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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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Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting

Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting

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Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in the laboratory. We caught up with Alex Studer, VP of Marketing and Innovation at INTEGRA Biosciences, to discuss the company’s aim to transform the world of pipetting.

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Advances in Analytical Technology: Deciphering Complex Matrices

Advances in Analytical Technology: Deciphering Complex Matrices

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With justice and health in the balance, modern forensic toxicology drug testing labs are expected to detect and quantify a wide range of drugs and metabolites, from Fentanyl to novel psychoactive substances (NPS), at very low levels in biological matrices. The drug concentrations also need to be correlated with the impairment of the individual with absolute certainty, but labs face increasing pressures due to growing caseloads, sample backlogs, and budget restrictions.

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Building in Purity

Building in Purity

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Laboratories rely on the constant provision of high quality water for a variety of purposes, from glass washing to reagent preparation and instrumental analysis. It is all too easy to take this valuable commodity for granted yet, behind the scenes, a great deal of thought goes into designing a facility that reliably and cost-effectively provides water of the required quality on a round the clock basis.

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Carrying the Torch for Scientific Glassblowing

Carrying the Torch for Scientific Glassblowing

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Despite the important role glass plays in science, the skill to develop the glassware is in decline. Scientific glassblowing has now been classed as an endangered craft by The Radcliffe Trust.

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MicroTissue: Transforming Drug Discovery

MicroTissue: Transforming Drug Discovery

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We spoke to Ping Yeh, CEO of StemoniX, to learn more about the company and their mission. With an aim to accelerate and optimize drug discovery and development, StemoniX creates ‘ready-to-use’ microtissue plates that mimic the native organ tissue.

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Detecting Insecticides in Contaminated Eggs

Detecting Insecticides in Contaminated Eggs

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In modern agriculture, insecticides are extensively used to manage insect populations and protect crops. Despite heavy regulation, misuse occurs, meaning that insecticides sometimes make their way into the surrounding environment and ultimately entering the food chain. Here we discuss the issue of insecticides in eggs.

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The People Behind the Particles

The People Behind the Particles

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Particle Works, a member of the Blacktrace Group, manufactures high-performance nano- and microstructured materials with precisely controlled particle size, shape and architecture. We caught up with Mark Gilligan, Group CEO, to discuss the people behind the particles.

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The Future of Lateral Flow

The Future of Lateral Flow

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We recently caught up with BBI’s Managing Director, Liam Taylor, to discuss the expansion of lateral flow testing as a tool for diagnostics and patient monitoring.

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Pesticide Residue Quantitation: Pushing the Limits of Detection using LC-MS/MS

Pesticide Residue Quantitation: Pushing the Limits of Detection using LC-MS/MS

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To gain an in-depth understanding of pesticide residue detection in food, and how improved quantitation technology is helping to overcome analytical challenges, we talked with Dr. Debadeep Bhattacharyya, Sr. Manager of Product Marketing at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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