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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 >

Categories: Pharmaceutical, Technologies
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Screening for Melamine, Cyanuric Acid, and Dicyandiamide in Powdered Milk and Infant Formula

By June 22, 2015

Melamine and cyanuric acid (CA) are low mass, nitrogen-rich compounds that have been linked to protein adulteration in various foodstuffs in the past.1 While melamine and cyanuric acid are not individually toxic, in combination they can… Read more >

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Detecting Counterfeit Cosmetics

By June 22, 2015

Every year the cosmetics industry suffers multi-billion dollar losses due to counterfeit cosmetic products.1 Due to much stricter regulatory controls in Europe and North America, 66% of counterfeit goods come from Asia.2 The risk to… Read more >

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Now Available: Peptide and Protein Bioanalysis Application Notebook

By February 9, 2015

Peptides and proteins are not small molecules. Why treat them the same? Analyzing large molecules may be one of the greatest challenges that the bioanalyst faces at the beginning of the 21st century. Employing LC-MS for the… Read more >

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Sample Profiling of Pesticide Formulations Using UV and MS Detection for Component Identification

By January 16, 2015

For the agricultural chemicals industry, the analytical quality control of pesticide products ensures that a consistent and effective product reaches the farm. More specifically, the detection, characterization, and quantitation of the active ingredient(s) as well… Read more >

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Analysis of Microcystins in Bottled, Tap, and Surface Water with 2D-LC Technology

By January 12, 2015

Algae bloom is the result of a rapid accumulation of cyanobacteria in freshwater and other ecosystems. Their presence is predominantly linked to excess nutrients (fertilizers) from water runoff. In some instances, harmful blooms can pose… Read more >

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High-Speed, High-Resolution Analysis of Low Molecular Weight Polymers

By January 12, 2015

Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is a well-established, informative method for characterizing polymers. However, while a great amount of information can be obtained using this technique, there are inherent limitations to this type of analysis. Columns… Read more >

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