clean room reaction monitoring

A Camspec M400PC diode-array fibre-optic spectrophotometer is helping NanoMagnetics develop new technology in the field of magnetic storage devices.

Ultrasonic spectroscopy moves into laboratory for dynamic monitoring

Ultrasonic spectroscopy is all set to become a routine analytical technique in the laboratory. It provides a non-destructive way to measure the properties of materials, using sound waves rather than the more usual electromagnetic waves. As...

Enhanced microbial identification

To complement the existing databases of the MicroStation system, Oxoid has introduced two new MicroLog database products to the UK.

Computerised control of optical components

The analy-SIS bx and ix control modules are an asset to support microscopy on the BX61 and IX 81.

novel compound for cycle cell disease

Structural Bioinformatics Inc(SBI) has developed a non-covalent small-molecule compound that inhibits the polymerisation of sickle cell disease-related hemoglobin in laboratory tests.

Online logistics delivery service helps speed up clinical trials

Sally Bullock reports on an innovative web-based delivery service aimed at speeding up the time-consuming and expensive process of clinical trials.

How to control the problem of abumping' in centrifugal evaporators

Dr David Griffin looks at a common laboratory problem and how to control it.

Scientific translations

The life sciences and their applications in medicine and pharmacy have been expanding at a tremendous rate in the past few years.

Safety studies on the risks of chemicals will benefit everyone

Chemical safety has recently aroused a lot of debate. It is alarming that the effects of many chemicals on health and the environment are not yet known. The European Union has taken up this problem, and the objective of the current...

Clear-bottomed microplates

New technical literature is now available describing Porvair Science's range of Krystal clear-bottomed microplates.

Harmonisation gets approval for electronic technical data documents

The International Conference on Harmonisation has been working for more than a decade to help forge guidelines that reduce costs for the pharmaceutical industry and improve patient safety. Its latest offering is crucial to contract research...

Hybrid particle technologyand its use in HPLC

High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been a mainstay of the laboratory scientist for many years. However,there is a new chromatographic base material which is leadingto dramatic performance improvements, including an extended...

Evaporative light scattering detection: indicator of a mass response in LC work

Evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) has become well established in the field of liquid chromatography (LC), writes Jeanie Watkins.

New column technologies for HPLC and LC/MS

Thermo Hypersil-Keystone, manufacturer of Hypersil silica, has compiled its range of HPLC column designs and HPLC silica phases into a new catalogue.

Analytical solutions for bioproduct characterisation problems

The structural characterisation of biotechnology products presents a challenge for modern analytical techniques. In contrast to small molecule drugs, biopharmaceuticals can be extremely large, complex entities, often comprising of multiple...

Clear sample solutions in analysis of fruit and vegetable juice

Dr Achim Gessler looks at the problems associated with control and monitoring during the process analysis of fruit and vegetable juices.

Analytical HPLC chromatography offers improvements in productivity

Today the demands of separation devices are higher than ever before. Increasing productivity in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), through higher sample throughput and reduced analytical time, is one of the major challenges with...

Organic/inorganic solution for HPLC separation problems

High-efficiency silica-based packings have been used in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) since 1973. Over the past 27 years, says Sylvie Mamon, many improvements have been made to the technology of these packings.

Comparison of NIRS techniques to determine caffeine content in tea

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an analytical tool that is used in many different fields, and many applications have already been described in the areas of agriculture, foodstuffs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Here, Angela Schmidt,...

Quantitative assay of tablets by transmission FT-NIR spectroscopy

In the pharmaceutical industry quality control is one of the most time-consuming activities in the production workflow. Kent T Møller, Magnus Tolleshaug and Thomas W. Jensen report on the use of near infrared spectroscopy for quality...




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