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Tandem Quad Mass Spectrometry: The Foundation of Product Safety, Efficacy, and Decision-making

by Waters Corporation  (May 17, 2016)

There is a rightfully high expectation from consumers that the amounts of compounds and ingredients that producers report in their goods are accurate down to trace levels. Whether personally or professionally, we all rely on this analytical information coming from laboratories that enables critical decisions to be made. Analytical chemists have ...

Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

by Quantitech Ltd  (Apr. 25, 2016)

The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to ...

Simon Fraser University Opens Suite of Mass Spectrometers for Natural Products Discovery Research

by Waters Corporation  (May 9, 2016)

As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Roger Linington discovered his future life’s work serendipitously. While studying sponges, it became clear to him that one of the challenges in studying macroorganisms is their limited or slowly replenishing supply. To perform mechanism and mode-of-action studies, he needed a ...

How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies

by Ensia  (May 12, 2016)

Reservoir managers look to storm predictions to make smarter choices about dam operations Last year, New York City faced an unusual situation. An epic winter in the city’s Delaware River watershed brought heavy snow and very little rain. Stubborn cold meant there was no snowmelt to refill water-supply reservoirs, even as the city’s ...

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Coming To An Island Near You

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (May 24, 2016)

Ocean Thermal Energy (OTE) Corporation may be landlocked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to the ocean for 24/7 electricity. Their primary technology is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), which uses the temperature differentials in the ocean to produce steam. The steam, in turn, activates a turbine, ...

Laboratory Information Management Systems and Traceability of Quality Systems

by STARLIMS Corporation  (Sep. 1, 2003)

Today’s business environment places many demands on technical managers and corporate executives. At a time when global competition forces companies to introduce products at a faster pace with higher efficiency and productivity, quality systems like ISO and Six Sigma, stipulate rigorous testing documentation. Regulatory systems, such as Good ...

Navigating in a sea of paper? - How to optimize your environmental laboratory information management

by Promium LLC  (Aug. 29, 2008)

Would you like your lab to grow both smart and green? In the absence of an optimal Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), today’s environmental laboratories have a difficult time growing adeptly without creating more boxes of paper plus lots of shelves to archive the data, thus requiring investments in more people, equipment, and space. ...

Leveraging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology to Improve Laboratory Information Management

by STARLIMS Corporation  (Sep. 1, 2004)

(Reprinted from American Laboratory September 2004)   Technologies for identifying unique items using radio waves, also known as radio frequency identification (RFID), have been available for decades. In the past, the lack of ...

How Does a Laboratory Automation Needs Assessment Benefit Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Implementation and Operation?

by Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.  (Jan. 1, 2007)

Many laboratories may have the expertise to translate manual processes and laboratory automation requirements into a detailed specification document for all of the system requirements, features and functions of a LIMS. However, that may not be the best utilization of their resources. In addition, this can be labor intensive and the laboratory ...

ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

by ASTM International  (Jul. 10, 2014)

All of ASTM International’s standards, papers and chapters, and books can be found, searched and subscribed to in one resource, ASTM Compass. A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. An ...

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