Newsletter - 0318-02
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Issue #0318
Top Articles
Specialist Snapshot: Biopharmaceutical Analysis
Are advances in analytical tools meeting the needs of biopharma characterization? Three experts share their views.
What’s in The Cannabis Scientist?
Our mini magazine continues to tackle the big issues in cannabis analysis. Here’s a taste of the news, people and tech you need to know about in this growing field.
Striving for Balance
A recent study assessing presenters at a large scientific conference discovered a move to greater gender equity. But it’s a little more complicated than that - and there's still some way to go...
Got a strongly-held view? Something you feel passionate about in the analytical science field? We’re accepting submissions for our In My View section. Email
Download the inaugural issue our mini magazine: The Spectroscopist, shining a light on the past, present and future of spectroscopy. Click here
Pesticides: From analytical standards to certified reference materials
This webinar will describe a routine certification procedure using the example of pesticide standards from the point of view of a commercial producer of CRMs and will include specific selection criteria, pre-tests, experimental conditions, homogeneity and stability studies.

28th March 2018, 09:00 CET or 17:00 CET
Application Notes
Identification of Decaffeinated Green Tea Dry Extract according to USP DSC 2018
Powdered Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract is prepared from the young, unfermented leaf and leaf buds of Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze (Fam. Theaceae), also known as Thea sinensis L. This HPTLC method identifies Powdered Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract as defined by USP DSC 2018.
High Sensitivity Multi-steroid Panel Assay using Supported Liquid Extraction
A wide range of steroids are included in this application note and many other neutral endogenous steroids can be extracted using similar conditions. This high sensitivity method includes optimised UHPLC separation and MS-MS ionisation conditions, and advice on modification for inclusion of DHEAS in the panel.
Simple, Rapid Detection of Edible Oil Oxidation Using Direct MS
Process-line or laboratory detection of edible oil oxidation is achieved extremely simply by applying selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS). Direct headspace analysis of fish oil using SIFT-MS enables instantaneous quantification of volatile oxidation markers.
Polymer Nanoparticle Characterization Using Dynamic Light Scattering
Here we discuss the influence of temperature on the size of polymer nanoparticles using dynamic light scattering. In the example, an increase in temperature has resulted in the swelling of polymer nanoparticles causing an increase in their size and a decrease in the scattering intensity.
Product Profiles
New compact online pH analyzer – a great alternative to inline pH measurement
Metrohm Process Analytics now offers the 2026 pH Analyzer, part of a new family of economical online process analyzers. These powerful, compact process analyzers are integrated solutions for 24/7 online analysis of critical chemical parameters in industrial processes and wastewater streams.
Thermal desorption tubes & accessories
Markes International has released it’s 2017/2018 catalogue for thermal desorption (TD) tubes, accessories and spares. The catalogue contains everything the TD analyst needs for successful VOC and SVOC monitoring and analysis. This edition also contains Markes’ new HiSorb products for sorptive extraction and an extended section on TD sorbent sampling tubes.
LCMS-8045 Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer for routine analyses
Shimadzu’s LCMS-8045 offers an optimum balance of sensitivity, robustness, and cost-effectiveness to laboratories performing demanding routine quantitative analyses in areas such as food safety and environmental testing.
Special Promotions
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Exhibitor Highlights
42nd International Symposium On Capillary Chromatography and the 15th GCxGC Symposium
The ISCC and the 14th GC×GC Symposium is a “hyphenated” meeting, which will be held at Riva del Garda, Italy, sponsored by Chromaleont S.r.l.

Apart from the most recent advances in the fields of pressure and electrodriven microcolumn separations techniques, and comprehensive 2D GC, this year particular emphasis will be directed to all combinations of Comprehensive Separation Technologies and Capillary Chromatography with various forms of MS.
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?