Princeton Instruments and the Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) have announced a six-month collaboration on the use of Raman spectroscopy to monitor and control drug manufacturing processes.
The final step in pharmaceutical production is often tableting. Near infrared chemical imaging can be used to monitor inconsistencies in the powder that will become the tablet, which have been introduced by mechanical processes in the tableting equipment and can lead to out of specification tablets.
A new method for residual solvent characterisation using gas chromatography-vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy reduces analysis time and specificty.
Agilent Technologies has acquired Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of Raman spectroscopic instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, applied markets and public safety for £40 million.
The study of jet disintegration focuses on fuel breakup and mixing within the combustion chamber of propulsion devices. A team of researchers at the University of Florida have applied spectroscopic diagnostics techniques to learn more about the fundamentals of sub- and supercritical jet disintegration.
Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, they can be effective against cancer and HIV. One mechanism by which they work could occur because gold ions force the zinc ions out of zinc fingers—looped, nucleic acid binding protein domains. American researchers have characterised such “gold fingers” using ion mobility mass...
The Pittcon 2017 Williams-Wright Award has been made to Slobodan Sasic.
New UK laboratory provides access to analytical technologies to help strengthen modern life and health sciences research.
Fake or low-quality medicines and food supplements are a continuing global problem in developing nations, and indeed the developed world is not immune. A low-cost, portable prototype using nuclear quadrupole resonance spectroscopy can detect tainted medicines and food supplements.