Merck Announces Collaboration with Solvias for New Pyrogen Detection Kit

  • Only cell-line-based Monocyte Activation Test (MAT) kit on the market
  • Detects broad spectrum of pyrogens and offers high reproducibility, sensitivity
  • Eliminates the need for live animal testing

Darmstadt, Germany, May 29, 2018 – Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a collaboration with Solvias, a Swiss contract research and service provider, to offer the PyroMAT™ System, a new MAT kit for pyrogen detection. The kit, which joins other products in Merck’s Pyrogen Detection portfolio, was developed collaboratively by both companies.

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Oil change for automatic transmissions now even easier

Fully automatic ATF change with the new Gear Tronic II by LIQUI MOLY

May 2018 – An oil change for automatic transmissions is a tricky business and not to be compared to a motor oil change. The new Gear Tronic II by German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY fully automatically deals with it. “This makes an ATF change a cinch and is no longer reserved only for specialist garages,” says David Kaiser, Head of Research and Development at LIQUI MOLY.

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Fatal Injuries For 2016/17 Highlight Need for Companies to Take Steps to Improve Working Conditions

While substantial improvements have been made to reduce the number of people killed as a result of fatal injuries in the workplace, the latest findings indicate that there is still much to be done, says the team behind Midland Pallet Trucks. According to the most recently published figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 137 workers tragically lost their lives over the course of 2016/17.

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Wireless Bittium BrainStatus™ meant for real-time brain electrical activity monitoring received medical device approval in Europe

Oulu, Finland, May 29, 2018 – Bittium BrainStatus™ is a wireless EEG-monitoring device, meant for real-time brain electrical activity monitoring, has received medical device approval in Europe. The Bittium BrainStatus EEG monitoring device enables high quality and fast EEG signal measurement.

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Born Free welcomes wild animal ban in circuses and calls for other countries to follow suit

International wildlife charity, The Born Free Foundation, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to instigate a ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses across Scotland.  The charity is now encouraging the Westminster Government to stick to its previous pledge of a ban in England by 2020, and for the Welsh and Northern Irish Governments to follow suit.

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Birchall brothers aiming for ‘seventh heaven’ at Isle of Man TT 2018

  • Mansfield brothers and six-times IoM sidecar champs, Ben and Tom Birchall, aiming for Manx glory once again
  • Multiple world champions rank victory at the TT over any other title
  • Avon Tyres will be on Birchalls’ outfit once again, having supplied slick race tyres for all six previous TT titles
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 MELKSHAM, UK, 24 May, 2018 – Six-times Isle of Man TT Sidecar race-winners Ben and Tom Birchall are aiming to take their seventh sidecar victory at this year’s Isle of Man TT.

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