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Get Empowered: Method Validation | Tip #188, Creating a Validation Protocol in Empower

By August 26, 2020

A Validation Protocol defines the tests to be run, the data to be acquired for each test, and the acceptance criteria for each test. In this week’s tip, we will discuss creating validation protocols in Empower.

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Bringing the Future Into Focus with Waters’ Virtual Events

By August 25, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the power of technology has emerged center stage, keeping the industry connected at a time when many ordinary avenues of communication have been cut off over safety concerns.… Read more >

Categories: Automation, Chemical, Columns, COVID-19, Food & Environmental, Leadership, Pharmaceutical, Technologies

Understanding Sample Complexity: Determining Matrix Effects in Complex Food Samples

By August 24, 2020

While the hyphenation of chromatographic and mass spectrometry technologies has revolutionized food contaminant testing laboratories, one major drawback is the potential for the phenomenon of matrix effects.  Due to unwanted interactions between the analytes and… Read more >

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Get Empowered: Method Validation | Tip #187, Using the Method Validation Manager Option in Empower

By August 19, 2020

Every compliant laboratory must conduct validation studies to show that analytical methods generate accurate and reliable data. The Method Validation Manager (MVM) option for Empower organizes and streamlines the entire method validation process, from start to finish.

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Traceability in OneLab: OneLab configuration by the Lab Administrator

By August 14, 2020

Bringing increased confidence to sample preparation workflows using automation, smart laboratory tools and electronic documentation for recording analyst activities Consistency, accuracy, compliance and data integrity can each be improved with automation of laboratory processes. We… Read more >

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Get Empowered: Method Lifecycle Management | Tip #186, Automated System Preparation with Empower

By August 12, 2020

Ensuring consistent system preparation before analysis is important to achieve good system and method performance. In this week’s VLOG, we will demonstrate how automating these procedures are used as control strategies.

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Traceability in OneLab: Protocols Designed by the Expert Analyst

By August 11, 2020

Typically, expert staff in a lab will be responsible, along with Quality Assurance, to design and document a standard operating procedure (SOP) for other analysts to follow for routine sample preparation tasks. These procedures are key for repeatability and accuracy… Read more >

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Traceability in OneLab: Tracking the Analyst’s Completion of an Experiment

By August 7, 2020

Bringing increased confidence to sample preparation workflows using automation, smart laboratory tools and electronic documentation for recording analyst activities Laboratory employees appreciate the importance of traceability in their analytical work, whether to simply check for quality, or for… Read more >

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Get Empowered: Method Lifecycle Management | Tip #185, Improve Robust Method Development with ACQUITY QDa and Empower

By August 5, 2020

Identifying and tracking compounds by UV only can result in inaccurate peak assignments and the exclusion of potential key compounds that are non-UV absorbing. Learn how the ACQUITY QDa and Empower address these challenges to improve robust method development and method understanding.

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