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Enhancing Analytical Productivity by Breaking Down Silos (Part 2)

By October 30, 2018

For biopharmaceutical organizations working with contract labs, it’s important to consider how data and methods will be transferred and how generated data will be managed so that it meets data integrity and compliance requirements.

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Get Empowered: Review Window and the Processing Method | Tip #92, Custom Fields

By October 24, 2018
Empower tip-of-the-week

What if we have more than one criterion to determine if the sample passes or fails? What if we have multiple criteria for a system suitability test? Rather than having to look at multiple fields to determine if our sample passes or fails, let’s create one custom field in Empower Software to evaluate all of the important fields and return a pass/fail.

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Oligonucleotide Analysis Supports Exciting Therapeutic Approach

By October 22, 2018

In Japan, Professor Masanori Kataoka finds that the ACQUITY QDa Mass Detector is suitable for the synthesis and analysis of oligonucleotides – and sees ways to expand its use.

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Webinar Highlights – Pharmacopeial Modernization: How Will Your Chromatography Workflow Benefit?

By October 17, 2018

Waters recently partnered with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) experts to host a webinar discussing the upcoming changes in the pending USP General Chapter on chromatography that will provide increased flexibility for gradient methods. Here’s an extended Q&A from the webinar.

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Get Empowered: Data Security | Tip #91, Restricting Access to Empower

By October 17, 2018
Empower tip-of-the-week

In this week’s tip, I thought it would be timely to answer a question I recently received that pertains to data security for chromatography systems: Restricting access to Empower Software and Empower projects.

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Get Empowered: Review Window and the Processing Method | Tip #90, Custom Fields

By October 11, 2018
Empower tip-of-the-week

What if we have specific criteria that must be met for our samples to pass chromatographic analysis? How can we use Empower Software to evaluate whether the sample meets these criteria? See how to do it using Custom Fields.

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Advancing Diagnostic Screening with the RenataDX Screening System

By October 11, 2018

Waters’ legacy of purposeful innovation continues with the recently introduced RenataDX Screening System, a flow-injection tandem mass spectrometry system for high-throughput analysis of extracted dried blood spots and other physiological matrices.

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Get Empowered: Review Window and the Processing Method | Tip #89, Custom Fields

By October 4, 2018
Empower tip-of-the-week

How to modify a Custom Field in Empower Software that applies to specific samples and/or specific peaks.

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Get Empowered: Review Window and the Processing Method | Tip #88, Custom Fields

By September 26, 2018
Empower tip-of-the-week

Learn about Result Custom Field in Empower CDS, a user-defined calculation pertaining to all of the peaks in the chromatogram and, as a result, produces one result for the entire chromatogram. Today we will create a Result Custom Field to calculate the average peak width of the peaks in our chromatogram. This information is helpful when creating or fine-tuning a processing method.

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The Historical Role of Mass Spectrometry in Newborn Screening

By September 24, 2018

Newborn screening for inherited metabolic disorders dates to the early 1960s when Dr. Robert Guthrie in Buffalo, New York developed the first screening test for phenylketonuria (or PKU), a metabolic disease in which patients can’t metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine.

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