The 21st James L. Waters Annual Symposium Early Instrumentation for LC–MS

February 25, 2010
Steve Brown

E-Separation Solutions

E-Separation Solutions-03-01-2010, Volume 0, Issue 0

The James L. Waters Annual Symposium recognizes pioneers in instrumentation development and explores the origins, development, implementation, and commercialization of important scientific instrumentation. This Monday afternoon session was arrranged for by Janeth K. Pifer and Arnit Ghosh of PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Pifer is slated to preside over the session.

Session 760

Room 205A, 2:00 p.m.

The James L. Waters Annual Symposium recognizes pioneers in instrumentation development and explores the origins, development, implementation, and commercialization of important scientific instrumentation. This Monday afternoon session was arrranged for by Janeth K. Pifer and Arnit Ghosh of PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Pifer is slated to preside over the session.

The session will begin with brief introductory remarks from Janeth K. Pifer, followed by the first presentation, “A Historical Review of the Moving-Belt Interface in LC/MS,” to be given by William H. McFadden, who retired from Finnigan Instruments in 1989. McFadden joined Finnigan Instruments in 1973 and developed the moving-belt interface for LC–MS.

The next presentation in the session is titled “The Rise and Fall of Thermospray as a Practical Interface Between LC and MS” and will be delivered by Marvin L. Vestal of Virgin Instruments Corporation (Sudbury, Massachusetts). Vestal has held positions in various analytical instrumentation companies, including Vestec Corporation, PerSeptive Biosystems, and Applied Biosystems as well as his current position of CEO and CSO for Virgin Instruments.

Jack Henion of Advion BioSciences (Ithaca, New York) will present the next talk, titled “The Evolution of Direct Liquid Introduction (DLI) LC/MS to Ion Spray LC/MS.” An Emeritus Professor of Toxicology at Cornell University, Henion has researched many areas of LC–MS with a focus on atmospheric pressure ionization sources.

The symposium’s final presentation will be given by Thomas R. Covey of MDS Analytical Technologies/Sciex (Concord, Ontario, Canada) and is titled “The Rise and Fall of LC/MS Interface Instrumentation.” Covey is part of a group that focuses on innovations in mass spectrometry. His Ph.D. research at Cornell University involved LC–MS interfaces and their applicability to real-world problems.