BUCHI WORKSHOP TAKES THE WORRY OUT OF QUALITY CONTROL

By Conrad Strjdom – LMS Attendees were in for a treat on 2 October when a Swiss team from Buchi visited the Labotec offices in Midrand to present a quality control workshop. The workshop focused on quality control in the lab and featured a wealth of information relevant to the food, agricultural and pharmacological laboratory […]

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 […]

LEGACIES AND NEW BEGINNINGS – WELCOME BATSWADI

Article by : Christopher Whitfield, CEO Batswadi/Labotec Group (pictured on RHS). On the left is Dr Poloko Leotlela (Labotec Director) and Stefan Harth (former Labotec CEO) We are delighted to welcome Labotec to the Batswadi Group of Companies. For over twelve years Batswadi has focused on increasing Africa’s access to cutting edge technologies and innovations […]

LABOTEC TEAMBUILDING & THE ART OF PASTA MAKING

BY DEBBIE SHAW For the first time, Labotec staff joined the employees from Batswadi Group, their new holding company in an Italian themed teambuilding day focussed on learning to make pasta at the world acclaimed Prue Leith Chefs Academy situated in Centurion. While the winter misty morning gave way to warm sunshine, the staff were […]

LARGEST ZEBRAFISH BIOASSAY FACILITY IN AFRICA GAINS GROUND

BY DEBBIE SHAW The tiny Danio rerio, commonly known as Zebrafish, is securing momentous interest in scientific research as a useful model organism for multiple studies from gene function to vertebra developement. In mid-2017, the largest Zebrafish facility in Africa, and second largest in the southern hemisphere was officially installed at North-West University (NWU). The […]

SEPARATION & PURIFICATION WORKSHOP WITH BUCHI

Labotec, in partnership with Buchi, Switzerland recently presented a workshop for laboratories specialising in food, pharma and chemistry on how to easily separate, identify and quantify sample compounds. The workshop proved popular with full attendance in all three locations; Midrand, Cape Town and Durban where it was held. The two presenters; Gerhard Schonenberger from Buchi […]

NEW FRITSCH MILL: HIGH SPEED GENTLE GRINDING WITH MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY

Variable rotational speed for optimal adjustment of the cutting speed to your sample material The NEW Universal Cutting Mill from FRITSCH is ideal for size-reduction for a wide range of different materials due to variable adjustment of the rotational speed of the rotor, various knife geometries, replaceable blades, practical sieve cassettes and that with an […]

DUAL FLASH & PREPARATIVE HPLC CAPABILITY FOR EASY SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION WITH BUCHI REVELERIS PREP SYSTEM

The Buchi Reveleris® PREP chromatography system is advanced and powerful enough to enable the chemist to see previously missed components and impurities. This system will also provide maximum purity and recovery of target compounds in the minimal amount of time. In addition, the system can help to reduce solvent and waste cost and improve target […]