The Column-03-07-2012

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Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) are used in a variety of commercial products worldwide, however, little is known about their environmental and health impacts.

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March 12, 2012

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a faster method for detecting infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

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March 12, 2012

Miniaturized gas chromatography (GC) technology has matured further by the development of arrays of nanoelectromechanical sensors (NEMS) on a large scale.

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March 12, 2012

A team of scientists has solved a series of mysterious deaths in southwestern China?s Yunnan province

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March 07, 2012

Although the Indian economy has garnered world attention with its importance in the IT and service sectors, the country has recently become far more prominent in industries that are strong sources of demand for analytical instrumentation. Foremost among these are the country?s life science industries including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, contract research organizations and the public sector comprised of academia and government.

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March 07, 2012

Incognito asks how 'fit for purpose' are your system suitability tests?

The two year international project "Preparation of active packaging with antioxidant and antimicrobial activity based on astaxanthin and chitosan",1 which started in 2009, was funded by FONCYCIT (Fund for International Cooperation of Science and Technology between the European Union and Mexico).