Bryan Vining from SGS Environmental Service (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA) reveals some of the cutting-edge research his team has performed involving dioxin analysis, and proposes some future possibilities for the direction of this field.
Stereoisomers of chiral compounds - two different forms (isomers) that are identical in composition but are non‑superimposable mirror images of one another - can have dramatically different effects in the human body making it important to ensure the purity of enantiomeric mixtures produced in drug development.
Gyula Vigh, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and inaugural holder of the Gradipore Chair in Separation Science at Texas A&M, has been awarded the Arnold O. Beckman Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in the field of electrodriven separation techniques sponsored by Sciex Separations, a division of AB Sciex (Massachusetts, USA).
VWR, a global distributor of analytical products headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, has announced its acquisition of the analytical instrumentation manufacturer Hichrom Limited based in Berkshire, UK.
Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada have developed a novel approach using digital microfluidics to analyze multiple steroid hormones in small tissue samples (1–10 mg) collected using core-needle biopsy (CNB) sampling.