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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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Atlas. Alas, the end is nigh at last.

For anyone who used Thermo Scientific™ Atlas™ Chromatography Data System (CDS) over the past couple of decades, I am sure it holds a special place in your heart, just as it does for us. Atlas software...

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Staying in Control of Your Analytical Processes

In a previous blog post, I talked about the benefit of monitoring industrial processes to ensure the purity of the various solutions or reagents used at different stages of production to achieve optim...

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Down and Out? Ensure Business Continuity!

If there’s one industry under a magnifying glass, it’s the oil and gas industry. Production margins are closely watched, and companies are currently being asked to drastically reduce costs while at th...

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To Query or Not to Query – That Is the Question

“Half of science is putting forth the right questions.” -- Francis BaconLaboratory operators ask and are asked questions every day: Does this material meet the specification? Is it fit for its intende...

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Sequence or Sample? The (Petro)chemical Paradigm!

Whenever you think about a chromatographic analysis it’s easy to think about the sample, including the corresponding injections, like blanks, calibration standards and check standards, combined in one...

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8 Reasons to Consider Chromeleon CDS

Have you ever used a piece of software and thought, “Why does this need to be so complicated?” I know I have. Thankfully, there has been an incredible improvement in the last 20 years with respect to ...

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Walking the Training Tightrope with Chromeleon CDS

It’s really hard to keep everyone happy when it comes to training - it’s usually a balancing act between achieving high quality training and the need to get operators running analyses quickly. If you ...

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Evolution in Dioxin Analysis

PolyChlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins (PCDDs) and PolyChlorinated Dibenzo Furans (PCDFs) are two of 12 initial Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that were first proposed by the Stockholm Convention in ...

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What’s wrong with manual integration?

In June 2017, during a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) audit I was asked, “Do you use manual integration?” In the conversation that followed the auditor recognised that ther...

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Why upgrade? Stay current, stay confident!

Does just the thought of upgrading your chromatography data system (CDS) fill you with dread? When only thinking about revalidating your system, updating the software, your IT hardware and operating e...

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Incremental Gains and Liquid Chromatography

I’ve recently returned from HPLC 2017 in Prague where a number of different HPLC and UHPLC systems were showcased and discussed in the many excellent scientific presentations. To many, I am sure, ther...

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