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Has Your Dinner Menu Been Quantified?

By May 26, 2016

For decades, food security was viewed exclusively through the lens of shortages. In the 1960s, when daily food availability in emerging countries was just 1,850 kcal per person as many as half of the world’s… Read more >

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Pumping Ions – An Exercise in Engineering Sensitivity Into the Xevo TQ-XS Mass Spectrometer

By May 24, 2016

The challenge: Create the most sensitive mass spectrometer for quantitative analysis. That’s a tall order for any design engineering team. When given that assignment for a next-generation, tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer, our design engineers first… Read more >

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Facilitating Drug Discovery with HDX-Mass Spectrometry: Webinar Highlights

By May 23, 2016

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News and Waters recently conducted a webinar on how hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) can improve biotherapeutic drug discovery and development processes. Our first speaker, Prof. Ganesh Anand — a… Read more >

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High-throughput Microscale Bioanalysis is not a Paradox

By May 21, 2016

  Question: When someone says microscale chromatography, what comes to mind? Increased sensitivity? Reduced sample volume? Enhanced MS sampling efficiency? Yes, yes, and yes! You might also say, “finicky,” “slow,” or “only one person in… Read more >

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Tandem Quad Mass Spectrometry: The Foundation of Product Safety, Efficacy, and Decision-making

By May 17, 2016

There is a rightfully high expectation from consumers that the amounts of compounds and ingredients that producers report in their goods are accurate down to trace levels.  Whether personally or professionally, we all rely on… Read more >

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WRIB 2016: Diversity of Platforms and Approaches Needed for Bioanalysts

By May 16, 2016

Held April 18–22 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, WRIB 2016 was well attended this year, with about 700 attendees. This 10th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis, where regulators and professionals representing pharma/biopharma, biotech, CRO… Read more >

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Simon Fraser University Opens Suite of Mass Spectrometers for Natural Products Discovery Research

By May 9, 2016

As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Roger Linington discovered his future life’s work serendipitously. While studying sponges, it became clear to him that one of the challenges in studying macroorganisms… Read more >

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Out with the old, in with the new…

By May 3, 2016

We’re all familiar with the adage, “Out with the old, in with the new,” but we probably tend to think of it as it applies to clothes for donation or past relationships, and maybe not… Read more >

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Mass Spectrometry Makes Cents for UC San Diego Clinical Laboratory

By May 2, 2016

“Fast is fine; but accuracy is everything.” The quote is attributed to the famous Wyatt Earp, a sharpshooter and lawman who, with help from his two brothers, sent three outlaws to their graves in the… Read more >

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