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Waters SunFire C8 Analytical Columns and Applied Biosystems API 5000 LC/MS/MS System


Waters announced this week the introduction of its SunFire C8 Analytical Columns, a new reversed-phase C8 bonded-silica columns set. The columns are the newest in Waters’ line of SunFire silica-based HPLC chemistries.

According to Waters, the SunFire columns provide a special peak shape for improved sensitivity, resolution and quantitation, and low pH stability for improved column lifetime, ultra-low MS bleed and enhanced selectivity. The columns are available in 3.5- 5-, and 10-micron spherical particles in various lengths and internal diameters.

Applied Biosystems announced this week the release of its API 5000 LC/MS/MS System. The new system is the latest addition to the API family of triple quadrupole analyzers. According to ABI, the new system brings the most sensitive and accurate mass spectrometer to the market for small-molecule quantification, and sets a new industry standard with an average nine-fold increase in sensitivity and four-fold improvement in signal-to-noise ration over other commercially available systems.


The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.