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Chromatography Techniques: December 2014

December 17, 2014 10:46 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The December issue of Chromatography Techniques details a mass spectrometry technique enables the detection of drugs and medical conditions from just a single drop of fluid, such as blood or urine, within minutes. Other articles include: size of future mass spec, choosing HPLC columns, soft ionization, separation of antibodies. There are also new products. 

Using TLC to Choose an HPLC Column

December 10, 2014 11:55 am | by Fred Rabel, Owner, ChromHELP, LLC, Woodbury, N.J. | Articles | Comments

Because of the high cost of HPLC columns, there are numerous ways to find out which column(s)...

pH Gradient Speeds Separation of Antibodies

December 10, 2014 11:47 am | by Ken Cook, Frank Steiner, Mauro De Pra, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Pre-formulated buffers for pH gradient have greatly simplified the development of ion exchange...

Soft Ionization Drives Future GCMS Technology

December 10, 2014 11:37 am | by Laura McGregor, Nick Bukowski and David Barden, Markes International, UK | Articles | Comments

Soft ionization remains a relatively underused technique for GCMS, despite its ability to...

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Higher Performance, Smaller Sizes Define Future Mass Spec

December 10, 2014 11:23 am | by Sarah Smith, Global Market Manager, Analytical, Bal Seal Engineering Inc., Foothill Ranch, Calif. | Articles | Comments

Mass spectrometry (MS) is the workhorse of analytical chemistry. It performs the analysis of the sample, making MS equipment an essential part of the analytical instrumentation market. A recent shift in the laboratory landscape, however, is forcing a change in the size and functionality of mass spec equipment.

What a Single Drop of Blood Can Reveal

December 5, 2014 9:29 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Researchers at Purdue Univ. have pioneered a separation technique that can be used in everything from homeland security and law enforcement to drug discovery and biomedical applications. The technique, called slug flow microextraction, makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine.

Cartridge Protects GPC Columns

December 5, 2014 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex has extended its SecurityGuard family of products to include a cartridge-based system that protects any non-aqueous gel permeation chromatography (GPC) column. The cartridge system replaces traditional guard columns, offering a more convenient and cost-effective system for protecting expensive GPC columns from the damaging effects of contaminants and microparticulates.

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C18 Offers Speed, Efficiency, Ruggedness

December 5, 2014 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Every LC lab has a cache of C18s, but every C18 is not created equal. Because the chemistry tends to be similar, the silica support that carries this ubiquitous octadecylsilane phase becomes vitally important.

Column Line Suits Multiple Techniques

December 5, 2014 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science offers a complete line of Shiseido HPLC Columns. CAPCELL PAK is an epoch-making HPLC column integrating the enhanced separation performance of silica-based, polymer-coated packing material. It provides columns of reversed phase partition mode, normal phase partition mode and ion exchange mode.

Error-free Resins Compatible With All Systems

December 5, 2014 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore has added three chromatography resins to its Chromabolt prepacked columns. These pre-validated chromatography columns come packed with either strong cation exchangers, weak cation exchangers or strong anion exchangers, freeing up end users’ time and resources by eliminating manual column packing and cleaning.

Gold Nanoparticles for Raman, DLS Apps

September 9, 2014 3:11 pm | by Innova Biosciences | Product Releases | Comments

Innova Biosciences has launched InnovaGOLD, a range of ultra-high-quality gold nanoparticles that have demonstrated improved sensitivity, stability and reproducibility in immunoassays compared to other commercially available gold colloids. 

Integrated LC Systems Provide Wide Data Capabilities

September 9, 2014 3:10 pm | by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has added to its integrated liquid chromatography systems line with the Prominence-i and Nexera-i. Combining enhanced functionality, an intuitive operating environment and full automation, the series provides excellent performance and a more efficient workflow for conventional to ultra-high-speed analysis. 

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Plate Reader Optimizes Screening Process for Biotherapeutics

September 9, 2014 3:07 pm | by Wyatt Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Wyatt Technology’s DynaPro Plate Reader II can run automated high-throughput screening-dynamic light scattering analyses to characterize protein-protein interactions in standard microwell plates, under multiple conditions in a significantly reduced time frame, making DLS a viable option for stability-indicating parameter (SIP) screening. 

Standard Offers Low-volatility Accuracy

September 9, 2014 3:05 pm | by Restek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Restek has developed a new certified reference material (CRM) of four PAHs—benz[a]anthracene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, and chrysene—designed for greater convenience, longer shelf life and increased long-term accuracy.

OEM Components for Biochromatography Apps

September 9, 2014 3:03 pm | by Practichem | Product Releases | Comments

Practichem has added to its Chromponents line with the BioD3, a compact LED-based UV and conductivity detector, and FluidSwitch, a line of biocompatible rotary valves. Chromponents is a series of modules designed for easy configuration. 

CRMs Suited for Environmental Labs

September 9, 2014 3:02 pm | by Phenomenex | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex has added Phenova Certified Reference Materials (CRMs), a line of ISO/IEC 17025- and ISO Guide 34-compliant standards for the calibration of analytical equipment and quantitation of analytical measurements for environmental testing. 

Low-flow Valve Increases GC Repeatability

September 9, 2014 3:00 pm | by Norgren | Product Releases | Comments

Now, OEMs can give gas chromatography users the high analysis repeatability and low detection limits they demand, thanks to the FAS 16 mm FASPROP low flow proportional valve from Norgren. With a small orifice—just 0.002” (0.05 mm)—and compact design, the valve precisely controls low flow rates in the mL range (up to 174 psi/12 bar), enabling the use of most common carriers. 

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Portable GC Quickly Analyzes VOCs

September 9, 2014 2:58 pm | by New Star Environmental | Product Releases | Comments

New Star Environmental’s Frog-4000 is a fully contained purge and trap GC system with analytical capabilities that are comparable to a commercial lab, with the advantage of its compact size.

Flexible Platform Allows for Customizable GC

September 9, 2014 2:56 pm | by GOW-MAC Instrument Co. | Product Releases | Comments

GOW-MAC’s programmable, microprocessor-controlled gas chromatograph, the Series 8100, features a broad, flexible platform that allows for custom, application-specific system configurations for research, industrial, laboratory, academic and QA/QC environments.

Valves Can Quickly Change Position

September 9, 2014 2:46 pm | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls’ BL Series is designed to support demanding fluid control requirements, such as those common to natural gas separation, natural gas plunger lifts, gas chromatography equipment, irrigation systems, pneumatic pipelines and others. 

Spring Functions as EMI/FRI Shielding Element

September 9, 2014 2:45 pm | by Bal Seal Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

The Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring, a current-carrying, locking, latching and holding solution, is available in a range of coil heights and materials. Its unique design enables it to maintain a nearly constant force over a broad compression range, compensating for large mating tolerances and temperature changes without significant deviation from its initial force. 

ICP/OES Can Handle Tough Samples

September 9, 2014 2:43 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ 5100 Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP/OES) allows customers to run samples faster, using less gas and without compromising performance on even the toughest samples.

Columns Reduce Time Up to 40 Percent

September 9, 2014 2:40 pm | by VGC Chromatography | Product Releases | Comments

VGC Chromatography’s DA columns produce faster, more-efficient separations than conventional open tubular columns. 

Rugged Columns Handle Higher Pressures

September 9, 2014 2:38 pm | by Restek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

With the advent of superficially porous particles (SPP or “core-shell” particles), the analytical community found the ability to gain far more efficiency and speed out of existing HPLC instrumentation.

GC Column Set Runs Seven EPA Methods

September 9, 2014 2:35 pm | by Phenomenex | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex has released its Zebron ZB-CLPesticides-1 and 2 for dual-column pesticide testing by GC/ECD (electron capture detection). This column set saves time and money for chlorinated pesticide testing commonly performed by environmental and drinking water testing labs, which often need to run up to seven EPA methods on a single instrument. 

Hydrophobic Interaction Column Offers More Selectivity

September 9, 2014 2:34 pm | by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Many laboratories analyzing monoclonal antibodies (mAb) regularly encounter situations where they need alternative hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) selectivity. 

Application-specific Columns Increase Throughput

September 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has added the AdvanceBio Glycan Mapping Column to its AdvanceBio family of columns. It is specifically designed to deliver fast, high-resolution glycan separations. 

Chromatography Techniques: September 2014

September 4, 2014 1:03 pm | by Chromatography Techniques | Digital Editions | Comments

The September issue of Chromatography Techniques details the MS focus on biological and clinical research at the recent American Society of Mass Spectrometry conference. Other articles include: ensuring HPLC success, advancing UHPLC, effectively using hydrogren in the lab, and thin-layer chromatography for the detection of explosives. New products and columns are also included. 

MS Innovations Advance Bio, Clinical Research

September 4, 2014 12:37 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor | Articles | Comments

More detailed and comprehensive data analysis through MS solutions is revolutionizing the biological and clinical research industry.                                                 

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