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September 10, 2013





Podcast Series: The 2013 FACSS-SCiX Awards
Improving Raman Probes for Cosmetic and Medical Research
Paul Pudney and his team at Unilever won the 2013 William F. Meggars Award from Applied Specrtoscopy for their paper describing the development a new Raman probe that improves the measurement of skin. The new probe makes it possible to obtain Raman measurements that provide a more detailed measurement of the biochemistry of different areas of the skin, such as of the underarm and scalp, and can help researchers advance the understanding of conditions such as eczema and dandruff, as well as to improve skin cancer diagnoses. MORE »
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Featured News
Teledyne Completes Acquisition of Cetac Technologies
Teledyne Instruments, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies of Thousand Oaks, California), has completed the acquisition of assets of SD Acquisition, Inc. (better known as Cetac Technologies). MORE »
How to Avoid Bad Data When Analyzing Routine QA/QC Industrial Samples Using ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT/ 16:00 BST/ 17:00 CEDT
Register Free at: www.spectroscopyonline.com/avoid
Agilent to Acquire Assets from ABC Instrumentación Analítica
Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, California) and ABC Instrumentación Analítica (ABCIA) (Mexico City, Mexico) have signed a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire assets from ABCIA. MORE »
USP <232> and <233>: Practical Considerations for Compliance with the New Requirements on Elemental Impurities
Live Webcast: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 1:00pm EDT
Register Free at: www.spectroscopyonline.com/Impurities
Scientists Develop New Sensor for Raman Spectroscopy
Scientists at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, Livermore, California) have developed a sensor for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) that has allowed them to detect a certain organic species (1, 2bis(4-pyridl)ethylene, or BPE) in a concentration of a few hundred femtomoles per liter.MORE »
What Are You Missing? New Techniques in Raman Spectroscopy
Live Webcast: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Register Free at: www.spectroscopyonline.com/raman
Novel NMR Screening Assay for Inborn Errors of Metabolism Demonstrated in a Clinical Trial
A novel Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) screening assay was successfully demonstrated during a clinical study in Turkey, in which more than 1,000 newborn babies were screened by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in an effort to establish a method for a non-invasive, efficient, and reliable assessment of absolute and relative metabolite concentrations in newborns, allowing pediatricians to assess their health, and to detect a multitude of inborn metabolic errors simultaneously.MORE »
Simultaneous Fluorescence and Absorbance for Rapid, Reagent-Free Monitoring of Drinking and Waste Water
Live Webinar: Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00am EDT
Register Free at: www.spectroscopyonline.com/simultaneous
Featured Articles
Rapid Bacterial Diagnostics Via Surface-Enhanced Raman Microscopy
SERS of bacterial cells can be a useful technique for clinical diagnostics, as illustrated by the analysis of a human urine sample spiked with urinary tract infection bacteria. MORE »
On Thick Ice: Continuous Flow Analysis of Polar Ice Cores Using FIC Coupled ICP-MS and Spectroscopic Techniques
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEDT
Register Free at: www.chromatographyonline.com/spectroscopic
Analysis of Angstrom-Level Lubricant Thicknesses on Hard Disk Surfaces with FT-IR Spectroscopy
Manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and electronics industry have advanced such that depositing very thin layers of lubricant on hard disk drives is now routine. Such thin layers of lubricants often have thicknesses at the angstrom level, pushing the limits of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic sensitivity, which is the primary coating thickness measurement tool. Presented here is a method that demonstrates the ability to measure 11-Å layers, with potential for sub-1-Å determinations. MORE »
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Are you familiar with SRC Technology for Microwave Digestion?
Milestone’s UltraWAVE featuring Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology enables simultaneous digestion of mixed sample types and vials (glass, quartz and teflon). SRC offers un-matched performance and productivity compared to conventional closed vessel microwave digestion. This article describes how the UltraWAVE using SRC technology works without cross contamination, and improves analytical data quality. Read More
New Webcasts
How to Avoid Bad Data When Analyzing Routine QA/QC Industrial Samples Using ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT; 16:00 BST; 17:00 CEDT
Do you want to find out how to verify your QA/QC data quality or discover the best practices for avoiding common errors that result in bad data? Then join this educational webinar to learn how to achieve "right first time" data.
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USP <232> and <233>: Practical Considerations for Compliance with the New Requirements on Elemental Impurities
Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00 am PDT/ 1:00 am EDT
You probably already know the basics of what USP<232> and <233> means to your lab. Now, learn about the tools available to rapidly get your operation compliant. Learn how to choose the right technique, how to use the PerkinElmer "J" value calculator, the critical role of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance software, and how you can simplify the setup, calibration and maintenance of your system.
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What Are You Missing? New Techniques in Raman Spectroscopy
Thursday, September 26 , 2013
1:00 am EDT
The way Raman data is collected has a significant effect on the reliability of sample identification. Learn about recent advances in sampling technologies that are improving the quality of Raman data. Hosted by Ocean Optics application specialists, this webinar will use real-life application examples to help you improve your Raman measurements.
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Editors' Series: On Thick Ice: Continuous Flow Analysis of Polar Ice Cores Using FIC Coupled ICP-MS and Spectroscopic Techniques
Thursday, October 17, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT
This web seminar will introduce the field of ice core research and will focus on the technical aspects of the chemical analysis with a particular emphasis on fast ion chromatography measurements of methane sulfonate, one of the more promising indicators of sea ice extent near the drill site.
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