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19 Nov 2018

Researchers have developed a new mass spectrometry technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases.

16 Nov 2018

Markes International’s success in exporting scientific instrumentation has been rewarded with an accolade from the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT).

4 Oct 2018

New database enables the rapid screening and identification of drugs by Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART®) mass spectrometry.

31 Aug 2018

Waters and Restek have entered into a co-marketing agreement to give food safety laboratories access to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrumentation and consumables for pesticide residue GC-MS analyses.

Photo of the old cheese in its container at the excavation site in Egypt.
18 Aug 2018

As well as being inedible, LC-MS analysis has shown that 3000+ year-old cheese was contaminated with the bacterium that causes brucellosis.

9 Aug 2018

Isotope ratio MS has shown that whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, roam less than previously thought. This greater understanding of their habits is important for their conservation.

7 Aug 2018

Waters acquires exclusive rights to desorption electrospray ionisation (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF.

28 Jul 2018

Direct infusion mass spectrometry has been used to distinguish between authenticated and forged manuscripts attributed to Scottish poet Robert Burns

6 Jul 2018

Generally, only the behaviour of a single excitation and its consequences are investigated in 2D spectroscopy, but new techniques are being developed using two excitations.

27 Apr 2018

Applications for this prestigious award are invited by 30 November 2018.

14 Mar 2018

An LC-MS/MS method for food allergen testing has received First Action Official Method classification from AOAC International.

11 Mar 2018

The Bruker MALDI Biotyper has received AOAC International approvals for two Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) in food microbiology; for pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria.

19 Jan 2018

Advion, Inc. has reached several major sales milestones for its Compact Mass Spectrometer. 

14 Nov 2017

SCIEX Diagnostics has formed a joint venture with Zhejiang Dian Diagnostics to produce in vitro diagnostic reagents for the SCIEX Triple Quad™ 4500MD LC-MS/MS system.

25 Oct 2017

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a comet and later land on its surface. Its close-up studies of the comet using the on-board mass spectrometer continue to yield scientific insights.

10 Oct 2017

Mass spectrometry can provide varied information from fingermarks and is close to use in the UK courts.

25 Sep 2017

Markes International has announced the opening of a new Chinese subsidiary, Markes Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (玛珂思仪器(上海)有限公司).

25 Sep 2017

Scientists from the University of Surrey, UK, have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test based on paper spray mass spectrometry that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.

10 Aug 2017

Scientists from the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have carried out a multi-year study based on comparative metabolomics combined with chemometrics on carrots coming from different agronomic environments. The results highlight the potential of metabolomics fingerprinting for organic food authentication purposes.

28 Jun 2017

Achema 2018 is inviting contributions to the Achema Congress and the PRAXISforums; deadline 22 September 2017.

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