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UV-Vis Spectroscopy – News and Features

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An Introduction to Capillary Electrophoresis: Theory, Practice and Applications

Capillary electrophoresis is a powerful separation and analysis technique that offers quick and efficient results. In this article, we explore how it works, variations on the technique and their applications.
Scientists holding a pH meter in a food sample suspended in water, with a dish of the dry food sample next to it.

pH Testing and the pH Meter for Food Analysis

In this article, we will consider how pH can be measured, what it tells us and its role in the food industry.
A light beam being diverted and split into its constituent colors by a prism, as in a monochromator.

The Monochromator and Its Role in the Spectrograph

Monochromators are an essential part of many spectrometers, important for a range of applications. This article describes what a monochromator is, how it works, the different types, what they are used for and their role in the spectrograph.
Scientist loading a 96-well plate into a fragment analyzer with a computer alongside displaying the analytical output.

New DNA Extraction Method for Long-Read Sequencing in Plant Tissues

A novel DNA preparation protocol enables labs to isolate high molecular weight DNA from a variety of plant species cost-effectively and rapidly, opening opportunities to improve the robustness of commercially valuable plants.
A gloved hand holds a small magnifying glass over white, disc-shaped pills.

Quality Control During Drug Development

This article discusses the importance of quality control during drug development and highlights techniques used to confirm the identity and purity of pharmaceutical products.
Credit: Solar panels underneath a cloudy sky.

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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Reusable Polymer Can Remove Dyes From Wastewater

Researchers have shown how a synthetic polymer can remove certain dyes from water, and that the polymer can be recovered and reused.
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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.
A scientist places a tube into a chromatography machine.

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.
Bands seen on agarose gel under a UV light.

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.