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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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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