New standards for optical metrology

NEW good practice guidelines and calibration standards in optical metrology are being developed by a team at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) led by principal research scientist Professor Richard Leach. Presenting preliminary data at the 10th International Symposium on…

Bath-free dissolution for testing pharmaceuticals

AGILENT’s new 709-DS dissolution apparatus, used to test the release profile of pharmaceutical dosage forms, features a bath-free design to provide the operator with an unobstructed view of the dissolution vessel. The instrument also increases laboratory efficiency, says Agilent, through…

Freezer maximises lab space (video)

MAXIMISED internal storage space with minimum laboratory footprint is the claim made by Thermo Fisher Scientific for its new Revco UxF ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers. These upright freezers can chill samples down to -86C and are available in five sizes…

Benchtop NMR gets software boost

IN RESPONSE to feedback from users, Oxford Instruments has released a new version of its MultiQuant software for the MQC family of benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) scanners for quality control applications. MultiQuant 6.1 makes the instrument more straightforward to…

LC-MS methods to analyse PPCPs and pesticides in water

A NEW new technical library of LC-MS techniques for water analysis, including the detection of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and pesticides, is now available from Thermo Fisher Scientific. The company says this is a comprehensive, regularly updated, and…

40th birthday for Cherwell Labs

FOUNDED in 1971 by Lawrence Whittard as a veterinary diagnostic lab, Cherwell Laboratories celebrates its 40th anniversary in November 2011. The company’s products for microbiological and quality assurance applications includes Redipor prepared media, SAS microbial air samplers, DataTrace wireless datalogging…

Actually, it is rocket science

RDP Electronics reports that its Model 41 load cells have proved tough enough to handle rocket motor testing. These dual bridge configuration cells are in demand from British rocket motor manufacturers for use in testing programmes. Rocket engine testing is…