Injectable gel that helps heart muscle revive after heart attack

In mammals, including humans, the cells that contract the heart muscle and enable it to beat do not regenerate after injury. After a heart attack, there is a dramatic loss of these heart muscle cells and those that survive cannot effectively replicate. With fewer of these contractile cells, known as cardiomyocytes, the heart pumps less blood with each beat, leading to the increased mortality associated with heart disease.Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have used mouse models to demonstrate a new approach to restart replication in existing cardiomyocytes.. Read More
Orica has launched its new fertiliser business with plans for a local manufacturing plant for urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) in Moree, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Orica Agriculture also expects to begin supply of anhydrous ammonia to east coast growers in April next year, with dedicated line haul and on-farm nurse tank fleets. Construction of the UAN plant is scheduled to commence in 2018.These investments will bring increased competition, as well as secure and consistent supply of liquid and gas nitrogen fertiliser, to growers on the east coast of Australia. Read More


Computational fluid dynamics- for chemical reactor design

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is helping to generate millions of dollars of savings in chemical process applications. It gives process engineers a more complete understanding of the internal operation of individual unit operations. As a result, some chemical and process companies are equipping their engineers with CFD software and investing in training to improve efficiencies in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer processes. Read More


Denka Company Limited said that it will globally increase its sales price for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), which is offered under the brand name of “Denka Poval,” effective from 1 January 2018.The price increase is more than $300 / €230 per metric tonne. This price adjustment is necessary for Denka to maintain a stable supply of PVA products.Read More