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February 21, 2013
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The LCGC Blog: Additive Addition in HPLC Eluents
This edition of The LCGC Blog answers questions about the addition of HPLC eluent additives to one or both constituent mobile phase reservoirs when mixing gradients online.
New Hydrogen Generator Produces up to 1,300 cc/min of 99.99999+% Pure Hydrogen
Designed to eliminate dangerous, expensive cylinders of hydrogen fuel gases and helium carrier gases, Parker Balston Hydrogen Generators allows users to supply, control, and automate all hydrogen gas supplies.  A single generator can support up to as many as 20 instruments with fuel and carrier gas.  Ideal for Fast, Ultra-Fast and Flash GC requirements. Learn More.
Featured News

American Chemical Society Honors Brian Bidlingmeyer
The American Chemical Society (ACS) named Brian Bidlingmeyer of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) and a member of LCGC’s editorial advisory board to the 2012 class of ACS Fellows.
World-Class Biopharmaceutical Training for Academia and Industry
The National Institute for Bioprocessing, Research & Training (NIBRT) provides a “one stop shop” for thousands of trainees worldwide, and offers a dynamic catalogue of course content from which unique training solutions are built for clients. NIBRT delivers holistic training programs in a realistic GMP-simulated, fully operational manufacturing environment and cutting-edge analytical laboratory suite. Get the most comprehensive overviews of the concepts, strategies and techniques – on all aspects of bioprocessing..

APIX Technology Secures Rights to Nanoscale Technology for Gas Chromatography Miniaturization
Analytical Pixels Technology (APIX) (Grenoble, France) has teamed up with research organizations, CEA–Leti (Grenoble, France) and Caltech (Pasadena, California).
Succeed from Sample Prep to Preparation
Agilent offers a complete portfolio of Fast LC columns—conventional HPLC or UHPLC and biocolumns in reversed phase, size exclusion, ion exchange and affinity—plus the sample prep chemistries you need to perfect your analysis. Bring your separations together with Agilent LC tools and resources at

Agilent Partners with Sera Prognostics to Target Pregnancy Complications
Agilent (Santa Clara, California and Sera Prognostics (Salt Lake City, Utah) have formed a strategic partnership to develop proteomic assays for the prediction of pregnancy complications.
Sensitive, Ultrafast GC/MS/MS
Shimadzu’s GCMS-TQ8030 features scan speeds of 20,000 u/second and 600 MRM transition/second, making it the only GC/MS/MS capable of running all triple quadrupole operational modes. Patented technology reduces collision cell length, provides high-efficiency CID, and minimizes cross-talk. In addition, the overdrive lens and high-sensitivity ion optics eliminate neutral noise and maximize signal intensity for ultimate S/N ratio.
Learn more.
GC Troubleshooting

Need Help With GC Troubleshooting?
A free interactive GC 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.
Accelerate Your Productivity
Agilent Training is your fastest path to productivity.  From basic theory and practice to advanced operation, Agilent offers a variety of training courses to help you get ahead.  Whether you’re looking to train a new operator, or gain the expertise to expand the use of your instruments to new applications, Agilent Training is your best choice.
View the new 2013 Agilent Training Catalog.
Market Profile
Market Profile: Flash Chromatography
Flash chromatography has become a popular method of normal-phase separation through purification.
Introducing the Agilent Science and Technology Symposium (ASTS) 2013
Join us on March 5 & 6 as we again provide you with expanded access to our scientific knowledge and portfolio of products and services. The two-day online event will allow you and your colleagues to access the benefits of the tradeshow experience from the comfort and convenience of your desk. During the event, you will be able to connect with Agilent experts and your industry colleagues simply by attending one or more of our nine live e-Seminars and participating in virtual networking opportunities.
Register today!
Featured Product
Analytical UHPLC column system
The cartridge-based EXP analytical column system for UHPLC instruments from Optimize Technologies is designed for routine use at pressures as high as 20,000 psi. According to the the company, the column holders are available in in-line and direct connect formats.
Zebron ZB-SemiVolatiles GC Columns
ZB-SemiVolatiles GC columns are specifically designed and QC tested for improved inertness, superior peak shapes, and more intense responses for problematic active compounds in semivolatile methods. Learn more
New Webcasts
Integrated Smart technologies Lower Laboratory Operating Costs and Increase Productivity for Agilent GC/MSD Systems
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST.
This web seminar will discuss new innovative GC–MS technologies to allow you to produce high quality data at the lowest possible cost. More...
Mobile Measurement with Lab Quality Analysis When and Where You Need It
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
9:00 AM EST / 2:00 PM GMT.
This Webinar will explore practical examples and applications showing how mobile analytical techniques can take your analysis out of the laboratory and into the field, while delivering the highest analytical performance. More...
Validation of an Automated, Qualitative Pesticide Screening Solution according to EU SANCO/12495/2011 AQC Guidelines
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
10:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM GMT.
High resolution, accurate mass for pesticide residue screening: Can it succeed? Learn about the experience of a leading European Food Safety Laboratory with the Waters Pesticide Screening Solution. More...

Upcoming Events

4-5 March 2013
Bioassays 2013: Scientific Approaches and Regulatory Strategies
Rockville, MD
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4-7 March 2013
Essen, Germany
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6-7 March 2013
Mass Spectrometry 2013
Biopolis, Singapore
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10-14 March 2013
29th International Symposium on MicroScale Bioseparations
Charlottesville, VA
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13-14 March 2013
The Air Quality and Emissions show (formerly MCERTS)
Telford, England
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17-21 March 2013
Pittcon Conference and Expo
Philadelphia, PA
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1–5 April 2013
2013 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
San Francisco, CA
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1–5 April 2013
GMA (Grocery ManufacturersAssociation) Science Forum 2013
Washington, DC
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3–4 April 2013
Isocyanates and Health: Past, Present and Future
Potomac, MD
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7–11 April 2013
245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
New Orleans, LA
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8–9 April 2013
5th Berlin LC/MSMS Symposium
Berlin, Germany
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