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 >
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 >
For many years, the prevailing wisdom has been that in the event of chromatographic coelution, caused by complex samples, what is needed is a high-resolution mass spectrometer that can accurately identify different species contained within… Read more >
Let’s face it. Microflow LC-MS is a challenge. Only a few do it well, and even fewer do it well consistently. And for those who have had success, their methods can completely fall apart when… Read more >
Sitting in the Waters’ John Dalton Suite in Wilmslow, England two weeks ago felt somewhat duplicitous. Here we were, in the part of the world considered the birthplace of Mass Spectrometry (MS), about to embark… Read more >
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 >
Increasing Size, Complexity and Potency: The Bioanalytical Challenge of the Next Decade, was the theme for the 3-day APA India held in Mumbai, India from February 23-25, 2015. Close to 300 attendees gathered to discuss… Read more >
Is DNA barcoding the best technique to test product authenticity or adulteration of herbal or dietary supplements? Or chromatography and mass spectrometry?