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SMART Technology for Smart Laboratories

Technological innovation is steadily entering modern testing laboratories to execute the day-to-day tasks more efficiently. I discussed in a previous blog post how a lab can benefit from raising the l...

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Toxic Gases in Food and the Threat of Ethylene Oxide

Introduction Ethylene Oxide (EtO) has been banned within the EU since 1991. Countries like Germany had already banned it in 1981. But it is still used in countries like India, the U.S. and Canada to k...

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Enabling Beyond Brilliant LC-MS Research

What does it mean to go beyond, to exceed your goals? Some synonyms are to excel, outdo, surpass and transcend. These words mean “to go or be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure or degree.” Goin...

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See the Wood Through the Trees: Vienna MC-ICP-MS/MS

Multicollector inductively coupled mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) has become the workhorse of isotope ratio mass spectrometry since its introduction 25 years ago. Over this time, there have been dramat...

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Isotope Fingerprints in Sports Doping

The use of performance-enhancing anabolic substances has been banned since the 1970s in competitive sports. However, substances, especially steroids, are still frequently detected and misused in sport...

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Accelerating into Pharma 4.0 in the 'Never Normal'

Our world today is anything but normal. In fact, leaders and futurists consider this world the “never normal,” in that everything will always be in flux and what is normal will constantly be redefined...

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The TriPlus 500 HS Family Grows

It was Pittcon 2019 when the Thermo Scientific™ TriPlus 500 Headspace Autosampler was introduced to the market of volatiles organic compounds (VOC) sampling for GC and GC-MS. Thermo Scientific TriPlus...

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The Future Is Gene Therapy

Gene therapy was once an experimental technique and an object of dreams, using the concept of faulty gene replacement to reprogram the body to fix itself and cure disease. However, this is no longer a...

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What Have Acclaim LC Columns Done for You?

“A new product line?” That was the surprise statement heard around the world when Dionex introduced the first Acclaim HPLC columns 20 years ago, on 10 July, 2001 (later to become the Thermo Scientific...

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