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◗ CONTENTS August 2015 Vol. 57, No. 4
8 Graphene’s Promise Persists
The extraordinary performance characteristics of
graphene is driving a plethora of process developments
for solving its production challenges.
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11 Countering the Spread of False Medications
Raman spectroscopy helps in the ongoing battle
against counterfeit medications.
12 Handy Tools
Handheld tools are slowly taking the place of certain
benchtop tools in the lab.
20 Crop Inspection and Grading with Hyperspectral Imaging
Hyperspectral imaging helps advance agricultural studies.
14 Combating the Life Science Data Avalanche
Bioinformatics helps with big data problems.
16 Micro Solution to Future Developments
Tiny developments make a big splash in life science and
18 Innovations Drive Rapid NGS Growth
Lower costs, high throughput and enhanced accuracies
provide next-generation sequencing users with enhanced
22 3-D Optical Microscopy Redefined
Surface analysis aids in understanding important
24 R&D Planning and Selection: The “Silver Bullet” Fallacy
and the Use of Scenarios
How to achieve success in R&D and product development.
25 A Visual Display of Graphene
The National Graphene Institute’s design reflects the
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