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How Not to Waste an Entire Day – Even in Research

Recently, I was applying for a visa to visit India. I had two options – either I walk my application into the San Francisco Indian Embassy or I could mail in my application and my passport. The number...

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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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Rapid Automated Peptide Mapping

The growth of bio–therapeutics has occurred mainly due to the greater success rates within the clinical trials phase of drug development. This means that more drugs are being brought to market. Due to...

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Trends in Biopharmaceutical Characterisation

I’m writing this article following a day at NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training) in Dublin, Ireland attending the Thermo Fisher Scientific Biopharma Summit. NIBRT and The...

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Better safe than sorry!

Being the youngest and only girl in the family has meant that I’ve provided my dad with that little extra level of worry. My dad is a cautious soul; especially when it comes to his children and their ...

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What’s faster? Digesting a protein, or reading this blog?

When it comes to biotherapeutic protein digestion for peptide mapping or large molecule bioanalysis you’ve got a terribly difficult choice: Lengthy, cumbersome and error prone in-solution digestion, O...

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Finding HOPE Using Peptide Mapping?

On a rainy winter’s day in Boston, MA, we took a journey in biotherapeutic peptide mapping with Guilong Charles Cheng of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Join us on this journey and discover how advancem...

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Can Protein Digestion Really Be 3 Simple Steps?

Until recently we used a 2-day protocol to characterize proteins, but now with the new immobilized trypsin kit we’re down to 1 hour for large protein such as Immunoglobulin G (IgG).Find out more and w...

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Since I can remember I’ve always had a thing about collecting maps. I have folders full of free ones detailing places from childhood holidays, road atlases covering a large proportion of the globe, ol...

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A Brief History of and Guide to Peptide Mapping

I finished my PhD and began my career as an R&D scientist at the start of the millennium, when proteomics was in its infancy. In those days, peptide mapping was all the rage as researchers looked to b...

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Ahoy! Do I Need Satellite Navigation for my Peptide Map?

My colleague Karen Thorsen’s recent blog post about super-fast protein digestion (link to blog post) got me thinking about the peptide mapping process, how hard it is, and how it could be made easier....

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