-553-2300 or rudy.

regulations in the chemical industry, thus

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ensuring a high-quality end product.

A wide range of units Industrial microscopes

support from observation

are used for the observation

through to measurement,

and inspection of a wide

analysis, and reporting.

variety of industrial products,

Quality control of packaging

including metal parts as

Main features:

well as semiconductors and

Designed to be even easier

other electronic components.

to use, with the addition

Olympus industrial upright

of units that facilitate

The shelf life of foods and

nature. Therefore, Metrohm

microscopes are equipped

aperture adjustment and

beverages depends to a great

Autolab Potentiostats have

with excellent optical

switching between different

extent on the packaging

been extensively employed for

performance and a high

observation methods

material. Metals are ideally

electrochemical research in

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corrosion analysis, also related

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can be coated with different

to food packaging. The Autolab

revolutionary, with the addition

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passivating food-grade layers.

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Electrochemical measurements

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(EIS) are required to monitor the

researchers to perform full

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degree of expandability. The new BX53M is

adjustment and switching between different observation methods, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

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The use of metals is strongly

Thanks to the Nova software, it

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can occur either to the side

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the side exposed to the content.

stripping voltammetry and

enhanced Olympus Stream

One of the most common

V2.1 software, the BX53M/

ways to study corrosion is to

BXFM provides workflow

exploit its electrochemical

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What does OMNIS offer?

MUCH MORE! TITRATION FASTER, SAFER & EASIER! OMNIS is the new, modular titration platform by Metrohm. Whatever measuring modes, liquid handling, and scope of automation you need – scale up OMNIS module by module from a simple stand-alone analyzer to a powerful robotic system performing 4 fully automated titrations simultaneously! • • • •

FASTER – Analyze 175 samples on 4 workstations completely unattended SAFER – Exchange reagents without opening bottles EASIER – Configure work systems intuitively by drag and drop MORE EFFICIENT – Whichever parameters you determine and by whichever methods, get the results in a single report

More information at omnis.metrohm.com


M ATERIAL S S CIENCE AND ANALYSIS

Simplicity that exceeds expectations Olympus Stream image analysis software guides users through all the steps for image acquisition, quantitative measurements, reporting, and advanced material science inspection tasks. Its dynamic user-interface reduces desktop clutter and confusion, by displaying only the required tools. Furthermore, when creating a macro or utilising advanced customisation functions appropriate to a particular workflow, the work becomes even simpler. Optical inspection and quality control require frequent measurements. Olympus Stream enables you to easily perform basic measurements, such as distance, angles, rectangles, circles, ellipses, and polygons, using the mouse. Advanced solutions for particular tasks such as grain size analysis, layer thickness, porosity and cast iron analysis, allows the user to customise the software for specific applications. Contact: 011-482-1060 or wirsamjb@wirsam.com M

Metrohm’s handheld Raman spectrometer The Mira M-3 is the new handheld Raman

Dedicated sampling attachments

spectrometer from Metrohm. Barely

such as a vial holder (for powders and

larger than a smartphone, the Mira M-3

liquids) and a tablet holder (for tablets

enables true single-handed operation.

and pills) are part of the Mira M-3 and

The new Metrohm Raman spectrometer

can be used without any further laser

meets the regulatory requirements of FDA

protection (Laser Safety Class 1).

CFR 21 Part 11, making it the preferred

Point-and-shoot attachments are

solution for fast, straightforward QC

also available for contact measurements

in the pharmaceutical industry.

through barriers (e.g., glass bottles).

Operating procedures can be

The Mira M-3 is fully compliant with

customised on the Mira M-3 to

FDA 21 CFR Part 11, providing multilevel

allow sampling flexibility.

access control, audit trails, secure

Routine users start their measurements at the push of a button to verify the identity of materials with a pass/ fail result in a few seconds.

electronic records and other features to exceed regulatory requirements. Contact: 011-656-2686 or ravii@metrohm.co.za M

Laser sizer with extra-wide range Fritsch’s Analysette 22 NanoTec

individual measuring ranges or combine

measurement system. With the help of

plus laser sizer has an extra wide

both to a third. Your advantage: maximum

an intelligent liquid-level-sensor, three

measuring range of 0.01 – 2100 µm and

flexibility, an overall measuring range from

individual amounts of liquids can be set

revolutionary dual-laser-technology for

0.01 µm – 2100 µm with an outstanding

by default. The use of common organic

wet and dry measurements of particle

resolution of up to 110 measuring channels.

solvents as suspension liquids is possible.

sizes of solids and suspensions. The NanoTec, made in Germany, is available locally from Labotec. It makes particle size measurement the simplest thing in the world,

Remarkably powerful: The wet

All this, combined with an effective

dispersion unit is equipped with a very

and variable ultrasonic-system, linked

powerful centrifugal pump for optimal

with especially flexible software, which

transport of even heavy particles with

manages even complex measurement

a high concentration through the

sequences is fully automatic and

for professionals as well as for

reproducible, resulting in a powerful

any short integrated staff, and

system for challenging dispersion and

in all fields of application.

measurement requirements as well.

Practical module-system with

Additional advantages such as fast

fast-switch-system: The measuring

analysis times, good reproducibility,

cells of the NanoTec plus are located in

ease of operation and calibration,

convenient cartridges. When you are not

large measurable particle size ranges

using the cartridge, it’s simply stored

in one single measurement and high

in the corresponding dispersion unit.

flexibility speak for themselves.

Variable measuring range: With the NanoTec plus you may choose between two

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LEGENDARY ACQUITY PERFORMANCE. FOR EVERY LABORATORY.

Great system and incredible support.

The follow-up and support are some of the best in the industry, and the robustness of the system has been great in our applications.” – SELECT SCIENCE User Reviews

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CHROM ATO GR APHY AND HPLC

Eco IC ideal for water analysis

“Everybody should be able to benefit from the power of ion chromatography” – that is the idea of the Metrohm Economical IC. Focusing on the essentials, this new instrument provides the very best of ion chromatography at a very affordable price. Stripped from the bells and whistles of sophisticated high-end instrumentation, the Eco IC enables straightforward and robust analysis of anions, cations, and polar substances in the ppm range. Hence, the Eco IC makes these users happy with features that matter most to them: j Intuitive, convenient software (MagIC Net) to control their instrument j Smart system monitoring to safeguard robust operation and reproducible results Contact: 011-656-2686 or ravii@metrohm.co.za M

Waters wins gold award Waters Corporation was awarded the

and other scientists think of mass

Pittcon Today Excellence Gold Award for

spectrometry and the confidence they

its Acquity® QDa Mass Detector at the

have in their data. For the first time, they

Pittcon 2017 Conference and Expo.

have a mass detector that can gives them

The Acquity QDa Detector is a small,

instantaneous mass spectral data on every

easy-to-use and affordable mass detector

sample component; no longer are they

that brings high-quality mass spectral

required to send out samples to a mass

information to chromatographic separations

spectrometry lab for nominal mass data.

at the push of a button. Mass spectral

In an article published by Merck, the

information greatly enhances chemical

authors pointed to the utility of the

compound identification, something that

QDa Detector for reaction monitoring,

base of researchers in drug metabolism

is very important to laboratories doing

impurity identification, trace genotoxic

and bioanalysis to the direct support of

method development, sample profiling,

impurity quantitation and biomolecule

research areas such as discovery chemistry,

chemical synthesis and purification.

assays. They further state the recent

process chemistry, chemical engineering,

development of this type of detector has

manufacturing and formulation sciences.”

Launched in 2013, the Waters Acquity QDa Mass Detector has fundamentally

enabled the rollout of this important

changed the way chromatographers

technology well beyond the initial user

Contact: 011-372-5027 or melanie. may@merckgroup.com M

Standards and applications presented in white paper Online hyphenation of ion chromatography

beverage industry. IC-ICP/MS is the method

(IC) to inductively coupled plasma mass

of choice, as it combines the molecular

spectrometry (ICP/MS) is a powerful

selectivity of IC with the elemental

instrumental tool to handle some of the most

selectivity and sensitivity of ICP/MS.

challenging analytical tasks. A new Metrohm

A Metrohm White Paper WP-008 provides

white paper presents collected applications

the analytical scientist with a method

covering a wide range of analytes as

overview and a collection of applications

well as current norms and standards.

on the speciation of the most frequently

Reliable determination of elemental

analysed heavy metals and other substances

composition, oxidation states, and chemical

in matrices ranging from foodstuffs,

binding is crucial to judge toxicity in

pharmaceuticals, all kinds of waters to

environmental investigations, water

petroleum, soil, and even air samples.

quality control, pharmaceutical and medical analysis, as well as the food and

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CHROM ATO GR APHY AND HPLC

Clean separation in no time at all Fast IC enables you to analyse anions

AN-C-150

in two and a half minutes.

and cations in a matter of minutes -

Fast IC: separation of standard

AN-C-153

thanks to strong eluents and separation

cations in 11 minutes.

Fast IC: separation of methylamines

columns with particularly high

AN-C-151

in four minutes.

flow rates.

Fast IC: separation of standard

AN-C-154

cations in five minutes.

Fast IC: cations in drinking water on a

available for download at no cost

AN-C-152

high capacity column in 11 minutes.

from the Metrohm website:

Fast IC: separation of ethanolamines

AN-S-318

The following applications are

Fast IC: separation of standard anions in three minutes. AN-S-319 Fast IC: separation of anions in organic acids as well as sulphate in three minutes. AN-S-320 Fast IC: drinking water analysis in three minutes. AN-S-321 Fast IC: sulphite and sulphate in beer in less than ten minutes. AN-S-322 Fast IC: standard anions and oxalate in less than eight minutes. AN-S-323 Fast IC: drinking water analysis including fluoride in less than seven minutes.

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MO L EC UL AR AND CEL L BIO LO G Y

Water station solutions for all Rephile, a provider of lab

single lab facility or several labs,

An automatic bypath sends

water purification systems,

providing overall control and

the RO water to the drain if it

offers the Super-Genie series,

monitoring within the whole

does not meet preset quality.

an intelligent combination of

water purification network,

The RO drain water is reused

thorough understanding of

thus to ensure 100% reliability

to increase the water yield.

diverse laboratory applications

right from the very beginning.

together with decades of

The system can be equipped

These integrated water systems combine

hands-on expertise in

with one or two dispensers

optimised sequence of water

the most advanced water

to dispense pure water and

purification, delivery and

purification technologies.

ultrapure water respectively.

monitoring technologies

External prefiltrations, feed

without compromising

is designed to produce large

tank, booster pump, distribution

product water quality. The

volumes of reverse osmosis (RO)

pump and leak protect are all

EDI (electrodeioniSation)

laboratory grade water, Type 1

controlled by the main system.

module ensures delivery of

ultrapure and Type II analytical

The internal P-pack cartridge

superior quality Type II water

grade pure water directly from

further removes oxidants,

consistently and reliably with

tap water. The Super-Genie

organics, particles and scaling

no need for special maintenance

purification system is created

ions to prevent them from

or chemical regeneration.

to serve as a core workstation

fouling of the RO membrane and

generating purified water for a

other purification components.

The Super-Genie series

Contact: 011-5532300 or frances. renwick@microsep.co.za M

Long term biological storage Thermo Scientific has a range of ultra-low

designed for long-term biological storage

uniformity is provided by the downfeed

temperature cryogenic chest freezers

at uniform temperatures of -140ºC

evaporator that helps with refrigerant

for ultra-reliable sample protection

and -150ºC without LN2 as a cooling

flow for higher efficiency. A washable

medium. This obviously eliminates the

condenser filter that is easily removable

need for maintaining a supply of LN2.

with no tools necessary keeps fins free of

As a result of the absence of LN2, 100% of the interior space is usable, and up

dust to maintain peak cooling efficiency. Other safety features include an

to 21600 samples can be stored in the

incident monitor that provides visual and

ULT-10140 freezer and 14400 samples

audible warning of system abnormalities.

in the ULT-7150 freezer model. Another

Intuitive operation is performed by using

feature is the specially mixed CFC/

the microprocessor control system with

HCFC-free refrigerants to maximise

touchpad data entry and digital display

cooling and minimise environmental impact. Better cabinet temperature

Contact: 011-315-5434 or sales@labotec.co.za M

Nikon receives iF award The Eclipse Ti2 Inverted

to help meet the growing

International Forum Design

Research Microscope has been

needs of researchers across the

GmbH since 1953. This year, 5575

recognised for groundbreaking

globe for efficiency in live-cell

entries from 59 countries were

field of view, stability, usability.

imaging and data throughput,”

Nikon Instruments Inc.,

Manager, Products and

instruments, has announced

Marketing, Nikon Instruments

that the Eclipse Ti2 Inverted

Inc. “The exceptional FOV, focus

Research Microscope has been

stability, built-in sensors and

awarded the iF Design award.

Assist Guide are just some of the

With its unprecedented 25mm,

many features incorporated into

field of view (FOV)—that is up

this product’s design to help

to twice as wide as competitive

meet those needs. We are truly

systems—along with its

honoured to have the Ti2 receive

improved stability and usability,

such prestigious recognition.”

the design of the Eclipse Ti2 has

The iF Design Award is

revolutionised how researchers

a globally recognised and

capture data with a microscope.

prestigious award which has

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said Steve Ross, Ph.D., General

innovator of advanced optical

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evaluated by renowned experts.

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MO L EC UL AR AND CEL L BIO LO G Y

Which incubation parameters are important for proper cell growth and expression? All parameters are important. Proper

Although CO2 incubators may

temperature, gas tension (CO2/O2/

appear similar from the outside,

N2) and humidity work together to

the engineering inside critically

provide optimum growth. Speedy

affects your project outcomes.

recovery to your set parameters is a critical consideration any time you

Temperature

want to mimic an in vivo state.

Cellular functions are highly

The goal of placing your cells in a CO2 incubator at body temperature

Figure 1: CO2 Incubator design affects recovery Comparison of (A) temperature (within 98% of 37°C), (B) humidity (to >90%) and (C) CO2 (within 98% of 5% CO2) recovery after a 30 second door opening. Different technologies produce widely varied results. Data from published brochures.

responsive to temperature. Fast temperature recovery after a

(37°C/98.6°F) is indisputable; mammalian

door opening is important, but it’s

cells will grow best at their native

also important to not overshoot the

temperature. CO2 gas serves to maintain

set temperature, because higher

in vivo pH, similar to CO2 tension in the

temperatures are even more detrimental.

bloodstream. High humidity prevents evaporation of growth media. All these parameters work together

CO2 tension CO2 gas works with sodium bicarbonate

for healthy cells which express

in the growth medium to control pH to

proper protein profiles. Proper

a neutral 7.4. Take time in examining

culturing is especially important for

your cells, because improper pH

sensitive primary and stem cells.

may produce morphological changes

But every time you open the incubator door, conditions inside

such as vacuoles in the cytoplasm or granules around the nucleus.

the incubator rush to equilibrate with the conditions in your lab. The Thermo Scientific™ Thrive™ Active

Humidity The human body is about 60% water,

Airflow technology, combined with dual

with internal organs 75-80% water2. In a

temperature probes, cutting edge CO2

cell culture incubator, balanced growth

sensors and a unique covered, integral

media provide moisture and nutrients

humidity reservoir, is designed to provide

for cells. Humidity of 85-95% limits

recovery of all parameters within only 10

evaporation of water from the media.

minutes after a 30 second door opening.

Evaporation leaves too-high concentrations of salts, minerals, etc.,

Why consider all parameters?

resulting in toxicity and cell death.

Different technologies produce

Contact: 011-315-5434 or

different results.

sales@labotec.co.za M

References

1. Poultry Hub: Physiology and Incubation. http:// www.poultryhub.org/most-popular/incubation 2. Mitchell HH et al. The chemical composition of the adult human body and its bearing on the biochemistry of growth. J Biol Chem. 158:625, 1945. 3. Esser P and Weitzmann L. Evaporation from cell culture plates. Thermo Fisher Scientific TILSPNUNCBUO2 0111, 2011.

New economical cell counter The new Olympus R1 cell counter is used

and the culturing process is repeated

a viable concentration of cells with

in cell culturing and in the research field.

by creating a subculture containing

keeping same cell concentration.

By placing a droplet of cell sample on a

Use of the cell counter Model R1 enables

special slide and inserting the slide into

these cell culturing steps to be performed

the machine, the cell counter model R1

efficiently and enhances the accuracy of

can obtain not only a cell count but also

experiments using the cultured cells.

other measurements such as cell size and the proportion of live and dead cells. Various types of cells, including iPS and other stem cells, are grown in continuous cultures and harvested for use in a variety of research applications in regenerative medicine and drug development. Cells are grown in a culture vessel

Main features include: j Cell counter model R1 supports efficient cell culturing by accurate cell counting close to that of visual counting. j Analysis results can be viewed and stored easily via the large touch screen and reporting function.

by the ongoing addition of a culture

j Built-in printer for convenience

medium that provides nutrients.

j User-friendly design provides excellent

As cells are grown, cell counts are performed to determine whether sufficient concentration has been reached,

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L AB S AF E T Y AND HYGIENE

The air you breathe Halo Sense is an air quality sensor developed by Erlab to inform you of the quality of air you breathe on a continual basis in your lab. Halo Sense covers a large spectrum of chemical vapours. Three versions are available for volatile organic compounds (VOC), acids and formaldehyde. The system works through Smart technology via your computer or cell phone, once the eGaurd app is downloaded. When chemical vapours are detected, a soft band of LED light blinks and emits a beeping noise on the Halo to let you know the air is polluted. The app will also let you know that the air is contaminated with solvents, acids or formaldehyde, and you can receive the detection alarms wherever you are. In this way, any pollution problems are revealed immediately, making life in the lab simple and safer. Contact: 011-315-5434 or sales@labotec.co.za M

Ample space and flexibility The new A 208 load carrier to be

losses along the way for the efficient

presented by Miele Professional at

use of resources in reprocessing.

Medica offers space for eight DIN mesh

The new load carrier accommodates

trays and a row of connectors for six

two DIN mesh trays containing surgical

lumened instruments. Alongside an

instruments such as scissors or forceps

increased capacity, the load carrier

on each of the four rack levels. A row of

offers even more loading convenience

connectors for lumened instruments â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

and flexibility thanks to the fact that

for example those used in microvasive

one of the rack levels can be removed.

surgery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; features on the top level,

The A 208 was developed by Miele

making it easily accessible. Adjustments

for use in its PG 85 series of under

to facilitate instruments of varying

counter washer-disinfectors.

height is provided by a removable rack

Used in conjunction with these 60 or 90cm wide units, the new load carrier guarantees maximum capacities in

level, creating more space for larger medical products such as kidney dishes. The new compact system from Miele

instrument reprocessing. This is made

is particularly suited to professional

Offers space for eight DIN mesh trays

possible by a rear-docking facility that

instrument reprocessing in larger

and a row of connectors for six lumened

provides a supply of water and hot air for

surgeries or outpatient clinics.

instruments: The new A 208 load carrier for

drying directly from the rear-chamber panel. Both pass to the spray arms without

Contact: 011-548-19001 or professional.sales@miele.co.za M

use on under counter washer-disinfectors from Miele Professional. (Photo: Miele)

Improve weighing performance Many factors in the lab can come

from Mettler Toledo, details the potential

together to falsify weighing results.

for physical effects as well as forces

Learn what steps can be taken to help ensure these factors do not damage accuracy in a new, free guide from Mettler Toledo. Weighing is one of the most common laboratory tasks. Micro, semi-micro, analytical and

that can act on the weighing pan or sample in day-to-day lab operations. It also provides the tips and tricks that will help users mitigate these factors in the lab setting to enhance weighing accuracy. Critical weighing concepts such as

precision balances are now perfected to

linearity, measurement uncertainty, and

such a degree that, in general, special

minimum weight will also be defined

weighing rooms are no longer needed.

and their importance discussed.

However, with these advances

To receive your free electronic

comes the risk that not enough care

version of this informative guide,

is taken to prevent factors that can

please email info@microsep.co.za

damage accuracy, particularly in

This way you can discover the steps

micro and semi-micro ranges.

that lead to flawless balance operation

The good news is that these effects can be eliminated with the right precautions. Weighing the Right Way, a free guide w w w.lm s m a g a z i n e .c o. z a

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ME TRO LO G Y

Ensuring reliable weighing results Regular inspection and testing of

polished and corrosion-resistant surfaces.

weighing instruments are essential to

The quality of these weights exceeds

ensure reliable weighing results. Sartorius

the requirements of the OIML R111-1

offers highly accurate metrological weights

International Recommendation. Sartorius

and weight sets with nominal mass values

Reference Line weights have only positive

from 1mg to 1000 kg, special and test

deviations from the nominal value.

weights, as well as the right accessories. For unique identification and

Sartorius Proof Line weights are high quality working standards for everyday

classification, all Sartorius weights –

use. These weights are made of high quality

except for wire and leaf weights – are

material with polished or precision-lathed

laser-engraved with an individual three

surfaces and comply in all respects with

character alphanumeric markings

the requirements on shape, material

in accordance with the international

and markings specified by the OIML

recommendations. Therefore,

R111-1 International Recommendation.

Sartorius weights are 100% traceable throughout their entire life cycles. Sartorius Reference Line weights are the first choice for primary mass standards. They are supplied with a first-class finish featuring high gloss

Proof Line weights are nonmagnetisable and supplied in a highquality plastic case. These plastic cases are suitable for use in cleanrooms. Cell: 082-771-9891 or kelly@biotechsolutions.co.za M

Microbalance for maximum performance Laboratory projects involving

The XPR6UD5 is a notable addition to

design concept makes cleaning easy.

expensive, rare or toxic substances

the microbalances, with a unique 05µg

Moreover, touch-free sensors reduce

require the smallest possible

readability and improved repeatability

the risk of cross-contamination.

sample sizes. Mettler Toledo’s XPR

by 25%. The XPR balance offers

microbalance line incorporates a range

outstanding weighing performance on

the new interface is as easy to use as a

of innovative technologies that deliver

a very small compact footprint thanks

smartphone. Data entry for tasks and

the highest accuracy in their class.

to the patented active temperature

settings is fast and easy. The capacitive

controlling system (ATC) which draws

touchscreen allows one to ‘swipe’ through

heat away from the weighing cell, thereby

settings, applications and methods. The

enhancing stability and measurement

XPR has a new method concept: When

accuracy. Furthermore, the tolerance

a weighing process is performed, the

profile function ensures weighing tasks

parameters used are automatically stored

and results adhere to defined quality

in the built-in notepad. This means that

requirements and applicable regulations.

task methods can be stored in the method

The SmartView terminal mounted directly on the weighing unit is unique and optimises the ergonomics of weighing small samples. The draft shield

The modern balance software with

library and quickly accessed which saves time and provides higher process security. Contact: 011-553-2300 or Sandra.reid@microsep.co.za M

Perfectly designed for smooth testing Balances play a key role in daily laboratory

Routine testing is performed using

Typically, tests are executed from the

analytical testing. The accuracy and

calibrated and certified weights to ensure

upper to lower weighing range. Testing

reliability of weighing results, with

compliance to recommended standards.

frequency is dependent on many factors

even the smallest quantities, have a

with process tolerances, associated risks and

direct impact on final test results.

laboratory practices being the most critical.

Mettler Toledo’s CarePacs® are greatly

CarpPacs include ergonomic tweezers,

beneficial as they fully support routine

weight forks, clean room approved

testing of balances with external weights.

gloves and cleaning cloths for secure

They offer a convenient and cost-effective

and professional weight handling. In

way to limiting the risk of working

combination with calibrations performed by

outside of specified process tolerances.

technicians, and technical balance features,

CarePacs only contain two calibrated and certified test weights. This results in a lower initial purchasing cost and considerably lowers recalibration cost.

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Greater purity. Greater capacity. capacity. Greater Greater purity. Greater Greater flflexibility. exibility. Laboratory for Laboratory glassware glassware reprocessing reprocessing for analytical the new new PG PG 85 85 series series analytical purposes purposes with with the

The new generation of Miele lab washers excels by The new generation of Miele lab washers excels by offering higher capacity, greater purity and more flexibility: offering higher capacity, greater purity and more flexibility: • Increased capacity through an innovative and highly • Increased capacity through an innovative and highly flexible range of load carriers flexible range of load carriers • High-power cleaning including spray pressure and spray • arm High-power cleaning including spray pressure and spray monitoring arm monitoring • Reduced consumption through application-specific • programmes Reduced consumption through application-specific programmes Tel.: 0800 22THROUGH: 44 644 AVAILABLE Tel.: 0800 22 44 644 www.miele-professional.com (PTY) LTD www.miele-professional.com

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CENTRIF U G ATION

New innovative centrifuges Derived from the Hindi word ‘Naya’, that means ‘new’, ‘novelty’ or ‘innovation’,

j Ten storable programmes with password protection function.

‘Neya’ is the name given to the new

j Setting of speed in RPM and RCF.

generation of centrifuges developed, tested,

j Temperature range from -10°C

and certified to European standards by ISO certified company Giorgio Bormac of Italy in collaboration with an Indian manufacturer. The combination of years of manufacturing

to +40°C (Neya 16R). j Digital adjustment of acceleration and deceleration levels. j Imbalance detection system with automatic

stop function to avoid accidents. j Automatic locking system of the lid and safety opening function in case of power failures. j Brushless, maintenance free motor with no deposits. Contact: 011-482-1060 or wirsamjb@wirsam.com M

experience, combined with Italian style and passion, and the highest European safety and quality standards, make for an exciting and affordable range of centrifuges that have fast gained worldwide traction in the market. Interestingly, Neya centrifuges feature the lowest profile of any centrifuges this size so that even operators who are not very tall can work with them on a benchtop. As you would expect, they come with the CE mark, test certificate, and all the features you would expect of a premium range. Here are just a few:

Some of the features include: j Intuitive menus and backlit display that changes colour to alert the operator to the current function.

Compact Hettich centrifuge for small volumes The Hettich EBA270 is a small centrifuge

The EBA 270 accepts common blood

with six-place swing-out rotor specially

collection and urine tubes up to a

designed for medical practices or laboratories

volume of 15 ml and accelerates them

with smaller volume centrifugation needs.

to a maximum speed of 4000 min-1.

Even though this centrifuge is small,

This corresponds to a RCF of 2254.

it delivers optimal separation results comparable with any large centrifuge.

The centrifuge’s speed and running time can be variably adjusted for different

applications. A pulse key enables short centrifuging. In addition, the EBA 270 features lid locking and holding, imbalance switch-off, lid closure of metal and emergency lid lock release. The maximum capacity of the swing-out rotor is 6 x 15 ml and it weighs just 13 kg. All this is encased in an easy to clean plastic housing with a metal lid and stainless steel seamless chamber. Contact: 011-315-5434 or sales@labotec.co.za

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Professor designs low-cost paper centrifuge A professor of bio-engineering at Stanford University, Manu Prakash, has designed a paper centrifuge that costs next to nothing. According to the BBC, Prakash introduced the medical apparatus, a cardboard centrifuge that can spot malaria parasites in blood, during the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver, Canada. Called the Paperfuge, Prakash designed the low-cost apparatus as an alternative to the centrifuge, the medical tool that costs about R13 249, and that is used for separating liquids such as blood. The centrifuge is a machine with a rapidly rotating container that applies centrifugal force to its contents, typically to separate fluids of different densities (e.g., cream from milk) or liquids from solids. The estimated cost of the alternative tool that Prakash has designed is 20 cents, making it affordable to people living in poorer communities across the world. Prakash centres his research development on getting low-cost scientific tools, using the poorest

communities as a case study. At the conference, he said, “There are one billion people who live with no infrastructure, electricity or healthcare. “Frugal science is about building solutions for these communities,” he added. The professor also raised concerns over expensive medical tools being

used in remote clinics, stating that his invention would curb the use of the much costlier centrifuge. He reportedly came up with the idea of Paperfuge during a field trip in Uganda. “They had no electricity so it was useless to them,” he said at the conference where the tool was unveiled. Source: www.bbc.com/news M

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SPECIAL CHE MIS TRIE S

Fourth Metrohm investment for Investchem InvestChem is the South African subsidiary of Inchem Holdings and their core business is to develop, manufacture and supply a range of surfactant products widely used in the detergent and toiletry industries. They recently invested in a Metrohm 888 Titrando for the titration of active detergent (AD). This is the fourth Metrohm titrator they have invested in and they prefer using Metrohm titrators because they find them to be accurate and easy to use. The 888 Titrando is replacing the 702 Titrino which they have been using for over a decade. Contact: 011-656-2686 or ravii@metrohm.co.za M Mkhululi Moyo, Metrohm Sales Consultant and Clinton Makgakga, Lab Technician, Investchem.

Syrris to launch continuous processing scale-up system at InformEX Syrris, one of the leaders in chemistry

seamlessly integrated, rapidly

process innovation, is launching its

reconfigurable modules, enabling

revolutionary Titan system at InformEX in

simple or sophisticated continuous

extremely high chemical resistance. It can

Philadelphia, US, from 16 to 18 October 2017.

flow processes to be performed on a lab

accommodate reaction temperatures

scale, or at rates of up to a ton per day.

from -40 to +250 °C and pressures

This modular continuous chemical processing system is designed to enable

Titan offers flexibility and scalable

straightforward scale-up, from kilo lab

functionality– extra modules can

through pilot plant to manufacturing.

easily be added – allowing the type

when larger scale systems are required. Reliable and robust, Titan offers

up to 20 bar, at flow rates between one and 250 ml/min per channel. Process parameters can be

and complexity of processes to be

controlled manually from the

performance turnkey system designed

easily modified, or multiple processes

modules, or automated via Titan or

for long-term use in demanding

combined into a single system.

pre-existing PLC or plant software.

Titan is an easy to use, high

manufacturing environments. It comprises a wide range of

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Reactors are available in 64 and 250 ml volumes, and can be connected together

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S TR ANGER THAN S CIENCE F IC TION

Accidental scientific discoveries Penicillin

Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming took an August vacation from his day-to-day work in the lab investigating staphylococci, known commonly as staph. Upon his return on 3 September 1928, the perceptive scientist found a strange fungus on a culture he had left in his lab, a fungus that had killed off all surrounding bacteria in the culture. Modern medicine was never the same.

The microwave

Sometimes all you really need to make the next leap in science is a snack. Percy Spencer was an American engineer who, while working for Raytheon, walked in front of a magnetron, a vacuum tube used to generate microwaves. He noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket melted. In 1945, after a few more experiments (one involving an exploding egg), Spencer successfully invented the first microwave oven.

Velcro On one particular hiking trip in 1941, Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral found burrs clinging to his pants and also to his dog’s fur. On closer inspection, he found that the burr’s hooks would cling to anything loop-shaped. If he could only artificially recreate the loops, he might be on to something. The result: Velcro.

Coca-Cola

The inventor of the Coca-Cola, John Pemberton just wanted to cure headaches. A pharmacist by profession, Pemberton used two main ingredients in his hopeful headache cure: cocoa leaves and cola nuts. When his lab assistant accidentally mixed the two with carbonated water, the world’s first Coke was the result. Over the years, Coke would tinker with the nowsecret recipe. But sadly, Pemberton died two years later and never saw his simple mixture give birth to a soft drink empire.

Viagra Angina Pectoris is a fancy name for chest pain, specifically, spasms in the heart’s coronary arteries. The pharmaceutical company Pfizer developed a pill named UK92480 to help constrict these arteries to relieve pain. The pill failed its primary purpose, but the secondary side effect was startling. The drug became known as Viagra. w w w.lm s m a g a z i n e .c o. z a

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PROD U C T DIREC TORY Amino acids analysis • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • LabDynamics • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • Shimadzu South Africa

Anaerobic workstation • Labotec

Atomic absorption • Anacon • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Merck Pty Ltd • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (GBC)

Atomic force microscopy • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Shimadzu South Africa

Autoanalysers & Consumables • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • ITP Analytical • Labchem

Autoclaves • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Celsius Scientific • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Thermo Fisher Scientific • The Scientific Group • Trilab Support cc

Autoimmune • Bio-Rad Laboratories • The Scientific Group

Automation • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Balances/Counting scales • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • LabDynamics • Labotec • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • Shimadzu South Africa • The Scientific Group • Trilab Support cc • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (A&D)

Battery testing • Bruker South Africa • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Bio-Logic)

Biohazards (see Laminar Flow) • Alphalab Engineering CC • Clean Room Maintenance • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Umoya Laboratory Extraction Technologies

Bioplex • Bio-Rad Laboratories

Biotechnology equipment & consumables • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Kuhner) • Esco Technologies • Ilex South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • ITP Analytical • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Waters & Mettler Toledo) • National Separations

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details Bitumen testing • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Blood grouping • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Davies Diagnostics • Ilex South Africa • The Scientific Group

Blood testing/Blood gas • BD (Becton Dickinson & Company) • Ilex South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

Blood transfusion equipment & accessories • Bio-Rad Laboratories • The Scientific Group

Blood virus • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Ilex South Africa • The Scientific Group

Blot kits (southern, northern, western) • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

Boiling point apparatus • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Calibration service & equipment • AE Solutions • Archimedes Laboratory Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Clean Room Maintenance • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabDynamics • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • Trilab Support cc • unitemp

Calorimeters • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LECO Africa

Cameras (See Digital cameras) • AE Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

Carbon/Hydrogen/Nitrogen sulphur analysers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical

Cement testing • Bruker South Africa • Grabner Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical • Metrohm SA • Monitoring & Control Labs • PANalytical • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • Shimadzu South Africa • Spectro

Centrifuges • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

Ceramicware • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem

Certified reference materials & standards • Anatech Instruments • Bymaz Pty Ltd • Davies Diagnostics

• De Bruyn Spectroscopic Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Industrial Analytical • Labchem • LECO Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Waters, ERA & Romil) • Monitoring & Control Labs • PANalytical

Chemicals & reagents • Anatech Instruments • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Industrial Analytical • Labchem • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters, Romil & Recipe) • Monitoring & Control Labs

Chemiluminescence consumables • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Hygiena International) • National Separations

Chromatography data systems & software • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • LabDynamics • LabHouse • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters) • Trilab Support cc

Chromatography ion/gas/liquid/thin layer • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabHouse • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Circulating coolers • Analytical Solutions

Circulators • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Clean room equipment • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Clean Room Maintenance • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Lighthouse) • National Separations

Cleaning agents • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

Climatic chambers/environmental • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Monitoring & Control Labs • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Espec)

Clinical analysers • The Scientific Group

Cloud point apparatus • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Coagulation • Bio-Rad Laboratories • The Scientific Group

Coal analysis equipment • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • PANalytical

COD analysers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Colony counters • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Microsep (Interscience) • National Separations • The Scientific Group

Colour measurement • AE Solutions • Hach South Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • Poretech

Columns • Anatech Instruments • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Compressors • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec

Computer equipment, software & repairs • AE Solutions • LabInfo (TSI)

Concrete testing equipment • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Monitoring & Control Labs • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Toni Technic)

Conductivity • Anatech Instruments • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Eutech)

Corrosion • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Bio-Logic) • Metrohm SA

Crucibles • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem

Cryo equipment • AE Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical

Culture media & accessories • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • BD (Becton Dickinson & Company) • Davies Diagnostics • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep • National Separations • Selecta-MEDIA

Cuvettes & cells • Anacon • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • Hach South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd

Data loggers & systems • Esco Technologies • Hanna Instruments • Monitoring & Control Labs • unitemp

Deionisers • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep • National Separations

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details Densitometers • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs

Density specific gravity meters & scales • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Derivatizing agents • Merck Pty Ltd

Dessicators • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • National Separations

Detectors • Anatech Instruments • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Metrohm SA • PANalytical

Dewar flasks • Labotec

Diabetes monitoring • Bio-Rad Laboratories • The Scientific Group

Diagnostic standards • Ilex South Africa • Industrial Analytical • Microsep (Recipe)

Diamond knives • The Scientific Group

Diffractometers • Bruker South Africa • Magna Analytical • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Rigaku)

Digestion • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd

Digital cameras • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

Dimensional measuring • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

Discrete analysers • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • ITP Analytical • Labotec

Disintergration • LabDynamics • PA Cuthbert

Dispensers/dosing • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Interscience, Mettler Toledo & Rainin) • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Dissolution • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • LabDynamics • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Hanson Research) • PA Cuthbert

Dissolved oxygen • AE Sol utions • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs

Distillation • AE Solutions • Chemetrix • Grabner Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd

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Dna testing • Anatech Instruments • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd • Ilex South Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Shimadzu South Africa • The Scientific Group

Dropping point apparatus • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Drug testing • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • Davies Diagnostics

Dryers • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec

Electrochemical analysers • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Bio-Logic) • Hach South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Metrohm SA • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Eutech)

Electrodes • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Eutech)

Electrolyte analysers • Ilex South Africa

Electron microscopes, equipment & consumables • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • The Scientific Group • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Electrophoresis • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd

Elemental analysers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa • Spectro • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Elisa equipment & reagents/test kits • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Davies Diagnostics • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mabtech) • The Scientific Group

Em sample preparation • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical

Embedding media • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd

Environmental monitoring/equipment • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Esco Technologies • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd

• Metrohm SA • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Waters, Mettler Toledo, ERA, Horiizon Technology & Lighthouse) • Shimadzu South Africa • Spectro • unitemp

Extraction systems • AE Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical • Polimatrix SA • Umoya Laboratory Extraction Technologies

Fat determination • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Bruker South Africa • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Fermentors - lab • Analytical Solutions • Esco Technologies • Labotec

Freeze dryers • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • PA Cuthbert

Freezers/ultra low freezers • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical Solutions • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Magna Analytical • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Fridges • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Fermentors - process • Esco Technologies • Labotec

Fibre optics • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec

Filtering equipment & consumables • Anatech Instruments • Clean Room Maintenance • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations

Fine chemicals • Industrial Analytical • Labchem • Merck Pty Ltd • Monitoring & Control Labs

Flash chromatography • Anatech Instruments

Flash point testers • Grabner Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Monitoring & Control Labs • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Flow injection • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • ITP Analytical

Fluorescence • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • Davies Diagnostics • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabDynamics • Merck Pty Ltd • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa • The Scientific Group

Food analysis equipment • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Bruker South Africa • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Labotec • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters, Mettler Toledo, Vicam, Hygiena International & Interscience) • National Separations • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Fraction collectors • Anatech Instruments • Labotec • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Shimadzu South Africa

Friability • PA Cuthbert

FTIR • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • Grabner Instruments • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Fuel cell • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Bio-Logic) • Metrohm SA

Fume hoods/cupboards • Alphalab Engineering CC • Clean Room Maintenance • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Magna Analytical • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Polimatrix SA • Umoya Laboratory Extraction Technologies

Furniture • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Alphalab Engineering CC • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Polimatrix SA • Umoya Laboratory Extraction Technologies

Fusion equipment/consumables • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Industrial Analytical • Magna Analytical • PANalytical

Gas analysers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • LabHouse • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Scientific Supply Services • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Gas generators • Afrox • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • Davies Diagnostics • LECO Africa

Gas installations • LECO Africa

Gas testing • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • Microsep (Lighthouse)

Gases - specialty • Shimadzu South Africa

GC/GC-MS • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

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PROD U C T DIREC TORY • LabHouse • LECO Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Waters) • Scientific Supply Services • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

Gel permeation chromatography • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • Micron Scientific • Shimadzu South Africa

Gel testing • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

General laboratory consumables • BD (Becton Dickinson & Company) • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • ITP Analytical • Labchem • LabDynamics • Merck Pty Ltd • National Separations • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Genetic disorders • Anatech Instruments

Genomics • Anatech Instruments • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd

Genotyping • Anatech Instruments • BD (Becton Dickinson & Company) • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

Germinators • Labotec

Glassware/Glass blowers • Labchem • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Glassware washers • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies

Grain grading equipment • AE Solutions • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies

Green histology solutions • Merck Pty Ltd

Grinding vessels • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical

Haematology equipment • Davies Diagnostics • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

Hardness • AE Solutions • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • LECO Africa • Metrohm SA • PA Cuthbert • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Headspace analysers • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • LabHouse • Shimadzu South Africa

Heating & cooling blocks • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Monitoring & Control Labs

Heating mantles • AE Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Histology equipment & consumables • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mabtech)

Hollow cathode lamps • Anacon • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • LabDynamics

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Homogenisers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • PA Cuthbert

Hot plates/stirrers • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

HPLC/GC/MS equipment & consumables • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabDynamics • LECO Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Waters) • National Separations • Shimadzu South Africa • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

HPLC/MS • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bruker South Africa • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Advion) • Chemetrix • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

Humidity measurement • Esco Technologies • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • unitemp

Hydrometers • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Merck Pty Ltd • Monitoring & Control Labs

Hygrometers • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Monitoring & Control Labs • Trilab Support cc

ICP & consumables • Chemetrix • De Bruyn Spectroscopic Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • ITP Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Shimadzu South Africa • Spectro • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

ICP-MS • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • De Bruyn Spectroscopic Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Waters) • Shimadzu South Africa • Spectro • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Image analysis/data processing • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • LECO Africa • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Interscience) • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Imaging instruments • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Micron Scientific • Shimadzu South Africa • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific • unitemp

Immuno-haematology • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Davies Diagnostics • Ilex South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd

Immunology equipment • Bio-Rad Laboratories • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mabtech)

Impact testing • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Incubators (See Ovens, furnaces & incubators) • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations

Infra-red spectroscopy • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • Grabner Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Integrated chemistry analysers • AE Solutions

Ion analysis • Anatech Instruments • De Bruyn Spectroscopic Solutions • Hach South Africa • ITP Analytical • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters & Mettler Toledo) • Shimadzu South Africa

Kjeldahl • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Hach South Africa • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Laboratories - accreditation • Air Filter Maintenance Services

Laboratories - independent testing • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Laboratory emergency body & eye showers • Alphalab Engineering CC • Walker Crosweller

Laboratory & GMP training • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy • LabHouse • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Laboratory fittings/valves • Walker Crosweller

Laboratory furniture • Polimatrix SA

Laminar flow/biohazards • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Alphalab Engineering CC • Clean Room Maintenance • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Umoya Laboratory Extraction Technologies

Laser systems • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Leak detectors • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • National Separations

LIMS • Bika Lab Sºystems • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabInfo (TSI) • Microsep (Waters & Mettler Toledo)

Lubricants • PANalytical • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Luminometers & reagents • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd • Ilex South Africa • Microsep (Celsis & Hygiena International)

Macro digital systems • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

Magnetic stirrers • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Anatech Instruments • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Magnets • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Labotec

Magnifiers • AE Solutions

Mass spectrometers • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Advion) • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • De Bruyn Spectroscopic Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • LabDynamics • Labotec • LECO Africa • Microsep (Waters) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Material sectioning • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LECO Africa

Materials testing • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • PANalytical • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Melt flow index • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Melting point apparatus • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Mercury analysers • AE Solutions • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • Metrohm SA

Metallurgical sample prep/metallography • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Microanalysis • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

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Microfiltration • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep • National Separations

Near infra-red analysers • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • Labotec • Metrohm SA • PANalytical • Thermo Fisher Scientific

NMR • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Bruker South Africa • Merck Pty Ltd

Oil testing • Bruker South Africa • Magna Analytical • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters & Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • PANalytical • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • unitemp

Microplate readers/ harvesters/washers • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

Microscopy • AE Solutions • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Merck Pty Ltd • Micron Scientific • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Microtomes & accessories • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • The Scientific Group

Microwave • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical

Microwave Digestion • Magna Analytical

Optical emission • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Optical testing • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical

Orbital shakers • Labotec • Monitoring & Control Labs

Ovens, furnaces & incubators • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Kuhner) • Celsius Scientific • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • LabDynamics • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

Mixers/blenders • AE Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Interscience) • PA Cuthbert

Moisture analysis • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Bruker South Africa • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Shimadzu South Africa • Trilab Support cc

Mortuary equipment • Esco Technologies • Labotec

Mycotoxin analysis • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • Microsep (Waters & Vicam) • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Nanotechnology • Analytical Solutions • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Bio-Logic) • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Metrohm SA • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Waters & Lighthouse) • National Separations • PANalytical • The Scientific Group • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Nanosurf & Horiba)

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Oxygen calorimeter • Digital Data Systems

Paint testing equipment • Bruker South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs

Particle size measurement • Analytical Solutions • Clean Room Maintenance • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Mettler Toledo & Lighthouse) • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • Poretech • Shimadzu South Africa • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Pathogen testing equipment • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd • Merck Pty Ltd • National Separations

PCR/real-time pcr instruments & Consumables • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • BD (Becton Dickinson & Company) • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Davies Diagnostics • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd • Esco Technologies • Ilex South Africa • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • National Separations

Petroleum testing • AE Solutions

• Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • Grabner Instruments • Hanna Instruments • LabDynamics • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters & Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

PFA labware (moulded fluoropolymer) • ITP Analytical • Labchem

pH instrumentation • Analytical Solutions • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Celsius Scientific • Chemetrix • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • Trilab Support cc • unitemp • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Photometers • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Clean Room Maintenance • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA

Pipettes/diluters • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Davies Diagnostics • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo & Rainin) • National Separations • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Plant growth chambers & rooms • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec

Plastic labware • Labchem • Merck Pty Ltd • PA Cuthbert

• Microsep (Waters) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Proteomics • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • Merck Pty Ltd • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Waters) • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Pumps • Anatech Instruments • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • National Separations

Purge & trap systems • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • LabHouse

Pycnometers/density measurements • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Poretech

Quality control • AE Solutions • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • PANalytical • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Raman analysers • LabDynamics • Metrohm SA

Rapid diagnostic test kits • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Davies Diagnostics • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd • Microsep (Recipe) • National Separations

Reactors • Celsius Scientific • Hanna Instruments • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Poretech

Recirculating coolers • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies

Reference cultures/ quality control organisms • Anatech Instruments • Davies Diagnostics • Industrial Analytical

Refractometers

Plastics testing • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • PANalytical

Platinum laboratory ware • PANalytical

Polarimeters • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Monitoring & Control Labs • Trilab Support cc

Porosimeters • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Poretech

Potentiostats/galvanostats • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Bio-Logic) • Metrohm SA

Pre-analytical tools • Magna Analytical

Profile projectors • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Protein analysis • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Labotec • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA

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Repair & maintenance • AE Solutions • Anacon • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabDynamics • Labotec • Metrohm SA • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Rheometers • AE Solutions • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Micron Scientific • Monitoring & Control Labs

Rotary evaporators • Celsius Scientific • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Trilab Support cc

Safety equipment & accessories • Merck Pty Ltd

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Scientific analytical equipment • Bruker South Africa • Hanna Instruments

Sensor development • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Bio-Logic)

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Sodium analysers • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

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Soil testing equipment • AE Solutions • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Microsep (Waters, Mettler Toledo & Horizon Technology) • Monitoring & Control Labs • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Spectrometers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • De Bruyn Spectroscopic Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • LECO Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • PANalytical • Spectro • Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Spray dryers • Labotec

Stirrers • Anatech Instruments • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • LabWorld • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Surface/surface area analysis • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • LECO Africa • Microsep (Celsis & Hygiena International) • National Separations • PANalytical • Poretech • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Surface tension • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Micron Scientific

Syringes • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • National Separations

Temperature & humidity • Archimedes Laboratory Solutions • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • LabInfo (TSI) • Monitoring & Control Labs

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Tensile/compression testing • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • Shimadzu South Africa • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Textile testing • ATS Laboratory • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

Texture analysers • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • AE Solutions • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Monitoring & Control Labs • PANalytical

Thermal analysis • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermal desorption • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabHouse • Shimadzu South Africa

Thin layer chromatography (TLC/HPTLC) • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Camag)

Tissue culture chambers & rooms • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • National Separations

Tissue processors • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • The Scientific Group

Titrators • Analytical Solutions • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Labotec • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

TOC analysers • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Hach South Africa • LabHouse • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo & Lighthouse) • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Tubing • ITP Analytical • Labchem • Labotec • National Separations

Turbidity • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Turnkey laboratory design • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Umoya Laboratory Extraction Technologies

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UV transilluminators • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • The Scientific Group

UV/visible spectrophotometry • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • Hach South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • LabDynamics • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • Shimadzu South Africa

Vacuum coating • Labotec • The Scientific Group

Vacuum systems & measurement • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • National Separations • Process Vacuum

Validation • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Archimedes Laboratory Solutions • Clean Room Maintenance • Esco Technologies • LabDynamics • Microsep (Waters & Mettler Toledo) • PANalytical • Trilab Support cc

Viscometers • AE Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies

• Labotec • Micron Scientific • Monitoring & Control Labs

Water analysis equipment • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • LabHouse • Labotec • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Waters & Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations

Water baths • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical Solutions • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Water distillation/purification • Celsius Scientific • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • LabDynamics • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep • National Separations • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

Water samplers • Hach South Africa • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd

Weathering testers • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec

Western blot kit (See Blot Kits...) • Anatech Instruments • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

X-RAY analysis • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa

X-ray crystallography • Bruker South Africa • Magna Analytical • PANalytical

X-ray diffraction • Bruker South Africa • Magna Analytical • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

X-ray fluorescence • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Magna Analytical • Monitoring & Control Labs • PANalytical • Shimadzu South Africa • Spectro • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

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[TEL] +27 21 531 7504

[EMAIL] sales@lasec.co.za

[FAX] +27 21 531 7562

[WEB] www.lasec.co.za

LECO Africa is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the privately owned company LECO Corporation, USA, servicing the South African Analytical and Metallographic industries since 1976. We provide LECO Analytical, Metallographic, Spectrographic and Separation Science equipment, Consumables and related spare parts manufactured and assembled in the USA. LECO Africa serves the entire Sub-Saharan region, with offices in Gauteng, Western Cape, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal, and distributors in the Eastern Cape, Namibia, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tel: 011-974-1681 Fax: 011-974-1848 www.lecoafrica.co.za

Distributed in Southern Africa by Liebherr-Africa (Pty) Limited Vlakfontein Road, Fulcrum Industrial, Springs, Gauteng Tel: 011 365 2561/2/3 Fax: 086 674 9628 E-Mail: linda.roux0@liebherr.com

QUANITA PIKINI

www.liebherr.com

Tel: 011-715-3088 Cell: 078-246-3885 Email: quanita.pikini@newmediapub.co.za

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www.limstrics.co.za Tel: +27-12-809-2833 Mobile: +27-82-334-4681 Email: support@limstrics.co.za

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Merck is an innov ation-d riv en life science company offering a broad spectrum of prov en tools and technologies, together with performance solutions that help our customers succeed in the research, d ev elopment and prod uction of biotechnology and pharmaceutical d rug therapies.

www. merckmillipore. com

Tel: 086-006-3725 Fax : 086-052-2329 E mail: labsupply@merck.co.z a PO B ox 1 9 9 8, H alfway H ouse, 1 685

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Metrohm SA is the sole agent for the following Metrohm products: • Titration, pH and conductivity, Karl Fischer, Ion chromatography and Voltammetry • Autolab potentiostats • Applikon online process analysers • Near-infrared systems for lab and process • MIRA - portable Raman analyser. Our products are widely used in industries such as environmental, pharmaceutical, food, mining, electroplating, petrochemical and tertiary institutions for teaching/research.

Postnet Suite 587, Private Bag x29, Gallo Manor 2052 Tel: 011-656-1918 Fax: 011-656-2698 Email: info@metrohm.co.za www.metrohm.co.za

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Microsep (Pty) Ltd

Supplying Laboratories with Instrumentation & Chemicals for 26 Years

www.microsep.co.za

Microsep is a supplier of high technology scientific, analytical, laboratory and weighing instrumentation in Southern Africa. Our focus is to provide high quality scientific products and innovative solutions to satisfy the needs of our customers in the general laboratory, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food and beverage, chemical and petro-chemical, environmental and industrial markets. Market leading brands include Waters Chromatography and Mettler Toledo.

2 Saturn Crescent, Linbro Business Park, Frankenwald Ext. 30, Sandton, 2196 Tel:

011-553-2300 021-914-0393 021-886-9157 031-701-4705/6 041-365 5168

Fax: 011-553-2400

Lab washers from Miele Professional are more powerful than ever before – and require less water, electricity and process chemicals. This is the result of a new and intelligent water circulation system which adjusts the spray pressure in each individual programm phase to specific requirements. The undercounter models also feature a modular load carrier system for accommodating laboratory glassware of all shapes and sizes. This ensures the ultimate in reprocessing flexibility. Miele (Pty) Ltd, 63 Peter Place Bryanston 2194, 011 875 9000, Professional.sales@miele.co.za, www.miele.co.za/professional

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Service Workshops and Sanas Laboratories for Viscosity and Temperature Calibrations in Johannesburg and Durban. 10 Village Crescent, Linbro Business Park, Gauteng Jbg: 011-608-4664 Cpt: 086-010-9259 Dbn: 031-914-2912 sales@moncon.co.za exports@moncon.co.za www.moncon.co.za

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Email: salesjhb@natsep.co.za / info@microsep.co.za

Scientific Supply Services (SSS) www.ssscc.co.za

PANalytical is a leading supplier of analytical instrumentation including X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Near Infrared (NIR) and cross belt analysers. PANalytical provides the total X-ray solution by means of the latest innovative technology in X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Using the best specialists in South Africa, PANalytical offers XRF and XRD training courses. The variety of courses can either be presented at the customer’s site or at the PANalytical offices in Rand Park Ridge, Johannesburg.

PANalytical (PTY) LTD Unit 4, Bush Hill Office Park Jan Frederick Avenue Rand Park Ridge South Africa

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SSS is a highly specialised company dedicated to offering superior support in niche markets in Chromatography and related disciplines. SSS is an OEM distributor for Vici and an accredited distributor for all Varian consumables; Vici Valves and GC Detectors; Precision Sampling Syringes; ChromPerfect Data Systems; Hamilton Syringes; SGE Syringes & Supplies; National Scientific Vials, Septa, Syringe Filters, Caps etc; Bohlender Teflon Products; GL Science Leak Detectors; Specialised and Refurbished Instruments; Capillary Columns; Solid Phase Extraction; Nikepal Syringes. Training is a priority at SSS and regular hands-on courses are offered. The range is expanding annually and SSS also manufactures specialised Inlet Systems for sample introduction of gases and semi-gaseous mixtures.

PO Box 73876 Fairland 2030 Tel:

011-476-8065/8357

15 Catherine Avenue MISA Park Northcliff, 2195 Fax: 086-648-1862

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Recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, SGS employs over 90 000 people and operates a network of more than 2 000 offices and laboratories worldwide.

www.shimadzu.co.za Shimadzu SA (Pty) Ltd. offers direct sales, service and support to customers in the Southern African Region for all of their analytical and measuring instruments including instruments for chromatography, massspectrometry, spectroscopy, elemental analysis, surface analysis, materials testing, life scienice research, weight measurement, thermal analysis, particle size analysis and TOC analysis.

PO Box 384 Welobie 1714

SOUTH.AFRICA@SGS.COM t: +27 11 800 1000 WWW.SGS.COM

Tel:

011-795-2608

Wild Fig Business Park Units 37-40 1494 Cranberry Street Honeydew Roodepoort 2170 Fax: 011-795-1493

Email: info@shimadzu.co.za

Is your lab drowning in data? • Save time and improve accuracy in the lab with powerful reporting and instrument integration capabilities. • Enjoy quick and easy access from any PC or device with a web browser. • Traceability and access control functions support your regulatory requirements. • Ensure maximum system uptime with built-in remote support and data backup facilities. • Cost-effective customisation to suit your needs.

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Versatile, affordable LIMS 011·792·1094 labinfo@tsi.co.za www.labinfo.co.za

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