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Basics of Ion Exchange

A simple yet extremely versatile tool, ion exchange systems are used to separate specific ions across a wide range of processes: synthesis, research, mining, even agriculture. Whether you’re a biochemist who needs some precious protein purified or an engineer looking...

A Guide To Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)

qPCR – also known as Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction – is currently the gold standard for detection and quantification of RNA in a small number of tissues. However, the technique itself depends on a range of factors; let’s take a look...

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Is The Blue Pill Finally Losing Its Potency?

22 April 2020 marks D-Day for Viagra – Pfizer’s famous diamond-shaped blue pill – as it is set to lose out on market exclusivity in the United States. Having witnessed the mind-boggling sales of the drug for two decades now,...

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Flash Points, Autoignition and Fahrenheit 451

‘That ethanol you spilled has a flash point of 14°C, your clumsiness is going to set the room on fire!’ A highly unlikely scenario actually; we often mistake flash points of substances as the temperature at which they will catch...