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11 Sep 2015

Agilent Technologies are acquiring Seahorse Bioscience, which will complements their separations and mass spectrometry products.

11 Sep 2015

Rand Capital Corporation has invested $250,000 as part of a $4.3 million equity capital funding round in SciAps, Inc., manufacturer of handheld analytical instruments. The funding round was led by new investor Jolimont Global Mining Systems with participation from Rand Capital, and other existing investors including SciAps CEO and Founder Donald Sackett, as well as two additional new investors.

Diagrams and images of the paths fluorescent particles take as they diffuse through a porous nanoscale structure
11 Sep 2015

Research from Rice University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Kansas State University in the USA has used super-resolution microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to characterize such nanoscale spaces in chromatography media.

11 Sep 2015

EMBL-EBI researchers develop a new computational method to study biological signalling networks in healthy and cancer cells from discovery mass spectrometry phospho-proteomics.

Photograph of Renishaw’s senior executive management team breaking ground on the new facility
10 Sep 2015

Renishaw recently broke ground on its new 133,000 ft2 office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, IL, USA, about 40 miles from Chicago. The two-storey facility will be located at the Oakview Business Park and will be the company’s North American headquarters. The new building, planned to be ready in June 2016, will also include space for product development, testing, warehousing and distribution. The facility will consolidate the company’s two existing sites and can also accommodate future expansion.

10 Sep 2015

Shimadzu was chosen as the award recipient of the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Mass Spectrometry Company of the Year.

To be chosen as the company of the year two key factors were evaluated—Visionary Innovation & Performance and Customer Impact—according to the criteria identified below.

Photo of Kenneth Sheedy and Gil Davis examining ancient coins.
8 Sep 2015

A team of researchers from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, have used a high-power, transportable XRF spectrometer to analyse artefacts from ancient Greece.

Depiction of protein complexes
8 Sep 2015

High-throughput mass spectrometry has been used in one of the largest and most detailed studies of animal molecular biology ever undertaken, to study the cellular proteins of nine species representing a broad cross-section of the animal kingdom. Results confirmed the similarity between species, leading to avenues to study the genetic basis for diseases.

Photo of hyperspectral system
8 Sep 2015

SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Oy Ltd, has received 5.3 M€ of financing to ensure its growth. The financing package consists of venture capital financing by Teknoventure Oy of Oulu, Finland, and R&D financing by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The company, which was founded in 1995 by three former researchers of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, is known for its hyperspectral technology. The spectral imaging camera products are widely used in various industrial, environmental and defence applications.

Photograph of the Itemiser 4DX
4 Sep 2015

Morpho Detection has won a contract with UK Airport Operator Manchester Airports Group Plc (MAG) for 44 Itemiser 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD). The Itemiser 4DX is based on ion mobility spectrometry and quickly detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

2 Sep 2015

Agena Bioscience, manufacturers of the MassARRAY quantitative method for nucleic acid detection via MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, has set up a subsidiary in Shanghai, China. “The Chinese market represents a significant portion of Agena Bioscience's global sales with almost 60 MassARRAY® Systems installed to date. Direct presence within China will allow us to expand our reach and foster a high degree of engagement with our local customers in that region”, said Pete Dansky, CEO.

Photomicrograph of the melt inclusions
1 Sep 2015

Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon’s surface. Now, using secondary ion mass spectrometry, scientists from Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have identified the volatile gas that drove those eruptions.

Photograph of Klaus Berka
31 Aug 2015

Analytik Jena celebrates its 25th anniversary. As one of the first companies founded in East Germany after the fall of the Berlin wall, they have grown to offer a wide range of analytical products including a wide wide of atomic spectroscopy instrumentation.

Photograph of Matthias Mann
31 Aug 2015

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant of DKK 60 million for an ambitious new research programme in clinical proteomics at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen. This project is to be led by Professor and Programme Director Matthias Mann. Matthias Mann has authored and co-authored more than 500 publications with a total citation count of more than 100,000, making him one of the most highly cited researchers worldwide.

31 Aug 2015

A clinically approved assay system based on surface enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy has been launched by Renishaw Diagnostics.

28 Aug 2015

Avantes has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. They have implemented a robust quality management system to guide and govern all their operations. “With independent registration of our firm by an outside auditor, you can be assured that we have committed to the highest standards in our operations, production, and management”, says Benno Oderkerk, CEO.

Photos and diagrams of the new sampling interface
28 Aug 2015

Material dissolved in the liquid at the port tip is immediately transported into the mass spectrometer, ionised, detected and characterised.

Schematic of the process
27 Aug 2015

Thanks to seven years of work done at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center and Hiroshima University, scientists can take a peek into a single plant cell and—within minutes—get a view of the small molecules, including metabolites, hormones, nutrients and lipids inside it by mass spectrometry.

27 Aug 2015

Agilent is collaborating with researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York, USA, to investigate the molecular underpinnings of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using a multi-omics approach.

Images of fingerprints showing the change in distribution of palmitic acid and the more immobile waxy residue.
27 Aug 2015

Watch the imprint of a tyre track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Using imaging mass spectrometry, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists something they have long wished for: a way to date fingerprints.

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