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Mass spectroscopy applications speed up metabolite analysis

The drug discovery process will be more accurate and less expensive, and metabolite analysis much quicker as a result of two novel mass spectrometry applications. Sean Ottewell reports.



Productivity and speed are key to chromatography and spectroscopy

This year's Pittcon exhibition highlights that users are demanding ever more productivity and speed from their chromatography and spectroscopy investments.



Raman spectroscopy

Raman, a form of vibrational spectroscopy, much like infrared (IR) spectroscopy, can perform numerous functions in the pharmaceutical industry.



Modified cavity ring-down spectroscopy boosts analysis

Researchers in the USA have adapted conventional ring-down spectroscopy into a new technique called an optical frequency comb



Ultrasonic spectroscopy for high resolution formulation analysis

There is a new, non-destructive technique with enormous potential for analysing materials and formulations used by the pharmaceutical industry. Evgeny Kudryashov, Cormac Smyth, Breda O’Driscoll and Vitaly Buckin put the case for high resolution ultrasonic spectroscopy.



Adding extra functionality to high-res ultrasonic spectroscopy

High-resolution ultrasonic spectroscopy (HR-US) is a novel technique for non-destructive material analysis based on precision measurements of parameters (velocity and attenuation) of high-frequency sound waves, propagating through analysed samples.



Improved spectroscopy software

Ultrasonic Scientific Ltd launches new, enhanced customer-driven software, Smart Sound for its range of High-Resolution Ultrasonic Spectrometers (HR-US).



High-resolution ultrasonic spectroscopy for dairy analysis

Always an exciting technology, the uptake of ultrasonic spectroscopy has been hindered by its technical complexity and limited resolution. As Cormac Smyth, Breda O'Driscoll, Evgeny Kuryashov and Vitaly Buckin show, a new device has overcome these problems is finding applications in various dairy processes.



Sound out ultrasonic spectroscopy in the pharmaceutical processes

In the last issue of Elab, the principles behind ultrasonic spectroscopy were introduced. Here, Cormac Smyth,Evgeny Kudriashov, Breda O'Driscoll and Vitaly Buckintake a closer look at its practical applications.



New references assist validation in far ultra violet spectroscopy

John P Hammond reports on new certified reference materials for the determination of wavelength and photometric accuracy in far UV spectrophotometry.



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 Vitaly Buckin and Breda O'Driscoll show, it can also be used for monitoring the course of dynamic processes such as biochemical reactions.



Novel spectroscopy techniques will assure food authenticity

Raman spectroscopy is already finding uses in the food industry, but now a new research project in Wales aims to develop an updated version of the technology so that it can be used for tasks such as assuring food authenticity.



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 control analysis.



the emergence of portable spectroscopy

Thanks to the mass production of optical fibres, the development of low-cost detectors and optics, and the emergence of PCs, spectroscopy has expanded beyond the lab and into the field.

Small, inexpensive spectrometers make feasible applications that were previously cost prohibitive.




Modern trends in infrared spectroscopy

The utility of infrared (IR) spectroscopy in the analytical laboratory has been recognised for decades However, it is only over the past few years that developments in instrumentation and data processing have enabled the full potential of this technique to be realised Dr Simon Nunn reports on how this technique is now meeting the demands of modern quality control



Advances in spectroscopy: the Internet is changing everything

Since 1995 there has been explosive growth in the use of the Internet by the general public. The penetration of the Internet into society is also fundamentally changing the face of scientific, chemical and spectroscopic research. By James Duckworth and Chris Draves.



Morphologically directed Raman spectroscopy supports identification of particles in mixed populations

With the introduction of the Morphologi G3-ID system last year, Malvern Instruments is providing researchers with the ability to apply morphologically directed Raman spectroscopy to a range of different sample types.



OmniDriver spectroscopy platform updated


New features on Ocean Optics’ device driver software for high-speed data acquisition, spectral processing and data analysis



Thermo Fisher Scientific showcases rheological and spectroscopy instruments at AAPS 2012

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is featuring a combined FT-IR spectrometer/rheometer that provides a powerful analytical workstation for rapidly optimizing the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.



Advances in chromatography and spectroscopy

The best new releases focus on lower detection limits, better precision and improved productivity



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