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  • Improving the Crystallization Process for Optimal  Drug Development

    Improving the Crystallization Process for Optimal Drug Development

    Friday, March 28, 2014
    Application Note
    Michael Collazo, Soheila Vaezeslami, Sarah Burl
    Macromolecular X-ray crystallography is an important and powerful technique in drug discovery. Studying the specific interactions of a particular drug with its protein target at the atomic level can ... read more
  • What’s New in Optical Spectroscopy at Pittcon® 2013?

    What’s New in Optical Spectroscopy at Pittcon® 2013?

    Friday, May 10, 2013
    Technical Article
    Mark Fisher
    Soon after the first spectrophotometer was built, the challenge of improving it began. How could we make spectrophotometers better? Could we make them smaller, faster, or perhaps improve the ... read more
  • 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
  • Recent Developments in Sulfur Analysis

    Recent Developments in Sulfur Analysis

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Application Note
    Scott Fess
    Environmental concerns to limit and minimize sulfur in crude oil and petroleum fuels are continuing to spread to many regions of the world, requiring new standard test methods and modern ... read more
  • Neutron Crystallography Contributes to Drug Design

    Neutron Crystallography Contributes to Drug Design

    Monday, January 07, 2013
    Technical Article
    Zoe Fisher
    Carbonic anhydrases are a large group of enzymes that are expressed in humans. Carbonic anhydrase (CA) catalyzes the reversible hydration of CO2 to make bicarbonate and a proton. As such, this enzyme ... read more
  • Pittcon® 2012 Roundup of Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

    Pittcon® 2012 Roundup of Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

    Monday, May 07, 2012
    Technical Article
    Jeffrey M. Perkel
    This past March, some 15,754 people from 90 countries descended on Orlando, Florida, for the annual Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon®). 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
  • 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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