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  • FBI Approves Thermo Fisher Scientific`s Rapid DNA Solution for National DNA Index System

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has approved Thermo Fisher Scientific's Applied Biosystems RapidHIT ID System for use by accredited forensic DNA laboratories to process DNA reference samples and search resulting profiles against the U.S. National DNA Index System (NDIS) CODIS database without manual interpretation and review. The RapidHIT ID System is a fully automated, ...

  • Hurry - There is Still Time to Register for Virtual Pump School Before Price Increases!

    These are packets going out to International registrants of Cornell Pump’s Virtual Pump School 2020. Included in the Cornell Virtual Pump School packet: Installation and Care workbook: shows procedures on how to properly install a pump and keep it running effectively. Pump Seminar workbook: provides ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Rita Lane Appointed to Board of Directors of Amphenol Corporation

    Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) today announced that Rita Lane has been appointed to Amphenol’s board of directors. With her appointment, the size of the company’s board has increased to 9 members. Ms. Lane has more than 30 years of experience building and leading global hardware operations and supply chain teams for Fortune 100 companies. She retired from Apple Inc. in 2014. From ...


    By Amphenol Corporation

  • Connect your lab and ensure data integrity

    In today’s fast paced environment where routine testing needs to be as efficient as possible, fast, accurate and secure documentation and data transfer is increasingly important.  The latest digital solutions from the Supelco® portfolio can simplify your daily analytical workflow while maintaining the fidelity of your data. ...

  • ERM-BB125: a new Certified Reference Material for Fipronil in Egg

    In 2017, millions of eggs have been recalled from sale after notifications in the Rapid alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) of the European Commission that the insecticide fipronil was detected in eggs. Several hundred farmers, food producers and supermarkets withdrew millions of eggs and egg products from the shelves around Europe. The crisis affected most of the EU countries and 19 non-EU ...

  • Application notes on the assessment of commutability and the selection of RMs published

    Two application notes authored by Liesbet Deprez and Giovanni Emma, respectively, have been published: ERM-Application Note 8: Assessing commutability of reference materials   Commutability is a prerequisite for reference materials (RMs) intended to be used for calibration or quality control of different measurement procedures targeting the same measurand. This ...

  • Oxygen measurement: Free white paper

    What is dissolved oxygen (DO)? Why is this parameter so relevant, e.g., for water analysis, and which technologies are used to determine it? In a free white paper, Dr. Sabrina Gschwind, Junior Product Manager Titration at Metrohm AG takes a comprehensive look at dissolved oxygen and compares the advantages and disadvantages of the methods commonly used to determine this ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • E|Enginuity Launches its Business Intermediary Licensing program

    E|Enginuity, a national mergers & acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce that after over a year in planning, it has begun expanding its operational reach by offering a Licensed Business Intermediary program for qualified candidates set up and run their own regional M/A operation under the company banner. The principals of The Enginuity Group, the parent of E|Enginuity, have been buying and ...


    By The Enginuity Group

  • New direct mercury analyzer RA-915 Lab from Lumex Instruments

    Analysis of a sample usually takes 1-3 minutes in total. That makes RA-915 Lab one of the fastest direct mercury analyzer in the market. The scope of applications includes analysis of environmental samples (water, soil and bottom sediments, ores, air filters, plants, etc.), fuels (crude oil, naphtha and condensate, coal), food products (fish, crops, etc.), cosmetics and many more. So one analyzer ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • A new certified reference material for aflatoxins in paprika powder: ERM-BD286

    The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) releases a new certified reference material (CRM) for aflatoxins in paprika powder. Aflatoxins are toxic substances formed by moulds. Effective consumer protection depends on food surveillance by reliable analytical methods in combination with quality control through reference materials.Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of moulds. They are ...

  • 3P Instruments at the Analytica in Munich (31/03-03/04) – Hall A2, Booth 516A

    Of course, 3P Instruments will be present at the Analytica: We look forward to seeing you at our booth 516A in hall A2! During the exhibition days, our product specialists are ready to give you comprehensive advice on the characterization of particles, powders, dispersions and porous materials and discuss special measurement tasks. ...


    By 3P Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

  • What is a Safe Level of Silica Exposure in Community/Residential Situations?

    Although there is an OSHA Silica Standard, this only applies to workers based on an 8-hour workday. In non-occupational situations, as in a residential area or community, this obviously is not adequate to protect individuals since the potential exposure can be 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Accepting the fact that silica has been identified as a ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • The challenges and benefits of using small sensor technology for local air quality monitoring

    Several years ago wrote an article about the challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring and it continues to be our most regularly read item on our website. However the ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring world has moved on during the ...


    By AQMesh

  • AQMesh used to monitor pollution from alternative cooking fuels in Kenya

    Three AQMesh pods have been monitoring air quality in Kenya as part of a study to measure the impact of using biogas as an alternative cooking fuel. Funded by the UK Research Council and led by a partnership between the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the Department of Chemistry, the project conducted a pilot study to test whether households using clean ...


    By AQMesh

  • Internship Announcement: Student Leader Project Intern

    Job Title: Student Leader Project Intern Hours: Flexible, up to 40 hours/week Start Date: April/May 2020 Duration: August 2020 Pay: $10/hour Location: Ankeny, Iowa, ability to work out of the Ankeny office required Position Description: Are you looking for a great resume-building project to show future employers? Want to be part of advancing an international ...

  • ERM-CE102: a new certified reference material for polybrominated flame retardants in fish

    PBDEs are toxic and endocrine-disruptive substances that have to be monitored in the environment (EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC) and in food (Commission Recommendation 2014/118/EU). Despite the ban and restriction on their production and use since 15 years, PBDEs are bio-accumulative contaminants still found ubiquitously in our environment and food. They are regulated by the EU Water ...

  • Training and consultancy for Analyse-it

    Our focus at Analyse-it has always been on the development and improvement of our software. While we provide extensive help, tutorials, and technical support for Analyse-it, one area we do not cover is training and consultancy. As many of you will know we are based in England in the United Kingdom, and providing training and consultancy is often done better locally, in-person. Instead we partner ...


    By Analyse-it Software, Ltd.

  • Know the Lingo: A Beginner’s Guide to eLearning Terms & Definitions

    We have helped many of our clients navigate the eLearning terrain. Along the way, we have identified some of the most commonly used terminology. Bookmark this guide to keep a ready reference of the eLearning world. Nothing can be more frustrating than participating in a meeting loaded with buzzwords that overshadow the main topic. Let’s break down some common eLearning terms. Common ...


    By Ken Cook Co.

  • Venturedyne Acquires Lakewood Fab Tech

    Venturedyne, Ltd. (Pewaukee, WI), holding company for Thermotron Industries (Holland, MI), recently acquired Lakewood Fab Tech, also in Holland, Michigan. Thermotron is North America’s premier manufacturer of high-performance environmental test chambers and vibration test systems, widely used to simulate harsh environments to improve ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • EDF-Veolia venture predicts wider decommissioning benefits

    Graphitech will focus on graphite reactor technology with wider applications. EDF and Veolia, through respective subsidiaries Cyclife Holding and Asteralis, have created joint entity Graphitech. The company will focus on decommissioning technologies and innovations that could have wider applications and benefits beyond nuclear reactors that incorporate graphite ...


    By Reuters Events

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