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Global Risk Reduction Approaches Put Pressure on PFAS Environmental Screening
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Exposure to high levels of PFAS can be damaging to human health, and is associated with complications in reproduction, immune responses and some types of cancer. These issues, coupled with growing concerns about the impact of PFAS on the environment, mean that the detection and identification of PFAS has become a top priority for environmental testing laboratories worldwide.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Joins the Pistoia Alliance
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Recently, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced its membership of the Pistoia Alliance. At the Lab of the Future Congress 2019, we spoke with members of the Thermo Fisher team to learn more about the goals of joining the alliance, and what innovation means to Thermo Fisher.

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Celebrations All Round for Analysis Veterans
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As a stalwart in the biological and chemical analysis fields, JEOL celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. But that’s not all it is celebrating, with the appointment of 35-year veteran of JEOL USA, Bob Pohorenec as President of the company this year.

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How a Female Executive Became a Leader in the Business of Science
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Trisha Rice, VP & GM Materials Science Business at Thermo Fisher Scientific, shares her experiences as a woman in science, and provides tips on how to be your most "authentic self" in the field.

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Improving a Satellite’s Vision of Glaciers at 500 km
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From the ground, to space, technologies are developed and deployed to help us protect and better understand the world around us. We hear how one such solution is aiding the mission to measure the changing heights of glaciers on Earth as the planet warms.

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The Longitude Challenge - Developing a Diagnostic Test To Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
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We recently spoke with Daniel Berman, Global Health Lead at Nesta Challenges, to learn about the Longitude Prize, a £10 million prize fund with an £8 million pay-out, which will be awarded to a team that invents an affordable, accurate, fast and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections.

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Food Poisoning Bacteria’s Sugar Coating Could Be Its Undoing
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To learn how Campylobacter hides from the body’s immune system, why some people are more susceptible than others, and the potential role that carbohydrate-based diagnostics could play in the fight against the bacterium, we spoke to Professor Rob Field, Co-founder of Iceni Diagnostics.

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Fentanyl Analogue Identification Toolkit Aids Forensic Toxicology
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Getting an arrow in the target is hard enough but imagine trying to do it when the target is constantly moving or morphs into something that doesn’t even look like the target anymore? This is the challenge for forensic scientists trying to detect fentanyl in samples. We spoke to research scientist Alex Krotulski about his group’s arms race with the evolution of fentanyl variants.

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Waters’ Highly Flexible SYNAPT XS Offers Freedom of Analytical Choice
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A highly flexible and high-resolution mass spectrometer, the SYNAPT™ XS technology from Waters has been developed with the analytical needs of R&D labs in mind. Joanne Ballantyne tells us more about the development of SYNAPT™ XS and the features to which it lends its versatility.

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NRGene Are Taking Agricultural Research to the MAX
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NRGene recently announced the launch of DeNovoMAX, an enhanced version of its flagship product DeNovoMAGIC, for whole genome assembly. As part of the DeNovo assembly product suite, DeNovoMAX aims to take agricultural research further by empowering breeding and maximizing agricultural yield. We spoke with Gal Ramot, Marketing Director at NRGene Ltd to learn about the applications of DeNovoMAX and how it has been built to crack the most "complex of genomes".

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