Doping Detection Stays a Neck Ahead

Doping Detection Stays a Neck AheadA new mass spectrometry method for detecting the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), peginesatide, in horse serum is described in an article published in EJMS—European Journal of Mass Spectrometry.

Tomas Isaksson

Tomas IsakssonWe are very sorry to report that Professor Tomas Isaksson died unexpectedly in his home at Ås, Norway, on 12 July 2012, only 61 years old.

Gerald S. Birth Award

The Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy has announced that this year’s winner of the Gerald S. Birth Award for best work in diffuse spectroscopy published in 2010—2011 is Dr Michael (Micky) Myrick.

Büchi Young Scientists NIRAward

Nominations are sought for the Büchi Young Scientists NIRAward, which is dedicated to young scientists (35 years and under).

Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award 2013

Applications are invited for the 2013 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary, a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.

NIR Products at Pittcon 2012

Smaller instrumentation was very much a key trend at Pittcon 2012. This was seen throughout the range of analytical techniques, with compact mass spectrometers, NMRs, ESRs, UV/vis, mid-IR as well as NIR spectrometers. Indeed, the first two instruments featured claim to be the world’s smallest NIR and FT-NIR, respectively.


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