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Few of us could have foreseen the dramatic changes that have taken place in the world in general and in the field of chromatography in particular in the months since last summer's first PharmSep Symposium.
Few of us could have foreseen the dramatic changes that have taken place in the world in general and in the field of chromatography in particular in the months since last summer’s first PharmSep Symposium. Certainly there were some signs that all was not well with the economy, housing prices were slumping, and there were even rumblings that the supply of a certain solvent used in chromatographic research was running low in many quarters.
However, I think it is safe to say that after watching the stock market lose 3,000 points since Election Day (and feeling the effects that has had on the world of analytical chemistry) and seeing the dire levels to which the acetonitrile shortage has dipped, we are all a little shell-shocked at this point, to say the least.
Here at LCGC, we took all of these factors into account when planning the second annual PharmSep Symposium, and we believe you will see this reflected in this year’s program, which can be called something of a “Chromatography Survival Guide” for these challenging times. Feeling the effects of the acetonitrile shortage? This symposium can help you use less solvent, or make the switch to solvent-free methods altogether. Need help complying with the USP’s (occasionally demanding) new regulations while keeping costs down? See the “Residual Solvent Compliance Roundtable” on Wednesday. Or perhaps you simply need practical advice on how to get more out of a laboratory for less? Well that is covered to one degree or another in virtually every session in this program, as that is one thing for which LCGC has always been known.
In short, these two days in Philadelphia could turn out to be the wisest investment you make this year. With the best minds in the field of separation science providing practical, nuts-and-bolts technical advice for any laboratory, the return on investment in terms of efficiency and productivity could be immeasurable.
We hope you will be able to join us, and we look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.