The Column-03-07-2017

The Column
Cover Story

March 07, 2017

Can combining stir-bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) with molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) extend the practical applications of SBSE? The Column spoke to Antonio Martin-Esteban of the Department of Environment of the National Institute of Research and Technology in Agricultural and Food Science (INIA) in Madrid, Spain, to find out more.

PharmaFluidics has announced an additional 2.7 million Euros worth of funding to support its commercial launch and expand its analytical applications portfolio to biomarkers, diagnostics, and drug development.

Researchers from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens have used liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) to understand changes in licit and illicit drug consumption patterns following the major socioeconomic changes Greece has experienced.

The Column
Features

March 07, 2017

Incognito suggests that chromatographers are not exploring the full potential of their “state-of-the-art” instruments.

Ultrafast gas chromatography (UFGC) offers analysis times 5–20 times faster than conventional GC, with comparable sample capacity and resolution. These factors along with greatly reduced energy consumption make UFGC a valuable approach to explore in many application areas. This article describes the principles and practical uses of ultrafast GC and the key considerations in method development using this technique.

A one-day symposium, organized by The Chromatographic Society, discussing practical advances in automation and data processing in modern science laboratories was held at Syngenta Research Laboratories in Bracknell, Berkshire, UK, on 25 October 2016.

The Column
Features

March 07, 2017

The International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC) will be held in Linz, Austria, on the 11–14 June 2017. This preview offers a flavour of what to expect.

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The 2017 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award has been presented to Janusz Pawliszyn of the University of Waterloo, Canada.