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November 2013 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools

Women at the Top of Analytical Science

| Richard Gallagher

What can be done to improve on a disappointing show in The Power List?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Like a Moth to the… Flower

| Rich Whitworth

The unique co-evolutionary relationships between plants and their pollinators are as complex as they are diverse.

Techniques & Tools Technology

Nano Particle Accelerator

| Rich Whitworth

Is “accelerator-on-a-chip” technology the tipping point for cheaper, smaller devices for science and medicine?

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Sound Boost from Big Pharma

| Rich Whitworth

AstraZeneca joins forces with Labcyte to develop acoustic dispensing system for mass spectrometry

Techniques & Tools Data Analysis

Data Scientists For Sale

| Rich Whitworth

Do you have big data, lots of questions, and no expertise? This crowd-sourced data analysis platform could be the answer – if you can afford it

Techniques & Tools

Fame and Fortune?

| Rich Whitworth

Having thrust 100 analytical scientists to the heights of stardom in our 2013 Power List, we went back to assess the reaction of colleagues, friends and family. The response was mixed.

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Soybean Blunder

| Rich Whitworth

Taiwan proudly set the tightest limits on glyphosate, but failed to measure the herbicide

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Who’s on Top?

| Lloyd Snyder

Is there a pecking order for scientists? If so, how is it determined and what does it mean?

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Debating Volume-Based HPLC

| Konstantin Choikhet

An article by Monika Dittmann on volume-based HPLC triggered a debate on the practicality of the concept. Here, we present the questions that were raised and how they were answered.

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Pharmacopoeias Need QbD

| Imre Molnár

Incorporating updated analytical methods and approaches into pharmacopoeias – the bibles of pharmaceutical standards – would save a great deal of time and money.

Fields & Applications Technology

Orbitrap Against All Odds

| Alexander Makarov

The development of Orbitrap™ has taken up all of my professional life. It’s been a story of luck, perseverance, and, ultimately, success.

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Chewing Over Food Analysis

| Hans-Gerd Janssen, Yolanda Pico, Michele Suman, Rudolf Krska, Michel Nielen

We sample the views of five food analysis experts. Is separation science still the greatest thing since sliced bread, or are there bigger fish to fry?

Fields & Applications

How to Establish a Consultancy

| John Coates

From a seventeen-year vantage point, I offer these recollections into the development of a technology-based consulting business.

Fields & Applications

Innovation is Child’s Play

| Jon Platt

How we can innovate by setting aside critical and logical thought processes, and embracing the lost skill of imagination.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma


| Richard Gallagher

Sitting Down with Sue Lunte, Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, USA.

Techniques & Tools Technology

VWR-Hitachi Chromaster with Diode Array and Low Temperature Evaporative Light Scattering Detectors (ELSD)

| Sponsored by VWR

UV detection methods are the most widely used in HPLC owing to the seemingly ubiquitous presence of chromophores in analytes.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Hot Chemistry: Radio Ion Chromatography

| Sponsored by Metrohm

Metrohm's customizable system copes with the tough requirements of the radiopharmaceutical industry and pharmacopoeial regulations.

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