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What’s New in the Food Analysis Toolkit?
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
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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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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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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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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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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How Native MS and Charge Algorithms Can Improve Protein Analysis
How Native MS and Charge Algorithms Can Improve Protein Analysis
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Native Mass Spectrometry (MS) can be used to examine proteins in their natural, folded forms. In this blog, Marshall Bern, Ph.D., the Vice President of Research and Co-Founder of Protein Metrics, discusses how advances in this technique are being paired with cutting-edge charge deconvolution algorithms to improve analysis of antibodies and plasma glycoproteins.

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Cinderella and Mass Spectrometry: Insightful Multi-Dimensional Data Analysis
Cinderella and Mass Spectrometry: Insightful Multi-Dimensional Data Analysis
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Proteomics is a powerful technology for analyzing low-abundance proteins for disease research. But it’s stalled by imprecise and often irreproducible data analysis. Here, David Chiang, Founder of Sage-N Research, explains how his company uses multidimensional separation to improve peptide identification in MS/MS.

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Data-Independent Acquisition: A Superior Technique in Mass Spectrometry?
Data-Independent Acquisition: A Superior Technique in Mass Spectrometry?
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Whilst Mass Spectrometry is undoubted in its status as a central part of the proteomics toolkit, there is still debate about the way that MS data should be acquired and analyzed. Here, we talk to Florian Marty, Director Global Product Support at Biognosys AG, about why he believes that data-independent acquisition is a superior acquisition technique.

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