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April 17, 2014
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Featured Interview

Fred E. Regnier: The Road One Chromatographer Took to Reach the Lifetime Achievement Award
LCGC recently spoke with the 2014 LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Fred E. Regnier, the John H. Law Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, about his early work, his numerous patents and start-up companies, as well as his vast accomplishments in separation science and his role as a teacher.  More...
Streamline Your Drinking Water Extractions and Analysis
Recent advances in solid phase packing materials and new technologies in automating the extraction and concentration process are making the Drinking Water sample prep and analysis workflow a more robust, efficient process yielding higher throughput and more consistent results. Join FMS, Inc. to learn more Register for a free webinar May 7th, 2014 11:00 am EST
Featured Article
What you Might Have Missed at Pittcon: New Chromatography Columns
In this first part of our annual Pittcon conference, we summarize new product introductions in the areas of HPLC columns for reversed-phase LC, HILIC, ion-exchange and ion chromatography, SEC, and specialty columns for specific types of analyses.  More...
Fast Little Column for MAbs
Agilent Bio-Monolith Protein A columns enable fast, accurate MAb titer analysis over a wide concentration range with minimal plugging from cell debris. Don't be put-off by the funny shape; you'll be surprised what this fast little column can do. Get application note and request free trial.
Featured Videos
Deirdre Cabooter on Method Development in UHPLC
Performing ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) can significantly reduce analysis time without compromising on efficiency by using sub 2-μm particles that allow increased velocity while maintaining selectivity. In this new short interview, Deirdre Cabooter of KU Leuven in Belgium, discusses the advantages of using UHPLC in method development and tips to follow when transferring methods from UHPLC to HPLC instrumentation.  More...
How can UV and mass data work together?
Overcome a common analytical problem, separating mixtures where analytes do not share a common detectability. Learn about the benefits of orthogonal detection with the Waters ACQUITY QDa for analyzing compounds with different properties.  Watch the video now.
LCGC TV: The Future of Monoliths and Chips
Monoliths have received renewed attention in the past few years. Will they — or chip-based columns — ever compete with particle-based columns? In a short video interview, Dick Henry weighs in.  More...
The Faster Way to Cleaner
Ostro 96-well plate provides a novel solution for the cleanup of phospholipids in plasma and serum. Requiring minimal to no method development and using a simple protocol, this technology can be quickly implemented in order to optimize your laboratory's workflow. Removes significantly more phospholipids for cleaner extracts, improves reproducibility for more consistent, robust methods and increases throughput with easy-to-implement protocol. Learn more
The LCGC Blog
Capillary GC Liner Selection Guide
Blogger Tony Taylor provides his impartial guide to liner selection that is representative of the considerations in modern capillary GC.  More...
BioPharma Equipment Auction: Casework, Mass Spectral Detector, Mass Specs, Separations Modules & More:
Bidding Opens: 04/21/2014 Bidding Closes: 04/23/2014
Click here for More Info. Contact: 1-800-665-1042 or [email protected]
Problems with Large-Molecule Separations
Some attributes of large molecules make them behave differently from small molecules in reversed-phase separations. In this installment of LC Troubleshooting, John Dolan answers readers’ questions about problems related to the liquid chromatographic separation of proteins, peptides, and other large molecules.  More...
CALL FOR PAPERS on biochromatography, QbD, monoclonal antibodies, VLPs, and other biopharmaceuticals, chiral molecules, SFC, fine chemicals, SMB, APIs, monoliths and new stationary phases, and more! 60+ oral presentations, 2-day Poster Session, 2½-day Exhibit, and Workshops. The most recognized international meeting covering the latest developments in preparative and process liquid chromatography, separation science and technology, PREP-2014, July 20-23 in Boston
LC Troubleshooting

Need Help With LC Troubleshooting?
A free interactive LC Troubleshooter is now available at CHROMacademy, sponsored by Thermo Scientific. In three simple steps you will overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It's completely free. More...
Join LCGC's CHROMacademy at Agilent Technologies 2014 Science & Technology Symposium. Read More.
Featured Product
Automated Solid Phase Extraction
The TurboTrace SPE system is used for a wide variety of liquid matrices. It uses vacuum or positive pressure pumping and runs up to eight extracts simultaneously.  Extracts are automatically delivered to the SuperVap for concentration in a vial, ready for injection.
Learn more
New Webcasts

Editors’ Series: Water Analysis:  Emerging Environmental Contaminants and Current Issues
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00am PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT
Tune in to hear Susan Richardson, formerly of the US Environmental Protection Agency and now at the University of South Carolina, to learn about emerging contaminants in our water systems and advances in analytical methods to detect and monitor them.
The Analysis of Dioxins in Food with a High Performance GC-Triple Quadrupole System According to EU 252/2012 Regulations
Wednesday, April 29, 2014, 8:00am PDT/ 10:00 am CDT/ 11:00 AM EDT
This webinar will demonstrate the challenges and solutions of analysis of dioxins in food matrices.  You will learn new methods to overcome analysis challenges.
Making Better GC Connections While Ensuring an Inert Sample Flow Path
Thursday, April 30, 2014, 10:00 am PDT/ 12:00 PM CDT/ 1:00PM EDT
Explore and learn about quick and easy ways to simplify column installation and the productivity gains you can achieve through improved column connections and flow path inertness offerings, which include:  new inert retention gaps and guard columns, new column connectors, and ferrules.
Editors’ Series: Investigating the Potential Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Private Well Water Quality
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8:00 am PDT/ 10:00 AM CDT/ 11:00 AM EDT
Until now, limited studies have been performed regarding the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing for harvesting natural gas. In this seminar, Kevin Schug discusses the suite of analytical methods (including headspace-GC, GC-MS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, total organic carbon, and ion chromatography methods) his team developed to evaluate the quality of private well water in proximity to natural gas extraction sites. This talk will report on the results of their studies to date, future plans, and the opportunity presented by his baseline studies of future fracking sites.
Complete Inorganic Elemental Speciation Analysis Solutions for Food Safety
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT/ 4:00 PM BST/ 5:00 PM CEST
The food safety industries have significantly increased their interest in understanding an element’s various chemical forms due to pending legislative pressures. This webcast will provide insight into the latest developments in speciation technology and offer proof data for a wide variety of applications, including arsenic species in apple juice and rice syrup and iodine species in milk.
Upcoming Events

11–15 May 2014
HPLC 2014
New Orleans, LA
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18–23 May 2014
38th International Symposium On Capillary Chromatography and the 11th GCxGC Symposium
Riva del Garda, Italy
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25–28 May 2014
ExTech 2014
Chania, Crete, Greece
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20–23 July 2014
PREP 2014 Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography
Boston, MA
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31 August–5 September 2014
Dioxin Madrid 2014: 34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Compounds
Madrid, Spain
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14–18 September 2014
ISC 2014 – Salzburg Austria, 30th International Symposium on Chromatography
Salzburg, Austria
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