The Column-10-08-2019

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Automating Analysis of Antibiotics in Blood

October 08, 2019

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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 LCGC Blog: Is Hydrogen the Only Viable Gas Chromatography Carrier Gas for the Long-Term?

October 08, 2019

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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).

Knauer Joins Industrial Sustainability Research Project

October 08, 2019

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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.

Thermo and Cedar-Sinai Announce Collaboration

October 08, 2019

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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.

Improving Food Quality Control Using UHPLC–MS

October 08, 2019

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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.

Vol 15 No 10 The Column October 2019 Europe & Asia PDF

October 02, 2019

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Click the title above to open The Column October 2019 Europe & Asia issue, Volume 15, Number 10, in an interactive PDF format.

Vol 15 No 10 The Column October 2019 North American PDF

October 02, 2019

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Click the title above to open The Column October 2019 North American issue, Volume 15, Number 10, in an interactive PDF format.