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  • Sample Prep for LC, GC, and SFC at Pittcon® 2013

    Sample Prep for LC, GC, and SFC at Pittcon® 2013

    Friday, May 10, 2013
    Technical Article
    Robert L. Stevenson
    At Pittcon® 2013, sample prep stood out as a major focus, perhaps because of the few advances in chromatography instrumentation. In addition, some sample preparation is spilling over into other ... read more
  • Automated Botulinum Neurotoxin Detection

    Automated Botulinum Neurotoxin Detection

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Technical Article
    Karine Bagramyan, Aneela Reddy, Dobrin Nedelkov, Markus Kalkum
    Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) is undoubtedly the most potent biological toxin known. Intravenously injected it could paralyze and kill a human being at a dose of just 1.2 ng BoNT per kg body weight. read more
  • Focus on Liquid Handling and 3-D Imaging at SLAS 2013

    Focus on Liquid Handling and 3-D Imaging at SLAS 2013

    Friday, February 08, 2013
    Technical Article
    Robert L. Stevenson
    Most commonly, laboratory automation involves a few hundred wells run for a specific purpose. SLAS 2013, the meeting of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, was held at the Gaylord ... read more
  • Second-Generation Expanded Bed Adsorption Scales from Lab to Plant

    Second-Generation Expanded Bed Adsorption Scales from Lab to Plant

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Application Note
    Robert L. Stevenson
    Expanded bed adsorption (EBA) was introduced in 1999 with adsorbents that were used for pressure-driven packed beds. These had densities in the range of 1.1–1.5 g/mL, which was not much higher than ... read more
  • Automated On-Line Extraction and Analysis of Dried Blood Spot Cards

    Automated On-Line Extraction and Analysis of Dried Blood Spot Cards

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Application Note
    Lester Taylor, Na Pi Parra, Doug McIntyre
    The use of dried blood spot cards for screening neonates for metabolic and genetic disorders was conceived and proposed almost 50 years ago. Since then, newborns in many countries have had their ... read more
  • Reducing DNA Sample Backlogs and Protecting Chain-of-Custody in the Forensic Laboratory

    Reducing DNA Sample Backlogs and Protecting Chain-of-Custody in the Forensic Laboratory

    Monday, December 24, 2012
    Technical Article
    Laurent Baron, Bobby Chavli, Lois Tack, Annette Summers
    For years, forensic laboratories in the U.S. have struggled to reduce DNA sample processing backlogs and human errors, both of which hinder timely and reliable criminal convictions. read more
  • Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Monday, February 06, 2012
    Technical Article
    Caitlin Smith
    Sample preparation is an important component for analysis in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/ultra high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC). This article outlines commonly used ... read more
  • Effect of PBS Solutions on Chemokine Secretion of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

    Effect of PBS Solutions on Chemokine Secretion of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

    Friday, January 28, 2011
    Technical Article
    Michael Lichtenauer, Stefanie Nickl, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Andreas Mangold, Andreas Mitterbauer, Stefan Hacker, Matthias Zimmermann, Hendrik Jan Ankersmit
    Phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), a buffer solution commonly used in many biological research fields, contains monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, and dibasic sodium phosphate. read more
  • Automatable Processes and Future Directions in Dried Blood Spot Analysis

    Automatable Processes and Future Directions in Dried Blood Spot Analysis

    Friday, October 01, 2010
    Technical Article
    Chester Bowen
    The application of dried blood spots (DBS) for the storage, shipment, and quantification of xenobiotics has been gaining popularity in recent years. The invention of this technology can be attributed ... read more
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