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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: Tree metabolite identification combats beetle devastation

The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle that is currently destroying vast numbers of ash trees in North America. Scientists from Trent University, Peterborough and RB Consulting (both Ontario, Canada) used LC-MS to compare the metabolites from ash trees attacked by the insect with those from unaffected trees, thus providing a convenient method of early detection.

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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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A novel method to determine the decomposition status of seafood samples was explored using LC‐HRMS with untargeted analysis and a statistical model driven by sensory results via a script written in the R programming language.

Proteomic performance predictions possible for LC-MS

Ryan De Vooght-Johnson

Jul 3, 2019

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The routine use of LC-MS in proteomics has led to a need for appropriate QC software tools to assess LC-MS performance, but existing packages have their limitations. Scientists from the University of Sydney have developed a novel web-based system (QCMAP) for checking the operation of proteomic LC-MS systems and predicting their performance on biological samples.

The theoretical calculation of GC parameters, such as retention times and peak widths, often requires large number of runs on training sets of compounds. Researchers from the University of Alberta developed a method to calculate retention times and peak widths using thermodynamic parameters and a small number of runs with a set of standard compounds.

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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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