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  • Focus Sharpens on Miniature Optical Spectrometers at Pittcon®

    Focus Sharpens on Miniature Optical Spectrometers at Pittcon®

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Application Note
    Matt Wilkinson
    Optical spectroscopy often seems to be somewhat overlooked at Pittcon®, with much of the attention focusing on hyphenated technologies such as GC/MS or ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (... read more
  • Sample Processing at Pittcon® 2014

    Sample Processing at Pittcon® 2014

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Application Note
    Robert L. Stevenson
    The tenfold increase in speed for the analytics (GC, HPLC, and SFC [supercritical fluid chromatography], all with MS) over the last decade has shifted the choke point in many workflows from analytics ... read more
  • Pittcon® 2014 Editors’ Awards Acknowledge Innovations in Scientific Instrumentation

    Pittcon® 2014 Editors’ Awards Acknowledge Innovations in Scientific Instrumentation

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Technical Article
    Marian Nardozzi
    Pittcon®, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, is the premier venue for innovations, and the Pittcon Editors’ Awards are all about rewarding those types of ... read more
  • 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
  • How Solid-Phase Extraction Affects Challenges in Bioanalysis

    How Solid-Phase Extraction Affects Challenges in Bioanalysis

    Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    Application Note
    Mike Oliver, Tim Liddicoat, Ken Meadows
    Modern bioanalytical laboratories are tasked with providing high-quality analytical results from complex biological samples in a high-throughput environment. These needs have to be balanced with the ... 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
  • Product Intelligence: Solid Phase Extraction Systems

    Product Intelligence: Solid Phase Extraction Systems

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Technical Article
    Solid phase extraction, or SPE, is used to isolate pollutants in water and pesticides in food, isolate drugs in blood and tissue samples, and separate proteins from a mixture, among other applications... 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
  • 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
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