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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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SURPRISE! It’s All About the Data!

It’s no secret that laboratory operations play a central, fundamental role in the success of any Pharma enterprise. Whether filling the R&D pipeline or seeing to day-in-day-out quality and compliance ...

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Join the Mass Movement Towards Mass Spectrometry

Recently, I was reflecting on my colleague, Dr. John Madden’s post “One Plus One Equals More Than Two” that he wrote almost a year ago. He talks about the powerful connection that forms when ion chrom...

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10 Pharma New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

It’s that time of year again. The presents were wrapped and then unwrapped, the Christmas tree is a shadow of its former self, we drank, we ate, we loved, we relaxed and we’re now wearing our stretchy...

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Autodilution: Preventing Awkward Conversations

I closed my lab book with a satisfying clap. The ancient autosampler was grinding its gears and belts to make its way to the next sample, and I glanced at the list of samples I had entered into the so...

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What’s in My Sunscreen?

It has taken until nearly August for summer and the sun to make its fleeting appearance here in the UK, perhaps there is some truth behind King George II’s remark that the British summer consists of t...

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One Plus One Equals More Than Two

Did you know that in 1990 East and West Germany reunified their economies on this very day? The following day the Deutsche Mark replaced the East German Mark as the official currency of both countries...

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Why Your Luxury Car Doesn’t Impress Me

Ever given someone a blank stare when you don’t understand what they are saying? Just last week, a very uninteresting Auto Center employee was rattling off a bunch of convoluted, technical terms to ex...

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Stalking Your IC Consumables from Installation to Retirement

The other day I received a paper credit card statement from my bank. I threw it in my recycling bin while wondering why the bank was still sending me paper statements. Online banking has made tracking...

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Pittcon 2016 – Day 2 –New Dionex Integrion HPIC

We had another great day at Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta today! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with many excited scientists in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Booth (#2239) and have enjoyed spreading the ne...

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Pittcon 2016 – Day 1 – Accelerating Innovation

Hello from Atlanta, fellow scientists! I wanted to take the opportunity this week to share with you all of the exciting activities from the Pittcon 2016 show floor.I’m spending the week in the Thermo ...

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Charlie and his GC-MS/MS Partner vs. Dietary Supplements

Whether we like it or not, pesticides are used on crops all around the world; according to the U.S. EPA, in 2006 and 2007 over five billion pounds of pesticides (more than two million metric tons) wer...

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Little Green Chromeleon Monsters Inside Your Lab

We have a green animal in our company that we all love and cherish. Most humans are not fond of lizards, and it is true that chameleons are not the cuddliest type of animals compared to kittens or pup...

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Me and Mr. Gauss: A Chromatographic Love Story

One of my favourite songs of all time is Me and Mrs. Jones, by Billie Paul. It is quite simply magnificent! Nerdy as I am, it resonates in my head as “me and Mr. Gauss”, especially when I am in a spot...

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Having the Right Tool for the Job Makes All the Difference

I have a large landscaping bed that was quite overgrown with annoying vines. The tools I had to pull the vines with were my hands. Although my hands are great tools for many tasks, this job would have...

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Troubleshooting Pharmaceutical Assays in HPLC & UHPLC

The focus of this post to present several resources for troubleshooting UHPLC and HPLC methods in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications. How this post came about was with my receiving the ...

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