The Column-08-22-2011

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The National Cancer Center, situated in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and Shimadzu have reached a comprehensive collaborative research agreement that, it is hoped, will lead to the development of internationally leading, high-level, cutting-edge medical technologies that contribute to the suppression of cancer and the promotion of human health.

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August 30, 2011

The Pittcon Programme Committee has announced that Dr R. Graham Cooks, Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor, Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University, Illinois, US, will deliver the Pittcon 2012 Plenary Lecture, titled ?Ambient Ionization and Mini Mass Spectrometers: In-situ MS for Everyone?.

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August 25, 2011

Concerns over the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in reusable plastic bottles has led to changes in the food and beverages industry, and a move to materials that are supposed to be BPA-free. A recent study has investigated these materials; confirming those that offer a safe alternative.

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August 23, 2011

Dr Judit Villen of the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, has been presented with the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 2011 Research Award.

Until recently, a promising solution to couple capillary electrophoresis to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry has only been available to a small group of experts.

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August 22, 2011

Incognito lets us into the world of buyers and sellers and reveals some of the problems that he has encountered on both sides of the fence.

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Water monitoring and analysis is a huge and diverse market that involves a wide range of instrument technologies in varying configurations.

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Polymers are sensitive molecules. Depending on the polymer architecture or copolymer composition, it is possible to have bonds present along the polymer chain that can easily be broken.