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Getting more out of Mass Spec

Large mass spectral data bases containing several hundred thousand spectra are commercially available. Most search algorithms rank the spectra found in a database.

Protective gas adds a new twist to extended shelf life of liquid food

The liquid food industry is offered a new concept for extended product shelf life and a new packaging solution that has proved successful in Europe, Russia and China.

Screening honey to keep it pure from antibiotic residues

No antibiotic residues are permitted in honey and in order to meet legislative requirements, industry, authorities and research laboratories need rapid and sensitive screening methods for the detection of drug residues. Terry McGrath...

Sensitive drug discovery

Dynamic light scattering (DLS) technologies are evolving as critical automated tools in drug discovery because it is non-invasive,...

Digital imaging system for thin-layer chromatography

Dr Matthias Loppacher looks at a solution especially dedicated to thin-layer chromatography image analysis.

LC/MS detection: powerful tool for organic compound analysis

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

Breakthrough in TLC chromatogram development

Dr Matthias Loppacher looks at a thin-layer chromatography solution to control environmental factors to a level where reproducible and standardised results can be achieved.

Analysts increasingly turn to gel permeation chromatography

Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) measures the molecular weight distribution of polymers.

Manufacturers show increasing concern for our wellbeing

While the main interest of the food ingredient industry is, naturally, in improving their businesses, there is a great social benefit in a population that looks after its own general health, which must take a considerable workload off its...

"Focus on food poisoning, seed selection, diet and productivity"

In the UK, scientists are using the beneficial bacteria known as probiotics to destroy food poisoning bacteria in poultry before it enters the food chain.

Mass spectrometry efficiency rises

A new software package that raises the efficiency of mass spectrometry is now available from Autoscribe.

Integrated instrument for gel permeation chromatography

Gel permeation chromatography is a well-developed technique for determining the molecular weight distribution of polymers. Dr Greg Saunders reports.

Complex peptide mixture analysis through ion trap mass spectrometer

Traditionally, rapid identification of low abundance proteins in complex mixtures has utilised three-dimensional (3D) quadrupole ion trap spectrometry systems.

Demand for high speed analysis drives clinical lab developments

Every year consulting company Frost & Sullivan (F&S) presents its technology leadership award to the company that has pioneered and steered technological advances in its industry with cutting-edge products and concepts.

Greener and cleaner fuels through evaporative light scattering detection

The use of evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) within in the field of HPLC is continuously growing, due to its universal nature.

Immobilisation helps broaden extended choice of solvents

Tong Zhang and Pilar Franco examine extended solvent versatility of immobilised polysaccharide-derived chiral stationary phases for the separation of enantiomers by chromatography.

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...

Overcoming the complexity of monitoring natural produce

As consumers become more concerned with quality, the amount of research is increasing into product authenticity to assure buyers that beverages contain the ingredients they are expecting. Eric Russell reports.

Determination of B-vitamin concentrations in supplements

The rapidly increasing usage of vitamins as supplements in foods has created a need to minimise the turnaround time of testing. Lennart Wahlström reports.

New methods help detect veterinary chemicals in food

Lennart Wahlström looks at a reliable method for the screening of veterinary drug residues.

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