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Peptide Microarray to Advance Product Development

Pepchipomics is a new project supported by the FP7 of the European Union aimed at synthesizing and reading high-density peptide microarrays, resulting in a new high-throughput platform that integrates peptide synthesis, detection and analysis at an unprecedented scale.

Shiseido Employs Iced Coffee-inspired Emulsion Technology

Shiseido has developed a low energy emulsifying technology inspired by the way iced coffee is produced.

Device for Measuring Nanoparticles and Proteins

Malvern Instuments has launched a device suitable for the characterization of proteins and nanoparticles where the highest sensitivity for size and zeta potential measurement is required.

Laboratory Mixer With Stainless Air Motor and Adjustable Stand

Sharpe Mixers has introduced a new laboratory mixer that features a stainless steel air motor.

Comparatively Speaking—Creativity vs. Innovation

In this philosophical discussion, Tony O'Lenick considers the differences between creativity and innovation, and how they can lead to success in the consumer market.

Comparatively Speaking—Water vs. Oil vs. Fluoro vs. Silicone Extraction of Broccoli Fractions

Materials are extracted based on their solubility in different menstrua (solvents), and the spectral subtraction of solvents allows for the identification of groups present in the extracted materials. Given here is an example of how broccoli sprout fractions with four different FTIR spectra were derived using four different silicone polymer menstrua.

Researchers Refine Biomimetic Polymer Synthesis

In a study from the University of Warwick, researchers from the UK and Australia describe a new method to synthesize polymers offering unprecedented control over the final polymer structure.

Comparatively Speaking—Maceration vs. Decoction

Herein, industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between maceration and decoction, and how decoction can extract large quantities of inert materials that may contribute to microbiological spoilage.

A Dermatological View—The Future of Allergic Contact Dermatitis as it Pertains to Cosmetics

Following are some aspects of patch testing that require consideration, including the ingredients used, related legislative measures and testing limitations.

Fluorescent Biosensor Reveals Immune System Response

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered how immune cells exchange information using a new fluorescent biosensor developed at the university.

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