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01 October 2017Lab Chat
Big pharma – a popular name for the major pharmaceutical companies, working to create, manufacture and distribute drugs for all kinds of diseases. In recent years, however, it’s built up something of a bad reputation. Conflicting interests of big pharma, doctors and patients has led to big pharma being seen as greedy and corrupt. So, what is ‘new pharma’ – and how can it change that reputation?...
28 September 2017Lab Chat
The widespread use of triclosan (5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol) in personal care products such as toothpastes and soaps has resulted in its release into the environment and subsequent detection in various water, sediment, and biological samples.
27 September 2017Lab Chat
As the effects of climate change become more real, we’re seeing increased investment and research into the process – and how to stop it. Part of that is finding alternative sources of power which emit less harmful gases. That’s why biodiesel 5 has been developed – and is now being adopted in a number of countries. Read on to see what goes into it, and what impact it could have.
26 September 2017Lab Chat
Ostec-Instruments produces and offers hi-tech innovative scientific and analytical equipment. Our mission is to be a company that finds, selects, protects and develops cutting-edge ideas to create new products and technologies and deliver technological progress. at is why the symbol of our company is a growing sprout. We provide complete solutions for our clients: the best equipment to meet cus...
25 September 2017Lab Chat
Perfluoro-4-ethylcyclohexanesulfonate has been primarily used as an additive in hydraulic fluid formulations that are designed to inhibit erosion in hydraulic systems. The use of the hydraulic fluids in commercial aircraft was identified as a likely source of this compound in surface waters and fish from the Great Lakes of North America.
24 September 2017Lab Chat
Countries around the world are making strides towards gender equality in the workplace. Whether it’s narrowing the pay gap, or giving more rights to working women, progress is certainly being made. But, unfortunately, there are still some clear problems lingering in specific sectors. And one of those is STEM.
For those who aren’t familiar, STEM is a term referring to educati...
19 September 2017Lab Chat
Energy use in the UAE is on the up. That’s partly down to increased demand, but it will pose serious problems as it continues to rise. If the growth carries on, there simply won’t be enough energy to meet demands. The solution? Improved energy efficiency. Read on to see how the Emirates measures up when it comes to making energy use more efficient.
17 September 2017Lab Chat
Countries across the world are looking to electric as the future of car power. In the UK, for instance, they’re investing £100 million in charging infrastructure. It’s part of their decision to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. But how about the UAE? This post explores how the UAE could be embracing electric in the coming years.
With the likes of Abu ...
11 September 2017Lab Chat
You only have to go back a few years to find a time when plastic bags were the norm. There was nothing wrong, or so it was thought, with loading your weekly shopping into several disposable plastic bags. But over the past few years, we’ve become increasingly aware of their impact on the environment. Read on to see how plastic bags are even affecting animals.
The problem of ...