The Column-04-25-2016

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Subcritical water chromatography (SBWC) is seen as an increasingly enticing prospect to replace high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in industrial settings because of its low costs and environmental impact. Yu Yang of East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina, USA, has conducted research into this process for two decades. He recently spoke to Lewis Botcherby of The Column about his work, why companies should consider SBWC, and its role in pharmaceutical analysis.

The Column

April 25, 2016

Trajan Scientific and Medical (Melbourne, Australia) has announced the acquisition of LEAP Technologies Inc. (Carrboro, North Carolina, USA).

An Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million Euros has been awarded to Peter Schoenmakers of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to develop new high-performance separation technology.

The Column

April 25, 2016

This year, LCGC is pleased to honour Debby Mangelings as the winner of the 2016 Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award. Mangelings received her award on Monday 7 March during an oral symposium at Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Researchers from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, China, have used ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry and metabolomics to investigate the metabolic networks of Alzheimer’s disease, identifying potential biomarkers and biochemical mechanisms.

The literature on reversed-phase liquid chromatography (LC) of proteins is reasonably well developed, but not taught in the college classroom much. Kevin Schug therefore wants to focus on a stoichiometric displacement model for reversed-phase LC of proteins and why it is particularly insightful from a practical perspective.

This is the first of a four-part series of articles exploring current topics in separation science that will be addressed at the HPLC 2016 conference in San Francisco, USA, from 19–24 June.

The 40th International Symposium in Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 13th GC×GC Symposium will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi, in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 29 May–3 June 2016.

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