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July 2014 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Fields & Applications Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Fair Play at the World Cup

| Rich Whitworth

“Simulation” and biting aside, does the total lack of substance abuse mean that the beautiful game is clean?

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Oil Spill Forensics

| Rich Whitworth, Stephanie Sutton

Measuring the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster four years on

Techniques & Tools Sensors

Bombs Away

| Stephanie Sutton

A nanowire-based prototype “supersensor” can detect the fingerprint of explosives down to parts per quadrillion

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?

| Stephanie Sutton

Carcinogen levels in hairdressers’ blood appear to be linked to number of coloring treatments

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

September Science in Salzburg

| Rich Whitworth

Analytical scientists will descend on Mozart’s hometown for two future-facing conferences – ISC 2014 and MSACL 2014 EU.

Techniques & Tools Micro/Nano-scale

Opening Up Environmental Analysis

| David Cate, John Volckens, Chuck Henry

How microfluidic paper analytical devices will make testing for the presence of toxic chemicals in air or water as simple, ubiquitous and inexpensive as measuring the temperature.

Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography

Eight Tips for Easy GC×GC

| Jack Cochran

Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography is often presented as extremely complicated. It isn’t. Here is some simple advice to help attract more users to the benefits

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Diagnosing Malaria Sooner

| Bayden Wood

Our third effort at developing a simple analytical diagnostic for malaria looks promising. It could help prevent the spread of the most devastating disease on the planet.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Three Wizards of Sample Preparation

| Rich Whitworth

Many sample preparation techniques originated a long, long time ago. Should we be satisfied with old separation magic or does our whole approach need to be re-cast?

Techniques & Tools Technology

A Vision of Our Mobile Future

| Aydogan Ozcan

How smartphone power, coupled with the scale of its adoption globally, offers a compelling platform for analytics and diagnostics – and a chance to level the playing field for researchers in resource-poor countries.

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

The Bumpy Road from Chemist to Entrepreneur

| Elizabeth Thomas

Starting my own bioanalytical research company after many years working for Big Pharma has been daunting, but also satisfying, and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Who Says You Can’t Do GC-MS on an LC-MS System?

| Jody Dunstan

Atmospheric pressure gas chromatography (APGC) showed great promise when it was originally unveiled, but significant development and input from key collaborators would be required to harness the technique for ultra-trace POP analysis. Here’s that story.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Living on the Endless Frontier

| Richard Gallagher

Sitting Down With Daniel Armstrong, Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

The New 2D-LC Kids on the Block

| Rich Whitworth

Concluding our series on two-dimensional liquid chromatography, we talk with a pair of relative newcomers who relate their experiences to date and discuss how they plan to take advantage of the technique in the future.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

The Impurity Analyst

| Rich Whitworth

Ole Gron has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years after finding his way into separation science via spectroscopy.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Keeping Ahead in Life Science

| Rich Whitworth

Fresh from the excitement of ASMS 2014 in Baltimore, Ken Miller, VP of Marketing for Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry, provides a snapshot of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ambitions.

Techniques & Tools Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Tea With Rich...

| Rich Whitworth

Whilst at Riva 2014 (the 38th ISCC and 11th GCxGC Symposium), Rich Whitworth, editor of The Analytical Scientist, invited three key participants of the conference to take part in an exciting new video projec

Techniques & Tools

The Analytical Scientist Power List 2014

| Rich Whitworth

Who Are The Top 40 Under 40?

Techniques & Tools

The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards 2014

| Rich Whitworth

Showcasing the greatest analytical advances of the year

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

10 Reasons that the Zetasizer Nano is chosen for scientific success

New components and measurement techniques continue to be introduced for the Zetasizer Nano. New to the system are a Surface Zeta Potential accessory and a new diffusion barrier method for improved zeta potential measurements of protein samples. Why is the Malvern Zetasizer Nano so popular and found in a broad range of applied and fundamental scientifi c projects across all industries and fields? Because, it is simply the most dynamic and broad ranged instrument on the market for solving technical issues in today’s research environment and it continues to evolve with new capabilities. Here are 10 reasons why you should choose the Zetasizer Nano:

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

Automated particle size with Zetasizer NanoSampler

The Zetasizer NanoSampler is a sample delivery system that ensures highly precise and reproducible automated loading of samples into your Zetasizer Nano for particle size measurements. The NanoSampler adds automation and unattended operation in a versatile, compact package, maximising the productivity of your Zetasizer Nano.

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