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Webinar: Bestimmung von Dioxinen und dioxinähnlichen PCBs mittels GC/QQQWebinar: Bestimmung von Dioxinen und dioxinähnlichen PCBs mittels GC/QQQ
Screen and Confirm Food Residues Confidently. Webinar Event for 'Food' Solutions.
Flow Chemistry from Milligrams to Metric TonsFlow Chemistry from Milligrams to Metric Tons
Scott May, Eli Lilly & Co, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 2014.

Market Reports
Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on label-free (LF) binding analysis carried out in July 2014. The study was initiated by HTStec as part of its regular (every 2 years) tracking of this life science marketplace. The questionnaire was compiled to address the needs and interests of the LF binding analysis vendor community.
Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
Infinity Research

TechNavio's report focuses on the US and has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Chromatography Resin Market by Application, Techniques & Type - Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography resin market is expected to grow at a decent pace during the coming decade driven by its increasing application in monoclonal antibody production and food analytics.
Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market by Types, Technology & End-users - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography accessories and consumables market demands significant investments in R&D in order to constantly come up with new and innovative products and technologies.
Food Diagnostics Systems Market, Consumables Market & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The food diagnostics market size is projected to increase with rising concerns over food quality and safety, and the implementation of stringent regulations on food safety and foodborne illness prevention.
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Biomarkers
RI Technologies

This report on focuses on the different types of biomarkers and their impact on various disease areas. The study also provides global market analysis for biomarkers by disease area and by prominent biomarker identification technologies.
Life Science Consumables 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

Techniques such as PCR, DNA microarray, DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry and flow cytometry have grown significantly in the last decade and by 2015 markets for these five areas are expected to exceed $50 billion, globally. In these and related fields, consumables are generally the second or third largest area in cost terms, after instrumentation.
Mass Spectrometry 2013: A Focus on Sales Growth
Biopharm Reports

Mass Spectrometry 2013 presents the findings of a global market study of mass spectrometry, involving the participation of 567 buyers and end-users in this field. With a focus on market development, sales growth and commercial opportunities, the study profiled current and evolving areas of this market, as outlined below. Its findings provide valuable product and market information, and decision-making support to suppliers in the mass spectrometry field.
Mass-Spec Based Screening Assay Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec's 1st industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on mass spectrometry (MS)-based screening assays carried out in February 2013.
Scientific News
Utilizing Fast HPLC Screening Methods for the Detection of Steroids
Analysis of steroids improved by choosing the optimal HPLC column for the separation.
Benefits of SPE for the Analysis of Mycotoxins
Fast and cost-effective sample preparation is essential for the analysis of mycotoxins in food and feed.
Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products Could Taint Swimming Pools
A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health effects.
More Efficient, Sensitive Estrogen Detection Developed
A new method for detecting trace amounts of estrogen in small samples that holds the potential to improve research into cancer and other diseases has been developed.
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
ORNL work with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation confirms increased blight-resistance of former forest giant.
Metabolomics Data Normalization with EigenMS
In this study, a singular value decomposition-based method, called EigenMS, for normalization of metabolomics data was tested.
Agilent Technologies - Making Better GC Connections
Improving GC connections for reliable, robust and reproducible results.
How to Achieve High-Speed, High-Resolution Glycan Mapping for mAb Characterization
The full characterization of biotherapeutics is required by regulatory authorities as properties such as safety, efficacy and the serum half-life of therapeutic proteins can be affected by differences in their glycosylation pattern.
Odour That Smells Like Blood
The study, conducted at Kolmården Wildlife Park, found that for the animals, one particular component of blood odour was just as engaging as the blood odour itself.
Bridging Quantitative Analysis and Untargeted Metabolomics
Untargeted metabolomics has become a popular tool in metabolite biomarker discovery and in the evaluation of metabolic pathway changes associated with disease.
Business News
Materials Science and Petroleum Analysis Symposium
The Materials Science and Petroleum Analysis Symposium is set to take place February 24 in Oklahoma City.
DANI Instruments Acquires Spectra Analysis Instruments
Company opens US operations, to be headquartered at the current SAI site in Marlborough, MA.
ABB Appoints Hanley Measurement and Control as Channel Partner
Company aims to expand its instrument and analyser offering into the Irish process market.
Sigma-Aldrich Stockholders Approve Merck Acquisition
The transaction, expected to close mid-2015, remains subject to the satisfaction of the closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement, including regulatory approvals.
PREMIER Biosoft Announces Reseller Agreement with Bruker
Agreement aims to advance lipidomics and metabolomics research.
Waters PATROL UPLC Receives Product Innovation Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan
PATROL represents best-in-class product quality and reliability for real-time chromatographic analysis of in-process samples.
Bruker Sells GC Business
Bruker completed the divestiture of its GC and GC single-quadrupole (GC-SQ) mass spectrometry products to Techcomp Europe Ltd on October 31st.
Waters Centers of Innovation Program Honors CSU Laboratory
Proteomics and metabolomics facility recognized for innovation in biological mass spectrometry.
Copley Scientific Appoints New Distributor in India
Company appoints Apex Chromatography as its exclusive distributor to meet growing market demand for pharmaceutical testing equipment.
Thermo Fisher Q3 Revenues up 31 Percent
Thermo Fisher announced that revenues grew 31% to $4.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014.

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ePosters
Busted! First Dection of Steroid Hormones in Pacific Walrus Bones
University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Museum of the North, and National Science Foundation

The Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) is a candidate species for the Endangered Species List because Arctic sea ice has declined significantly in the past decades. This project focuses on validating a method for extracting steroid hormones from archaeological, historical, and modern bone creating a baseline of hormone levels during different climate regimes. The results validate our method of hormone extraction as all steroid hormones were extracted from bones of all time frames.
Uncertainty estimation of an analytical method for analysis of fumonisin B1 in four types of rice intended for consumption human
Department of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP), P.O. Box 502, 14801-902 Araraquara, SP, Brazil

The expanded measurement uncertainty of a sample preparation method based on QuEChERS procedure for the determination of fumonisin B1 in four types of rice, using HPLC-FLD after precolumn derivatisation with ortho-phthaldialdehyde, was estimated from in-house validation data.
Forced Degradation Study of Expired and Marketed Tablets of Amlodipine by RP-HPLC
Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Megeh), Wardha

The objective of the current study was to develop simple, accurate, sensitive and stability indicating RP-HPLC method for the determination of per cent drug remained of Amlodipine besylate in the presence of its degradation products in bulk drug, expired tablets and tablets whose expiry date has not been exceeded.
LC-MS/MS METHOD FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF PITOFENONE IN HUMAN PLASMA
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore – 570 015, Karnataka, India

We developed LCMS/MS bioanalytical method for quantitative estimation of Pitofenone HCl in plasma is simple, sensitive, accurate, precise, and selective. Percentage recovery shows that the method is free from interference of matrix. The analytical method presented here has proved to be useful for investigation of the characteristics of Pitofenone in human plasma in pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic studies.
"In-vitro studies on hydroxamic acid- CT DNA binding"
Research Scholar

In vitro studies of five the interaction between five different derivatives of hydroxamic acids, N-phenyl 2,4dichloro phenoxybutyro, N-m-tolyl 2,4 dichlorophenoxyglutero, N-m-tolyl-4-chlorophenoxyaceto, N-m-chloro-phenyl-tertiarybutylbenzo and N-p-tolyl-iso-valero hydroxamic acids and calf thymus DNA was investigated under simulated physiological condition.
Validation of HPLC analytical method for determination of biogenic amines in agricultural products
Department of food and biothechnology, Sejong, Korea univercity

An analytical method was validated for the quantitative determination of biogenic amines (BA) in agricultural products. The validation results fulfill AOAC criteria and recommendations. This method has been applying to analyze BA in agricultural products for a total dietary survey in Korea.
Non-target Screening of Contaminants in Paper-paperboard for Food Contact Materials
*Department of Food Preservation, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic; **National Institute of Public Health, Srobarova 48, 100 42 Prague 10, Czec

The aim of this work was non-targeted screening of xenobiotics in paper and paperboard packaging materials used for food packaging in the Czech Republic.
Development of an Analytical Strategy for Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Contaminants in Paper Food Packaging
(1) The National Institute of Public Health, (2) Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

We developed a method for simultaneous determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polyfluorinated compounds, ink photoinitiators, phthalates and bisphenols in paper food packaging employing GC–MS/MS and HPLC–MS/MS.
METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF METHYLMERCURY AND INORGANIC MERCURY IN SEAFOOD
University of Barcelona, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

This work reports the method development for the simultaneous determination of methylmercury (MeHg+) and inorganic mercury (iHg) species in seafood. The study focused on the extraction and quantification of MeHg+ by liquid chromatography coupled to on-line UV irradiation and cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (LC-UV-HG-AFS), using HCl 4 mol L-1 as extractant agent.
Application of Central Composite Design (CCD) for the Optimization of Ultrasound-assisted Extraction (UAE) of Phenolics from Corn (Zea mays)
1Department of Food and Agricultural Product Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Gadjah Mada University, Jalan Flora, 55281, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 2Department of Ana

A new Ultrasound-assisted Extraction (UAE) of phenolic compounds from corn (Zea mays) has been optimized by means of chemometrics tool. The proposed method was validated and successfully applied to the analysis of phenolics content in several corn cultivars.
Application Notes
Interfacing Viscotek detectors with Waters SEC systems and Waters Empower® software
Malvern Instruments Limited

This technical note describes how to connect Viscotek detectors to Waters systems, in particular the Waters Alliance® system, and how to use OmniSEC in combination with Empower® to run trouble-free separation sequences.
GPC Characterization of Nylon using Formic Acid for Reduced Cost per Analysis
Malvern Instruments Limited

GPC/SEC can be used to characterize commodity or bulk manufactured polymers. Here we describe how the use of formic acid instead of HFIP as the dissolution solvent and/or mobile phase can lead to improvements in both cost per analysis and health and safety
Simple sample preparation for the determination of vitamin D in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

A growing number of laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) for the determination of vitamin D. The advantage of the latter method is unparalleled specificity combined with high sensitivity, offering the potential for the determination of multiple analytes, such as 25OH-vitamin D3 and 25OH-vitamin D2.
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Automated sample preparation for the determination of testosterone in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

For accurate, reproducible quantification of testosterone, a growing number of laboratories are shifting from immunoassay to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. This application note describes the preparation of serum samples for subsequent LC-MS analysis of testosterone, focusing on a streamlined workflow suitable for automation.
Protein Purification Workflow Development Using Bio-Rad's NCO' Chromatography System
Bio-Rad Laboratories

High purity protein is a common requirement for biochemical and structural studies. A common approach is to recombinantly express an affinity-tagged version of the protein of interest. This is, however, not always a viable option. This application note discusses protein purification workflow development for untagged proteins and introduce a new indicator of method performance, the purity quotient difference.
The Analysis of Common Drugs of Abuse in an Oral Fluid Matrix using a New Q TRAP® Platform
AB SCIEX

The multiplexing analysis of several compound classes, such as common prescription drugs along with drugs of abuse is very important. The measurement of these drugs has generally been performed using urine as the sample matrix. However, many research laboratories are finding the need to analyze these compounds in oral fluid matrices.
Quantification of Ethylglucuronide in hair by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
AB SCIEX

An advantage of the use of ethylglucuronide (ETG) in hair is that it is not subject to the effect of bacteria. It also offers the opportunity to extend the window of detection up to 6 months compared to hours- days in blood and urine.
Can LC-MS/MS Be Used in Horse Meat Detection?
AB SCIEX

Following the Food Standards Agency’s announcement that horse and pig DNA had been identified in beef products sold by several supermarket chains, further testing has revealed widespread incidences of such contamination. This application note details a rapid, robust, sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS assay for the simultaneous detection of horse meat and the banned substance phenylbutazone (BUTE).
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