2006 Jubilee medal

November 1, 2006

LCGC Europe

LCGC Europe, LCGC Europe-11-01-2006, Volume 19, Issue 11
Page Number: 582

At this year's Desty Memorial Lecture the president of the Chromatographic Society, Chris Bevan, presented the Silver Jubilee medal to Peter Myers. Peter had requested that he received the award at the meeting because Denis Desty, who was the first secretary of the original Chromatography Discussion Group, was very influential in Peter's chromatographic career.

At this year's Desty Memorial Lecture the president of the Chromatographic Society, Chris Bevan, presented the Silver Jubilee medal to Peter Myers. Peter had requested that he received the award at the meeting because Denis Desty, who was the first secretary of the original Chromatography Discussion Group, was very influential in Peter's chromatographic career.

Peter obtained his BSc in Pure Chemistry with first class honours in 1969 from the University of Salford, UK and continued there to complete his PhD in Maths, Physics and Chemistry in 1972. He was granted a fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry in March 1996. He started the Desty Memorial Lecture for Innovation in Separation Science in 1995 to encourage young scientists in chromatography after his mentor Denis Desty.

Peter described how it was a mistake for him to be receiving the Jubilee award because he originally wanted to be a photographer and not a chromatographer. He had gone to university to study chemistry to understand the chemical principles of photography. However, during his university life he became the student newspaper photographer and met his wife to be, Miss Wadsworth, which gave him the incentive to remain at the university and study for his PhD. Today Peter acts as an independent consultant across all areas of chromatography and is a visiting professor at a number of universities.

Exclusive distributor

Hichrom has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor and authorized column manufacturer for the Kromasil range of HPLC columns. The range of products to be manufactured and distributed includes Kromasil CelluCoat, a cellulose-based chiral phase that is suitable for enantioselective methods, as well as phenyl and diol phases. All the products are featured in the most recent catalogue available from Hichrom.

For more information on any products in the Kromasil range contact Hichrom on tel. +44 118 930 3660 or e-mail sales@hichrom.co.uk

Filtered relationship

Anachem has announced a collaboration with Scientific & Chemical Supplies to bring its range of specialist filtration and membrane products from Munktell & GE into the educational laboratory market. The instruments will be available through KS1 up to A-Level and tertiary educational institutes.

Additionally, the automotive, aerospace, dairy, food manufacturing and testing, petrochemical and utilities industries will have access to the products through Scientific & Chemical. Both companies feel that this partnership will fill a void in the filtration marketplace. David Wain of Anachem stated, "The collaboration with Scientific & Chemical will open up our product range to a much wider audience providing greater choice for customers."

For more information visit Anachem's website at www.anachem.co.uk

Free column offer

Fortis Technologies is offering its customers the opportunity to receive their HPLC column costs back. If the customer publishes a poster at any international conference or international journal in 2006/2007 that includes the use of the company's columns, then the initial column costs will be refunded.

The terms of this offer are as follows: columns used must be purchased from the company or one of its authorized dealers in the US or Canada; multiple columns can be claimed (i.e., if a Fortis C18 or Fortis Phenyl were used in the poster or journal, then credit for the two columns will be refunded); a copy of the published poster or journal article must be supplied to obtain credit; credit will be given to the value of the original price paid; publication must be at a recognized international meeting or internationally recognized journal; all refunds are credited to the customer's account and all credits are at the discretion of the company.

This offer applies to all phase chemistries in the Fortis range and also to its recently launched hardware design for the HTS, Fortis Pace.

For more information please visit the company's website at www.fortis-technologies.com

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