The Column-10-08-2019

Incognito navigates the potentially precarious path to a successful relationship with a contract research organization (CRO).

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Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is an important method for determining both dose and optimal effective level of a drug in the blood, preventing side effects such as kidney damage. Using the antibiotic classes aminoglycoside and vancomycin as examples, an analysis method is presented that combines fully automated sample preparation with ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography–triple quadrupole-mass spectrometry (UHPLC–TQMS).

The 9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2019) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 5–8 November 2019. This preview offers a glimpse of what to expect at the conference.

As I receive reports from clients in Europe and the United States that helium prices are once again increasing, and warnings are being given regarding yet another laboratory-grade helium shortage, my thoughts turn once again to the use of hydrogen as an alternative carrier-gas for gas chromatography (GC).

The accuracy of a measurement describes how close the measured result is to the true value. Accuracy is influenced by systematic errors, which are difficult to detect even for experienced scientists.

Knauer Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH has joined the European Union Funded IMPRESS research programme, whose goal is to advance the sustainable production of raw chemistry materials.

News
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October 08, 2019

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Cedars-Sinai have announced a collaboration to develop a pathway to precision medicine through the development of robust, reliable, and sensitive LC–MS-based workflows for clinical research applications.

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new method for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants using UHPLC–MS.

Markes International Ltd were officially awarded two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in September 2019.

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October 02, 2019

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