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 The Changing Shape of Optofluidics R&D
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
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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Uncovering the Food Chain’s Hidden Dangers: Low Level Dioxin Quantification by GC-MS/MS
Uncovering the Food Chain’s Hidden Dangers: Low Level Dioxin Quantification by GC-MS/MS
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Dioxins pose a significant risk to human health and are carcinogenic even at trace levels. Consumption of contaminated food is a common route of dioxin exposure. To ensure consumer safety, accurate detection and quantification of dioxins in food and animal feed is essential.

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Sustainability Through Innovation
Sustainability Through Innovation
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With growing pressure on labs to reduce waste and improve sustainability, we spoke to the Sustainability Forum at Agilent to learn more about what the company are doing to help their customers achieve their sustainability goals.

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Making the Move to Continuous Bioprocessing
Making the Move to Continuous Bioprocessing
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Bioprocessing has taken on many forms over the years. Efficiency and process economics are driving the bioprocessing industry forward, fueling a move from traditional stainless steel to single use – and now continuous.

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Students Get Hands-on with Mass Spectrometry
Students Get Hands-on with Mass Spectrometry
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We spoke to Dr Jonathan Jones from Waters Corporation, to learn more about the new initiative that they and Swansea University are leading to give students hands-on experience of mass spectrometry.

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Surface Plasmon Resonance: Driving Better & Faster Decision-making in Drug Discovery
Surface Plasmon Resonance: Driving Better & Faster Decision-making in Drug Discovery
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We recently spoke to Bruker’s JoAnne Bruno, Director Sales and Marketing and Sven Malik, Senior Application Specialist, to learn how surface plasmon resonance can be used to investigate the binding properties of small molecules, and how it can help researchers make better decisions about drug candidates and support efforts to design new molecules.

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Accelerating Proteome Analysis With PASEF: A Unique and Sensitive Technique
Accelerating Proteome Analysis With PASEF: A Unique and Sensitive Technique
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Understanding the proteome is a fundamental challenge of biology. Here, Bruker Daltonics' Gary Kruppa and Scarlet Koch outline a new method, Parallel Accumulation Serial Fragmentation (PASEF) that offers faster, more sensitive and more robust proteome analysis, giving scientists the potential to discover low-level, biologically significant proteins and validate them in research.

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Raising the Standards of Data Integrity in Modern Research
Raising the Standards of Data Integrity in Modern Research
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As the research landscape changes, the standards of data integrity that guide research must also change. New data tools, systems and formats provide pitfalls and opportunities for advancing the cause of data integrity. In this blog, we discuss integrity in modern research with John Sadler, Vice President and General Manager of Agilent’s Software & Informatics Division.

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Providing Peace of Mind: Ultra Low-Level Detection of Pesticides in Baby Food
Providing Peace of Mind: Ultra Low-Level Detection of Pesticides in Baby Food
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Pesticides are widely used to protect food crops from damage and consequently have the potential to end up in the food we eat. Young children and babies can be particularly susceptible to pesticide residues in food so testing for pesticide residues in food, and baby food in particular, is therefore critical for the preservation of human health.

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