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Automation as an Investment

January 22, 2010 8:46 am | by PAUL J. GALESKI, Maverick Technologies | Comments

Investing in automation is one way to outmaneuver competitors and emerge from this recession in a much stronger strategic position.

Differentiation of monkey embryonic stem cells into hepatocytes and mRNA expression of cytochrome p450 enzymes responsible for drug metabolism: comparison of embryoid body for...

January 21, 2010 12:38 pm | by Biol Pharm Bull | Comments

We investigated the effects of embryoid body (EB) forming conditions on the expression of hepatocyte marker genes such as alpha-fetoprotein, albumin and CYP7A1 in cells cultured on Matrigel-coated plates for 15 d. The expression levels of hepatocyte marker genes in the cells...

Hearing Protection Misconceptions

January 21, 2010 12:27 pm | Comments

Six of the most common bad assumptions about hearing protection for noise-exposed workers.

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A simplified method to determine five cytochrome p450 probe drugs by HPLC in a single run.

January 21, 2010 11:38 am | by Biol Pharm Bull | Comments

A simplified, rapid, selective HPLC method for determining five cytochrome P450 (CYP) probe drugs in single run is described. The five specific probe substrates of caffeine, chlorzoxazone, tolbutamide, metoprolol and midazolam, together with the internal standard diazepam, were...

Engineering metabolic systems for production of advanced fuels.

January 21, 2010 8:38 am | by J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol | Comments

The depleting petroleum storage and increasing environmental deterioration are threatening the sustainable development of human societies. As such, biofuels and chemical feedstocks generated from renewable sources are becoming increasingly important. Although previous efforts...

Inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug events in older people.

January 20, 2010 6:38 pm | by BMC Geriatr | Comments

Inappropriate prescribing (IP) in older patients is highly prevalent and is associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation. Consequently, IP is a major safety concern and with changing population demographics, it...

Magnetic Separator Safety Tips

January 20, 2010 5:04 am | by BILL DUDENHOEFFER, Manager of Separation Products, Eriez Manufacturing Co. | Comments

While rare-earth magnets are very efficient at removing unwanted contamination, they can be very dangerous to maintenance personnel if not handled properly.

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Flow-injection determination of retinol and tocopherol in pharmaceuticals with acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence.

January 19, 2010 6:38 pm | by Anal Sci | Comments

A simple and rapid flow-injection method is reported for the determination of retinol, its derivatives and alpha-tocopherol by its enhancement effect on a potassium permanganate-formaldehyde chemiluminescence system in an acidic medium. Linear calibration graphs were obtained...

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Sulfadiazine-potentiometric sensors for flow and batch determinations of sulfadiazine in drugs and biological fluids.

January 19, 2010 6:38 pm | by Anal Sci | Comments

New PVC membrane electrodes for the determination of sulfadiazine (SDZ) are presented. The electrodes are fabricated with conventional and tubular configurations with a graphite-based electrical contact, and no internal reference solution. The selective membranes consist of...

Ultrasonic Tank Testing a Resounding Success

January 19, 2010 10:18 am | Comments

For the assessment of wall thicknesses of tank shells, SGS used an ultrasonic crawler, a tool designed to cost-effectively take thickness measurements on above-ground ferro-magnetic structures.

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Reducing Emissions while Recouping Costs

January 18, 2010 8:56 am | by KARL WALBY, Environmental and Energy Systems aftermarket sales, Dürr Systems Inc. | Comments

Dürr Systems saved Central Motor Wheel of America 80 percent in fuel consumption and a projected $427,000 per year based upon fuel costs and production hours.

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Upgrading Business Processes Using ERP Software

January 15, 2010 11:52 am | Comments

A pharmaceutical manufacturer was able to transition from manual business processes to an integrated enterprise resource planning software system in three months.

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Cheap Rubbish from China is Myth

January 12, 2010 12:40 pm | Comments

China is run by Engineers that understand the importance of manufacturing and construction as the major wealth creating sector of a modern society.

Really Cool Food Becomes Really Safe, Too

January 12, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

As the final touch in its quality-conscious endeavor, The Really Cool Food Company relies on AdvanChek x-ray inspection systems and Beltweigh XE checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo.

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Quality Assurance for Wind Turbine Parts

January 7, 2010 11:24 am | Comments

Wind power plants are no longer a niche playground for environmental proponents, but a serious business where cost efficiency, life cycle costs, reliability and availability of the components must be considered.

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