Column: Analytical methods needs streamlining

06/9/2014 | Analytical Scientist (U.K.), The

Hans-Gerd Janssen, a professor and researcher from the University of Amsterdam, explains why the ever-increasing number of analytical methods presents a challenge for scientists. "New methods that are only marginally better than existing methods are being added as I write," he says. "In reality, we do not need more methods that are slightly faster or slightly more sensitive. What we need are fewer methods with a broader coverage of compounds, matrices and, ultimately, questions."

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