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How Analytical Technologies Support the Development of Biosimilar Drugs

By January 12, 2017

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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Infographic: Large Molecules Have a 2X Greater FDA Approval Rate Than Small Molecule Drugs

By November 23, 2016

It’s no surprise that pharma is ‘Thinking Large’ Large molecules are dominating pharma sales and FDA approvals. At the end of 2015, seven of the top 10 best-selling prescription drugs were large molecules. According to a 2014 article… Read more >

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Webinar Highlights: Microfluidics for Macromolecules

By November 14, 2016

Hi, I’m Jim Murphy, Principal Consulting Chemist at Waters, and I recently collaborated with Lucinda (Cohen) Hittle to present an exciting BioanalysisZone webinar on the use of microflow chromatography for macromolecules. Lucinda, a Director of… Read more >

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Waters and BioanalysisZone are Highlighting our Bioanalytical Chemists

By September 26, 2016

Like the black panther, are analytical scientists going extinct? In a presidential election year, we are reminded of the many tough choices we face—Democrats or Republicans, plastic or paper, ketchup or mustard, soccer or football.… Read more >

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Is using Microflow LC in an Industrial Setting Really that Cumbersome?

By August 30, 2016

Microflow or nanoflow chromatography has been used mostly in the academic and fundamental research environment in the past for its various advantages over analytical liquid chromatography, but rarely in the industrial settings. This is most… Read more >

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What Bioanalysis Zone’s New Investigator Award Says About the Future of Science: An Interview with Erin Chambers, PhD

By August 15, 2016

Dr. Erin Chambers is a Director in the Scientific Operations group at Waters Corporation. She recently served as a judge for the Bioanalysis Zone New Investigator Award. I sat down with Erin to gauge her… Read more >

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Microflow LC Offers Better Sensitivity Due to Reduced Matrix Effects!

By August 15, 2016

What are matrix effects? In my last post, “What is Microflow,”  I talked about two main parameters – better sampling efficiency and reduced matrix effects – for microflow LC/MS that result in higher sensitivity than its… Read more >

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In Beverly, the Shoe Fits for Bioanalysis!

By July 20, 2016

This past May, many of the nation’s leading bioanalysts gathered in New England to share ideas and explore the latest advances in mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, and sample preparation for large molecule quantification. At Waters’… Read more >

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Oligonucleotide Therapeutics on the Rise… Again

By July 7, 2016

Oligonucleotide drug development has seen its share of ups and downs over the past 20 years – but why? The promise of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) and later small interfering oligonucleotides (siRNAs) as therapeutics that can… Read more >

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Phenome Research Footprint Continues to Expand

By June 8, 2016

Congratulations are in order as the University of Birmingham is the most recent university to expand the footprint of metabolic phenotyping research centres around the world. As state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facilities able to conduct small-scale… Read more >

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