Presenting the 2016 Humanity in Science Award Winner…

The Humanity in Science Award was created in 2015 to recognize outstanding developments in science that could change human lives for the better.

Humanity in Science: Optimizing Diagnostics of Rare Diseases in Newborns

The Humanity in Science Award was created in 2015 to recognize outstanding developments in science that could change human lives for the better. There were many runners-up who did (and do!) amazing things for humanity. Recently, The Analytical Scientist sat down with each of them to catch up, and find out how their ventures have progressed in the last 12 months.

Humanity in Science: Accelerating Detection in Early Stages of Heart Attacks

The Humanity in Science Award was created in 2015 to recognize outstanding developments in science that could change human lives for the better. There were many runners-up who did (and do!) amazing things for humanity. Recently, The Analytical Scientist sat down with each of them to catch up, and find out how their ventures have progressed in the last 12 months.

Humanity in Science: Combating Counterfeit with Capillary Electrophoresis

The Humanity in Science Award was created in 2015 to recognize outstanding developments in science that could change human lives for the better. There were many runners-up who did (and do!) amazing things for humanity. Recently, The Analytical Scientist sat down with each of them to catch up, and find out how their ventures have progressed in the last 12 months.

Technical Tip: Bulk HPLC Sorbent Storage and Cleaning for Reuse

In the spirit of frugality, process chromatographers often want to save and store their media for future use. There are steps one can take to store bulk resins for short term and long term use, though it’s worth noting that the media will not last forever.

The Proof is in the Litter: How an Innovative Product is Saving Feline Lives

Many pet owners can tell if their furry friend is sick just by looking at them. What if there was a possible diagnosis lurking in your cat’s litter?

Technical Tip: Early Eluting Peak Shape

Depending on method conditions, early eluting compounds are apt to have poor peak shapes. Within are some steps that can be implemented to help minimize any distortions to early eluting peaks in gas chromatography.

Poor Sample Recovery? You May Be Over-Drying

For most reversed-phase solid phase extraction applications using a silica-based SPE media, cartridges are initially conditioned using an organic solvent such as methanol, followed by rinsing with water or a buffer.

Technical Tip: Peak Apex Flattening

Peak shape issues at the apex of a peak are typically related to detector saturation. This symptom can be observed as flattening and/or noise at the peak apex.

How Does Temperature Affect a Compound’s Retention Time?

compound retention

The boiling point is the temperature where liquid has enough energy that molecules transferring into the vapor phase exert a pressure that is equal to the outside pressure. This allows molecules anywhere—not just the surface—to transfer to the gas phase.