The Phenomenex Story: Part II

Richard Thomas is Chief Scientific Officer at Precision Diagnostics. Sonia Nicholas, Associate Editor at Select Science, spoke to Richard to learn more about his work and the technology that he uses in his laboratory.

Best and Worst Organic Solvents to Use in LC

There are several critical characteristics to take into consideration when choosing the appropriate organic solvent to use in liquid chromatography. For example, high viscosity solvents may produce backpressures that are too high for the HPLC system used.

What the HILIC is HILIC?

Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) is a chromatographic mode used mainly for the separation of polar compounds that are too hydrophilic to be retained in a reversed phase column.

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: 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.

SPE Method Validation Terms: Precision and Accuracy

In the heart of every good chromatographer is a solid understanding of the most crucial vocabulary. For those practicing solid phase extraction, precision and accuracy are fundamental components to their craft.

Cryogenics: A Questionable Practice with Analytical Purpose

On October 19, Chelsea Ake-Salvacion was busy closing up shop at a cryotherapy spa. Alone and worn out from a long day, she decided to enter a cryochamber and soothe her sore muscles before heading home.