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  • Awarding Innovation: The Pittcon® 2013 Editors’ Awards

    Awarding Innovation: The Pittcon® 2013 Editors’ Awards

    Friday, May 10, 2013
    Technical Article
    Marian Nardozzi
    Pittcon® offers many different award ceremonies for outstanding scientific achievement to members of the scientific community; however, there is only one award for innovations in instrumentation. The... read more
  • Microscopy + Spectroscopy: Pittcon® 2013 Celebrates the Power of Two

    Microscopy + Spectroscopy: Pittcon® 2013 Celebrates the Power of Two

    Thursday, March 07, 2013
    Technical Article
    Barbara Foster
    The year 2013 celebrates a new benchmark for imaging at Pittcon®. Historically, Pittcon has not been considered an imaging meeting, despite the fact that a review of Pittcon 2012 statistics revealed ... 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, Ph.D.
    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, Ph.D.
    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
  • 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
  • New Products at Pittcon® 2011

    New Products at Pittcon® 2011

    Thursday, March 10, 2011
    Application Note
    Jeanely Hunt, MS, MBA
    The following includes some of the latest advances in laboratory instrumentation debuting at Pittcon® 2011. 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
  • Image-Based Cell Analysis in Microplates

    Image-Based Cell Analysis in Microplates

    Friday, January 23, 2009
    Application Note
    Valerie Vincent
    Robert Hooke, a pioneer of microscope illumination techniques, looked through his compound microscope in 1665 and made the first image-based analysis of cells. read more
  • Miniaturized FTIR for Maximized Productivity

    Miniaturized FTIR for Maximized Productivity

    Tuesday, March 01, 2005
    Application Note
    Ken Fredeen, John S. Seelenbinder, Mark L. Norman
    In today’s fast-paced business environment, many companies are under pressure to improve their productivity. This is especially true in the pharmaceutical industry, where reducing time-to-market ... read more
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