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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 ...
06 September 2017Lab Chat
AGC Instruments has developed an AGC NovaCHROM GC System to monitor N2 Pharmacopeia as per the European Medicines Agency standards. ˜is new system is comprised of a NovaCHROM 4000 Gas Chromatograph using AGC’s own ˜ermal Conductivity Detector (TCD), TrendVision PLUS Chromatography So°ware and Solenoid Control Unit. Satisfying the key requirements for the Quality Control of Nitrogen (N2) fo...
24 August 2017Lab Chat
Salt and sugar – they’re two of the most common ingredients in cooking across the world. In taste terms, they’re almost opposite, epitomising the two broadest categories of food – savoury and sweet. But are we eating too much of these staple ingredients?
The effects of excessive sugar consumption are well known. It causes irregular cholesterol, rising blood sug...
20 August 2017Lab Chat
As people get older, their fertility gradually drops. This has long been the case for women, labelled the ‘biological clock’. But more recently, scientists have discovered a similar pattern in men, with a significant drop for men between 40-42 compared to 30-35 year-olds.
So, what is the solution? Freezing sperm and eggs gives people a way of preserving their fertility. And it’s on the rise ...