In the 1960s, Phyllis Brown dared to do what few chromatographers did: to apply high performance liquid chromatography — then still in its infancy — to real samples, particularly complicated ones like blood. She did it because she had the vision to see the potential of the technique in the biological sciences.
In an interview with Karen M. Usher of West Chester University, Brown talks about what it was like to be a chromatography pioneer, and how she figured out what she had to do to get recognition in a male-dominated field.
In what direction do you see HPLC column technology going in the next five years?
Smaller-diameter particle development
More unique stationary phases
Improvements in design/better integration into the hardware
A consolidation of recent column developments
LCGC COLUMNISTS 2013
Column Watch | Ronald E. Majors: LCGC Columnist Ron Majors, established authority on new column technologies, keeps readers up-to-date with new sample preparation trends in all branches of chromatography and reviews developments in existing technology lines.
History of Chromatography | Industry Veterans: With each installment of this column, a different industry veteran covers an aspect of the evolution and continued development of the science of chromatography, from its birth to its eventual growth into the high-powered industry we see today.
MS — The Practical Art | Kate Yu:
Kate Yu is the editor of 'MS-The Practical Art' bringing her expertise in the field of mass spectrometry and hyphenated techniques to the pages of LCGC. In this column she examines the mass spectrometric side of coupled liquid and gas-phase systems. Troubleshooting-style articles provide readers with invaluable advice for getting the most from their mass spectrometers.
LC Troubleshooting | John Dolan: LC Troubleshooting sets about making HPLC methods easier to master. By covering the basics of liquid chromatography separations and instrumentation, John Dolan, Vice President of LC Resources and world renowned expert on HPLC, is able to highlight common problems and provide remedies for them.