What is Chromatography and How Does it Work?

Chromatography is a process for separating components of a mixture. To get the process started, the mixture is dissolved in a substance called the mobile phase, which carries it through a second substance called the stationary phase. The different components of the mixture travel through the stationary phase at different speeds, causing them to separate from one another. The […]

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Why is Newborn screening important in countries like Kenya and India?

According to the United Nations in July 2016, the population of India stood at 1,326,801,576. Today, it stands as the second most populated country in the world with a fertility rate of 2.43 births per woman. Catering the basic medical needs across the populated countries like India will be a difficult task. The growth of […]

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The Role of Backscattered Electrons in SEM Imaging

Unlike optical microscopes, scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) use electrons rather than light rays to generate images of the specimen being studied. And to understand how SEMs work, it’s important to grasp the concept of backscattered electrons (BSEs). BSEs are high-energy electrons used to obtain high-resolution images that show the distribution of various elements that make up a sample. To […]

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The methodologies and perks of laboratory maintenance

The care and upkeep of laboratory equipment, hardware and systems is an integral part of quality assurance in the lab. Well maintained laboratory ensures consistency and reliability in data, consequently leading to accurate results and precise findings. Moreover, pathlabs and diagnostic centers make use of costly machinery that are highly sophisticated and delicate. Hence proper […]

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Outsourced R&D Services Help Research Continue While Sheltering in Place

Parallel surveys conducted over the past weeks show that, while the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business continuity in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic life science sectors, outsourced R&D service providers remain operational. Many of these providers are advancing research into COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. Survey 1: Research is Disrupted at Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Academic Labs […]

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