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What Makes an HPLC Column?

September 2021 saw the launch of a new low-flow UHPLC solution, the Thermo Scientific™ Vanquish™ Neo UHPLC system and Thermo Scientific™ PepMap™ Neo UHPLC columns. When we talk about HPLC columns, ter...

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Curiosity is Driving Technology and Vice Versa

Curiosity is the primary driver of science. But developing natural curiosity into scientific thinking and motivation to uncover the endless wonders of nature is a difficult task. The Information Techn...

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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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Are Your Cells on a Star Athlete Diet?

Everyone needs a balanced diet to stay healthy. As an extreme example, professional athletes require a scientifically constructed diet to achieve peak performance, along with a scientifically designed...

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Leading the Way to Learning

Life is a beautiful continuity no matter what obstacles it throws at us, we keep going. Science keeps evolving and we find innovative solutions to everyday challenges through those smaller or larger s...

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Virtual 2020

As 2020 draws to a close it is a good time to reflect on what has probably been the strangest year that most of us have ever experienced. The word ‘unprecedented’ has been worn out by overuse and the ...

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Is the Multi-Attribute Method (MAM) the next big thing?

The history of medical science is full of exciting technological advances. From antibiotics deemed “wonder drugs” in 1929 to the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 19...

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What are nitrosamines and why should I care?

With one massive, global health concern on everyone’s mind these days, it’s easy to forget that other problems haven’t gone away and may even be just as important or becoming even more critical. They’...

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Immunoassay or LC-MS?

It has been three years since I wrote on the subject or whether LC or LC-MS could ever replace immunoassays; this is the Analyte Guru article and a longer review published in the Journal of Bioanalysi...

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Warning! Fucose Matters

I would like to talk about fucose.‘Fucose…is that the red triangle1?’ is a question commonly asked by colleagues who are either advocates of the Oxford notation2 system, or less informed about the joy...

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Lessons as a New Homeowner

As a new homeowner I’m quickly becoming accustomed to the laundry list of To Dos around the house. While drywall and electrical work are new territory for me, there are so many parallels between home ...

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The Trimmings You Don’t Want with Your Turkey

Especially over the holiday season, it is often taken for granted that consumers can go to their local supermarket and easily fill their baskets with a broad range of meat, poultry, fish and dairy pro...

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A Toolbox for Biopharmaceuticals

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s been another exciting year in the area of biopharmaceuticals. We’ve seen further success from immunotherapy based approaches, new biopharmaceuticals have come to market ...

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Building Immunity with the Right Tools

Worldwide, researchers are searching for ways to boost the immune system’s ability to fight cancer; one such way is by developing novel therapeutics within the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industr...

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Five Additional Pharmaceutical Impurity Questions

Over the past two months, and during our recent pharmaceutical impurity workshop in Switzerland with LGC Standards, we’ve been asked some additional questions related to pharmaceutical impurities. In ...

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Meeting the Biotin Challenge with Mass Spectrometry

Nowadays, people are using a lot of nutritional and dietary supplements. Influence from social media, high drug prices, and the burden of hectic lifestyles are compelling consumers to try supplements ...

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Top Four Questions about Pharmaceutical Impurities

Over the past year, myself and Dr. Christian Zeine of LGC, have been engaging with scientists involved in the analysis of pharmaceutical impurities. During this time, there have been some questions th...

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Which Mass Spectrometer Is the Best?

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me which mass spectrometer was the best or which one to buy in a particular situation, I could probably afford to buy a high-end mass spectrometry system...

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