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UV-Vis Spectroscopy – News and Features

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Exploring the Principle of Ion Exchange Chromatography and Its Applications

Ion-exchange chromatography (IEX) is a class of liquid chromatography used to separate organic and inorganic molecules, in particular biomolecules. In this article, we explore how the technique works and its applications in this context.
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Industry Insight

NanoDrop 20 Years On

In this interview, Patrick Brown tells us more about the evolution of NanoDrop over the past 20 years, highlights some of the most important improvements during this time and explores what the future may hold for the technology.
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An Introduction to Culturing Bacteria

The ability to grow microbes is an essential step in being able to utilize their power, identify harmful culprits and advance our understanding and capabilities. In this article, we consider what bacterial culture is, factors affecting culture conditions, common problems and some of the numerous applications.
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Liquid Chromatography in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Biopharmaceuticals have become invaluable tools for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Learn about the role liquid chromatography is playing in ensuring their efficacy, safety and stability, and the challenges these molecules pose for analysts.
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UV-Vis Spectroscopy: Principle, Strengths and Limitations and Applications

Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy is a widely used technique in many areas of science ranging from bacterial culturing, drug identification and nucleic acid purity checks and quantitation, to quality control in the beverage industry and chemical research. This article will describe how UV-Vis spectroscopy works, how to analyze the output data, the technique's strengths and limitations and some of its applications.
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An Introduction to the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay – ELISA Test

The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) has proven invaluable as both a research and diagnostic tool. In this article, we will consider what an ELISA is, how it works, variations of the technique and what it can tell you.
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Liquid Chromatography – Including HPLC, UHPLC and LCxLC

Liquid chromatography (LC) is a technique used to separate and analyze mixtures of chemical components in solution, to determine if a specific component is present and if so, how much of it is there. In this article we explore how LC works, how the technique has evolved, LC data interpretation and strengths and limitations.
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Simple Testing Strategy Aims To Improve Time-Release Drugs

Researchers describe a simple, inexpensive testing method to measure drug dissolution that should help create better and more consistent time-release drug products.
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Whiskey, the Target of Fraud

Due to the value of high-end quality bottles of whiskey, they are often the target of fraud. Analysts therefore need the tools and techniques to be able to determine the authenticity of products and ensure consumer safety.
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Industry Insight

Arming Brewers With Tools to Ensure Better Beers

For any brewer, ensuring your product is high quality and consistent is imperative to maintaining ongoing success and reputation. We spoke to Manas Sawant, Sr. Product Manager, UV-Vis Spectroscopy at Thermo Fisher Scientific about BeerCraft, their latest software solution aimed at assisting brewers to achieve quality and consistency in their beers.