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July 5, 2012
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Chromatography Corner

Reference Materials - Why Quality Matters
Access to a comprehensive source of certified reference materials in various forms - powders and solutions - is vital for clinical and forensic laboratories, to ensure the correct identification of substances and the accuracy of results, and there is an increasing customer demand for ISO Guide 34:2009 certification. Jenny Button, Product Specialist, LGC Standards, UK, discusses certified reference materials and the importance of ISO Guide 34 to both manufacturers and end-users.
Wish you could to get your POPs analysis done in hours instead of days?
You can with the FMS "Total Solution" Sample Prep system that combines and automates three sample prep processes into one economical package. The TRP Total-Rapid-Prep™ performs automated sample extraction, clean-up and direct to vial concentration for up to six samples simultaneously in a few hours, producing the highest recoveries and best results for all analytes. For a product video demonstration visit: Total Prep Video, For additional information please visit: Total Prep website.
Featured News

Two LCGC Innovations Among 2012 R&D 100 Awards
The winners of the 2012 R&D Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year, have been announced. The innovations represent a broad spectrum of new materials, instruments, consumer products, environmental and energy technologies, imaging systems, communications, and electronic instrumentation, as well as process technologies and safety systems.
Attain Superior Mass Spec Performance
Agilent's best-in-class portfolio continues to push the boundaries of mass spec technology, while delivering market-leading solutions. Get superior analytical performance, 24/7 reliability, maximum uptime and productivity. Across your MS platforms, Agilent provides one single, consistent user interface and lets you stay current with technology focused solutions. View the portfolio.
Beckman Coulter Launches 2012 Discovery in Motion Tour
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences (Brea, California) recently launched its nationwide Discovery in Motion tour, a mobile exhibit equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation that will travel coast-to-coast throughout the continental United States, with a few stops scheduled in Canada.
Kromasil HILIC-D
Kromasil HILIC-D is designed for the best selectivity of polar compounds like organic acids, nucleobases, and water soluble vitamins. You may expect the opposite elution order and a different selectivity compared to a standard C18 in reversed phase mode. The phase is low bleed and solvents used when running in HILIC mode are fully compatible for MS detection. For more info and a special offer
Agilent completes acquisition of Dako
Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, California, USA) has announced that it has completed its acquisition of cancer diagnostics company Dako (Glostrup, Denmark).
Thermo Scientific is now sponsoring CHROMacademy’s HPLC Troubleshooter. Symptoms are processed through an algorithm based on hundreds of years of combined chromatographic experience. Read more
Recent discussions on CHROMmunity, a Forum and Networking Site for Chromatographers
Changing Electron Multiplier on AB Sciex API3200
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Upcoming Webcasts

Fundamentals of Solid Phase Extraction
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
9:00 AM EDT
In this introductory level seminar, aimed at new adopters and less experienced users of SPE, we will present both a theory and practical overview of the technique, offering an insight and advice on how SPE can deliver significant improvement in method robustness and data quality.
Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS Re-imagined: Increased Simplicity and Productivity
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
11:00 AM EDT
Find out how you can adopt triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS technology in your laboratory using existing methods and source parameters in most instances while requiring less sample prep and enjoying the benefits of automated data analysis for increased simplicity and productivity.
Automated In-line Sample Preparation and GC Analysis of Biodiesel According to EN14105 and ASTM D6584
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
11:00 AM EDT
This web seminar describes the capabilities of a completely scalable solution for biodiesel analysis that significantly reduces the cost per sample and achieves the fastest possible return on investment.
Upcoming Events

15–18 July
PREP 2012 International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography
Boston, MA
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12–17 August
XXI International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) 2012
Cancun, Mexico
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27–30 August
12th International Nutritional and Diagnostics Conference 2012 (INDC2012)
Prague, Czech Republic
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9–13 September
29th International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC)
Torun, Poland
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10–12 September
The 2012 Biotech Derived Therapeutics Symposium - Effective Strategies for Problem Solving for Drug Development on a Wide Range of Biopharmaceuticals
Napa, CA
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11–14 September
9th Symposium on the Practical Applications of Mass Spectrometry in the Biotechnology Industry (Mass Spec 2012)
San Diego, CA
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30 September–3 October
International Symposium on Preparative and Industrial Chromatography and Allied Techniques (SPICA 2012)
Brussels, Belgium
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30 September–3 October
ITP 2012, International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid-phase Separations Techniques
Baltimore, MD
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30 September–4 October
CE in the Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Industries: 14th Symposium on the Practical Applications for the Analysis of Proteins, Nucleotides, and Small Molecules
Scottsdale, AZ
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