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UV-Vis Spectroscopy – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Molecular Spectroscopy Evolves To Meet Changing Pharma and Biopharma Needs

We spoke to Geoff Winkett and Michel van den Berge from Agilent, about the concerns they hear from their customers in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector and how they are helping to address them.
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Ion Pair Chromatography – How IPC Works, Strengths, Limitations and Applications

In this article, we consider ion pair chromatography, how it works, its strengths and weaknesses, how it compares to other ion chromatography techniques and its applications.
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Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, How It Works and Its Uses

In this article, we will consider how agarose gel electrophoresis works, how it can be interpreted and some of its purposes with emphasis of its use for DNA separation.
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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.