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Simon Fraser University Opens Suite of Mass Spectrometers for Natural Products Discovery Research

By May 9, 2016

As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Roger Linington discovered his future life’s work serendipitously. While studying sponges, it became clear to him that one of the challenges in studying macroorganisms… Read more >

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Characterizing Extractables from Packaging Materials

By April 9, 2015

Characterization of packaging in various industries has become more important due to ever-increasing global regulations. The first regulations for plastics used in food packaging and contact materials were established in 1982 in Europe1, which have… Read more >

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Analysis of Food Contact Materials

By January 28, 2015

Food Contact Materials (FCMs) cover a variety of materials and articles that come in contact with food during its lifetime, from food manufacturing through to preparation in our own kitchens. Food contact materials can be… Read more >

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Analysis of Beta-Blockers at Low Levels of Concentration

By November 12, 2014

Beta-blockers block the action of β-adrenergic agonists at the β-receptors in the cells of heart muscle and other tissues of the sympathetic nervous system. Legally, beta-blockers are primarily prescribed for the management of hypertension, angina,… Read more >

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Increasing the Efficiency and Accuracy of Pesticide Residue Screening in Food using Microfluidic Chromatography and Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

By October 23, 2014

With the ever-increasing number of compounds that need to be monitored at low concentrations in a wide variety of complex food commodities, pesticide residue analysis in food has become a more challenging task. There is… Read more >

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