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9 October 2014
Top Story: LCGC TV: Frederic Lynen on Performing UHPLC in Bioanalysis
Are mass spectrometers becoming too sensitive? Does performing ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) increase matrix effects? In this new video clip from LCGC TV, Frederic Lynen of Ghent University in Belgium discusses the challenges faced by analysts working in the field of bioanalysis and comments on potential solutions.
High Temperature GPC/SEC for Polyolefins
Polymer Char offers GPC-IR®, a 4-Detector GPC system dedicated to the characterization of polyolefins. It integrates the best infrared (IR) detectors to measure MMD and Short Chain Branching (SCB/1000TC) simultaneously: the IR5 detector stands out for its high sensitivity and stability, and the IR4 for its capability of measuring carbonyls content. GPC-IR® automates all sample preparation steps including vial filling with preheated solvent and in-line filtration. Learn more

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Food Taints and Flavours — An Investigative Approach
Setting analytical standards of what constitutes an acceptable flavour can be challenging, and while methods based on total volatiles or specific marker compounds can be a useful quality control check, a more investigative approach is often required.

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High-Resolution Native Mass Spectrometry Opens the Door for Detailed Analyses of Intact Protein Complexes
Native mass spectrometry, the method by which noncovalent protein complexes are retained in the gas phase for intact mass analysis, is gaining interest as a method for intact protein characterization. The development of a modified orbital ion trap platform for high-resolution analyses has expanded the role of native mass spectrometry to address the challenges of intact protein characterization.
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The CHROMacademy interactive GC Troubleshooter, sponsored by Thermo Scientific, was designed with busy chromatographers in mind. In 3 simple steps ChromAcademy can help you overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It’s completely free — so if you haven't tried our troubleshooter before you're in for a surprise! Learn more

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Capillary Electrophoresis Applied to Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis
Scientists from CEITEC Masaryk University are collaborating with clinicians from the Department of Respiratory Diseases and TB at the University Hospital Brno (Brno, Czech Republic) to improve the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, specifically in newborn babies.

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Green Foodomics
Is “green foodomics” another buzzword or a new direction in food analysis? Kate Mosford of The Column spoke to Professor Elena Ibañez of the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Madrid, Spain, to find out more.
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