It is not unusual to find that an idea, project or business is “ahead of its time”. This might well be true of the EU 5th Framework project, Eurospec, that has been reported in these pages in the past. The idea was an excellent one: to capture the vast amount of spectral and associated data prepared for publication, and build a spectral database. Sources might be the usual scientific papers...
Bruker and their partner Diagnosticum are forming the Hungarian Wine Consortium to develop a new programme to authenticate and identify Hungarian wines.
Achema 2018 is inviting contributions to the Achema Congress and the PRAXISforums; deadline 22 September 2017.
A cooperation between Messe München India and the Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) will collocate events jointly representing 600+ global and Indian companies.
Peak Scientific has introduced the new Infinity XE 50 Series multi-application nitrogen generator system.
The structures and functions of a transient enzyme state have been mapped for the first time using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.
Magritek has announced the Spinsolve 80, an 80 MHz benchtop NMR using 5 mm NMR tubes.
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have used NMR spectroscopy to examine the molecules in live sperm, and early data suggests it could discriminate between populations of good and poor sperm. Thus, it might be useful to improve diagnosis of sperm problems because it is non-destructive, so the sperm examined could be used in fertility treatments after analysis.
A liquid NMR probe for the analysis of fluorinated compounds with the ability to automatically switch between single tune and dual tune modes on the high frequency coil without compromising single tune performance. The probe can be used with routine two-channel spectrometers or with three-channel systems for expanded capabilities. Operating in single tune mode, the Royal HFX probe has the same...
The droplet size distribution in emulsions of water in oil (and oil in water) influences the taste, smell, appearance and microbial stability of foods such as margarine, butter, mayonnaise, salad dressing and soft cheese. This new analyser uses the G-Var Method for faster analysis than the previous D-Var method.
microESR is a portable, research-grade ESR spectrometer. It weighs 10 kg and measures 30.t × 30.5 × 30.5 cm3, so can fit in a fume hood or glove box, as well as being used in the field. It requires no special installation or regular maintenance. It will also be of use in undergraduate teaching labs.
Fragment-based screening (FBS) tool within the TopSpin software provides a single piece of software for the acquisition, analysis and reporting of screening data. FBS is widely applied for the discovery of lead molecules in targeted screening campaigns.
An NMR-based solution to determine the potency of drugs, including potency calculation, identification, residual solvent and water content in one experiment. It provides a fully automatic workflow enabling use by non-experts as well as experts in a pharmaceutical development environment.
Developments in hardware, higher field instruments, better multinuclear probes including cryoprobe options, spectrometer control systems and also desktop NMR data processing software have all combined to make the measurement of inorganic nuclei a potentially commonplace and very helpful, often complementary, technique to other spectroscopic analytical tools.
Salmon is one of the most popular edible fish of all. Shops sell fish caught in the wild, but their main produce is salmon from breeding farms, the effluent from which can pollute rivers, lakes and oceans. German and Chilean scientists have used fluorescence measurements, high-resolution mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to answer this question.
Lewis E. Kay is to receive a 2017 Canada Gairdner Award for his contributions to the field of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy.
Magritek launch the Spinsolve ULTRA Benchtop NMR system for measuring sub-millimolar components of neat mixtures in under 10 minutes.
numares AG and Oxford University are collaborating to develop an nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test to improve therapeutic decision making for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This is based on research conducted at Oxford to differentiate MS patients by metabolic biomarkers using NMR spectra. numares will provide its Magnetic Group Signaling® (...
The 2017 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award has been made to Edward I. Solomon.
Bal Seal Engineering designs and manufactures the Bal Spring® canted coil spring, which enables designers to achieve constant ion alignment, zero contamination, and minimal downtime. These springs help advance technology in Quadrupole LC/MS, TOF LC/MS, MALDI-TOF MS, ICP-MS, and atomic spectroscopy.
NMR spectroscopy has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms passing from solution state to solid state and back again.
A superconducting insert coil made from a copper-oxide-based ceramic, YBCO, has raised the magnetic field achievable to 25 Tesla.
New spectroscopy releases at Pittcon 2016, along with links to further information.
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