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What’s the big deal about ion mobility mass spectrometry?

By April 29, 2016

Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is a technique that differentiates ions based on their size, shape, charge, and mass. While often used in small, portable devices at airports and remote locations for rapidly detecting small molecules… Read more >

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Tof-HRMS: Rescuing Low-Exposure Bioanalysis Applications from Chemical Noise

By April 18, 2016

The drug development process requires pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis to be performed as part of safety and efficacy studies in both preclinical species and human subjects. For high-sensitivity bioanalysis, liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to a triple… Read more >

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Separations Science Guiding Disease Research at Colorado State University

By March 11, 2016

As infectious diseases go, tuberculosis (TB) is clearly one of the worst. Easily spread through the air by those with an active infection, it is a scourge that is decimating developing countries. The World Health… Read more >

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Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

By March 10, 2016

Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold –… Read more >

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Can Sports Cars Increase Testosterone?

By March 8, 2016

According to published reports by Hiscox UK in 2008,  just listening to the sound of a sports car increased salivary testosterone levels in male and female participants. Another study, by Gad Saad et al, measured… Read more >

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What do an ancient Chinese Ruler and Waters’ Mass Spectrometry Research Team have in common?

By February 8, 2016

Tea is very important to them! If Waters Wilmslow ran out of tea it is likely the MS Research Team would struggle to function. The ancient Chinese Ruler, Emperor Jing Di, took tea to the grave… Read more >

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Is Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Child’s Play?

By December 4, 2015

On Wednesday evening after dinner and my usual digestif, I was watching the webcast “Making Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Routine” when my son walked by. “Wow dad, that’s kind of cool! What the heck is… Read more >

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Analytical Chemists Are Going Extinct?

By October 2, 2015

Endangered analytical chemists face myriad obstacles today – lower than average job forecasts 1, costly and timely training, demand for more versatile knowledge, tighter regulations, and massive data management requirements. Perhaps most significantly, mass spectrometry… Read more >

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Waters COI Partner brings food fraud into the spotlight again

By July 31, 2015

Global trading of herbs and spices can be traced back for thousands of years. Historically they were considered a rare and precious commodity, but methods to determine their authenticity were only very basic, creating a… Read more >

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NASA’s New Horizons set the standards, Waters Xevo users benefit

By July 27, 2015

NASA made history again recently as the spacecraft New Horizons successfully flew by Pluto, the last of the nine ‘classical’ planets, to gather valuable data about an area of our solar system that we know… Read more >

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