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    Lynred detector to help monitor individual field temperatures from space

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    French sensor specialist to develop SWIR linear array for Airbus-led Copernicus contract.

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    Covid-19 update: 08 April 2021

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    A round up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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    Quix sells first quantum processor to Qontrol

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    Spinoff from University of Twente, Netherlands, developing quantum processors, sells to UK research company.

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    Nonlinear route to super-resolution points to new applications

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    Shanghai project creates sub-wavelength imaging in new near-field manner.

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    Slovakia Offers a Lesson in How Rapid Testing Can Fight COVID

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    One of the country’s top epidemiologists explains how population-wide use of rapid antigen tests—in combination with other measures—helped get its...

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    Single-Pixel Detector Classifies Images Using Diffractive Optical Network

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    A single-pixel machine vision framework leverages deep-learning designed optical networks to bypass the need for an image sensor-array or digital...

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    Polymer Molecules Fluoresce After Chemical Adjustments

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    ETH Zurich researchers have introduced a method that relies on chemical adjustments occurring in fluorescent organic polymer molecules to generate...

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    New Gas Chromatography Products for 2020–2021

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    We present our annual review of new products in gas chromatography, introduced between spring 2020 and spring 2021.

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    First patient receives retinal implant in pivotal trial

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    Pixium Vision says that study on an anticipated 38 patients represents final clinical step before seeking market approval.

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    The James Webb Space Telescope's First Year of Extraordinary Science Has Been Revealed

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    From more than 1,000 proposals, the scientists that hoped to perform the observatory’s historic first studies now know their fate...

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    IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization Forms LaSAR Alliance

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    The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) formally announced the establishment of a new member program, LaSAR Alliance (Laser...

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    Simple Laser Delivers High-Dimensional, Quantum-Like Classical Light

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    An international team from China and South Africa used a laser to create an arbitrary dimensional light that team members...

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    SEC-MALS as a Platform and Release Assay for AAV Development and Production

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    As one of the most promising in-vivo gene delivery vectors, adeno-associated virus (AAV) has been widely used in various gene...

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    Quantum technologies for computing, comms and imaging at Hannover Messe

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    At next week's virtual expo, Fraunhofer IOF to showcase quantum imaging system, entangled photon source; and “Qu-NET” optical modules.

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    Our Brain Typically Overlooks This Brilliant Problem-Solving Strategy

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    People often limit their creativity by continually adding new features to a design rather than removing existing ones -- Read...

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    Long-Awaited Muon Measurement Boosts Evidence for New Physics

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    Initial data from the Muon g-2 experiment have excited particle physicists searching for undiscovered subatomic particles and forces -- Read...

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    Laser Cools Down Antiatoms

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    Using a custom-built laser, a team manipulated the motion of antimatter, which could yield much more precise antihydrogen spectroscopy.

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    Back to Basics for Bio Chromatography – Reversed Phase LC Method Development for mAbs

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    *** Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST*** Are you getting...

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    New HPLC, MS, and CDS Products Introduced in 2020–2021: A Brief Review

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    Highlights of the new high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and chromatography data systems introduced over the past year.

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    Strategies for Optimization of Liquid–Liquid Extraction (LLE) Protocols

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    To achieve the best selectivity and recovery in liquid–liquid extraction (LLE), a few fundamentals need to be clearly understood.

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    Where Has My Efficiency Gone? Impacts of Extracolumn Peak Broadening on Performance, Part I: Basic Concepts

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    Dispersion of analyte zones outside of the column often compromises the quality of an LC separation—particularly in smaller columns with...

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    Zeiss opens new Bay Area innovation center

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    Located in California entrepreneurial region; new site houses research labs and demo facilities.

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    Innoviz joins SPAC lidar gang with latest Nasdaq listing

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    Israeli technology developer raises $371M as it becomes the latest lidar firm to go public via a private equity merger...

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    STED microscopy reveals sub-cellular details in living mice

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    Yale project achieves super-resolution 3D imaging in native tissue environment.

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    Forgotten Memories of Traumatic Events Get Some Backing from Brain-Imaging Studies

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    A new wave of research seeks neurological signatures for a type of amnesia -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    EPic Team Thins Down Terahertz Source, Opens Doors in IoT, Data Communication

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    University of Sussex physicists, led by Marco Peccianti, professor and director of the Emergent Photonics (EPic) Laboratory, developed an extremely...

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    Smart Glass Design Saves Power

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    A design from researchers at the University of Kassel aims to decrease energy consumption for lighting and temperature technologies. The...

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    Broadband MIR Source Facilitates Fiber, Fiber Optics-Based Sensing

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    A light source that generates a highly stable broadband mid-infrared (MIR) beam in the wavelength range of 2.5 to 3.7...

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    LC–MS/MS for the Quantification of Tau and Phosphorylated Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients’ CSF

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    Quantification of Tau proteoforms in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) could be useful to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases. LC–MS/MS results can help explain...

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    High consistent Ultrapure Type 1 Waters Guarantees Best Results for Reliable Analytical Quality Control in the Beverage Industry to Ensure Consumer Safety

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    - Ultrapure water with a constant high quality is important because the presence of impurities and contaminants occurs to wrong...

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    Method Robustness and Reproducibility for Monoclonal Antibody Purity Analysis

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    The benefits of a robustness assessment for the analysis of a NIST mAb using a wide pore C4 LC column...

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    The LCGC Blog: Celebrating HPLC Pioneer Elmar Piel

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    Elmar Piel’s pioneering work was pivotal to the development of modern-day high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

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    App Note: A Rainbow of Synthesized Color

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    Synthetically derived food and beverage dye analysis to meet regulatory requirements aimed at reducing the risk of allergies, cancers, and...

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    Analytical Laboratory Training: Far From Ideal!

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    Incognito considers the future of laboratory training, questions the quality of current practices, and assesses the “easy wins” that can...

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    Rising Stars of Separation Science: Mariosimone Zoccali

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    In the first of the series, Mariosimone Zoccali, discusses the development of a powerful analytical method to analyze important bioactive...

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    Characterizing Nano-pharmaceuticals with FFF-MALS-DLS

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    Field-flow fractionation coupled to online light scattering detectors determines detailed size and structural information for nanoparticle-based therapeutics.

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    Tips & Tricks GPC/SEC: Separation Range and Resolution

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    This instalment describes the interplay between column length, pore size distribution, and particle size to optimize GPC/SEC separations.

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    Analysis of 26 Natural and Synthetic Opioids in Blood and Urine

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    UCT offers a simple yet effective procedure to extract and monitor an extensive panel of opioids in blood and urine...

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    Nuburu awarded US patent for copper welding with blue laser

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    Expands firm's IP portfolio, covers all potential apps of copper welding in automotive and e-mobility.

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    An astronomer’s startling discovery … at the bottom of a cider can

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    In September 2020, David Campbell, principal technical officer of astronomy at the University of Hertfordshire in England, found a discarded...

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    Novanta CEO Matthijs Glastra Appointed Board Chairman

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    Surgical robotics and vision company Novanta’s board of directors elected CEO Matthijs Glastra as chairman of the board. The appointment...

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    Printed on a Chip, Living Laser Is an Adept Biosensor

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    A standard inkjet printer is at the heart of a new method that Nanyang Technological University Singapore and China (NTU...

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    Vision and Radio Frequency Combine to Detect Hidden Objects

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    MIT researchers combined traditional characteristics of computer vision with radio sensing to enable a robot to detect occluded, or blocked...

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    Environmental Impact of Agilent HPLC Systems (EU)

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    This publication provides details on the energy consumption of Agilent InfinityLab LC Solutions recently evaluated by My Green Lab for...

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    Environmental Impact of Agilent HPLC Systems (NA)

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    This publication provides details on the energy consumption of Agilent InfinityLab LC Solutions recently evaluated by My Green Lab for...

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    The LCGC Blog: A New View of Reversed-Phase HPLC Selectivity

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    Over the 17 years since the original Hydrophobic Subtraction Model for HPLC selectivity was published, those who curate the model...

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    Bright X-Rays Illuminate COVID Treatment Candidates

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    DESY’s advanced PETRA III light source enables a massive X-ray diffraction screening of existing drugs, identifying several that could have...

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    COVID Showed How Trials for New Drugs Could Be Faster and Better

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    The pandemic has spotlighted ways to make clinical trials easier on patients and better for science, a heart drug researcher...

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    Harnessing Attosecond Quantum Technologies

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    Margaret Murnane explores the quantum physics underlying high-harmonic light sources and the exquisite control it provides.

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    Where there’s smoke, there’s photonics

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    No silver lining will ever be enough to compensate for the lives and livelihoods lost to COVID-19. There was, however,...

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    Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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    LASER-TEC is the Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, founded in 2013 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and...

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    The Role of Cavitation in Glass Fracturing

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    Wang Wei Hua’s group at the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences investigated the role of cavitation...

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    Applied Energetics Relocating Corporate Headquarters

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    Applied Energetics, a laser-generated energy and directed-energy company, will relocate its corporate headquarters to UA (University of Arizona) Tech Park....

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    ZEISS Completes Innovation Center, US Medical Technology Business HQ

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    ZEISS completed construction on a $180 million R&D, production, sales, and customer service facility in Dublin, Calif., in the San...

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    How to Avoid Contamination in Pipetting EU

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    Preventing cross contamination during pipetting is vital for accurate and reliable results. In order to avoid it you need to...

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    Trioptics and TechnoTeam to co-develop AR/VR display metrology

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    Partners aiming to develop a measuring system integrating photometric and imaging processes in single device.

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    WeLASER project refines laser-based weed control

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    European group developing “chemical-free, technical alternative in crop management” using lasers, AI and Internet of Things.

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    Frequency comb sniffs out cow emissions

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    Field-deployed spectroscopy system able to monitor methane and ammonia to low concentrations with high precision.

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    Ingenuity's 'Wright Stuff': A Piece of the Wright Flyer Will Soar on Mars

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    The first powered atmospheric flight on another planet will honor its roots with a payload drawn from the dawn of...

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    If You Don't Have COVID Vaccine Side Effects, Are You Still Protected?

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    Reactions reflect unique features of an individual’s immune system, not the strength of a response -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Toward More Efficient Organic Solar Cells

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    Researchers demonstrate a pathway to organic solar cells that minimize energy losses and boost efficiency.

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    Laser Cools Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero

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    A custom-built laser has cooled antimatter to near absolute zero. The work, carried out by researchers with the CERN-based ALPHA...

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    Tetra-Gel Polymer Delivers Next-Level Accuracy to Expansion Microscopy Imaging

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    Scientists led by MIT’s Edward Boyden have applied the principles of expansion microscopy — a technique that Boyden’s lab introduced...

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    Accelerate Analytical Sample Prep

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    Speed up your analytical sample preparation with Pall’s AcroPrep 24-well and 96-well filter plates.

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    The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Amazon Rain Forest

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    Fossilized pollen and leaves reveal that the meteorite that caused the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs also reshaped South America’s plant...

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    Confident Basler sees upturn as earnings rise

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    Machine vision firm optimistic on continued growth in semiconductor and logistics markets, and robust demand from China.

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    Zeiss launches crystallographic CT system

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    Enables 3D crystallographic imaging such as for AM, ceramics, and pharmaceutical samples.

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    Monitoring blood constituents points to more effective health monitoring

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    LMU Munich and MPQ find spectral fingerprints stable enough to serve as individual biomarkers.

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    Your Immune System Evolves to Fight Coronavirus Variants

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    Antibodies can change to counter new forms of the shape-shifting virus, research hints -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Gold Nanoparticle Plasmon Coupling Illuminates Thermal Sensing Possibilities

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    Researchers from North Carolina State University have described a method for achieving desirable optical properties by stretching shape-memory polymers embedded...

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    Lasers Manipulate Diamond Nanoparticles to Open Applications in Biosensing

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    Scientists from Hokkaido University, Osaka Prefecture University, and Osaka University showed the ability to use laser beams of different wavelengths,...

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    Tokyo researchers devise new way to observe laser-material interactions

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    Achievement could have wide-ranging implications in laboratory, commercial and industrial situations.

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    Confident Basler sees earnings rise

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    Machine vision firm optimistic on continued growth in semiconductor and logistics markets, and robust demand from China.

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    Home Advantage Doesn't Require Crowds, COVID Pro Soccer Matches Show

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    An assessment of games before and during the pandemic suggests that teams play better on their own turf even without...

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    Dual-Band Waveguide on a Silicon Chip

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    A hybrid platform can transmit mid-IR and near-IR wavelengths simultaneously, which could enable future silicon photonic structures for chemical sensing...

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    Empower Your Business with the Empower Data Science Link

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    ***Live: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10am EDT | 3pm BST | 4pm CEST*** Learn how Empower Data Science Link...

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    Non-targeted Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Surface Water using Fragment Ion Flagging

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    LCGC Europe spoke to Stefan Van Leeuwen and Bjorn Berendsen from Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands, about a novel...

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    Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography (HIC) for the Characterization of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies and Related Products, Part 2: Practical Considerations

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    In the second part of this review of the current state of HIC, some practical considerations are explained, including method...

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    High Analytical Performance for Untargeted Aroma Profiling by Combining Dynamic Headspace Sampling, Capillary Gas Chromatography and Time‐of‐Flight Mass Spectrometry

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    This article looks at the benefits of combining dynamic headspace sampling (DHS) with capillary GC–TOF-MS as a tool for untargeted...

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    Polarization reveals more details of M87 black hole

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    EHT collaboration makes black hole breakthrough, while European astronomy networks merge.

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    When Will Kids Get COVID Vaccines?

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    Pharmaceutical companies are starting clinical trials in young children and adolescents, but they must balance speed and safety -- Read...

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    Optical Fiber Production Method Reduces Photonic Chip Cost, Errors

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    Research from Eindhoven University of Technology has shown an improved method of constructing optical fiber arrays, which could significantly improve...

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    Intravascular Imaging Technique Characterizes Key Heart Attack Risk

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    A Massachusetts General Hospital-based research team has introduced an intravascular laser speckle imaging (ILSI) technique that showed the ability to...

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    Profiling the HLA-II Immunopeptidome of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Glycoprotein Using Mass Spectrometry.

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    ***Available Now!*** In this webinar, Mike Knierman, Eli Lilly, will discuss the use of mass spectrometry to identify unique sequences...

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    Utilizing Octet Platform for Characterized Critical Reagents in Support of Drug Development for Contemporary Biotherapeutics

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    ***Live: ***Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9am EST | 2pm GMT | 3pm CET *** Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at...

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    The LCGC Blog: What I am Looking for When Hiring a Candidate: One Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemist’s Perspective

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    Is there a secret formula to getting hired into a pharmaceutical analytical chemistry group? What skills are prized above all...

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    Lucence to commercialize laser microfluidics for cancer biopsy

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    Palo Alto startup is working with Waseda University group on a new way to identify circulating tumor cells at an...

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    Which COVID Vaccine Is 'Best'? Why Do Some People Have Side Effects? Experts Answer These Questions and More

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    Scientific American talked to scientists about everything from what efficacy means to protection against the new coronavirus variants -- Read...

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    The Post-Brexit Landscape: Photonics Perspectives

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    OPN talked with several members of the European photonics scene about the impact of the December 2020 EU–U.K. accord, and...

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    Rovco Spinoff Vaarst Launches

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    Vaarst, a marine robotics company and spinoff from hydrographic survey company Rovco, has officially launched. The new company, helmed by...

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    Heidelberg Instruments Makes Multiphoton Optics a Subsidiary

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    Photolithography company Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH acquired Multiphoton Optics, a solution provider for 3D lithography via two-photon polymerization. The companies...

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    Atomic Lattice Excitation Yields Understanding of Quantum Dots’ Limits

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    At low energy levels, quantum dots are able to absorb light and convert it to a different color at nearly...

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    Light Delivers Hydrogen from Nonphotosynthetic Microorganisms

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    A team in Portugal has introduced a method for the sustainable conversion of solar energy into hydrogen, relying on biohybrid...

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    Leveraging the Power of a Core-Shell LC Particle to Improve Micro and Nano Flow Separations

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    ***Live: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST *** In order...

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    Innoviz launches automotive perception platform to vehicle makers

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    Firm says it is already shipping InnovizAPP to selected auto “giants” for consumer AV programs.

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    Jenoptik expects ‘significant and profitable’ growth in 2021

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    Company says revenue development “marked by Covid-19 pandemic” – but profitability significantly improved.

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    A City in Brazil's Amazon Rain Forest Is a Stark Warning about COVID to the Rest of the World

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    Manaus and cities like it will continue to generate dangerous viral variants if vaccination campaigns are not expanded to broadly...

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    Some Deep-Sea Bacteria Are So Strange, Our Immune Sensors Miss Them

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    These microbes are redefining our understanding of how bodies recognize potential pathogens -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Seeing Sound—How Hummingbirds Hum

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    Acoustic model based on 3D sound images visualizes for the first time how the oscillating lift and drag on a...

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    Optics and Photonics Funding in Germany: The Research Institutes

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    The final article in a series overviews the four major German research associations, and the institutes through which they fund...

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    Kinetic River Develops Autofluorescence Removal Tech

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    Flow cytometry instrumentation company Kinetic River Corp. completed a small business innovation research (SBIR) project funded by the National Institutes...

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    Fabrication Method Paves Way for Large-Scale Perovskite Production

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    A simple, synthetic process for fabricating stable perovskite solar cells has overcome a preventative challenge to large-scale production, and, as...

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    DNA Origami Supports Applications In and Beyond Life Sciences

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    A European research team developed a dye- and DNA programming-based approach for counting molecules present within individual complexes. The approach...

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    Simple, Accurate and Reliable Quantification of THC and CBD in Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Edibles, Pastries and Candies

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    ***Live: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2pm EST | 1pm CST| 11am PST*** Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2pm EST...

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    Loneliness Is a Public Health Problem: This Low-Tech Intervention Can Help

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    Phone calls may be integral to connecting with people who are lonely and isolated -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Collaborative Validation of a New Method

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    SGS AXYS and Waters validated GC–MS/MS as an alternative procedure to HRMS, and adapted EPA Method 1613B criteria, proving equivalency...

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    LC–MS Analysis of Oligonucleotides v2

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    Oligonucleotides were then analyzed using liquid chromatography with ultraviolet and mass spectrometry with a polymer-based diol column.

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    LC–MS Analysis of Low MW Cations under HILIC mode

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    LC–MS analysis of various low molecular weight cationic compounds were demonstrated using gradient formic acid and acetonitrile eluents.

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    A Breakthrough in Dioxin Analysis

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    Atmospheric pressure gas chromatography (APGC) with tandem quadrupole MS is recognized as an acceptable alternative to magnetic sector MS for...

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    Confirmation of Dioxins and Furans using APGC–MS/MS

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    The Waters Xevo TQ-XS APGC-MS/MS is an easy, robust, cost effective, and acceptable alternative to traditional magnetic sector HRMS for...

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    Expanding MS/MS to More Organic Pollutants

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    An ISO accredited application utilizing APGC–MS/MS demonstrate accuracy and robustness for detection of large variety of POPs compounds in challenging...

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    Aggregates and Additives Analysis in Antibody Drugs

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    This application note demonstrates the separation of IgG monomers and its aggregates, antibody metabolites, and other proteins.

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    Purification and SEC–MALS Analysis of VLP

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    We investigated the purification and size-exclusion chromatography and light scattering analysis of virus-like particles.

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    Illinois UC develops ‘new microscopy’ to detect individual viruses

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    “PRISM microscope” promises rapid, real-time diagnostics including for Covid-19.

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    Coherent terminates Lumentum merger

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    Move clears the way for the laser firm to join forces with II-VI, creating the world’s largest photonics company.

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    Hidden Toll of COVID in Africa Threatens Global Pandemic Progress

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    Undercounting or ignoring cases of the disease on the continent could lead to new variants that might derail efforts to...

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    Optical Fiber Brings Universal Quantum Computing Closer

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    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) measured and controlled a superconducting qubit using optical fiber, rather...

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    Velo3D to Go Public After Merger with Jaws

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    Additive manufacturing company VELO3D has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Jaws Spitfire Acquisition Corp., valuing the combined...

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    Heriot-Watt Partners with ASML

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    Heriot-Watt University has begun a five-year partnership with Netherlands-based ASML, a major supplier to the semiconductor industry, to pursue the...

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    Hurricane Names from Greek Alphabet Are Dropped

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    Sticking with human names will lessen confusion and distraction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Unexplained Results Intrigue Physicists at World's Largest Particle Collider

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    Muons and electrons might not experience the same fundamental interactions, contrary to Standard Model predictions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Light Approach to Heart-Attack Prevention

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    In vivo laser speckle imaging could enable better coronary artery disease screening.

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    Coherent Opts for II-VI Takeover, Will Terminate Existing Lumentum Agreement

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    II-VI will enter into a definitive agreement with Coherent, allowing the Pittsburgh-based optical components and semiconductor materials manufacturer to acquire...

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    VELO3D to Go Public

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    Additive manufacturing company VELO3D has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Jaws Spitfire Acquisition Corp., valuing the combined...

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    Elevating Your Charge Variant and Aggregate Analysis for Biotherapeutic Proteins

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    *Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9am EDT| 1pm GMT | 2pm CET, Monday, March 22, 2021 at 2pm EDT| 1pm...

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    Hydrogen–Deuterium Exchange Coupled with Cyclic Ion Mobility for Higher Quality Analyses

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    *Wednesday, March 25, 2021 at 10am EDT| 7am PDT| 3pm GMT| 4pm CET* Join us to learn how to address...

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    Agave syrup carbohydrate analysis using HPAE-PAD

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    This application note demonstrates how Norma Oficial Mexicana for agave syrup carbohydrate analysis is executed with a Thermo Scientific Dionex...

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    Analysis of 16 Cannabinoids by HPLC/PDA

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    This work describes a simple and fast method for the analysis of sixteen commonly analyzed cannabinoids utilizing a PerkinElmer LC...

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    Sorbitol determination in food

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    Thermo Scientific Dionex CarboPac PA300-4µm column allows simplified, high-resolution sorbitol separation and quantification in complex samples.

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    HPAE-PAD of Galactosyl-Oligosaccharide-Containing Samples

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    This application note demonstrates dual eluent generation cartridge performance for profiling galactosyl-oligosaccharides using HPAE-PAD.

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    Extraction and analysis of PFAS from soil

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    This application note demonstrates how accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) can extract a variety of PFAS from soil.

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    AOF by combustion IC – PFAS

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    AOF by combustion IC – non-targeted complemental determination of PFAS in aqueous samples

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    Trans-galactooligosaccharides in foods using HPAE-PAD

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    AOAC Method 2001.02 for TGOS analysis executed with a Thermo Scientific Dionex CarboPac PA1-1mm column using HPAE-PAD in Dual EGC...

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    Analysis of Isoflavones in Supplements by HPLC/UV

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    Efficient and reliable UHPLC method for the analysis of 12 isoflavones, prepared in accordance with the USP monograph for soy,...

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    Analysis of Preservatives in Cosmetics by HPLC

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    This application demonstrates a fast, robust, and sensitive HPLC method for the analysis of eight parabens in commercially available cosmetic...

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    Analysis of Sugars in Syrup by HPLC

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    This application note presents a simple HILIC-RI method for the analysis of four common sugars found in maple syrup, utilizing...

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    PFAS in drinking water using SPE

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    Reliable SPE for PFAS in drinking water per U.S. EPA Method 537.1

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    Determination of PFAS in drinking water

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    This application note demonstrates a reliable SPE method with an automated SPE system for the determination of PFAS in drinking...

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    Avantor® Chromatography Solutions for Nitrosamine Analysis

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    Nitrosamines are potentially dangerous genotoxic compounds that have been recently found within some pharmaceutical products. We demonstrate highly sensitive methods...

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    Intevac to develop SWIR high-energy laser sensor under $7M military program

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    Funded by US directed energy weapons development agency, the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office.

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    Raman and infrared techniques boost biomedical analyses

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    Developments from Schott, tec5 and CEA-Leti offer improved process control and imaging.

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    Aura Biosciences lands $80M funding

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    Massachusetts firm is taking laser-based treatment of rare and often incurable ocular cancer to pivotal trial.

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