Emerald Conference 2017: A Chromatographer’s Perspective on Cannabis

Emerald Cannabis Conference San Diego Phenomenex

Cannabis is a growing like a weed! The third annual Emerald Conference was held early February this year in San Diego, CA, USA and the turnout was incredible. From a general point of view, the cannabis industry is undergoing changes that will provide consumer’s confidence for their safety.  From a Continue Reading

The Man, The Myth, The Milton: Meet our Newest Teammate!

Full-time chromatography enthusiast, analyst, and guest blogger (with devilishly good looks).

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.

Recap: SoCal Dietary Supplements Chromatography Forum

Last month, Phenomenex hosted the SoCal Dietary Supplements Chromatography Forum—an all-day assembly co-sponsored by Alkemist Laboratories and US Pharmacopeia (USP) to discuss “the need and approach to modernizing USP dietary supplement monographs,” particularly those based upon chromatography.

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.

Beta-Glucuronidase Removal: Urine the Right Place

Whether it be for a job interview or medical diagnosis, most of us have found ourselves in the vulnerable position of peeing into a cup. And though it may feel invasive or embarrassing, urine tests are remarkably helpful to doctors, courts, and hiring managers alike.

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.

10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask About LC

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Addressing Cannabis Research Challenges with Gas Chromatography

With marijuana decriminalization on the rise in the United States, many people might expect to see more sophisticated systems of labeling and identification in their newly sanctioned cannabis products. Easier said than done.

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.