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November 2017 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

Welcome to our November issue! In Upfront, we discover how fingerprints could be the key to drug detection, look at thermoconductivity at an atomic level, and find out how GC-MS helped age a whisky in six days. In Features we meet the team behind μPAC technology team PharmaFluidics, and delve into our planet’s history with Kirsty Penkman. In My Views tackle clinical applications and reproducibility, and finally, We Sit Down With Power list superstar, Gert Desmet, who tells us about his dreams – and why he loves pushing things to the limits…

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Articles featured in this issue

Fields & Applications Clinical

(S)POC Analysis: “Highly Logical, Captain.”

| Rich Whitworth

Content Director Rich Whitworth asks: "When will low-cost diagnostics beam up?"

Fields & Applications Materials

Trip of a Lifetime

| Joanna Cummings

Following phonons to understand thermoconductivity in complex materials

Techniques & Tools Business

Partnerships, Promotions and Product Launches

| Marcus Lippold

We let you know what’s going on in the business world of analytical science.

Business & Education Professional Development

Bringing Power to the Classroom

| Charlotte Barker

Putting a fresh spin on undergraduate literature reviews, with a little help from our Power List

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Fighting Fake Pharma

| Joanna Cummings

This year's Humanity in Science Award has been awarded to a scientist tackling fake pharmaceuticals

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Fit for Print

| Roisin McGuigan

What if testing for drug use was as quick and easy as taking someone’s fingerprints?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Coming of Age

| Joanna Cummings

Aged spirit made in 6 days – with the help of GC-MS – rated in top 5 percent of whiskies worldwide

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Image of the Month

| Charlotte Barker

A new mass spec cartridge could deliver on-the-spot drug screening in 30 seconds

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Who’s to Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis?

| Ira Krull

The lack of reproducibility has reached epidemic proportions. How can we regain our credibility?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Move Out of the Tunnel… and Into the Light!

| João Barbosa-Breda

When it comes to glaucoma care, metabolomics could well be the future…

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Don’t Hold Your Breath

| Wolfgang Vautz

Clinical use of GC-ion mobility spectrometry has great potential, but major hurdles lie ahead

Techniques & Tools Technology

Chromatography Peaks in Silicon Valley

| Rich Whitworth

We tell the story behind PharmaFluidics – “The Micro-Chip Chromatography Company”

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Realizing Great Vision - in a Material World

| Wim De Malsche

Wim De Malsche shares the PharmaFluidics development and commercialization story

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

μPAC in Practice

| Pat Sandra

Pat Sandra and Goran Mitulović discuss data from their initial work with μPAC

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

On the Dating Scene

| Kirsty Penkman

Kirsty Penkman explains her work in amino acid dating, and how she's delving into Earth's history

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Blade Stunner

| German Augusto Gómez-Ríos

Gómez-Ríos describes a simple solution with surprising performance: coated blade spray.

Techniques & Tools Technology

Bringing Order to Chromatography

| Gert Desmet

Gert Desmet, Full Professor and Department Head, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Don’t Forget the Filter

| Giles Barton

Paying attention to the finer points of filtration in sample preparation can help avoid simple mistakes

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Continuous Headspace Analysis Using SIFT-MS

| Mark J. Perkins, Vaughan S. Langford

Application note: A powerful probe of dynamic processes

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