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The Future Is Gene Therapy

Gene therapy was once an experimental technique and an object of dreams, using the concept of faulty gene replacement to reprogram the body to fix itself and cure disease. However, this is no longer a...

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What Have Acclaim LC Columns Done for You?

“A new product line?” That was the surprise statement heard around the world when Dionex introduced the first Acclaim HPLC columns 20 years ago, on 10 July, 2001 (later to become the Thermo Scientific...

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Innovation Summit Call for Abstracts Extended to 31 July

The deadline for oral and poster presentation submission for the Innovation Summit has been extended to 31 July to allow you more time to share with us and your colleagues what YOU'VE been doing. In S...

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Enzyme Assay Analysis – What Are My Method Choices?

Enzymes are a special kind of protein found in cells of living organisms. They’re made up of long chains of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. No two types of enzymes have the same amino acid...

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It’s a Disaster! But Does it Have to be for Your Lab?

It’s something you don’t want to think about but may happen nevertheless – a disastrous event risking continuous laboratory operations. As business processes depend on the data generated in the labora...

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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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Why Vaccine Developers Need Charged Aerosol Detectors

Do you really know what is in your vaccine? Liquid chromatography is ideal for analyzing and assessing the stability of complex mixtures like vaccine formulations made from a diverse pool of ingredien...

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Is Battery Technology Just All About Lithium?

As countries across the world accelerate their efforts to move away from fossil fuels, lithium ion batteries have rapidly become established as a key component in the drive to greener energy alternati...

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A Closer Look into Microplastics

Courtesy of IS-X.Why is plastic — having a lifespan of several hundred years or more — widely used for disposable tools and containers? This is a paradoxical question that is hard to answer, but it pr...

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Is Automating Sample Preparation Just About Convenience?

Almost every modern-day method uses recent technology in instrumentation for the detection and quantification of whatever analyte or analytes are of interest. The benefits of today’s systems are very ...

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5 Ways to Become a Nitrosamine Ninja

More than just trace analysis For effective ultra-trace analysis of nitrosamines in pharmaceuticals you need more than Ninja Stars and Katanas! Your arsenal should include advanced weaponry, including...

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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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Start Making Pore Decisions

During my time of pandemic shelter-in-place, like many others I turned to online streaming for distraction. In my search for programs, I found intense fascination with baking competitions. Captivated ...

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And Then There Was Light …

This week, I had to carry out a task I rarely need to do these days. One of the lamps in the ceiling light blew when I was preparing the coffee maker for its daily service. While searching unsuccessfu...

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