1. Paper-Based Biosensors: Effective and Efficient

    Paper-Based Biosensors: Effective and Efficient
    Paper-Based Biosensors: Effective and Efficient There has been a recent shift in research science and medical communities towards the use of efficient, cost effective biosensors that can test for food and water contamination, monitor biological processes in humans, determine accurate medical diagnoses, and more. Paper-based biosensors are of particular interest. Researchers and medical professionals alike need safe and less costly...
  2. Hypoxanthine Applications: Food & Disease Research

    Hypoxanthine Applications: Food & Disease Research
    Enhancing the taste and measuring the freshness of meat, a substrate with which enzymes react in order to test for the presence of malaria…what do these two things have in common? Hypoxanthine! Hypoxanthine chemical structure   In this article we will discuss the multitude of uses for the substrate known as hypoxanthine as well as xanthine oxidase or XO. Xanthine...
  3. Water Remediation Electrochemistry

    Water Remediation Electrochemistry
    Electrochemical Processes for Treating Water and Why it Matters Photo by Pok Rie, Pexels As the Earth’s population grows at an unprecedented rate, it is vital to ensure we invest in improving access and removing barriers to clean water, and that includes increasing the use of electrochemistry for water remediation. Scientists have determined that in line with our current population...
  4. Advances in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology: Ionophores & Enzymes in Biosensors

    Advances in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology: Ionophores & Enzymes in Biosensors
    Advances in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology is a category of research microdevices that automate several lab techniques in one chip; in this case a chip typically measured at a few square centimeters. In addition, currently on trend are nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (a popular choice due to the chemical stability and strength of the material), used in the...
  5. Ion Exchange Membranes for Electrodialysis

    Ion Exchange Membranes for Electrodialysis
    Ion Exchange Membranes for Electrodialysis Ion exchange membranes (IEMs) are semi-permeable membranes that are used to control the type of dissolved ions or neutral molecules transported through an object. IEMs are manufactured from diverse materials, which serve a wide range of functions across different industries. More IEM applications are being innovated with the discovery of new suitable materials, which differ...
  6. Single-Use Biosensors for the Detection of Biomarkers

    Single-Use Biosensors for the Detection of Biomarkers
    Understanding Biosensors Biosensors are devices used in identifying a selective range of analytes (specific substances that require detection). The device comprises two elements: a biological component and physicochemical detector (also known as the transducer). Each biosensor functions by converting biological responses into readable electrical signals. This process is achieved by generating signatures proportional to the concentration of the analyte. The...
  7. 6 Reasons to Initiate Change Control with Manufacturers

    6 Reasons to Initiate Change Control with Manufacturers
    6 Reasons to Initiate Change Control with Manufacturers Making a year-end decision to change an established manufacturing partnership in the life science, diagnostic, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make in your organization. I am a 30-year veteran of the life sciences industry, currently serving as Founder/CEO of AG Scientific, Inc...
  8. Magnesium Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes

    Magnesium Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes
    Magnesium Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes Magnesium (Mg) is a metallic element and one of the most abundant minerals found on Earth. The mineral does not exist naturally on its own, often making up a part of dolomite and magnesite deposits. Magnesium is essential in the sustenance of life and is located within the core structure of chlorophyll, the green...
  9. Carbonate Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes

    Carbonate Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes
    Carbonate Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes Carbonates (CO3(2−)) are a vital ingredient in organic chemistry and are some of the most widely scattered minerals found within the Earth’s crust. Carbonate salts are formed when a substance reacts with carbonic acid (H2CO3). Carbonate ionophores can be useful for measuring concentrations of such carbon species. There are diverse types of carbonates commonly...
  10. Lithium Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes

    Lithium Ionophores for Ion Selective Electrodes
    Ionophores are a chemical species that reversibly bind ions. Lithium ionophores are a lipophilic variant of these species, which means that they may be combined with lipids and are fat-soluble. What is Lithium? Lithium is a metallic element (Li) with 2 naturally occurring forms of isotopes, namely lithium-6 and lithium-7. Lithium has become a popular battery option due to its...
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