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Changed Drug Behavior Under COVID-19

Situation before COVID-19 [caption id="attachment_22833" align="alignright" width="512"] Number and categories of new psychoactive substances reported to the EU Early Warning System for the first time...

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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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Exploring the Limits of Ion Chromatography Simplicity

Many labs purchase chromatography systems to just get today’s job done as efficiently as possible. This is quite understandable given the environment we work in and with all the challenges a modern la...

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Forams for Future

Fridays for Future we all know. But what about forams for future, and what are these?mHUmaTo understand how our planet reacts to the increasing amounts of CO2 that we put into the atmosphere, geologis...

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A Brief History of Why We Disinfect Water

Water is nature’s greatest resource, and clean water is the giver of life and ultimately is the reason we exist on this spinning rock in the sky we call Earth.As we exist now, there are robust procedu...

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It’s simple, don’t make it complex!

A little spark in my brain took me back to school when my Maths teacher said, "Here is a pencil and a piece of paper - can you draw a circle with a dot in the middle without taking the pencil off the ...

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The Transformative Power of an Upgrade

I recently purchased a house and moving into a new space gave me an opportunity to evaluate some of my everyday activities. The move introduced me to major appliances that had features that I had prev...

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How To Build Your Vanquish HPLC or UHPLC From Scratch

Confused about what HPLC components you need? This guide will teach you how to easily build your HPLC system and request a quote in just a few clicks with the new system configurator tool. As a scient...

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Celebrating Pi Day Chromatography Style

What’s the one true gift pi-electrons give we can celebrate as chromatographers? Color, or in chemistry talk, chromophores. Pi day is one of the few holidays that unites us self-proclaimed nerds aroun...

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An ICP-MS Expedition Through the Elements – Part 4

Hello once again to those of you who joined my previous ICP-MS expeditions through Group 1, Group 2 and Groups 3 and 4 of the Periodic Table, and welcome to those of you who have only just joined me o...

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Mass Spec Goes Mainstream

High-performance biopharmaceutical characterization for everyone!I’ve just recently celebrated five years in my current role here at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Wow, where did those years go? I love wha...

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Automated Wet Chemical Analysis: Top Six Wine Spoilers

Wine is a product which dynamically evolves throughout the entire production process, starting from the grape harvest, fermentation process to bottling. Correct maturation of the grapes and management...

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Are You Missing Analytes in Your Liquid Chromatography?

I’m sure that is a question that many cannot answer. How do you know if you are missing analytes if you’ve never detected them previously? I am confident, though, that most would wish to have the conf...

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The missing link!

The normal tendency for any analyst is to stay in their comfort zone with HPLC techniques. Sometimes this works, but often not! I see reverse-phase columns forced into application areas which they are...

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