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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Calorimetry: Getting the Winning Combination

    Calorimetry: Getting the Winning Combination

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007
    Technical Article
    Ed Sullivan
    Ultrasensitive calorimetric instruments for measuring very small heats of reaction at constant temperature (isothermal titration calorimetry [ITC]) and small heat effects induced by temperature (... read more
  • Stability of Salicylic Acid and Magnesium Stearate by DSC

    Stability of Salicylic Acid and Magnesium Stearate by DSC

    Saturday, April 01, 2006
    Application Note
    Steven Sauerbrunn, Lloyd MacPherson
    The first step in developing effective pharmaceutical formulations is the discovery of the active agent. read more
  • A Multifrequency Temperature-Modulated Technique For DSC

    A Multifrequency Temperature-Modulated Technique For DSC

    Sunday, January 01, 2006
    Application Note
    Markus Schubnell, Christoph Heitz, Thomas Hütter, Steven Sauerbrunn, Juergen E.K. Schawe
    In conventional differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), a sample is subjected to a temperature program with a constant heating rate. As a result, the DSC instrument delivers an output signal, which, ... read more
  • A High-Sensitivity Sensor for DSC

    A High-Sensitivity Sensor for DSC

    Friday, August 05, 2005
    Application Note
    Rudolf Riesen, Blaine Weddle
    A dramatic increase in sensitivity at low signal noise without a significant loss in signal resolution has been achieved with the HSS7 high-sensitivity sensor. read more
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