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IEX Chromatography Leading the Charge in Charge Variant Analysis
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Find out how the biopharmaceutical industry has benefited from advances in chromatography technology, with insights from Matthew Lauber, consulting scientist at Waters.

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Take a Good Book Around
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Our recent social media poll on "book recommendations for scientists" provided an incredible response. We decided to collate this information and give you the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new read. Enjoy!

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Breath Test for Cancer: Biomarker Screening is Underway
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The thought that compounds in the breath could be measured and assessed to diagnose different aspects of pathology is an exciting prospect. To learn more about the breathalyzer platform being used in clinical trials to detect early cancer biomarkers, we spoke to Chris Claxton, head of investor relations at Owlstone Medical.

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Biosimilar Surge Driving Need for Antibody Characterization
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Accurate protein characterization is particularly important in the biopharmaceutical industry, where product modifications can affect efficacy and safety. Here, we speak to Matthew Lauber, a consulting scientist who elaborates on the importance and challenges of biotherapeutic protein characterization, and discusses different techniques used for charge variant analysis.

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Identifying a Microbial Needle in a Sample Haystack
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We spoke to Dr Jack Regan, CEO of LexaGene, a biotechnology company developing a fully automated pathogen detection platform, and inventor of their patented microfluidic system, about the foundations and evolution of the system, and the future outlook for the tool.

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Genomics Assures Customers About the Source of Their Meat
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How can meat processors and retailers assure their customers that the meat they are buying is what is declared on the packaging? A genetic fingerprinting system is now on hand to provide definitive, traceable evidence.

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Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Rising to Challenges in Clinical Labs
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Assay sensitivity and specificity continues to be a challenge in measuring hormones at low concentrations. Tandem mass spectrometry offers significant advantages - particularly in a clinical setting, where speed and sensitivity are required. Following SCIEX' launch of a new tandem mass spectrometry system, we spoke with Michael Jarvis, Product Manager at SCIEX, to find out more.

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What’s New in the Food Analysis Toolkit?
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In areas such as food analysis, where detection of contaminants may be imperative to prevent dangers to consumers, speed and reliability is key. We spoke to Tim Jenkins from Waters Corporation, about their coupling of DART to the QDa mass detector with a software solution aimed to enhance compound identification.

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The Changing Shape of Optofluidics R&D
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Life science businesses are facing growing demand to keep pace in an era of fast-evolving technology. By recognising the potential challenges, a growing number of companies are leveraging the resources and creativity of their suppliers. We took a look at the landscape of optofluidics R&D.

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Entering the Golden Era of Lateral Flow Diagnostics
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Gold nanorods are increasingly being used in diagnostic applications, such as lateral flow assays. To learn more, we got in touch with Darren Rowles, CEO of Sona Nanotech Inc. who provides insights on diagnostic industry trends, and tells us about the source, application and production process of gold nanoparticles.

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