David Walsh

Articles

The Exception to the Conference Industry's Rule

May 01, 2010

For anyone who makes his or her living in the field of analytical chemistry, and more specifically, in the fields of chromatography or spectroscopy, the debate concerning the state of the conference industry is well known to say the least.

Avoiding the "W" Recovery

April 01, 2010

By all accounts, the spectroscopy market and the materials analysis market in general have weathered the recession and downward economic turn of the last couple of years very well. To begin with, it has been well documented that the effects of these difficult economic times have been felt less severely in the spectroscopy market compared to other markets, as the demand for instrumentation and services has remained at respectable levels.

Defending the Food Chain

April 01, 2010

The sobering reality is that homeland security is unique in the field of analytical chemistry. In an industry such as the baby formula industry, a change in process can end a contamination scare and for the most part, prevent a future recurrence.

Defending the Food Chain

March 01, 2010

In the field of materials analysis, it is no secret that the topic of food safety is currently garnering more and more attention, with instrumentation from nearly every technique area being employed in the fight against contaminations and poisonings.