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Are You Ready to Take the Promise of MAM a Step Further?

The promise of the Multi-Attribute-Method, or MAM, is increased efficiency and product knowledge through the implementation of mass spectrometry (MS) in quality control (QC). Industrywide efforts have...

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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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Innovation Summit Call for Abstracts Extended to 31 July

The deadline for oral and poster presentation submission for the Innovation Summit has been extended to 31 July to allow you more time to share with us and your colleagues what YOU'VE been doing. In S...

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It’s a Disaster! But Does it Have to be for Your Lab?

It’s something you don’t want to think about but may happen nevertheless – a disastrous event risking continuous laboratory operations. As business processes depend on the data generated in the labora...

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Piecing Together the Peptide Puzzle

The Importance of Peptide MappingPeptide mapping is a critical analytical workflow in biotherapeutic characterization. It is the most frequently used analytical method that provides information for th...

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How to Not Excel with Column Logs

I have previously written about the need to reduce the proliferation of Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets in the laboratory and how our Chromatography Data System (CDS) admin team can utilize Thermo Scie...

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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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Are You in Control of Your Chromatography Data System?

Keeping control of a chromatography data system (CDS) is a never-ending task; but it is a task that must be done in order to adhere to good practice (GxP) and data integrity guidelines and to keep you...

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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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What Would You Change If You Could Go Back in Time?

Data integrity frowns upon time travel. Contemporaneous data collection would be hard to achieve if everyone had a time machine, but last year I had a unique opportunity to turn back the clock.Sterlin...

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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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A Template for Efficiency, Simplicity and Consistency

What is your favourite thing about Chromeleon CDS? If you have read any of my previous blog posts, I’d guess you would think mine is audit trails or queries.Good guess but you’d be wrong; I love Chrom...

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Be Prepared to Bring Data

Is your CDS administration under control? Yes? You’d better be prepared to prove it! Control of Administration Console SettingsFDA 483 Warning letter [extract]There are no written procedures for this ...

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Who Did What, When and Why?

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” - C.S. LewisIt sounds a bit sinister, but when you use Chromeleon CDS, the audit trails are always watching you. Always – some even i...

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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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Audits, Brian and Chromeleon CDS – as Easy as ABC!

This is the first installment of a regular blog post where Brian Alliston, Data Integrity Expert and CDS Specialist, from Sterling Pharma Solutions shares his on-going experiences with Chromeleon CDS....

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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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