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Canadian collaboration brings world’s biggest FT spectrometer to light

April 16, 2015 by Lab Canada Quebec, QC – Université Laval and ABB have embarked on the final phase of a major collaborative project for an astronomical measurement instrument they say will offer unsurpassed precision. Named SITELLE (Wide-field Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer), the instrument integrates several…
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Pittcon 2016 issues call for proposals

April 9, 2015 by Lab Canada Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittcon Program Committee has issued a call for proposals for symposia, workshops, and organized contributed sessions for Pittcon 2016’s Technical Program. The submission deadline is April 17, 2015. All proposals must be submitted electronically at…


April 1, 2015 By Pamela J. Mansfield, JEOL USA Inc. In a recent collaboration, Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change recently collaborated with JEOL USA to identify pollutants found in electronics waste recycling using new analytical methods.
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Two thousand technical presentations coming to Pittcon

December 11, 2014 by Lab Canada Pittsburgh, PA – Over 2,000 technical presentations are scheduled at Pittcon 2015, covering a wide range of applications such as biotechnology, biomedical, drug discovery, environmental, food science, fuels/energy, genomics, lab management, materials science, nanotechnology, polymers/plastics, proteomics and water/wastewater. Attendees can…
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Switching from HELIUM to HYDROGEN

November 1, 2014 John Speranza, vice president of commercial hydrogen product sales, Proton OnSite Gas chromatography (GC) practitioners have traditionally used helium as their carrier gas, but a helium shortage is impacting labs around the world. Laboratories are now weighing up more reliable, cost-effective options for GC and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) applications, and are increasingly turning to hydrogen, a cost-effective carrier gas that produces equal or superior results.
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Forensic detection of regular cannabis

September 1, 2014 Joe Anacleto, VP for market development, Bruker Daltonics Applied Markets Business Group; A. Collgros, application engineer, Bruker France; and A. Hurbain, application engineer, Bruker France In a study, scientists conducted forensic detection of regular cannabis use by the analysis of THC-COOH in hair using gas chromatography mass spectrometry.
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PANalytical parent acquires Canadian sample prep company

June 20, 2014 by Lab Canada Almelo, the Netherlands – Instrumentation and controls company Spectris – parent company of PANalytical – says it has acquired Quebec-based La Corporation Scientifique Claisse, which produces sample preparation for atomic spectroscopy (including X-ray) analysis. Claisse designs, manufactures and sells consumables…

Capturing aroma in Scottish whisky

February 1, 2014 By David Scott, PerkinElmer Inc. The production of whisky requires maturation in wooden casks for the full development of the finished product's character. Subtle differences in the casks' conditioning can produce quite different flavours and aromas that require skillful blending to achieve a consistent product. This article explores an effective means of identifying low concentration volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in potable spirits.
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Conferee registration opens for Pittcon 2014

September 13, 2013 by Lab Canada Pittsburgh, PA – Conferee registration with an early bird discount is now open for Pittcon 2014, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, which is being held March 2-6, at McCormick Place South in Chicago. A discount…
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Cell membrane protein discovery uses NMR spectroscopy

September 9, 2013 by Lab Canada Guelph, ON – University of Guelph physics professors Vladimir Ladizhansky and Leonid Brown say they have perfected ways to determine the structure of large proteins found in cell membranes throughout the body. Their work may help drug companies and other…
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CLS joins network of composite materials researchers

July 17, 2013 by Lab Canada Vancouver, BC – An agreement recently signed by the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and the Composites Research Network (CRN) has the goal of shining synchrotron light on questions facing the composites industry. The CRN is an initiative of the University…
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Team obtains ground-breaking measurements using IR light

July 14, 2013 by Lab Canada Saskatoon, SK – Scientists at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) have obtained high-resolution measurements in the infrared (IR) spectrum that they say could change the way research is conducted using synchrotron light. CLS spectroscopist Brant Billinghurst said he and his…
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Bruker, 3M sign MALDI technology license agreement

June 6, 2013 by Lab Canada Bremen, Germany – Bruker Corporation says it has signed an exclusive patent license agreement with 3M Company, which allows Bruker to include 3M patented innovations relating to matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry imaging. The licensed 3M patents are…