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Is the UAE Ready to Embrace Electric?

17 September 2017

Lab 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.

Innovative Emirates

With the likes of Abu ...


12 September 2017

Lab Design

Watch below video of SEFA's plan for ARABLAB 2018


How are Plastic Bags Affecting Wildlife?

11 September 2017

Lab 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.

Serious impact

The problem of ...

Concise monitoring of N2 Phamacopeia

06 September 2017

Lab 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...

Are We Eating Too Much Salt and Sugar?

24 August 2017

Lab 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?

Too much of the sweet stuff

The effects of excessive sugar consumption are well known. It causes irregular cholesterol, rising blood sug...

SEFA launches Management Control Guide

23 August 2017

Lab Design

By: Tom Smith, President ECT, Inc. - SEFA Member

Exposure control devices (ECDs) provide the main engineering control for preventing overexposure of personnel to airborne hazards generated within laboratories. ECDs can be ventilated as a part of a laboratory ventilation system or operate independently with internal fans that return filt...

Why Are More People Freezing Sperm and Eggs?

20 August 2017

Lab 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 ...

Can Drones Reduce Pollution from Traffic?

16 August 2017

Lab Chat

Cars produce the majority of breathable pollution around us. They also contribute significantly to global warming, churning out carbon dioxide as they burn fossil fuels to power their engines. In response to these growing problems, electric cars are being developed as a serious alternative, with dynamic charging making their widespread adoption more realistic. But is there another option?


How Will Dubai Tackle Its Air Pollution Problem

13 August 2017

Lab Chat

Air pollution is a huge problem all around the world. It’s causing thousands of deaths each year globally, expected to rise to 60,000 by the year 2030. And in the big cities, the problem gets even worse. London, Paris, Delhi and Beijing are all awash with particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds.

Dubai isn’t quite in the same league yet. But its rapid growth in the ...

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