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May 2013 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Fields & Applications

Analytical Attrition

| Rich Whitworth

Despite its intrinsic importance, analytical science has a very low profile and is in danger of being dismantled ... completely.

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

Reinvigorating SAXS

| Rich Whitworth

New metrics promise “game-changing" improvements to SAXS.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Bio Sample Snapshot

| Karl-Siegfried Boos, Rosa Morello

How clinical analysis tracks developments in analytical technology ...

Fields & Applications Gas Chromatography

99 Dead Balloons

| Rich Whitworth

As we burn through our natural resources with gay abandon, all humans must consider the impact of non-sustainable activities and prepare to change.

Techniques & Tools Genomics & DNA Analysis

A Meal Fit For a King

| Rich Whitworth

Radiocarbon dating not only supported the identification of King Richard III’s remains, it also shed ... light on his diet.

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

7 DBS Solutions

| Bert Ooms

Dried blood spot analysis is a useful, but not yet perfect, technique.

Techniques & Tools Sensors

Alcoholic Intelligence (AI)

| Rich Whitworth

For centuries, taste experts have had the enviable – and indispensable – job of managing brandy quality ... control. Are they about to be replaced by E-Tongue technology?

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Closing the anti-doping circus

| Henk van 't Klooster

Are the right questions being asked about substance abuse in sport? I say no...

Fields & Applications

Skills Gap = Foresight Gap

| John Miller

The abandonment of employee training and development is a false economy. Those companies ... that do invest will have a huge competitive advantage.

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Constant Quality Improvement

| Allen K. Vickers

Scientific innovation combined with manufacturing excellence continues to drive improvements in GC. For ... trace analysis, the development of ultra-inert columns has been crucial. Here’s how it was done.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

MASStastic Voyage

| Steve Taylor

A state-of-art mass spec system hits the road, offering a new way for analytical science providers to meet their ... customers.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Non-Targeted is Our Target

| Hans Mol

Full-scan mass spectrometry is about to transform the way that we do analyses ... Here, I describe the possibilities for non-targeted analysis that are opened up by recent improvements in instrumentation, compare the new approach to today’s best (targeted) practice, and look for solutions to the bottlenecks that are hindering widespread adoption of non-targeted analysis.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

| Lourdes Ramos, Serge Rudaz

Where does sample preparation stand today, and where is it going? Two experts – one from environmental ... chemistry, the other from pharmaceutical science – share views on the current, short-term and long – term outlook for sample prep.

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Pharma's DBS Dilemma

| Neil Spooner, Paul Abu-Rabie

Advantages of dried blood spot (DBS) analysis for the pharmaceutical industry abound yet analytical and ... regulatory challenges are hindering widespread uptake. Here, two leading proponents of the approach discuss what can be done to overcome the barriers to its implementation.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Coasting Ahead

| Oscar van den Brink

How a public-private community is transforming the way analytical chemistry research is approached in ... The Netherlands.

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Volume-Based HPLC

| Monika Dittman

Moving away from constant flow to multiple modes of operation heralds a revolution in high ... performance liquid chromatography

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

The High-Impact Chromatographer

| Rich Whitworth

Sitting Down With Peter Schoenmakers, professor at the Faculty of Science, van‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular ... Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and co-chair of HPLC2013.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Aroma Profiling of Strawberries

| Sponsored by Markes International Ltd

This Application Note describes the fast and highly sensitive detection of trace-level aroma compounds in the headspace gas above fresh strawberries.

Fields & Applications

Availabilty of Helium

| Sponsored by Peak Scientific

Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe, but on Earth it’s relatively rare

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