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Webcasts
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Denise O'Sullivan, LGC Genomics, speaking at Advances in qPCR and dPCR
Webcast - Multiplexed Assays for Diagnostics and EnvironmentMultiplexed Assays for Diagnostics and Environment
Loic Blum, Universite Lyon, speaking at Advances in Biodetection & Biosensors 2014.

Market Reports
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 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.
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.
Molecular Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the molecular spectroscopy market, comprising instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of molecular spectroscopy applications.
Mass Spectrometry Market by Technology & Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global mass spectrometry market witnesses high competitive intensity as there are many big and small firms with similar product offerings. These companies adopt various strategies to increase their market shares and to establish a strong foothold in the global market.
Water and Waste Water Management Market in India 2013
Netscribes

This report states that growing urbanization and industrialization will foster the growth of the Water and Waste Water Management Market. Negligence and excess exploitation of water resources have resulted in scarcity in water supply. Water and Waste Water Management services facilitate the process of removal, treatment and reuse/disposal of wastewater.
China Water Treatment Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018
TechSci Research

The Chinese market for water treatment chemicals is highly fragmented as the market is divided among the large MNCs, SOEs (State Owned Enterprises) and other POEs (Privately Owned Enterprise). The major industry players are investing enormously in R&D in order to develop high value & low cost products.
China Water Analytical Instruments Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018
TechSci Research

The increasing amount of water pollution in major rivers of the country is one of the primary reasons for growth of the water analytical instruments market. Few of the factors fuelling the demand for water analytical equipments are increasing investments in the sewage treatment, rising need for drinking water monitoring and growth of industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical.
DNA Sequencing 2013: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

DNA sequencing is important in all areas of biological research and increasing demand for this technique is driving advances in this field, in the form of next-generation techniques. Today, laboratories use a number of different sequencing methods, however common goals include increasing throughputs and speeds, while reducing costs.
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.
Scientific News
Drinking Water Odors, Chemicals Above Health Standards Caused by 'Green Building' Plumbing
Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.
Unique Catalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Synthesized in Ordinary Kitchen Microwave Oven
Researchers show how a unique nano-alloy creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction.
Nanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment
Aquatic food chains might be harmed by molecules "piggybacking" on carbon nanoparticles.
Detecting Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Water
A simple, more convenient method than conventional guidelines.
How to Make Stronger, “Greener” Cement
Analysis of material’s molecular structure leads to a new formula that could cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
Mass Spectrometry in Your Hand
Electrospray arrays can dramatically downsize systems and costs for onsite chemical analysis and many other applications.
Breakthrough Could Herald Cheap Green Energy
Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy.
Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Fracking
New analysis finds hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, now a Stanford-led study believes we can do better.
Dietary Recommendations May Harm Environment
If Americans adopted the USDA's "Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010," recommendations while keeping caloric intake constant, diet-related greenhouse gas emissions would increase 12 percent.
The Power of Salt
MIT study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater.
Business News
AB SCIEX Wins New Product Innovation Award in Asia Pacific
The award recognizes the company’s continued innovation in the mass spectrometry industry and a number of new products introduced into the market in recent years.
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.
Waters Q3 Revenues up 8 Percent
Company reports third quarter sales of $493 million, an increase of 8% versus sales of $457 million in the third quarter of 2013.
PositiveID Corporation and ENSCO Awarded Contract for SenseNet Program
PositiveID will offer its Firefly Dx system under the SenseNet program for faster, less expensive bio-threat detection.
Waters Unveils Global Mass Spectrometry Headquarters in the UK’s North West
The Right Honourable George Osborne MP joins Waters CEO Doug Berthiaume to mark the official opening of the Waters Mass Spectrometry Headquarters in Wilmslow.
Thermo, University of Birmingham Partner to Study Brominated Flame Retardant Pollution
Research aims to increase understanding of the environmental fate and behavior of brominated persistent organic chemicals through deploying recent advances in analytical instrumentation.
Analytik Jena to Acquire Bruker’s ICP-MS Business
Analytik Jena AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire the ICP-MS business of Bruker, the transaction is expected to close in September 2014.
Douglas Scientific, LGC Distribution Agreement
Companies have formalized an exclusive distribution agreement for the sale of Douglas Scientific’s innovative Array Tape® Platform.
BGI, University of Birmingham Create UK Environmental Omics Centre
The Centre will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
ASMS 2014 Overview
We take a look at some of the major new product announcements from ASMS 2014.

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ePosters
Effects of aquaculture effluents on nitrogen characteristics in two Chinese estuaries
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

The poster describes similarities and differences of the effects aquaculture effluents have on the nitrogen composition in estuarine waters of two sites in southern China
APPLICATION OF LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY WITH UV DETECTION FOR DETERMINATION OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR IN COMMON PLANT FERTILIZERS
Department of Environmental Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Lodz, 163 Pomorska Str., 90-236 Lodz, Poland

1. The methodology allows facile and accurate determination of IBA in common plant fertilizer samples.
2. The analytical figures of linearity, precision and recovery shown during the method validation procedure are well within the criteria for biological sample analysis.
3. In temperature -18, 4 and 25 °C the analyte stays stable for 6 h.
4. The assay should help in control of phytohormones concentration in plants and fertilizers.
MS Data Processing With Full Flexibility Of Universal Processing Software
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Liquid Chromatography (LC) in combination with triple quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (MS) is more and more a common analysis technique in routine laboratories. Especially when using MS/MS selected reaction monitoring (SRM) for a large number of components data handling can be a bottle neck. This poster will show MS data processing of pesticides in water samples using an already established chromatography data system which is now also capable of processing large quantities of MS data.
Automated, Rapid And Reliable Determination Of Dissolved Gases In Water By Static Headspace – Gas Chromatography
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Purpose: Exploring the possibility to perform a quantitative determination of dissolved gases in water in a reliable and accurate way. Methods: The quantification of dissolved gases is performed by building a calibration curve spiking blank water samples with increasing quantities of saturated water followed by headspace sampling and GC/ FID analysis. Results: The results show good correlation factors and limit of quantification lower than 10ppb for the four gas analyzed.
GC-MS Comparison of Lavindin Grosso Oil Obtained by Steam Distillation and SFE
Miami University Middletown

Oil was extracted from Lavindin Grosso using steam distillation and using supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). Multiple analyses of the same extract demonstrated repeatability of the analytical method. The variability between batches of distillate bracketed the composition obtained by SFE. The differences among the oils could be attributed more to where the lavender was grown than to the extraction method.
Cloud Point Extraction of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Water Samples Identified by Raman Spectroscopy and Quantified by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Department of Chemistry, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001, USA

Nanoparticles that are widely used in commercial products pose a threat to human health and the environment. This project proposes a cheaper and more effective method to identify and quantify metal oxide nanoparticles in water samples.
Cloud Point Extraction of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Water Samples Identified by Raman Spectroscopy and Quantified by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Department of Chemistry, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001, USA

Nanoparticles that are widely used in commercial products pose a threat to human health and the environment. This project proposes a cheaper and more effective method to identify and quantify metal oxide nanoparticles in water samples.
New Sorbent from Agro-industrial Waste and its Potential Use in 17ß-Estradiol and 17α-Ethynylestradiol Removal
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

In recent years, the increasing introduction of new chemicals in the market, and the development of more accurate analytical methods, added a variety of endocrine disruptors compounds (EDC). Even though they are found in very low concentrations (range of ng L-1) there is still a lack of knowledge about long-term risks of EDC for non-target organisms as well as for human health.
Identification and classification of antifouling compounds secreted by anti MIC microorganisms. A metabolomic analysis.
University of Burgos, INBIOTEC, CSIC and ACCIONA Infraestructuras, Spain

BIOCORIN project, aims to develop a green alternative to the coatings and solutions used up to date for MIC corrosion control. Some of the results of this project are presented here, with the identification of several relevant antifouling compounds secreted by environmentally isolated anti-MIC strains of microorganisms via a metabolomic approach.
Trace Level Analysis of Perchlorate and Bromate in Various Water Matrices using Suppressed Ion Chromatography
Metrohm USA

Bromate and Perchlorate are ubiquitous analytes in various water matrices and analysis in trace level is a challenge
Application Notes
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.
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in cooling water
Metrohm AG

This application note outlines the determination of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium in cooling water using cation chromatography with direct conductivity detection.
Optimization of Instrument Settings and Measurement Parameters for Kinetic Fluorometric and Luminometric Assays
Thermo Fisher Scientific

When fluorometric and luminometric assays are performed in microplate format, a high number of samples can be analyzed at a time. The speed of the reaction kinetics of the assay determines the requirements for the detection instrument and measurement parameters for achieving the best possible performance of the assay.
Turbidometric Growth Curve Measurements and Liquid Evaporation Studies with a Microplate Photometer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The turbidity of a liquid sample is traditionally measured either with a nephelometer or a photometer. The measure of turbidity (also called optical density, OD) refers to the scattering of light from the particles of the measured sample. When measuring turbidity of a bacterial culture, the amount of scattered light is directly proportional to the number of bacterial cells in the sample.
Validated Luminometric DLR™ Reporter Gene Assay with Thermo Scientific Varioskan® Flash
Thermo Fisher Scientific

One of the most common luminometric assays is Dual Luciferase® Reporter Assay from Promega corp. This application note shows how this assay is performed with Varioskan Flash multitechnology microplate reader. The note includes the performance of the normal DLR assay and results from some tests showing important aspects of the basic behaviour and performance of the DLR™ chemistry. This paper describes the overall efficiency of the Varioskan Flash in the measurement of DLR assay.
Analysis of Inorganic Cations in Drinking and Waste Water by Cation Exchange Chromatography with Conductivity Detection
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Inorganic cations are significant indicators of the quality of drinking waters and their suitability for human consumption. They have important physiological effects and they alter the palatability of water.
Ultra Low Detection Limits for Inorganic Anions and Cations in Power Station Boiler Water Analysis
Cecil Instruments Ltd

Boilers used in power stations hold ultra pure water, the purity of that water needs to be determined by highly sensitive techniques. Ion Chromatography is a technique which offers high sensitivity.
Rapid Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood
Shimadzu

The recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico created concerns over the safety of seafood that can get potentially contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from crude oil. The US Environmental Protection Agency identifies PAHs as critical pollutants harmful to human health. Some of these compounds are known carcinogens.
Determination of Total Cyanide in Municipal Wastewater and Drinking Water Using Ion-Exclusion Chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (ICE-PAD)
Dionex Corporation

Cyanide is a well known acute toxin that prevents cellular respiration by irreversibly binding with the iron in cytochrome C oxidase. In addition, thiocyanate, which is metabolized from cyanide, interferes with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, causing goiters and other long-term iodine deficiency diseases.
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