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The Informatics channel covers data acquisition, manipulation and management.

This includes: laboratory information management systems (LIMS), chromatography data systems (CDS), and electronic lab notebooks (ELN).


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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Clever chemometrics catches funny honey cheats

Honey commands a variety of prices, depending in part on the source of the nectar from which it is derived, which may lead to fraudulent false labelling. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine in Beijing and Agilent Technologies have devised a new method for detecting the source of honey samples, using GC-MS combined with chemometric methods.

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Optimize Laboratory Productivity through System Utilization Monitoring and Business Analytics

System utilization is often recognized as the key to unlocking operational insights for effective laboratory productivity. However, the definitions of system utilization can vary greatly and can have dramatically different use models. Join us to discover the many ways to look at and interpret utilization data as well as other asset management data to build a complete picture of your lab. In this webinar, we will cover the multiple sources of utilization data, review the benefits and limitations of each...

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Wiley Spectra Lab is an expert spectral data system that uses empirical spectral data and advanced software to help chemists, toxicologists, and life scientists confidently identify chemical substances. Powered by the KnowItAll® analytical platform by Bio-Rad, Wiley Spectra Lab provides researchers with access to 2.2 million MS, NMR, and IR spectra – the broadest and largest collection in the world.

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Network premiere for fumarase-insufficient cells

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Jan 16, 2018

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Fumarase is an important enzyme, and work with rats suggested that low levels may affect amino acid levels and possibly be associated with hypertension. Scientists in China have examined the metabolites of human cells that had been genetically altered to be deficient in fumarase, comparing them to the metabolites from control cells using GC-MS and chemometric methods, such as pathway analysis.

The contents of various metabolites in peppers of various colors (green, red, pale green, and violet peppers) and in a high-pungency (green) pepper have been measured and correlated using PCA, Pearson's correlation analysis and hierarchical clustering analysis.

Chemometrics gets to the root of TCM UHPLC data

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Jan 1, 2018

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Morinda root, or ba ji tian, is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine for a variety of conditions, but there is a lack of analytical methods that give an overall picture of the active compounds present. Researchers from the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development in China have developed a method using UHPLC to assay 11 bioactive compounds in morinda root, classifying samples by means of hierarchical cluster analysis, principal component analysis and partial least-squares discriminant analysis.

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Selected key technologies of the analytical science industry are discussed by Steve Down with reference to burgeoning application areas and the scope for future improvements.

We are proud to announce a new series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia, COAST, and SciMind, a product of the American Chemical Society. These webinars will build into a must-have set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

This glossary of chemometrics terms is provided with the permission of Bryan Prazen of the Synovec Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington.

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High quality, peer-reviewed original research, reviews and short communications in the fundamental and applied aspects of chemometrics ensure that this international journal is the journal of choice for chemists, statisticians and mathematicians working with chemical data.

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New Thought Leader for Agilent


Nov 21, 2017

Agilent Technologies has presented its latest Thought Leader Award to Jiandong Jiang, director of the Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China.

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Waters Empower Cloud

Date: Mar 8, 2017

Thomas Tucker from Waters Corporation discusses Empower Cloud, a cloud deployable, compliance ready enterprise Chromatography Data Software (CDS).

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