Digital Update

LCGC Europe

LCGC Europe, LCGC Europe-03-01-2010, Volume 23, Issue 3

CHROMacademy is a chromatography e-learning programme that provides continuing profesional development for chromatographers to make them more effective in the work place. There are over 3000 pages of e-learning on HPLC, GC, MS and Sample Preperation techniques to improve practical knowledge for the absolute novice (What is Chromatography?) to the expert who needs a refresher in a particular topic (Advanced Topics in LC–MS Spectral Interpretation, for example).

CHROMacademy webinars

CHROMacademy is a chromatography e-learning programme that provides continuing profesional development for chromatographers to make them more effective in the work place. There are over 3000 pages of e-learning on HPLC, GC, MS and Sample Preperation techniques to improve practical knowledge for the absolute novice (What is Chromatography?) to the expert who needs a refresher in a particular topic (Advanced Topics in LC–MS Spectral Interpretation, for example). The site can be also used for induction training or programmed learning activites and there are tutorials and assessments built into all learning modules to check progress. The first official webinar: Essential Guide 1: Split /Splitless Injection for Capillary GC attracted 568 visitors. The recorded session is available via the CHROMmunity at http://chrommunity.chromacademy.com (under the WEBCASTS Tab). The next Webcast is: Essential Guide 2: Mobile Phase Optimization Strategies for Reversed Phase HPLC.

www.chromacademy.com

Radiochromatography software

Lablogic Systems has released Version 4.0.5 of its Laura radiochromatography software, which the company claims brings together more than 150 improvements and innovations from the last twelve months. These changes include the optimization of the Active Counting Mode facility, which is reported to make it more reproducible with better resolution, sensitivity and control. Also included are interfaces for the iScan TLC radiopharmaceutical scanner and Waters Alliance HPLC system and dual-absorbance detectors. Other products receiving new or enhanced support include the Agilent Binary-SL pump, Canberra MCA UniSpec detector, Gilson autosampler, Gilson FC204 fraction collector, LabLogic's own SoFie stop-flow system, the Mini-Scan TLC scanner, Shimadzu HPLC system, Shimadzu autosamplers and Xcalibur MS software.

www.lablogic.com

Chromatography software update

DataApex has released the update of its chromatography software. Clarity version 2.7 brings new control drivers covering Hitachi LaChrom Elite HPLC system (L-2100/2130 pump, L-2200 autosampler, L-2300 Column Oven, L-2400 UV Detector) and the HTA autosampler HT800L. According to the company, the software can now control more than 250 instruments. The new version enhances several functionalities that bring users more comfort during installation and configuration. The update is available for current users free-of-charge. The demonstration version and the complete list of controlled instruments can be downloaded from the company's website.

www.dataapex.com

Online calculator for method conversion

Phenomenex has announced a new web-based tool to optimize customer HPLC methods for use with the company's Kinetex core-shell columns. The benefits to be gained by switching from fully-porous particle columns are also calculated. With the calculator, researchers input their method running conditions and details regarding current chromatographic results. According to the company, in less than one minute, the calculator delivers an optimized method with the recommended column and optimal run conditions for the user's system, whether it's HPLC or UHPLC. The calculator also provides expected backpressures, efficiency gains, solvent reduction, time savings and resolution improvements. The calculator can process details of both isocratic and gradient methods.

www.phenomenex.com/optimze