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Welcome to Kjemi and Our Web Site in English
Welcome to Kjemi and Our Web Site in English

Kjemi is the only Norwegian Chemical Journal covering the entire chemical industry. Kjemi's readers are mainly member of professional organizations, and they are closely connected to the chemical world, either by education or by their work. Read more about the journal, how to contact us and our rates and conditions.

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9th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium
9<sup>th</sup> Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium

The worldwide Raman Imaging Community met from 26. – 27. September at the 9th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium in Ulm, Germany to discuss the latest developments in the field. Featured at this year’s event were the application possibilities of high-resolution Raman microscopy in pharmaceutical research as well as materials, geo-, and life sciences.

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Chemistry and materials
Chemistry and materials

Computational chemistry and materials science can trace its roots to the development of quantum mechanics in the 1920s, when it was realized that molecules and materials consists charged particles in motion, governed by the laws of quantum mechanics.

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Waters Unveils iPad Application for HPLC Key Consumables
Waters Unveils iPad Application for HPLC Key Consumables

Waters Corporation has unveiled a suite of capabilities within one Apple iPad application that ensures customers can quickly and easily choose the most appropriate Waters® ACQUITY UPLC® sample plates, vials and filters in a matter of seconds. Find the free app in App Store in iTunes.

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A wider product range from one source

The two Norwegian companies, Nerliens Meszansky AS and IT Instrument-Teknikk AS will coordinate their activities.

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Dionex Corporation and Merck Millipore announce distribution agreemnt
Dionex Corporation and Merck Millipore announce distribution agreemnt

Dionex Corporation and Merck Millipore have just announced a distribution agreement for Ion Chromatography Water Purification System. This provides total integration of the water and IC systems, eliminates contaminants that can interfere with results and creates industry’s first “set and forget” IC chromatography solution.

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Search for banned gases
Search for banned gases

Recent detective work by scientists in the UK and Germany could make it possible to identify the sources of banned chlorofluorocarbons that are probably still being released into the atmosphere - and ruining the planet. Using mass spectrometers, the researchers at the universities of East Anglia and Frankfurt analysed air samples collected in the stratosphere by balloons belonging to the French space agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales.

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Distinguished Service Award to Jan Børge Jakobsen
Distinguished Service Award to Jan Børge Jakobsen

The board of the Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA) has decided to give the prestigious 2009-award to Jan Børge Jakobsen, Director of Analytical Sciences, MDX R&D.

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Agilent Technologies to Acquire Varian, Inc. for $1.5 Billion

Transformational transaction establishes Agilent’s position as a leading provider of analytical instrumentation to the applied and life sciences markets.

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New Compact Digital Hot Plates & Stirrers
New Compact Digital Hot Plates & Stirrers

Torrey Pines Scientific announces its new, compact EchoTherm™ Digital Hot Plates and Digital Stirring Hot Plates that use minimum bench space.

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Arrayjet Celebrates Further North American Sales Success

Arrayjet April 17th 2009 announced that it had successfully installed a further four instruments in key microarray labs across North America during the past 12 months. The instruments in question, all Marathon or Super-Marathon Inkjet Microarrayers, were installed in prestigious laboratories: UHN Microarray Centre (Toronto), USAMRIID (Frederick, MD), Cornell University (Ithaca, NYS) and a large Bay Area biotechnology company.

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TSQ Quantum GC Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS Achieves Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Food
TSQ Quantum GC Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS Achieves Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis in Food

Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced a new application note to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum GC triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. The company’s novel solution delivers accurate quantitation results quickly and provides confirmation of positive results in fast multi-residue pesticide determination. The new application note entitled “Fast Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis Using Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS” is available to download via the applications focus section at www.thermo.com/gcfoodsafety

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COD in 10 minutes
COD in 10 minutes

Camlab has launched a revolutionary instrument from Aqua Diagnostic, which is capable of accurate, sensitive, real-time analysis of Chemical Oxygen Demand. The new green technology requires no hazardous chemicals, produces fast results and eliminates the time consuming digestion step.

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Affordable synthesis systems for chemistry & process development
Affordable synthesis systems for chemistry & process development

Radleys has chosen the forthcoming ACHEMA 2009 exhibition to launch a new generation of laboratory synthesis systems designed to enable chemists and process development engineers to get more for less.

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Pittcon 2009 Reports Increased Conferee Attendance

Pittcon 2009 reported today that 19,018 attendees from 90 countries participated in the annual Conference and Exposition, which was held in Chicago, Illinois, from March 8 to March 13. The scientific event was marked by a 6% increase in conferees over Pittcon 2008. A detailed summary of attendance statistics is available at www.pittcon.org.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific and SIEMENS Combine Industry Leading Technologies for Advanced PAT Applications

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has combined the Thermo Scientific Antaris family of FT-NIR analyzers and SIEMENS SIPAT™ software platform to provide a comprehensive solution for advanced process understanding and continuous control and improvement in drug development and manufacture.

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New Filter Tips from Biohit
New Filter Tips from Biohit

Biohit has introduced a new line of Filter Tips which are an ideal tool for any scientist concerned about sample integrity, safety, and minimizing contamination risks. They can be used in applications including molecular biology, microbiology and cell culture, as well as radioactive work.

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New Automated Tube DeCapper Enhances Lab Productivity

Hamilton Company, world leader in fluid measurement, introduces the DeCapper – an automated instrument for the opening and closing of screw-capped tubes. The programmable DeCapper opens a row of 12 tubes simultaneously, increasing productivity over one-at-a-time methods and providing more flexibility than systems that decap 96 tubes at once.

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New Retsch CryoMill
New Retsch CryoMill

Efficient and Safe Grinding with Liquid Nitrogen.

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Chemical Industry dismissive of non-official REACH lists

Mr. Guido Sacconi, MEP, and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) today (31 March 2009) launched a “Trade Union Priority List for REACH Authorisation” to contribute to the practical implementation of REACH, proposing to include it in the Candidate List for REACH authorisation.

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New Lab Reactor combines versatility, ease-of-use and productivity…
New Lab Reactor combines versatility, ease-of-use and productivity…

Radleys have announced the introduction of Lara Lite™ - a manually Controlled Lab Reactor (CLR) that eliminates the need for multiple reaction set-ups, saving space, money and making your synthesis more productive.

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Safety filters now with integrated water separator
Safety filters now with integrated water separator

“No two filters are alike – but always just as the customer needs them!” – this is the motto under which Coperion GmbH will be presenting its extended range of filters for pneumatic and materials handling systems on its exhibition stand F2-G4 in Hall 4 at Achema in Frankfurt/Main from 11th to 15th May 2009.

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Enhanced Direct Reading Flow Meters
Enhanced Direct Reading Flow Meters

Aalborg Instruments is pleased to announce the introduction of Direct Reading Scales for Models P, S and T Flow Meters.

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Pump 11 Plus Single or Dual Syringes
Pump 11 Plus Single or Dual Syringes

Harvard Apparatus has introduced the Pump 11 Plus Syringe Pump featuring a smoother flow and updated features to create a high performance syringe pump with a basic syringe pump price!

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Protéus and ARD: A natural collaboration for green chemistry

White biotechnology for improved and environmentally friendly value creation from agri-resources.

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New Flowmeters and Moisture Measurement Instrument

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies will be showing a number of new additions to its extensive range of measuring and calibration instruments, products and systems for the process industries on Booth M46 in Hall 10.2 at Achema, which takes place in Frankfurt from 11th to 15th May.

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Millipore Unveils Mobius® FlexReady Solutions
Millipore Unveils Mobius® FlexReady Solutions

Millipore extends perspective on operational flexibility in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Hamilton Introduces BioLevitator* Integrated Benchtop Cell Culture System
Hamilton Introduces BioLevitator* Integrated Benchtop Cell Culture System

This is the first benchtop system that delivers high cell yield from a small footprint.

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Millipore Launches Next-Generation Parvovirus Safety Solution
Millipore Launches Next-Generation Parvovirus Safety Solution

Viresolve® Pro Solution designed to provide highest levels of retention assurance and productivity.

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New DynaPro NanoStar
New DynaPro NanoStar

The DynaPro NanoStar from Wyatt Technology is a brand new, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) instrument that is used for the analysis of protein solutions, promiscuous inhibitors, buffers or other products in solution.

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New Strata Melamine SPE cartridges cut sample preparation time in half
New Strata Melamine SPE cartridges cut sample preparation time in half

Phenomenex Inc., introduces Strata Melamine, a solid phase extraction (SPE) sorbent specially designed for food testing. Strata Melamine SPE cartridges simultaneously extracts both melamine and cyanuric acid, cutting sample time in half compared to all other methods.

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Agilent Technologies Introduces Second-Generation HPLC-Chip for Nanospray LC/MS
Agilent Technologies Introduces Second-Generation HPLC-Chip for Nanospray LC/MS

Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the Agilent 1200 Series HPLC-Chip II, the second generation of its pioneering high-performance nano liquid chromatography/electrospray system for mass spectrometry. This new chip platform is designed to provide greater than two times the life of the original HPLC-Chip.

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Chemicals Industry: Enabler of a sustainable future

This is the key message from the EU High Level Group on Chemicals. The report from the High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry was issued 19 February 2009 . The Chemical industry is recognised as an irreplaceable provider of innovations and solutions to downstream industries and the EU economy in general.

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Bayer builds world's largest production plant for carbon nanotubes
Bayer builds world's largest production plant for carbon nanotubes

Bayer MaterialScience has begun work on the construction of a new facility for the production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in Chempark Leverkusen. The new plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/year, making it the largest of its kind in the world. The company is to invest around EUR 22 million in the planning, development and construction of the plant, which will create 20 new jobs.

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Achema 2009 stays on the road to success

Interest of Exhibitors and Congress Participants remains strong, so Achema 2009 stays on the road to success. The trend for internationalisation continues, and it's also a keen interest in the congress.

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DNA purification systems for in vitro diagnostics
DNA purification systems for in vitro diagnostics

The Fujifilm products QuickGene-Mini80, QuickGene-810 and DNA whole blood kit have now CE IVD mark.

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Bioplastics and biofuels from agricultural waste streams

Today, January 21th 2009, Royal Cosun and Avantium announced the start of their collaboration. The companies join forces to develop a specific process for the production of a new generation of bioplastics and biofuels from selected organic waste streams. Avantium is developing these bioplastics and biofuels under the name ‘Furanics’.

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ICP Solution to Facilitate Rapid Analysis of Impurities in Solid Metallic Samples
ICP Solution to Facilitate Rapid Analysis of Impurities in Solid Metallic Samples

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has developed a unique solution to provide fast and efficient impurity analysis of solid metals, including steels, platinum group metals, gold and other conductive materials.

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Waters Introduces the Xevo QTof MS
Waters Introduces the Xevo QTof MS

Industry's Most Sensitive Benchtop QTof Mass Spectrometry System Accelerates Today’s Laboratory Workflow with Unrivaled Performance and Simplicity.

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40 years of drug testing at the Olympics

It is almost exactly 40 years since drug tests were first conducted at the Olympic Games. Now they are an unfortunate but essential facet of the Games. Scientific advances, and advances in mass spectrometry in particular, have enabled the authorities to keep pace with attempts by drug cheats to avoid detection. The latest developments in the use of mass spectrometry for sports drug testing are highlighted in a special issue* of the European Journal of Mass Spectrometry.

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Bayer MaterialScience sets the ball rolling
Bayer MaterialScience sets the ball rolling

King Soccer will again rule over the stadiums and living rooms during the European Championship in June. This year’s secret star of the green pitch is the “EUROPASS”. With its PSC-Texture™ surface structure, the new match ball of Bayer materials combines outstanding flight characteristics with greater power transmission and control. The result: better ball feel. René Adler, the keeper from Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a fan: “The nub-like structure gives the ball significantly more grip, making it easier to catch.” Whether a finesse dribbler, a cool strategist or a steely-nerved keeper – everyone can now control the ball better and keep the fans on the edge of their seats.

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Poland supports ESS in Lund

Poland has become the third country to formally support the ESS Scandinavia proposal to build the European Spallation Source research centre in Lund in southern Sweden. The Government of Poland and the Government of Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to attract the ESS to Lund.

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Chemical industry ready to start pre-registration
Chemical industry ready to start pre-registration

- For years we have been actively preparing ourselves for the REACH marathon, which starts today with the pre-registration and will last until 2018, says Alain Perroy, Director General of Cefic. - In the chemical industry we did our homework and we provided and continue to provide a great deal of support to our members and even beyond.

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Advances in Mass Spectrometry and Separations Science

Waters Corporation today unveiled several new mass spectrometry innovations at the 56th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, including the Waters® XevoTM TQ MS System, an advanced tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer that allows scientists with varying levels of mass spectrometry (MS) expertise to quickly produce the highest quality data with confidence.

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Hassel Lecture 2008

The Norwegian Chemical Society (NKS) and the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, invite you to attend two lectures to be given by this year’s Hassel Lecturer: Prof. Hans-Joachim Freund, Department of Chemical Physics, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany.

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DMSO is safe

On behalf of the DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) World Producers Association, Arkema, one of DMSO world leader, has collated the physical-chemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological data available on this substance, and submitted a SIDS* to OECD experts committee as part of the voluntary program of the ICCA (International Council of Chemical Associations) on chemical substances produced in large quantities (High Production Volume).

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New TFF system
New TFF system

Millipore Corporation, a Life Science leader providing technologies, tools and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, launched the new Cogent® µScale Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) system for both process development and low volume sample preparation at the INTERPHEX 2008 Conference, held March 26-28, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA.

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New iCE 3000 Spectrometers
New iCE 3000 Spectrometers

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. today announced the launch of its new Thermo Scientific iCE 3000 Series of Atomic Absorption (AA) spectrometers. Comprising the new iCE 3300, iCE 3400 and iCE 3500, the innovative iCE 3000 Series has been designed to facilitate prolonged and trouble-free operation - even with the most difficult samples - and offers unparalleled functionality.

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Cardiac Industry becomes Baze Technology

Cardiac Industry, now Baze Technology, is a leading provider of fact based operations management software for production enterprises.

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Pittcon 2008: Waters sponsors trip
Pittcon 2008: Waters sponsors trip

Mrs. Astri Rogstad of GE Healthcare won the “Grand Pittcon Prize” sponsored by Waters of Norway at this year’s Norwegian Symposium in Chromatography.

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Breitländer joins forces with LGC Standards in supply of Reference Materials

Two of Europe’s best respected Reference Material suppliers join forces to offer the most comprehensive range of analytical and industrial materials for laboratories, within a global network.

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“Designer Solvents” Is World’s Top Chemistry Paper
“Designer Solvents” Is World’s Top Chemistry Paper

Ionic liquids mean little to most people who are not involved in the field of higher chemistry. These new “designer solvents” have amazing properties with revolutionary applications in the development of clean technology for manufacturing processes, providing answers to tackle one of the primary sources of pollution.

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Millipore and Gen-Probe Launch First Real-Time Test for Detecting Microbial Contamination in Biopharmaceutical Applications
Millipore and Gen-Probe Launch First Real-Time Test for Detecting Microbial Contamination in Biopharmaceutical Applications

Industry leaders create innovative MilliPROBETM system to quickly identify contaminants and ensure drug purity for biopharmaceutical manufacturers.

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