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The Twelve Days of Ion Chromatography (IC)

Sing along to "The 12 Days of Christmas" On the first day of Christmas my IC expert sent to me: One eluent water polisher On the second day of Christmas my IC expert sent to me: Two EGCs (eluent gener...

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Festive Deals for Your Chromatography Consumables

Did someone say Christmas? Aside from presents, delicious food and fairy lights, why not treat your lab with all your chromatography essentials for a great price ahead of the new year? Our big end-of-...

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When Smoky Wines Don’t Taste Good!

Many people like a certain flavor of smokiness in food and alcoholic beverages, and certain types of wines aged in toasted oak barrels are appreciated for their smoky notes. However, the sensation is ...

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The Chemistry of Winemaking: How SPME Can Help

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and...

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Something Big Is Going to Happen

Do you ever daydream about a surprise birthday party your lab colleagues might organise for you? A secret party that you are completely oblivious to and don’t even notice the subtle hints of confetti ...

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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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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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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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Synthetic Urine, A Clean Catch?

With the opioid crisis raging and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in nine US states and the District of Colombia, the concerns about clean drug tests are on the rise. While urine remains the...

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GC-MS Can Tell If You Are a Choc-a-holic

Recently we had the opportunity to collaborate with a major lab in Germany that specializes in analyzing urines for drugs of abuse. The lead pharmacist there showed me her lab and explained in detail ...

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When You Start Dreading the Weekend

It’s that dreaded time of the year where I start to NOT look forward to weekends. Given that it is the only time I have to do my taxes, I’m sure you understand why. I can usually fight through reading...

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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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