Analytical Instruments Articles

  • Best practices for tough sample grinding in molecular biology using Precellys®

    The biggest challenge when working with fibrous, elastic and tough samples is efficient sample processing. The presence of elastic tissue, calcium phosphate (a rock-hard mineral) and other minerals can develop into a solid and tough matrix which can sometimes be difficult to homogenize. Moreover, heat generation inside the lysing kit tubes during the process results in degradation and ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • You`re never far away from a Peak Field Service Engineer

    Here at Peak we see your gas generator as the beating heart of your laboratory, enabling your analytical instruments to perform and achieve the results you need. With this being the case it is extremely important you look after your ‘beating heart’ to ensure the best possible results, and that's where our Field Service Engineers come in. Since your gas generator is vital to your lab's ...

  • Using Devices and Analytics in Safety

    Technology touches virtually everything we do in modern society and in EH&S, it is becoming more prevalent by the day. Businesses can now use analytics and devices to vastly improve their safety strategy and, thanks to data that is obtainable from both humans and connected machines, make much smarter, strategic EH&S decisions. The rise of the ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • MATRIX provides paperless LIMS at Castrol case study

    Background Castrol, part of BP, is a global leader in the development and manufacture of oils and lubricants used in automobiles, motor cycles, trucks, lorries, buses and agricultural machinery, the marine industry, industrial equipment and more. The Lubricant Technology Centre at Pangbourne, Berks, UK features laboratories capable of investigating all aspects of the technical life cycle, ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Food industry case study

    Real Time Traceability in Microbiology at Westward Laboratories Cornwall 'Quality is the Result" Automation and mechanisation are key requirements in high throughput environments such as analytical laboratories. The implementation of Autoscribe's Matrix LIMS at Westward Laboratories in Cornwall together with Kiestra Lab Automation (The Netherlands) systems demonstrates how such projects, can ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Rapid Quantification of Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking and Surface Water Using LC-MS/MS

    As contaminants of emerging concern, research on PFCs is ongoing to determine the impacts of these materials on human health and the environment. A CDC study detected four of these analytes in >98% of serum samples representative of the general US population above age twelve. Low level analysis of these compounds is challenging due to their ubiquitous presence in the laboratory and analytical ...

  • Quantitative analysis of Powdered solids case study

    Introduction Infrared quantitative analyses are an everyday requirement in the analytical laboratory. While liquid solutions are commonly analyzed, mixtures of powdered components also exist and often require quantitative analysis without dissolution into a solvent. This paper outlines the development of quantitative analysis methods for two powdered mixtures. The traditional ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Paperless efficiency at DHL analytical

    I recently spoke at length with John Dupont, General Manger at DHL Alalytical as well as the owner Dr. Luu and several key staff at this well respected and forward thinking analytical laboratory in Round Rock, Texas. Since they had been using Labcore for over two years, I felt it was a good idea to understand the impact the data package management and workflow automation software had on their ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • A bridge with our customers - Prominence-i (i-Series) - Case Study

    Anthem Biosciences, which is ranked among the top 5 leading Contract Research Organisations (CROs) in India, is emerging as a global leader in the domain of Integrated Pharmaceuticals business. Anthem, which calls itself a Contract Research and Innovation Service Provider (CRISP), offers a whole gamut of services dedicated to enabling and sustaining global research efforts in the discovery of new ...

  • Cooperation networks as a mechanism for strengthening territorial competitiveness: the case of the Qualifica Association

    The objective of this study is to identify evidence of collaborative behaviour in territorial cooperation networks. To this end, a qualitative investigation approach was adopted, by means of a case/network study – the Qualifica Association, where the instruments for collecting information were the interview and documental analysis. Based on the empirical evidence obtained, it was concluded ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Do you speak 'urban design'? Intermediations between grammar of space and the fragments of city–text

    It is aimed to probe whether underlying formal regularities in urban metamorphosis may constitute potential basis of urban–architectural interventions. Urban design is described as a formal language. Underlying principles of urban transformation are argued as what constitute the grammatical structure of urban form and its change. Thus, socio–cultural significance of grammatical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Instrumented drop weight impact test set-up design and assessment

    Instrumented impact tests are useful to characterise the dynamic behaviour of materials as they provide continuous load, strain and deflection histories of an impact test. When these tests are used for low strength-to-weight ratio materials like concrete, considerable parasitic effects of inertial loads are manifested in the test records. With proper choice of the test parameters these parasitic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Financial analysis of Palestinian local government

    This study aims to examine the major merits of the Palestinian financial and budget systems as well as to identify major financial problems and obstacles facing the Palestinian municipalities in order to recommend reforms and point out the best choices of increasing internal revenues. The study used both financial analysis of actual and budgeted data as well as a survey instrument; thus, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accuracy and precision analysis of chamber-based nitrous oxide gas flux estimates

    Chamber-based estimates of soil-to-atmosphere nitrous oxide (N2O) gas flux tend to underestimate actual emission rates due to inherently nonlinear time series data. In theory, this limitation can be minimized by adjusting measurement conditions to reduce nonlinearity and/or by using flux-calculation (FC) schemes that account for the so-called 'chamber effect.' The current study utilizes gas ...

  • Inter-Island modal competition: the case of Gran Canaria-Tenerife

    In this paper, we use discrete choice modelling to analyse inter-modal competition in the most important route within The Canary Islands (Spain). We estimate different Nested Logit (NL) models that allow us to know the main factors that determine modal choice among a set of three existing alternatives: plane and two fast ferries. We obtained passengers' Willingness To Pay (WTP) for improvements ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WinLims for contract laboratories

    Industry is looking more and more to outsourcing its analytical and testing needs to contract laboratories. This places on those laboratories a need for a flexible, yet structured and error-free, means of handling and reporting sampleinformation and results. There is a key requirement to handle customer contact records, production of quotations andinvoices, and ensure proven adherence to the ...

  • Determination of Trace Lead, Poly-Phenols and Tannins in Wines Using a Single Analytical Instrument

    The manufacturing of wine and other fermented beverages has typically been a fairly simple process. Historically, the expertise of the sage wine-master was used to gauge the quality of the product. Today, many environmental concerns, health factors, and government rules, prompt the producers of fine wines to monitor several important components in the grape, the fermentation vats, and in the ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • IT sourcing: a research framework

    It is only during the past few years that the sourcing of IT has become an important issue for most organisations. Downsizing, the move to flatten organisations and the search for added flexibility, are cited as major reasons for this interest. Additionally, for the UK public sector, government pressure and legislative requirements have been instrumental in making many organisations consider ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technology and society: GSS-supported participatory policy analysis

    This article is about a Group Support System (GSS) used as a participatory instrument in policy analysis. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) initiated the program "Technology and Society". This program aims to encourage the use of technological innovations and applications for the solution of social problems. Tools in this program are technology scans. These scans help to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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