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ICP-MS – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Unraveling the Impact of PFAS

At analytica 2024, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Susanne Soelter, field application specialist at Agilent, to learn more about the impact of PFAS and the challenges that come with PFAS testing.
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News

Beethoven’s Hair Confirms He Had Lead Poisoning – But It Didn’t Kill Him

New analysis of two locks of Beethoven’s hair proves the composer had high levels of lead in his system – but not high enough to be considered the sole cause of his death.
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News

Beer Byproduct Used in Marmite Can Also Recycle Electronic Waste

Brewer’s yeast – a byproduct of beer making that is also the basis for Marmite – could help recover metals from waste electronics.
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Article

Why Do We Need Effective Testing Methods in the Petrochemical Industry?

Petrochemicals are ubiquitous in modern-day society. In this article, we explore the need for chemical analysis in the petrochemicals sector and the use of techniques such as gas chromatography and trace element analysis to achieve this.
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News

Popular Herbicide Ingredient Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemic in Sri Lanka

The active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular herbicide, may play a role in the epidemic levels of chronic kidney disease seen in rural Sri Lanka, a new study suggests.
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Industry Insight

Fourth Edition of Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques: A Tutorial for Beginners

Rob Thomas shares some insights about what we can expect from the fourth edition of his book, "Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other AS Techniques: A Tutorial for Beginners".
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Article

Where Is ICP-MS Making a Difference?

Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is an analytical technique that can be used across a broad range of applications, a few of which we will explore here.
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Article

Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Biopharmaceutical Analysis

This article will review the latest applications of mass spectrometry-based techniques across the stages of biopharmaceutical development and testing.
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Article

How Spent Media Analysis Could Pave the Way to Affordable Alternative Proteins

We spoke to Professor Jenny Nelson and Edward O’Neill to find out how spent media analysis could help to drive down costs and make cell cultured proteins an affordable reality for consumers.
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Article

Looking on the Bright Side – Advances in Solar Materials Testing and Analysis

With a global eye on beating back climate change and a stronger push to create better solutions to feed our energy needs, the solar energy market is heating up. Here, recent advancements in the testing and analysis of solar energy materials are explored.
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