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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

Sustainable Solutions for Plastics: The Future Role of Lignins

By February 20, 2020

Plastics – Friend and Foe If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen images of all the floating plastic in the Great Pacific garbage patch or perhaps you’ve seen the images of wildlife rescuers trying to… Read more >

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5 Peptide Bioanalysis Sample Preparation Challenges (and how to overcome them!)

By February 6, 2020

Scientists that have worked with peptides understand that peptide quantification can be challenging. One of the keys to successful peptide analysis is thorough and selective sample preparation. Sample preparation improves various aspects of chromatography and… Read more >

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Mobile Phase Additives for Peptide Characterization

By October 2, 2019

The characterization of peptides and proteins can be challenging due to issues such as adsorption, varying hydrophobicities, and specificity to name just a few. When analyzing peptides by Liquid Chromatography (LC) and Mass Spectrometry (MS),… Read more >

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Amgen, UCLA, and University of Arizona Use BioResolve RP mAb Polyphenyl Columns for Rapid LC-MS Screening of Membrane Proteins

By March 17, 2019

As a chromatography scientist at Waters, I often get the opportunity to travel to different laboratories around the world and to meet with various types of researchers. This allows me to stay up to date… Read more >

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Skin Lightening Products: Are They Cosmetics or Drugs?

By October 13, 2017

You won’t like what we found when we tested skin lightening cosmetics that we purchased online.

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How a Contract Research Lab Advanced its Polymer Characterization Capabilities

By January 4, 2017

Realizing the Advantages of Ultra-High-Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) Compared to GPC Intertek is a global provider of quality and safety services designed to help businesses improve products, assets and processes, overcome market constraints and… Read more >

Categories: Chemical, Customer Stories

Detecting Bisphenol A (BPA) in Infant Products with Mass Spec

By December 12, 2016

Developing a Rapid, Routine Method for Extraction and Quantification in Complex Infant Products with UPLC/MS-MS Bisphenol A (BPA) is an additive that is primarily used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. These… Read more >

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Cosmetics Safety Testing: A Path to Data Integrity and Traceability

By August 30, 2016

How could updated CPC regulations potentially impact analytical chemists working in the CPC industry? I don’t think I’m going out on a limb too much if I say that if the regulations are updated, the demand for analytical testing for existing products and for reformulations is going to go up.

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Good Scent. Bad Reaction?

By August 17, 2016

A New Approach for Detecting Fragrance Allergens Have you ever sat next to someone wearing heavy cologne and suddenly noticed that your eyes were watering? Hopefully, you’ve never had that experience, but if you have… Read more >

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