For the first time ever, portions of analytica Halls B1, B2 and A3 will be transformed into genuine laboratory environments with Live Labs: analytica 2012 conference. International companies will present their equipment in live operation on laboratory benches. Daily experiment presentations will inform visitors about developments in the fields of forensics and clinical diagnostics, plastics analysis, and food and water analysis. Live Labs: analytica 2012 takes place in Munich from April 17 – 20.

Analysis has also become an indispensible factor when it comes to searching for evidence and ultimately catching criminals. However, besides being important in forensics, modern analysis techniques and molecular-biology methods are also essential in clinical diagnostics. The Live Labs will allow visitors to gain insights into the latest developments such as doping and respiratory-gas analysis. One of the highlights is an appearance by Germany’s best-known criminal biologists, Mark Benecke, on the first day of the fair. He will use DNA analysis to draw conclusions on fictitious crimes and criminals.

The Live Lab initiative is supported by Agilent, Analytik Jena, Andreas Hettich, Bernd Kraft, BioTek, Bruker, Carl Zeiss, Elga, Eppendorf, GE Healthcare, Gilson, Hirschmann, Hohenloher, HT-CON Unternehmerberatung, Mettler Toledo, Netzsch, Q-LAB, Retsch, SGE, Shimadzu, Waldner and Waters. In addition, the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) and the Institute for Water Chemistry and Chemical Balneology at TU Munich provide technical assistance to the Live Lab on food and water analysis, and the Live Lab on plastics analysis enjoys the support of the German Plastics Institute.

Source: analytica