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Cuttlefish pretend to be crabs to catch fish Researchers from Japan, from the University of Ryukyus published a video of a study in the Journal of Ethology, in which pharaoh cuttlefish are seen arm-flapping, in a manner that resembles the movements of a crab, while also lightening areas on their skin. Kohei Okamoto and his research team hypothesised that the fish may be emulating hermit crabs in order to inconspicuously approach their prey or protect themselves against predators.

Scientists stunned by discovery

An astonishing new finding, deep beneath the sea, has come as a major surprise to scientists, and it could change our understanding of the last Ice Age. Massive craters, as wide as twelve city blocks, were found that scientists think were caused by huge eruptions of underground methane gas. It is an incredible discovery that paints a colourful picture of the end of the Ice Age, as explosions ruptured the sea floor and changed Earth to what it looks like today.

Sea turtles: the lastest victims of pollution Green turtles in the Great Barrier Reef are the latest identified victims of environmental pollution. Researchers from the Queenland Alliance for Environmental Health Studies in Australia found heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides and industrial chemicals in blood samples taken from green turtles living near two urban locations and three remote locations along the reef.

Could acidifying oceans slow coral disease? First UN talk to save oceans

World leaders convened at the UN headquaters last month, in the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans: coral bleaching, plastic polution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. The ocean conference that took place from 5 to 9 June in New York, attempted to rally nations, big and small, to make meaningful changes to perserve what is arguably Earth’s most important resource.

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Coral reefs face intensifying struggles as greenhouse gases warm and acidify the ocean, but new research suggests a potential silver lining. Some coral diseases might also dwindle amid enviromental change. A controlled environmental study, led by Mote Marine Laboratory, and published in June, revealed that black band disease was less deadly to mountainous star coral as water acidified, or decreased in PH. The ocean’s PH is decreasing through the process of ocean acidification (OA) due to excessive carbon dioxide, the same greenhouse gas, driving temperature change worldwide.

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Stop bemoaning Africa’s lack of scientists - start funding them

Editor’s Note

By Nina Dudnik
Founder and CEO, Seeding Labs In June 2017, scientists in twelfe African countries

leaves the continent. Indeed, many of the training

account the real costs of doing research. The amount of funding

hosted events for Africa

opportunities include time

available per grant must be

Science Week, highlighting the

spent in the US or Europe,

increased, and the restrictions

talent across the continent.

working in well-resourced

on use for equipment

labs, which increases the

purchases must be removed.

In a time when the research powerhouse of the United

likelihood of trainees remaining

States is questioning its

abroad when their degree

investments in science, it is

programmes are finished.

a visionary move for African

Why do all these well-trained

These are not insignificant investments, to be sure.

Novel sources of funding

scientists to step forward.

scientists expatriate? Because

Coordination between African

It is crucial, therefore,

the necessary infrastructure

governments and international

that we fend off the negative

to put their training to work is

funders will be necessary, and

theme that threatens this

lacking in their home countries.

it may require diverting some

positive conversation: the

Research is not the only

pervasive lament that Africa

casualty of this under-

produces too few scientists.

investment in scientific

Numbers cited varied,

infrastructure.

funds away from training programmes at first. This is also, however, an opportunity to tap into

from 92 scientists per million

In our survey of African

inhabitants on the continent,

researchers, 91% reported

up to 198 scientists per million.

that their universities

labs in its Belt and Road

lacked sufficient equipment

Initiative highlights that

Wrong focus

for the hands-on training

country’s understanding

Focusing the conversation

of undergraduates.

that all of these are

around the lack of scientists in

In one notable example,

novel sources of funding. China’s inclusion of science

necessary ingredients for

Africa dismisses the thousands

a university funded by the

advancement in today’s

of talented researchers who

World Bank African Centres

knowledge-based economy.

are working against tall odds

of Excellence reported

to pursue scientific careers

that while the programme

of scientists, provided at last

on the continent, and imply

had funded high-end

with the resources they need,

a void, rather than a talent

equipment for research, the

will be able to stay in their

pool ready for investment.

necessary equipment to train

home countries, generate new

undergraduate students to allow

knowledge, publish and patent,

the absence of scientists,

them eventually to staff that

secure future funding, and make

we should be highlighting

research was still lacking.

necessary advances in areas

Rather than focusing on

those who are present as

Africa’s current generation

such as health and agriculture.

Three steps to building scientific infrastructure

will attract more and better

The solution lies in

students, filling that pipeline

Missing ingredients

broadening the definition of

often lamented as too small.

The “too few” framework

scientific infrastructure and

The same infrastructure

has consistently spurred

properly investing in it.

an asset and encouraging investment in them as such.

investment in programmes

First, outdated lab buildings

aimed at training more

must be refurbished to current

MSc and PhD students.

biological and chemical safety

Certainly, expanded

Their accomplishments

will allow those students to pursue training and build their careers in Africa as well. By building the infrastructure

standards, and provided with

today, and investing in the

and improved education

consistent power and water

scientists who are on the

programmes are valuable

purification systems.

ground, we can put to rest once

and necessary; but they

Second, labs must be

are not sufficient to retain

furnished with sufficient

the pipeline of talent.

equipment to allow the

and for all the problem of “too few” scientists in Africa. https://www.weforum.org/

increasing number of

agenda/2017/06/africa-s-

Africa-based researchers,

undergraduates to receive

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I hear that as soon as these

hands-on training.

just-need-the-right-kind-of-

In all my conversations with

high-calibre post-grads are trained, the majority

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Third, research grants for African scientists must take into

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Welcome to the fourth issue of LMS. In this edition we focus on science in Africa, and have numerous articles on different subjects under this banner for your enjoyment. Nina Dudnik, founder and CEO of Seeding Labs describes and details why we should stop bemoaning Africa’s lack of scientists, and start looking at positive ventures to ensure that we fund them instead. Prof Frans Swanepoel, wrote an article on the power that science has to boost farming in Africa, and what needs to be done to enable this. We have a story on the winners of the LaunchLab challenge and we celebrate South African scientists who are currently making huge strides across the industry. We also have a feature on craft beer and the process involved in developing this trending market, and how science, engineering and a love of beer enables this. In this issue we cover the subjects of education and research, rapid testing, laboratory safety and hygiene, biotechnology, liquid handling and analysis, medical laboratory diagnostics, thermal analysis and LIMS in the laboratory. If you are looking to upgrade any lab equipment in your facility then look no further, because you will also find the latest in lab equipment in the product and company directory of the magazine.

Happy reading! M

Estene Lotriet

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NE WS Scientists selected to attend Lindau meeting

Nobel Laureate Meeting for

Two young scientists working

staged at Lake Constance from

in South Africa, both of

25-30 June. The two have also

whom were participants in

been invited to meet their

the Novartis and University

former mentors from the Next

of Basel Next Generation

Generation Scientist programme

Scientist programme, have

at the Novartis Research &

been awarded the honour of

Development headquarters in

being invited to attend the 67th

Switzerland for discussions on

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

their research career progress.

Once a year, about 30

chemistry. The event was

Colin Pillai, Head: Global

Nobel Laureates convene at

Scientific Capabilities at

Lindau, Bavaria, to meet the

Novartis who is responsible for

next generation of leading

the Next Generation Scientist

scientists, including 400-500

programme, said Novartis is

undergraduates, PhD students,

delighted that its programme

and post-doctoral researchers.

participants had been awarded

This year’s meeting is

this opportunity. “Novartis

dedicated to chemistry. This

had the opportunity to write

rare opportunity to gain

recommendations for young

insights from the world’s

scientists to be considered

leading scientists is hotly

to attend this event, and it is

contested by young scientists

reassuring that our African

from around the world.

nominees were selected during the competitive process,” says Pillai. The Next Generation Scientist programme, which was launched in 2011, benefits around 20 international Masters, PhD and post-doctoral students from low and middle income countries every year. The programme is jointly run with the University of Basel who provide certification and academic credits. Promising students selected to participate in the three-month programme are hosted at the Novartis

South African Madichaba

campus in Basel, Switzerland,

Phuti Chelopo (above), who

where they are given

recently completed her

opportunities to collaborate

PhD while working at the

with Novartis experts on

Encapsulation and Delivery

projects in their field of study.

research group at the CSIR in

“Novartis and the University

Pretoria, and Kenyan-born

of Basel jointly identify a

Mathew Njoroge (below), a post-

bespoke research project and

doctoral fellow at the UCT Drug

matching scientific mentor for

Discovery and Development

each individual, who then has

Centre, were selected from

access to Novartis’s state of the

among hundreds of applicants

art equipment and laboratories

to attend this year’s Lindau

during the project,” says Pillai. “Participants benefit by learning from renowned experts in their field, while going through a practical leadership and communication program on

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Scientists have discovered a material that might be science’s biggest overachiever. This material, which is a type of a mineral called perovskite, can turn sunlight, heat, and movement into electricity - all at the same time.

Frog-shaped ice During the cold winters, the Alaskan Wood Frog becomes a frog-shaped block of ice. It stops breathing, and its heart stops beating. When Spring arrives the frog thaws and returns to normal going along its merry way.

China does it again China is attempting another world’s first with their new ‘ART’ train design which mixes ‘bus, tram and train’ all in one. Instead of following the usual metal rails, it follows dotted white lines painted on a road. ART stands for Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit, and its maker, Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, is calling it a ‘smart bus’. The driverless 30-metre long bus is fully electric and can travel over 40km on a full charge. While it’s guided by the white lines on the pavement, the sensors along its route (combined with sensors on the vehicle itself) help it follow the ‘virtual rails’ and adapt to its surroundings and unexpected situations in real time.

Trees need space too Certain tree species don’t allow their crowns to touch. This ‘canopy disengagement’, or crown shyness, forms a striking pattern - one which scientists don’t fully understand. Here’s what researchers do know: crown shyness occurs most often with trees of the same species, but not always. Young and short trees avoid the tendency, but it does appear once they get older and taller and when their limbs begin to sway in the wind. According to ZME Science, “Most of the trees are tall, slender, and typically found in high wind areas.” This evidence might lead you to believe that trees practice crown shyness in order to avoid wind collision.

Do you really look like your name? At birth your parents named you Michael, but apparently you ‘don’t look like a Michael’. Instead, most people agree that you fit your middle name, John. So, John it is. But why? According to a February 2017 study, there’s a reason why we attribute certain traits to certain names. And, to take it a step further, a person’s name might even influence their facial appearance. In one of the study’s experiments, researchers focused on name stereotypes and showed participants a stranger’s face with a choice of five names (Jacob, Dan, Josef, Nathaniel). The subjects were able to correctly identify the man as ‘Dan’ about 38% of the time, which is above the 25% level of chance.

Why did scientists turn spinach leaves into beating human heart tissue? Have you ever noticed that the veins in a leaf look a bit like the veins in your own body? So did researchers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In a study published in 2017, they announced that they successfully grew human heart tissue on spinach leaves, which may unveil the possibility of one day replacing damaged heart tissue with the help of plants.

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NE WS working in multicultural teams from

South Africa. It is the premier annual

consisting of computing and information

around the world. Their mentors also

award of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust,

scientists and engineers are leading

learn from the students e.g., via first-hand

with a monetary value of R1,5 million.

the way in algorithm improvements in

accounts of health priorities in under-

Morris is an alumna of Wits University

software as they search for the correct

served communities that is expected to

where she earned Bachelors of Science and

construction techniques to use when

ultimately improve global health.”

Honours degrees. She earned her DPhil

designing new algorithms in the future.

The Novartis Next Generation Scientist

at the University of Oxford, after which

According to the researchers, the

programme, now on its seventh annual

she was awarded a Royal Society Florey

project’s findings will help reduce the

intake, has benefited 143 scientists and

Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral

amount of software bugs that so many

clinicians from 25 countries to date. 50% of

study in Australia. On her return to South

consumers have learned to live with

the participants have been women, and the

Africa, she joined the NICD and has

in everyday items over the years.

median participant age is 29. Thus far the

devoted the best part of the last twenty

program hosted 62% African participants,

years to the search for an HIV vaccine.

of which 57 participants were SA based. “This initiative not only enhances the

Morris is internationally recognised for her work in understanding how the antibody

skills of our young scientists, it also actively

response to HIV develops. The

encourages collaboration between South

rapid mutability of the virus

African scientists and their peers across

means that the ‘standard’

Africa and around the world,” says Dr

antibody response is quickly

Thomas Kowallik, Country President of

obsolete in an infected individual.

Novartis South Africa. “This contributes

She has been prominent in

to ongoing skills transfer and knowledge-

studying the rare appearance

sharing; which is aligned with the goals of

in some patients of so-called

the Novartis Memorandum of Understanding

broadly neutralising antibodies

with the South African Department of

which can attack a broad range

Science and Technology to support and

of mutated viruses. This work

promote the development of South African

is currently one of the most

research capabilities,” says Kowallik.

promising leads towards the

Wits researcher wins fellowship award

production of an effective anti-HIV vaccine. Morris plans on using the Oppenheimer

An algorithm is a set of steps designed to allow a computer programme to perform a task such as a calculation, the processing of data or even reason.

Scheme of algorithms, code, programmes for hacking, languages programming and software. “People seem to have a high tolerance for software bugs in things like computers and

Fellowship to develop a novel antibody-

even in navigation systems like those on

Professor Lynn Morris (below) received

based approach for the prevention of HIV

airplanes. However, through our research

the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer

infection in women. This project will

we are aiming to find ways to build software

Fellowship Award, arguably equivalent

make use of an antibody, which shows

that functions correctly from the start

to the Nobel Prize, on 2 June 2017.

exceptional antiviral activity against HIV

especially where there is a life and death

that she and her team and collaborators

component, as is the case with software

in the USA, isolated from an HIV-infected

used in cars and airplanes today,” says Prof

woman living in KwaZulu-Natal.

Bruce Watson, the Head of the Information

“The antibody will be engineered

Science Department and a Professor of

into bacteria that naturally colonize the

Informatics specialising in cyber and

vagina in order to develop an anti-HIV

information security, algorithms, artificial

probiotic that could be used intravaginally

intelligence, computing and data science.

to prevent HIV infection,” says Morris.

The project, called Correctness-based taxonomies and toolkits for algorithms,

One of the world’s most highly cited researchers

aims to “use correctness-by-construction

Morris is the fifth scientist from Wits

algorithms, while at the same time creating

as research professor in the Faculty

to earn the distinguished fellowship

classifications of existing algorithms”.

of Health Sciences at Wits University

since its initiation in 2001. Other Harry

Watson is working on the project together

and as research associate at the Centre

Oppenheimer Fellows from Wits include

with Prof David Pearce, a computer scientist

for the Aids Programme of Research

Professor Helen Rees (2014) for Obstetrics

from the Victoria University of Wellington

in South Africa (CAPRISA).

& Gynaecology at the Wits Reproductive

in New Zealand, Prof Ina Schaefer, an

Health & HIV Institute (WRHI); Professor

automotive software engineer from the

Laboratory within the Centre for HIV &

Duncan Mitchell (2010) for Physiology;

Technische Universität Braunschweig in

STIs based at the National Institute for

Professor Norman Owen-Smith (2005) for

Germany, and two research associates,

Communicable Diseases (NICD) at the

Environmental Sciences; and Professor David

Prof Loek Cleophas, who specialises in

National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS).

Glasser (2001) for Chemical Engineering.

computer science and engineering at

Morris holds a joint appointment

She is the Head of the HIV Virology

The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship

techniques for the design of new

the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

scholarship and acknowledge cutting-edge,

Leading the way in algorithm improvements in software

internationally significant work applicable

At the Information Science Department

artificial intelligence, information systems

to the advancement of knowledge,

in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

(business informatics), and programming

teaching, research and development in

at Stellenbosch University (SU), a group

languages at the SU department.

Awards encourage excellence in

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in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and Prof Derrick Kourie, who specialises in

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NE WS As part of their research, the academics

In a study published in the international

obstacle in this area of research. The

are also exposing undergraduate

journal Antiquity, Professor David Pearce,

success of this project is based on very

students to their work by teaching

Director of the Rock Art Research Institute

careful chemical characterisation of the

them how to “build systems that work

at the University of the Witwatersrand,

composition of the paint and contaminants

correctly the first time around”.

Johannesburg, Adelphine Bonneau of Laval

on the rock. New chemical techniques

University, Canada, and colleagues at the

were developed to remove contaminants

and tested ideas from other fields of

University of Oxford showed that paintings

from small samples of paint. These could

engineering. If you look at mechanical

in south-eastern Botswana are at least

then be dated using accelerator mass

and civil engineers, they took centuries

5500 years old, whilst paintings in Lesotho

spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating.

to analyse and understand how physical

and the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, South

structures are built. They did this by taking

Africa, date as far back as 3000 years.

“We are doing this by borrowing tried

existing structures, scaling them and then looking at how different supports used in these structures linked together to work effectively and how different components in these same structures worked to make the whole structure function. They were basically looking at the mathematics of

Bushmen rock paintings in the Brandberg massif area in Namibia. A spiritual site of great significance to the San (Bushman) tribes.

these structures,” explains Watson.

The two-phase research project entailed collecting tiny (less than a millimetre squared) quantities of pigment from the rock painting and then analysing these samples to determine which art should be sampled for AMS radiocarbon dating. The samples that contained the most carbon-black (and thus

“This is exactly what we mean when we

most likely to reveal dates)

talk of the correctness for programming.

were then radiocarbon dated.

While we know what a program must

The dates reported in this

do, we are now breaking it into small

study form the biggest set of

pieces and testing each piece to see if

The findings represent a major

direct dates on rock art in South Africa

the parts work. The reality is that if you

breakthrough in archaeological

and the only direct dates ever obtained

build correctly in the first place then you

research. These dates open the

in Botswana and Lesotho. Lead author,

don’t have to create software updates to

floodgates for researchers to ask and

Bonneau, concludes in the paper: “This

fix these bugs later and the end user is

answer questions about the rock art

protocol is a step forward in the field of

guaranteed a much better user experience.”

that have baffled them for decades.

rock art dating by reducing the sample size

While a lot of what they are doing in

The dates obtained show some surprising

to be collected, by optimising the success

this project is based on mathematics

results. In some sites, paintings continued

rate of such dating, and by limiting the

principles, Watson’s says they have taken

to be made for more than a thousand years.

impact on such valuable paintings while

the “sting out of it” by figuring out how to

“This is astonishing,” says Pearce, “people

providing new chronological insights.”

make the mathematics component fun, but

returned to the same rock shelters over very

still rich enough for effective learning.

long periods of time to make rock paintings

paper: “This protocol is a step forward in

“We’ve gone to a lot of effort to make

Lead author, Bonneau, concludes in the

very similar to those made centuries or

the field of rock art dating by reducing the

the math intuitive and fun so that students

millennia before. This finding has profound

sample size to be collected, by optimising the

with a basic understanding of mathematics

implications for our understanding of

success rate of such dating, and by limiting

can “get it” easily even if they’re not

hunter-gatherer religion in southern Africa.”

the impact on such valuable paintings while

a mathematician,” adds Watson. First-year students completing a

The new dates were obtained using radiocarbon dating. Over the decades

providing new chronological insights.” The authors of the study believe that

BA in Socio-Informatics are already

rock art has proved extremely difficult to

the techniques they have developed have

being taught about algorithms through

directly date. Indeed, it has been a major

wide applications around the world. M

the Whiley programming language and tools developed by Pearce. “While there may be scepticism that we are trying to do something in the information sciences which seems to belong in engineering or computer science, we have seen that information, computation and maths literacy are actually important no matter what career students decide to pursue in future. We are living in a digital age where our ability to absorb and process knowledge accurately in a work environment is vital,” explains Watson.

New research reveals earliest directly dated rock paintings Scientists have pioneered a technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa, which reveals dates much older than previously thought.

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Sterilising large volumes of growth media for biofilm ecology On a recent visit to Stellenbosch

for their research. This research has

other research groups at the university are

University, Debbie Shaw, from Labotec,

significance and adds value in the chain

involved in wastewater treatment processes.”

interviewed Dr Elanna Bester from

to help preserve our natural resources.

their Microbiology Department on the

“The biggest expansion we have made

ongoing research in Biofilm ecology.

The Hirayama HV-85 the department uses is capable of continuously sterilising and

recently involves persistent organic

disinfecting the media before and after an

pollutants such as pharmaceutical products

experiment is conducted using a one-touch

microorganisms growing on surfaces. This

not necessarily removed from water, so

lever to easily open and lock the lid chamber.

department currently concentrates on

levels of products are potentially a problem

Dual sensing and safety systems ensure the

combinations of algae and yeast to offset

as it accumulates.” Here we are working

process runs smoothly. Programmes can

pollutants or impurities in wastewater that

on processors to remove those pharma

be automated with start time, and during

may affect the water, soil and environment.

products from water using micro-organisms.

the cycle, and built-in timers can process

Microorganisms sit on the surface and utilise

for instance agar. Parameters can be set

autoclave, the HV 85 series some time

nutrients growing there. Using Biofilms

for different modes. This helps to quickly

ago, which is acting as a workhorse to

to cultivate these organisms we can look

and efficiently produce the required large

sterilise and disinfect the large volumes

at manganese removal and ion removal in

volumes of growth media the research lab

of growth media the research lab requires

natural systems,” says Dr Bester. “Several

needs to cultivate organisms in a biofilm. M

VICAM®, a Waters® company, offers the

inhabit crop soils. Classified as a Group I

speeding up the process and cutting costs.

Afla-V® AQUA™ and Fumo-V® AQUA™

carcinogen, Aflatoxin B1 is highly toxic and

extraction methods for detecting aflatoxins

strict regulations are enforced to ensure

explains, “Afla-V AQUA and Fumo-V AQUA

and fumonisins in grains. The simple,

these toxins are kept at acceptable levels.

are designed to make mycotoxin monitoring

Biofilm Ecology investigates

Labotec supplied a large volume Hirayama

Eco-friendly single extraction

one-step process provides quantitative results

Traditional testing methods have required

Majorie Radlo-Zandi, MD of VICAM

more accessible by enabling early detection

in just five minutes. The water-based process

individual extraction methods for each

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Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change By Professor Frans Swanepoel The agricultural sector is the world’s largest single employer. It provides jobs for more than 40% of the global population. It’s also the largest source of income and jobs for poor, rural households. It is, by and large, a successful sector. There have been huge improvements in yields and food production over the past five decades. More cereals have been produced annually during the past 40 years than in any earlier period. It is also predicted that more grain will be harvested in 2017 than in any year in history. This is as a consequence of scientific advances, increased fertiliser use and favourable rainfall patterns. Many of these gains have been felt in Africa. Improved seed varieties, new fertilisers and pesticides, improved credit and market access have all played a role. So have scientific innovations such as improved

the 2009 World Food Prize for his work on

will be key - and so will solidarity among

and more reliable weather prediction,

improving the food supply of hundreds

African scientists and governments.

improved drought tolerance and increased

of millions of people in sub-Saharan

resistance to extreme climatic conditions,

Africa by increasing the production of

Using science to benefit people

and cross-breeding for improved efficiency.

sorghum hybrids resistant to drought

In 2014 African heads of state renewed

and the parasitic Striga weed.

their commitment to the agriculture

And yet hundreds of millions of people in Africa are going hungry every day.

None of these projects would have been

sector when the signed the Malibu

Globally, 800 million people are categorised

possible without governments supporting

Declaration. The core of its agenda is to

as chronically hungry. Around 30% of

the research that lay behind them. But

connect science to benefit society by:

them - 227 million people - live in Africa.

much more needs to be done. Research

jj Identifying broad areas of science that

So where is the disconnect between food

shows that investing an extra US $88 billion

production and food security in Africa?

in agricultural research and development

Why does the continent spend about US

globally over the next 15 years could

$40 billion a year importing food when

increase crop yields by 0.4% each year.

so many of its own residents are farmers? And how can this situation be changed? At least part of the answer lies with science. There are already several excellent

This could save 80 million people from hunger and protect five million children from malnourishment. Africa is behind the curve on investing

can be developed in partnership jj Strengthening national science and technology institutions jj Building human capacity jj Diversifying funding sources to support science jj Facilitating partnerships between African institutions at a national

examples of ways in which science

in research to improve agriculture

has led to dramatic increases in food

outputs. Even though all 54 countries

production and moved farmers in some

of the African Union have signed up

information, facilities and

countries closer to self-sufficiency.

to successive commitments - starting

staff for common challenges

with the Maputo Declaration in 2003 -

Science at work

to increase their agricultural research

A project in Uganda provides an excellent

budgets to at least 10% of their national

example. Ugandan scientist Robert Mwanga

budgets, few have actually done so.

won the 2016 World Food Prize for his

At the last count only 13 had met

and continental level jj Sharing information, technologies,

and opportunities, and jj Creating a favourable policy environment for science In addition to this, governments need to step up to the plate and increase their

work in addressing Vitamin A deficiencies.

or exceeded the 10% target in one

research budgets. Combined with the

Without Vitamin A, children are more

or more years since 2003.

commitment to work together, the hope

likely to develop entirely preventable

There’s an added problem. Africa relies on

is that science will increasingly be used

blindness. Working with people in

external capacity for most of its scientific

to create a more productive, efficient and

Uganda’s poor, rural areas, Mwanga set

research in agriculture. This has undermined

competitive agriculture sector across the

about substituting, at scale, white sweet

its capacity to use science to deliver solutions

continent. This is critical to improve rural

potato - which is low in Vitamin A -

for problems unique to Africa. This needs

economies, where most people in Africa live.

with a Vitamin A - rich alternative.

to change. Scientific research should be

In Ethiopia, Gebisa Ejeta was awarded

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same premises as MCL, and retaining key

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continue providing the same level of excellence

marketing activities from time to time.

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Locally crafted On Tuesday 27 June, Air Products hosted an event to show the

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“As a chemical engineer and a beer lover myself, quality is of

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or ‘collar’ of a beer, which

Through Air Products’ commitment to ensure a supply of product

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when we need it for our delicate brewing processes, we can pride

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Product Manager Nelisiwe

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According to the Colorado-based Brewers Association,

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of oxygen to the brewery - malt and hops, water, yeast and oxygen is required for the fermentation process and without the oxygen, the entire process and ultimately the quality of the beer is affected. We understand the process and aim

consists of “beers whose flavor derives from traditional or

to ensure that we supply product to the microbreweries,

innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation.”

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Craft beer brewing has evolved from being a home-brewing hobby

Air Products has formed a strong relationship with a number

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of microbreweries in Gauteng and is proud to be associated

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breweries such as Drayman’s Brewery, Mad Giant and Ubuntu Kraal Brewery it is of extreme importance to ensure that gases

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to support microbreweries in creating craft beers suited for this local, expanding and trendy craft beer market. Words such as hops, vessel, malt and fermentation comes to mind, but it is much more complex than simply adding certain ingredients together and hoping for the best taste once the ‘beer’ has matured.

Air Products’ infrastructure enables them to supply microbreweries via cylinder, Maxitank, Minitank or CryoEase®, which is an effective and convenient alternative to cylinders, suited for customers with smaller operational spaces. According to the craft brew masters, craft beer is expected to take at least 10% total market share of South Africa by 2022. M

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The story of a mad giant Mad Giant brings together science and an immense love of beer, as the brand’s owner, Eben Uys, is a 32-year-old chemical engineer whose thorough understanding of froth has made its way into scientific journals. Eben got involved with crafting beer through a final year project as chemical engineer undergraduate. Getting the brewery to where it is today, has not been a small feat, “It was a continuous push, learning, failing, improving and never giving-up process,” says the brew master. Mad Giant received its name, because “Mad represents the person and Giant is the dream.” Why is it important that beer gets bottled in amber, or as a last option, in green bottles? “Amber bottles act as a 90% efficient filter against UV light while green bottles only filter out about 30%. Cans are the best, they provide a 100% barrier against UV,” explains Eben.

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How to measure laboratory performance 2 By Steve Sidney

The second part of the two-part article focuses on measurement techniques laboratories can use to effectively measure performance. The measures

reliable, verifiable and accurate.

jjRankings can used where the company

Available: Measurements can

is trying to move up the rankings but

It is a well-accepted fact that without being able to measure something, we

be derived when needed.

it may be difficult to achieve especially

Type of Measurements: Typically,

know very little about that which we are

for a company who is either not ranked

trying to understand. As metrologists and

measurements include ratios, percentages,

scientists, most are familiar with Lord

rankings and indexes. Ratios are good

or whose ranking is very low.

Kelvin’s famous quote and the same can

for expressing critical relationships.

too many measurements and these can

be said in this regard for the evaluation

jjPercentages enable trending over time.

be drawn together in an index. One

jjIndexes can be used where there are

of a company’s operational performance,

needs to be careful however, with this

which although not scientific, is

approach since it can often hide critical

dramatically affected by how it measures

information. Standalone measurements should be used wherever possible.

itself in order to establish success. Obtaining measurements that not

Targets: Of course, just making good

only drive performance, known as lead

measurements is only half of what

indicators, as well as those that measure

is needed and part of the strategy

performance or results, known as lag

planning requires that realistic

indicators is critical, if the organisation

targets are established if one wants

is to find this exercise beneficial.

to move in a certain direction. Change can only be effected if

Here are some guidelines as to

realistic and achievable targets are

how measurements can be built:

established at the same time as

Linked: Measurements communicate

building suitable measurements.

what is strategically important by

It should be reasonably clear, without

linking back to the strategic objective.

even knowing what this Scorecard

Repeatable: Measurements are continuous

represents, to understand what the

over time, allowing comparisons.

strategy of the company is and what

Leading: Measurements can be used for establishing targets,

measurements and targets it needs to

leading to future performance.

achieve in order to implement its strategy. Hopefully, the fact that measurements

Accountable: Measurements are

Perspective

Financial

Customer

Internal processes

Learning and growth

Objectives

Measurements

Targets 2002

2003

Maximum returns

Return on equity

12%

13%

Assess uitilisation

Utilisation rates

7%

8%

Revenue growth

% Change in revenues

+11%

+11%

Customer retention

Retention %

75%

75%

Customer service

Survey rating

85%

88%

Customer relations

% Self-initiated calls

35%

40%

Fast delivery

Turnaround time

15min

14min

Effective service

1st time resolvement

68%

69%

Optimal cost

% Cost of sales

66%

64%

Resource utilisation

Productivity indicator

77%

80%

High skills level

Skills set ratio

65%

68%

Employee satisfaction

Survey index

75%

77%

Outstanding leaders

5 Point ranking

4.5

4.8

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are critical in the implementation of a scorecard, should make it is easy for labs to grasp the basic principles

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In summary this paper has proposed that a well-accepted business tool, the Balanced Scorecard, can be used to compliment the scientific and quality endeavors of calibration and testing laboratories, enabling them to translate their strategy into success. Of equal importance is the fact that this tool can be used to communicate to all levels in the organisation, from shareholders to laboratory staff, as well as stakeholders, when this is necessary, providing a clear future direction for the laboratory. This could be even more important when the lab is not a third party or commercial activity and various other objectives are part of the strategy, besides financial considerations. Such an approach may also help the lab to ‘sell’ its worth in the organisation in terms that the management understands.

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b. Ratios

B

what is strategically

c. Targets

C

important by linking back

d. Rankings

D

1 Measurements communicate

to the strategic objective.

A B

a. True b. False

2 Typically measurements include:

A

b. Ratios, percentages, rankings and indexes

B

c. Ratios, percentages, rankings and inspections

C

d. Rates, percentages, rankings and indexes

D

where there are too

equally effectively.

to measure something,

a. Small

A

we know very little

b. Medium

B

and these can be drawn

A B

b. False

A B

b. False

6 One could also do well to incorporate the aspects that are part of ISO17023 when

4 Part of the strategy planning

c. Large

C

d. Multi-national

D

9 Such an approach may also help the lab to ‘sell’ its worth in the organisation in terms that the staff understands.

evaluating and planning the strategy of the lab.

a. True

a. True

b. False

A B

A B

10 A well-accepted business tool, the Balanced

7 It should be reasonably

together in an index. a. True

trying to understand.

b. False

many measurements

third party laboratories

that without being able

a. True

3 Percentages can be used

that _______independent could use this methodology

5 It is a well-accepted fact

about that which we are

a. Ratios, percentages, rates and indexes

8 It should not be forgotten

clear, without even

Scorecard, can be used

knowing what this

to compliment the

_______ represents

scientific and quality

a. Measurement

A

endeavors of calibration

This will also help to ensure that

requires that realistic

b. Target

B

and testing laboratories.

there is consensus by senior

_________ be established

c. Objective

C

a. True

management as to what the

a. Balances

A

d. Scorecard

D

b. False

A B

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helps to minimise problems

retrieval simple and easy.

record-keeping methods.

multiple viewers to study

associated with damaging

virtual slide specimens

and fading of sensitive

Economically, one can store up

The system includes

to 6000 samples using a hanging

stainless-steel racks that

simultaneously via simple

fluorescence samples. An

rack and gridded box design

fit into the vessel. Each

server access, regardless of

innovative new algorithm

with vacuum insulation, while

rack has individual storage

time and location — providing

makes image stitching more

consuming minimum liquid

compartments for one

an ideal solution for medical

precise than ever thus,

nitrogen. This indexed system

Cryogenic Storage box. Some

instruction, questions and

enabling high-level accuracy

is available with or without an

of the features include:

answering sessions and remote

that can be applied from small

jjOutstanding temperature

collaboration. It not only creates

animal brain slices to large

high resolution brightfield

specimens. The VS120 from

images, but also scans in full

Olympus switches seamlessly

multi-fluorescence mode.

between micro and macro

uniformity. jjUltrasonic Level Monitor safeguards samples. jjAdvanced vacuum insulation minimises liquid

Utilising virtual microscopy for fluorescence imaging

nitrogen evaporation. jjMonitor provides continuous LED readout and activates

observation to enable swift viewing of regions of interest and overall structures alike. Contact: 011 4821060 or wirsamjb@wirsam.com M

visual and audible alarms. jjOptional alarm also alerts operator in the event of excessive liquid nitrogen loss jjSecure locking prevents unauthorised entry. Contact: 011 315 5434 or sales@labotec.co.za M

SAP driving innovation in Africa Africa Code Week 2017 was officially

shortage in technical skills, Africa has

in the opportunities only the digital world can

launched in Mauritius last month. Now

a unique opportunity to take a lead

offer. We hope that this will help inspiring

in its third year, the event, aims to

role in powering the global economy,”

young Africans to pursue careers that will

spread coding literacy among African

says Clas Neumann, Senior VP, lead of

drive the continent’s digital transformation.”

youth, with a target of 500 000 across

fast growth market strategy at SAP.

35 African countries. Its key focus is on female skills development and training.

“However, the lack of widely available

Value of partnerships

education in science, technology, engineering

Brett Parker, President of SAP Africa,

and maths (STEM) fields could undermine

said Africa Code Week is an example of

Social Responsibility EMEA and several

the continent’s ability to equip this growing

how effective public-private partnership

public and private sector partners,

workforce with the skills they need to thrive

and open collaboration can bring

the initiative has a long-term goal of

in the digital economy. Africa Code Week

transformative change to Africa’s youth.

empowering more than 200 000 teachers

is one way of reaching out to even remote

“With a wealth of youthful talent, a

and positively impacting the lives of five

corners of the continent and creating interest

network of passionate teachers and the

Inaugurated in 2015 by SAP Corporate

million children and youth within the next

tremendous support of our key strategic

ten years. In 2016, more than 426 000 young

partners, Africa Code Week has gone

Africans across 30 countries learnt computer

from strength to strength, making a

coding basics as part of Africa Code Week.

far-reaching and positive impact on the

“By learning the new language of coding

fortunes of the continent’s youth. We are

in an open, supportive environment, young

thankful to our partners for their support

Africans are able to take advantage of

in our effort to address the challenge

the immense opportunities presented by

of female STEM skills development

the digital revolution and become active

through Africa Code Week, and we look

players of the global economy,” says

forward to working with all stakeholders

Claire Gillissen-Duval, Director of EMEA

to empower a new generation of digital

Corporate Social Responsibility at SAP and

innovators across the continent.”

global project lead for Africa Code Week. By 2040, Africa is projected to have a working age population of more than one billion. “Considering the growing global

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ED U C ATION AND RE SE ARCH

Entries for 2018 fellowship now open The Bayer Foundation Fellowship

with detailed project plan and a

programme, which enables candidates to

confirmation from the host institution.

undertake international study and research projects in scientific areas related to health and

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The Hermann Strenger Scholarship

from these disciplines are invited to apply:

promotes international work experience for talents with a non-academic background.

Otto Bayer Fellowship

Applications are welcome from trainees,

jj Biology and molecular biology

apprentices and young professionals who

jj Biotechnology, bioengineering and

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bioinformatics/computational life sciences

through on-the-job assignments, internships

jj Chemistry and biochemistry

or training courses. The following non-

jj Pharmaceutics and drug discovery.

academic disciplines are particularly in focus: jj Science-related work fields

Carl Duisberg Fellowship

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jj Health sector, healthcare professionals

jj Human medicine, veterinary

jj Science teachers in chemistry and biology

jj Business administration, assistants

jj Bayer offers individual financial

jj Technical professions.

medicine, public health

support for students (up to PhD level)

Scholarships are granted exclusively

or young professionals who intend

to apprentices or young professionals

Jeff Schell Fellowship

to come from abroad to Germany for

from Germany who wish to work abroad,

jj Agricultural sciences and agronomy

a special study/research project, e.g.

or to foreign apprentices or young

jj Digital farming

a lab project or internship, a special

professionals who are interested in a

jj Crop protection, seeds and

study course, or the clinical phase

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jj Medical sciences and medical engineering.

green biotechnology jj Environmental sciences and agricultural sustainability.

of a traineeship as a physician.

For more information, go to

Further selection criteria include good

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R APID TE S TING

Easy analysis - everything you need The Orion Star™ benchtop meter kits

of a solution or the pH in food, each

can be stored, and additional methods can

from Thermo Scientific have customised

kit contains exactly what you need.

be downloaded from the Web. Intelligent

application-tailored kits that offer

Orion application packages include the

features include calibration reminders

everything you need in one convenient

appropriate hand-held or benchtop Star

that can be set and an automatic or manual

package, and you can save up to 25% for

Series meter, the necessary electrodes,

temperature compensation, salinity

the full kit as opposed to buying each

solutions and accessories to measure

correction and barometric pressure

component separately. Whether you need

parameters in pH, ion concentration

compensation. This is known as Smart

to determine nitrate in drinking water,

with ISE, conductivity, dissolved

Stability™ and Smart Averaging™ functions

ammonia in wastewater, conductivity

oxygen and temperature analysis. To

that will automatically compensate

order, simply select the parameter, and

for any measurement conditions. Up

every component is matched to that

to 200 points of data logging can be

particular analysis, and a comprehensive,

downloaded to a computer or printer.

pre-configured kit is supplied. The Star meters combine easy three-

The Orion Star™ series meets CE, CSA, TÜV, UL and FCC Class

button operation with exceptional long life

A approval. It is supplied with a

performance, and are rugged enough for

three-year replacement warranty.

challenging field / laboratory applications. Up to ten setup parameters and calibrations

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Rapid analyser for industry Raman spectroscopy is hard to beat

AN-RS-006 Differentiation between

when it comes to the fast, straightforward,

isopropyl alcohol from

and unambiguous identification of

various manufacturers

AN-RS-005 Differentiation of inorganic salts using Raman spectroscopy AN-RS-004 Raman spectroscopy analyses

chemicals in almost any matrices.

of road construction materials

With a state-of-the-art handheld

AN-RS-003 Identification of conventional

instrument such as the Mira Analyzer

organic solvents with hand-held

from Metrohm, anyone can take the

Raman Spectrometers

molecular fingerprint of thousands of

AN-RS-002 Identification of structurally

substances anywhere and with just a few

similar sugars using a portable

seconds required for each measurement.

Raman spectrometer

Seven new application notes

AN-RS-001 Identifying polymers with

exemplify the enormous scope of

Raman spectroscopy

application of Raman spectroscopy: AN-RS-007 Identification of various

Contact: 011 656 2686 or

polymer master batches

ravii@metrohm.co.za M

Detect food pathogens quickly and accurately Hygiena, a leader in food safety testing,

to reducing employee training and

now offers the award-winning BAX® rapid

speeding the time to market.

testing system. The BAX system breaks

Whether you are looking for the

down samples at the genetic level, using

power of PCR in a small footprint or

the power of the polymerase chain reaction

a high-throughput solution for your

(PCR) to detect harmful bacteria and other

laboratory, Hygiena’s BAX system

microbes in food and environmental

offers powerful technologies with two

samples with certainty. These highly

convenient options. The BAX system

reliable results help food companies make

X5 and Q7 instruments feature two

product release decisions with confidence.

types of PCR detection technologies –

components for PCR - polymerase,

real-time and end-point assays.

nucleotides and target-specific primers -

Customers around the world have made the BAX system, originally

BAX systems are configured for

BAX systems provide all of the necessary

in convenient tablets, packaged inside PCR

sold by Qualicon™, an integral part of

convenience, minimising operator

reaction tubes. Simply hydrate these tablets

their quality control systems due to its

handling and improving ease of use.

with prepared test samples, load them into

tremendous impact on their operations,

In addition, outstanding sensitivity,

the instrument, and start the programme.

from dramatically decreasing false

specificity, and accuracy round out the

positives and minimising re-testing,

systems’ compelling value to its users.

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R APID TE S TING

Fast and non-destructive system for microbial detection EZ-Fluo is a non-destructive method that enables you to continue to grow the microorganisms after they have

ID technique jj Cost effective solution for routine use as well as investigation.

been stained in order to identify

Today, more and more QC

them using any standard ID

laboratories are switching to

technology. This is a tremendous

rapid methods for the detection

advantage compared to other

of microbial contamination.

rapid test systems which cannot

EZ-Fluo can detect

ID microorganisms using the

and quantify microbial

same sample that was tested

contamination in any filterable

to detect the contamination.

sample. Potential applications

jj Rapid technology capable

are numerous and include testing

of providing results in 1/3

of the following sample types:

of the time required using

jj Raw materials

traditional techniques

jj In-process samples

jj Flexible approach based

jj Final product

on standard membrane

jj Environmental samples

events sooner and therefore

quantitative detection of

filtration and reduced

The EZ-Fluo Rapid Detection

gain better control of the

microorganisms over a broad

incubation on media plate

System enables the user to

manufacturing process. EZ-Fluo

range of filterable samples.

jj Non-destructive method,

reduce their time to result,

is a rapid fluorescent-based

address contamination

technology designed for fast

compatible with any

Every inch a Metrohm

Clean separation in no time Fast IC enables you to

of anions in

in a matter of minutes.

organic acids as

AN-C-150 Fast IC: separation

well as sulphate

in eleven minutes AN-C-151 Fast IC: separation of standard cations in five minutes AN-C-152 Fast IC: separation Conductometer, the 913 pH Meter

temperature of the sample. Ergonomic design makes sure

AN-S-319 Fast IC: separation

analyse anions and cations

of standard cations

Metrohm presents the 912

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of ethanolamines in 2.5 minutes AN-C-153 Fast IC: separation

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

and the 914 pH/Conductometer, a

the new meters fit comfortably

new generation of meters for pH

in one hand. Each key on the

of methylamines

anions and oxalate

and conductivity measurement.

clearly organised user interface

in four minutes

in less than

The new Metrohm meters

comes with a secure pressure

are two in one precision

point. Hence, the meters can

drinking water on a

instruments for the laboratory

be operated intuitively with

high capacity column

water analysis

and robust companions for

one’s left or right thumb while

in eleven minutes

including fluoride

mobile use in the field and the

the one’s other hand remains

process. During field use the

free to hold the electrode(s)

of standard anions

new meters are powered by

in the medium in which

in three minutes

batteries. Afterwards they can

the measurment is done.

be recharged, even on the road utilising the cigarette lighter. Two-in-one applies to the

requirements of IP67. simply plugged in at the USB and

parallel recording of two pH

the collected data is exported

values with the 913 pH Meter.

straight to the LIMS, Excel or

Both versions indicate the

can be managed in tiBase, the

temperatureof the sample. The

Metrohm titration software.

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Back in the office the meter is

the 914 pH/Conductometer also

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seven minutes Contact: 011 656 2686 or

weren’t extremely robust. All three versions meet the

the conductivity, salinity and

in less than

would’t be Metrohm, if they

too and parallel measurement

912 Conductometer measures

AN-S-318 Fast IC: separation

eight minutes AN-S-323 Fast IC: drinking

The new Metrohm meters

performance of the new meters of pH and conductivity with

AN-C-154 Fast IC: cations in

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L AB OR ATORY S AF E T Y AND HYGIENE

Rapid detection test kit for cleanliness HY-RiSE is designed for

product residues even on

use of an analytical instrument.

so that appropriate corrective

checking the cleanliness of

surfaces considered clean

This kit measures nicotinamide

measures can be initiated even

surfaces by detecting organic

after visual inspection.

adenine dinucleotides (NAD,

prior to the start of production.

impurities in the form of

HY-RiSE does not require the

NADH) and their phosphates.

Mobile: Very easy

These compounds are found

handling of the three-drop

in all living cells, including

test since no analytical

microorganisms, as well as

instrument is required.

in food and food debris. Colour development on

Simple: One test set comprises the material and

the test strip indicates a

test strips needed for 50 tests

positive result and that the

together with the instructions.

tested surface is not clean.

Easy evaluation: Clear

The detection of biological

interpretation of analytical

residues invisible upon

results even by untrained users.

visual inspection enables

Reliable: In comparison to

timely re-cleaning. Cleaning

visual inspection and to protein-

processes are improved in

based tests the HY-RiSE® is

a controllable manner.

markedly more sensitive.

Fast: The qualitative result is available after a few minutes,

Contact: 086 006 3725 or labsupply@merck.co.za M

New pump head material for selected KNF Laboport® FT pumps KNF has optimised some of their

rotary evaporation, filtration, degassing,

pump heads, the inner and wetted area

gel drying, vacuum concentration

to transfer explosive atmospheres.

and liquid aspiration by a vacuum.

Laboport FT pumps, equipped in this

KNF has changed the material used

way, are suitable for transferring gases,

on the pump heads to TFMTMPTFE.

vapours or mists that create conditions

This dense polymer structure with few

in which the occasional formation of

voids provides the basis for very robust

an explosive atmosphere is likely.

performance during variations in load and

These ATEX-compliant vacuum pumps

temperature. In addition, the material

apply to ATEX II 2G IIB+H2 T3X internal

forms a smooth surface structure, which

atmosphere. The chemically resistant

increases the chemical resistance.

LABOPORT pump models N 810.3 FT.18, N 820.3 FT.18 and N 840.3 FT.18 can be used in

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

New technology makes wet analysis safer and more reliable Wet chemical analysis by

to the health of laboratory

present the Omnis Liquid

further enhances this new

definition includes handling

workers, especially when

Adapter, a new technology

system, enabling unambiguous

liquid reagents. Exposure to

removing aspiration tubes from

that puts an end to this

identification and monitoring

chemicals during the reagent

bottles with toxic content.

risk altogether by handling

of the reagent at all times. The

reagents in a closed system at

bottle cap contains an RFID

any stage during the reagent

chip with complete information

exchange.

about the content of the bottle.

exchange is a potential hazard

Metrohm is pleased to

The patented Omnis Liquid

Adapter, Omnis identifies

corresponding bottle cap that

the reagent and checks it

is part of the reagent bottle.

against the specifications of

As soon as this liquid adapter

the method to be performed.

is connected to the bottle cap,

This check prevents user

a reagent from the bottle can

errors and provides full

be aspirated by the system and

traceability of the titration.

the analysis can be started. Artificial intelligence

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Adapter is snapped onto a

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L AB OR ATORY S AF E T Y AND HYGIENE

Polyethylene-coated paper National Separations offers a range

grades for special applications such as

cellulose side up, the paper absorbs liquids,

of general use filter papers including

antibiotic test paper, weighing paper, lens

which are stopped by their polyethylene

quantitative, low ash qualitative, hardened

cleaning, phase-separation, germination

layer and thus prevented from soaking

low ash qualitative, technical filter papers,

test papers and absorbent paper.

through. Used with the polyethylene

glass microfibre filters, quartz microfibre,

LabSorb and LabSorb Ultra grades are

thimbles, blotting and chromatography

highly absorptive filter papers coated on

filter papers, and many other paper

one side with polyethylene. Used with the

side up, the papers are highly useful to recover valuable or toxic liquids. LabSorb filter paper can be used to: jjPrevent radioactive contamination of work surfaces (in radiochemical laboratories) jjRecover spilled solutions containing expensive reagents jjProtect laboratory bench surfaces from spillage or splashes of liquids by preventing absorption and seepage of these liquids through work surfaces jjLine animal cages for protection and improvement of hygiene jjProtect objects from falling on hard surfaces to reduce impact. LabSorb filter paper is 40 g/m2 thick and offers 150% absorption, while the LabSorb Ultra filter paper is 187 g/m2 thick and offers 350% absorption. Both grades are available on rolls and as sheets, and special sizes are available on request. Contact 011 553 2300 or frances.renwick@microsep.co.za M

A breath of fresh air Halo, a ceiling mounted air recirculating

The powerful Neutrodine filtration

mode (24 hours, day/night or alert)

filtration system manufactured by

technology captures and retains a broad

based on the needs of the laboratory.

Erlab is easily mounted into the ceiling

range of acids, bases and solvents,

and operates 24/7, providing healthier

making it ideal for any noxious chemical

energy consumption (50W) and delivers

air for your laboratory by safely

emissions in the laboratory air.

equivalent Air Change Rates (eACH) for

capturing chemicals and recirculating clean air back into the laboratory.

When Halo senses contaminants, the

The Halo saves energy with its very low

safety and savings in the lab environment.

soft LED lights will pulse to let you know

There is also no need for complicated

that the air is being cleaned. The current

and expensive airflow control systems,

Neutrodine filtration technology,

status of the unit is quickly and easily

air quality sensing systems, or building

Halo eliminates noxious fumes while

viewed via the exclusive web portal from

management systems programming.

simultaneously improving the air quality

your smartphone, tablet or computer.

of the lab, which if left untreated,

You can choose the best operating

Utilising the power of Erlab’s patented

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could represent a health hazard. Here are some of Halo’s advantages: jjHealthier air with considerable savings jjSimple to install and use – no need to connect to your HVAC jjEasy access panel for quick filter changes jjSmartphone technology allows simple monitoring of the unit jjBACnet capable. Halo works via a unique sensor that continuously evaluates the laboratory air quality for fugitive contaminants. w w w.lm s m a g a z i n e .c o. z a

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BIOTECHNO LO G Y

Purified water for cell culture Water for bacterial cell culture should be at least

and bacterial cell culture. To achieve success in

Type II quality, while the

mammalian cell culture it is

more sensitive mammalian

necessary to use extremely

cell culture requires Type I

pure media and buffers. The

ultrapure water with high

use of Type I ultrapure water

resistivity (> 18 MΩ.cm) and

to effectively eliminate the

free from bacteria, endotoxins

presence of biologically active

and other contaminants to

species and other contaminants

avoid adversely affecting the

which could interfere with

culture. This is the conclusion

the culturing process is

to an application paper from

essential. General laboratory

is usually sufficiently pure

in pdf, you can contact Labotec,

Elga Labwater that investigates

grade purified water (Type II)

for bacterial cell culture.

the ELGA local suppliers, via

the absolute specific level of

with low levels of bacterial

To read more, or to have the

purified water for mammalian

and organic contamination

application paper emailed to you

email natasham@labotec.co.za or call 011 315 5434. M

Your professional start of each gas used. As a result,

a suitable cooling water source

smartphone is a mode offered

Biostat does not require any

for your bioreactor. Each Biostat

in the Advanced package and

manual adjustment of flow

for microbial fermentation is

enables you to monitor and

meters and therefore eliminates

equipped with a chiller that

control the Biostat on the

problems with pulsed aeration.

effectively removes heat from

move – in the laboratory, in

Setting up the bioreactor for

your culture. This reduces your

the office or even at home.

use is straightforward: Just

cooling water usage, and you

connect the aeration tubing,

will not require a water supply

pH and DO probes – Biostat

Easy status checks for your

configure the aeration profile,

line for cooling installed in your

is equipped with digital pH

Biostat® A is an entry-level

and enter the DO set point.

lab. The only utility connections

and DO probes. These help

bioreactor/ fermenter designed

For cell culture applications,

you need are electricity and gas

you immediately recognise

for easy control of cell growth

interfaces for four gases (air, O2,

supply to operate the Biostat.

whether you can use a probe

and fermentation. It is therefore

CO2 and N2) are available for DO

Intuitive operation even

ideal for educational purposes.

and pH control. The microbial

outside a laboratory – thanks

Moreover, the moisture-

Simple and automatic aeration

version features two gas lines

to the intuitive user interface,

resistant plug connector ensures

control – the new aeration

(air and O2) for DO control.

operating the Biostat is ideal for

secure data transmission to

beginners, reduces operating

the Biostat at all times.

system of the Biostat provides

Integrated chiller for

continuous automatic flow

microbial fermentation – you

errors and speeds up training.

control over the full range

won’t need to worry about finding

Operation using a tablet or

Rephile, a leading provider of

generating purified water for a

fouling of the RO membrane and

lab water purification systems,

single lab facility or several labs,

other purification components.

offers the Super-Genie series,

providing overall control and

An automatic bypath sends

an intelligent combination of

monitoring within the whole

the RO water to the drain if it

thorough understanding of

water purification network

does not meet pre-set quality.

diverse laboratory applications

thus to ensure 100% reliability

The RO drain water is reused

together with decades of

right from the very beginning.

to increase the water yield.

Super-Genie purification stations

hands-on expertise in

The system can be equipped with one or two dispensers

systems combine optimised

purification technologies.

to dispense pure water and

sequence of water purification,

ultrapure water respectively.

delivery and monitoring

designed to produce large

External pre-filtrations, feed

technologies without

volumes of reverse osmosis (RO)

tank, booster pump, distribution

compromising product

laboratory grade water, Type 1

pump and leak protect are all

water quality. The EDI

ultrapure and Type II analytical

controlled by the main system.

(electrodeionisation) module

grade pure water directly from

The internal P-pack cartridge

ensues delivery of superior

tap water. The Super-Genie

further removes oxidants,

quality Type II water consistently

purification system is created

organics, particles and scaling

and reliably with no need

to serve as a core workstation

ions to prevent them from

for special maintenance or

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These integrated water

the most advanced water The Super-Gene series is

for the next cultivation batch.

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BIOTECHNO LO G Y

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

As cells are grown, cell counts are

in cell culturing and in the research field.

performed to determine whether sufficient

By placing a droplet of a cell sample on a

concentration has been reached, and the

special slide and inserting the slide into

culturing process is repeated by creating a

the machine, the Cell Counter model R1

subculture containing a viable concentration

can obtain not only a cell count, but also

of cells with keeping same cell concentration.

other measurements such as cell size and

Use of the Cell Counter Model R1 enables

the proportion of live and dead cells.

these cell culturing steps to be performed

Various types of cells, including

efficiently and enhances the accuracy of

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

The main features include: jj Cell Counter model R1 supports efficient cell culturing by accurate cell counting

development. Cells are grown in a culture vessel by the ongoing addition of a culture medium that provides nutrients.

experiments using the cultured cells. screen and reporting function jj User-friendly design provides excellent

close to that of visual counting

portability and ease-of-operation

jj Analysis results can be viewed and stored easily via the large touch

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Maximise your pH/conductivity

Meet the state-of-the-art

combines high quality pH/mV

workhorse is a must for various

highly reproducible results.

dual channel benchtop meter

and conductivity technologies

measuring applications

The Good Laboratory Practice

from Mettler Toledo that brings

in one easy-to-operate

within the biotechnology,

(GLP) support functions, which

time-saving simplicity to the

instrument. Measuring other

chemical, food and beverage

include GLP-printouts and

world of pH and conductivity

parameters such as salinity,

and academia industries.

PIN protected user modes,

measuring. From routine

resistivity, total dissolved

measurements to sample

solids (TDS) and conductivity

operation on the large colour

data is highly traceable and

analysis, data handling and

ash are easily executed with

display, offering the ability to

can only be viewed by those

archiving, the innovative design

this instrument. This robust

switch between display modes at

with authorisation, making

the touch of a button. The unique

it completely secure.

Enjoy easy, instinctive

design includes an electrode

SevenCompact’s robust, high

holder which is controlled and

quality design ensures a long

directed in correct vertical

life and the instrument is able

movement, bringing the

to withstand dust and aqueous

sample where it is needed

solution spills according to

for faster, safer measuring

an IP54 rating. While it is a

without the danger of spillage.

powerful stand-alone device,

Ensure perfect sensor

many useful accessories can be

calibration through the

added such as a barcode reader,

Intelligent Sensor Management

keyboard, USB printer or a PC

(ISM) function which

with EasyDirect™ pH software.

automatically recognises any ISM-sensor for secure,

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guarantee that the captured

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L IQUID HANDL ING/ANALYSIS

Omnis system simplifies compliance

Quality control in the water treatment

industry depends on the routine analysis

spectroscopy) scheduled to follow.

The benefits of the new platform for multi-

of the new platform enables users to scale up Omnis step-by-step and customise it

of a variety of key parameters. Often,

method analysis are evident. No matter

according to their requirements. Instead of

determination of these parameters is

which parameters need to be determined

investing in new analysers and software

distributed across several technologies and

and by which methods, the new, powerful

each time they need to push the limits

methods. This goes along with cumbersome

software collects the results for each

of their installed base, users simply

aggregation of results and management

sample and shows them in a single report.

license additional functional modules

The modular design and licensing concept

of data from different sources. With

as well as firm and software modules to scale up their Omnis system.

the launch of the new, modular Omnis

The modular concept of Omnis also

platform for comprehensive wet chemical

includes automation. Omnis can be scaled

analysis, this situation will change.

up step-by- step from a stand-alone

The new modular platform by Metrohm integrates comprehensive wet

system for manual operation to a powerful

chemical analysis focusing on titration

robotic system enabling the analysis of

methods at the time of its first release

up to 175 samples at four work stations

with the implementation of all other

simultaneously, completely unattended. Contact: 011 656 2686 or

techniques of the Metrohm portfolio

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(such as the ion chromatography and

Delivering high volume semi-automated pipetting Speed and precision meet with Mettler

have complete control over the mechanical

Toledo’s semi-automated 96-channel liquid

movement of the instrument, whether it is

handling platform. Rainin’s BenchSmart

controlling the speed of the pipetting head,

combines the flexibility of a manual

positioning tips or changing protocol order.

system with the accuracy and reliability

The wide range of pipetting modes can

of electronic pipetting. For complex

be used for virtually any application and

protocols and precise liquid handling,

three easily interchangeable pipetting

nothing beats BenchSmart for consistent

heads (0.5-20 µL, 5-200 µL, and 100-

aspiration and dispensing. It is ideal for

1000 µL) provide exceptional volume

research environments where frequent

range. Head changing is a simple process

modifications to the protocol are the norm.

through animated graphics that guide

Being so compact, the instrument takes

users through each step of the process.

up little room on the workbench and the

A four-plate layout minimises the need

manufactured to exceptionally high

large touchscreen keypad and intuitive

to swap out tips and reservoirs, saving

standards and are guaranteed to be free

graphic interface make it easy to design,

time and reducing the risk of errors.

of defect or impurity. Tip options include

save and retrieve any protocol. BenchSmart

Mettler Toledo supports the Rainin

improves the repeatability of experiments

BenchSmart 96 with a full range of

by virtually eliminating variability in how

accessories and consumables. Rainin’s

liquids are aspirated and dispensed. Users

BioClean high-throughput tips are

sterile, filter and low retention, in both individual racks and space-saving stacks. Contact 011 553 2300 or e-mail: frances.renwick@microsep.co.za M

Highly sophisticated and ergonomic Picus® NxT and Picus® are

workload and protect you from

electronic tip ejection help

Sartorius’ user-friendly and

repetitive strain injury (RSI).

minimise muscle strain during

sophisticated electronic

The multi-purpose adjustment

pipetting. The comfortable

pipettes. Exceptionally

wheel enables fast one-handed

design of the handle and the

compact and lightweight, these

operation. A conveniently

finger hook enables the pipette

pipettes have been specially

located operating button

to rest lightly in your hand,

designed to ease your daily

and one-touch, feather-light

without requiring you to grip the pipette tightly. The electronic brake stops piston movement rapidly and accurately, ensuring high precision, which is especially advantageous in serial dispensing. The unique microwell plate tracker guides you to pipette into the correct wells. jj Single-channel models

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multichannel models a range of 0.2µl – 1200µl jj Eight pipetting modes and six additional modes Calibration adjustment in 1-, 2- or 3-points jj Possibility to store service and calibration related data jj Autoclavable lower parts (excl. 1200μl models) jj Charging with charging stand or micro USB cable jj Possible to continue working with USB charging cable connected jj Li-Polymer battery enables charging in approximately one hour.

cover a volume range

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MEDIC AL L AB DIAGNO S TIC S

PerkinElmer to acquire lab diagnostics firm Euroimmun PerkinElmer has agreed to buy German

employees and achieved sales in more

during the fourth quarter of 2017, subject

medical laboratory diagnostics firm

than 130 countries in 2016, with 45% of

to customary closing conditions and

Euroimmun Medical Laboratory Diagnostics

revenues generated in China, 30% in Europe,

regulatory approval. PerkinElmer projects

for approximately $1.3 billion (R17 billion)

the Middle East and Africa, and 5% in the

the acquisition to be accretive to its

in cash. PerkinElmer says the acquisition

Americas, and 20% in rest of world.

2018 non-GAAP earnings per share.

will expand its reach in the autoimmune

Commenting on its deal to acquire

In January, PerkinElmer announced a

and allergy diagnostic sector, provide new

Euroimmun, Robert Friel, Chairman

deal to acquire Tulip Diagnostics Private, an

infectious disease tests for the Chinese

and CEO at PerkinElmer, said, “With

India-based domestic provider of in vitro

market, and add Euroimmun’s capabilities in

the acquisition of Euroimmun and

diagnostic kits, reagents, and instruments.

reproductive health to its existing market-

its talented team of professionals,

Within the last couple of months, the firm

leading reproductive health portfolio.

we are able to leverage our combined

reported completing the sale of its medical

advanced detection, imaging, and assay

imaging business to Varex Imaging.

Euroimmun is projected to generate approximately $310 million (R4 trillion) in

development capabilities, along with

revenues this year, according to PerkinElmer.

our strong collective market positions

of $514 million (R6.68 trillion) in

The Lübeck-based firm is a recognised

PerkinElmer reported GAAP revenues

and synergistic commercial activities, to

the first quarter of 2017, up 3% on Q1

leader in autoimmune testing, with a

deliver better and more complete solutions

2016. Diagnostics revenues were up

growing presence in infectious disease

to our customers around the world.”

8%, and revenues from discovery and

and allergy testing. Euroimmun has 2400

The transaction is expected to close

New staining solution

analytical solutions were up 1%. M

Easy to trace water Metrohm is pleased to

monitored at all times.)

announce that the successful

jj Maximum ease of use

Ti-Touch titrator family has been

jj Automated transfer of

expanded by a new member, the 917 Ti-Touch Coulometer.

the sample weight. jj Each user can start his or

Just like its siblings, the 917

her favorite applications

Coulometer is a compact, stand-

(up to 14) at a single tap on

alone instrument integrating control unit, magnetic stirrer, and the pump for reagent

the colour touchscreen. jj Titration starts automatically after sample has been added.

exchange into a single spacesaving design. Outstanding

Even more convenience

features and benefits make

jj Paperless reports can be

the 917 Coulometer the preferred solution for routine use in any laboratory.

generated and saved on a flash drive or a network drive. jj Ethernet interface – export results to your LIMS and

The PAS (Periodic Acid Schiff)

acid) in the second step causes

Maximum user safety

reaction is one of the most

the aldehydes to react to

jj Integral pump: Reagent

frequently used chemical

form a brilliant red colour.

methods for the detection of aldehyde and mucosubstances in microscopy. Schiff’s Reagent

Benefits include: jjOutstanding capacity up to 6000 slide /L

Intense is a ready-to-use

jjShelf life of three years

staining solution that when

jjStorage at room

used together with other in

temperature: 15°C to 25°C.

vitro diagnostic products

No space capacity in the

from our portfolio makes target structures in human histological specimen highly visible for diagnostic purposes. In the PAS reaction, the

reagent (fuchsin-sulfuric

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860 Thermoprep or automated

reagent at all times.

with the 885 Compact

jj Crucial parameters

Oven Sample Changer.

(number of determinations,

Contact: 011 656 2686 or

reagent capacity, drift are

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without any warm-up time. Schiff’s Reagent Intense is additional time saving

The addition of a Schiff’s

Can be done individually with

contact with Karl Fischer

jjThe reaction time with reduced to ten min ensuring

into aldehyde groups.

for hard-to-dissolve products.

of a button prevents

refrigerator is required

material is first treat with oxidation of the 1.2-glycols

exchange at the push

jjCan be used immediately and

histological specimen periodic acid, resulting in the

manage them there. jj Thermal sample preparation

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MEDIC AL L AB DIAGNO S TIC S

Smartphones offer a cost-effective option Lack of diagnostic tools in resourcelimited settings remains one of the major obstacles to disease diagnosis and treatment in the developing world. Although significant progress has been made in the availability of highly sensitive and specific molecular diagnostic tests, most of the current technologies are costly, relatively complex, and rely on advanced infrastructure and highly trained personnel, which restrict their applications to clinical laboratory settings. Even in developed countries, the cost of medical

and communication of results at the

of approximately 60°. An external lens

diagnostics can impose hurdles for patients.

detection site. And various imaging and

can make the device suitable for imaging

sensing attachments have been developed

microscopic samples placed at a few

smartphones have emerged to provide

recently that can convert smartphones into

millimeters to centimeters away. By

cost-effective, field-portable and robust

advanced biomedical measurement tools.

forming a simple imaging system, the

Imaging and sensing devices based on

lens can project an image of a microscopic

diagnostic systems to meet global health and related biomedical challenges, both

Fluorescence microscopy

sample onto the active area of the CMOS

in developing and developed countries

Many smartphone diagnostic applications

imager chip installed on the phone.

Furthermore, phone-based devices

have been achieved through fluorescence

Recently, researchers demonstrated

provide additional functionalities that are

readout using a phone’s embedded

that a good option for the choice of the

extremely useful for point-of-care (POC)

camera. In general, the default camera

external lens is a reversed smartphone

applications. The phones’ self-contained

lens of a smartphone is designed for

camera lens. This extremely cost-effective

computational power can enable real-time

capturing large-scale objects in ambient

solution achieves both a decent spatial

data analysis, spatio-temporal tagging Project1:Layout 1 2016/12/09 6:34 AM Page 1 lighting conditions with a viewing angle

resolution and a large field of view (FOV). M

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THER M AL ANALYSIS

Simultaneous analysis with TGA/DSC Mettler Toledo offers the TGA/DSC3+ analyser for the

transition temperatures. The Mettler Toledo TGA/

to excellent weighing

analysis in a single step

performance and precise

process, and makes a wider application range possible.

simultaneous measurement

DSC3+ measures up to 50

temperature control,

of weight change and heat

million resolution points

even when close to a high

flow. The TGA/DSC3+, with

continuously down to 0.1 µg

temperature furnace. This

are various interfaces for

the latest Mettler Toledo

for a 5 gram sample weight.

guarantees reproducible results

hyphenated techniques like

independent from changing

MS (Mass spectrometry),

environmental workplace

FTIR (Fourier transform

complete thermal analyser,

conditions. The TGA/DSC3+

infrared spectroscopy), GC/

provides trustworthy results.

is now available with various

MS (Gas chromatography mass

It allows users to analyse a

TGA, DTA and DSC sensors

spectrometry) or a sorption

wide variety of sample types up

with optimised balance beams,

accessory. All systems for

to 1600 °C. A complementary

which offer better baseline

evolved gas analysis (EGA) can

DSC heat flow sensor

quality, reliable weighing

be operated together with the

simultaneously detects thermal

and simultaneous heat flow

sample robot for the automatic

events such as melting and

results at temperatures from

analysis of multiple samples.

crystallisation in addition to

ambient to 1100ºC or 1600ºC.

providing accurate and precise

This enables complete thermal

XP micro and XPU ultramicrobalances built-in as a

The improved thermostating of the balance contributes

Among the options available

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Introducing the world’s finest DSC/TGA TA Instruments invites you to

low power consumption and

experience the world’s finest

heat generation. It eliminates

Simultaneous DSC/TGA, the

colour temperature changes

Discovery SDT Q650. Discover

that occur with halogen

the advanced engineering and

light sources. A variety of

attention to detail that provides

microscopy techniques are

enhancements in every

supported, including darkfield,

aspect of performance and a

simple polarising, and sensitive

new level of user experience.

colour polarising for gout

Available with or without an

testing and phase contrast.

Autosampler, the Discovery SDT is sure to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Feel and see the evolution in clinical microscopy

New compact inverted routine microscope that does more than ever before Utilising Nikon’s industryleading CFI60 optical system

Regarded as the best value

and LED illumination for

in clinical microscopes, the

both diascopic and epi-

Eclipse Ci-L/S offers the

fluorescence imaging, the

most advanced ergonomics,

new Eclipse TS2 microscope

durability and an unsurpassed

offers brilliantly clear images,

view all wrapped into a sleek,

enabling more efficient cell

compact design. ‘Feel the

culture observation and

Evolution’ in the advanced

documentation. Furthermore,

ergonomic features as well as

a newly developed contrast

‘See the Evolution’ through

observation method and

the revolutionary combination

streamlined operation

of patent pending fly-eye

enhance its use for routine

technology and the world-

laboratory work.

renowned CFI60 optical system. The Ci-L incorporates a high-

The new Eclipse TS2 microscope provides LED-

for quick and efficient cell

thick samples such as iPS cells

culture observation.

which are normally difficult

The newly developed Emboss

to observe with conventional

intensity LED optical system

based diascopic and epi-

Contrast is cost effective and

phase contrast methods.

that is IR-free, significantly

fluorescence illumination.

provides easy observation

Additionally, Emboss Contrast

minimising eyestrain for

LED illumination eliminates

with simple operation. Emboss

is compatible with both glass

users spending long hours

frequent bulb replacement

contrast provides pseudo-three

and plastic culture chambers.

at the microscope. LED

and alignment. It requires

dimensional, high-contrast

illumination also offers very

no warm-up time allowing

images and is suitable even for

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L IM S

Empower your data The Waters NuGenesis Lab Management System (LMS) works seamlessly with the Empower 3 Chromatography Data Software platform (CDS). Once the NuGenesis Lab Management system is installed alongside Empower 3, it archives the data into a searchable repository. This results in a smaller, simpler and easier to manage Empower database. Together, the two systems create a powerful platform to improve workflow and increase the lab’s capabilities. NuGenesis LMS addresses specific data management challenges for Empower users, quality assurance and compliance groups as well as the IT and system administration teams that support the Empower CDS platform. It is designed for networked, enterprise environments and offers enhanced data management capabilities for archiving chromatographic results and extending the availability of these results throughout an organisation. It is specifically designed to improve the productivity of system administrators, data reviewers and end users. Management. NuGenesis easily links data

organisation’s existing informatics

synergistic data, workflow, and sample

from the lab to the business operations

environments, facilitating software

management capabilities to support the

of the enterprise with functionality such

integration and standardisation

entire product lifecycle from discovery

as sample submission and results review,

without the complex, costly, and

through manufacturing. The user-centric

stability testing, scientific search, multi-

time consuming deployments

platform encompasses NuGenesis SDMS, a

vendor software connection, laboratory

often encountered with traditional

compliant-ready data repository, NuGenesis

inventories, data retention and legal hold,

information management solutions.

ELN, a flexible analytical electronic

and laboratory execution methods.

NuGenesis uniquely combines

laboratory notebook, and NuGenesis Sample

NuGenesis readily adapts to an

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Modern and flexible LIMS for your lab More and more laboratories

large number of features already

are required to meet a need for

available in its standard version.

harmonisation of workflows, linearity

In particular, our customers benefit

database and multiple application server and high scalability jjElectronic lab notebook

of processes, reduction of paper,

from the following major technical/

jjIntegration with lab equipment

reduced cost of ownership and an

functional characteristics:

jjLaboratory Intelligence (Dashboards

increase in productivity with a

jjPure Web technology and

guarantee of high standard quality. LabVantage addresses this need with Pure Web technology and a

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and Business Intelligence)

configuration flexibility

jjMobile compatibility.

jjLower cost of ownership

Contact: 011 482 1060 or

jjIndependent operating system,

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L IM S

Valuable market report now available The Global Laboratory

analysis of the company’s

Information Management

strengths, weakness,

System (LIMS) Research Report Forecast for 2017-2021 is now available. This research report is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the LIMS industry overview with growth analysis and historical and futuristic cost, revenue,

opportunities and threats

associated with the company jj Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company jj Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company jj Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company jj Executive biographies

applications and industry chain

– A brief summary

structure. The Laboratory

of the executives’

Information Management System (LIMS) market analysis

employment history jj Key operational heads

is provided for the international

– A list of personnel

market including development

heading key departments/

history, competitive landscape

functionsImportant locations

analysis, and major regions

and subsidiaries – A list

development status.

and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries

About LIMS LIMS is the information

Ÿ

Imaging: Fluorescence and high contrast brightfield

Ÿ

Plate reading: fluorescence, FP, TRF, luminescence

Ÿ

Monochromator UV-Vis absorbance, filterbased fluorescence

Ÿ

Incubation to 45oC

Ÿ

Available CO /O control

Ÿ

Gen 5 Microplate Reader and Image Software 

of the company. jj Detailed financial ratios

management system

for the past five years –

specifically designed for

The latest financial ratios

medical and industrial-related

derived from the annual

laboratories. The solution

financial statements

helps scientists in tracking

published by the company

samples and transmitting

with five years history

data to professionals. LIMS

jj Interim ratios for the last

offers a way of automating the

five interim periods – The

laboratory, and saves time and

latest financial ratios derived

improves the quality of data.

from the quarterly/semi-

Benefits of using LIMS are:

annual financial statements

jj Enhancement in

published by the company

efficiency of business

Never before has there been a product with so much value & flexibility.

Progression of key events

The report provides an definitions, classifications,

Imaging Reader

jj Company history –

demand and supply data. industry overview including

C Y TAT I O N 1

for five interims history.

jj Improvement in quality of reports jj Improvement in quality of data jj Automated quality control and customer reports

Reasons to buy This report provides pinpoint analysis for changing competitive dynamics and it provides a forward

jj Easy accessibility to data

looking perspective on

jj Storage of data in database.

different factors driving or

The profile contains critical

restraining market growth.

company information including: jj Business description – A

It further provides a six-year forecast assessed on the

detailed description of

basis of how the market is

the company’s operations

predicted to grow and it helps in

and business divisions

understanding the key product

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segments and their future. For more information visit: www.futuremarketinsights.

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5

S TR ANGER THAN S CIENCE F IC TION

things scientists just did with CRISPR

It’s like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and edit DNA is speeding the pace of advancements that could lead to treating and preventing diseases.

1. Cancer

virus’s ability to replicate. This use of

4. Crops

In October 2016, a lung cancer patient

the technique, which was tested in three

Just as CRISPR can be used to modify

in China became the first of ten people

different animal models, was the first

the genomes of humans and animals,

in the world to receive an injection

time researchers had demonstrated a way

it can be used to modify the genomes

of cells that had been modified using

to eliminate HIV from infected cells. The

of plants. Scientists are investigating

CRISPR, the journal Nature reported.

researchers reported the results of their

ways to harness the tool’s gene-editing

The researchers, led by oncologist Dr Lu

study in the journal Molecular Therapy.

ability to reduce disease in some crops

You at Sichuan University in Chengdu,

and make others more robust.

modified the immune cells taken from

3. Malaria

the patient’s own blood and disabled a

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of

5. Editing human embryos

gene that produces a protein that cancer

people per year. To attack the problem at

A team led by Jianqiao Liu of

cells normally hijack in order to divide

the source, research teams at Imperial

Guangzhou Medical University in

and multiply. The hope is that without the

College London are aiming to reduce the

China reported in March 2017, in the

protein, the cancer cells won’t multiply

populations of malaria-transmitting

journal Molecular Genetics and Genomics.

and the immune system will win out.

mosquitoes. A group of scientists led by

The scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 to

professors Austin Burt and Andrea Crisanti

introduce and then edit out disease-

will investigate two main courses of action:

causing mutations from human

In May 2017, researchers at Temple

genetically modifying the male mosquitoes

embryos. The study was done to show

University and the University of Pittsburgh

so that they produce more male offspring,

that the genetic editing could be done

used CRISPR to snip the virus from the

and genetically modifying the female

at the embryonic stage. The embryos

cell it was infecting, shutting down the

insects in a way that lowers their fertility.

were not implanted in a human. M

2. HIV

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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 • Verder Scientific

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

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

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

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

Dewar flasks

Electrochemical analysers

• 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 • Eins-Sci • 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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• 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 • Verder 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

Fermentors - process • Esco Technologies • Labotec

Fibre optics • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Furnaces • Verder Scientific

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 • LabHouse • LECO Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Waters)

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details • 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 • Verder Scientific

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 • Eins-Sci • 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 • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

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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 • Eins-Sci • 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

• 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

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

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 • Eins-Sci • 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 • 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

Microbiology • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • Bio-Rad Laboratories

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PROD U C T DIREC TORY • Davies Diagnostics • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd • Esco Technologies • Hach South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep • National Separations • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd • Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

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

Mixers/blenders • AE Solutions • Eins-Sci • 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)

Near infra-red analysers • AE Solutions • Analytical Solutions • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details • 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

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 • Eins-Sci • Labotec • Monitoring & Control Labs

Ovens, furnaces & incubators • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Kuhner) • Celsius Scientific • Eins-Sci • 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 • Verder Scientific

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 • Verder Scientific • 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 • Eins-Sci • 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

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

• Hanna Instruments • Labchem • Labotec • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • Trilab Support cc • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

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 • Eins-Sci • 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

Salt spray chambers • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details Sample preparation equipment/ consumables • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Anatech Instruments • Ilex South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Industrial Analytical • LabHouse • Labotec • LECO Africa • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Waters, Mettler Toledo & Horizon Technology) • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • PANalytical • Verder Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Samplers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Hach South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • PA Cuthbert • PANalytical

Scientific analytical equipment • Bruker South Africa • Hanna Instruments

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

Sieves & shakers • AE Solutions • Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy (Kuhner) • Celsius Scientific • Eins-Sci • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • The Scientific Group • Verder Scientific • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Slip melting point apparatus • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Sodium analysers • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Softening point apparatus • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

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 • Verder 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

Spectrophotometers • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Products • Analytical Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • Eins-Sci • Hach South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Spectroscopy - accessories • Anacon • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Chemetrix • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Life & Analytical Sciences (Perkin Elmer) • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • PANalytical

Spray dryers • Labotec

Stirrers • Anatech Instruments • Eins-Sci • 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

Temperature measurement/ thermometers/thermostats • Davies Diagnostics • Esco Technologies • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Trilab Support cc • unitemp

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

Ultrasonic baths • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Celsius Scientific • Eins-Sci • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

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 • Eins-Sci • 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 • Eins-Sci • 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

Zeta potential • AMS Laboratory Technologies • Analytical Solutions • Micron Scientific • Poretech • SMM Instruments

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AFMS provide certification and supply of biological safety cabinets, laminar flow benches and fume hoods. We supply and install Bsl 3 Laboratories and Bio Containment Facilities and are the authorised dealers for Baker products (www.bakerco.com). We also offer Certification of Clean Rooms and are suppliers of Incubators, Ovens, Water Baths and Circulators. PO Box 459, Honeydew 2040 30 Summit Road, Midrand, Gauteng Tel: 086-111-2367 | Fax: 011-462-1489 Email: afms@afms.bz | www.afms.bz

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Anacon supplies analytical consumables for all major instrument manufacturers and is the sole agent for the PHOTRON range of hollow cathode and deuterium (D2) lamps. Our product range includes: hollow cathode lamps (1.5 and 2�) - coded, uncoded and lumina type; deuterium Lamps for AA, UV, and HPLC detectors; graphite furnace tubes and platforms; and glass or quartz cells (cuvettes).

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Analytical Solutions specialises in the supply of scientific equipment to academic, research and analytical laboratories.

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21 Bavaria Avenue, Midrand, South Africa P O Box 6553, House 1685 South Africa Tel 011 315 5444 | Fax 086 477 6390 sales@biotechsolutions.co.za www.biotechsolutions.co.za

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Bruker is a leading developer and supplier of innovative analytical instrumentation to the Academic, Research and production environment. The company offers products in the following fields: X-Ray (XRF, XRD and SC-XRD), Infra-Red (FT-IR, Raman, NIR and imaging), Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS and Maldi-TOF), magnetic spectroscopy (NMR, EPR and pre-clinical MRI), GC-TQ-MS, LC-TQ-MS and microCT.

Innovation with Integrity Bruker South Africa Tel: +27(0)11-463-6040 info.za@bruker.com www.bruker.com/za

BrunoSteinerLabConsultancyisasupplierofthe followinghightechnologylabequipmentforthe sub-saharan countries: • Advion: Compact and affordable high performance Mass Spectrometer • Bio-Logic: High performance instruments for the research lab - Electrochemistry, Battery & fuel cell, Sensor development, Nanotechnology and Corrosion • Camag: The world leader in Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC/TLC) • Kuhner: The world’s most reliable Shaker/ Shaking Incubator from grams uo to 2 tons Office: +27 11 804 3503 fax: +27 86 719 2778 email: bruno@bslc.co.za www.bslc.co.za Address: PO Box 773, Gallo Manor 2052

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Chemical Analysis Solutions

Chemetrix (Pty) Limited | 400 – 16th Road | Block H Central Park | Midrand Tel +27 11 541 9801 | Fax +27 11 541 9802 Countrywide support call centre 0860-AGILENT (0860 244 5368) Website : www.chemetrix.co.za Email lynnettel@chemetrix.co.za

Offices in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Nairobi

Davies Diagnostics (Pty) Ltd

Clean Room Maintenance offers an unparalleled quality service in the maintenance & validation of containment systems and supply of consumables in the air filtration & purification industry. Proudly and expertly for 30 years and more to come, we supply; install and service all types of Fume Hoods, biohazard safety cabinets; HVAC units and laminar flow units. We provide objective particle count testing of cleanrooms; hospital theatres and we also supply and fit all types of primary, secondary and HEPA filters for all your air purification needs. 16 Berlandina Street, Roodepoort 1724 PO Box 4193, Hamberg 1726 Tel: +27 11 763 8820 Cell: 083 585 0786 | Fax: +27-11-763 2769 Email: cynthiak@cleanroom.co.za

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We offer EXTRAordinary service to all laboratories. Our staff is technically qualified to offer full technical support of all our products. Our product range covers microbiology, haematology, virology, immunology, serology, blood transfusion, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry and general laboratory products. P O Box 3222, Randburg, 2125 Tel:

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Challenging Conventional Sample Processing and Testing Techniques! Hanna Instruments produce the following products: Chemical Test Kits, pH, Conductivity, TDS, ISE, Titration, Dissolved Oxygen, Multi-Parameters Meters, Magnetic Stirrers, Photometers, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Turbidity, Refractometers, Temperature, Relative Humidity, Lux, Process Instrumentation and Dosing Pumps. Head office (JHB) 6 Vernon Road, Morninghill, Bedfordview T: (011) 615 6076 | F: (011) 615 8582 | E: hanna@hanna.co.za CAPE TOWN BRANCH Unit B, 18 Bellville Business Park, Belville, Cape Town T: (021) 946 1722 | F: (021) 946 1723 | E: ct@hanna.co.za DURBAN BRANCH 2 Sunnyside Centre, 48 Sunnyside Lane, Pinetown T: (031) 701 2711 | F: (031) 701 2706 | E: durban@hanna.co.za

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Your trusted source for 26 years! Industrial Analytical (Pty) Ltd. (part of LGC Standards), an ISO 9001:2008 certified and BBBEE rated company, specialises in the supply of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs)/ reference standards, ISO accreditedSolution Standards for ICP/ AAS, Fine Chemicals (high purity metals/compounds and HPLC solvents) and Claisse fusion equipment. ISO Certificates of Analysis (COA), with guaranteed purities (up to 99.999999% pure) and MSDS supplied with our products.

PO Box 12897, Vorna Valley 1686 Tel: 011-466-4321 | Fax: 011-466-4611 Email: sales.za@lgcgroup.com www.lgcstandards.com

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Lasec is an African supplier of many top international brands of scientific and laboratory equipment. We take pride in being a partner to our clients assisting them to achieve optimal precision, performance and results.

[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.

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 www.liebherr.com

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

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Merck is an innovation-driven life science company offering a broad spectrum of proven tools and technologies, together with performance solutions that help our customers succeed in the research, development and production of biotechnology and pharmaceutical drug therapies.

www.merckmillipore.com

Tel: 086-006-3725 Fax: 086-052-2329 Email: labsupply@merck.co.za PO Box 1998, Halfway House, 1685

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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.

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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

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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MERINDA LOTTERING Tel: 011-877-6008 Cell: 084-611-5632 Email: merinda.lottering@newmediapub.co.za

Tel: Jhb: 011-553-2300 Fax: 011-553-2400 CT: 021-914-0393 021-886-9078 CT: 021-886-9157 DBN: 031-701-4705/6 PE: 041-365-5168 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

15 Catherine Avenue MISA Park Northcliff, 2195

Tel: 011-476-8065/8357

Fax: 086-648-1862

Email:  ssscc@netactive.co.za

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Shimadzu SA (Pty) Ltd

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

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

Wild Fig Business Park Units 37-40 1494 Cranberry Street Honeydew Roodepoort 2170

Tel: 011-795-2608

Fax: 011-795-1493

Email: info@shimadzu.co.za

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