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March 24, 2014





Featured Articles
Application of Mass Spectrometry to Support Verification and Characterization of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
The production and sale of counterfeit drugs has risen sharply in recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that counterfeit medicines account for approximately 1% of sales in developed countries and well over 10% in developing countries. MORE
A New Outlook on Soft Ionization for GC–MS
Despite the advantages of soft ionization ion-source technologies for improving confidence in the identification of a range of challenging analytes, soft ionization remains a niche technique for gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). MORE
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An Enhanced Immunoaffinity Enrichment Method for Mass Spectrometry–Based Translational Proteomics
Translational proteomics has not been as successful as originally anticipated. Because mass spectrometry (MS) can separate proteins at the sequence level, it provides the selectivity needed for this application; however, traditional challenges still exist, including time-to-result, throughput, and sample-size requirements. MORE
Comparison of Edible Oils by GCxGC–TOF-MS and GC–High Resolution TOF-MS for Determination of Food Fraud: A "Foodomics" Approach
Here, a method to characterize edible oils and edible oil mixtures through fingerprinting and the isolation of individual analyte differences is reported. Aroma and flavor analytes in extra virgin olive, olive, peanut, grapeseed, and vegetable oils were sampled with headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME). MORE
Application Note
Information Rich Flash Chromatography I: Mass Directed Fractionation
Jack Silver, Teledyne ISCO
Mass spectrometers have long been used for detection and collection when coupled with liquid chromatography. Nearly universal detection of compounds is achieved when MS is combined with UV detection. MORE
New Webcast
Innovative Leaps in FTIR Technology – Introducing the Next Generation of Handheld FTIR for Non-Destructive Materials Analysis
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:00 AM PDT/ 12:00 PM CDT/ 2:00 PM EDT
Introducing the next generation of Handheld FTIR. This innovative design provides users with a much more reliable and easier to use platform for their on the go FTIR analysis.
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The Use of Solid Core Technology in the Pharmaceutical Environment
Thursday, March 25, 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 3:00 PM GMT
This webinar will provide the tools for successful introduction of solid core chromatography. It will explain how the technology works and which columns to choose for specific areas and stages in the pharmaceutical pipeline.
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Increasing Laboratory Efficiency through a Harmonized Compliance Solution
Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 3:00 PM GMT/ 4:00 PM CET
Analytical instrument qualification (AIQ) procedures that laboratories must carry out to comply with the regulations of the U.S. FDA and similar regulatory agencies worldwide can be complex, costly, and fraught with risks. In this webcast, you will review the key aspects of AIQ, learn about the latest regulatory requirements, and discover how a harmonized solution can make consistent compliance easier for your laboratory.
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HPLC for Pharmaceutical Analyses: Succeed with Sample Filtration and Optimized Water Quality
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT
Do you perform HPLC in a pharmaceutical discovery or development operation? Attend this webinar, and you’ll learn valuable strategies for maintaining clean baselines, improving run reproducibility, and prolonging column life. Our speakers will guide you through choosing the sample filtration platform to match your workflow stage and throughput needs and understanding the impact of water quality on chromatography results.
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High Resolution MS Screening and Quantitation Method for Contaminants in Dietary Supplements
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST
Learn from the FDA’s Lukas Vaclavik about the analysis of pharmaceutical and plant toxin contaminants in herbal dietary supplements.
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1–4, April 2014
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