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Atomic absorption spectrometry provides mercury analysis in fish

Mercury contamination in fish is a worldwide problem. Here, Dr Andrew David Bowen and Hazel Dickson provide details of the reagents, sample preparation and instrument conditions needed to analyse low levels of it using atomic absorption...

Moisture content determination in samples

The TitraLab580 monoburette and TitraLab585 biburette Karl Fischer Titration Workstations provide efficient moisture content determination in quality control samples.

Calibration of autoclaves helps remove uncertainties

Why bother with calibration and performance qualification testing of autoclaves? Peter Melling explains why, in this litigious age, it is worth the bother.

Overcoming daunting business challenges of a LIMS migration

To migrate or not to migrate? That is the question every laboratory information management system (LIMS) system administrator must face at some time or another.

Analysis helps to determine water content in hair samples

Jonathan Bruce looks at a technique developed for the analysis of water in hair.

LC/MS detection: powerful tool for organic compound analysis

Diab Elmashni outlines the advantages of liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry detection.

Validating laser diffraction particle sizing methods to maintain integrity

When undertaking particle size measurements it is important to validate the analysis method to ascertain both its robustness and integrity. Steve Ward-Smith and Alan Rawle review the steps that should be taken when validating laser...

Validation of thin-layer limit tests in pharmaceutical analysis

Two guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) contain standardised terminology, a verified model of requirements for the validation of analytical procedures, and guidelines concerning the practical aspects of...

Software tools increasingly used in designing food processing products

As consumer fashion today demands ever more new food products, software will play a greater part in food design. Eric Russell reports on the increasing use of computer aided design and finite element analysis.

ICP-OES allows for sensitive analysis of organic samples

Dirk Ardelt, George Glavin, Sergej Leikin and Henk Visser look at the use of inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy and the potential difficulties in its use in analysing organic samples.

MALDI-TOF spectrometers have now become the instrument of choice

Eric Russell looks at the increasing use of MALDI-TOFspectrometers in the laboratory environment and are nowthe instruments of choice for the analysis of proteins,peptides, oligonucleotides and synthetic polymers.

A brief guide to quantitative analysis of electrophoresis gels

Dr Paul N Goulding discusses some of the important aspects of getting anumbers from pictures' ­ that is quantitative gel analysis.

Determine oxidative stability of oils and fats based on AOCS Cd 12b-92

In order to assess the quality of edible oils and fats and to check their storage properties one often needs a test that determines the stability of the products at short notice and requires a minimum of work. Werner Schneider reports.

A worthwhile procedure for bread volume measurement

All over the world, test baking is the most common procedure followed by mills for determining the baking quality of their flour. Test baking is also the method used by bakeries in their quality control laboratories.

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Analysis of moisture content is critical to ensuring material quality

Moisture content analysis is a critical component of material quality and essentially a function of quality control in most production and laboratory facilities. From biological research organisations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, to food...

Nitrogen/protein determination validated by combustion method

How recent advances in the combustion method have made it perfectly suitable to cope effortlessly with the wide array of food safety laboratory requirements.

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