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LCGC Europe - News Bulletin
25 September 2014

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Top Story: Fractal Chromatography: A New Phase in Separation Science?
The Column spoke to Tony Edge of Thermo Fisher Scientific about the development of a new type of stationary phase based on fractal-shaped particles. Do we need a new type of particle? What do "fractal particles" offer and why? Is this a new phase in separation science?
More Efficiency, More Free Time
All you expect, and more. The new Agilent 1290 Infinity II LC sets new benchmarks in analytical, instrument and laboratory efficiency. You may find yourself with extra time on your hands. Meet the next generation of Agilent UHPLC:
LCGC TV: 2D LC Methods for Analyzing Pharmaceutical Impurities
Two-dimensional liquid chromatography has moved from academia into industry. In this new video, Kelly Zhang of Genentech talks about the advantages gained by developing a two-dimensional LC method for analyzing impurities in pharmaceuticals, and gives practical examples.
Chiron Launches NEW Website and Webshop!
Chiron AS provides the scientific community worldwide with sophisticated solutions for difficult chemical analysis. Since 1983 Chiron has supplied reference standards, fine chemicals and reagents for toxicological, pharmaceutical, environmental, food safety, petroleum and geochemical analysis. Chiron is pleased to announce the launch of its fully-featured website and webshop. Learn more
Column Watch: How to Choose the Correct Stationary Phase Chemistry
Many problems encountered executing high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods are the result of decisions made during early method development. This instalment of "Column Watch" discusses a critical variable in method development: the choice of stationary-phase chemistry.
The Role of Elution Gradient Shape in the Separation of Protein Therapeutics
In this article, the authors discuss the role of the gradient in protein separations by reversed-phase and ion-exchange high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). To illustrate the key points, they show data from two products.
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News: Improving MEKC–ESI–MS–MS Analysis of Synthetic Cathinones
A team of scientists based in the Czech Republic has developed a micellular electrokinetic chromatography method coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (MEKC–ESI–MS–MS) that used salts of perfluorocarboylic acid as the volatile background electrolyte (BGE).
Waters Opens Global Mass Spectrometry HQ in UK
Waters Corporation (Massachusetts, USA) has opened a new custom-built mass spectrometry headquarters in Wilmslow, UK. The new headquarters took less than two years to construct from groundbreaking to completion, and bring together existing centres in the region consisting of more than 500 employees.
Upcoming Webcasts
Pushing the Limits of Chromatography with Next Generation UHPLC Technologies: How Solid Core Column and Advanced UHPLC Technologies Change the Landscape in LC Labs
Thursday 25 September 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST
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Analytical Separation of Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) and Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) Using Various Chromatographic Methods
Tuesday 30 September 2014 11:00 AM PDT/ 2:00 PM EDT
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Online Sample Cleanup — A Cost-Efficient Alternative to Conventional SPE and Liquid–Liquid Extraction Methods
Thursday 9 October 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST
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