AAPS 2017: Applying QbD in Process and Impurity Control Strategy Development

Andrew Anderson reports on the 2017 AAPS Annual Conference by taking a closer look at his recent byline in Laboratory Equipment. He also introduces Joe DiMartino, ACD/Labs' newly appointed solution manager for Luminata, and previews Joe's recent Q&A with Outsourcing-Pharma.com, which discusses how QbD and impurity control management directly impact process development within pharmaceutical R&D organizations. Read more →


Chromatography Musings

Gabriela Cimpan reflects on her career in chromatography with a specific look at the influence of Professor Simion Gorcan of Babes-Bolyai University. As she summarizes "Chromatography, like many other things, can be loved or hated. If you happen to love it maybe, like me, you too can attribute it to an inspiring personality in your life. I was taught a long time ago: 'Put a little passion in everything you do and you will succeed'." Read more →


Highlights of something new | v2017.1 of ACD/Spectrus Software

It’s that time of year—the leaves are falling, it’s a little cooler, I can’t decide whether to dress for my morning or evening commute, and we announce the release of a new version of ACD/Labs software—version 2017.1. This annual event is a result of the hard work of many. Most importantly, however, it is the culmination of requests of new functionality and tools by customers and partners. Read more →


SMASH 2017, Baveno, Italy. Are you ready?

Join us next week in beautiful Baveno, Italy, for SMASH 2017. This year’s organizing committee took the light-hearted step of naming each session/workshop after the name of a popular song. Staying with this theme, we are organizing our Software Symposium titled “Stairway to Heaven” on Sunday, Sept. 17th, where we intend to present to you all of the very exciting developments in the world of ACD/Labs. Read more →


Structural Elucidation – The Cryptic Crossword of the Analytical World

Structural Elucidations of NMR spectra, whether combined with other analytical techniques, or on their own, are akin to the challenges of the most complex cryptic crosswords—maybe the kind you find in the weekend editions of The Guardian, or The Times—but much, much tougher with some clues sometimes missing. At least that’s why I believe some of our internal experts and application scientists like the challenges of solving these “puzzles” on a regular basis. Read more →


Podcast: Technology Networks & ACD/Labs Get To the Bottom of Data Heterogeneity

Andrew Anderson and Graham McGibbon sat down with Jack Rudd, senior editor at Technology Networks, to discuss the issue of data heterogeneity as well as some of the other challenges associated with modern labs and businesses. While there seems to be a general appreciation of the problems related to Big Data, it has become clear that the complications caused by data heterogeneity—or the different types and/or compositions of data—are often overlooked. Read more →


Thinking outside the box with metabolic musings: A prequel to ASMS 2017

The fascinating world of metabolite identification is something I’ve been learning a lot about recently. The process of drug discovery to drug development to meeting regulations, and the complicated (often manual) workflow. My informant is colleague, Richard Lee. An easy-going and friendly guy with a vast resource of information ranging from metabolite research to cheesy chick flicks (don’t tell him I shared the latter). Read on to learn more about his research and what we'll be discussing at ASMS 2017 this week! Read more →


The Land of Informatics & Life Sciences: Bio-IT World 2017

If you happen to be at Bio-IT World this year, be sure to stop by booth #423 to meet the ACD/Labs team and learn more about our solutions; including our new impurity profile information management solution Luminata. We’ll be busy with a number of activities in addition to networking with our fellow peers. Read on for an overview of what our team has planned for the show and where you can find us. Read more →


LabTube Takes a Look at Luminata during PITTCON 2017

PITTCON 2017 was a particularly big event for the ACD/Labs team this year because we were focused on the launch of Luminata, our new informatics solution for comprehensive impurity and characterization management. The five days we spent in Chicago were the culmination of months of hard work across the entire organization, and I’m pleased to say that the launch went off without a hitch. I had the opportunity to meet with the folks at LabTube to talk about ACD/Labs and our vision for Luminata. Watch the video in our post. Read more →