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Signs You Need a New HPLC System (And How to Move Forward)

Like all great things in life, your treasured HPLC system will not last forever. If you identify with any of these issues, you should consider replacing your instrument. I used to joke in grad school ...

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Can You CAD it? Yes You Can …

2021 Charged Aerosol Detection SymposiumWow, what a fantastic Charged Aerosol Detection (CAD) Symposium. You won’t want to miss the on-demand series or next year’s symposium!If you want to discover hi...

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How Liquid Chromatography Benefits the Planet

PSA: Climate change is real!Melting glaciers and the extinction of polar bears. Dead coral reefs and acidification of the ocean. Increased droughts and raging wildfires. A warming ocean and stronger h...

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How To Build Your Vanquish HPLC or UHPLC From Scratch

Confused about what HPLC components you need? This guide will teach you how to easily build your HPLC system and request a quote in just a few clicks with the new system configurator tool. As a scient...

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Why Pressure Is Driving Liquid Chromatography Technology

The word pressure is among scientific terms used in our daily life. At least once in life, you have pumped up a ball or balloon. Atmospheric pressure is a weather indicator, and as a car owner, you re...

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Why Your Lab Should Upgrade Its HPLC or UHPLC System

Making the switch isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the investment. I vividly remember the day in graduate school when my advisor asked me if I’d be “okay” giving up the HPLC instrument I used for two...

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The Easy Way to Transfer Methods in Liquid Chromatography

During conversations with chromatographers I am frequently asked “how easy is it to transfer a method between different liquid chromatography instruments?”. My usual answer is “it depends”. Before I e...

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The Easy Way to Transfer Methods in Liquid Chromatography

During conversations with chromatographers I am frequently asked, “How easy is it to transfer a method between different liquid chromatography instruments?” My usual answer is, “It depends.” Before I ...

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The Journey to Process Optimization

Whenever I hop in my car and start out to a new destination, one of the first things I’ll do is turn toward software to help me find my way. Luckily, I, like most of us, carry a high-powered computer ...

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Nine Ways to Advance BioPharma in 2020

It’s an exciting time in biopharmaceuticals. We are seeing success in immunotherapy-based approaches, new biopharmaceuticals have come to market, increasing approvals for the biosimilars, and an exhil...

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The Diary of a Pharmaceutical QA/QC Analyst, Aged 35 ¾

This diary belongs to Tom, I’m married with two small children aged 5 and 7 and work in the QA/QC department of a medium-sized pharmaceutical company in the UK. This year, I’ve decided to keep a diary...

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The Day the Clinical Trial Stood Still

Well over a decade ago I was sitting in a weekly project meeting, eagerly awaiting my workload for the week. I was a keen bioananalyst, only a couple of years into my role, learning to produce good qu...

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Why Instrument Price Should Not Drive Purchase Decisions

As a marketer, price is a common topic I come across; I guess that is why it’s one of the marketing 4Ps! However, whilst it is important, in this article I want to discuss why it shouldn’t be the main...

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The What, Why, and How of Productivity in Your HPLC Lab

In the mid-1970s, the combination of industrial action by coal miners with the OAPEC oil embargo meant that the UK was running desperately short of fuel for electricity generation. As a result, the go...

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Prep LC 101: Scaling up with Preparative HPLC

Ever heard the term “prep LC” and have not been entirely sure what it meant? You’re not alone! We’re here to help you understand what preparative liquid chromatography is and why it’s important.Let’s ...

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Method Transfer Is Not Easy

My wife and I thought we had parenting sorted. But the methods that worked on our first child did not transfer particularly smoothly to our second. With different personalities, different environments...

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What are the main issues facing a separations scientist?

Over the years I have used many of the different separation techniques available: gel electrophoresis, both 1D and 2D (do I get bonus points for also doing 2D gel electrophoresis with tube gels in the...

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HPLC or UHPLC?

This almost sounds like a line from Shakespeare, but HPLC or high-performance liquid chromatography and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) came a little after the ‘Bard of Avon.’ Bot...

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