Worldflow Monitoring Service

News, Reports & Data for Instrumentation Marketeers

worldflowworldOnline — The Worldflow Monitoring Service is a package of resources designed to serve the information needs of flowmeter and instrumentation manufacturers, distributors, and end-users.

Each component offers timely data, meaningful news, and insightful commentary on the markets it covers.

Each complements and updates the studies that Flow Research regularly conducts in the same markets, and keeps readers informed of events and trends in their industry.

Worldflow was initiated in 2002 and has several components, including: Continue reading

2016 Engineering Education & Research Resources DVD

Keysight Technologies enables NextGen engineers to tackle and solve the toughest electronic design and test challenges

Keysight Technologies 2016 Resources DVD

Keysight Technologies 2016 Resources DVD

Online — Keysight is dedicated to meaningful collaboration with educators and researchers at every level around the world.

Our history of innovation continues to enable new breakthroughs in science and technology, and our design and test solutions provide students and researchers the tools and experience needed to become leading government or industry experts.

This year’s DVD has been updated with almost 200 new items in 7 key focus areas relating to education and research.

You will find timely application notes, white papers, case studies, informative videos, and webcasts, as well as additional resources relative to Keysight solutions in these focus areas: Continue reading

Factors Affecting CHN Analysis

Analytical CE-440

Analytical CE-440

Chelmsford MA, USA & Coventry, UK —  Exeter Analytical Inc. has written a white paper that discusses how CHN (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen) elemental analyzer design affects operational accuracy and precision, ease of use and handling of demanding sample types.

The paper examines the consequences of different commercial CHN elemental analyzer designs when the systems are run in real lab environments. Data is provided showing the impact of horizontal versus vertical combustion systems. Continue reading

Article on potential of Stem Cells in Neuroscience Research

AMSBIO logoAbingdon, UK & Lake Forest CA, USA —  AMSBIO has written an informative technical article to enable neuroscience researchers to learn more about a new method to control and direct differentiation of physiologically relevant neural cell types using stem cell qualified reagents.

Stem cells have revolutionized our approaches to and understanding of neuroscience. The key to research success is the ability to control and direct differentiation into physiologically relevant neural cell types. Continue reading

3D Cell Culture Technology Explained



Abingdon, UK —  AMSBIO have added a major new suite of video presentations and a bibliography of downloadable technical papers that demonstrate the utility of alvetex®, a unique synthetic scaffold that enables routine 3D cell culture.

alvetex® is a highly porous polystyrene scaffold engineered into a 200µm thick membrane which provides a 3D space into which cells can invade, proliferate and grow.

The vertical axis of the third dimension enables additional layers of cells to form complex 3D interactions with adjacent cells simulating the structure of a tissue. alvetex® offers distinct advantages over existing 3D culture products which are technically more difficult to use, have a finite shelf life and are expensive. Continue reading

AMSBIO Launches Technical Article Library…

amsbio_ss2PMAbingdon, UK —  AMSBIO has announced a new web page that brings together technical articles written by the company and its customers.

Covering research areas including stem cell biology, apoptosis, cell invasion and migration, cell signaling, DNA damage, glycobiology, cell based assay technology and 3D cell culture techniques, the new resource has been set up to provide researchers with useful background reference information to assist them in their research.

Alex Sim, CEO of AMSBIO commented, “For over 20 years we have provided innovative new products and services to researchers throughout the global life science community.

“With many of our customers operating at the leading edge of their research specialty, technical papers describing the advances they have achieved, with the assistance of AMSBIO products, will be of interest to many people.” Continue reading

Open Access High Speed Imaging Bibliography

high_speed_imagingTring, UK —  To demonstrate the wide range of applications being undertaken using its ultra-high speed imaging equipment, Specialised Imaging Ltd. has extended its online bibliography of research articles, application notes, videos and applications images.

The comprehensive open access resource should be of considerable interest to anyone using ultra-high speed imaging equipment to unlock the secrets behind ultra-high speed and transient events and processes.

Specialised Imaging Ltd’s range of high resolution framing cameras, trajectory trackers, still cameras, image intensifiers and accessories open the door to exciting discoveries, ground breaking research and new measurement solutions in a wide range of applications areas. Continue reading

"The Economics of Climate Change" by Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP

Speech to the Corporate Leaders’ Group, London 29 June 2011

logo-deccLondon, UK — Wednesday, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne gave the first of a series of speeches stating the three central compelling arguments for national and global action on climate change: the economic case, the geopolitical case and the scientific case.

Speaking to the Prince of Wales’s UK Corporate Leaders’ Group in London, Mr Huhne said that the UK urgently needs to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and kick-start investment in new nuclear, renewables and clean coal or risk falling behind as countries around the world, including the US and China, race to develop clean energy.

Mr Huhne said: “Some countries already have a head start. Electricity prices in France are set to rise by just 3% this year. Compare and contrast with Britain, where prices are rising by three times as much. It is no surprise that France is the European country with the least reliance on fossil fuels, and enjoys some of the lowest prices – 9.4 per cent below ours. We have a long way to go. But every long journey begins with a first step.” Continue reading

BladeCell Disposable Cuvette Improves DLS Productivity…

BladeCell Disposable CuvetteHigh Wycombe, UK — Avid Nano have written a new report that demonstrates how their unique BladeCell™ disposable cuvette improves Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) sample preparation time by a factor of 8 compared to using traditional quartz cuvettes.

The patent-pending 5 µl BladeCell™ cuvette combines the ultimate convenience of a disposable sample holder with the measurement quality of a quartz cuvette. Precision moulded in black polycarbonate the BladeCell requires no sample preparation beyond centrifuging to reduce the possibility of dust contamination that can affect DLS measurements.

To fill: 5 µl of sample is simply pipetted against the walls of the BladeCell™ liquid trap where it is retained by surface tension. The prepared cuvette is placed into the temperature controlled sample holder of the Avid Nano W130i, where it can be analysed by DLS in seconds.

After analysis the sample is recovered by simply dipping a pipette tip into the liquid trap and removing the contents. As a low cost cuvette the BladeCell™may now be disposed of eliminating the cleaning steps required when using more costly quartz cuvettes. Continue reading

CHN Microanalysis White Paper

A Key Technique for Sample Characterisation

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SAMPLE DATA of C9H11NO2: Benzocaine; Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate; 4-Aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester; Anesthesin

Coventry, UK & Chelmsford MA, USA —  A white paper written by Exeter Analytical describes how CHN microanalysis provides a powerful and straightforward method for determining whether a sample is pure – a key aspect of sample characterisation.

The paper discuss how by providing a precise and accurate analysis of the percentage Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen in an organic sample – CHN microanalysis can compliment techniques such as Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometry, thus enhancing the reliability of your analytical results. Continue reading

Human DNA Experiment Uses 200k Digital Array Chip

Software-generated composite heatmap Villebon sur Yvette, France & South San Francisco CA ,USA —  Fluidigm Europe has announced a new technical report that describes experimentation on a normal human genomic DNA sample using a prototype 200k Digital Array Chip on a modified BioMark™ System.

Fluidigm’s commercial Digital Array chips provide a flexible and robust platform to perform digital PCR and have been used in sample quantitation, rare mutation detection, haplotyping, and copy number variation studies.

The new 200k chip prototype is more powerful and enables an even more precise and accurate measurement of target copy number.

Two forms of commercial Digital Array chips are currently available, which have configurations known as 12.765 and 48.770 (with 9,180 and 36,960 reaction chambers each).

In this new report the authors show a prototype 200,000 chamber version of the Fluidigm Digital Array chip and demonstrate that the experimental process is further simplified and the copy numbers of two single copy genes (RnaseP and RPP30) can be measured at a much greater accuracy.

The BioMark HD system is the latest and most advanced real-time PCR system developed by Fluidigm. The system provides you with the ability to use a wide variety of sample types, multiple chemistry choices, and an industry leading degree of flexibility. Continue reading