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Tech Overview - Total Organic Carbon
November 16, 2018 -- Carbon is found in both organic and inorganic forms. Organic carbon typically comes from naturally occurring urea, amines, and humid acid or from synthetic sources such as pesticides, fertilizers, and detergents. It also occurs as a result of the metabolic processes of bacteria and microorganisms. Inorganic carbon can come from a wide variety of sources, such as carbonate, bicarbonate, and carbon dioxide. Measurements of organic carbon are important for assessing water quality for a variety of purposes, however total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers generally determine the total carbon content of a sample and then separately account for the organic and inorganic content of the sample. Since the inorganic and organic content must sum to the total content, any two measurements determine the third. For this reason, the instruments classified in this post are referred to generally as sum parameter instruments.  Discuss
Who is top-of-mind in Plasticware?
November 14, 2018 -- We at The Science Advisory recognize the importance brands hold to our scientists. There are a variety of ways we can measure the value of a brand name. We have found that our members are loyal to brands that they have successes with and perceive as high quality. Furthermore, how recognizable the brand name is, and the special attributes the branded product contains are of great importance as well. We wanted to delve deep into the plasticware space and find out what brands came to mind when asked about lab plasticware for cell culture and liquid handling and storage.  Discuss
Younger Scientists Using Social Media
November 12, 2018 -- Early in their careers, younger scientists are highly motivated to learn as much as possible about “everything” – including products and services related to their research. Familiarity with social media for personal use helps them to make the transition to use social media for their professional development.  Discuss
Role of Chromatography in Cannabis Testing
October 29, 2018 -- In our Global Assessment series, we’ve already covered many exciting technologies and topics, such as portable spectroscopy machines, NGS, Triple quadrupole ICP-MS, atomic spectroscopy, and their respective roles in the industry. Today our analyst, Ivan, will give us some insight into the role of chromatography in cannabis testing.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
October 26, 2018 -- Today we’ll be uncovering inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy. Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP) uses optical emission spectroscopy to determine the atomic composition of samples. However, the plasma torch can also be used in connection with a mass spectrometer to make the identifications in an entirely different way.  Discuss
Data Dashboards and the Changing Landscape of Data Visualization
October 24, 2018 -- Every day, mankind creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. The rate of our data production is so great that 90% of the world’s data today was created in the last two years alone. This information flows from many sources; climate sensors, investing algorithms, music videos and social media posts all contribute to the formation of a worldwide data repository of immense volume.  Discuss
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ASCB EMBO 2018 Meeting
December 8-12
San Diego, California United States
Festival of Genomics London
January 23-24, 2019
London, London, City of United Kingdom
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January 29-31, 2019
Arlington, Virginia United States
Innovation and Application
February 2-6, 2019
Washington, D.C., Virginia United States
MedLab Exhibition and Congress
February 4-7, 2019
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
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