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Protein Purification: Enhancing Downstream Processing in Biopharma
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Dr Carsten Voss, Application Specialist, Process Chromatography at Bio-Rad Laboratories took the time to speak with us about the recovery and purification of biomolecules. In this interview he discusses the importance of advancing chromatographic techniques for the progression of biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Protein Purification: Chromatography and Scalability in Biopharma
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Prof. Giorgio Carta provides us with extraordinary insight into the current state of play, factors to consider when 'scaling up’ separation processes, and general challenges and developments when applying chromatographic techniques to bioprocesses.

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Rapid Test Identifies Wildfire Taint in Wine Grapes
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Scientists have devised a new rapid and accurate test to enable wine producers to evaluate the effects of wildfire smoke damage on their crops prior to wine production. We spoke to Dr Wesley Zandberg about the new approach and how science is working with the wine industry.

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SWATH-MS Generates Highly Reproducible Data
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Scientists looked to address the quantitative and qualitative reproducibility of SWATH-mass spectrometry (MS). The study concluded that detection of large numbers of proteins from highly heterogeneous samples is not only feasible but provides reliable and reproducible quantitative results.

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Diamond Light Source in its Anniversary Year
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The UK’s national synchrotron, Diamond Light Source, celebrates its double anniversary this year. 2017 sees them mark 15 years since the company was formed, and on the 19th October, they commemorated 10 years since their official opening by Her Majesty the Queen.

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Pumpkins Hold the Key to Natural Disinfectants
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Specific bacterial communities found on Styrian oilseed pumpkins were found to produce highly effective volatiles that inhibited the growth of both human and plant pathogens. The discovery has been applied to decontamination of hatching eggs which is currently performed using toxic formaldehyde.

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New Crystal Structure of (Ph)PINK1 Aids Understanding of Early Onset Parkinson’s
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Scientists have determined the crystal structure of PhPINK1 bound to it's substrate ubiquitin. Mutations of PINK1 are associated with early onset Parkinson's disease and it is expected that this information will help the design of Parkinson's therapeutics.

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Utilising Liquid Chromatography for Evaluating Toxic Histones in Packaged Fish
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Researchers utilised liquid chromatography to investigate the effects of polyethylene packaging (PEP) in air versus vacuum packaging (VP) on deterioration of fish products, a common cause of scombroid food poisoning.

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Mass Spectrometry Improves Osteoporosis Drug Design
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We spoke to Professor Patrick Griffin about his advanced mass spectrometry approach to solving challenges in osteoporosis treatment and the wider implications of his work.

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NMR Spectroscopy: Producing a chemical fingerprint of cannabis
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Characterizing the chemical makeup of cannabis certainly remains one of the key challenges in the industry.

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