Latest Application Notes
Sample Reformatting and Sample Archiving
Biobanking is becoming a central element in the study of patient genetic data and clinical application of genetic research. Until recently, collections of DNA samples have tended to be fairly small and localized with varied sample containers that were unsuitable for an increasing throughput and automated system use.
Reading Racked 2D-Coded Cryo Tubes directly from -80ºC Freezer
With the storage of biological samples such as DNA, protein, blood fractions and viable cells becoming commonplace. The need to store them at lower temperatures has resulted in reading challenges for traditional rack readers.
Data Acquisition and Analysis of 7-ethoxycoumarin and its Metabolites Using TurboDDS Software in the 500-MS Ion Trap
The ion trap is a powerful tool for metabolism studies, due to the MSn capability for the identification of metabolites and structure elucidation of unknown peaks. The TurboDDS™ software on the Varian 500-MS LC Ion Trap eliminates the need to do multiple runs in order to identify metabolites. Once the expected m/z of a metabolite is entered into the method, the 500-MS will automatically look for this m/z and when found, will immediately trigger an MSn experiment.
Complementing Next Generation Sequencing Technologies With Agilent’s SureSelect DNA Capture Array
Massively parallel DNA sequencing technologies are of pivotal importance in genome biology and medicine, as they can potentially enable comprehensive and systematic evaluation of genetic variation. Currently, these sequencing technologies are geared toward sequencing whole genomes.
Simultaneous Detection of Copy Number and Copy-Neutral LOH Using a Single Microarray
Application note describing the Agilent SurePrint G3 CGH+SNP microarray platform for the simultaneous detection of copy number and copy-neutral genetic aberrations.
Polybutadiene in Impact Polystyrene
Polybutadiene (or rubber) is added during polymerisation of styrene to increase the flexibility of polystyrene polymers. It is important to closely monitor the amount of polybutadiene added, so that the flexibility of the polystyrene polymer may be regulated.
Mineral Oil in Crystal Polystyrene
Mineral Oil is added to Crystal Polystyrene to increase its flexibility. This process requires a high degree of regulation, as the addition of too much mineral oil will dissolve the polystyrene polymer.
Determination of Xylene Solubles in Polypropylene
‘Xylene solubles’ is an historically established term denoting the percentage of soluble species in polypropylene homo- and co-polymers. This measure is widely used for product quality control and monitoring physical properties of the polymer during synthesis and processing.
Determination of Wax Content in Oils
Wax content is an important characteristic affecting the physical properties of petroleum crude oils, in particular their viscosity. Thus, measuring wax content has become a routine analytical requirement for product quality control. The precise monitoring of the wax content in oils helps to predict and avoid wax blockage so that equipment can be maintained for high quality standards during oil processing.
Standard Method for Hydrogen Content in Fuels
The hydrogen content of aviation fuel is an important parameter as it determines the combustion properties of the fuel. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance offers the opportunity to monitor the hydrogen content of fuels rapidly, non-destructively and with minimal sample preparation.