Category Archives: News

LABOTEC SUMMER EDITION BULLETIN IS HERE

With the warm summer breeze and lingering scent of blossoms in the air, it seemed apt to release the Summer edition of the Labotec Bulletin. This 12-page news magazine covers a spectrum of stories about what laboratories are up to in South Africa, interesting news on local science exploits, new laboratory products just released that […]

LABOTEC ANNUAL POTJIE COMPETITION

Labotec held their annual company potjie competition in September to welcome spring, life, good food and build team camaraderie among the various departments at their Midrand headquarters. The weather looked good at 28°C and was bright and sunny at midday when the judging began, which emulated the mood of the participants. Everyone played their part […]

TARGETING DRUG DELIVERY TO THE BRAIN USING INHALED MICROPARTICLE AGGLOMERATES

BY DR ALISON HALLIDAY Ultrapure water is a key reagent in a new study showing that a new inhaled powder formulation may be an effective way to deliver an anti-viral drug to the brain, offering a new approach for treating central nervous system (CNS) infections. With people traveling much more frequently, living in more densely […]

ELGA PURELAB HELPS STANDARDIZE ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING

– BY DR ALISON HALLIDAY Using Ultrapure Water in Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing A new study makes recommendations for combining two different methods to test bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics, which could help improve reproducibility between laboratories and provide more clinically relevant information for treating infections. Every day, thousands of experimental and diagnostic laboratories around the world […]

LABOTEC – NEW OWNERS, NEW VENTURE. LETTER FROM THE FORMER CEO

Labotec’s Management team past and present from left to right; Dr Poloko Leotlela, Tracy Whitfield, Christopher Whitfield, Jocelyn Harth, Stefan Harth, John Harding, Brian van Wyk and Johan Schoeman. To all our clients, Labotec (Pty) Ltd is in its 58th year of operation and we are excited to announce a new venture! South Africa is […]

WATER CONSUMPTION DOWN TO ZERO WITH BÜCHI DONATION

So impressed were the Area Managers from Büchi Swtizerland on a recent visit to their local suppliers Labotec after reading this article, “Chemistry students save 3000 litres of water a week in the lab”, they donated a recirculating Chiller to the student’s university to further enhance their water-saving efforts. As their very clever innovative and […]

HIGH PURITY WATER FOR NEW VETERINARY SKILLS LABORATORY AT TUT

Susan West (pictured above), Lecturer for the Veterinary Skills Laboratory at TUT uses Type II water from the Elga Chorus for the student lab work where serology, bacteriology, parasitology and molecular practicals are combined to give work integrated competency. The new Veterinary Skills Laboratory at TUT were the first in the country to commission the […]

HIGH SAFETY CAPTAIR SMART WEIGHING ENCLOSURES FOR BALANCES

The Captair Smart range of High Precision weighing enclosures from Erlab is designed to provide safety for the operator, a stable base during precision weighing tasks and remote control of parameters in real time with the new App.  A high level of containment using protective airflow and filtration performance will provide a filtration efficiency of […]

INTRODUCING NEW ADVANCED THERMO FORMA 89000 ULTRA-LOW FREEZERS 

Designed with new energy-savings and sustainability features, Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 89000 Series ultra-low freezers feature four upright models, maximizing storage capacity from 30,000 up to 60,000 2mL vials. A simplified touch-screen interface, utilizing capacitive touch, enables easy access to setpoints, data and other performance and security information. The Forma brand is exclusively supplied locally by Labotec […]

THERMO RELEASES THE ONLY UNDERCOUNTER LAB-GRADE REFRIGERATOR WITH REDUNDANT COOLING

Labotec, exclusive agents for the Forma brand from Thermo, are pleased to announce the launch of the new Thermo Scientific Forma TSX Series high-performance undercounter refrigerators. This product brings the latest Compressor Free Technology to a High Performance Under Counter Refrigerator with full redundancy of cooling, in the form of both cold wall cooling and fan […]