Karen Haas
Karen Haas
Hi, I'm a science communicator at Waters. I've worked at Waters for 12+ years, and have partnered with the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and instrument groups on a variety of vertical industry marketing initiatives and product launches. My background includes 10+ years of journalism and 15+ years of marketing and communication experience. | On Twitter: @karenavocado | Linked In profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karen-haas/9/944/928/

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Detecting Bisphenol A (BPA) in Infant Products with Mass Spec

By December 12, 2016
Is BPA hiding in your baby's plastic products?

Developing a Rapid, Routine Method for Extraction and Quantification in Complex Infant Products with UPLC/MS-MS Bisphenol A (BPA) is an additive that is primarily used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. These… Read more >

Categories: Chemical

Mass detection and mAb QC: How a cost-effective and robust peptide mapping method confirms CDR peptides – and can be validated

By March 15, 2016

The quality issues of biopharmaceutical therapeutics are definitely different from chemical drugs because of the increased complexity of manufacturing processes and complexity of the biologic molecules themselves. There is an increasing need for detailed product… Read more >

Categories: Pharmaceutical, Technologies
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A View of the Biopharmaceutical Industry in Asia — an Interview with Ken Fountain

By March 14, 2016

Ken Fountain, Director of Biopharmaceutical Business Development at Waters, recently returned from an insightful trip to Asia where he visited Waters customers in South Korea and attended the China Biopharma Executive Summit in Shanghai, in… Read more >

Categories: Pharmaceutical
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3 Reasons for Biopharmaceutical Labs to Add Mass Detection to Routine Analyses

By March 9, 2016
An ACQUITY UPLC H-Class System featuring the ACQUITY QDa Detector, bottom right.

As regulators focus in on the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of biotherapeutics, what can biopharmaceutical labs in late development or QC do to increase confidence in their bioseparations assays – other than to run additional… Read more >

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When Consumables Kits are Greater Than the Sum of their Parts

By March 7, 2016
ProteinWorks eXpress Digest Kits

ProteinWorks and GlycoWorks kits address more than sample prep challenges One of the most challenging parts of an LC-MS workflow happens before analytical chemists even turn to their instrument: Sample preparation. Get it right, and… Read more >

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Full Spectrum Molecular Imaging: More Than Just Pretty Pictures

By March 13, 2015
Full Spectrum Molecular Imaging

The spatial distribution of molecules throughout a sample can provide a wealth of information regarding biological, physiological, and chemical phenomena and processes. One of the most recent and exciting developments in the study of molecular… Read more >

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Move Over LIMS…There’s a NEW Alternative for the Lab

By March 11, 2015
NuGenesis LMS

Powerful alternative to LIMS offers seamless lab-to-business connection for science-driven organizations Are you in the market for a Lab Information Management System (LIMS)? An alternative to the traditional LIMS systems is the new NuGenesis Lab… Read more >

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The Answer to Fast, Sensitive, and Simple Released N-Glycan Profiling and Characterization

By March 9, 2015
Glycan monitoring with RapiFluor-MS and ACQUITY QDa.

How quickly can you go from glycosylated protein to glycan fragment confirmation?   Now, analyzing released N-glycans takes about as much time as it does for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to erase… Read more >

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From Pittcon 2015: John McLean, Vanderbilt University and Structural Mass Spectrometry

By March 9, 2015

Recent Work by Waters Center of Innovation Partner, John McLean, Highlighted at Waters Press Conference At our annual Pittcon conference on Monday, March 9th, we’re showcasing the innovative work of Prof. John McLean of Vanderbilt… Read more >

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Authenticity of Herbal Supplements: The Analytical Tug-of-War

By February 6, 2015
The Role of LC and MS in Analyzing Supplements

Is DNA barcoding the best technique to test product authenticity or adulteration? Or chromatography and mass spectrometry? The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal… Read more >

Categories: Food, Pharmaceutical
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