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Mission Improbable: Rapid Total Sugar Reporting

By January 31, 2017
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How mass detection allows us to tell the beautiful truth about beer By Larissa Burns, Group Technical Analyst, Lion Co.   I’ve been working at Lion as their analytical specialist for eight years, predominantly using… Read more >

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Get Empowered: QuickStart Interface | Tip #2

By January 31, 2017
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Welcome back to Get Empowered!  In the last Empower tip-of-the-week blog for Empower Software, I provided an overview the QuickStart interface.  In this blog, we are going to explore Empower’s interactive help feature, referred to as “Show Me.”… Read more >

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Get Empowered: QuickStart Interface | Tip #1

By January 25, 2017
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Welcome back to Get Empowered! My tip-of-the-week blog for Empower Software kicks off by taking a closer look at the Empower QuickStart Interface. There is so much to cover in this series, so I have broken it up… Read more >

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Is Burnt Toast Safe? How Do Food Testing Labs Find Acrylamide?

By January 23, 2017
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Q&A time: What is acrylamide? How dangerous is it? How do food testing laboratories detect it?

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Get Empowered: Introducing the Empower Software Tip of the Week

By January 18, 2017
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Are you getting the most out of your Empower Chromatography Data Software (CDS)?

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A CRO Leads the Way for Biotherapeutics Amid its Own ‘Field of Dreams’

By January 16, 2017
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“If You Build it, He Will Come” Urged on by a voice no one else could hear, Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner in the movie Field of Dreams, cleared a few acres of corn… Read more >

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Analytical Tools for Developing Biosimilars: Part 3, Glycosylation, Aggregation, and Charge Variants

By January 13, 2017
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In biotherapeutics, the state of glycosylation has a direct and pronounced effect of the structure, stability, serum half-life, immunogeneicity and bioactivity of the molecule, and constitutes a critical quality attribute (CQA). In our study, characterizing and comparing the glycosylation profile of infliximab began by examining the glycosylation profiles from intact and reduced subunit mass data.

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Analytical Tools for Developing Biosimilars: Part 2, Peptide Analysis

By January 13, 2017
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Advancements in High-Resolution Analytics for Characterization of Innovator and Biosimilar Therapeutics Part 2: Peptide Analysis of Infliximab

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How Analytical Technologies Support the Development of Biosimilar Drugs

By January 12, 2017
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Advancements in High-Resolution Analytics for the Characterization of Innovator and Biosimilar Therapeutics As the pharmaceutical industry continues to evolve its focus from small-molecule drugs to balanced product portfolios that include protein therapeutics, analytical chemists are… Read more >

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How a Contract Research Lab Advanced its Polymer Characterization Capabilities

By January 4, 2017
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Realizing the Advantages of Ultra-High-Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) Compared to GPC Intertek is a global provider of quality and safety services designed to help businesses improve products, assets and processes, overcome market constraints and… Read more >

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