The Column-08-22-2016

The Column
Cover Story

August 22, 2016

The future of biological and clinical research will depend on technological innovations and cross discipline co-operation as science seeks a deeper understanding of increasingly complex biological systems. The 2016 recipient of the AES Mid-Career Award, Amy Herr, and her team at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, have explored these areas using a combination of chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering with strong foundations in biology, material science, and analytical chemistry to innovate new microfluidic analytical technology. She recently spoke to LCGC about this work.

Eurofins Scientific has announced the acquisition of Agfirst Bay of Plenty, a fruit maturity testing laboratory in New Zealand. Agfirst Bay of Plenty provides independent kiwifruit maturation sampling and testing services across two facilities in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.

News
The Column

August 22, 2016

Activated Research Company (ARC), producers of the Polyarc reactor, has announced a new partnership with Wasson-ECE to bring the system to the international market for the first time.

Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified the source of toxic emissions within electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) using headspace gas chromatography in tandem with mass spectrometry (HS-GC–MS) and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).

The Column
Features

August 22, 2016

Incognito ruminates on the woes associated with connecting liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) columns correctly, and ponders a future where everything is connecting differently.

Fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC): two liquid chromatographic methods in direct comparison. This article discusses the differences between the two techniques with particular emphasis on the requirements of their respective analytes.

The International Symposium on GPC/SEC and Related Techniques will be held at the Novotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 27–29 September 2016.

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