Waters Blog: Blogging about What's Possible - Part 42

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Do You See What We See? Mass Spectrometry Imaging is Revealing Insights in Biomedical Research

By June 21, 2016

The spatial distribution of molecular species in a sample can provide a wealth of information about biological, chemical and physiological processes. Mass spectrometry (MS) imaging is a rapidly developing research technique that enables specific measurement… Read more >

Categories: Biomedical Research

Binary vs. Quaternary Gradients: Precision vs. Accuracy

By June 20, 2016

In the last blog post I talked about how a gradient is formed by the two different pumps.  Today, we will look at the ability for those pumps to deliver the actual gradient that a… Read more >

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Is Your Biomedical Research Accurate and Precise?

By June 16, 2016

In biomedical research, scientists need the ability to accurately and precisely measure a biomarker or set of biomarkers in some disease vs. healthy experimental design. The ability to measure something depends on the ability of… Read more >

Categories: Biomedical Research

Binary vs Quaternary Pumps: How is a Gradient Created?

By June 13, 2016

How is a Gradient Created? Any liquid chromatograph (LC) is an amalgamation of a certain set of components that delivers to the scientist a monograph of the sample they are analyzing.  Traditionally, an LC system… Read more >

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Phenome Research Footprint Continues to Expand

By June 8, 2016

Congratulations are in order as the University of Birmingham is the most recent university to expand the footprint of metabolic phenotyping research centres around the world. As state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facilities able to conduct small-scale… Read more >

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An Inflection Point for Biopharmaceutical Host Cell Protein Analysis

By June 7, 2016

Has LC-MS Become a Generally Accepted Tool for Complementing Immunoassay-based HCP Analysis? My colleague Catalin Doneanu and I just returned from Lisbon, Portugal, where we attended the BEBPA Conference on Host Cell Protein (HCP) analysis.… Read more >

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Has Your Dinner Menu Been Quantified?

By May 26, 2016

For decades, food security was viewed exclusively through the lens of shortages. In the 1960s, when daily food availability in emerging countries was just 1,850 kcal per person as many as half of the world’s… Read more >

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Pumping Ions – An Exercise in Engineering Sensitivity Into the Xevo TQ-XS Mass Spectrometer

By May 24, 2016

The challenge: Create the most sensitive mass spectrometer for quantitative analysis. That’s a tall order for any design engineering team. When given that assignment for a next-generation, tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer, our design engineers first… Read more >

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Webinar Highlights: Facilitating Drug Discovery with HDX-Mass Spectrometry

By May 23, 2016

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News and Waters recently conducted a webinar on how hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) can improve biotherapeutic drug discovery and development processes. Our first speaker, Prof. Ganesh Anand — a… Read more >

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High-throughput Microscale Bioanalysis is not a Paradox

By May 21, 2016

  Question: When someone says microscale chromatography, what comes to mind? Increased sensitivity? Reduced sample volume? Enhanced MS sampling efficiency? Yes, yes, and yes! You might also say, “finicky,” “slow,” or “only one person in… Read more >

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