EURAMET eNewsletter | Issue 3 | 8 December 2015

First General Secretary for EURAMET

EURAMET is happy to announce the appointment of Mr Jörg Zymnossek to the post of General Secretary for EURAMET. The first General Secretary for the association will take up the position in January 2016.

New EURAMET Vice-Chairperson (EMPIR) elected

EURAMET is happy to announce that Erkki Ikonen (Aalto, Finland) was elected as new EURAMET Vice-Chairperson (EMPIR) at the December EMPIR Committee held in Prague.

New version available - EURAMET Calibration Guide No. 18

The revised version of EURAMET's Calibration Guide No. 18 'Guidelines on the Calibration of Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments' has been published.

Microvesicle biomarkers: Early diagnosis of diseases

Microvesicles are fragments of plasma membrane present in biological fluids such as blood and urine. They differ between patients and healthy people, and can therefore be used as biomarkers for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, offering many benefits compared to current invasive techniques. However, detecting microvesicles is difficult because of their small size.
The EMRP project 'Metrological characterisation of micro-vesicles from body fluids as non-invasive diagnostic biomarkers' (HLT02 MetVes) develops techniques for the reliable, comparable and quantitative analysis of microvesicles.

Learn more about HLT02 MetVes >>
EMRP project MetVes (HLT02) researcher wins thesis award >>

Event: STAIR-EMPIR - Joint initiative of CEN-CENELEC and EURAMET continues

To ensure discussions between industry (represented in the CEN and CENELEC standardization committees) and metrology research and to structure a systematic collaboration with EURAMET under EMPIR, a dedicated group, STAIR-EMPIR, was created in 2014. STAIR stands for Standardisation, Innovation and Research. The 2nd STAIR-EMPIR Meeting will take place on Thursday, 17 December 2015 at the CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

NMI News: NPL runs consultation on UK Measurement Strategy

EURAMET Member and National Metrology Institute of the UK, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), is seeking your views on current and future requirements for measurement and calibration in the UK.