ChemMonthly January 2019

February 5, 2019

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of 3D printer, a new form of nanotubes based on benzene, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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ERA

For more than 30 years, ERA has been providing analytical laboratories and organizations that rely on laboratory data with the products and services they need to achieve accurate, reliable test results. ERA' Proficiency Testing programs and Certified Reference Materials are designed to provide you with confidence your data is valid and defensible. Laboratories partner with ERA because, regardless of the internal QA or regulatory compliance challenges they face, we have the programs in place to validate and document the quality of the data they produce. Founded in 1977, ERA has evolved to become the premier providers of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) and Proficiency Testing (PT) products to thousands of laboratories around the world and across multiple industries. With the financial strength of our parent company, Waters Corporation, we continue to expand our capabilities and worldwide presence by now serving laboratories in more than 80 countries.

OTHER ARTICLES

Transporting biological and chemical materials - what you need to know

Article | February 13, 2020

The landscape of biological and chemical logistics has changed rapidly - as have the regulatory frameworks around it. What has not necessarily kept pace is the end-user understanding of the nature of these logistical processes, their opportunities and their constraints. Twenty years ago, the transmission of biological and chemical materials was limited to a small range of organisations: usually national and international research companies, hospitals, major university departments, police and military departments with forensic responsibilities.

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | February 13, 2020

The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, constantly stretched the size of the world population we can feed, clothe and shelter. Yet, balancing all the gains from the modern chemistry around us against any negative environmental and human impact has been a rising concern, making for ever greater focus on testing and on risk assessment.

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Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk

Article | February 11, 2020

Everyone is very familiar with the phrase when buying a house: All that really matters are three things - location, location, and location. This same principle applies to extractables and leachables chemistry analysis – the three things that truly matter are identification, identification, and identification. The greatest growth in the past ten years in demonstrating the safety of medical devices and container closure systems for drugs has been using analytical chemistry to determine what chemicals can leach from the device and what the patient is exposed to during its intended use.

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How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy

Article | February 10, 2020

To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primarily to employees to supply chain people & suppliers and all else. With digital technologies this has become easier than before. The benefits from promoting the ‘feel’ or ‘experience’ emotion could be multifarious for the chemical industry as described in this article.

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Spotlight

ERA

For more than 30 years, ERA has been providing analytical laboratories and organizations that rely on laboratory data with the products and services they need to achieve accurate, reliable test results. ERA' Proficiency Testing programs and Certified Reference Materials are designed to provide you with confidence your data is valid and defensible. Laboratories partner with ERA because, regardless of the internal QA or regulatory compliance challenges they face, we have the programs in place to validate and document the quality of the data they produce. Founded in 1977, ERA has evolved to become the premier providers of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) and Proficiency Testing (PT) products to thousands of laboratories around the world and across multiple industries. With the financial strength of our parent company, Waters Corporation, we continue to expand our capabilities and worldwide presence by now serving laboratories in more than 80 countries.

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