Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Mass Spectrometric Immunoassay pipette tips are a collection of immunoaffinity sample preparation products. Robust technology delivers a simplified way to enrich target proteins for downstream mass spectrometric analysis.
Chromatography Techniques' December 2012 cover story centers on automation and integration systems that are simplifying sample prep workflows. Other articles focus on MEMS-based instruments, analytical R&D in drug discovery and high-purity water in UHPLC, HPLC-ICP-MS in contamination studies.
MEMS–Based Systems Solutions (MBSS) are the integration of MEMS front ends, including sensors, actuators and or structures, with signal processing vis-à-vis ASIC, embedded software in the microprocessor-based ASIC, energy management/storage and network connectivity, either wired or wireless.
The development and commercialization of new medical drugs is a complex and costly process, but increasing pressure is being placed on drug companies to accelerate the timeline from discovery of new drugs. The pharmaceutical industry continues to demand ever more advanced products aimed at improving health and the quality of modern-day life.
Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) is an increasingly popular technique. By using a combination of sub-2 μm particles and instrumentation capable of withstanding high pressures and maintaining peak shape, UHPLC allows for higher sensitivity, resolution and speed than traditional HPLC.
The presence of potentially toxic elements and compounds in foodstuffs is of intense public interest, and so food producers as well as regulators require rapid, reliable screening methods to accurately determine the levels of such contaminants in food and drink.
Improving time-intensive laboratory sample preparation techniques goes beyond just adding automation systems. Automating sample preparation processes has been the most popular procedure developed by equipment manufacturers, especially for liquid handling systems. Integrating or combining several steps into one is another technique currently being used.
Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) are obtained by fractionation or depolymerization of natural heparins. They are defined as having a mass-average molecular weight of less than 8000 and for which at least 60% of the total weight has a molecular mass less than 8000.
For many years, scientists thought that mosquitoes spread diseases with a relatively free ride because the insects didn’t have much in the way of natural defenses to fight off these microscopic stowaways. Recent research, however, has revealed that mosquitoes have surprisingly sophisticated immune systems.
This miniaturized LCMS leverages technologies developed under previous research and development efforts to study the chirality, or "handedness," of amino acids on the icy moons of the outer planets, asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects.
Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy", researchers have shown they can peer into the structure of blended polymers. The capability has important implications for the design of polymers, like the polyethylene blends used to repair aging waterlines.
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MarketsandMarkets has created a report that studies the global proteomics market, which is now forecasted to reach $17.2 billion by 2017. The key players in the market are Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Life Technologies, Sigma-Aldrich, Danaher Corp., Roche, Bio-Rad and Luminex.
Waters announced the selection of the MTM Research Center at Orebro Univ. for its Centers of Innovation Program for research in the field of persistent organic pollutants, now regulated under provisions of the Stockholm Convention.
Collisions between protons and lead ions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have produced surprising behavior in some of the particles created by the collisions. The new observation suggests the collisions may have produced a new type of matter known as color-glass condensate, according to MIT research.