Whitepaper: Solutions Behind Great Science
With an ever-increasing requirement to improve healthcare, inform government policy and protect the environment, modern research needs to keep pushing the boundaries and the limits of analytical detection.
When we’re working in the lab, we all need to be inspired from time to time. Read our whitepaper to learn about some recent research being conducted at the limits of detection, all of which is helping us to further our understanding of the natural world, improve medicine and protect us from the unseen dangers around us. Here is a taste of what you can read about...
♦ Monitoring the invisible: Nanoparticles in the environment
Nanoparticles are increasingly being used in a plethora of applications, however, research is vital if we are to better understand and predict the possible toxicity of ENPs. Here we explore how the detection of nano-sized particles in the environment could help improve human health.
♦ Searching the woodland for statins
Statins are a naturally occurring chemical which can be used to lower cholesterol. A team from the University of Helsinki investigated the extraction of cholesterol-lowering statins from wood samples.
♦ Chromatography and the clamp down on illegal drugs
As a result of a growing need to develop new methods of identification and detection, the US Drug Enforcement Administration is targeting new ‘designer drugs’ using advanced analytical systems.
♦ From plastics to patients: Understanding the impact of EDCs
The last article looks into the latest research on the effects of common plastic polymers on human disease (the likes of which could be costing the European Union alone up to €31 billion a year!).
Carrying out your own cutting edge research that you want others to know about? Well then get in touch as we would love to hear from you. You could feature in our next edition of 'The Solution Behind Great Science'.Trace element detection using highly sensitive techniques is highly dependent upon having a high-quality blank or calibration sample, as well as ensuring that the water used in sample preparation is of the appropriate purity.