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INTO THE WILD: PLANET OF THE APES 4 A quick glance at the fascinating world of wildlife.

LABORATORY SAFETY AND HYGIENE  28 Safe and easy handling of reagents. CHEMICALS AND REAGENTS  29 Improve your lab efficiency.

NEWS 5 Same same, but different.

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MET CERTIFICATION  10 Interpreting specifications. TITRATION 18 Successful Bio-logic seminar at Wits & UCT.

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INTO THE W IL D: PL ANE T OF THE APE S

A beetles’ best friend

Four of six great apes face extinction

Considered at risk of extinction, hermit beetles need to be efficiently monitored. However, due to their life cycle, standard sampling is unreasonably time-consuming and quite damaging to both the species and their habitat. In searching for a solution, scientists suggested that trained dogs might be more successful.

The Eastern Gorilla, made up of two subspecies, has moved from endangered to critically endangered due to a devastating population decline of more than 70% in 20 years. The Eastern Gorilla, Western Gorilla, Bornean Orangutan and Sumatran Orangutan are now listed as critically endangered, whilst the Chimpanzee and Bonobo are listed as endangered.

Fossils discovered of extinct dolphins Continuing to uncover fossil evidence along the coast of South Carolina, researchers, led by a faculty member at the College of Charleston, have discovered a species of extinct dolphin. The toothless dolphin, which lived about 28-30 million years ago, provides new evidence of the evolution of feeding behaviour in whales (which includes dolphins). The species, named Inermorostrum xenops, lived during the same period as Coronodon havensteini, a species of ancient whale. This was announced recently by investigators at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Charleston in Current Biology.

Wild sheep grazed the Black Desert 14 500 years ago

Euro-devil discovered

Scientists have discovered fossil remains of a new carnivorous mammal in Turkey, one of the biggest marsupial relatives ever discovered in the northern hemisphere. The new fossil is a 43 million year old cat-sized mammal that had powerful teeth and jaws for crushing hard food, like the modern Tasmanian Devil. It is related to the pouched mammals, or marsupials, of Australia and South America, and it shows that marsupial relatives, or metatherians, were far more diverse in the northern hemisphere than previously believed. LMS  Issue 5 | 2017

Targeted forest regeneration among the largest and closest forest fragments in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil can dramatically reduce extinction rates of bird species over time, new research shows.

Gasping for air

Excavations of architecture and associated deposits left by huntergatherers in the Black Desert in eastern Jordan have revealed bones from wild sheep, a species previously not identified in this area in the Late Pleistocene. According to archaeologists, the discovery is further evidence that the region often seen as a ‘marginal zone’ was capable of supporting a variety of resources.

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A blueprint for conservation?

Fish are expected to gasp for air and shrink in size by 20 to 30% if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. “Fish, as cold-blooded animals, cannot regulate their own body temperatures. When their waters get warmer, their metabolism accelerates and they need more oxygen to sustain their body functions,” said William Cheung, co-author of the study, associate professor at the Institute for the Ocean and Fisheries and director of science for the Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Programme. “There is a point where the gills cannot supply enough oxygen for a larger body, so the fish just stops growing larger.” M

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Editor’s Note

Same same, but different The African population

medications, tested and

more engagement between

metabolises ARVs differently

reviewed based on the patient’s

medical personnel and patients,

to Europeans – this was proven

response. Genetic profiling

a process in which patients will

through studies conducted by

enables medical professionals to

be more engaged in the planning

Prof Collen Masimirembwa,

understand the genetic status of

of their treatment. This means a

biochemical pharmacologist and

a patient, particularly genes that

positive change the in doctor-

president and chief scientific

affect responses to ARVs.

patient relationship towards a

officer of the African Institute

develop treatment plans

Technology (AiBST).

and prescribe correct ARVs

integrating genetic profiling

at appropriate doses to yield

in patient management,

the best outcome. Additional

says Masimirembwa, will be

benefits of such an approach

increased cost-benefit and

will be cost effectiveness

effectiveness of treatment.

and ensuring better quality

Costs of genetic testing or the

of life during treatment.

alternative drugs might be

Welcome to the fifth issue of LMS. In this edition we have a feature on genetics and what it means to the medical industry, highly successful Waters Technology conference and help Metrohm celebrate their 10 birthday bash. th

We also feature an

SI, measurement at the frontiers, smart and interconnected measurement and embedded and ubiquitous measurement are the four themes scientists have identified as defining metrology for the 2020s,” said Dr Martin Milton, director of BIPM (Bureau International des Poids et Mesures), in his keynote address at the conference. Caradee Wright, specialist scientist at the Environment and Health Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council, Pretoria, wrote an enlighten article for LMS in which she explains her research in preventing skin cancer in SA. We also cover the subjects of chemicals and reagents, HPLC, laboratory safety and hygiene, particle characterisation, PCR, specimen sample preparation, titration and weighing equipment. If you are looking at upgrading your facility with new laboratory equipment, 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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The second outcome of

higher, but will result in the best

we look at Microsep’s recent

conference. “The new quantum

better treatment outcome.

of Biomedical Science and Dear reader,

article on the NLA-SA 2017

This enables doctors to

Biochemical pharmacologist,

Genetics in action

possible outcome for the patient.

As an example, 95% of patients

In many cases, where trial and

with human leukocyte antigen

error could incur both major

allele HLA-B*57:01 have high

costs and detrimental risk to

risk for hypersensitivity to the

the patient, pharmacogenomics

ARV abacavir. Efavirenz, another

profiling will align

ARV, depends on the enzyme

treatment appropriately.

Prof Masimirembwa (above),

CYP2B6 for its metabolism and

suggests a closer look at

elimination. Patients with low

“The shift to precision

human genetics might be one

activity variants of CYP2B6

public healthcare gives

way to improve ARV therapy.

have shown 5-10-fold higher

pharmacogenomics profiling

He has spent much of his

levels above the minimum

another opportunity to

career pioneering forensic

toxic concentration or MTC.

positively improve treatment

DNA and toxicology on the

Concentration higher than the

at population level. Knowledge

African continent and was

MTC has been associated with

that certain populations are at

the first to conduct molecular

severe neuropsychiatric adverse

risk of certain pharmacogenetic

pharmacogenetic studies in

effects including depression,

variations could trigger or

African populations in 1993.

suicidality, nightmares and

result in the presumptive

liver toxicity.

ordering of a genetic test.”

“Every medication follows the same process: ingestion,

As Masimirembwa explains,

“Genetic profiling

absorption, metabolism

approach will enable medical

Genetic testing in SA

and expulsion. ARVs are

professionals to quickly find

Pharmacogenomics tests are

no different. We now know

the best combination of ARVs

now safe and simple – and

certain genes make some

for the patient and avoid

available to the public. An

patients more susceptible to

costly trial and error. It will

example in South Africa is

more rapid absorption of ARV

reduce the risk of unnecessary

mygeneRx, a cheek swab

medications, while others

adverse drug reactions as a

DNA test that can be ordered

process and absorb these

result of incompatibility with

online and conducted in the

medications more slowly based

the patient’s genetic profile.

patient’s home.

on their genetic predisposition,”

Not only can healthcare

says Masimirembwa.

professionals modify

emerging knowledge on the

Based on existing and

the treatment, but also

role of genetics in of disease,

Can we improve lifesaving treatment?

select the best alternative

drug and treatment outcome,

medicines, should patients

Masimiremba advises

ARVs include a broad range of

not respond optimally to

patients to take DNA tests.

medicines that fight the HIV

their current treatment.”

virus at different life stages,

“Well-informed treatment can be done in the fastest possible time as trial and error is reduced

destruction of CD4 T cells. There

Benefits of a pharmacogenomics approach

are now over 30 ARVs on the

Masimirembwa also believes the

Both factors which will reduce

market. It’s often a complicated

nature of pharmacogenomics-

cost of treatment and improve

cocktail of several different

guided treatment will demand

quality of life for the patient.” M

prevent the HIV virus from multiplying, and thus limit the

to a minimum, as well as the risks for adverse drug reactions.

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ScienceDump

Agriculture a culprit in global warming

Ancient Greek statues used to be colourful

Although we know them as pristine, white marble statues, the breathtaking statues of ancient Greece were once painted in bright colours and patterns. The original colours were identified using ultraviolet light. Infrared and X-ray spectroscopy helped researchers identify what materials were used to paint the sculptures.

Chromatophores allow animals to change colour Chromatophores sit just below the surface of the skin in squid, octopuses and cephalopods. A bundle of nerves and muscles causes each chromatophore to expand and contract its sac of pigment. Cephalopods might change their colours to communicate, threaten, or hide. Their ability to alter their body’s colour and texture makes them masters of camouflage.

Getting wisdom teeth removed is likely a waste of time Going under the knife to get your wisdom teeth taken out has become something of a rite of passage. Most of us have been there to offer advice and tips to our friends and family who are themselves about to get those stubborn chompers yanked out. Well, turns out all that pain could’ve been avoided. There is mounting evidence that getting your wisdom teeth removed, in most cases, is totally unnecessary. According to a study in the American Journal of Public Health, at least twothirds of wisdom teeth extractions are unnecessary. To be fair, the procedure is sometimes required. Wisdom teeth can become infected, cause cysts and tooth decay, damage other teeth, and just be a literal pain. But if your wisdom teeth don’t already have these problems, there’s no guarantee they will in the future. That’s why these preventative measures are often a big waste of time, money and wellbeing.

Mosquitoes prefer people with Type O blood What’s your blood type? If you don’t know, we can tell you one little critter that does. Researchers at the Institute of Pest Control Technology of Chiba, Japan, discovered that mosquitoes prefer people with Type O blood.

What’s that red juice in your steak? (hint: it isn’t blood)

Graduation cylinder with soil in it in the celery field, doing soil test Agriculture has contributed

changes to the amount of

nearly as much to climate

carbon in the soil can have

change as deforestation by

really big consequences for how

intensifying global warming,

much carbon is accumulating

according to US research that

in the atmosphere.”

has quantified the amount

marked the first time the

by farming. Some 133 billion

amount of carbon pulled out

tonnes of carbon have been

of the soil has been spatially

removed from the top two

quantified. The 133 billion

metres of the earth’s soil

tonnes of carbon lost from

over the last two centuries

soil compares to about 140

by agriculture at a rate that is

billion tonnes lost due to

increasing, said the study in

deforestation, he said, mostly

PNAS, a journal published by the

since the mid-1800s and

National Academy of Sciences.

the Industrial Revolution.

Global warming is largely due

potential for the earth’s soil

dioxide in the atmosphere

to mitigate global warming

from such activities as burning

by absorbing more carbon

fossil fuels and cutting down

through such practices as

trees that otherwise would

better land stewardship,

absorb greenhouse gases

more extensive ground cover

such as carbon dioxide.

to minimise erosion, better

But this research showed the significance of agriculture as a contributing factor as well,

Physicists may have cracked quantum communication

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diversity of crop rotation and no-till farming, he said. The world’s nations

said Jonathan Sanderman, a

agreed in Paris in 2015

soil scientist at the Woods Hole

to reduce emissions of

Research Center in Falmouth,

greenhouse gases generated

Massachusetts and one of

by burning fossil fuels that

the authors of the research.

are blamed by scientists

While soil absorbs carbon

for warming the planet.

in organic matter from plants

President Donald Trump

and trees as they decompose,

pulled the United States

agriculture has helped deplete

out of the landmark Paris

that carbon accumulation

accord in May, saying it

in the ground, he said.

would undermine the US

Widespread harvesting

economy and weaken national

removes carbon from the

sovereignty. Supporters of the

soil as do tilling methods

accord, including some leading

that can accelerate erosion

US business figures, said

and decomposition.

Trump’s move was a blow to

“It’s alarming how much

international efforts to tackle

carbon has been lost from the

global warming that would

soil,” he told the Thomson

isolate the United States.

Reuters Foundation. “Small

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But the findings show

to the accumulation of carbon

Meat lovers swear by juicy medium rare steaks. Others find the ‘bloodiness’ unappetising and opt for well-done instead. While the liquid that oozes out of raw red meat does resemble blood, it is actually just a mixture of water and a protein called myoglobin. And it’s safe to eat. The role of myoglobin is to help carry oxygen to muscle cells. It is naturally redcoloured, which is why people assume it’s blood. Myoglobin does darken, however, when it is exposed to heat. This is essentially why more ‘well-done’ steak no longer looks red or ‘bloody’, despite still containing the myoglobin.

Quantum mechanics is utterly strange, but little by little quantum physicists have been able to use its mind-bending quirks to their advantage. In 2017, a team of Chinese scientists announced that they had used quantum principles to transfer an image from one location to another - without any transfer of particles. The achievement they claimed is known as counterfactual quantum communication.

Sanderman said the research

of carbon taken from the soil

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ME T CERTIF IC ATION

Interpreting specifications

By John Wilson

We often quote ‘let the buyer beware’

votes. The result might then be expressed as

at the array of digital watches available

and think of it in the used car context, but

‘86% of people surveyed said that they liked

verses a good analog watch and you can

this should apply right across the board

pumpkin’. That would be true if we assume

see the result. Do not fall into this trap.

to everything we buy or use. Writing

that 129 of the adults’ questioned said that

specifications can mislead the buyer into

they liked pumpkin. If we then assume

many factors to consider such as the A/D

purchasing totally the wrong product for a

that ten of the ‘don’t knows’ were adults

converter resolution and count, the number

specific application. Laboratory personnel

and remove them from the sample, you

of ranges, input impedance (ac and dc),

can have a difficult job trying to establish

could then say that ‘92% of people surveyed

signal conditioning (ac-conversion, current,

what the uncertainty of measurement

said that they liked pumpkin’. This is a

resistance), noise rejection, operating ranges

actually is regarding the piece of equipment

very different presentation of the original

etc. These all have a bearing on the quality

they are using.

information and is correct in the form that

of the measurement to be taken and must

it is stated. The subtlety is the change in

be considered especially when selecting

the words and the sample group used.

an instrument for a specific application.

This article introduces basic specification concepts that are typically used with

In a digital instrument there are also

laboratory equipment and will show

In technical measurements, the

examples of how to interpret them.

same principle applies. Conservative

more accurate than the older generation of

Digital multi-meters (DMMs), are generally

The emphasis will be on electrical and

manufacturers provide all the information,

analog meters. There are also a multitude

temperature instrumentation specifications

whilst others supply only half of the

of DMMs available with a wide range in the

but the same principles apply across

information in the logical place and hide

price tag. To really compare accuracy one

all disciplines of measurement.

the rest away in the fine print. Let’s explore

must calculate to total instrument accuracy

some of the basic measurement concepts.

for the reading expected on the range and

Interpreting specifications

Accuracy is a term used to state how

There are many ways to express a

close the measurement is to the ideal (or

3½ digit hand-held DMM specification

measurement. In most cases, the

absolute) point, resolution is how small

may be stated as 0.1% of reading + 1 digit

measurement given is expressed reasonably

a difference the measurement process is

on the 200mV dc range. If the reading to

but in some ‘unscrupulous’ cases, playing

able to determine and repeatability is the

be taken is approximately 180mV then the

with the way the specification is presented,

ability to reproduce the same measurement

total accuracy at 180mV would be 0.156%.

makes the reader believe that the value is

under the same conditions. In all cases,

If you now measured 18mV on the same

actually much better than it really is, without

of all measurements, there is a degree

range, the total accuracy would be 0.66%.

actually lying. A very common example

of uncertainty about the measurement

Thus the lower the reading value is on

is the abuse of statistics to stress or bias a

taken and it is probably true to say that

the range, the greater the effect of the

point of view or skew information. Let us

no measurement is a measurement,

digits to the accuracy. This is why the a/d

briefly look at how survey data can easily be

if an uncertainty is not expressed.

converter resolution and the number of

manipulated.

Generally analog instruments are specified as % @ Full Scale (% F.S.). So a

the function required. For example, a typical

ranges on an instrument are so important. Manufacturers know that the emphasis

Do you like pumpkin?

specification of ±2% F.S. on a range of 2.5V

will be placed on the first part of the

Of the 1 000 people interviewed (700 children,

means that the instrument is accurate to

specification and that it will generally be

150 teenagers and 150 adults), 800 said no, 150

±2% only at full scale (an input of 2.5V). If the

interpreted as 0.1% so the unscrupulous

said yes and 50 said they don’t know.

input voltage drops to say 1.5V the accuracy

manufacture will ‘load’ the specification

specification drops to ±3.3% and if the input

in the second part by adding digits to cater

is 0.5V the accuracy specification is ±10%.

for basic inaccuracy. This is sometimes

So the result could be expressed as ‘only 15% of (all) the people surveyed like

Digital instruments are assumed to

ridiculous and some of the specifications

supplier, you would rather not use this result

be accurate because they are digital. Just

can be seen as 0.1% of reading + 12 digits.

and could modify the survey by changing

because a device has a digital display, it

This means that at least the whole last digit

the sample group to include only the adult

does not mean that it is accurate. Just look

of the reading can be thrown away. In other

pumpkin’. But if you were a pumpkin

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ME T CERTIF IC ATION words, if the same reading of 18mV was taken

source devices such as a calibrator, signal

This means that the measuring instrument

on the 200mV range of the 3½ digit meter,

generator etc. Source devices have their

needs to be able to resolve better than 50

the specification is telling you that the

own problems of stability over the short

KV to have a reasonable reading. Not many

reading can be anywhere between 16.78mV

and long term, floor spec, as well as the

industrial instruments can actually do that

and 19.22mV and still be in specification.

previous items discussed because source

though most show at least one decimal place,

Transformed to total accuracy the 0.1% +12

devices also have a measuring component

leading the operator to believe that they

digits on the 18mV reading would be 6.77%.

which provides the feedback path of what

are able to measure 0.1°C and thus that they

This is a very long way away from the 0.1%

is happening at the output of the device.

can resolve to better than 5 KV. This is not

If we now look at a precision source

likely. It takes a very sophisticated piece of

implied in the first part of the specification. There are many meters that are specified

instrument such as a calibrator, the

equipment and procedures to measure 5KV.

as % of Input + % of Range. If you are

following two specifications have been

required to compare this type of DMM to

extracted from the data sheets.

to consider such as the Cold Junction

one specified in the former way, the only

0.005% of setting + 0.001% of range + 5KV

Compensation, the linearisation functions

way is to calculate the total instrument

0.004% of setting + 0.0001% of range

and so on. Again, there are many places

accuracy and then compare the two. Manufacturers also know that generally

In the instrument, there are other issues

At first glance, the second appears to

for the unscrupulous manufacturer to

be the more accurate of the two but in

hide the real story or to manipulate the

customers will look at the basic dcV

actual fact, the two cannot be compared

specifications to present a better picture.

specification and assume that the rest of

until the operating temperature range has

the meter functions and ranges will be

been made the same for both. The former

measurement and the purpose of this article

the same. This is very far from the truth

is specified over an operating range of 20°

is to draw the reader’s attention to the

as the basic dcV range is usually the most

to 30°C and the latter at 23°C±1. In the fine

way that specifications are written and to

accurate part of the meter. The higher

print, the temperature co-efficient for the

ensure that when they look at any product

ranges require the divider linearity to be

second calibrator was found and is stated

or specification, they take into account all

taken into account and the other functions

as (10PPM setting + 1PPM range + 4KV)/°C.

the matters relating to the measurement

such as acV, resistance and current bring

Applying the correction for the

There are examples in all fields of

or the specification. This article has only

in more uncertainly by the very nature of

temperature co-efficient so that both

addressed a few of the points to consider

the way that the measurement is done.

calibrators can be compared over

when interpreting specifications. Ensure

approximately the same operating range

that all the points are covered in a detailed

most abused as far as specifications are

of 20-30°C the specifications are now:-

analysis. If in doubt, visit your local

concerned. The method of expressing the

0.005% of setting + 0.001% of range + 5KV

accredited calibration laboratory and check

specification is the same but with acV,

0.008% of setting + 0.0014% of range + 16KV

that the instrument actually performs

In a DMM the acV is probably the

issues such as input impedance, frequency

It is obvious now that the former is much

they way you expect it to and that it does

response and bandwidth, volts/hertz ratio

better than the latter and this is exactly why

really meet the requirements of your job.

and crest factor all need to be taken into

the manufacturer of the second product

If you are not able to calculate the total

account. One of the most misleading acV

expressed the specification the way they did.

instrument accuracy, ask the calibration

issues is, however, the case of whether the

Temperature is one of the most widely

laboratory manager to assist you, or better

DMM is an average responding or a true

measured parameters and is actually

still, to actually verify the instrument’s

RMS responding meter. (Table 1 shows the

difficult to measure accurately, especially

performance, against its specifications, so

effect of the wave shape on the reading of

with the common thermocouple. There

that you can have confidence in your results.

the two types of measurement). The user

are many factors to consider in the way

must, however, remember to check what

the measurement is taken. A standard, off

References

is going to be measured and ensure that

the shelf, type J thermocouple, made to

Fluke, Calibration, Philosophy in Practice, Fluke

they have the right instrument for the job

industry standards, may have a ±3°C variance

Corporation, 1994.

or the results could be disastrous. Imagine

in absolute terms. The very nature of the

Fluke, Can you trust your meter reading?

getting a reading of up to 50% less than

device makes it relatively inaccurate but it is

Fluke Corporation,1995

it should be or in some cases, the meter

generally repeatable. To measure it, however,

J Wilson, Principles of Calibration, Fluke SA, 1984.

may not even ‘see’ the parameter to be

is a challenge. A one degree variance of

J Wilson, Principles of Temperature

measured because it is too small or too fast.

temperature on a type J thermocouple

Measurement, Fluke SA, 1984.

represents approximately a 50 KV change in

Various Manufacturer’s data sheets, not listed

the thermocouple circuit. That is 0.000050 V.

due to confidentiality issues. M

So far, we have been looking at measuring devices, but the same is true of

Table 1 Average vs. True RMS Type of meter Measuring circuit

Average responding True RMS responding

Response to sine wave

Multiples rectified Correct average by 1.1 RMS-calculating converter Correct calculates heating value

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Response to square wave

Response to distorted wave

10% high

Up to 50% low

Correct

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process is able to determine and

the specification in the second part

difficult job trying to establish what the

repeatability is the ability to reproduce

by adding digits to cater for basic

certainty of measurement actually is

the same measurement under the same

inaccuracy.

regarding the piece of equipment they

conditions.

a. 0.1%

A B

are using. a. True

A

b. False

B

2 The emphasis will be on _______ and temperature instrumentation specifications but the same principles apply across all disciplines of

a. Repeatability

A

b. 1.1%

b. Resolution

B

c. 1.0%

C

c. Measurement

C

d. 2.1%

D

d. Accuracy

D

5 Generally analog instruments are

a. Chemical

A

b. Physical

B

c. Electrical

C

d. Numerical

D

0.1% +12 digits on the 18mV reading would be 7.77%.

specified as % @ Full Scale (% F.S.). a. True

measurement.

b. False

8 Transformed to total accuracy the

A

a. True

A

B

b. False

B

9 In a DMM the ___ is probably the most

6 _______ multi-meters (DMMs), are generally more accurate than the older generation of analog meters.

abused as far as specifications are concerned.

a. Direct

A

a.CvA

A

of statistics to stress or bias a point of

b. Distant

B

b. vAc

B

view or skew information.

c. Digital

C

c. acV

C

D

d. Avc

D

3 A very common example is the abuse

a. True

A

b. False

B

4 _______ is a term used to state how

d. Diagnostic

7 Manufacturers know that the emphasis will be placed on the first part of the

10 Temperature is one of the most widely measured parameters and is actually easy to measure accurately,

close the measurement is to the ideal

specification and that it will generally

(or absolute) point, resolution is how

be interpreted as ______ so the

a. True

A

small a difference the measurement

unscrupulous manufacture will ‘load’

b. False

B

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Defining metrology for the 2020s The new quantum SI, measurement at

the importance of SI traceability, which

information available on the state of

the frontiers, smart and interconnected

offers the advantages of coherent, stable

the environment but, for continued,

measurement and embedded and ubiquitous

and comparable environmental data.

further success, measurements need

measurement are the four themes scientists

All three features, he argued, are key for

to be traceable to SIs and new ways are

have identified as defining Metrology for the

the sound decisions required to shape

required to disseminate traceability.

2020s, said Dr Martin Milton, director, BIPM

environmental policies at a global, national

(Bureau International des Poids et Mesures),

and local level and which generally have

Conference is in its 37th year, noted John

in his keynote address to the NLA-SA’s 2017

significant financial implications.

Wilson, chairperson of the National

T&M Conference.

The annual T&M (Test and Measurement)

Laboratory of South Africa’s (NLA-SA), in

The new quantum SI (International

his opening address to the conference.

System of Units) takes advantage of

He outlined the continuing success the

advances in quantum metrology by fixing

NLA-SA is achieving. Representation

the values of physical and atomic constants

made by the NLA-SA at local, regional and

in revising base units, while measurement

international level far outweighs the size

at the frontiers refers to those beyond

of the association, which, he added, for ‘a

the boundaries of today’s measurement

small organisation carries a big punch’.

capability, such as length scales from the

The theme of this year’s conference, which

atomic to the very large, and timescales

ran from 30 July (registration) to 2 August

from attoseconds to millennia. Smart and

2017 in Centurion, was measurements for

interconnected measurement makes use of

growth in Africa, with contributions covering

networked information, using large numbers

measurement and testing in industry;

and different types of sensors, integrating

measurement traceability; laboratory

data from various systems and calibrating across networks through data fusion. Embedded and ubiquitous measurement

John Wilson and the keynote speaker Martin Milton. International collaboration across

quality system; and laboratory staff. Two hundred and fifty participants attended the conference which, for 2017, was restricted

infers that metrology capability will be at the

the metrology sector is also critical

to two days due to the special events hosted

heart of products and systems as technology

to ensuring that the required high

by the National Metrology Institute of South

converges. As a result, critical measurement

quality data is available. The BIPM, an

Africa (NMISA) to celebrate 70 years of

systems will be in real time and traceability

intergovernmental organisation through

accurate scientific measurement (metrology)

will at the point of measurement.

which Member States act together on

and 10 years of Institutional existence.

Citizen Science was another important

matters related to measurement science

The NLA-SA is the representative body

trend that is growing in importance, added

and measurement standards, not only

looking after the interests of the large

Dr Milton, with interesting new devices

works with the six regional organisations

number of accredited and non-accredited

readily available, such as a noise tube that

in metrology but runs projects such as

laboratories in South Africa. This includes

turns a mobile phone into a noise pollution

the current initiative to support capacity

measuring, testing, calibration, verification

sensor and an air quality egg to collect

development in national metrology

and other bodies, as well as laboratories

readings on carbon dioxide concentrations.

institutes on air quality measurements.

which operate in well-defined areas of

Speaking on measurement, metrology and the environment, Dr Milton highlighted

In concluding his address, Dr Milton noted that there is much good measurement

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Protecting our lions

The roar of the wild lion is powerful, and

on a starry night in the wild, can make any grown man shudder. It’s no wonder, fierce, strong and majestic in appearance, lions command respect and have earned the title; ‘King of the Beasts’. Found in Africa, their numbers have reduced by more than 40% over the last two centuries, and it’s estimated that only between 20 000 to 35 000 still roam, mainly in game parks and reserves in Sub-Saharan Africa. They have no enemies, except man, and with human populations growing and taking lion habitat, we may soon reach the point where the African lion

Veterinary procedure at UCC where the first privately owned Genetic Biobank for endangered African mammals is situated, offering a platform for multi-disciplinary national and international research.

may become extinct and their roar will not be

of the fittest and strongest of a species, a

is highly prevalent in game parks such as

heard on any night.

healthy and diverse genetic pool is stored

the Kruger National Park and poses a threat

safely for future generations. All research at

to many species. A local university intends

numbers of African wildlife species

the UCC is conducted by expert scientists,

working with the UCC’s resident spotted

inspired the owners and scientists involved

veterinarians and zoologists from research

hyenas to try and discover what makes them

with the Ukutula Conservation Centre

and academic institutions locally and abroad.

resistant to the causative agent/bacteria.

The drastic decline in the population

Since 2006, numerous research studies

Educating the public is vitally important to

owned genetic biobank for endangered

have been completed by various research

Jacobs and his wife, Gill. Jacobs mentions, “If

African mammals and to offer a platform

institutions and scientists at Ukutula. For

people value something, they protect it, and

for multi-disciplinary national and

instance, Dr Imke Lüders, a renowned

therefore they need to know about it to care

international research. This state-of-

wildlife veterinarian and reproduction

about it.” For this reason, they feel it’s vitally

the-art research and conservation facility

specialist from Germany, was able to use

important to educate the student academia

is situated on 260 hectares of unspoiled

her results from the research with lions

and public. In addition to the various Wildlife

bushveld west of Pretoria, near Brits.

at Ukutula to successfully breed a pair

and Conservation courses and educational

of Asiatic Golden Cats, using artificial

programmes for post graduate students

the biobank has been completed and the

insemination for the first time to ensure

and schools, the UCC invites around 4 000

laboratory has recently been equipped

the future of this rare and beautiful species.

school children each year, many from

with brand new equipment, some of which

During Dr Lüders research, a new semen

the poorest of communities to attend an

was sponsored by the scientific company

collection method was pioneered at the

educational wildlife programme. For most

Labotec. “The equipment so generously

UCC (reference: http://ucc-biobank.org/

of them, this is their first introduction to

sponsored for the laboratory has been

results/). While performing transrectal

the large predators, where they can see

invaluable for the work undertaken at

ultrasound, a urethral catheter is advanced

their majestic appearance, hear them

the UCC,” says Willi Jacobs, owner and

in which the semen may gather by capillary

roar, and learn to respect their plight.

founder of the UCC. “Since the launch of

forces. When performing this procedure,

The declining wildlife population is

the biobank in February, we have hosted

the health of the animal’s internal organs

critically related to restricted territories

the Tshwane University of Technology

can be checked simultaneously. This method

(habitat isolation), inbreeding and

final year Veterinary Technology students

ensures the collection of higher concentrated

poaching by man. Therefore, reproductive

for a five day competency module.” (video

semen samples compared to the standard

performance is of utmost importance. If

reference: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMS-

methods employing electro ejaculation.

we remove the insects from the cycle of

Surprisingly, there is still much we

life the entire biological network will fall

(UCC) to establish the first privately

The initial stage of buildings to house

7z3vCio). “We have also completed various procedures, collecting bio-data and

don’t know about the lion and other wild

apart, can you imagine what would happen

samples to be stored at the biobank.” (video

game. For instance, National Geographic

if we remove the large predators of Africa?

reference: https://youtu.be/abE0NLLSMjI).

filmed a documentary at Ukutula about

“Wildlife conservation through ethical

“In addition,” says Jacobs, “since the

the development of the foetus in the lions´

scientific research and development is

beginning of May, we have been hosting

womb, which revealed never before known

the only realistic and long-term solution

a research project from the University

facts. More examples of unique research

to our dwindling wildlife populations

of Pretoria which aims to study and

done at the UCC include studies on lions’

and other conservation challenges,” says

document the reproductive cycle of the

big yawning habits. A Swedish university

Jacobs. The valuable data and bio-material

female African lion. This is a long-term

conducted psychology research projects to

stored in the UCC Biobank will form part

project and here too, the equipment

compare the contagious yawning effects on

of the ex-situ population management

sponsored will be of incredible value.”

the pride and empathetic relationships in

and conservation. They may become vital

The critical decline in especially the

humans. From dental work, genetic research

tools for the advancement of Assisted

lion population numbers consequentially

and studying bovine tuberculosis (BTB) – are

Reproductive Technologies (ART). ART will

results in a decrease in genetic diversity.

just some of the areas of research undertaken

hopefully contribute to the restoration of

By preserving the viable genetic and

at the UCC. The spotted hyena is one of

genetic diversity of endangered wildlife,

reproductive material, especially sperm,

only a few animals resistant to BTB, which

for both in-and ex situ populations. M

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At the forefront of development Microsep, with more than 30 years

manager, Waters Division of Microsep.

experience in the laboratory supply

The main product lines that were

chemicals, Recipe test kits and reference materials for HPLC and LC/MS, Peak

industry, proudly hosted the highly

showcased included the portfolio of Waters

Scientific laboratory gas generators, and

successful Waters Technology Conference,

separation science, mass spectrometry

Mettler Toledo weighing equipment.

which took place at the Birchwood Hotel,

and laboratory information management

Boksburg 25-27 July.

systems. Complementary brands

with global leading brands that

New laboratory products and advanced

Microsep is proud to be associated

represented were Horizon Technology

provide innovative solutions that

analytical technologies were showcased

sample preparation systems, Teledyne

assist customers in the life sciences,

at the event and were favourably received

Hanson Research tablet dissolution

pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical,

by delegates and visitors alike.

systems, Vicam mycotoxin testing

forensic, research, environmental,

kits, ERA certified reference materials

and food and beverage markets.

“The event was an opportunity for Microsep, along with Waters Corporation,

(CRM) and proficiency testing (PT)

one of its major international principals,

products, Romil high-purity solvents and

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to showcase how leading-edge analytical and laboratory products address today’s scientific and business challenges. The innovative strengths of our international suppliers are at the forefront of developing new technologies to meet these challenges, thus boosting lab productivity and costeffective decision-making,” says Richard Jelley, managing director of Microsep. Local as well as international specialists presented interactive workshops, scientific talks and demonstrations. “This resulted in a well-balanced and successful event that catered for both commercial, scientific and research interests. The benefits of organising and hosting this type of event is further proof of our commitment to the industry and our customers,”

Caryn Hepburn and Tyren Dodgen (Microsep) with Francois Dreyer (Provincial Veterinary Laboratory,

commented Louis van Huyssteen, sales

Stellenbosch) and Wessel Kriek (Hortec, Somerset West)

at Lab Africa Labtech Africa has been in the Mining

Laboratory Industry for the past 30+ years. The company specialises in the supply and manufacture of world-class sampling and sample preparation equipment. “We’ve been part of the Lab Africa exhibition a few times and this year has been our best with the most positive feedback and new customer leads. Please refer to our contact details for more info on our products and services,” Madeleen Graaff, marketing and product coordinator.

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Miulab highlights quality and detail Miulab are the distributors for

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in South Africa. Miulab,

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instruments and accessories.

an innovative and vigorous

The product range include

company specialising in

thermo shaker incubators, dry

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instruments and devices.

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Every detail from product

indicator incubators,

designing to manufacturing

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is user-oriented. Miulab

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for business on 1 September

ALS’s premium products

1997. The shareholders of the

include ATM (metallurgical

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sample preparation),

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Instron (universal testing),

wanted to achieve when starting

TA Instruments (thermal

the company.

analysis), Krűss (advanced

These included promoting

surface science), JEOL (electron

premium products, offering

microscopy), WITec (Raman)

the highest level of technical

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Successful Bio-Logic seminar at WITS & UCT Thomas Guillon, Bio-Logic’s

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speaker at two siminars to

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TITR ATION

Modularity combined with titration efficiency and process security In today’s highly competitive

ensures automatic recognition of USB

environment, having the right equipment is

and RS232 devices, as well as additional

of great importance to achieve an efficient

burette drives and sensor boards. This

standard on all Excellence instruments.

work process. In order to deliver accurate

means you can use these resources

Wireless data transfer from balance

results quickly, comply with regulations and

immediately and without further

to titrator is now possible on single

make the most of your staff skills, you need

configuration, giving you the utmost

samples, eliminating transcription

a titrator you can trust. Mettler Toledo’s

security in your titration analysis.

errors due to manual entry. The

Titration Excellence provides the right innovation to meet your needs. Titration Excellence enables you to

performed on the same instrument. A SmartSample reader is installed as

The Plug & Play titration electrodes

SmartSample solution is therefore an

contain the sensor chip in the electrode

intelligent choice for both single- and

head that stores all relevant data of

automated multi-sample titration.

integrate your device in any workflow

the pH and metal titration electrodes.

process you need. The Plug & Play concept

As soon as the Plug & Play sensor is

convenience of a centrally managed

connected to the Excellence titrator, it is

software system that can control several

automatically recognised and ready for use.

different instruments including balances,

Demands put on the laboratory and

The LabX 2017 platform provides the

density meters, refractometers, melting

plant can change quickly. This is no

point apparatus, quantos, Karl Fischer

problem at all with Titration Excellence.

and titrators, as well as pH meters and

The system is optimally adapted to fit

UV/VIS spectrophotometers. A single

your current and future requirements.

database means all users can access the

Thanks to the modular set-up volumetric

same methods, sample series, results,

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and more, whether at the instrument

conductivity measurements and multiple

or using a remote computer.

ion standard addition for example, direct sodium determination can be

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Automated analysis of pH, conductivity, alkalinity from a 15ml sample tube Mantech is offering a

higher sample throughput on

new cutting-edge system

a smaller system footprint.

configuration for the analysis

This results in huge savings

of pH, conductivity and

in capital equipment and

alkalinity from a 15mL tube,

reagent costs, as well as

which allows for a larger

faster analysis per sample.

rack capacity on the smallest autosampler.

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The AutoMax73, provides

Compact, stand-alone titrator more powerful than ever Metrohm has released a new version of

are key. Routine users may connect a

the 916 Ti-Touch Titrator for potentiometric

thermal printer to their 916 Ti-Touch

titration. New convenient features and

to print reports in the laboratory.

stat titrations, the 916 Ti-Touch now

additional capabilities make the 916

Alternatively, a network printer may be

covers all modes of potentiometric

Ti-Touch more powerful than ever.

used or results may be exported straight

titration: Dynamic titration, monotonic

into any LIMS or they can be managed

titration, endpoint titration, pH-stat

Users may now connect a second titration stand, do pH-stat titrations, benefit from dedicated automation for

using Metrohm Ti-Base software. With the possibility to perform

titration, and manual titration. Together with the 916 Ti-Touch, the

up to 24 samples with a new budget

new 810 Sample Processor is available

sample processor, and more.

for the fully automated analysis of up

The Ti-Touch instrument series was

to 24 samples. Particularly interesting

designed with the routine user in mind.

for routine users in regulated industries

Operators can start their favourite

such as pharma and food is that

methods with a single touch of an icon

measurements with the 916 Ti-Touch

on the graphical user interface of the

are compliant with GLP and the

instrument. Such method shortcuts are

requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

available for up to 14 different methods. Connectivity and networkability

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Titration Excellence Efficient, Secure and Modular Modular Expansion – Suit your needs at any time

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SPECIMEN/S A MPL E PREP

Never switch off

Automated SPE-DEX 5000 disk extraction system Horizon Technology, a global

disk extraction system that

manufacturer of automated

conditions the disk, loads

sample preparation systems

the sample (20mL to 2L) and

for the analysis of organic

elutes the analytes all without

compounds and oil and

intervention. A benchtop

grease testing, offers the

system with optional use in a

new SPE-DEX 5000 Extractor

hood, the SPE-DEX 5000 is a

system for the extraction

rugged system incorporating

of semivolatile/nonvolatile

clean materials to allow

organic compounds.

extraction of low concentration

Büchi Labortechnik AG is

with infinite-control. It informs

introducing the modular

the user about the condenser,

Lyovapor platform for freeze-

all shelf- and product-

extraction of semivolatile/

a number of features that

drying. With Infinite-Technology,

temperatures as well as chamber

nonvolatile compounds from

facilitate easy use of the system

the Lyovapor L-300 offers

pressure. “With infinite-control

drinking water, wastewater,

including the ability to run

continuous sublimation for the

the customer has full control of

seawater and other types of

previously developed methods

first time. This means infinite

all relevant process parameters

liquid samples using solid

with just a few clicks. It also

freeze-drying that never needs

anytime anywhere,” says Philipp

phase extraction (SPE) disks.

offers the flexibility to optimise

to be switched off (one condenser

John, product group manager at

The entire process is computer

many parameters for the best

thaws and the other freezes

Buchi. Customers can operate

controlled and can process

performance in recovery and

simultaneously). Infinite-Control

the Lyovapor directly at the

a sample unattended.

precision of desired analytes.

allows entire process control of

instrument as well as from a

all relevant parameters, also via

workstation.

mobile devices. With the launch of Lyovapor

The SPE-DEX 5000 automates

compounds. The system offers

The SPE-DEX 5000 is a

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three-position automated

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The software of infinitecontrol offers data recording,

L-300 and L-200, Buchi offers

customised reporting,

a new platform for freeze-

quick design of methods

drying. While the L-200 is

and real-time schematics

designed for quantities up to

and diagrams. In addition,

6kg (-55°C), the Lyovapor L-300

the software allows a

is the first freeze dryer for

sample protective state

unlimited capacity (-105°C). Both

and end-point detection.

platforms, L-300 and L-200, are individually configurable

Endless capacity

and adaptable to changing

The Lyovapor L-300 is the first

requirements at any time.

laboratory freeze dryer with continuous sublimation thanks

Full control of all process parameters

to infinite-technology.

Lyovapor L-300 and L-200 come

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Clear cut histology and pathology sample prep range SLEE medical offers a

and competence allows

complete product range for

fulfillment of individual requests

sample preparation in histology

and custom-made solutions.

and pathology applications. With more than 50 years of

The product range includes: jjTissue processors

experience in development,

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production and sales of

jjMicrotomes

freezing microtomes,

jjCryostats

microtomes and histological

jjStaining systems

equipment, SLEE medical

jjCytocentrifuges

ensures high product quality. The combination of flexibility

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SPECIMEN/S A MPL E PREP

Avoid delays in processing samples The new Thermo Scientific molten wax

Features:

dispensers are designed to meet the

jj Space saving form factors

needs of high-workflow laboratories by

jj Ultra fast heating system minimises the

providing an on-demand delivery of molten wax. These dispensers are offered in two capacities: a 7.5L unit and a 15L, dual-well unit. Digital temperature control provides

wait for molten wax jj 7.5 or 15L capacity (6kg or 12kg of pelletised wax) jj Digital temperature control – high-

accurate temperature control of the molten

capacity model features individual

wax. The ultra-fast heating system ensures

controls for each of the dual reservoirs

rapid melting of pelletised wax, with melted

jj Aluminum inner tank provides good thermal conductivity and improved temp control jj Insulated paraffin tank prevents heat loss from the tank and ensures that outer surfaces of the tank are safe to touch jj Non-drip, three-position lever tap–push dispense, lock open for rapid delivery or locked closed for safety jj Dedicated tap-heating system prevents blockages and ensures even flow of wax

wax readily available thirty minutes after

jj High tap position (153mm from the bench)

the wax dispenser is filled.

accommodates large containers for

The inner tank is manufactured from

transferring molten wax

aluminium for good thermal conductivity

jj Integral tap filter screen (0.5mm mesh)

and improved temperature control. It has

prevents coarse particles from blocking

a filter screen fitted to prevent coarse

the delivery tap

particles from blocking the delivery tap. The

jj Anti-microbial coating (Ag+) to inhibit

tank is also fully insulated to prevent heat

growth of bacteria.

loss from the tank and to ensure that the

Contact 011 315 5434 or

outer surfaces of the tank are safe to touch.

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Reduce sample sizes using automated dosing An extensive amount of waste is

As green chemistry becomes high profile

sample and Quantos will add the correct

generated by sample preparation methods

and pressure mounts on the pharmaceutical

amount of solvent, by weight, to reach

in analytical laboratories. Samples

industry to become more environmentally

your target concentration. There is no

are usually prepared in 50ml or 100ml

cognisant, Mettler Toledo’s Quantos

need to use volumetric flasks and prepare

volumetric flasks, and even if several

automated powder and liquid-dosing systems

large amounts of sample or standard.

injections are made, only 100µl of solution

with gravimetric sample preparation

may be required. This means that more

addresses this weak link in pharmaceutical

key benefits. Reducing the quantities

than 99.9% of prepared solutions are

analysis. Making the shift with Quantos

prepared has a significant impact on

disposed of without ever being used.

from volumetric to gravimetric sample

the amount of solvent and substance

preparation is an innovative way to minimise

consumed, and the amount of waste

the variability in sample processing

generated during an analytical workflow.

and reduce the labour requirement.

Weighing smaller amounts of sample

Quantos dosing systems support

can be achieved, whilst maintaining

gravimetric sample preparations and are

compliance with Good Laboratory Practice

ideal for preparing analytical standards,

(GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

stock solutions and final concentrations,

and USP regulations, without risk to the

as well as multi-component standards.

accuracy or confidence in the result.

Prepare powder, liquid, gel and paste samples quickly, easily and error-free. Weigh your

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Gravimetric sample preparation has

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PARTICL E CHAR AC TERIS ATION

Measuring range at the push of a button Your advantage: maximum flexibility,

Fritsch’s Analysette 22 NanoTec Plus

With the help of an intelligent liquid-

laser sizer has an extra wide measuring

an overall measuring range from

level-sensor, three individual amounts

range of 0.01 – 2100 µm and revolutionary

0.01μm – 2100μm with an outstanding

of liquids can be set by default and also

dual-laser-technology for wet and dry

resolution of up to 110 measuring channels.

the use of common organic solvents

Remarkably powerful: The wet

measurements of particle sizes of solids

as suspension liquids is possible. All

and suspensions. German made NanoTec is

dispersion unit is equipped with a

this, combined with an effective and

available locally from Labotec and makes

powerful centrifugal pump for the

variable ultrasonic-system, linked

particle size measurement the simplest

optimal transport of even heavy

with flexible software, which also

thing in the world – for professionals as

particles with a high concentration

manages even complex measurement

well as for any short integrated staff – and

through the measurement system.

sequences is fully automatic and

this in all fields of application.

reproducible. This results in a powerful

Practical module-system with

system for challenging dispersion and

fast-switch-system: The measuring

measurement requirements as well.

cells of the NanoTec Plus are located in

Additional advantages such as fast

convenient cartridges. When you are not

analysis times, good reproducibility,

using the cartridge, it’s simply stored

ease of operation and calibration,

in the corresponding dispersion unit.

large measurable particle size ranges

Variable measuring range: With

in one single measurement and high

the NanoTec Plus you may choose

flexibility speak for themselves.

between two individual measuring

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ranges or combine both to a third.

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Horiba launches breakthrough in technology The LA-960 is the highest

analyser available at

performance laser diffraction

the moment.

The ability to measure real world samples down to median sizes of 30nm and up to 5 000µm is unique and extremely valuable for labs looking for flexibility. LA-960 performance in terms of repeatability, reproducibility, and instrument

jjSuitable for suspensions, emulsions, powders, pastes, gels, and creams jjEasy to use dry powder accessory jjRequires only micrograms of a sample, minimising cost of analysis jjFlexible, fully automated

to instrument agreement

measurement sequences

is specified in great detail

maximise precision and

because the data supports the

method compliance

claims of highest performance.

jjExcellent reproducibility and

Some of the main features include:

jjMeasurements in less

unit-to-unit agreement.

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HPLC

Isolate active compounds in natural products

The extensive experience of Swiss

For the isolation process, Buchi offers time

manufacturer Buchi, exclusively supplied

saving and efficient solutions supported

locally by Labotec, in the field of natural

by decades of application expertise in

products research covers the complete workflow

evaporation and separation techniques:

from the initial extraction to the isolation and

jj Unattended evaporation and concentration

formulation of a bioactive molecule. Buchi Laboratory’s industrial scale rotary evaporators allow a fully automated concentration of natural extracts and recovery of the extraction solvent. Afterwards the concentrated extract is purified on flash and preparative HPLC column to isolate the target active compound.

of the natural extracts: Rotavapor R-300 equipped with a foam sensor and the AutoDest option jj Optimised solvent recovery: industrial Rotavapor is designed for easy solvent recycling at volumes up to 50L jj Efficient isolation of the active compound using preparative chromatography:

Reveleris Prep enabling flash and prep HPLC separations on a single system. Contact 011 315 5434 or sales@labotec.co.za M

Routine water analysis cheaper than ever Stripped of the ‘bells and whistles’ of

jj Prefer an entry-level instrument at an

sophisticated high-end instrumentation,

affordable price, which they can upgrade

the Eco IC enables straightforward and

any time to automate their analyses

robust analysis of anions, cations, and

Features that matter most:

jj Intuitive, convenient software (MagIC Net) to control their instrument jj Smart system monitoring to safeguard

polar substances.

robust operation and reproducible results jj Readily available system automation for up

The preferred solution:

to 36 samples

jj Do routine water analysis and need a

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unique warranties

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HPLC

Rely on robust IC systems improve the stability of retention

of water samples, Iproma is able

times,” says Ramon Bouza,

to keep costs per analysis low in

director at AGQ laboratories in

a highly competitive market.

Burguillos, Spain.

“Our customers absolutely depend on the accuracy of

A robust solution for testing all kinds of water samples

our standards,” says Dieter

“I trust Metrohm instruments

leading manufacturers of

100%. They help me to make

calibration standards and other

everyday work easy,” says Lledo

chemicals from Duisburg. “When

Bossmann, laboratoy manager at Bernd Kraft, one of Germany’s

Customers prefer the Metrohm

a dependable anion suppressor

Altava, IC analyst at Iproma’s

our IC system is calibrated and

ion chromatograph for routine

that works flawlessly for years.

large contract laboratory

we do not exchange the column,

analysis because it ensures robust,

Automated inline ultrafiltration –

near Valencia, Spain. She

this calibration has been stable

fully automated inline sample

key to robust carbohydrate

emphasises the fact that due to

for almost six months,” he says.

preparation as well as stable

analysis, “Inline filtration helps us

their two Metrohm ICs’ robust

and reproducible results. This is

speed up sample preparation and

performance in routine analysis

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Go from HPLC to UHPLC at the flip of a switch The Waters Acquity Arc system, is

table, the Acquity Arc system can enable

a quaternary-based, modern liquid

improved chromatographic performance

Add mass detection without changing your workflow

chromatograph (LC) system for scientists

of methods by leveraging 2.5-2.7 micron

Waters is offering a full complement

working with established methods who are

particle column technologies, as well as

of LC detectors for the Acquity Arc

looking for the versatility and robustness

support previously developed applications

system, including photodiode array, UV/

required to bridge the gap between high

on 3-5 micron HPLC columns.

Vis, fluorescence, refractive index and

performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

evaporative light scattering. The system

and UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) while

is also fully compatible with the Acquity

continuing to support validated assays.

QDa mass detector. In addition, the Acquity Arc system features novel Auto-

Replicate established methods

Blend Plus technology that enables the

With the Acquity Arc system, and its

operator to programme directly percentage

enabling Arc Multi-flow path technology,

organic and percentage pH gradients to

scientists now have the ability to emulate

significantly reduce human error and the

the gradient dwell volume and mixing

manual labour associated with preparing

behaviour of various LC systems.

buffered mobile phases.

In addition to replicating established

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HPLC assays without altering the gradient

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A breakthrough in HPLC column performance

Based on fused-core particle

Ascentis Express with

three U/HPLC Fused-Core

Available chemistries

technology, Ascentis Express

Fused-Core technologies

particle columns, making the

Ascentis Express U/HPLC

HPLC columns offer significant

exceeds the benefits of

Ascentis Express column line

columns are available in the

performance benefits.

sub-2, 3 and 5μm particles.

truly scalable from UHPLC

following phase chemistries:

to legacy HPLC systems.

jj C18

Designed to deliver

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speed and resolution on all

Ascentis Express UHPLC

UHPLC and HPLC systems,

columns, we now offer

jj C8

Key features and benefits

jj Biphenyl

Maximise speed with sharp

jj Phenyl-Hexyl

peaks even at ultra-high flow

jj RP-Amide

rates.

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jjMore peaks in less time vs

jj HILIC (Si)

traditional columns jjFaster throughput per column with rugged design jjMore choices for fast HPLC

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L AB S AF E T Y AND HYGIENE

Let Smart-Vue do the work

Smart-Vue wireless monitoring solution from Thermo Scientific provides 24/7 monitoring of critical lab equipment parameters and instant notifications of any potential threats. All data is continuously monitored and securely logged to assist with regulatory compliance. Smart-Vue software can run one lab or an entire enterprise – whether across the street, or across the globe. New equipment can be easily added to the existing system. It is also compatible with multiple brands and types of laboratory equipment. Features include: jj On-board single parameter module memory for up to 3 000 readings (1 500 + 1 500 for dual modules) jj Easy-to-read LCD display with latest reading, alerts, signal strength and battery level jj 6V Lithium, replaceable battery (3 600 mA) jj No complicated wiring, allowing easy movement of laboratory equipment jj Accessible anytime, anywhere via the internet Contact 011 315 5434 or sales@labotec.co.za M

Safe and easy handling of reagents Mettler Toledo’s Rainin

cap to prevent accidental

Disp-X manual bottle top

dispensing or spilling. The

dispenser is a valuable tool

slotted discharge tube ensures

to aliquot reagents quickly,

correct installation and safe

reliably and safely. Built-in

operation every time. The

safety features protect the

inner glass piston is enclosed

user from accidental spills and

in an inert polypropylene

ensure smooth, trouble-free

sleeve to prevent damage and

dispenser operation. For

allow smooth operation.

use with a wide range of

Setting the volume on Disp-X

compatible liquids – including

is easy using the adjustable

corrosive and inflammable

volume control knob. Simply

liquids, Disp-X has a broad

position the marker at the

application base in biology,

desired volume and go. Very

pharmaceutical, clinical,

little force is required to

chemical and forensic labs.

move the piston up and down

Disp-X uses high-grade inert

because a liquid film between

materials to assure the purity

piston and cylinder acts as a

of reagents from the first

lubricant. Discharge valves

aliquot to the last with superior

are easy to clean and replace.

sealing over a wide range of

With Disp-X, the user can

temperatures and viscosities.

change accessories to suit

It is available in four different

application workflows. Changing

volume ranges: 0.5 – 5ml,

accessories is fast and easy.

1 – 10ml, 2.5 – 25ml and 5 –

Discharge tubes and filling tubes

50ml and is autoclavable for

are available in various sizes.

biological applications.

Fixed and flexible discharge

The Disp-X dispenser includes a safety system with discharge tube and closure

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CHE MIC AL S AND RE AGENTS

Improve your lab efficiency jjTrusted quality – Redi-Dri

to the traditional system. The

products do not contain

Redi-Dri material remained

any anti-caking agents and

free-flowing throughout the

product integrity is always

nine-month test period.

assured Research size or scale-up

Our most popular salts and buffers

applications; Redi-Dri

HEPES – One of the best

products are designed to

general purpose buffers

meet every need

available for bio-research

jjBeaker-to-bulk sizes –

Magnesium sulfate –

Testing of the Redi-Dri packaging system A time study was performed

The Redi-Dri product line

jj Safer to use – Reduce the

Readily dissolvable for every biochemical application MOPS – Component

on a hygroscopic salt (KCl)

of running buffer in

to test the Redi-Dri system

fractionation of RNA on

against the standard

formaldehyde agarose gels

eliminates clumping typically

frustration and risk involved

packaging, in a controlled

noted with many hygroscopic

with breaking clumps often

humidity environment. Loss

Dynamic capability of

powders and provides free-

found in hygroscopic powders

of Drying (LOD) analysis was

acting as a drying agent or

flowing, ready-to-use material

and eliminate tools of force

also performed in controlled

making saline for research

every time. Don’t waste money

jjLess waste – Never discard

conditions. Results showed that

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or valuable time with salts

material again that cannot be

while traditional packaging

HCl – Sigma-Aldrich

that harden while sitting on

removed from its packaging

allowed material to absorb

brand is the pioneer in

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S TR ANGER THAN S CIENCE F IC TION

Amazing science breakthroughs you may have missed

The ozone layer is ‘repairing itself’

Scientists have discovered that the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close. Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. New findings, published recently in the journal Science, show that the average size of the ozone hole each September has shrunk by more than 1.7 million square miles since 2000.

Giant pandas no longer endangered The Giant Panda is no longer an endangered species following decades of rescue efforts, conservationists have confirmed. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which keeps track of threatened species across the world, said it was reclassifying the animal as only ‘vulnerable.’ Panda populations have grown as a result of Chinese government efforts to protect their habitat and re-establish forests. Panda populations have grown 17% in the wild since 2007, thanks to conservation efforts.

Penguin population grows by millions

Malaria death rates drop

The penguin population in East Antarctica has

Malaria death rates have plunged by 60%

jumped to almost six

since 2000, according

million, more than double the previous estimate, new

to a joint World Health

research shows. Researchers

Organization (WHO) UNICEF report. That

have revised previous

translates into 6.2m

population estimates of East

lives saved over the

Antarctica’s Adelie penguin,

last 15 years thanks

with new data showing

to efforts to control

there are actually 3.6 million more than

and eliminate

previously

the disease.

thought.

Drug to treat male infertility breakthrough

Organ transplant breakthrough Scientists have created the first

A simple medical treatment for

human-pig hybrids in a breakthrough

male infertility is a likely candidate

which could pave the way for doctors to

to overcome a genetic deficiency in

grow an unlimited supply of organs for

sperm fertilisation after scientists

transplants. In the past scientists thought

worked out how to overcome the deficiency that prevents fertilisation. Men with an ineffective protein called C zeta struggle to conceive

Common cold cure a step closer Snotty noses and irritating coughs could

they might be able to use the organs of pigs, but could not prevent the immune system rejecting animal tissue. An alternative idea was to use stem cells,

soon be no more thanks to a potential cure for

which can become any cell in the body

most aggressive IVF treatments.

the common cold. A cure for the common cold has

and simply grow new organs in the lab.

But for the first time, scientists

moved a step closer after scientists claimed to have

with their partners despite the

targeted the protein itself and discovered they were able to increase the quantities within the

‘cracked’ the genetic code which underpins the illness’s many strains. Developing vaccines to tackle colds is

infertile sperm to successfully

considered largely futile because the virus

fertilise female eggs in the lab.

mutates. However, researchers now say a simple

Now a team at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the US has combined both concepts and shown it is possible to grow human tissue within a pig. The achievement took four years, 1 500 pig embryos and the stem cells from 40 people.

gene-targeting drug able to cure all examples of the virus may be available within ten years. w w w.lm s m a g a z i n e .c o. z a

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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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PROD U C T DIREC TORY • 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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Refer to Company Directory for contact details 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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Refer to Company Directory for contact details • 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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• 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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PROD U C T DIREC TORY 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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Refer to Company Directory for contact details 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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Thermal Analysis

HiQ - Precision matters in everything we do, which is why our HiQ range of gases and equipment provides the accurate solution you need for optimum control in all specialised laboratory applications.

Microscopy Spectroscopy

AFROX Customer Service Centre: 0860 020202 Email: customer.service@afrox.linde.com www.afrox.com

Surface Science

SmartCall: 086 0000 ALS (257)

SmartFax: 086 1111 ALS (257)

E-mail: info@advancedlab.co.za

Web: www.advancedlab.co.za

Branches: Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town

Twitter: @advancedlab

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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Instrumentation

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).

a Cell Image Multi-Mode Readers a Electrophoresis Equipment a Hygiene Monitoring Systems a Image Analysis a Microplate Instrumentation a Radiation Monitoring Systems a Robotic Liquid Handling Systems a Rapid Microbial Detection Systems a Dry Bath Incubator / Shaker Incubator a Rocker Shaker Vortex a Centrifuge a Magnetic Stirrer

Anacon also provides support for older generation Varian instruments. This includes routine and breakdown servicing, operator training, and assistance with sourcing obsolete and scarce spare parts such as keyboards, disk drives, and printed circuit boards.

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PO Box 6378, Weltevreden Park, 1715

PO Box 731003, Fairland 2030 | 180 Kessel Street, Fairland 2195 Tel: 011-476-5690 | Fax: 011-476-7833 Email: Anacon@iafrica.com | www.anacon.co.za

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

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Reagents & Supplies

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Tel: 011-794 5959 Fax: 011-794 5963 Email: support@adpsa.co.za website: www.adpsa.co.za

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include:   Instruments      Abrasion, Adhesion, Coating Thickness      Climate,             (Elcometer), Elasticity, Film Applicators,    Density,          Fineness of Grind, Gloss (Elcometer), Reflectometers, IQ gauges (Rhopoint), Hardness, Moisture (Max Doser, Protimeter, Tramex), Pinhole and Spark, Surface Profiles, Salt, Dust and Cleanliness,    Ultrasonic Material Thickness, Viscosity Cups and          Rotational Testers

We     are Sartorius in    South Africa

PO Box 23973, Claremont 7735 Tel: 021-683-2100 Email: sales@bamr.co.za www.bamr.co.za

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Gauteng Tel: 087-610-0900 Fax: 011-704-7713 Western Cape Tel: 087-610-1000 Cell: 079-699-7987 KwaZulu Natal Tel: 087-610-1100 Cell: 082-872-3235 info@analyticalsolutions.co.za www.analyticalsolutions.co.za AdBlock:Layout 1 2017/05/15 2:37 PM Page 1





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We are agents for Eppendorf, Erweka, Jasco, Unity Scientific, Biocontrol, AMS France, Dani Instruments, SIÂ Analytics, Microtrac, Velp Scientifica, Fedegari autoclaves, Julabo, Ohaus, Schmidt+Haensch and Microfluidics.

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

Bruno Steiner Lab Consultancy is a supplier of the following high technology lab equipment for the 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 +27 11 804 3503 +27 86 719 2778 bruno@bslc.co.za www.bslc.co.za Address: PO Box 773, Gallo Manor 2052 Office: fax: email:

Authorized Distributor

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

www.cleanroom.co.za

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:

+27 11 777 7600

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+27 11 787 6917

Email: mkt@daviesdiag.co.za www.daviesdiagnostics.co.za

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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Tel: + 27 (11) 916 5000 E-mail: info@imp.co.za www.imp.co.za / www.impautomation.com

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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

Visit our new website www.labotec.co.za

HPLC Chromatography parts & consumables Dissolution Software

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Service Validation Calibration Tel. 011 675 1266 Cell. 082 498 1111 labdynamics@mweb.co.za www.labdynamics.co.za

011 315 5434 | 021 531 7660 | 031 566 4870 sales@labotec.co.za

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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.

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

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Monitoring & Control Laboratories

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

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

Fax: 011-553-2400 021-886-9078

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

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

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

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

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

PO Box 73876 Fairland 2030 Tel:

011-476-8065/8357

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

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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 Tel:

011-795-2608

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

Email: info@shimadzu.co.za

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

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