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HPLC Basics: What You Should Know

You would be hard-pressed not to find a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instrument in today’s analytical laboratory, given its critical role in a range of fields, from pharmaceutical to ...

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Going Underground for World Water Day 2022

The 2022 theme of World Water Day (March 22) is Groundwater - making the invisible, visible. Why is this important? It is estimated there is over a thousand times more water in the ground than on the ...

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Don’t Get Lost in Your HPLC Method Development

HPLC method development is a bit like trying to solve a maze. The goal – the cheese, if you will – is to develop a method that provides adequate resolution, sensitivity, robustness and throughput. Sou...

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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 ...

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The Role of HPLC in Metabolomics

Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics is frequently coupled to a diverse range of chromatographic techniques such as liquid chromatography (LC), ion chromatography (IC), and gas chromatography (GC).I r...

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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 Finite Lab

We all accept that modern research life requires us to balance creativity with maximizing the return on investment of our instrumentation. In fact, both these demands continue to grow, and at a certai...

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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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How to Stop Your Mass Spectrometer Procrastination

If 10 years ago you told me I would be writing an article about avoiding procrastination I would have laughed as I thought I was a procrastinator myself. I have come to realise that it wasn’t ‘true’ p...

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