With life science industries facing increased competition, global regulatory demands, and pressure to shorten time to market, outsourcing part – or all – manufacturing is becoming increasingly prevalent. But what should be considered in choosing such a custom or contract manufacturing partner?READ MORE
Researchers recently reported in Science Translational Medicine the development of a cell-based extracorporeal bioartificial liver system. In this interview, Professor Hexin Yan tells us more about the study and its implications.READ MORE
Growing adoption of cannabis in several medical fields such as cancer, mental disorders and chronic pain is expected to drive revenue growth in the near future. With this change in focus from recreational to medicinal, the legalization of cannabis is also driving the need to ensure quality control and standardized testing.READ MORE
A new GC-MS-based method has been developed to enhance the detection of the cannabinoids present in cannabis-based consumer products. It is hoped that this will pave the way for consumers to know exactly which cannabinoids are in the cannabis products they buy.
Beverage Testing Part 1: Complex Cannabinoids – Overcoming the Challenges of Cannabis Beverage AnalysisArticle
This is the first of a two-part series to discuss the rapidly evolving market for cannabis-based beverages. Here, ways in which cannabis labs can leverage powerful analytical technologies to help ensure novel products meet consumer safety and quality demands will be detailed.READ MORE
Scientists have long dreamed of a prosthetic that would deliver video input to the brain, skipping over non-functional eyes or optic nerves. A new study takes a significant first step towards this dream prosthetic by using a novel brain stimulation technique to elicit visual images in both sighted and blind participants.READ MORE
Determining low levels of ionic impurities no longer needs to be slow and complicated, as modern and optimized instruments are available to simplify and expedite analysis. In this article, we use real-life examples to showcase ion chromatography as an efficient and sensitive method that helps to overcome analytical challenges.READ MORE