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Mixtures Analysis of Complex Mixtures
Michael Bernstein; Carlos Cobas; Santi Domínguez; Manuel Pérez; Agustín Barba

We describe an NMR method to quantify mixture components in wine, edible oils, etc. The method is fully customizable, and amenable to high throughput operation.

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Isolation, Identification, and Determination of Designer Anabolic Steroids Commonly Found in Dietary Supplements
Sarah E. Voelker, M.S.; Travis M. Falconer, Ph.D.; Jonathan J. Litzau; Mary B. Jones; Lisa M. Lorenz

A general analytical approach in identifying emerging steroid-like compounds is presented, including analysis by GC-MS, LC-MS, and/or HPLC-UV. Isolation of unknown compounds was achieved by high performance liquid chromatography with fraction collection. Isolated compounds were characterized by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and high resolution accurate mass-mass spectrometry to elucidate their structure.

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A Mass Spectrometer for Elemental Analysis based on Fieldable Technologies
Hilary Brown, Jennifer Speer, John Gerling, and Kenyon Evans-Nguyen

Laser ablation and a Microwave Plasma Torch (MPT) were coupled in order to obtain elemental information from solid samples. The MPT was incorporated as a less costly and more portable alternative to the ICP. MPT was also added to help improve the signal from just the laser ablation alone.

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High-Throughput Analysis of DNA Samples using the D1K ScreenTape Assay and the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System
Arunkumar Padmanaban, Ruediger Salowsky, Adam Inche

Recent advances in genomics demands to look at a wealth of genetic information in a short period of time. DNA analysis using slab gel electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis are widely being used as a QC step in next generation sequencing and microarray studies. However, often these techniques lack the speed and involve more manual steps to perform the assay.

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Novel, Fully Automated Method Allows Efficient Analysis of qPCR Data for Qualitative Calling Based on Comparative Cq
Collaborative research by Pioneer Hi-Bred (a DuPont company) and Azure PCR Limited

Assessment to ascertain if a method for analysis of qPCR data dependent on manual intervention can be replaced by automated analysis using the AzurePCRTM method.

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An In Silico Test Battery for Rapid Evaluation of Genotoxic and Carcinogenic Potential of Chemicals
Kiril Lanevskij, Liutauras Juska, Justas Dapkunas, Andrius Sazonovas, Pranas Japertas and Remigijus Didziapetris, of ACD/Labs and Vilnius University

The FDA guidance for industry states impurities under the ICH threshold may be exaluated for genotoxicity and carcinogenicity. This study uses an expert system to detect mutagens and compounds labeled as potent carcinogens by the FDA.

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Rapid PCR for Integration in Sample-to-answer Analysis Platforms
S. Brunklaus, T.E. Hansen-Hagge, J. Erwes, J. Höth, M. Jung, D. Latta, X. Strobach, C. Winkler, T. Röser, M. Ritzi-Lehnert, K.S. Drese

This poster describes how molecular testing at the point-of-care can increase time to results and yield rather specific information, concentrating on PCR on a chip layout which proves to be fast and robust.

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Optical Microchip Sensors for Multiplexed Detection of Biological Pathogens
D. Bhatta, A. Michel, M. Marti Villalba, G. D. Emmerson, I. J. G Sparrow, M. B. McDonnell, E. A. Perkins , R. W. Ely and G. A. Cartwright

SpectroSens, a multi-channel optical microchip sensor system suitable for rapid, label-free multiplexed detection of a wide range of bio-hazardous agents is presented. Optical chips containing multiple high-precision planar Bragg gratings are exploited as low-cost, robust refractive index sensors.

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Scientific News
New Technique Yields Drug, Biomedical Test Results in One Minute
Slug flow microextraction makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine.
Novel Method for Portable Detection of ‘Bath Salts’
Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets.
Mass Spectrometry in Your Hand
Electrospray arrays can dramatically downsize systems and costs for onsite chemical analysis and many other applications.
New Ways of Identifying Hydrogen Peroxide
Chemists have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future.
Naming Jack the Ripper
Dr Jari Louhelainen from Liverpool John Moores University has undertaken research on the identity of Jack the Ripper - 126 years after the murders.
A New World of Forensic Analysis
UTS forensic biology expert Peter Gunn believes that RNA analysis has the potential to reveal much more from a crime scene sample than DNA.
Future Directions of Forensic DNA Databases
With the great success of the use of forensic DNA databases, new challenges are emerging.
Current Developments in Forensic Interpretation of Mixed DNA Samples
It is of great significance to develop innovative experimental techniques and software appropriate for complex mixed DNA analysis.
Using Forensic Technology to Track Down Drug Residues in Milk
Veterinarians at Iowa State University are using advanced forensic techniques and the same technology used by crime scene investigators to monitor drug residues in milk and meat.
Technique Offers Arson Investigators Faster, More Accurate Results
The new process for analyzing debris for traces of fire accelerants is faster and more accurate than conventional methods and produces less waste.
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