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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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How Automation Can Help Fight Disease

How Automation Can Help Fight Disease

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Research into major diseases is a time-critical field. Automation can help make research faster and more reproducible. In this blog, we discuss the advantages and challenges of incorporating automation into pathology with Coleman Stavish, Proscia Inc's Chief Technology Officer.

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Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for UTIs to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for UTIs to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

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We spoke to Barbara Fallowfield, Commercial Manager, Mologic, to learn how improvements in diagnostics could help clinicians to overcome current antimicrobial stewardship challenges and tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer

New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer

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We spoke to Dr Albert Luderer, CEO of Integrated Diagnostics to learn about the challenges of diagnosing lung nodules as benign or malignant, and how the Xpresys Lung 2 liquid biopsy test can help improve this process.

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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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Accelerator Programme Driving Forward Kidney Cancer Diagnostic Development

Accelerator Programme Driving Forward Kidney Cancer Diagnostic Development

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We spoke to Francesco Trevisani and Giovanni Rizzo to learn more about Biorek and how the ZCube accelerator programme is helping to drive the project forward.

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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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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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