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April 2019 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

Read this month's issue to get the latest on organ-on-a chip technology, tackle the growing threat of emerging pollutants, contemplate the analytical tools of the future, round-up new launches from Pittcon, hear an amphibian swab story, chart a course to lipidomics success, protect our planet, fight drug-resistant infections, review the year's best spectroscopy papers and sit down with Columbia University's Wei MIn.

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools Technology

The Shape of Tools to Come

| Charlotte Barker

What are the major trends shaping analytical instrumentation?

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

True Transparency

| Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

How confocal Raman microscopy helps dig into the details of glass corrosion.

Fields & Applications Environmental

Swab Story

| Joanna Cummings

According to Kermit, it’s not easy being green. But new research on the amphibian microbiome could help improve frog health.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

The Color of Chirality

| Maryam Mahdi

Forty years ago, it was theorized that chirality had a color composition that could be measured... and finally the theory has been proven.

Business & Education Business

Pittcon Product Round Up

| Charlotte Barker

Business in brief: the latest launches and company news from Philadelphia 2019.

Fields & Applications Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Charting a Course to Lipidomics Success

| Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Researchers use ion mobility-mass spectrometry to create a "lipid atlas."

Fields & Applications Proteomics

Pores for Peptide Profiling

| Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Sea anemone-inspired nanopores hint at a low-cost, single-molecule protein sequencing device.

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Time to Switch It Up?

| Sponsored by Knauer

Knauer present a new generation of valve drive that saves time-consuming reconfiguration and prevents misconfiguration: the Valve Unifier VU 4.1.

Fields & Applications Environmental

Status Quo... and Quo Vadis

| Victoria Samanidou

Analytical chemists can help facilitate "greener" chemical analysis of organic compounds.

Fields & Applications Clinical

Act Fast Against Infection

| Matthieu Legrand

A united front against antimicrobial resistance requires rapid diagnostics.

Techniques & Tools Micro/Nano-scale

Model Body Building

| Sabeth Verporte, Maarten Honing, Jaap den Toonder, Edmond Young

A triumph of biomedical engineering, organ-on-a-chip technology has given researchers an exciting new tool to explore biology.

Fields & Applications Environmental

Testing the Water

| Susan Richardson

DBPs – disinfection by-products – could pose an underestimated threat to our health, wildlife, and environment.

Fields & Applications Environmental

Emerging Tools for Emerging Pollutants

| Silvio Vaz Jr.

Can modern analytical technologies monitor and control the fate of emerging pollutants?

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

The Tag Team

| Wei Min

Wei Min has pioneered a revolutionary technology for imaging chemical bonds, with broad applications in chemistry, biomedicine and energy research.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Landmark Literature: Spectroscopy

| Norman Dovichi, Mary Kate Donais, Marcia F Mesko, Dominic J. Hare

Four expert spectroscopists each select a game-changing paper - and highlight its impact on the wider field or their own research path

EPA Method 8260C Using CDS Analytical 7000C Purge and Trap

| Contributed by CDS

CDS Analytical’s 7000C Purge and Trap concentrator with PAL System is a high throughput Purge and Trap automation solution.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Breaking into Bio-medicine with Raman

| Wei Min

Sitting Down With… Wei Min, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University, New York, USA.

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