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THE SUN, THE MOON AND THE STARS 4 A quick guide to interesting facts about the planetary system

LAB SAFETY AND HYGIENE 17 Less waste 100% recyclable All-in-one system

NEWS 6 Africa needs a science synthesis centre 10 German ‘gastfreundschaft’

POLLUTION MONITORING 20 Precise filter weighing Know what you breathe 21 Portable FTIR gas analyser

QUALITY CONTROL 12 Merck earns accreditation Dynamic image analysis

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MEDIA AND TISSUE CULTURE 22 Building blocks for microbiology Your next breakthrough 23 Set volumes ten times faster STRANGER THAN SCIENCE FICTION 24 Five fascinating new discoveries

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THE SUN, THE MO ON, AND THE S TAR S

What would happen if the sun disappeared? If the sun suddenly blinked out of existence, you’d have nothing to worry about, for the first eight minutes, anyway. According to Curiosity, “After that, all hell would likely break loose. Still, it wouldn’t be the instantaneous end to life on Earth that you might think. Light takes roughly eight minutes to reach Earth from the sun.” For that reason, if the sun disappeared, we’d still see it in the sky for another eight minutes.

It’s official

In 2025, NASA and the ESA will land on Jupiter’s moon, Europa to look for alien life. NASA and the ESA are planning to launch a joint mission to Europa. This icy satellite hosts a subterranean ocean larger than those on Earth, and it could host extraterrestrial life.

How long would you survive on each planet without a spacesuit? Mercury < 2 minutes Venus < 1 second Neptune < 1 second Earth ~ 80 years Mars < 2 minutes Jupiter < 1 second Saturn < 1 second Uranus < 1 second

Planets are smelly!

According to Science Daily, astronomers have a good idea of how other planets would smell based on their composition. A lot of sulfur in the atmosphere, like that of Venus or Mars? The air probably stinks like rotten eggs. Jupiter actually has multiple layers with slightly different smells, the outer layers have a lot of ammonia, so they’d smell like window cleaner, while the inner layers smell like bitter almonds due to their hydrogen cyanide content.

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Africa needs a science synthesis centre Editor’s Note Christopher Trisos, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, Charne Lavery, lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Laura Pereira, researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University

Dear reader, Welcome to the sixth and final issue of LMS for 2017.

A global gap

example of conservation and

It has been a fast-paced

requires sophisticated

Funding agencies have

socioeconomic development.

year, filled with much new

equipment like radio

recognised the strengths and

Scientific research often

telescopes or laboratories. This infrastructure is essential for scientific discovery. But another form of infrastructure is now essential too: synthesis centres. These specialise in bringing together experts across Today, researchers must address complex problems that

technological advancement,

cost effectiveness of synthesis

scientific discoveries and the

teams for tackling complex

to achieve social and

buzz-word on everyone’s lips:

social and environmental

environmental wins in SA is

artificial intelligence or AI, as it

problems. There are more than a

often a one-off project. And

is better known.

dozen centres internationally –

is frequently restricted in

but not one in Africa.

scope by traditional research

approaches, it is time to

settings where experts

celebrate the year that has

numbers of African scholars

work in silos. A synthesis

gone by and to focus on the

at international centres.

centre would change this by

challenges that 2018 will bring.

There are also very low

academic fields and geographies.

But combining research teams, data and policymakers

Yet, as the end of the year

In this edition, we have fact-

African participants make up

convening interdisciplinary

cut across disciplines, countries

2% of the approximately 2 700

teams regularly. This would

filled features on local science

and socioeconomic divides.

members of the synthesis teams

achieve a diverse and sustained

news, laboratory innovations,

funded by the National Socio-

research impact.

international discoveries and we

Climate change, infectious diseases, biodiversity loss

Environmental Synthesis Center

and poverty are all problems that cannot be solved by any individual research discipline. To address this challenge,

time and space for highly diverse teams of researchers from multiple disciplines, institutions and locations to immerse themselves in a

in the US. The result is that

successful German-themed

valuable African perspectives

by African scholars and

industry expo.

and research priorities are often

would enable global socio-

overlooked.

environmental challenges to

filled with fascinating local

be looked at from an African

discoveries, new laboratory

What SA can offer

perspective. It should include

innovations, the development of

SA is a massively biodiverse

humanities scholars, as well

more technology-driven science

country with rich data sets to

as rich local and indigenous

discoveries and international

test links among environmental,

knowledge on human and

science breakthroughs that will

social and economic conditions.

environment interactions.

forever change the way we work

SA’s location and history

and operate, whether it is in the

The country also has a history

complex problem. These teams meet often and bring together knowledge. Synthesis teams scientific discovery and connect these insights to action. A synthesis centre in Africa would massively improve the ability of researchers to understand complex problems

of success in acting on socio-

medical, industrial, mining or

environmental research.

towards issues of concern in the

automation sector.

Global South. For example, a

for Water programme which

of quality control, media and

was started in 1995 by the then

should link environmental

tissue culture, lab safety and

Minister of Water Affairs, Kader

change to economic inequality

hygiene, proteomics, pollution

Asmal. Ecologists used historical

and social justice. This would

monitoring, incubators, furnaces

data to show that invasive trees

boost existing networks

and ovens as well as vacuum and

were reducing water yields from

established under the umbrella

pumping technology.

rivers. Since then more than

like this. This understanding

a million hectares of invasive

collaborations.

is essential for countries and

plants have been cleared under

manage the impact of people

We also cover the subjects

South African synthesis centre

of BRICS and South-South

communities to successfully

2017 has been a year

would shift research questions

One example is the Working

are a powerful way to accelerate

help Labotec celebrate a highly

would broaden participation

synthesis centres offer something rare. They dedicate resources,

A synthesis centre in Africa

Synthesis centres may not be

the programme. And jobs have

as tangible as radio telescopes.

If you are looking at upgrading your facility with new laboratory equipment, then look no further. From all of us at LMS we wish

been created for 20 000 people

But their discoveries have the

on the environment, as well

(52% of them women). The

power to improve both the

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NE WS More needs to be done to draw women to science Dorothy Ngila and Nelius Boshoff Women’s role in science has been hotly debated in recent decades.

Women in the minority The information was gathered through two separate but related online surveys during 2014 and 2015. The InterAmerican Network

Policy-oriented and studies have

of Academies of Sciences

explored a range of topics on the

surveyed the partnership’s 19

issue. From girls’ participation in

national science academies in

science, technology, engineering

North America, Latin America

and mathematics (STEM); to how

and the Caribbean. The South

women are represented in STEM

African academy surveyed

occupations as well as women’s

84 academies in the other

access to technologies.

regions: Africa, the Middle East

But only one study has

and Central Asia, South Asia,

examined women’s participation

South East Asia and the Pacific,

in national science academies.

Western and Northern Europe,

This silence is ironic. These

South Eastern Europe and

academies honour scientific

Central and Eastern Europe.

excellence and synthesise

There was a response rate of

scientific findings to support

63%: 65 of the InterAcademy

evidence-based policy-making.

Partnership’s 103 national

This means they are well

academics provided data. A full

placed to contribute towards

table of the data is published in

strengthening their countries’

the South African Journal of Science.

national innovation systems.

The Cuban Academy of

They can advocate to get more

Sciences (27%) and the Caribbean

girls and women participating in

Academy of Sciences (26%) had

STEM, and advise on system-wide

the highest representation of

application of the gender lens in

women in their membership. A

research and innovation.

‘member’ was taken to mean any

So one of the first steps,

person elected into the academy.

surely, would be for academies

The national science academies

to address their own gender

of Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru,

gaps. But there’s a data problem.

Uruguay, Honduras and Canada

Academies simply don’t know

also featured on the list of the

how they’re doing when it

top 10 academies with the largest

comes to the representation

shares of women members -

of women compared to their

between 16% and 23%.

counterparts. So they’re unable to monitor their progress. That’s why the Academy

In Africa, women comprise on average 10% of academy members. ASSAf is the only

of Science of South Africa

academy on the continent

(ASSAf) and the InterAmerican

that ranks among the top

Network of Academies of

five organisations for women

Sciences embarked on a study

membership (24%). The Uganda

to collect baseline data about

National Academy of Sciences

women’s representation in the

was second in Africa (13%),

membership and governance

followed by the academies of

structures of national science

Ghana and Cameroon (both

academies. We chose academies

11%). The average share of

affiliated with the academy

women members, across all 63

international umbrella body,

national science academies that

the InterAcademy Partnership.

responded, is 12%.

It represents more than 110 national academies of science in both the global North and South. A common message emerged

Recommendations and unanswered questions First, member academies should

from our research: with one or

annually collect, analyse and

two notable exceptions, women

report gender-disaggregated

are massively underrepresented

data. This should then be

in national science academies

published in the partnership’s

compared to their male peers.

annual report. The document

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ScienceDump

Feeling woozy?  Time to check the tattoo

Harvard and MIT researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health by changing colour to alert an athlete if he/she is dehydrated or a diabetic if their blood sugar rises, Harvard reports. The work, conducted by two postdoctoral fellows at Harvard Medical School, led by Katia Vega at MIT’s Media Lab, paired biosensitive inks developed at Harvard with traditional tattoo artistry as a way to overcome some of the limitations of current biomedical monitoring devices. The Dermal Abyss tattoo inks change colour according to the chemistry of the body’s interstitial fluid, which can be used as a surrogate for constituents of the blood. Inks developed so far change from green to brown as glucose concentration increases. The team also developed a green ink, viewable under blue light, that grows more intense as sodium concentration rises, an indication of dehydration. Researchers tattooed the inks onto segments of pig skin and noted how they changed colour or intensity in response to different biomarkers.

The results of the infinite series What do you get when you add up every number from one to infinity? Obviously, if you stop this series at any point before infinity, it will produce a very large number. But if you use certain methods of summation that can apply to divergent series, you will get a non-infinite answer of -1/12. Laboratory testing has proved this conclusion, and physicists all over the world have come across the result in string theory equations.

Physicists cracked counterfactual quantum communication 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. Quantum communication, sometimes called quantum teleportation, relies on the principle of entanglement. The idea that two particles can interact and become linked, or ‘entangled,’ so that they affect each other’s behaviour over any distance. If you do something to one, the other reacts in a predictable way and scientists have used this principle to send data from one point to another without actually sending anything at all. In contrast, counterfactual quantum communication doesn’t require particles to interact beforehand. Instead, it uses what’s known as the quantum Zeno effect. That works on the fact that in the quantum world, objects take on many states until they’re observed, or measured. If you’ve got an unstable quantum system, you can effectively freeze that system by repeatedly measuring it.

UCF professor invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis A chemistry professor has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time. The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases linked to climate change, while also creating a clean way to produce energy. The findings of Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo’s research are published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry. LMS  Issue 6 | 2017 

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NE WS can be used to discuss the gender dimensions

These em signals range from the

Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event

of its membership activities. It’s also

detection of a gamma-ray burst about two

important for member academies to establish

seconds after the gravitational wave event

permanent organisational structures related

detected by Ligo-Virgo, over near-infrared,

Gondwanides mountains show the Permian-

to gender. These can provide strategic

optical and UV emission from the decay of

Triassic extinction started one million years

direction and implement the academy’s

radioactive nuclei created in the resulting

prior to what was previously believed.”

gender mainstreaming activities.

kilonova, to X-ray and radio emissions

Several aspects of women’s representation

According to Wits, “Fossil records near the lost

Remnants of the massive Gondwanides

detected several days and weeks after the

mountain range that spanned across five

in science weren’t explored in this study. How

event. This first successful observation

continents over 250 million years ago can still

much of a role does unconscious bias play in

campaign is marking the beginning of

be found in the Karoo. Remnants of these

academies’ election or selection as members?

truly Multi-Messenger Astrophysics.

mountains - called the Gondwanides, after

Are the criteria for membership limiting

The collision of the stars was such

the massive supercontinent, Gondwana,

women’s chances? What about socio-cultural

a massive event, that it emitted in

over which it stretched - once spanned

aspects? Many cultures have male and female

gravitational waves with energy equal

the southern continents of South America,

work spheres, confine girls to less valued

to three solar masses (three times the

Antarctica, SA and Australia, and parts of it

‘women’s work’ and underestimate women’s

mass of the Sun), that was picked up by

now form the mountains near Cape Town.

intellectual and technological capacities.

both the Ligo and Virgo Gravitational

This bias can be replicated in the processes

It is in the shadows of these ancient

Wave interferometers. This event was

mountains that Dr Pia Viglietti, a post-

of nomination, evaluation and selection of

announced at an international media

doctoral fellow at the Evolutionary Studies

women and men, for example, for research

conference in Washington in October.

Institute (ESI) at Wits, found the secrets of

grants, fellowships, prizes, key aspects that

“The Virgo and Ligo teams picked up

one of the biggest mass extinction events that

contribute to building the scientific excellence

the signals of the gravitational waves and

Earth has ever seen. “We’ve established that

that is associated with honorific recognition

triggered the pointing of our telescopes in

climatic changes related to the devastating

of an individual by an academy of science.

the direction in which they detected it. We

end of the Permian mass extinction event

narrowed down the area and pinpointed

about 250 million years ago began earlier

issues. Further qualitative research will

the source of the gravitational wave event

than previously identified,” says Viglietti.

help to engage the unsettling narrative

to the collision of the two neutron stars,”

which emerged from the data in our study.

said Colafrancesco.

These are important questions and

Source: The Conversation South Africa

Breakthrough in astronomical observation

While the HESS telescope was trained on the event, it followed up a gamma-ray burst in the same part of the sky, which

The Permian-Triassic extinction was one of Earth’s largest extinction events, in which up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species became extinct. For her PhD, Viglietti studied the fossil-rich

exploded two seconds after the merging

sediments present in the Karoo, deposited

For the first time in history, Wits researchers

of the two neutron stars. “This is the first

during the tectonic events that created the

have witnessed electromagnetic (em)

time ever that an astronomical event such

Gondwanides, and found that the vertebrate

signals associated with the gravitational

as a gamma-ray burst, and other relative

animals in the area started to either go

wave emission from the coalescence of two

em signals, was observed alongside an

extinct or become less common much earlier

neutron stars. Working with data from the

event large enough to emit gravitational

than was previously thought. Her research

High Energy Spectroscopic System (HESS)

waves,” said Colafrancesco.

was published in Nature Scientific Reports.

telescope in Namibia, as well as with data

Gamma-ray burst is explosions in

“The Gondwanides not only influenced

from the AGILE Italian satellite, Prof Sergio

distant galaxies that release extremely

how and where rivers flowed (depositing

Colafrancesco and his team from the

high amounts of energy. They are the

sediment), it also had a significant effect on

School of Physics at Wits, complemented

brightest em events known to occur in the

the climate, and thus the ancient fauna of

a large variety of em observations that

universe, and are very rare, with only a few

the Karoo Basin,” says Viglietti.

were able to record signals from the same

occurring in a galaxy every million years.

neutron star merger event.

Source: Wits University

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NE WS the crust. This can be described by using the

with the ages of two other southern

analogy of a person standing on the edge of a

African archaeological finds, the Florisbad

diving board. The person represents the ‘load’

skull and Hoedjiespunt fossils. If we take

(weight) of the mountain while the diving

all the DNA, archaeological and fossil

board is the earth’s crust. The depression

evidence together, the period roughly

causes sediment to accumulate around the

between about 200 000 and 350 000 years

mountain’s base. It is in this sediment, where

ago is becoming increasingly interesting

rocks and fossils are preserved.

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As mountains erode, they put less weight on the Earth’s crust, and the depression

Digging into DNA

decreases, just like the diving board would

SA has a fascinating archaeological record,

react to the diver jumping off it. This was

with a Stone Age spanning more than two

the effect that the Gondwanides had on

million years. But archaeology is not only

the sedimentation in the Karoo over a

about stones and bones: it is mainly about

hundred million years. The traces of this

the people of the past. So how do we collect

tectonic dance are preserved by periods of

this history from the stones and the bones

deposition and non-deposition.

to the people? One way is through DNA. The

“During my PhD, I have identified a new

last decade saw remarkable development in

tectonic ‘loading’ event (mountain building

the technology and methods to understand

event) that kick-started sedimentation in the

ancient human DNA.

Latest Permian Karoo Basin,” said Viglietti.

Some of my previous research has

The sediments during this loading event

focused on Stone Age sites in KwaZulu-

also provided evidence of climatic changes as

Natal, so that it made sense to focus on

well as evidence of a previously overlooked

ancient DNA from this province. The

‘faunal turnover’ that points to the start of

team at Uppsala’s laboratory, assembled

the end Permian mass extinction event.

experts to do the extraction, analysis and

“Within the last million years before this major biotic crisis, the animals had already

interpretation of the results. We were able to reconstruct the full

started to react. I interpret this faunal

genome of the Ballito Bay child together

change results from climatic effects relating

with six other individuals from KwaZulu-

to the end-Permian mass extinction event -

Natal. The remains of one adult male

only occurring much earlier than previously

also comes from Ballito Bay; those of an

identified,” said Viglietti.

adult female were found on the beach at

Source: Wits University

Doonside, further south. Together with

Ancient DNA increases the genetic time depth

the boy, they are associated with the Stone Age more than 2 000 years ago in SA. Genetically, they are related to San groups

Marlize Lombard

who were on the landscape before herders

It’s been about 2 000 years since a boy died on

from East Africa came to live among them

what is today a beach in KwaZulu-Natal. In

and form herding groups, historically

the 1960s the child’s remains were exposed

known as the Khoe or Khoikhoi.

to wind and rain. It was carefully excavated

The remains of the four other individuals

and taken to the museum in Durban and

are from contexts that archaeologists

later to Pietermaritzburg. Over the past four

associate with the Iron Age. These were

years I have worked with the researchers

farmers who came into southern Africa

who reconstructed the DNA of the boy from

from West Africa, possibly through Angola.

Ballito and other ancient individuals, and

All four of these individuals were not

what we’ve discovered changed what we

found on the coast, but in KwaZulu-Natal’s

know about deep human history.

inland areas. Interestingly, these Iron Age

The boy lived about 2 000 years ago, which

individuals had gene variations to protect

helped us to recalculate the time at which

them against malaria and sleeping sickness.

humans like us, Homo sapiens, first branched

We didn’t find similar variations among

from archaic or pre-modern human groups

the Stone Age individuals. This shows that

to between 350 000 and 260 000 years ago.

the Iron Age individuals lived or moved

Previously, it was thought that we emerged

through areas in Africa long enough to build

just a little less than 200 000 years ago.

resistance against these diseases, whereas

Then, earlier in 2017, a skull from Morocco

those from the Stone Age probably did not.

that looks like a combination of us and

Reconstructing the full genomes of

older human groups was dated to about

human remains even older than 2 000 years

300 000 years ago. This age also overlaps

will help us to understand the relationships

with that of Homo naledi in SA.

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Labotec’s EXPOsed conference took place in October and was a

The extensive line-up of presentations covered a broad range

rip-roaring success with industry leaders, delegates, clients and

of fascinating topics across the various aspects of the industry.

the media all enjoying extraordinary German hospitality. An action

Seminars featured a host of topics spanning the length and

packed few days included seminars, workshops, ‘show and tell’

breadth of laboratory information with two seminars running

equipment displays, complimentary lunches and craft beer – all in

concurrently in separate venues, aptly named the Hofbräu and

traditional German style!

Löwenbräu rooms.

Exposing knowledge and products was the main aim of the

Some of the highlights include presentations by both local and

conference that spanned across four days in Johannesburg, Durban

international key opinion leaders, on topics including: Pipette

and Cape Town. A number of seminars were conducted that

like a pro, presented by the Swiss, Hans Rudolph Merz, from

featured both local and international speakers covering diverse

Integra Biosciences, while SA Grain Lab, presented a captivating

topics. Labotec, with its German origins felt a Bierfest themed

presentation by Theresa De Beer, a specialist analyst, on the topic

seminar was the perfect fit for the occasion.

of Dough rheology as a predictive tool for the baking industry.

When attending an Oktoberfest event, it is apt to dress in

Other high points included the following topics, Using assisted

traditional clothing which is usually donned by festival-goers

reproduction technology (ART) to save endangered species, which was

in Bavaria and Austria, including the traditional dirndl or one of

presented by Dr Hendrik Hansen from Embryo Plus, Modern Stability

these vests paired with a pretty Bavarian Trachten skirt and a lace blouse, making a beautiful three-piece German outfit. The Labotec staff dressed in traditional Oktoberfest attire met delegates and led them through an eventful couple of days, all while feeding the hungry crowds traditional

Testing for Pharma and Biotech companies, delivered by Michael Holzwarth from Weiss in Germany. A session by Willi Hüsler from Buchi, Switzerland on Spray-drying in various applications from food, pharmacy till polymers – requirements, tips, tricks and possibilities was enjoyed by all. How to overcome daily lab challenges related to water

German fare – bratwurst and craft beer.

purity for chromatography, cell culture, and

Labotec’s comprehensive range of equipment from over 15 international

molecular biology, given by Natasha Malan

suppliers was on display and attendees were

from Labotec, was another highlight.

able to engage with the company’s product specialists. “In exposing knowledge, products and experts in their various fields we hope to show delegates the many possibilities that we can offer,” Labotec stated.

L-R: Ozcan Kumanova from Miccra Germany, Athisha Singh from Labotec, Goekhan Mutludag of Hettich Germany

The conference was a great accomplishment. Labotec endeavoured to join a number of seemingly unrelated forces: science, seminars, and fun, which turned out to be a huge success.

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MERCK EARNS ACCREDITATION

DYNAMIC IMAGE ANALYSIS

ERA ACCREDITED STANDARDS

Merck Life Sciences has earned the ISO/

The analysis of particle shape and size by Digital

Environmental Resource Associates (ERA), a

IEC-17025:2005 accreditation for the culture

Image Analysis with Analysette 28 ImageSizer

Waters company, is the premier provider of

media manufactured at its Microbiology Quality

and ImageTec from German company Fritsch is

Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), Proficiency

Control Laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany. The

effective, user-friendly and guarantees accurate

Testing (PT) and quality control products for

accreditation assures customers in the food and

results in the range of 20µm – 20mm. Especially

use in laboratories and life science applications.

beverage industries that Merck’s lab adheres

useful for analysing dry, free-flowing powders and

ERA maintains a comprehensive list of globally-

to the most stringent international standards

bulk solids, the optical analysis identifies particle

recognised accreditations to ensure that

for quality in preparation and performance. It

shape, size, damaged particles, contaminates,

customers streamline their regulatory compliance

also provides a benchmark for lab competence

agglomerates or particles accurately and quickly.

by incorporating internationally recognised PTs

for specific types of testing, measurement and

The measuring time is below five minutes and the

and CRMs into their quality programmes.

calibration, informing customers that test data

result is available immediately.

supplied by the lab are accurate and reliable. ISO/IEC-17025:2005 accreditation is based

The core of the Analysette 28 ImageSizer is

ERA dedicates a full-time business unit to Life Science customers and has grown to

a five megapixel CMOS camera, which assures

become a leading manufacturer of CRMs for total

on a thorough evaluation of a facility’s quality

highest resolution even with smallest particles.

organic carbon, conductivity, turbidity and water

management system and emphasises continual

The telecentric lenses guarantee images of each

parameters. The range of ultra-low levels and high-

product and process improvement. The

individual particle absolutely free of distortions

level conductivity standards help pharmaceutical

accreditation saves time and improves efficiency

and always in the same reproduction scale. Up to

laboratories analyse their products more accurately.

by reducing the amount of quality control testing

75 images per second can be generated.

With the ISO Guide 34 and 17025 accreditations,

that is necessary for customers. Overall, Merck’s culture media products are

It takes only three motions to complete an analysis: add the sample, start the measurement

ERA offers a comprehensive line of CRMs, reagents and vials for life science laboratories.

helping to ensure that customers are compliant and

and read the result. This method offers a cost

accurate in their microbial testing of food and water

effective alternative to sieving due to fast and

quality needs and regulatory requirements. All ERA

samples. Laboratories are evaluated periodically

efficient size measurement.

standards are provided with certified values and

to ensure continued compliance with requirements and maintenance of operations standards. The QC lab in Darmstadt, Germany adheres

ERA products are designed to meet a laboratory’s

acceptance limits, which are derived from over

Your advantages:

two million data points, allowing one to identify

• Extra-wide measuring range 20μm – 20mm

and assess the consistency and quality of results.

to the most stringent international standards for

dry and bulk solids, wet measurement of

ERA standards are used in environmental, food,

quality in preparation and performance

suspensions and emulsions

industrial, life sciences, medical and pharmaceutical

Accreditation ensures full compliance of GranuCult culture media Moreover, Merck was the first company to

• High-performance camera with 20µm – 2.8µm telecentric lenses

laboratories worldwide. ERA’S online data reporting tool, eDATA, allows

• Extensive library for morphological analysis

one to easily and accurately report Proficiency

implement ISO 11133 guidelines in quality control and

• Practical tools for reliable quality monitoring

Testing study data, view preliminary results, track

production of culture media. ISO 11133 is a guideline

• Simple operation via SOP control and report

historical performance, and identify opportunities

for the preparation and quality control of media. labsupply@merck.co.za

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PROD U C T NE WS 2

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STANDING THE TEST OF TIME

WATER ANALYSIS CHEAPER THAN EVER

COLOUR MEASUREMENT WITH UV/VIS

High quality materials, reliability and ease-of-use

“Everybody should be able to benefit from the

Mettler Toledo has updated the UV/VIS Excellence

are key factors you will find in the range of

power of ion chromatography” – that is the idea of

spectrophotometers with new features to include

locally manufactured ovens and incubators from

the Metrohm Eco IC. Focusing on the essentials,

colour measurement and the support of InMotion

Labotec. Widely used for a variety of laboratory

this new instrument provides the very best of ion

sample changers for custom automation. The new

and industrial applications in southern Africa,

chromatography at a very affordable price.

UV/VIS Excellence instruments are able to measure

the range has expanded enabling you to make the most cost effective choice, with the exact accuracy and temperature uniformity you require.

The best chromatography is now available for everybody. Stripped of the bells and whistles of sophisticated high-end instrumentation, the

the colour of samples, in addition to the established optical performance. Spectra and colour can be measured simultaneously, streamlining the analysis. Mettler-Toledo’s OneClick user interface

Ovens and incubators

Eco IC enables straightforward and robust

completes the analysis of colour and other qualities

Labotec’s EcoTherm ovens will operate in the

analysis of anions, cations, and polar substances.

of a sample within seconds. With the addition of

temperature range of ambient +10°C to 250°C

The Eco IC is the preferred solution for users

with a choice of five different capacities, ideal for

who:

drying processes, ageing, curing and general

• Do routine water analysis and need a dedicated

investigations. The Labotec IncoTherm incubators

solution

LabX software, the toolbox is complete to create a compliant and data integrity lab solution. Mettler-Toledo InMotion sample changers are used successfully in conjunction with several

are ideal for use in microbiology and related fields,

• Teach ion chromatography in higher education

and will operate at temperatures ambient +10°C to

and depend on a simple and robust instrument

Excellence spectrophotometers, the InMotion

• Prefer an entry-level instrument at an affordable

sample changers can now also automate the

110°C, it also comes with a choice of five capacities.

IncoShake

analytical instruments. With the new version of

price, which they can upgrade any time to

analysis of large numbers of spectrophotometric

automate their analyses

samples. The samples are transferred to the

The IncoShake range consists of three models;

instrument with a peristaltic pump, and measured

the Shaking incubator (model 353), a Low

Product features

in a flow-through cell; providing the user with a fully

Temperature Shaking incubator (model 355) and

Hence, the Eco IC makes these users happy with

automated work-flow, including the cleaning steps.

Orbital Shaking incubator (model 260). Depending

features that matter most to them such as:

on the model, the temperature ranges from 0 -

• Intuitive, convenient software (MagIC Net) to

60ºC. The units all feature microprocessor speed control and digital indicating of speed.

control their instrument • Smart system monitoring to safeguard robust operation and reproducible results

IncoCool This low temperature incubator has a temperature range from 0ºC to 60ºC, microprocessor speed control with digital indicating of speed and 120 timers with infinity setting. There are two models to choose from; 400L (model 356) and 150L (model 354). sales@labotec.co.za w w w.lm s m a g a z i n e .c o. z a

• Readily available system automation for up to 36 samples • Exceptional Swiss quality backed by unique warranties • Proficient on-site service and support by a global team, who speak their native tongue. ravii@metrohm.co.za

The new version spectrophotometer is accompanied by the release of LabX 2018, which adds work-flow flexibility and supports compliance with regulations such as 21 CFR Pt 11. The combination of LabX 2018 and the updated spectrophotometers allow for complete customisation of UV/VIS workstations to the workflow in the lab. The laboratory solution performs calculations, reports, and data-management, saving time for operators and lab managers, and reducing the risk of transcription errors. rudy.maliepaard@microsep.co.za

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PROTEOMIC S

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FULLY MOTORISED SYSTEM

DISCOVER CHANGING COMPOUNDS

RELY ON DUOLINK

The fully motorised IX83 from Olympus is the

Waters offers the Progenesis QI, the next

Rely on Duolink (proximity ligation assay) PLA

most advanced member of the IX3 series of

generation of liquid chromatography-mass

to amplify your protein signals by 1000x and

inverted imaging systems and offers a new

spectrometry (LC-MS) software for small molecule

allow you to visually detect proteins and their

level of application flexibility. Choose from

‘omics data analysis. This complements the

interactions, all within a native cell.

the one-deck system with a low, ergonomic

Progenesis QI for proteomics (QI-P) for large

Experiments conducted using Duolink In

stage or the two-deck system with additional

molecule ‘omics data analysis. Both software

Situ reagents can detect and visualise protein

expansion capabilities.

platforms take LC-MS data analysis to new levels

interactions, protein expression levels and

of speed and sophistication, enabling users

posttranslational modifications at the single

of imaging applications, from long-term time-

to rapidly quantify and identify the significantly

molecule level in fixed cells and tissue samples.

lapse imaging and other demanding techniques

changing small molecule, lipid compounds and

to routine testing and documentation. Users can

proteins in samples.

Both provide the ability to perform a multitude

mold the components and controls to best suit their workflow.

Supporting all common LC-MS data formats with highly intuitive visually guided workflows, Progenesis QI and QI-P software allows

To perform a complete Duolink In Situ experiment you will need two primary antibodies (IHC or ICC/IF validated) that recognise two target epitopes. Additional reagents required include a pair

Expandable to meet growing research needs

customers to rapidly, objectively and reliably

of PLA probes, one PLUS and one MINUS

discover compounds and proteins of interest

and your choice of detection reagents.

The fully-motorised IX83 is designed to satisfy

in their valuable samples, using multi-group

Recommended reagents include wash buffers

a variety of research needs. With additional

experimental designs, with the capability to

and mounting medium.

modules providing expanded functionality, both

handle the large sample sets typical of today’s

microscope options enable a multitude of imaging

experiments. With features including pathway

immunofluorescence assay equipment.

techniques, ranging from casual documentation

mapping, process automation, and improved

HRP/Novared is also available for bright

to long-term time-lapse imaging and other

access to compound databases, the software

field detection.

demanding techniques.

offers enhanced control and function. Progenesis QI and QI-P support the analysis of

Analysis is carried out using standard

The Duolink ImageTool is dedicated and user-friendly software, specifically designed for

Easy to add or change

Waters MSE and HDMSE data-independent (DIA)

objective quantification/counting of PLA signals in

The unique open frame of the IX83 provides

data, as well as conventional data-dependent

images generated from fluorescence microscopy.

ready access to the light path, thus making it

analysis (DDA). Uniquely, the software also

Both cells and tissue images may be analysed.

easy to add or change modules. A variety of

takes advantage of the additional dimension of

deck modules can be easily exchanged to add

resolution offered by ion-mobility separations to

defined, a feature of particular relevance when

or remove functions as needed. With a simple

give improvements in the accuracy and precision

studying tissue samples. Raw imaging data can

slide-in design, the IX3-ZDC2 Z drift compensator

of identification and quantification.

be imported directly from the major microscope

module can be easily added to any IX83 system

Progenesis QI for proteomics enables users to

Furthermore regions of interest can be

vendors as well as tiff and jpg. The results data

to maintain continuous focus throughout an

quantify and identify proteins in complex samples

can easily be exported to Microsoft Excel for

extended time-lapse experiment.

using the advantages of label-free analysis.

further evaluation.

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VAC U UM AND PUMPING TECHNO LO G Y

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FOR SAFE MEMBRANE FILTRATION

MICROSART FOR FILTRATION

During the development of the Simdos metering

Because you’ve got a lot on your hands

Microsep offers the Sartorius Microsart® e.jet, a

pump, the central consideration for KNF was that

The original Milliflex system touch-free membrane

vacuum laboratory pump that creates vacuum

the operating concept would be easy for users to

transfer: easy, clean and highly efficient. When it

for vacuum filtration units and simultaneously

grasp and as intuitive as possible.

comes to bioburden testing, membrane filtration

transfers the filtered liquid to waste.

is the method of choice. However, it does not

The Microsart e.jet transfer pump is ideal for

Making it easy

come without risks: contamination from handling

sample filtration in the lab and achieves a trans

As a result, two simple movements – pressing

can lead to false positive results. On top of that,

membrane pressure of 800 mbar and a constant

and turning – are all that is needed to operate the

incomplete contact of the membrane with the

flow rate of > 3.5 l/m.

pump. The Simdos meters both neutral and very

culture medium can result in false negatives.

Constant flow rates and a defined maximum vacuum guarantee smooth and reliable filtration.

aggressive liquids from 0.03 to 100 ml/min with a pressure height of 60mWg and maximum suction

The Merck alternative

Until now vacuum equipment for the membrane

height of 3mWg.

With the Milliflex system, Merck created an

filtration method consists of numerous parts

alternative that reduces these risks in favour of

including connectors, tubes, vacuum containers,

Operation is self-explanatory

a clean and fail-proof process. Transferring the

protection filter, Woulff’s bottle and a vacuum

On the whole, operation is self-explanatory. All the

membrane to the culture medium after filtration is

pump. After several samples the vacuum must be

features required for metering are displayed in a

touch free and the membrane is in perfect contact

broken to empty the filtrate collection container.

logical order on the high-contrast display. Using

with the medium – for results that are always reliable.

The complete traditional equipment requires far more laboratory space and is time consuming to

a control knob, the user selects the individual parameters and then presses the knob to confirm

Benefits

the selection. After setting these values, the user

• Automatic, hands-off filtration for reduced

is required to give a final confirmation, again through turning and pressing the control knob.

Ease-of-use philosophy

testing time

operate and maintain. The Microsart e.jet transfer pump greatly reduces operating complexity. The e.jet pump

• Sanitary design with autoclavable pump heads

is an ideal accessory for 6, 3 and 1-branch

• Modular pump head for greater filtration device

manifolds. Compared to traditional equipment,

flexibility

the Microsart e. jet and stainless steel manifold

Even the maintenance of the pump diaphragm

• Internal calibration programme to ensure accuracy

require only 30% of the average space meaning

reflects the KNF ease-of-use philosophy. This

Easy to use, suited for high throughput testing,

in particular, less congestion working in Laminar

procedure is easy to perform with no need to

consistent results and traceability, flexible and

Flow Cabinets.

consult the operating instructions – just select

suits all applications – the integrated solution

Traditional vacuum pumps often lose their

‘Maintenance’ from the menu by turning the

for delivering reliable, accurate results in high-

efficiency and capability to generate sufficient

control knob and press to confirm.

throughput production environments.

vacuum, when liquid is drawn into the pump head.

Watch the Milliflex System in use and learn

The Microsart e.jet is designed to pump both

automatically slid forward into the maintenance

more about how it can benefit your lab efficiency

gas and liquids, therefore no loss of efficiency

position, where it can easily be taken out by hand

on www.merckmillipore.com/ZA/en/product/

or malfunctions from water drawn into the

and exchanged.

Milliflex-Plus-Vacuum-Pump

pump head.

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LESS WASTE 100% RECYCLABLE

ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM

Safety should be a priority in all types of

Mettler Toledo’s Rainin TerraRack line of

The Integra waste aspiration systems make

employment. This is especially so for lab work.

pipette tip racks is an innovative solution to

disposal of liquid waste both safe and convenient.

Safety and hygiene are of high importance in

minimising the problem of plastic tip rack waste.

The Vacu-Range provides an optimised solution

the laboratory, which is why you need to adhere

TerraRacks are 50% lighter than conventional

for applications, including the aspiration of small

to the Laboratory Health and Safety/Chemical

tip racks, highly compressible when empty and

volumes of liquid, such as supernatants after

Hygiene Plan.

completely recyclable.

centrifugation steps, removal of washing solutions

According to Vince McLeod, CIH, an industrial

TerraRacks are composed largely of PETE

and multi-channel removal of a sample from

hygienist in the US, “you to take a walk through

(polyethylene terephthalate), an exceptionally

your lab and look at everything as though seeing

strong polyester that is easy to recycle and

it for the first time, through unbiased eyes. Is there

in high demand as a post-waste commodity.

bottle, overflow protector, and a filter to form

unnecessary clutter?

The TerraRack shell, with its hinged lid and front

an all-in-one liquid waste aspiration system.

latch, is moulded as a single PETE unit, making it

The use of such a closed aspiration system offers

What is the condition of your lab’s extension

exceptionally lightweight. A polypropylene tip deck

the most effective method for containment of

cords? This simple exercise can help you develop

snaps into the shell, adding structural support

hazardous liquids.

a keener eye towards lab safety.”

with minimal weight.

Have your lab coats outlived their usefulness?

TerraRacks have less than half the weight and

Apart from the laboratory plan here are some tips on safe hygiene practices: • Always keep your clothes clean • Keep your hands clean, constantly wash them if necessary

multi-well microplates. The Vacusafe combines a vacuum, collection

The Vacusip features a reliable low noise pump and rechargeable battery, enabling it to operate

plastic of conventional racks and, after use, nest

completely independently from an external

inside one another, significantly reducing their

vacuum source and power supply. This portable

volume and disposal costs.

flexibility allows you to simply relocate your

Every rack is pre-sterilised, individually

Vacusip anytime to the point of need. To optimise

wrapped and sealed for maximum purity

battery run-time, the pump automatically switches

therefore, TerraRacks do not need to be

on and off.

• Always use clean gloves and do not share

autoclaved. Between uses, the hinged lid and

The ergonomic Vacuboy hand operator and

• Make sure to cover any cuts, wounds or boils

secure latch protect unused tips from damage

its range of adapters provide flexibility to aspirate

and exposure.

liquids from a wide range of laboratory containers

you may have • Keep jewellery covered and protected

For those who like the weightier, more

including cell culture vessels and Multiwell plates.

• Wear a hair restraint for long hair

conventional tip rack feel there is TerraBase, a

The Vacuboy is the perfect companion to both the

• Do not chew tobacco or smoke in the lab

durable, reusable base for TerraRack. Made from

Vacusafe and Vacusip.

• Do not spit in the laboratory as this can spread

translucent polycarbonate and with silicone feet,

germs • Put your hand over your mouth if you sneeze or cough

TerraBase is autoclavable, chemical resistant and built to give years of service. TerraRacks are available for both Rainin LTS

All components coming in contact with liquids can be autoclaved. Exchanging a full collection bottle is safe and easy, making the Vacu-Range the system of

To ensure safety in a laboratory, it requires having

and universal pipettes and they come in a variety

choice for the convenient removal and disposal of

the necessary equipment, wearing the correct

of tip capacities and styles including filters.

liquid waste.

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Thank you South Africa


Tel: 011-656-1918 Email: info@metrohm.co.za

Metrohm will close on 22/12 and re-open on 03/01/2018. We wish you and your loved ones a safe, peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


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CARBON ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTATION

PRECISE FILTER WEIGHING

KNOW WHAT YOU BREATHE

Sunset Laboratory was established in 1984 to

Determining the weight of particulate matter

Halo Sense is an air quality sensor developed by

analyse particulate organic and elemental carbon

(PM) is a key task in environmental and

Erlab to inform you of the quality of air you breathe

(OC/EC) aerosols. The OC/EC Lab instrument has

testing laboratories, and one, which is likely

on a continual basis in your lab. Halo Sense

become the industry standard for environmental

to become even more important as emissions

covers a large spectrum of chemical vapours.

and workplace monitoring.

standards become stricter. To allow fast and

This model serves as the basis for NIOSH

Three versions are available:

easy measurement of particulate matter at

• Volatile organic compounds (VOC)

Method 5040 and is fully compliant with the

any time, Mettler Toledo offers innovative filter

• Acids

IMPROVE and EUSAAR2 protocols. With a

weighing solutions.

• Formaldehyde

base of more than 100 instruments installed

For the accurate differentiation of the smallest

The system works through Smart technology via

worldwide, Sunset Laboratory is unmatched

weights, Mettler Toledo offers a complete

your computer or cell phone once the eGuard

in experience with OC/EC instrumentation and

portfolio of filter weighing kits. To complete the

App is downloaded. When chemical vapours

measurement techniques.

solution, the LabX balance software stores all

are detected, a soft band of LED lights blink and

There is no comparable instrument on the

weight measurements in a secure database and

emits a beeping noise on the Halo to let you know

market today. The instrument has been used

the particulate mass is calculated automatically.

the air is polluted. The app will also let you know

to analyse a wide variety of sample types,

For emissions determination, Mettler Toledo’s

that the air is polluted with solvents, acids or

including: ambient urban and rural areas, national

XPE ultra-micro balances, when equipped with

formaldehyde, and you can receive the detection

parklands, forest fire plumes and oil fires from

a filter kit, determine particulate matter on filters

alarms wherever you are. In this way, any pollution

the Gulf War. Samples are typically collected as

weighing as little as 0.1ug.

problems are revealed immediately, making life

time-integrated composite filters, with loadings

The filter weighing kit has robust stainless

in the lab simple and safer. Halo sense has been

and times determined by the sample source and

steel housing with a clear top glass for easy

designed to continuously monitor the lab air

study goals.

observation when placing the filter. The weighing

quality for a large spectrum of fumes and vapours

The Sunset Laboratory Carbon Aerosol

pan’s innovative design further enables

Analyzer uses a proven thermal-optical method

easy placement of the filter in the optimum

Energy savings

to analyse for organic and elemental carbon

position with a choice of sample pans to

Halo Sense Smart can be connected to building

aerosols collected on quartz filters. The samples

accommodate filters.

management systems. When no pollution is

are thermally desorbed from the filter medium

The analytical balances provide the perfect

detected, the air change rate can be optimised

under an inert helium atmosphere followed by

filter weighing solution for environmental

an oxidising the atmosphere using carefully

monitoring applications. The filter kit and ErgoClip

controlled heating ramps. A flame ionisation

filter holder fits onto all XPE analytical balances,

SMART technology

detector (FID) is used to monitor the analysis.

and is suitable for efficient routine work with filters

Smart technology uses light communication to

The proven low dead volume carrier gas control

up to 110mm in diameter.

alert users in case of pollution. A soft band of light

system and proprietary quartz oven design

For the XPE range, an anti-static kit is available

hence reducing energy costs.

pulses to inform instantly about lab air quality.

provide high sensitivity with ultra-low carbon

to ensure static-free weighing and it is absolutely

eGuard app sends safety alerts and notifications

background and no oxygen contamination.

safe to touch.

to allow a real time monitoring.

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The analysers, namely 2019 D and ADI 2045Ti, have built-in digesters and condensers. The final

While Metrohm is well known for laboratory titration

measurement can be done either colourimetrically

systems, it also has a process analysis division that

or by traditional titration with FAS. The ADI 2045Ti is

offers a variety of on-line analysers for use directly

used for more complex analyses. It is able to analyse

in the process plant, eg automatic determination of

multiple streams and can be configured to analyse

chemical oxygen demand (COD) levels at waste-

more than one parameter eg COD, PO4, NH3,

water and sewage treatment plants. In environmental

NO2, N03, and more. The analysers conform to the

chemistry, the COD is an indicative measure of the

following international standards: ISO 6060, ASTM

amount of oxygen that can be consumed by reactions

D 1252, DIN 38409-44, EPA 410.4 and NEN 6633.

in a measured solution. COD is useful in terms of

These types of analysers are in use at Rand Water,

water quality by providing a metric to determine the

Sasol, Anglo Platinum, Skorpion Zinc and Mondi.

effect an effluent will have on the receiving body, much like biochemical oxygen demand (BOD).

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PORTABLE FTIR GAS ANALYSER

gaseous phase even with high concentrations of

The portable Gasmet measuring system is an ideal

• Just one analyser can: carry up to the platform;

tool for stack testing. Just a single analyser can be used to measure almost all criteria pollutants - this saves a lot of time and effort, not to mention the

operate; maintain • Very low need for calibrations – no span calibrations needed

fast setup time and simple operation procedure.

• All measurement data is stored on a computer,

The portable FTIR gas analyser which is typically

allowing full post-measurement processing of

used in stack emissions monitoring, comparison measurements, catalytic process control and other

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H2O or corrosive gases. Key benefits are:

the data • The same system can be used in many different

applications where multiple gas compounds need

applications, due to the expandability of

to be accurately monitored in hot and humid sample

the system.

gas. The corrosion resistant sample cell is heated to 180°C, which ensures that the sample stays in

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Sartorius’ innovative lab solutions

We are Sartorius in South Africa Call 011 315 5444 for sales and service sales@biotechsolutions.co.za | www.biotechsolutions.co.za

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MEDIA & TIS SUE C ULT URE

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THE CELL CULTURE LAB SOLUTION

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR MICROBIOLOGY

YOUR NEXT BREAKTHROUGH

To facilitate the cell culture process, Olympus

Merck has a long history in developing innovative

Thermo Scientific’s Steri-Cycle CO2 incubators

engineered the advanced and customisable IX3

culture media and sets the standard with its

for sensitive cultures like stem and primary cells

series of microscopes as well as the compact

expertise and experience. Its state-of-the-art

is exclusively available from their local agent,

and lightweight CKX series for quick and

culture media formulations for microbiological

Labotec. The latest technologies enable better

easy observation.

applications in these industries comprise:

cell growth conditions, including the Thrive active

• Dehydrated culture media in the form of

airflow for homogenous growth conditions, a

The new CKX53 from Olympus maintains the same excellent optical performance, and delivers clearer images and faster start-up thanks to features such as an updated phase contrast system.

low-dust granules • Ready-to-use liquid media and ready-to-use solid media (agar)

proven ISO5 HEPA filtered air on-demand hightemperature sterilisation and enhanced simplicity for added convenience.

Merck provides its culture media in a wide variety

Steri-Cycle direct heat CO2 incubators are

of formats, formulations and sizes. While there are

available in two sizes, either a 165L or the large

New feature

products, which can be used flexibly for a variety

capacity 255L for high volume cell culture vessels.

The new ‘integrated phase contrast’, offering a

of purposes, others have been developed for very

Both are manufactured from either electropolished

single phase ring for objective magnifications

specific industry applications or instruments, as

stainless steel or 100% pure copper. The units

from 4x-40xThe LED light source gives clear

part of comprehensive solutions that are designed

are easy to stack and have a compact footprint,

sharp images with true colour reproduction. The

to reconcile regulatory requirements and safety

reversible exterior door with easy-to-clean coved-

Universal specimen holder makes for quick and

demands of consumers with the need to improve

corner interiors.

efficient sample handling.

workflows and enhance productivity.

An in-chamber fan gently and evenly distributes

Our unique granulated culture media are

clean, humidified air throughout the chamber to

Stable performance

convenient, safe and meet the highest industry

provide faster recovery rates and uniformity for

With improved image quality and easy handling,

performance standards and mandatory regulatory

consistent results.

the Olympus CKX53 delivers stable performance

standards. Additionally, granulation significantly

and a more efficient cell culture process for a

reduces inhalation of hazardous media

detected with dual temperature probes and PID

variety of cell culture needs including live cell

components and consequent allergic responses.

controller. Temperatures recover in less than

observation, cell sampling and handling, image

It also minimises contamination of the working

five minutes.

capture, and fluorescence observation.

environment. Merck’s ready-to-use media require no further preparation steps.

Main features include • Reliable colour reproducibility with an LED light source. • Compact and lightweight body with user-friendly operation. • Supports quick cell observation with a new phase contrast system. wirsamjb@wirsam.com

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All of Merck’s media products are strictly quality controlled to guarantee consistent high

Any deviations in desired conditions are quickly

Cultures are protected 24/7 with on-demand high temperature sterilisation “Steri-Run” cycles that reaches 180°C with the push of a button. The intelligent iCAN interface provides

quality. They are regularly tested and come with

complete data visibility to monitor all incubator

lot-specific certificates of analyses. The certificate

interaction, featuring door-mounted position for

includes information such as:

easy access, on-screen menu prompts, error

• Storage temperature, and

and usage logs, data logging, performance trend

• Test specifications

graphing and multiple language selection.

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MEDIA & TIS SUE C ULT URE 1

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SET VOLUMES TEN TIMES FASTER

even during prolonged pipetting sessions.

The Evolve manual pipette range from Integra

with Integra’s wide range of GripTips pipette tips.

Biosciences utilises three dials for setting volumes

They will never fall off and are perfectly aligned,

unlike traditional pipettes with a single rotating

resulting in superior accuracy and precision.

plunger. This revolutionary approach allows users to

GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading

set volumes more than ten times faster than normal.

effort, providing a secure connection.

Simply depress and twist the plunger to unlock the

Evolve manual pipettes are optimised for use

The new Integra linear stand can accommodate

volume dials. Once unlocked, freely adjust the three

up to twelve Evolve pipettes. Users can add up to

dials to rapidly set the desired volume.

four charging/communication stations to convert

Available in single, eight and twelve channel formats, covering a volume range of 0.2 – 5,000

the linear stand into a charging stand to charge any Integra electronic pipettes.

µl, the ultra-lightweight, well balanced design of the Evolve enhances productivity and comfort

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DIRECT LAB WATER SYSTEMS

well as many other programmes for convenient

Rephile, a leading provider of lab water purification

automatically when a new RO membrane is

systems, offers the Direct-Pure EDI lab water

installed so there is no need for users to set-up

system which produces Type II water from tap

additional cleaning procedures. The system is

water directly. Resistivity of the product water is

equipped with a 30-litre PE tank (upgradable to

above 5 MΩ·cm at 25°, which meets or exceeds

a 60-litre), a liquid level sensor and a tank vent

Type II water quality as defined by ASTM, CAP,

filter with carbon dioxide scavenger to prevent

CLSI and ISO 3696 / BS 3997. The Direct-Pure

air-borne contamination of the EDI water. The

EDI system incorporates Siemens EDI module to

water dispenser handle is 360 degree-rotatable

deliver high quality Type II water consistently at a

and detachable from its support for effortless and

relatively lower cost. The fully automated control

instant dispensing with maximum flexibility.

operation. The pre-rinsing programme starts

system contains pre-rinse, RO membrane fouling preventing flush, RO membrane life monitoring as

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Remote Dispenser Remote RephiLe APP for smartphones

On-line TOC monitor

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S TR ANGER THAN S CIENCE F IC TION

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fascinating new discoveries Risky transfusions According to Dr Richard Cable, American Red Cross Blood Services, and Dr Gustaf Edgren, Department of Haematology at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, it may not be safe for men to get blood transfusions from women who have been pregnant. During a 10-year study, men who got transfusions from women with a history of pregnancy were 13% more likely to die than men who got transfusions from other men. It’s unclear why, but changes that occur in a woman’s immune system during pregnancy might play a role.

Fishy behaviour A man in England nearly lost his life after an entire live fish jumped down his throat. The 28-year-old man in Bournemouth, England, caught a Dover sole while fishing, and decided to kiss his catch, which is a tradition, according to the BBC. But the fish slipped out of his hand and into his mouth, getting stuck in his windpipe. When paramedics arrived on the scene, the man had stopped breathing and was in cardiac arrest, according to the Guardian. Paramedics used forceps to remove the entire fish, and the man recovered. The fish was 14 centimetres long.

Let sleeping dogs lie Want to teach an old dog new tricks? Try letting your pet take a nap. New research finds that dogs consolidate new memories in sleep. The study used electroencephalography (EEG). Similar to humans, the dogs showed short bursts of activity, called sleep spindles, during non-rapid-eye-movement sleep. Also, as in humans the frequency of these sleep spindles was linked to how well a dog retained new information it had learned before its nap. “It’s the first time that we can actually show this in a dog,” said study co-author Ivaylo Iotchev, a doctoral student at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

Magic mushrooms Psilocybin, the main ingredient in magic mushrooms, may soothe symptoms of depression, according to a very preliminary study. The research had a small sample size, and no control group who received a placebo. Brain-scan data from the new research, however, suggests that psilocybin does impact brain networks that are associated with depression. “Larger studies are needed to see if this positive effect can be reproduced in more patients,” study author David Nutt, a professor of psychopharmacology at Imperial College London, said in a statement.

Lava could offer housing A city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts. This lava tube could protect lunar-living astronauts from hazardous conditions on the moon’s surface, the researchers said. “It’s important to know where and how big lunar lava tubes are if we’re ever going to construct a lunar base,” study co-researcher Junichi Haruyama, a senior researcher at JAXA, Japan’s space agency, explained in a recent statement.

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

Anaerobic workstation • Labotec

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

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

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

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

Autoimmune • Bio-Rad Laboratories • The Scientific Group

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

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

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

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

Bioplex • Bio-Rad Laboratories

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blot kits (southern, northern, western) • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

Boiling point apparatus • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ceramicware • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem

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

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

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

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

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

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

Circulating coolers • Analytical Solutions

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

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

Cleaning agents • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

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

Clinical analysers • The Scientific Group

Cloud point apparatus • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Coagulation • Bio-Rad Laboratories • The Scientific Group

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

COD analysers • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Hach South Africa

• Hanna Instruments • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crucibles • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labchem • Verder Scientific

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

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

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

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

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

Densitometers • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Monitoring & Control Labs

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PROD U C T DIREC TORY

Refer to Company Directory for contact details Density specific gravity meters & scales • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

Derivatizing agents • Merck Pty Ltd

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

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

Dewar flasks • Labotec

Diabetes monitoring • Bio-Rad Laboratories • The Scientific Group

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

Diamond knives • The Scientific Group

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

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

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

Dimensional measuring • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

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

Disintergration • LabDynamics • PA Cuthbert

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

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

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

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

DNA testing • Anatech Instruments • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd

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• Ilex South Africa • Merck Pty Ltd • Microsep (Mettler Toledo) • Shimadzu South Africa • The Scientific Group

Dropping point apparatus

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

Fat determination

• Microsep (Mettler Toledo)

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

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

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

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

Electrolyte analysers

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

Fermentors - lab • Analytical Solutions • Esco Technologies • Labotec

Fermentors - process • Esco Technologies • Labotec

Fibre optics • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec

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

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

Flash chromatography • Anatech Instruments

Flash point testers

• Ilex South Africa

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

Electrophoresis • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • Anatech Instruments • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd

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

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

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

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

Environmental monitoring/equipment • AE Solutions • Anatech Instruments • Bruker South Africa • Esco Technologies • Hach South Africa • Hanna Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Magna Analytical • Merck Pty Ltd • Metrohm SA • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Waters, Mettler Toledo, ERA, Horiizon Technology & Lighthouse) • Shimadzu South Africa • Spectro • unitemp

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

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

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

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

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

Friability • PA Cuthbert

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

Freezers/ultra low freezers • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical Solutions

• Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • Magna Analytical • The Scientific Group • Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

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

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

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

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

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) • Scientific Supply Services • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trilab Support cc

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PROD U C T DIREC TORY Gel permeation chromatography • Anatech Instruments • Chemetrix • Micron Scientific • Shimadzu South Africa

Gel testing • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment

General laboratory consumables • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • Merck Pty Ltd • PA Cuthbert

Hot plates/stirrers • AE Solutions • Air Filter Maintenance Services • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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

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 Product s • Bruker South Africa • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • LECO Africa • Micron Scientific • Microsep (Interscience) • Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment

Imaging instruments • AE Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 Product s • Esco Technologies • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labchem • Labotec • Monitoring & Control Labs • National Separations

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

Integrated chemistry analysers • AE Solutions

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

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

Laboratories - accreditation • Air Filter Maintenance Services

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

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

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

Laboratory fittings/valves • Walker Crosweller

Laboratory furniture • Polimatrix SA

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

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

Leak detectors • Anton Paar Southern Africa • Chemetrix

• Instrulab - A division of Air & Vacuum Technologies • Labotec • National Separations

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

Lubricants • PANalytical • SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Luminometers & reagents • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 Product s • Anatech Instruments • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Davies Diagnostics • Dehteq (Pty) Ltd

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details • 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 Product s • Bio-Rad Laboratories • Merck Pty Ltd • The Scientific Group

Microscopy • AE Solutions • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • 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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 & Diagnostic Product s • 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 Product s • 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 • Labotec • Metrohm SA

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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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 Product s • 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

• Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

Pumps

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 Product s • 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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • Labchem • Merck Pty Ltd • PA Cuthbert

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

Power supplies • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s

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)

• 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 Product s • 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 • 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

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Sample preparation equipment/ consumables • Advanced Laboratory Solutions • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 Product s • 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)

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Refer to Company Directory for contact details • Monitoring & Control Labs • Shimadzu South Africa • Thermo Fisher Scientific

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 • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 Product s • Anatech Instruments • IMP Scientific & Precision Equipment • Labotec • The Scientific Group

UV/visible spectrophotometry • Analytical & Diagnostic Product s • 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 Product s • 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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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

Fax:

+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

www.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

Labotec is your guarantee of

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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 (Pty) Ltd

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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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National Separations www.natsep.com National Separations (NATSEP) is the supplier of laboratory filtration, water purification and consumable products for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food & beverage and industrial industries. NATSEP, a subsidiary of Microsep (Pty) Ltd, is the official Southern African distributor for Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Albet and Amazon Filters. NATSEP provides the most cost effective filtration solution, by combining excellent products with years of filtration expertise and exceptional service.

MERINDA LOTTERING Tel: 011-877-6008 Cell: 084-611-5632 Email: merinda.lottering@newmediapub.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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Tel: Jhb: 011-553-2300 Fax: 011-553-2400 CT: 021-914-0393 021-886-9078 CT: 021-886-9157 DBN: 031-701-4705/6 PE: 041-365-5168 Email:  salesjhb@natsep.co.za / info@microsep.co.za

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.

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Shimadzu SA (Pty) Ltd

Recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, SGS employs over 90 000 people and operates a network of more than 2 000 offices and laboratories worldwide. SOUTH.AFRICA@SGS.COM t: +27 11 800 1000 WWW.SGS.COM

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

PO Box 384 Welobie 1714

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

Tel: 011-795-2608

Fax: 011-795-1493

Email: info@shimadzu.co.za

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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VERDER SCIENTIFIC (Pty) Ltd. - Your new contact in South Africa for high quality laboratory and analytical equipment which are used in the areas of quality control, research and development for sample preparation and analysis of solids. The well-known Verder Scientific brands have served research institutions, analytical laboratories as well as manufacturing companies in quality control and process applications for many decades with ever more sophisticated and reliable products which offer the solution to their individual task.

phone: +27 (010) 612 01 41 · sales@verder-scientific.co.za · www.verder-scientific.co.za

Lab Management & Science Issue 6 2017  

LMS is one of the biggest and most widely read lab magazine’s in the country. The magazine offers you access to local and international sci...

Lab Management & Science Issue 6 2017  

LMS is one of the biggest and most widely read lab magazine’s in the country. The magazine offers you access to local and international sci...