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August 9, 2012
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Chromatography Corner

An Age of Discovery
Martin Giera from Leiden University in the Netherlands reveals some of the latest chromatography techniques and developments in biomarker discovery.
New easy-to-use 2D-LC solution from Agilent
The Agilent 1290 Infinity 2D-LC solution finally brings the separation power of two-dimensional LC to every user, with easy system and method set-up based on highly flexible hardware. Powerful new features like peak-triggered operation, “shifted gradients”, and new innovative valve technology for comprehensive or heart-cutting 2D-LC analysis bring a new dimension to your separation.
Featured News

Specialist Purification Services Collaboration
Reach Separations (Nottingham, United Kingdom) and Onyx Scientific (Sunderland, United Kingdom) will collaborate on a strategic alliance to deliver specialist purification and separation services to the global pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
Tosoh at Fall ACS 2012
Come meet the Tosoh team in Booth #519 at ACS in Philly this fall! Tosoh will be hosting the Advanced Polymer Characterization Workshop on Monday, August 20 in Exhibit Halls A&B, Workshop Room 1. The workshop will feature three exciting talks, beginning at 9:30, 10:15, and 11:00 AM. Click here for full abstracts and to reserve your seat and complimentary gift!
Nobel Laureate Presents Pittcon Plenary Lecture
Nobel Laureate, Sir Harold (Harry) Kroto, will present the Wallace H. Coulter Plenary Lecture at Pittcon 2013.
May 2012 Application Notebook
Click Here to View the Digital Edition of this Special Supplement.
Agilent and Samsung Collaborate
Agilent (Santa Clara, California) will collaborate with the Samsung Medical Center, one of South Korea's leading medical institutes, on medicine and genetics research projects.
CHROMacademy announces the launch of the interactive GC Troubleshooter, sponsored by Thermo Scientific.
Building on the success of our ground breaking HPLC Troubleshooter, we are excited to announce the GC version. In 3 simple steps you will overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It's completely free - so if you haven't tried our troubleshooter before you're in for a surprise! Test Drive Now.
Prehistoric Dairy Farming
A team of scientists has reported in Nature on the first chemical evidence of dairy farming in prehistoric Africa in the fifth millennium BC.
Poroshell 120 column family expands – 5 phases and more on the way
Chemists seeking more reproducible results for Fast LC/UHPLC are choosing Agilent Poroshell 120 columns as their go-to column. The unique Poroshell 120 chemistry delivers speed and resolution advantages of superficially porous particles with the added confidence of a rugged method. New SB-Aq and Phenyl-Hexyl phases expand method development flexibility. More phases are coming in the summer.
Recent discussions on CHROMmunity, a Forum and Networking Site for Chromatographers
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Upcoming Webcasts

Rugged and Sensitive Analysis of Mycotoxins in Food Matrices
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
8:00 AM PDT; 11:00 AM EDT; 15:00 GMT
Mycotoxins are found in a staggering range of matrices, from grains to fruits, spices and nuts to animal feed. They are of major concern for their negative impact on the worldwide economy from product revenue losses, their toxicity to animals and humans, and their persistence throughout multiple food processing steps.
Analytical and Engineering Advances in High Temperature GPC/SEC for Polyolefin Characterization
Thursday, September 6, 2012
9:00 AM EDT; 15:00 CET
In this seminar, the great value of infrared detection as concentration detector for characterization of polyolefins and the synergy as online simultaneous detection of chemical composition will be demonstrated. Real life examples of several GPC/SEC methods with different detection schemes are discussed, from routine to more challenging samples.
Editors' Series: Advances in Nanoscale LC-MS Techniques
Thursday, September 6, 2012
2:00 PM EDT
This talk will address some of the key hurdles to the routine use of nanoLC-MS in the analytical laboratory. Background on the preparation of different nanocolumn stationary phases, plumbing, and connectivity and the variety of commercially available column formats and interfaces will be discussed. In addition, the challenges associated with routine nanoscale LC-MS will be highlighted as well as suggested solutions. The talk will conclude with several applications using nanoscale LC-MS for the analysis of small molecules, proteomics, and oligonucleotides.
Purification of Monoclonal Antibodies Using Various Modes of Analytical Chromatography
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
2:00 PM EDT
HPLC is a powerful and convenient tool for the analysis of mAbs and their isomers and impurities, including aggregates, oligomers, and mAb fragments. This presentation will discuss the use of HPLC columns from various chromatographic modes for the purification, isolation and analysis of mAbs.
Choosing the Correct Sample Prep Technique for Your Sample
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9:00 AM EDT; 15:00 CEST
In this seminar we will review the benefits, limitations and workflow of common sample prep techniques and provide simple tips and tools that will help aid correct technique selection.
The Growing Relevancy of Sample Preparation in Food and Environmental Monitoring
Thursday, October 25, 2012
9:00 AM EDT; 15:00 CEST
In this seminar we will review the range of SPP techniques and products available for food and environmental matrices, from generic ‘just enough’ to highly selective application specific workflows. Recent applications on emerging contaminants and matrices will be described for a range of techniques including Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), QuEChERS and Supported Liquid Extraction (SLE).

Upcoming Events

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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5–9 October
Mass Spectrometry in Food Safety and Quality
Pacific Grove, CA
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15–19 October
22nd Annual Quality Assurance Conference
Dallas, TX
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21–24 October
4th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization
Houston, Texas
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25–30 November
Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting & Exhibition
Boston, MA
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12–16 January 2013
SLAS2013 2nd Annual Conference & Exhibition
Orlando, FL
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