The 67th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, held this week in Atlanta, Georgia, is a major showcase for mass spectrometry system (MS) introductions. Below are some of the trends evident among the many system launches. Small is Big Agilent Technologies introduced the LC/MSD iQ single quadrupole MS, measuring […]

Many OECD countries have been increasing R&D expenditures over the past few years (see Hungary’s R&D Spending Shows Significant Gains), and Poland is no exception. In 2017, gross domestic expenditures on R&D (GERD) grew 14.7% to PLN 20.6 billion ($5.3 billion). In total, over the last five years, GERD has grown 42.7% in the nation. […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the giant in the scientific instrument industry with $24.6 billion in sales last year, held its 2019 Analyst Meeting earlier this week. At the event, the company emphasized its broad product offerings, operational scale and market opportunities, with contributions in each of these areas from across its business segments. Highlighting these segments’ […]

An important aspect of drug discovery and design is QSAR, or Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship studies. QSAR attempts to create mathematical models that illustrate the relationship of the chemical and physical properties of compounds to their chemical structures. QSAR is commonly used for the prediction of pharmacokinetic properties, such as absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion […]

In a blog published in June last year (see Tariffs to Affect US Imports of Chromatographs and Spectrometers from China), IBO examined the possible early implications of new US tariffs on imports from China for chromatographs (Harmonized Trade Schedule Code 9027.20) and spectrometers  (Harmonized Trade Schedule Code 9027.30) imports, both of which are subject to […]

Last month, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies released a study on the progress, current status and future of Europe’s R&D. The study was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. The report provided information on science and technology (S&T) developments over the past […]

With over 35 years in providing solutions for lab informatics, LabVantage has become a trusted name in LIMS (laboratory information management system) and ELN (electronic laboratory notebook) solutions with its configurable offerings and comprehensive customer services. IBO had the opportunity to converse with Robert Voelkner, vice president of Sales and Marketing at LabVantage, at Pittcon […]

One of the most rapidly evolving areas in life science and chemical analysis is the informatics segment, and analytical data handling and knowledge management company ACD/Labs has worked to be at the forefront of changes in the industry. IBO had the opportunity to chat with Andrew Anderson, vice president of Innovation and Informatics Strategy at […]