The Column-07-05-2013

Market Profile: Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC)

A global lipid method has been developed using a charged aerosol detector that resolves and detects numerous classes of lipids in a single analysis. The method was used to characterize complex oil samples.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (California, USA) has announced an intended collaboration with the Newman-Lakka Institute for Personalized Cancer Care at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center (Massachusetts, USA).

Trajan Scientific and Medical (Victoria, Australia) has completed the acquisition of the chromatography and liquid handling businesses of SGE Analytical Science (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia).

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The use of UHPLC has triggered a remarkable increase in efficiency and throughput of LC and LC –MS methods. The fastest growing market segment in the pharmaceutical industry is biopharmaceuticals, with an increased interest in applying UHPLC to biopharmaceutical analysis.

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July 05, 2013

Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center (Philadelphia, USA) have developed a nano-technology sensor for the detection of melanoma.1

Compounds in honey key to activation of detoxification genes in honeybees Three scientists from the University of Illinois (Illinois, USA) have detected key compounds in honey using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) that can up-regulate detoxification genes.

Achieving a high quality sample separation is critical to the success of UHPLC analyses. Numerous practical factors must be considered to achieve this.