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November 8, 2013
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Featured Article

Slipping Up the Career Ladder
Not everyone is good at people management or administrative duties, sales, and marketing. Some people are mainly fine scientists – so why should a business want to lose them to “executive functions?” Incognito investigates if chromatographers should become scientists or managers to advance their careers. More...
Automated One Step Solid Phase Extraction and Concentration System for Drinking Water
The New EconoTraceTM Parallel SPE system and Concentration from automates existing methods used for Drinking Water analysis such as manual SPE techniques and replaces older manual Liquid-Liquid Extraction techniques and outdated semi-automated instruments. The system is designed to simplify, improve, and increase productivity by automating the manual steps of the laboratory's sample preparation processes. The EconoTraceTM SPE and Concentration system accepts all SPE cartridge and column formats. The system is expandable from 2 to 4  modules and can run up to 8  samples simultaneously. More information.
Featured News

NIH Grants $1.86 Million to University of Buffalo Drug Development Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recently awarded several grants totaling $1.86 million to the University at Buffalo’s HIV Clinical Pharmacology Research Program. The grants are to be used to fund new initiatives in hepatitis C (HCV) drug development, nanomedicine research for tuberculosis (TB), and for the study of pharmacogenomics of neurocognitive disorders for people with HIV and AIDS. More...
A Sub-2-µm Solid-Core Particle that Lives Up to Its Potential
The latest addition to the Waters family of sub-2-µm UltraPerformance LC® Columns, CORTECS 1.6µm Columns deliver new levels of efficiency, resolution, and throughput. With this silica-based solid-core particle designed for UPLC you can better separate your analytes, process more samples in the same amount of time, and achieve greater levels of sensitivity. Learn more.
Malvern Instruments Opens New Office in Mexico City
Malvern Instruments (Malvern, UK) has opened a new office in Mexico City, Mexico, to provide pre- and after-sales support to a growing customer base, in addition to hosting a number of training courses. The announcement follows the opening of a sales and applications laboratory in Sao Paolo, Brazil, last year. More...
LCGC launches new e-book, Five Keys to Successful LC Methods
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LC Troubleshooting

Need Help With LC Troubleshooting?
A free interactive LC Troubleshooter is now available at CHROMacademy, sponsored by Thermo Scientific. In 3 simple steps you will overcome your instrument, separation and quantitation issues. It's completely free. More...
5 Years Free Access to CHROMacademy
To show our commitment to learning, we have decided to offer all university students and staff free access to CHROMacademy. You are the future leaders and innovators of the scientific community, and by offering free access to CHROMacademy we hope to help you realize your potential. This has been made possible by Agilent Technologies- the world's premiere measurement company. Learn more
Featured Products
Edwards Vacuum for R&D/Lab applications
Edwards offers an extensive range of pumping technologies for R&D and laboratory applications. Whatever your requirement, Edwards has the solution and application expertise to meet your needs.
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Smart, safe and affordable distillation
The new RV 8 from IKA® is an entry-level model well suited for all standard evaporation applications.  The RV 8 features a newly designed heating bath with enhanced safety features, a manual lift with ambidextrous design, digital displays for rotation speed and heating bath temperature allow for optimal control of all distilling processes. 
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Acrodisc® MS Syringe Filters
Pall’s 13 and 25 mm Acrodisc MS syringe filters are the first syringe filters LCMS certified for low extractables. They offer reliable, accurate results that lower the need for retesting.
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Waters introduces the ACQUITY QDa Detector
The future is now separated from the past.  Imagine a lab where all analytical scientists can acquire high-quality mass spectral data. On their own. Within their existing workflows. Across every sample. Without training. Waters imagined just that and introduces the ACQUITY QDa Detector. Click Here
Application Note

Is Your Olive Oil the Real Thing?
Marc Plante, Bruce Bailey, and Ian N. Acworth, Thermo Fisher Scientific
A simple HPLC method using charged aerosol detection was used to generate lipid profiles found in various olive oil samples.  Comparative principal component analysis (PCA) was applied to determine the best sample preparation method for quickly evaluating adulteration. Learn more
New Webcasts
Editors Series: Integrating On-Line Sample Preparation and HPLC Separations with Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry for Ultratrace Quantitative Analysis of Small Molecules from Complex
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:00 AM PST/ 2:00PM EST.
Attend this web seminar to learn important considerations for achieving ultratrace detection limits for small molecules from biological matrices, what technologies are currently available for automated workflows for sample preparation and LC-MS analysis, and more.
Enhancing the Value of Your Laboratory Business
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
9:00 am EST/ 2:00 pm GMT/ 3:00 pm CET.
Don’t miss out on a free webcast about key factors to consider when selecting a laboratory service provider, to ensure that you add significant value to your laboratory business.
Maintain your Methods, Prolong your Helium Supply, and Save Your Budget with an Innovative Helium Solution
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00 am CST/ 11:00 am EST/ 16:00 GMT.
In this web seminar, we discuss a simple and safe helium solution that enables you to continue your analyses while keeping your methods intact, validation-effective, and regulation-compliant while alleviating helium supply concerns and extensive supply costs.  Learn how this technology optimizes the flow and usage of helium when your instrument is idle, as well as during the analytical run, to eliminate potential waste typically observed in standard GC operations.  Find out how to extend the lifetime of one helium cylinder to over 14 years under certain conditions and experience significant savings in both helium supply needs and financial costs throughout the lifetime of your GC-MS instrument.
Editors’ Series: Fundamentals, Optimization and Practical Aspects of UHPLC: Series 3:  Practical aspects of UHPLC
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
9:00 AM EST/ 2:00PM GMT/ 3:00PM CET.
A scientific, unbiased series of webinars on UHPLC. This three-part series of "must-attend" events for those who have heard about, or use UHPLC, and want to know more.
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Lab Compliance Week
Overcome GLP/GMP Challenges for Lab Compliance, Quality and Validation Professionals

Dec. 3-5, 2013
Philadelphia, PA

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