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High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ion Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (IC-MS), Gas Chromatography (GC),
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS and GC-MS/MS), and software (Chromeleon CDS, LIMS, and ProteinCenter).

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LIMS is the Anchor for Next-Gen Mining - News from MINExpo 2012

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. exhibited its Next-Gen Mining portfolio during MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas, September 24-26. The company’s highly integrated range of instruments, equipment and consumables, anchored by its industry-leading laboratory information management systems (LIMS), is the only offering that addresses all segments of the mining process, from early stage exploration through processing.

GRAMS Suite: Seeing the World’s Masterpieces Through a New Spectrum

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You know the expression ‘art is subjective’.  A group of people could be looking at the same painting and have completely different ideas about the definition of art. Even elephants can use a paintbrush and create something that someone will consider a masterpiece and pay good money for it.  There’s no accounting for taste but with modern spectroscopy, we can account for the exact composition of a painting, and this becomes very important to scientists and art conservators as they work to preserve the antiquities that record our history and culture.  Thermo Scientific Informatics solutions include laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and the world-class suite of GRAMS spectroscopy software that is used around the world by art conservation professionals and scientists across the broadest range of industries. This week I wanted to share a really interesting use of spectroscopy at Queen’s University’s school of art conservation. Gus Shurvell is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry  and an Adjunct Professional in the Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  His focus now is to help graduate students specializing in paper, paintings and objects in the conservation program at the university.  His primary tool is spectroscopy – spectroscopic and chemical analysis of materials.  Professor Shurvell uses Thermo Scientific GRAMS spectroscopy software to compare spectra recorded in the laboratory with spectra contained in databases of reference spectra, which can be stored in the LIMS. Professor Shurvell has authored a number of books and more than 200 other published works. You might find some of Professor Shurvell’s writings of interest. 

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