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Gas Chromatography Explained: How Mass Spectrometry Adds Information to Your Analysis

As discussed in the blog post “Gas Chromatography Explained: What It Is and How It Works” GC was defined – as well as how it works, and a quick 5-step overview. This post will focus on Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) – and its role in the analytics lab. Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Definition and …

Reflections from the 75th World Health Assembly

From May 22-28, more than 190 Ministers of Health, numerous elected officials and other policy makers and shapers convened in Geneva, Switzerland for the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA). The theme of this year’s Assembly was “Health for Peace, Peace for Health,” and I had the privilege of attending in-person on behalf of PerkinElmer as …

Now We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine, Are Treatments Really Needed?

When the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, it was clear that the novel coronavirus posed a significant threat to global health. Little was known about how the virus spread, who the disease affected most, and how to best prevent transmission. Researchers around the world mobilized resources to gain …

Exploring Immune System Benefits of Vitamin D

As scientists, there is nothing we can say with absolute certainty. However, what is safe to assume is that uncertainty around the state of the COVID-19 pandemic will remain for some time to come. The latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that confirmed COVID-19 cases globally are declining. However, public health experts …

After two years, the world-leading scientific trade fair Analytica was held in person again, bringing together the laboratory community to share scientific ideas and advancements. One notion that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light is the importance and significant role lab productivity, remote control, sustainability, and staff safety play in the analytical workflow. This is …

The excitement surrounding cell and gene therapies predominantly stems from their potential to treat and cure diseases previously considered untreatable. This includes many rare genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or hemophilia A, as well as various types of cancer. Take for instance the story of Caroline and Cole Carper, who were born with …

International Neonatal Screening Day is celebrated annually on June 28, the birthday of Robert Guthrie, MD, Ph.D. (June 28, 1916 – June 24, 1995). Guthrie was an American microbiologist who pioneered newborn screening with the development of the first test for phenylketonuria (PKU).1This breakthrough not only saved countless lives but also paved the way for …

In recent years, the therapeutic potential of ribonucleic acid (RNA) has been thrust into the spotlight, with research in this area now thriving. Several RNA-based therapies have been authorized and approved – including some of the first COVID-19 vaccines – and many more are currently in the pipeline. Although most RNA drug approvals have only …

If you study pollutants in the air and water or control food or beverage quality, you’re probably familiar with a GC detector and know quite a bit about Gas Chromatography (GC). This article is for the rest of us. Those who may be a little familiar with the term but could use a really good …

Identifying trends and forecasting developments is a blend of both art and science. There are researchers across the globe who are contiguously defining mathematical operations to recognize patterns for the future. But it’s not all impassioned math. In fact, when it comes to analytical equipment and gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, defining trends can’t …

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