Category «News»

A guide to avoiding the urge to smoke

Smoking is a habit that is so hard to give up, especially if you have been doing it for countless years. You know how bad smoking is for your health however and the best place for those cigarettes is definitely in the trash. As a smoker, when a craving hits however, it’s very hard to …

New Study Shows Diabetes Drug, Farxiga Cuts Heart Risk

For a long time, Farxiga has been known to be a diabetes drug. However, recent studies reveal the drug’s extensive use in the prevention of heart failure. Diabetic two patients who relied on Farxiga’s powerful use instead of placebo saw a reduction in heart failure risk by more than 27%. AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of Farxiga …

New anti-flu drug approved by FDA after 20 years

This year marked an exciting period in the field of medicine: the addition of another antiviral flu drug into the market. This follows the FDA‘s approval. Such an approval last occurred 20 years ago. This drug known as Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) is used to treat flu infection before it becomes acute in the body. This …

How to Deal with Dry Skin

The average person’s skin should be soft and spongy to the touch, mostly due to its water content. The upper layer of skin should have at least 10% water, but 20 to 30% is more common and definitely healthier. If skin feels soft and smooth to the touch, this is known as a “normal” skin type. …

YSI Biochemistry Analyser Means Major Savings for Potato Growers

The YSI range of Biochemistry Analysers is seeing a remarkable growth in applications; industries as far afield as jet fuels and pet food manufacturing have come to appreciate the unique features it can offer. Thanks to the proprietary enzyme technology it has become possible to measure simultaneously two different compatible ‘chemistries’ from a wide range …

What is LIMS and why do I need one?

Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are the software applications that help in the day-to-day operation of a lab. They allow scientists to easily and comprehensively manage all aspects of lab operation, from workflow and sample management to instrument integration and data recording. Using LIMS allows scientists to boost productivity and can also aid with cost-cutting …

Trilink And Real-time PCR Leaders Enter Into Agreement

TriLink BioTechnologies has made a distribution agreement with TATAA biocenter to sell its CleanAmp products. Scandinavian-based TATAA develops and performs a broad spectrum of hands-on qPCR courses worldwide, as well as providing tailore-made products for real-time PCR applications, and is joining forces with TriLink, the manufacturer of custom products for the diagnostic and OEM markets. …

Trilink And Lucigen Set Up Licensing Agreement

Good news for the biotechnology community this week following a joint announcement from TriLink BioTechnologies Inc. and the Lucigen Corporation. Lucigen, renowned for their problem-solving approach to molecular biology, particularly in rationalising genomics research, have signed a licensing agreement with leading modified nucleic experts Trilink, to use TriLink’s CleanAmpTM dNTPs in their new Taq98TM Hot …

Spectrophotometer design gets an upgrade

Cecil Instruments is always seeking to boost the usability and functionality of its lab equipment and the latest enhancement sees the design of spectrophotometers updated. The double and single beam spectrophotometers now feature USB ports as standard. This means they can be directly controlled by a PC, which makes operation quicker and easier for scientists. …

Scientific Incubator With Built In Germicide

The SANYO MCO-19M is the new CO2 multi-gas scientific incubator, giving precise environmental control for all lab situations. Accurate control By using a dual infra red solid state sensor, Co2 can be measured accurately without being affected by humidity or temperature changes on door opening. Furthermore, the CO2 sensor is constantly calibrated, so users know …