Is there an ECO-FRIENDLY alternative to Concrete?

29 July 2021

Chem Chat

The UAE Pavilion is currently home to a prototype structure constructed completely from sustainable alternatives to cement and concrete. Erected to coincide with the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, the exhibition is named Wetland and demonstrates that it is possible for the construction industry to become more sustainable going forwards.

The main element of the prototype which makes it ec...

What are the MOST VACCINATED countries in the world?

25 July 2021

Lab Chat

The UAE leads the way in terms of the percentage of its population which could be covered by the number of vaccines that it has administered. According to the stats provided by Bloomberg’s COVID-19 tracker, the UAE has given 15.6 million doses of a viable vaccine to its citizens, which is sufficient to cover 72.4% of the population.

Indeed, other metrics also demonstrate how admirably the UA...

Why PPE is creating a POLLUTION PROBLEM?

20 June 2021

Enviro Chat

The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gowns and gloves has been instrumental in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Limiting the spread of the disease by reducing person-to-person contact and minimising the proliferation of infected droplets have saved countless lives already.

However, there is another, less desirable side-effect of this mass consumption of ...


16 June 2021

Lab Chat

Forensic science has been playing an ever-greater role in police work over the last few decades. From the humble beginnings of the first applications of fingerprinting in the mid-19th century, through to the advancement of image analysis of recent years all the way to the futuristic technique of brain fingerprinting, science is increasingly important in criminal investigations.

Although this...

Two Days of superb presentations by Global Experts involved in Planning & Developing LABS all over the world.

13 June 2021

Lab Design


"SEFA is pleased to announce that its SEFA member exhibitors at ArabLab 2021 will be making presentations about building safer and sustainable labs through the use of SEFA members who make laboratory grade products and meet SEFA's demanding standards. The presentations will take place on November 15th and 16th i...


06 June 2021

Enviro Chat

The UAE has signalled its intention to support Japan’s Green Growth Strategy by signing a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with the East Asian country. The deal was struck between the Emirati Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) last month.

Under the terms of the arrangement, the UAE will explore the possibilities of creating an...

Is DIABETES deadlier than COVID-19?

30 May 2021

Lab Chat

After an extremely difficult past 16 months, it appears as though the tide may finally be turning with regard to coronavirus in many countries around the world. The UAE is one of the best performing nations with regards to its vaccination efforts, as over half of its 9.8 million populace has received a least one dosage.

But even as COVID-19 testing has changed over the past year and vaccinat...

How will the UAE become an OIL HUB?

23 May 2021

Chem Chat

The UAE has announced three major new developments that are intended to strengthen its position as an oil hub in the Middle East and prevent the pervasive creep of Chinese influence in the area. All three developments are in keeping with the UAE’s role as a major stakeholder in the USA’s strategy for the Gulf region.

The first development will focus on a significant expansion of the country’...


17 May 2021

Enviro Chat

The Dubai Green Economy Initiative is a governmental scheme aimed at guaranteeing the country’s long-term financial stability whilst simultaneously protecting our environment. Operating under the slogan “A Green Economy for Sustainable Development”, the Initiative will focus on the development and implementation of new policies and programmes in a range of different sectors.

Agriculture, ene...

How is the UAE supporting UK LIFE SCIENCES?

09 May 2021

Lab Chat

The UAE has signalled its intention to support the UK life sciences sector via the launch of a Sovereign Investment Partnership (SIP) between the two countries. The deal was inked by Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company and the newly-created UK Office for Investment (OfI), in collaboration with the British Department for International Trade.

Under the terms of the arrangement, the SIP...

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