• ASMS 2018 focusses on throughput in mass spectrometry
      The 66th annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics was held on 3rd – 7th of June in San Diego, CA. The halls of the city’s convention center were filled with attendees ranging from undergraduate students to world renowned mass spectrometrists.  Workshops, seminars, poster presentations, and, of course, the exhibition comprised the conference’s daytime activities.  After nightfall, the energy of the sun was [...]
    • Japanese instrument sector growth returns after strong second half
      As we predicted in our last review of the Japanese sector (see IN 10 (2) 12), the recent depreciation in the value of the yen against other international currencies helped exports of Japanese-made analytical instrumentation return to growth in the second half of last year, representing a solid recovery after the dismal 2% decline of the first six months and allowing it to end the year ahead of 2016. Figures from [...]
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