Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Spotlight on nuclear magnetic resonance: a timeless technique
Clemens Anklin gives a short history of the commercial and technical development of NMR. From the first measurement of nuclear spin in 1937 by Rabi and his 1943 Nobel Prize to recent developments in small NMR spectrometers and instrument company changes.
Bruker’s established IVDr-by-NMR solution for phenomics research is now also being offered for biobanking applications to assess sample quality with rigorous SOPs. It can provide reliable, quantitative data on 150 metabolic biomarkers in urine in a single experiment under full automation, with high throughput and at low cost per sample.
Researchers at the Universities of Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan have developed a new method of light detection for NMR by up-converting radio-frequency signals into optical signals.
Tony Davies and a number of others consider collecting supplementary spectroscopic data. Like Eurospec, the plan is to use such supplementary data not only to enhance the published paper, but also to aid thorough peer-review by allowing reviewers access to the full data rather than, as Tony puts it, “low-resolution images of data”. I’m sure you will be interested in a look at the future through this column.
Bruker and their partner Diagnosticum are forming the Hungarian Wine Consortium to develop a new programme to authenticate and identify Hungarian wines.
Peak Scientific has introduced the new Infinity XE 50 Series multi-application nitrogen generator system.