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8 August 2013
In this Issue
Troubleshooting GC Selectivity, Resolution, and Baseline Issues
Do you need to boost your GC troubleshooting skills? This extract taken from LCGC’s CHROMacademy will reveal how learning more about the chemistry behind your GC can lead to faster problem identification and improved troubleshooting. More...
5 Years Free Access to CHROMacademy
To show our commitment to learning, we have decided to offer all university students and staff free access to CHROMacademy.  You are the future leaders and innovators of the scientific community, and by offering free access to CHROMacademy we hope to help you realize your potential.  This has been made possible by Agilent Technologies- the world’s premiere measurement company. Learn more
Waters Sponsors Clinical Chemistry Fellowship at University of California
Waters (Massachusetts, USA) has announced the sponsorship of a new, two-year postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (California, USA). More...
Life Technologies To Advance Food Safety in Collaboration with FDA
Life Technologies (California, USA) has announced the signing of a five-year collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (USA). The collaboration will see Life Technologies working with the FDA to develop food safety testing of two foodborne pathogens, E.coli and Salmonella. This follows the announced acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher Scientific (California, USA) in April. More...
Application note
Measurements of Absolute Molecular Weight of Synthetic Polymers using the Viscotek SEC-MALS 20
Malvern Instruments.
In this application note, the molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, and size of two common polymers are measured using the new Viscotek SEC-MALS 20. The results from SEC-MALS are  compared with those from conventional calibration and the differences are discussed. Read more
Current features
Potential Sources of Error in Peptide Assay Methods
This article describes two possible sources of errors that may both contribute to significant inaccuracy in peptide assay methods: The filtration material (cellulose) used in sample clean up and the vial material (glass and plastic) used in liquid chromatographic (LC) analysis. This study is based on β-endorphin but has relevance for most peptide assays. More...
The Edge of Failure: Method Validation and the Importance of an Internal Standard
This month, Incognito focuses on method validation and the importance of an internal standard to an analytical process. Is your method on the edge of failure? More...
IC Assay Methods for Impurities, Degradation Products, and Counterions in Drug Substances and Drug Products
Get More from Your Analytical Systems – Improve Utilization, Reduce Operating Costs and Focus Future Capital Purchases to Improve Efficiency
Tips and Tricks on Screening and Confirmatory Methods for Residues and Contaminants in Foods

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