LCGC North America-05-01-2016

Put yourself in their spot: How would you tackle analyzing a bag of gummy bears that showed up on your lab bench? Here, we offer some insights from the very capable finalists at The Conference on Small Molecule Science (CoSMoS), which was held in August 2015 in San Diego, California.

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LC Troubleshooting

May 01, 2016

Understanding how liquid chromatographic pumps operate can help streamline solving pump problems.

Whole blood analysis is an emerging trend in the field of bioanalysis. We developed a fast and simple protocol to extract and analyze a peptide, hepcidin, from whole blood. Sampling and extraction were carried out using volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS), a novel blood collection device that allows the sampling of a known blood volume independently from hematocrit. The composition of the extraction medium was optimized using an experimental design to get the most intense signal of hepcidin, considering different organic solvents and acidic additives.

Guest Opinion Piece
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May 01, 2016

A commentary on maintaining and growing technical competencies and the effort that is required.

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GC Connections

May 01, 2016

John Hinshaw presents his annual review of new developments in the field of gas chromatography seen at Pittcon and other venues in the past 12 months.

The Essentials
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May 01, 2016

Tips and tricks to get the most from your UHPLC system

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This yearly report on new products introduced at Pittcon or in the preceding year covers sample preparation instruments.

Special Features
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May 01, 2016

The SFC conference tackled theory, economics, scale-up, and more.

A look at the inspirations and future plans of a leading young scientist.

Issue PDF
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May 01, 2016

Click the title above to open the LCGC North America May 2016 regular issue, Vol 34 No 5, in an interactive PDF format.