Author Archives: Katherine Macchiarola


Published 19 Oct 2018

Overcoming Characterization Challenges in Drug Formulation – Q&A

On October 2, 2018, we held a seminar entitled “Overcoming Characterization Challenges in Drug Formulation” in the Boston area.  It was a great opportunity to meet with many pharmaceutical scientists in the area and learn about their challenges and concerns. …READ MORE >

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Published 11 Oct 2018

Teaching a person to fish – in the process chemistry lab

Of all the chemical processes in the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries, cross-coupling reactions are among the most important.  This often involves platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts, which then must be separated from the product to avoid contamination of the…READ MORE >

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Published 18 Sep 2018

“What an intelligent machine” – a video testimonial for Aeris

In their own words, Louis C. Herring & Co. president Glenn Austin and lab supervisor David Fletcher talk about the recent addition of an Aeris X-ray diffractometer to their lab. The Aeris replaces a 1980’s vintage PW1840 benchtop X-Ray Diffraction…READ MORE >

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Published 24 May 2018

Laboratory PXRD systems can address pharmaceutical R&D challenges

Detection of trace polymorphs, determination of amorphous content, and the study of the stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) subjected to heat and humidity are some of the many applications where a modern powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) system can add…READ MORE >

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Published 17 May 2018

Monitoring the air we breathe

Outdoor air pollution can have many sources, both anthropogenic (power generation, vehicle emissions, industrial and agricultural emissions, etc.) and natural, for instance, volcanic eruption, wind erosion or wildfires.  A key area of concern is the Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM), which…READ MORE >

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