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January tech news

Latest tech news for January.

LED disinfection

SUEZ’s Water Purification Systems division has introduced LED UV point-of-use disinfection technology into its laboratory water purification equipment range.  

It is a leading UK manufacturer of water purification equipment for use in laboratories, healthcare and industrial applications.

The technology uses long-life LEDs to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination, lower operating costs and eliminate the impact on the environment relating to mercury lamp disposal. 

Plate reader

Tecan’s Spark Cyto plate reader was recognised at the 2019 Life Science Industry Awards.

The system – which combines the flexibility with whole-well imaging and environmental control for cell-based assays – won the silver prize for the Most Innovative New Cell Biology Product of 2019. Spark Cyto is the first live cell plate reader to offer real-time detection and image analysis of biological, chemical and physical events, capturing the maximum amount of data.  

ImpactAir investment

Pinpoint Scientific has secured investment to aid the development of its ImpactAir range of environmental monitoring solutions.

The company works in specialist product design and manufacturing of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries.

Cherwell Laboratories and Development Bank of Wales (DBW) have both invested into Pinpoint and taken a minority share in the business. This secures jobs in South Wales and allows the business to bring to the market some exciting new products within the ImpactAir range.    

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