Bibliography Demonstrates Applications of UV Area Imaging…

 ActiPix D100York, UK — Paraytec Ltd., the developer of the world’s first quantitative Ultraviolet (UV) area imaging system, has announced a major expansion of their online applications bibliography and technical downloads section.

Paraytec’s multi-award winning product, the ActiPix D100, is the world’s first quantitative UV area imaging system.

As well as providing superior performance over existing micro and nano flow detectors the patented ActiPix opens up intriguing new possibilities never before possible using conventional detectors. 

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SPIE appoints Lihong Wang editor of ‘Journal of Biomedical Optics’

BELLINGHAM WA, USA –- SPIE has announced the appointment of Lihong V. Wang of Washington University in St. Louis as editor of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, effective 1 January 2010.

Journal of Biomedical Optics publishes peer-reviewed papers that utilize modern optical technology for improved health care and research, and has been a leading journal in this fast-advancing field since its launch in 1996.

Wang will succeed founding editor Joseph Lakowicz, director of the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine (1996–1999), and current editor Bruce Tromberg, director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic and professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of California, Irvine (1999–2009).

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Tranforming R&D through Information Management Online Seminars…

Web Seminar: Getting started with DiscoveryGate

Geneva, Switzerland — Symyx Technologies Inc. has announced a series of new online seminars on critical topics concerning information driven Research & Development.

These complimentary educational seminars cover a variety of subjects based upon the accrued knowledge of leading international information management experts to enable you to better design, execute, analyse, and report experimental results faster, easier, and less expensively.

The online seminar on April 23rd 2009 entitled ‘How a chemistry Electronic Notebook can take your reaction to the next step’ was targeted at synthetic and medicinal chemists needing to design and share synthesis plans. 

This online seminar was designed to enable chemists to learn how to easily record, find, report, reuse and share synthesis plans in an electronic laboratory notebook thereby improving personal productivity and the ability to share knowledge with others.

For scientists, lab and IT managers, live demonstrations of use cases that explore the more than 30 million molecules and 17 million reactions, plus the associated facts that DiscoveryGate brings to your finger-tips, comes another online seminar today. It is entitled ‘Getting started with DiscoveryGate’ and is scheduled on May 4th 2009 in the USA: at 10:00AM PDT / 1:00PM EDT. 

There are many other web seminars scheduled and free to registered visitors currently through June.

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Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore is formed

SPIE congratulates founders

BELLINGHAM WA, USA — The Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS), with roots in the former Singapore Chapter of SPIE, has been launched, organizers have announced.

OPSS aims to promote greater interaction between the optics and photonics community in Singapore, in both academia and industry through providing a forum for discussion and growth among the various multidisciplinary groups, said OPSS Chair Anand Asundi.

The new society retains strong ties to SPIE.

Many of the OPSS founders were active in the former SPIE Singapore regional chapter, and several — including Asundi, who is a Fellow of SPIE and a recent SPIE Board of Directors member — are members of SPIE.

In addition, OPSS members frequently serve as mentors for the SPIE Singapore Student Chapter.

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Automated solutions for drug discovery, target biology & stem cell therapeutics…

Conference & Exhibition in LilleMelbourn, UK & Santa Clara CA, USA — Agilent Automation Solutions, formerly Velocity11, has announced that it will present at the 15th Annual SBS Conference & Exhibition in Lille (France) its latest automated solutions for drug discovery, target biology and stem cell therapeutics.

Making its European debut on Booth 204 will be the Agilent Direct Drive Robot (DDR) – a revolutionary new system that uses configurable Z-travel technology to enable greater stacking of instruments and more functionality in a smaller footprint.

Offering high operational precision, reliability and safety the DDR sets a new standard for ease-of-use.  One-person, one-touch teaching enables fast and easy configuration. 

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Electronic Lab Notebook Supports Workflow of Multiple Scientific Disciplines

Geneva, Switzerland & Santa Clara CA, USA — Symyx Technologies, Inc. has announced the release of Symyx Notebook 6.2

The latest release of the popular enterprise Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) supplements existing functionality for analytical chemistry research and biology with new capabilities supporting synthetic and medicinal chemistry investigations. 

This has been achieved by adding industry-leading Symyx chemical representation, chemical reaction, and compound registration functionality to the core product. The Symyx chemistry engine powers the well known ISIS scientific information platform that underlies many chemistry registration, inventory, and other systems used in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

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Automation Federation to Serve as Scouting Technology Partner

At The 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree in July/August 2010

Research Triangle Park NC, USA — The Automation Federation has announced that it has been selected by the Boy Scouts of America to provide activities for Technology Quest at the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree.

The event, which celebrates the 100th Year of Scouting in America and attracts over 40,000 Scouts and leaders, will be held at Fort A. P. Hill in Virginia , 26 July – 4 August 2010.

Technology Quest at the Jamboree is an exhibit area where Scouts can take part in a variety of science-related activities. The Scouts, traveling from all over the United States to take part in the Centennial Jamboree, will learn more about the importance of math and science in education.

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Major Cell & DNA Repository Switches to Micronic Sample Storage…

Lelystad, The Netherlands & McMuaary PA, USA — Micronic has received a major 12-month call-off order for sample storage tubes from the Rutgers University Cell & DNA Repository (Piscataway, NJ, USA). 

After an open evaluation process – Rutgers selected Micronic 0.75 ml and 1.4ml tubes together with coloured TPE caps to provide high integrity, long-term storage of samples at -80° C.

Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) plays a key role in research aimed at understanding the genetic causes of common, complex diseases. RUCDR activities will enable gene discovery leading to diagnoses, treatments and, eventually, cures for these diseases.

RUCDR assists researchers throughout the world by providing the highest quality biomaterials, technical consultation, and logistical support.  RUCDR is the largest university based repository in the world.

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Nominations Now Open for 2009 HART Plant of the Year End Users’ Award

HART Communication Foundation seeks the exceptional in the application of HART technology

Austin, Texas, USA — End users are invited to enter their company’s application of the HART® Communication Protocol for recognition in the 8th annual HART Plant of the Year Award Program.

Presented by the HART Communication Foundation, the HART Plant of the Year is the only international award presented to end user companies to recognize the exceptional application of HART technology. Previous recipients include such notable companies as BP, DuPont, PDVSA Petropiar, Sasol Solvents and StatoilHydro. Nominations are encouraged from all world areas and will be accepted through May 31.

“We are seeking the plant that has taken the capabilities of HART instruments beyond configuration and calibration, or one that is using real-time diagnostics and process variables in their HART-enabled devices integrated with their control, information, asset management and safety systems,” says HCF Executive Director Ron Helson.

“This is the opportunity for end users to share their success and tell the world how HART technology has helped lower their operating cost and increased plant availability.”

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GxP Consulting Extends Regulatory Compliance Product Portfolio

An expanded range of services as part of its major growth strategy

Nottingham, UK, – GxP Consulting, a leading provider of compliance services to the healthcare industry today announced an expanded range of services as part of its major growth strategy. This restructure takes place as the company celebrates 10 years in business.

Originally founded in 1999 as a GMP specialist to aid regulatory compliance, GxP Consulting has now increased its capabilities and service offerings to its portfolio in a number of consulting and training areas in order to support the entire drug development cycle. This is largely part of its new focused strategy to expand services and support to customers in Europe and America, having recently opened a North American office in Irvine, California.

Under the leadership of two of the original founders, the business has grown 10 fold over its first 10 years now with a team of 40 consultants, rising from a UK-focused small business into an international organization.

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L.A.B. 2009 Trade Fair and Conference Launches Newly Designed Website

L.A.B. 2009 Trade Fair and Conference NEW Website Has Additional Features for Exhibitors

logo_labBirmingham, UK — L.A.B. – the European trade fair and conference for analysis, bio and laboratory equipment in the UK, to be held in Birmingham October 27 – 29, 2009, announces the launch of its newly designed and improved website.

The new site has been designed to provide visitors with a comprehensive overview of L.A.B. 2009, featuring enhanced accessibility and usability, facilitating quick and easy navigation.

New to this website is a section where exhibitors have access to a range of documentation and online registration.

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