Newsletter - 1017-03
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Issue #1017
 
 
Top Articles
 
 
Giving SEIRA a Boost
 
The optical absorption spectra of trace chemical or biological molecules can be weak. However, a new light-trapping sensor increases sensitivity of surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy devices – by up to 1,000 times.
 
 
 
 
The Road to HPLC2018 Part 1: Super Separations
 
2018 sees the 47th anniversary of the HPLC Symposium. As the chairs finalize the program, Norman Dovichi reflects on the advances that are guiding the future of liquid chromatography.
 
 
 
 
Spinal Tap
 
Neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating and often incurable. But metal speciation in cerebrospinal fluid may bring new understanding of the conditions, according to a multinational team of researchers.
 
 
 
 
 
Introducing our mini magazine: The Spectroscopist, shining a light on the past, present and future of spectroscopy. Download the inaugural issue here: Click here
 
 
Download your digital copy of The Analytical Scientist: Click here
 
 
 
 
 
SIFT-MS Webinar Series
 
 
Rapid Gas and Headspace Analysis with SIFT-MS
 
High-throughput analysis using selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) provides unique opportunities for rapid gas and headspace analysis. This series of webinars will look at exciting applications for SIFT-MS in analysing volatile emissions from packaging, monitoring automotive material and tailpipe emissions, and ensuring workplace air quality.
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Webinars
 
 
Mass Spectrometry for Biopharmaceuticals
 
Protein characterization is required at all stages of the biopharmaceutical pipeline, and mass spectrometry plays a key part in enabling confident structural insight into these complex molecules. Join us on a journey of biopharmaceutical mass analysis, and learn from recognized leaders in academia and industry about LC-MS analysis of therapeutic proteins – including Prof. Alexander Makarov, Dr. David Tickle and Prof. Dame Carol Robinson.
 
 
 
Advances in supercritical fluid chromatography
 
Modern ultrafast SFC is a powerful separation mechanism with an extended application reach. Whether you are new to SFC or a long-time user, join Terry A. Berger to learn how to achieve highest injection linearity and precision, increased separation speed and throughput, and improved signal-to-noise.

29th November 2017, 16:00 GMT / 11:00 EST / 08:00 PST / 17:00 CET
 
 
 
 
Application Notes
 
 
Enhanced characterisation of cannabis extracts using flow-modulated GCxGC- TOF MS/FID with Tandem Ionisation
 
This study demonstrates the use of flow-modulated GC×GC to analyse complex cannabis extracts, with simultaneous detection by TOF MS for confident identification and FID for robust quantitation.
 
 
 
Ultrapure Water for LC-MS Biomedical Analyses
 
In this paper the suitability of reagent water for LC-MS biomedical analyses will be evaluated and the role of water quality in achieving sensitive and reliable LC-MS analyses will be discussed. Furthermore, since quality assurance is one of the key requirements in the clinical laboratory, a modern solution for data management will be introduced in order to address this need.
 
 
 
Reveal conjugation sites of antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) with uPAC chromatography columns
 
This application note presents the use of micro Pillar Array Columns (µPACᵀᴹ) combined with mass spectrometry for mapping of ADC. The excellent chromatographic performance with high resolution and sensitivity reveals conjugation sites and allows the separation of isomers. This validates µPACᵀᴹ as an essential tool for ADC characterization.
 
 
 
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cement Manufacture
 
The cement industry is accountable for approximately 5% of the worlds artificial carbon dioxide emissions, and it is considered one of the most energy-intensive sectors in the globe. Cement is a vital commodity for the world, and its usage levels reflect the economic importance.
 
 
 
Technical Benefits of the Viscotek SEC-MALS 20
 
The Viscotek is a 20 angle multi-angle light scattering detector for the measurement of molecular weight and radius of gyration. It is designed for the characterization of natural, synthetic polymers and proteins. The hardware contains a number of technical advantages that place its performance above other MALS detectors.
 
 
 
How to Ensure Analytical Accuracy and Reliability with an Inert Flow Path
 
An inert sample pathway is critical for accurately quantifying low levels of active samples that are common in today’s analytical applications. Regulations and smaller sample sizes have placed utmost importance on getting accurate results quickly without instrument downtime. Read this application note to learn how inert coatings improve analytical performance.
 
 
 
New ISO 18562 international standard: Monitoring VOC emissions from respiratory medical devices
 
Learn how to monitor potentially harmful VOCs and SVOCs emitted from respiratory medical devices in accordance with the recently-released ISO 18562 standard. The sampling protocol involves passing the air stream through the medical device and onto a sorbent-packed tube, followed by automated analysis by TD–GC–MS.
 
 
 
 
Product Profiles
 
 
916 Ti-Touch - compact, stand-alone titrator for routine analysis more powerful than ever
 
New convenience features and additional capabilities make the 916 Ti-Touch more powerful than ever. Users may now connect a second titration stand, do pH-STAT titrations, benefit from dedicated automation for up to 24 samples with a new budget sample processor, and more.
 
 
 
 
Special Promotions
 
 
Exclusive HPLC Trend Study: Current State of Sample Preparation
 
Over 300 users were surveyed in this exclusive study on a variety of HPLC topics – find out what they had to say now.
 
 
 
 
Events
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Be it a large congress at a huge venue or an expert meeting that fits around a table, these events are a fantastic way to network and educate yourself on the latest developments in the industry – so why not take a look at our list of upcoming events?