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Technical Insight

2017: A Decorated Year for Mass Spectrometry

As 2017 draws to a close, we review notable innovations and scientific accomplishments from the year, and make a few predictions for the year to come...

Key Stages in Biomarker Identification and Validation

The road to biomarker validation is long and arduous, however modern solutions are paving the way for a greater range of entities with untold potential.

Therapeutic Discovery: Old Challenges and New MALDI-TOF Solutions

The area of high-performance MALDI-TOF MS has undergone leaps in technology making MALDI better able to produce actionable information from complex samples.

New Technologies in Metabolomics Research

The latest innovations maximize accuracy, resolution, and throughput without sacrificing depth, to handle complex and demanding metabolomics applications.

LabX Industry Insights: Sample Delivery Systems for High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry

Programmable high performance syringe pumps are utilized in MS and HPLC applications ranging from method development to instrument calibration

A Closer Look at Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) for Trace Compound Analysis

APCI is a soft ionization technique that has proven ideal for fast screening of trace compounds, steroids, pesticides, food adulterants, and other analytes.

Pesticide Analysis in Cannabis using QuEChERS Extraction

It is imperative that analytical labs achieve the sensitivity and reliability needed to maintain high quality cannabis production and food safety. QuEChERS extraction for cannabis pesticides analysis is reviewed in this article.

Analytical Testing of Cannabis Consumables

Accurate testing for the concentrations of cannabis compounds and pesticides is critically important in ensuring the safety of cannabis consumables.

8 Steps in Cannabis Processing and Analytical Testing

There are vast opportunities for analytical laboratories in the processing, purification, potency testing, and quality control stages of cannabis production.

Quantitative Proteomics: The Difference a Generation Makes

The latest advances in quantitative mass spectrometry and proteomics have expanded the footprint of research, as we discuss in the midst of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference.

What is a Limitation of Using Electron Microscopes to View Specimens?

Electron Microscopy (EM) provides atomic level details into the structure of cells, tissues, and other specimens. Limitations are briefly discussed here.

Fluorescence Light Microscopy: Technical Insights and Applications

Fluorescence microscopy is an essential tool in the biological and biomedical sciences, as well as other fields. Here we briefly discuss technical details and applications.

Reasons to Upgrade your Rotary Vane or Turbomolecular Laboratory Vacuum Pumps

Modern oil-sealed rotary vane pumps have significant improvements in capacity and resilience. Dry-scroll pumps are an attractive alternative in mass spectrometers. Here were explore both.

Laboratory Vacuum Pumps: Essential in everything from evaporation systems to high complexity analytical equipment

Vacuum pumps are important components in lab equipment ranging from evaporation systems to mass spectrometers. Technical aspects are discussed in this post.

Mass Spectrometry Roundup: Ion Sources – Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI)

MALDI is a powerful approach for analyzing difficult and large biomolecules. Discussed here is the MALDI ionization process and it's applications, strengths, and limitations.

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