Special Issues-05-01-2007

Special Issues

Corporate Retrospective 2007: ACD Labs

May 01, 2007

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While most chromatographers would agree that development of effective, short, and stable chromatographic methods requires elements of personal intuition and systematic screening, some might argue that it is in fact more art than science.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: ESA

May 01, 2007

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Today, the ESA name is synonymous with innovation in HPLC detection. But our roots in this market go back 25 years, when we launched a groundbreaking electrochemical detector (ECD) in a brand new magazine: LCGC North America.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Peak Scientific

May 01, 2007

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When Peak Scientific started manufacturing gas generators in 1997, we knew that there was a huge potential for our gas generation products, which include nitrogen generators for LC–MS as well as hydrogen, ultra high purity nitrogen, and zero air generators for GCs. 10 years later, we are still amazed by the rapid growth of the market not only for gas generator products but also for those instruments that require gas to analyze samples, such as LC–MS and GC.

Looking back at 25 Years of LCGC

May 01, 2007

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I was first acquainted with LCGC in the mid 1980s. Known then as just LC Magazine, it appealed to any graduate student working in the field of chromatography because it was delivered each month free of charge.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Millipore

May 01, 2007

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Millipore Corporation is a leader in sample preparation technology, including filtration, chromatographic preparation, and ultrapure water for chemical and biochemical analysis. Although scientists have placed emphasis on the results of analysis, there has been a recent shift of focus to include the preparation stage. Research done through chromatography, mass spectrometry, elemental spectrometry, microscopy, and particle analysis are reliant on sample quality.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Bruker

May 01, 2007

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We are pleased indeed to have been partnering with LCGC for North America many years in briefing scientists worldwide about our numerous LC–MS product announcements and extensive LC–MS applications news.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Gilson

May 01, 2007

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Designed for purification and engineered for science, Gilson, Inc. provides high quality, dependable purification solutions for your demanding liquid chromatography, solid phase extraction, liquid handling and gel permeation chromatography clean-up requirements.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Quadrex

May 01, 2007

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Quadrex Corporation was founded in 1976 by Dr. S.R. Lipsky who recognized the need for commercially available reproducible GC capillary columns at a time when most columns were individually made by scientists in their own labs.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: JEOL

May 01, 2007

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I firmly believe that the most significant development in mass spectrometry in this decade - or perhaps even the history of mass spectrometry - will turn out to be the ability to measure samples directly in open air under ambient conditions. In my experience of using mass spectrometry for the past thirty-plus years, the biggest limitation has always been the need to insert samples into a high-vacuum chamber, or to dissolve the samples and inject them or deposit them onto a prepared surface. The ability to analyze samples immediately by using open-air analysis without these restrictions has been very liberating, and it has made it possible to analyze a much wider variety of materials. I no longer hesitate to try an analysis because I am not sure about extraction, solubility, volatility, likelihood of contaminating the mass spectrometer, or whether the sample will go through a GC or LC column.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Thermo Fisher Scientific

May 01, 2007

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. The company is the largest provider of analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, analysis discovery, and diagnostics.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Hitachi

May 01, 2007

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Born from the garages of entrepreneurs, the analytical instrumentation industry's first 25 years were marked by invention and the establishment of core technologies. Invention continues, but the past 25 years are better characterized as a time of perfecting and reengineering, pushing limits, and consolidation - of the technologies and the industry. The specifications arms race continues as the players try to stay on technology's leading edge, but new technology introductions have been rare. Instead, the industry debuts faster, smaller, and more economical products that are customer-focused and user friendly. Hybridization is becoming common. An industry once driven by inward facing R&D departments is now driven by market demands.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Parker Hannifan

May 01, 2007

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Congratulations to LCGC North America for 25 years of providing insightful resources to the scientific instrumentation community. As the leader in laboratory gas generation, Parker has relied upon LCGC as an important business partner in reaching our users. We see that partnership continuing.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: MicroSolv

May 01, 2007

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Since its inception, LC Magazine and LCGC North America has supported MicroSolv Technology Corporation's evolution from an "idea" by the sales and marketing team of the former, ACE Scientific Supply Co., Inc., to the present international company which it is today.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Hi Scientific

May 01, 2007

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Around the time Edward Aster identified the need for a publication dedicated to chromatography, HI Scientific Services Inc. was founded, but the evolution of the company began long before that time.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Metrohm

May 01, 2007

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Metrohm has established itself in the competitive analytical instruments sector and has continually extended its position. We are the market leader in the fields of titration and voltammetry, in the ion chromatography sector we are a very strong number two. The company is owned by the Metrohm foundation, whose purpose is to keep the company independent, to provide employment to local people and to support causes of public interest in our area.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Leap Technologies

May 01, 2007

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LEAP Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1989 by three liquid handling automation veterans. Applying liquid handling to chromatography and mass spectroscopy for a variety of labs was the focus. LEAP started as a one-product company representing a fledgling Swiss company, CTC Analytics. GC applications in environmental labs were the main market. LEAP's expertise was integrating its GC autosampler and the headspace sampler into GC and GC–MS systems. Flexibility and portability were the key to selling these very reliable samplers. A second product line was launched that served tablet dissolution applications in pharmaceutical companies. LEAP applied that know-how and launched the Opt-Diss, a unique fiber optic UV system adaptable to all waterbath testers.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: OI Analytical

May 01, 2007

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OI Analytical entered the analytical instrument business in 1969. The company's first instruments were designed to measure water quality. A Total Carbon System (TCS) which employed a wet oxidation technique was invented through the efforts of Dr. Alan D. Fredericks, a research scientist at Texas A&M University.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Horizon

May 01, 2007

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Horizon Technology, Inc. was incorporated in July 1992 to develop, manufacture, market, and support an innovative line of automated laboratory products for sample preparation. The initial products automated a new series of solid phase extraction (SPE) methods that have recently been approved by the US EPA. These new SPE methods provide a faster, less expensive, and solvent-reducing alternative to existing sample preparation procedures.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: LECO

May 01, 2007

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Over seventy years ago, the Laboratory Equipment Corporation introduced the first rapid carbon determinator to the American iron and steel industry. Soon our carbon determinators, resistance furnaces, and sulfur determinators were seen in industrial laboratories across the country, along with the acronym trademark they carried. LECO became synonymous with accurate, dependable instrumentation for the determination of carbon, sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen in both ferrous and nonferrous industries.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Hamilton

May 01, 2007

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The Hamilton Company was founded in the early 1950s by the innovative Clark Hamilton. Clark was the first person to develop a glass syringe that could repeatedly deliver microliter volumes accurately.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Biotage

May 01, 2007

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Biotage AB is a global company specializing in life science research technologies. The company offers products, knowledge, and experience in the areas of analytical, medicinal, and process chemistry.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Orochem

May 01, 2007

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Orochem Technologies, Inc. is a wholly woman-owned business incorporated eleven years ago in the state of Illinois. Orochem today has a worldwide presence with customers in North America, Europe, and Asia. Orochem has three manufacturing, sales, and marketing facilities around the world

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Kimble

May 01, 2007

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Congratulations to LCGC North America on their 25th anniversary. LCGC has focused on and reported practical chromatography solutions for scientists and with their extensive readership, has helped Kimble/Kontes reach the right people.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: PDR Chiral

May 01, 2007

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PDR-Chiral evolved from a strong educational background in physics, mathematics, and chemistry, as well as extensive engineering development experience in particle physics (measuring g-factor of positron), astronomy (photon counting spectra-photometers and polarimeters), and defense (active and passive remote sensing suites). We are experts in systems engineering, optimizing all aspects of complex multidisciplinary processes.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Jordi

May 01, 2007

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Jordi FLP was founded in 1980 for the distinct purpose of providing the highest quality analytical services, polymer-based HPLC columns, and packing media in the industry. As a family-owned company, the Jordi family and the entire staff take pride in the research, production, and delivery of each of our products. We also understand the importance of quality customer care and strive daily to exceed our customers' expectations.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Jasco

May 01, 2007

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JASCO Corporation was founded in Japan in 1958 to provide the scientific community with optical spectroscopy products. By the early 1970s JASCO was developing a complete line of separation science instrumentation, including HPLC, SFE/SFC, EC, CE, and Micro-bore chromatography systems.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Phenomenex

May 01, 2007

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On behalf of the worldwide Phenomenex team, I would like to congratulate LCGC North America on 25 years of providing chromatographers with pertinent and useful content in the field of separation science. LCGC North America is unique in that it delivers helpful troubleshooting and validation articles as well as special coverage on upcoming technologies. As a member of the LCGC editorial advisory board, I'm proud to participate with a publication that serves as a resource for both new and experienced chromatographers.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: New Objective

May 01, 2007

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On behalf of New Objective, I extend my warm congratulations to LCGC in this, its historic 25th-year anniversary. New Objective shares in celebration, as we reach our own 10-year milestone in 2007. Back in 1997 when New Objective made its debut as a two-person corporation, personal risks were high, and the practice of applying nanobore reverse-phase chromatography and (nano)electrospray-enabled mass spectrometry was in its infancy. This past decade enabled us to participate in the growth, acceptance, and demand for both ion-trap and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry as definitive vehicles for high-sensitivity protein characterization and the now burgeoning field of proteomics.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: PerkinElmer

May 01, 2007

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PerkinElmer has been an innovative pioneer in chromatography for over 50 years. Recognizing the demand for increased laboratory productivity and improved analytical capability, PerkinElmer has responded by delivering a number of technology advancements in both its GC and LC systems using the latest tools and technologies. These advancements allow scientists to run existing and new applications faster as well as enable fast chromatography without compromising performance.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: Microliter

May 01, 2007

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To discuss LCGC's influence on MicroLiter's success, I have to back up five years or so and tell you how I entered this market. My degree is in advertising design. I have worked with regional advertising agencies and was at a very large international advertising agency, producing graphics for a variety of industries. I came into this industry as a business owner producing advertising for a fledgling autosampler vial company, National Scientific Company (NSC). I was contacted by a photographer friend of mine who owns Woody Williams Photo, who had attended Pittcon in Atlanta in the late 1980s. He had met the owner of NSC on the show floor, and he communicated to Woody that he had a new product he wanted to introduce and needed an advertisement produced for his industry's primary trade publication, LCGC.

Corporate Retrospective 2007: SGE

May 01, 2007

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SGE is a leading partner in the design and manufacture of custom solutions for original equipment suppliers, as well as an experienced consumables supplier to the analytical chemistry markets.