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 >
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 >
You won’t like what we found when we tested skin lightening cosmetics that we purchased online.
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 >
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 >
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.
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 >
Over the last couple of years, I have been traveling around the world talking to scientists and business leaders in the Cosmetics and Personal Care (CPC) industry in order to understand their scientific and business… Read more >
Every year the cosmetics industry suffers multi-billion dollar losses due to counterfeit cosmetic products.1 Due to much stricter regulatory controls in Europe and North America, 66% of counterfeit goods come from Asia.2 The risk to… Read more >
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 >