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2 October 2014
Top Story: The LCGC Blog: So Just How Well Set-Up is Your UV Detector?
Many chromatographers who have used UV detection in HPLC analyses consider it to be very straightforward; however, there are times when the detectors need to perform “above the norm” and we need an improved level of performance. LCGC Blogger Tony Taylor gives his tips on how to get better baselines, sensitivity, and reproducibility without too much effort.
Do You Want a Cost Effective Replacement For Your Existing Concentration and Evaporation Techniques?
Attend a free Webinar on October 15th 2014 to learn how. The new FMS SuperVap family are standalone automated waterless concentration/evaporation systems and are available in vessel sizes of 250ml, 50ml with 500ul, 1 ml tips and direct to GC vial as well as 60ml, 40ml, 20ml, 4ml and 2ml vial sizes to meet all of the laboratory's needs. Register for the Webinar to learn more about how the SuperVap Automated Concentration System can help your laboratory.

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Rapid UHPLC Method Development for Omeprazole Analysis in a Quality-by-Design Framework and Transfer to HPLC Using Chromatographic Modelling
This study presents the application of quality-by-design principles to build in a more scientific and risk-based multifactorial strategy in the development of an ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) method for omeprazole and its related impurities.
Simplified, multi-phosphorylated peptide or glycan isolation
New ERLIC-WAX chemistry from The Nest Group, Inc., in both column and microSPE formats, addresses multi-phosphorylated peptide and glycan isolation challenges. Desalting with TARGA® C18, UltraMicroSpin™ SPE from 100% water can improve recovery of these polar molecules prior to LCMS. Try one of our ERLIC WAX & TARGA separation approaches today! The Nest Group, Inc. - "Not Just Columns ... Answers!"
LCGC TV: Michal Holčapek on Trends in LC–MS
In this new video from LCGC TV, Michal Holčapek from the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic describes the requirements of "fast LC–MS" and areas where the technique can be applied in industry.

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The Pros and Cons of HILIC
Davy Guillarme, a senior lecturer at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Geneva, University of Lausanne, Switzerland — and the winner of the 2013 LCGC Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award — addresses common user questions about the pros and cons of HILIC.
Need GC Troubleshooting Help?
The CHROMacademy interactive GC Troubleshooter, sponsored by Thermo Scientific, was designed with busy chromatographers in mind. In 3 simple steps ChromAcademy can help you 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! Learn more

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GC Setup Checklist
Whether your GC instrument has been shut down for a couple of days or been sat gathering dust in a corner for a year, follow this quick checklist from ChromAcademy to get it up and running.
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Online Sample Cleanup — A Cost-Efficient Alternative to Conventional SPE and Liquid–Liquid Extraction Methods
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The Development of a Method for Arsenic Speciation and the Use of Ion Chromatography as a Solution for Separation
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