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  • New automated fluorescence plate reading system

    Synoptics, a world leader in the development and manufacture of innovative digital imaging systems for life science applications, is pleased to announce it has developed the Quanti-Disc™ reader, a new automated fluorescence plate reading system, designed to help rapidly assess water quality, for major microbiological testing company, IDEXX Laboratories.Synoptics has built on its expertise of ...


    By Synbiosis

  • Severn Trent Services automate Legionella

    Severn Trent Services recently introduced a Micro Data Entry (MDE) Barcoding system that will improve data recording for Microbiology analysis. Severn Trent Services prides itself on its drive for quality, but some of their laboratory processes can be prone to human error. To ensure accuracy of data, the quickest solution is to implement a series of checks whereby a colleague verifies an ...


  • ASTM E1216 - 11 standard practice for sampling for particulate contamination by tape lift

    The tape lift provides a rapid and simple technique for removing particles from a surface and determining their number and size distribution. By using statistically determined sample size and locations, an estimate of the surface cleanliness level of large areas can be made. The user shall define the sampling plan. The sampling plan shall consider the importance of surface geometry ...


    By ASTM International

  • New programmable shaking heating/chilling dry block for -20°C to +100°C

    Torrey Pines Scientific Inc has announced its new EchoTherm Model SC25XT – a fully programmable shaking dry block unit for chilling or heating, with a temperature range of -20°C to +100°C. The unit is fully programmable with a 5-program memory and with a temperature range ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • MagneGas Conducts Additional Demonstrations for Fossil Fuel Division of Major Utility

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas fuel, this week completed metal cutting demonstrations with over 40 representatives from the Fossil Fuel division of a major northeast Utility. The Company believes the demonstrations were successful as they ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • EMSL Will Provide Comments on the ASHRAE Proposed Standard for Controlling Legionella

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) released the second draft of their proposed standard for controlling Legionella in building water systems.   EMSL Analytical Inc. has offered comments to this document. “This is a well developed standard that provides simple, cost effective solutions to reduce the impact of bacteria in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phigenics Analytical Service Laboratory Recertified

    Phigenics Analytical Service Laboratory (PASL) has been recertified by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  The PASL recently completed a biennial certification evaluation by an IDPH Laboratory Quality Specialist.  The evaluation required each analyst to demonstrate the proper procedures using correct laboratory techniques.  The inspector also reviewed all quality ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Testing laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials.Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • Testing Laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials. Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • ASTM B920 - 01(2011) standard practice for porosity in gold and palladium alloy coatings on metal substrates by vapors of sodium hypochlorite solution

    Palladium and gold coatings are often specified for the contacts of separable electrical connectors and other devices. Electrodeposits are the form of gold that is most used on contacts, although it is also employed as inlay or clad metal and as weldments on the contact surface. The intrinsic nobility of gold and palladium alloys enables it to resist the formation of insulating oxide films that ...


    By ASTM International

  • Chinese drywall emitting strange odors and causing corrosion on copper-bearing materials reported

    EMSL Analytical has been busy identifying strange odors from drywall.As if the battered real estate market hasn’t been difficult enough on property owners, reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), ...


  • US Navy Purchases First Order of MagneGas

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a MagneGas Fuel, announced today that following a specific request from the US Navy, it has successfully completed a demonstration using its MagneGas2 cutting fuel at a designated US Navy facility. Following an initial ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Anderson, S.C., Woman Gets Prison for Extensive Bank Fraud Scam and Environmental Crime Nancy Stein operated American Screw and Rivet Corporation which was also sentenced

    United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated late yesterday that Nancy Marie Stein, age 62, of Anderson, South Carolina , was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong in federal court in Greenville, to a total of 73 months in prison for six counts of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344, commonly referred to as bank fraud; and 60 months for one count of ...

  • 270,000 tons of plastic waste floating in oceans

    A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. The paper is the latest in a nascent field where scientists are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Seabrook N.H. Metal Finisher Improves Hazardous Waste Management under EPA Settlement

    Under a recent settlement, a Seabrook, N.H., metal finishing company will improve its hazardous waste management practices, thereby improving health protections for the community. Aero-Dynamics, Inc. will also pay a penalty of $118,000, settling EPA claims that it violated hazardous waste regulations. The improved hazardous waste management practices will greatly reduce the risk of a release of ...

  • Techne`s new range of Dri-block® heaters have been given a new look and increased functionality

    The new range of digital Dri-block® heaters from Techne offers enhanced levels of choice, flexibility and specification. With a fresh new look and a wide selection of instruments, users can now select two, three and four-block models for high throughput applications, as well as a twin control unit for more complex experiments. The new range offers updated electronics, a brighter, larger LED ...


    By Techne Equipment

  • Perceptive Instruments to appear at the Society of Toxicology ToxExpo 2010 (8-10 March)

    Perceptive Instruments is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Society of Toxicology 2010 Annual Meeting (ToxExpo 2010). On show will be the latest version of our Comet Assay IV Data Extractor, featuring study approval, data archiving and XML output.We will also be displaying our other software for genetic toxicology and microbiology, including Sorcerer Colony Counter and Ames ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • MagneGas Featured in Leading Publication The FABRICATOR

    MagneGas Corporation, ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), an alternative energy company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, is pleased to be featured in the August issue of The FABRICATOR®, North America's leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. Boasting nearly 60,000 subscribers, The ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • States Form Climate Registry to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Thirty-one states, representing over 70 percent of the U.S. population, today announced that they are charter members of The Climate Registry, marking the largest national effort to take action on climate change. The list of founding member states and tribes includes the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, ...

  • Perceptive Instruments celebrates 20th Anniversary

    This January Perceptive Instruments begins celebrating its 20th year of serving our customers with image analysis and data processing solutions for biomedical and materials science applications.We will be commemorating this milestone by launching a completely new customer support area on www.perceptive.co.uk, as well as expanding our presence at international conferences, workshops and ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

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