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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: New MOGO optimisation algorithm wins at Monte Carlo

Optimisation of conflicting objectives, such as yield and purity, has long been a problem in process optimisation. Researchers from the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have developed an improved optimisation algorithm, MOGO, which they applied to the simulated separation of a protein by ion-exchange chromatography.

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Educational Webinar
Engineered serendipity

Serendipity or ‘accidental discovery’ is the absolute epitome of innovation. Vaccination, penicillin and Viagra are some famous examples of serendipitous discoveries, but did you know that the splitless injection technique, stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) and selected ion flow tube MS (SIFT-MS) were also discovered by clever accident? The webinar will provide basic insights into the process of innovation and how to implement it successfully using principles and tools from Lean thinking.

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Wiley Spectra Lab:
The World's Largest Spectral Database

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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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From heartbreak to happiness with in-house MS database

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Jun 15, 2017

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Gelsemium elegans is a toxic plant of interest for its possible medical uses. Scientists from Hunan Agricultural University in China used a combination of LC-MS/MS and an in-house database of the accurate masses of previously detected Gelsemium compounds to tentatively identify a wide range of the many components in a crude extract from the plant.

The design, synthesis, and GC and NMR spectral characterization of a library of 32 endo- and exo-fenchyl esters have been described in work which will facilitate future essential oil analyses, especially those involving minor constituents.

Viagra cheats exposed by TLC

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Jun 1, 2017

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Health supplements in some countries are frequently adulterated with PDE5 inhibitors, such as sildenafil (Viagra) or unapproved analogues. Researchers from Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China used a combination of TLC and Raman spectroscopy for the rapid identification of these pharmaceutical products in supplement samples.

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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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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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