Business in Brief
Our round up of the latest business news – from product launches to validated workflows for drinking water analysis
Lauren Robertson | | Quick Read
- Thermo Fisher Scientific recently validated a new disinfection by-products application workflow, which uses IC-MS/MS to analyze nine haloacetic acids in drinking water samples in just 35 minutes. Not only is it faster than the previous US EPA Method 557 workflow, it is also simpler to use and eliminates sample preparation steps (1).
- At the recent Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Bruker announced the launch of a number of new systems to increase the accessibility of chemical analysis via magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In particular, this included the Fourier™ 80 FT-NMR benchtop spectrometer for multinuclear gradient spectroscopy (2).
- Waters and Genovis have teamed up to co-develop efficient workflows for the characterization of critical quality attributes in biotherapeutics, such as antibodies and other protein-based drugs. The workflows will be based on the Waters BioAccord LC-MS system, Andrew+ pipetting robot and Genovis SmartEnzymes (3).
- Agilent’s InfinityLab LC/MSD iQ and Ultivo Triple Quadrupole LC/MS systems have recently received the ACT seal of approval from My Green Lab – a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of scientific research – demonstrating their reduced environmental impact (4).
- SCIEX has announced that Joe Fox, who joined the company in 2011, will take over from Inese Lowenstein as President. Fox will focus on continuing SCIEX’ legacy in quantitative LC-MS, and will also oversee the launch of new technologies later in the year (5).