The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-11-14T00:49:44Z Women Entrepreneur Closing Regional and STEM Gender Gaps 2017-11-14T00:49:44Z women-entrepreneur-closing-regional-and-stem-gender-gaps Household names such as Booktopia, Carmens Fine Foods and Cellarmasters started as AFR Fast 100 companies. Now a Dubbo entrepreneur closing regional and gender gaps has earned her place on the list, as one of the country’s fastest growing businesses. Meet Juliet Duffy of Regional Enviroscience. Nine years ago Juliet Duffy started this business from a garage in a rental property in Dubbo, NSW. Now, with offices in Dubbo, Wagga and Tamworth and recently in Maroochydore, Queensland, her business employs over 25 people, including 17 professional staff. Regional EnviroScience is an Occupational and Environmental Hygiene consultancy with specialties in asbestos, pollution incidents, meth lab clean-ups, contaminated sites and air, & water monitoring. EnviroScience protects the health of people and the environment through detecting and monitoring a range of contaminants in the air, water, soil and materials working with a range of public and private clients including state & federal departments and tier one civil, manufacturing and mining companies. ‘Being regionally-based,’ says Juliet Duffy, ’we understand the uniqueness of our natural environment, infrastructure and communities. Living in the towns where we work, our team has the connections and support to get the job done quickly and efficiently, and recognition of our innovative approach to meeting legislative and safety requirements has amplified our growth’. The company also specialises in naturally occurring asbestos which is prevalent in regional NSW, detecting and testing samples at their Dubbo-based NATA accredited laboratory. Typically a male dominated industry, the EnviroScience team includes two young women who are both science qualified and Licenced Asbestos Assessors, mentored by Juliet. ‘Being a woman in STEM is not without its challenges – especially with perceptions, however it has never really been a problem with on-site work’ says Juliet, ‘all of our team, contractors and clients support each other in day to day operations. It has been easy and thoroughly enjoyable to grow the business to where it is today, and without their support we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this extraordinary growth. I thank them all.’ The growth over the last four years can also be attested to Juliet’s sheer tenacity. A recent breast cancer survivor, Juliet knows how to put up a good fight and is a champion for regional businesses and the untapped expertise in regional areas. ‘Often the education and experience that lies within the regions is overlooked by decision makers in capital cities, adding great expense and additional resource use to manage projects.’ ‘I hope EnviroScience’s national recognition can contribute to breaking down some of the false perceptions that being a bush-based organisation is some sort of barrier to talent.’ Says Juliet. For the future Juliet is keen to develop new products, technologies and staff that will help keep people safe from environmental hazards, both in Australia and internationally. ‘Every day new hazards are being identified, and we strive to be on top of the impacts they can have on the communities where we live and work’. 2017 WHITE PEARL BALL CONTINUES QUEST TO SUPPORT UNDER-FUNDED BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH 2017-10-05T22:21:02Z 2017-white-pearl-ball-continues-quest-to-support-under-funded-brain-cancer-research Sydney, Australia, 6 October 2017: Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group (SNOG) today announced that BANK OF SYDNEY is joining THE WHITE PEARL BALL 2017 as its newest and biggest corporate partner. As part of the Bank’s wider commitment to support the community and charitable organisations, Bank of Sydney will have a significant presence at the Ball and is expected to provide SNOG with significant exposure across its many branches around the State and in ongoing communications with its customers. Having announced that the WHITE PEARL BALL 2017 will take place on November 11th at the Westin Sydney, SNOG will continue its important work in support of brain cancer research. Now in its 3rd year, the event raised $153,000 last year alone through the generous support of guests, donors and sponsors that attended the event. Donations collected at the Ball will fund a new brain cancer research position within SNOG. Established in 2000 by eminent neuro-surgeons, Dr Raymond Cook and Dr Michael Biggs, who were soon after joined by medical oncologist Associate Professor Helen Wheeler, SNOG’s research program is located at the Bill Walsh Cancer laboratory in the Kolling Institute of Medical Research on Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital campus. Dr. Cook, Dr. Biggs and Associate Professor Wheeler to this day remain on the Board, directing 100% of donations received to SNOG’s 3 Pillars - Research, Education and Patient Support. Notable contributions have also been made by Assoc. Professor Michael Back, Assoc. Professor Mustafa Khasraw, the recently appointed Dr. Jonathon Parkinson and Board members outside of the medical team. Established by Suzane Peponis-Brisimis in 2015 following the loss of her mother to a brain tumour, The White Pearl Ball has quickly become a much-anticipated event on the Sydney social calendar. “The White Pearl Ball is held in honour of all who have succumbed to brain cancer, those who are currently struggling and all their loved ones. The Ball honours the enormous contribution made by those in the medical profession who treat these patients and support their families and to the researchers who devote their lives to finding solutions,” said Suzane Peponis-Brisimis, Director of SNOG and the White Pearl Fundraiser. In addition to major prize sponsorships, the broader exposure created through the annual charity fundraiser has also seen sponsors such as Alcatel Mobile broadening their involvement with the organisation to include taking up a $35,000 PhD Scholarship, funding promising research by SNOG PhD student Angela Cho. As the leading cause of cancer death in people under 39 years and accounting for more than a third of cancer deaths in children under the age of 10, brain cancer is one of the most under-studied of all cancers. The reality is that brain cancer receives less than 5% of government funds allocated to cancer research funding. “It is truly heart-warming to witness the overwhelming support we receive from our partners and supporters each year, through sponsorships, contributions and donations. Our sincere thanks to all. We are particularly excited about partnering with Bank of Sydney for this Ball and look forward to working closely with the Bank of Sydney team. We also thank Sam Skontos and Alcatel Mobile for the significant donation made at the 2016 Ball and for the ongoing support, as a major prize donor, of the upcoming 2017 Ball.” With the newly signed partnership agreement with SNOG now official, Mr. Michaelas, CEO at Bank of Sydney, was full of praise for SNOG and the important role that it plays. “We would like to congratulate Suzane and her team for all the hard work they put into SNOG. They have inspired Bank of Sydney to get involved, and we want to encourage the community and our customers to support this effort for the well-being of patients whose lives are affected by brain cancer and their families. We are proud of this partnership and we hope that we will help attract more funds and raise awareness for SNOG” said Mr. Michaelas, CEO of Bank of Sydney. The White Pearl Ball will be held at Westin Sydney on November 11th. For tickets, donations, or if you require any further information, please contact Suzane on 0418 238 723 or email her at About the Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group: The Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group (SNOG) is a charitable organisation that aims to improve the management of brain tumours through targeted research, information sharing, constant scrutiny of treatment options and through education and ongoing support for patients and their families. For more information, go to About Bank of Sydney: Bank of Sydney has been operating in Australia under a full Banking Licence since April 2001. With branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, we work closely and personally with our customers to understand and exceed their individual needs, which fulfils our vision to become Australia's only true relationship Bank. Bank of Sydney has a remarkable record of investing in and engaging with the broader community as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives. For further information go to Gut health, immunity and relief from atopic dermatitis for infants: powerful bacteria strain in new consumer health products 2017-08-23T22:38:32Z gut-health-immunity-and-relief-from-atopic-dermatitis-for-infants-powerful-bacteria-strain-in-new-consumer-health-products A potent strain of probiotic bacteria scientifically and clinically demonstrated to reduce eczema symptoms in infants, colonise the gastrointestinal tract and help improve immunity for adults including endurance athletes is now available in a new range of Australian health products. The probiotic strain, Lactobacillus fermentum VRI-003, was originally isolated from a woman with robust gastrointestinal health and is owned by the Australian life sciences company Bioxyne. Lactobacillus fermentum VRI-003 is trademarked ‘PCC®’. This month Bioxyne launched three products formulated with PCC® – Progastrim® for gut health and immunity, Progastrim® + Vitamin C to help reduce the severity and duration of colds and flu symptoms, and proTract® for infants with atopic dermatitis (eczema). Bioxyne’s Scientific Director, cell and molecular biologist Dr Peter French, first started working on the connection between gut microbiome and immune health in 2002. “PCC® has an advantage over many other strains on the market because it produces a thick polysaccharide coat that causes the bacteria to clump, protecting the bacteria from stomach acid and bile and helping it adhere to the walls of the intestinal tract,” Dr French said. “We know from laboratory studies that PCC® is capable of colonising the intestinal tract and stimulating the areas of immune tissue in the small intestine known as Peyer’s Patches. It exhibits superior survival to other probiotics in the acidic (pH 2-4) environment found in the stomach and large intestine and it inhibits a number of human gastrointestinal pathogens.” In double blind, placebo-controlled studies*, PCC® has demonstrated: Reduction of the duration and severity of respiratory infections Reduction of the symptoms of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) in infants Boosting of the immune response to the FluVax (flu vaccinations) improved bowel PCC® has a thick, clumpy coat which gives it a survival advantage over other, better known probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus Earlier this year the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) reviewed the evidence supporting the claims for PCC® ’s ability to help improve eczema symptoms in infants and confirmed that the claims comply with the requirements for listing the product on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). “Scientists are increasingly proving the connection between the gut microbiome and general health and wellbeing, in ways that extend far beyond just the gastrointestinal tract,” said Dr French. “The question now isn’t whether probiotics are good for you, but which probiotics should be consumed and for what purpose. “Consumers should look for probiotics that are of human origin, resistant to acid and bile, and that have been scientifically and clinically tested for their health claims. We are particularly pleased that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) earlier this year reviewed the evidence supporting the claims for PCC® ’s ability to help improve eczema symptoms in infants and confirmed that the claims comply with the requirements for listing the product on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Bioxyne’s PCC® products – Progastrim® (RRP AUD$29.95), Progastrim® + Vitamin C (RRP AUD$32.95) and proTract® for atopic dermatitis (RRP AUD$27.95) - can be purchased online at *References to clinical studies cited: Prescott S, Dunstan JA, Hale J, Breckler, Lehmann LH, Weston S, Richmond P, 2005. Clinical effects of probiotics are associated with increased interferon-gamma responses in very young children with atopic dermatitis. Clinical & Experimental Allergy; 35(12):1557-1564. Weston S, Halbert A, Richmond P, Prescott SL, 2005. Effects of probiotics on atopic dermatitis: a randomised controlled trial. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 90:892-897. Cox AJ, Pyne DB, Saunders PU, Fricker PA, 2008. Oral administration of the probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum VRI-003 and mucosal immunity in endurance athletes. British Journal of Sports Medicine 44:222-226. French P, Penny R, 2009. Use of probiotic bacteria as an adjuvant for an influenza vaccine. International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics 4(3):175-180. West NP, Pyne DB, Cripps AW, Hopkins WG, Eskesen DC, Jairath A, Christophersen CT, Conlon MA, Fricker PA, 2011. Lactobacillus fermentum (PCC®) supplementation and gastrointestinal and respiratory-tract illness symptoms: a randomised control trial in athletes. Nutrition Journal 10:30. Breaking News - ASX Listed G Medical Signs Binding MOU for US $67.5M for China Distribution 2017-07-27T00:24:14Z breaking-news-asx-listed-g-medical-signs-binding-mou-for-us-67-5m-for-china-distribution ASX Announcement 27 July 2017 G MEDICAL SIGNS BINDING MOU FOR CHINA DISTRIBUTION VALUED AT US$67.5M •Binding MOU signed with Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. •Agreed terms include call centre cooperation and a minimum purchase order of Smartphone Prizmaunits within the first year. •Medical and ancillary support via Nurse and Physician staffed call centres and ‘Cloud’ services. Mobile health and e-health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (“G Medical” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has executed a Binding Memorandum of Understanding (“Agreement”) between its subsidiary G Medical Innovations Asia Limited and Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co. Ltd. (“Boletong”), for the distribution of G Medical’s products and for call centre and ‘Cloud’ services in the People’s Republic of China. G Medical Smartphone Prizma Purchase Order Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong has agreed to purchase a minimum quantity of units within the 1st Year of the G Medical Smartphone Prizma, and to provide associated support services for a minimum period of 60 months. Boletong will pay a pre-determined price for each unit, with the value of the agreement based on the minimum commitments being no less than US$67,500,000. The obligation to acquire the units commences on the granting of the CFDA certification to G Medical, which is currently in process. Support Services 1) Medical Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and G Medical will set up a medical call centreproviding support services from 50-60 Nurses and 3-5 General Practising Physicians. Boletong will be responsible for the recruitment of the Nurses and General Practising Physicians, andthe establishment of the call centre. 2) ‘Cloud’ Subscription and Support Services: Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Boletong and/or G Medical will provide; a) Automated Cloud algorithm interpretation services, for biomedical signals 20170727_GMV - Binding MOU for China Distribution Page 2 of 3 b )Level 1 services including, Live and/or automated end-user technical support c) Level 2 services including, hardware (device) support, replacement/repairs Marketing and advertising G Medical agreed to contribute an immaterial portion of the per unit price as marketing and investment for Boletong's promotion of the products and services in China, with such payments to be set-off against payment of the purchase orders by Boletong. Non-competition Boletong and its associations are subject to non-competition restraints for the period of the Agreement, and ending five years after its termination (unless G Medical is found by a Court to have breached the Agreement). These non-competition restraints extend to competing with the products or services of G Medical. G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva, commented: “I am extremely pleased to announce yet another significant relationship for G Medical within the ever-growing and lucrative Chinese territory. To have further increased our purchase commitment for our G Medical Smartphone Prizma devices, over and above our existing agreements, is an exceptional outcome with a key partner in Boletong. This adds further to our robust, multi-year revenue stream for the Company, particularly within the first year of a CFDA approval being granted”. “I have met with the executives of Boletong, and whilst in China have visited their facilities and operations. Boletong operates in 16+ provinces and works with the National Public Health care system and acts as a distributor of medical services for the government. Boletong is currently working with several large healthcare organisations such as Wanda, a medical company which is positioned in the top three in their area, and along with telecom carriers such as China Telecom. Boletong is also supported through investment from a large and reputable group in Beijing. Our team, has invested more than 3 months in bringing this MOU to fruition, during which time we were able to satisfy ourselves as to Boletong's strong financial position, their key government partnerships in place, and the ability to deliver all aspects under our agreement.” “This relationship is a significant strategic partnership, allowing the roll out the Company’s medical and ancillary support services within the Chinese territory, for both our professional call centre and Cloud based systems”. Ends Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 About Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd Shandong Boletong Information S&T Co., Ltd. (Boletong) is a hi-tech medical and healthcare company invested by Beijing Honghui Group which has businesses in medicine, investment, drug store automation system and new energy areas, based in China. Boletong focuses on the production and sales of medical devices, membership healthcare management systems and R&D and applications for the National Basic Public Healthcare Project Solution. Boletong is currently one of the top 16 service providers for the national public healthcare system. Boletong is located in Jinan Hi-tech Technology Development Area, Shandong province. Boletong’s website is About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX:GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company brings forth the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T01:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit eVestigator® Cyber Forensics Expert Simon Smith says 'POKÉMON NO' to Augmented Reality 2016-07-26T09:36:16Z evestigator-r-cyber-forensics-expert-simon-smith-says-pokemon-no-to-augmented-reality PRESS RELEASE 26/7/2016 CYBER FORENSIC EXPERT ISSUES NATIONAL SECURITY WARNING EVESTIGATOR CYBER FORENSICS EXPERT SIMON SMITH SAYS 'POKÉMON NO' TO AUGMENTED REALITY Availability for further interview / discussion TV – Aus-Wide – 24hrs notice, Radio – 8 hrs notice –© Simon Smith 0410 643 121 - Written consent needed to reuse/quote from this release. Contact: Simon Smith. (eVestigator® aka Simon Smith, an expert in Cyber stalking and Cybercrime Investigations and a Master in Computer Digital Forensics says that our children and teenagers are severely at risk of physical, sexual and psychological harm from the use of this game) © SIMON SMITH - EVESTIGATOR® URGENT PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE © - CREDIT & PERMISSION ASKED FOR IN WRITING BEFORE USE eVestigator®, Computer Forensics Cyber Expert – CHFI, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, Private Investigator Phone: 1800 CYBER I, Direct: 0410 643 121 Melbourne, July 26, 2016: Mr. Simon Smith of, and, a top Australian Computer Forensics expert, Cyber-crime Investigator, cyber-stalking expert and programmer of 25 years knows all too well the other side of what it looks like in a courtroom when somebody is the victim of cyber-stalking or white collar crime. He is often giving forensic evidence or reports in relation to high-tech computer crimes as an expert witness or private investigator. He has also worked on cases involving child pornography and the police, and is a strong advocate against Cyber-bullying, Cyber-stalking and Cyber-crimes civilly and criminally, and has helped hundreds of people attain justice and resolution in many cases, especially involving children and violence and forensic impersonation. As a Commonwealth Appointed Family Dispute Practitioner, with the very difficult job of dealing with awkward family disputes along with his specialised cyber forensic knowledge and cases as a private investigator, he speaks of cases where he has dealt with kidnapping, abductions, cults, poisoning and more. Never, however did Mr. Smith predict that what he calls “Cybergeddon™” would come so soon. Simon explains the term “augmented reality” in the new Pokémon game as going too far. “Imagine walking in a straight line and a cartoon character appears in front of you. That is simply what it is. A technology that draws a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world (knowing on their phone where they are via the GPS), in this case a character or an object named a Pokémon. It then uses the camera on the back of the phone to paint the background, so it looks like there is a cartoon in your view”. He further says, “the earth is made up of various known areas comprising longitude and latitudes. These are known to the game and randomized, and the object of the game is to find Pokémon and physically step within a meter or so of it to interact, and likewise, collect other objects in the game”. He further explains that “these objects are randomly placed on or around you are on earth without any data verification”. Mr. Smith asks you to imagine your child, or teenage son or daughter walking around with head buried in their phone, jumping complete stranger’s fences, in and out of their neighbourhood, exploring places they shouldn’t be – knocking on stranger’s doors, asking if they can collect a Pokémon from their backyard. Then he asks you to “stop imagining because it is actually happening now”. He then asks you to imagine a “destination” that may be randomly picked in the game for your child to visit. Imagine if one of these stops was say in the case of America, “The Windsor Hotel in Phoenix Arizona”. Would you be concerned if you knew that in this instance, this was a halfway house for sex offenders? He also asks you to not imagine, and says, “Well, that happened too!” Mr. Smith deals with reverse cyber stalking cases all the time. Finally, he asks you to imagine that a group of bullies had a special directory which told them where a victim would be going at a certain time. It would allow them to lay a trap, and wait for the prey. Of course Mr. Smith says, “let’s not imagine - that actually happened too. In fact, only a few days after launch a gamer was robbed at gun point in dangerous unchartered neighbourhoods because the attackers knew he’d be chasing Pokémon they used game bonuses to lure there.” Mr. Smith, both as an IOS and Android programmer and cyber stalking forensic investigator and court expert witness strongly warns the community and rates this at a risk of 10/10 to any parent. He states that It could be used as a directory for stalkers and paedophiles to find children, and cause danger to society in an already understaffed and underqualified area of policing, being organised cyber-crime. Mr. Smith further states that it could even be considered the “Yellow Pages of Children and Teens” for Sex Predators – it could be easily argued that this is in fact no longer “augmented”. Mr. Smith strongly advises everyone to be conscious of the line that has just been crossed – and understand that crime is still crime even if it is hidden in what appears to be a ‘fun super-artificial method of game play’. “It is not a game anymore”, Mr. Smith strongly states. “It’s dangerous, it’s real and it is most likely in the hands of your children now”. Mr. Smith feels very passionate about the dangers he sees, in his expert opinion, he would strongly “recommend parents remove the game after doing further research” as he truly believes it crosses the line by masking serious cybercrime. He finishes by stating that, “It is ironic that people used to be afraid of the psychological effect of what violent artificial games may have on people, now I’m saying backed by evidence and experience, they should really be worried – because it has now crossed over to reality." This is general advice and not to be taken as legal advice and naturally, not all game players are likely to contribute to this conduct, this is an opinion expressed by me raising concern in this area of augmented reality. eVestigator®, Simon Smith Computer Forensics Cyber Expert – CHFI, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, Private Investigator © SIMON SMITH - EVESTIGATOR® URGENT PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE © CREDIT & PERMISSION ASKED FOR IN WRITING BEFORE USE Please consider the environment before printing ISL VIDA Density Meter enhances efficiency with Plug & Play 2016-06-28T09:46:56Z isl-vida-density-meter-enhances-efficiency-with-plug-amp-play The VIDA density meter from ISL | PAC represents unparalleled dependability in density measurement through an easy-to-use fully automatic, push-button operation. VIDA by PAC is based upon the established oscillating U-tube method and incorporates innovative features ensuring for accurate and reliable analysis. The VIDA analysers are employed for analysis of light and mid distillates, heavy oils, food and beverage applications or mobile labs. VIDA is designed to be a true "push-button" solution with smart software automating each stage of a test sequence from sample injection, bubbles detection to system cleaning and data reporting allowing minimal operator attendance but also enhanced flexibility. The automatic cleaning function reduces maintenance time and consumption of solvents, even when testing difficult samples. Integrated tables are offered for automatic conversions of density output for: API crude oil, refined products & lubricants, as well as alcohols, acids, alkalis, sugars and customisable tables (VIDA80H). Special functions guarantee a complete operation traceability together with extra quality assurance in data management and strict compliance with ASTM D4052, ASTM D5002, ASTM D5931, ISO 12185, ISO 15212-1, DIN 51757 and JIS K2249-1. 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Bear in mind that the second drying solvent may not be necessary if the first solvent adequately evaporates and water is not present in the sample. If the viscometer tube has a build-up on it that is not removed with these solvents, then the viscometer can be cleaned with chromic acid. The chromic acid doesn't adhere to glass and is therefore a great product for cleaning. The CANNON automated viscometers can use similar guidelines for washing and drying solvents. The second solvent is again optional. For cleaning out build-up in the viscometer tubes, we recommend an alkaline detergent for cleaning. Remember that prolonged exposure to the glass can etch the surface and change the capillary. We recommend to using the detergent at a temperature below 80 °C and to simply pull the fluid up into the tube and then immediately drop the fluid back out, making sure not leave it in the tube. Then, rinse the tube with several vials of water and finally dry it with acetone or an alcohol.The detergent can also attack metals in the solenoid values. Never place the detergent in a sample vial and run it like a sample and never run it through the instrument in place of the normal solvent. Use an alternative source of vacuum and a trap to pull the fluid up into the tube. A house vacuum source with a trap could be used. You can check to see if the detergent etched the glass by measuring a certified reference material after cleaning to verify the viscometer tube is measuring properly. 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Sieve Shakers are perfect to use for Dry, wet and micro-precision sieving Measuring the quantitative particle size distribution of solids and suspensions Separating and fractioning Simple, ergonomic operation Fast, reproducible results Sample quantities between 0.05 g and 15 kg Sieve diameter from 100 mm to 450 mm, mesh widths from 5 μm – 125 mm Can be used as testing equipment in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 Automatic sieve evaluation with the FRITSCH software AUTOSIEVE Vibratory Sieve Shaker ANALYSETTE 3 PRO  The high performance Vibratory Sieve Shaker ANALYSETTE 3 PRO offers everything you need for fast determination of quantitative particle size distribution in the laboratory. As a shaking sieve system with an electromagnetic drive oscillates the sieve stack into regulated vertical oscillations, and is the ideal solution for sieving sample quantities up to 2 kg and a measurement range from 5 μm to 63 mm. The ANALYSETTE 3 PRO is perfectly suited for quality control of incoming and outgoing products, offers user-friendly operation and is low-noise, robust and long-lasting. Vibratory Sieve Shaker ANALYSETTE 3 SPARTAN  The little sister of the ANALYSETTE 3 PRO for all typical sieving tasks in the laboratory with optical adjustment of the amplitude on the running instrument. Complete with the practical FRITSCH sieve stack tensioning system EASYTWIST and the FRITSCH evaluation software AUTOSIEVE for evaluation of the sieve analysis. Heavy Duty Analytical Sieve Shaker ANALYSETTE 18  The ANALYSETTE 18 is the robust, Heavy Duty Analytical Sieve Shaker from FRITSCH. It can effortlessly sieve up to 15 kg of material between 20 μm and 125 mm. The three-dimensional sieving motion ensures particularly fast sieving results without manual re-sieving, and also optimal reproducibility. Please read our brochure: FRITSCH Sieve_Shakers PRODUCT COMPARISON VIBRATORY SIEVE SHAKERS Find this article in full at: SelectScience Need to know more about a FRITSCH Sieve Shakers?Talk to our experts in the Laboratory team todayFreecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: AUSTRALIA’S LEADING AUTHORS GATHER TO CONDEMN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO CREATE A CULTURE OF BOOK THIEVES 2016-05-18T22:21:03Z australia-s-leading-authors-gather-to-condemn-government-s-plan-to-create-a-culture-of-book-thieves Who: Richard Flanagan, Nikki Gemmell, Andy Griffiths, Tom Keneally to lead Alist roll call of Australian and international authors When: Thursday 19 May at 6.45pm – 6.55pm Where: Art Gallery NSW, just before the 16th annual Australian Book Industry Awards begin What: Photo opp with limited vox pops available on request. Don’t close the book on Australian stories. The Australian government is about to make significant changes to copyright, threatening the future of our Australian story. But at what cost to writers, culture and jobs? Guest ABIA presenter and Man Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan will deliver a speech in response to the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property draft report around 10pm during the gala ceremony. ‘Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.’ - Thomas Keneally For more information, please contact: Emma Rusher T 0423 214 626 | New JULABO CORIO circulator models CD-601 & CD-601F 2016-05-16T11:28:37Z new-julabo-corio-circulator-models-cd-601-amp-cd-601f John Morris Scientific announces new CORIO circulator models from JULABO superseding Economy series models and offers improved performance specifications and expanded functionality. CORIO circulators from Julabo simplify daily work and routine tasks in laboratories, such as during basic research or materials testing. The new series includes a variety of models ranging from immersion circulators, open bath circulators, heating circulators as well as powerful refrigerated circulators. An extensive range of accessories, inserts, tubes and adapters ensure that CORIO units are readily adaptable to individual applications. CORIO circulator models CD-601F and CD-900F are available now offering exceptional value. With the addition of stepless, automatic adaptation of cooling capacity to the working temperature, they are very energy-efficient. With a working temperature range of -40 to +150°C and heating capacity of 2 kW, the new CORIO CD series is ideal for routine work and standardised tasks. Depending on the unit, the stainless steel bath tanks have a filling volume of 5 to 56 L. Pump capacity of all units is 15 l/min and 0.35 bar. As a result, these new refrigerated circulators have all the power they need to control the temperature of a wide variety of samples and applications. Read this article in full at: Labmate-Online Read our brochure: JULABO CORIO CD-601F Read our brochure: JULABO CORIO CD-900F JULABO are industry leaders in the development of fluid-based temperature control supplied by John Morris Scientific. Their expert engineers and technicians help shape the market with new ideas and innovation. Experience and know-how allows JULABO to continuously improve products as needs evolve. To discuss your  JULABO CORIO circulator needsPlease contact our Laboratory team:Freecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE:   New Brookfield AMETEK Catalogue Released 2016-05-11T07:33:56Z new-brookfield-ametek-catalogue-released Brookfield Ametek has released their new 2016 full-colour catalogue with complete details on all product lines.  The 2016 catalogue announces the acquisition of Brookfield Engineering Laboratories by Ametek, Inc. Brookfield joins Ametek‘s Instrumentation and Specialty Controls (ISC) Division within the Electronic Instruments Group. The catalogue also showcases the new DVE Viscometer, the most economical digital viscometer currently available, using a fresh new user interface and keypad. The updated DVE has a contemporary design, adopting the look and feel of the DV1, DV2T Viscometer and DV3T Rheometer family of instruments. The 2016 edition also features an Option Guide for the RST-CC Coaxial Cylinder and RST-SST Soft Solids Tester Rheometers. The guide will help customers choose the correct spindles, chambers and other accessories for their particular application. Updated information for Rheo3000 Software is also presented and numerous charts have been updated throughout the catalogue. This 2016 catalogue includes Brookfield Viscometers, Rheometers, Texture Analysers and Powder Flow Testers’s complete line of laboratory and in-line Viscometers/Rheometers, Texture Analysers and Powder Flow Testers. Read full article at LabMate-Online Read the 2016 Brookfield AMETEK Catalogue NOW Need to know more about Brookfield AMETEK?Talk to our John Morris Laboratory teamFree call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: NEW application-focused Syrris Asia flow chemistry line 2016-05-08T09:59:09Z new-application-focused-syrris-asia-flow-chemistry-line Syrris has refreshed its progressive Asia range of flow chemistry systems whilst adding a new modules and application-focused solutions. Designed for the chemical industry by chemists, these award-winning systems have been prepared to present exceptionally simple use and facilitate a wide variety of chemical reactions. This Asia range offers modular configurations that suit everyone from beginners with humble budgets through to demanding experts requiring the utmost functionality, and now includes preconfigured systems for specific applications, from cryogenic reactions and nanoparticle synthesis to electrochemistry and process optimisation and scale-up. Users can perform manually controlled or fully automated experiments across an extensive range of temperatures, pressures and reaction times – on scales from milligrams to kilograms – ensuring there is an Asia set-up to meet your flow chemistry needs. Catherine Carter, from the Ley Group at the University of Cambridge, UK, commented: "The modular design of the Asia system is very helpful, allowing us to rearrange it into different configurations to suit whatever multi-step synthesis sequence we need to perform. The flexibility to change syringes enables anything from very small scale to large scale synthesis to be achieved." Watch our video: Syrris Asia Flow Chemistry Systems     Syrris creates automated products for research and development chemists and is a world leader in flow chemistry, microreactor and automation technology. Supplied by John Morris Scientific, Syrris products are used in a wide variety of applications and laboratories including process, discovery, crystallisation, process safety, scale-up and more. To find out more about Syrris Asia Flow Chemistry systemsFrom our laboratory team, contact us today onPhone free call AUS 1800 251 799  and free call NZ 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: METIS Time-of-Flight Momentum Microscope by SPECS 2016-05-03T10:59:54Z metis-time-of-flight-momentum-microscope-by-specs John Morris Scientific is proud to announce the METIS, a new momentum microscope developed as a collaboration between SPECS and Surface Concept. Metis is a so called Time-of-Flight (ToF) PEEM that allows image electrons to emit from a surface with lateral resolution (optical imaging) together with energy and angular dispersive measurements (ARPES). A tool for combined microscopic and spectroscopic measurements, it allows for instant collection of photoelectron spectra in the same location as seen in microscopy mode.  The newly developed and patented lens system can focus emitted electrons either with respect to the point of their lateral origin (imaging or gauss mode) or with respect to the emitted angle (momentum or PES mode). Real-space as well as k-space Imaging is possible with this machine, via on-the-fly switching. The energy dispersive element, which produces the energy spectrum for PES measurements, is the drift tube of the ToF detector section. A delay line detector collects the electrons and detects their arrival time to produce a three dimensional dataset of stacked 2D constant energy maps. The ToF design requires a pulsed light source such as a laser or a synchrotron (in special operation mode). The new lens system makes a typical manipulator obsolete since the lens can collect the complete hemisphere of ejected electrons (+/- 90° in x and y). The manipulator is replaced by a hexapod for the fine adjustment and orientation of the sample in the experiment. In contrast to classical ARPES measurements, a motorised degree of freedom for systematic measurements is, hence, no longer required. This allows an extremely compact design for easy inclusion into existing SPECS FlexMod based and custom designed experiments.  The key advantage of the METIS is the fact that measurements may be taken with high transmission, e.g. with very high intensity on a short time scale. Proving practical for experiments with very short acquisition times, such as sensitive samples (e.g. reactive surfaces or organic layers). Metis is principally designed for scientists accessing pulsed light sources and with a focus on electronic band structures; materials science, classical solid state physics and physical chemistry demanding high scientific throughput and large information depth (multidimensional measurements in energy and momentum space) on local structures on their surface will benefit from this combined spectro-microscopy tool. Read our brochure: METIS Spectrometer by SPECS To find out more about the METIS Time-of-Flight Momentum Microscope,Please contact our team of Vacuum experts byEmail: call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: Variable Speed Rotor Mills, meet the new advanced standard 2016-05-01T08:05:25Z variable-speed-rotor-mills-meet-the-new-advanced-standard The new FRITSCH Variable Speed Rotor Mill PULVERISETTE 14 premium line is an all-in-one instrument offering impact, shearing and cutting comminution from John Morris Scientific. The PULVERISETTE 14 premium provides superior performance, improved cooling and is noticeably quieter than equivalent instruments. A robust motor makes quick work of reducing soft to medium-hard, brittle as well as course materials for fine analysis. Temperature-sensitive samples are rapidly and effectively refined with a a very fast sample throughput of up to 15 litres an hour. Plus material and parameter settings may allow for even faster processing. Key premium features include: Effective grinding of 22,000 rpm gives especially rapid sample throughput; Highest feed size < 15mm, sample throughput of up to 15 l/h and more; AutoLOCK grinding chamber keeps laboratory bench spaces safe Final fineness down to d50 < 40 μm, sieve rings 0.08 – 6mm; Impressive cooling of grinding material; Quiet operation; and Easily cleaned due to simple design. Particularly powerfulThe ceramic bearings in the high-speed motor secures an especially high impact and rotor speed with an extra powerful 22,000 rpm. Experience finer results sooner. Markedly better coolingDuring grinding, the PULVERISETTE 14 premium line will cool the sample more efficiently than a comparable instrument. Key benefit: great reduction of ground material ever melting or sticking, even with samples that are temperature-sensitive. Extremely safe operationThe AutoLOCK grinding chamber allows for automatic opening and closing with clamping and crushing protection. The grinding set must be correctly and fully inserted otherwise an Intelligence-Safety-Control-System will cut power; assuring user safety. Rapid, residue-free cleaningA thoughtful Clean Design applies to all accessible surfaces, allowing for easy clean-up. These finishes are extremely dirt-resistant and commonly soiled parts, like the lid, each remove in a single motion with no need for tools. Dual function instrument offers FRITSCH premium advantageWith a couple of simple adjustments, your Variable Speed Rotor Mill PULVERISETTE 14 premium line will transform into a Cutting Mill in optimised mode at up to 10,000 rpm for rapid, productive pre-grinding of fibrous materials and plastics. Absolutely multifunctional with the choice of grinding with an impact or cutting rotor. Read the complete article: LabMate Read our brochure:FRITSCH Variable Speed Rotor MillPULVERISETTE 14 premium line Need to know more about FRITSCHVariable Speed Rotor Mill PULVERISETTE 14 premium line?Talk to our experts in the Laboratory team todayFreecall AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ. 0800 651 700Email: WEBSITE: