The Column-08-06-2010

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August 19, 2010

A study published in PLoS ONE has provided the most comprehensive protein profile of cerebrospinal fluid to date, using liquid chromatography to identify 2630 proteins, nearly three times the number previously identified.

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August 17, 2010

LGC is to extend its hair drug analysis services in Europe, following an agreement to market a hair test from drug testing company, Psychemedics.

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August 12, 2010

The 15th Desty Memorial Lecture for Innovation In Separation Science is set to take place on 6 October at the Royal Institution in London, UK.

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August 10, 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that its global Food Safety Response Centre in Dreieich, Germany, has developed two new analytical screening methods in response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In continuous flow analysis (CFA), a sample is injected into a flowing carrier solution passing rapidly through small-bore tubing. The sample is mixed with a reagent, which reacts with the sample to develop a colour and determine the sample concentration. The use of carefully controlled flow conditions ensures that the colour development reaction is reproducible, so that the colour measurement need not wait until the reaction has gone to completion.

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Characterizing biologics through chromatographic analysis.

The analysis of clozapine and norclozapine in plasma using automated on-line sample preparation and LC–MS/MS