Exclusive distribution agreement

January 1, 2007

LCGC Europe

LCGC Europe, LCGC Europe-01-01-2007, Volume 20, Issue 1
Page Number: 7

MIP Technologies has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with Supelco, a division of Sigma-Aldrich. The agreement is for the distribution of analytical and preparative molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) separation products.

MIP Technologies has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with Supelco, a division of Sigma-Aldrich. The agreement is for the distribution of analytical and preparative molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) separation products.

MIPs are solid-phase polymer materials manufactured with specific affinity for single compounds or classes of compounds. They can be used within pharma, food and beverage and forensic markets, veterinary institutes, environmental laboratories and health agencies where they are used in isolating trace compounds from complex matrices.

Products available so far from MIP Technologies include solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridges for the specific analysis of chloramphenicol, tobacco nitrosamine derivatives, triazines, clenbuterol and other beta-agonists, beta-blockers, as well as beta-receptors. The companies will collaborate on the development of new products while MIP Technologies will continue to develop separately its process scale separations business.

For more information please visit www.miptechnologies.com

Pharmaceutical company in Germany purchases four Thar SFC systems

A pharmaceutical company located in Berlin, Germany has purchased four supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) systems from Thar Technologies' SFC division in the same city. Thar is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and designs, fabricates and sells analytical, preparative and process scale SFC systems.

The company opened its Berlin office early in 2006 and has recently started offering demonstrations of its instruments at a laboratory there. Vice president of the company's instruments division, Todd Palcic, stated, "SFC is an environmentally friendly technology and we are encouraged by increased sales of our "green" technology in new locales such as Germany, Spain and Russia."

For more information visit the company's website at www.thartech.com

Free vials

Chromacol are offering 1000 free vials and caps for headspace analysis to all customers that buy 2000 of the eligible products. This offer is valid until the end of February 2007.

The company's range of wide crimp neck and screw top headspace vials are covered by this offer. Additionally, many of these vials are available in combination packs.

For further information please visit the company's website at www.Chromacol.com

European customer support centre

Dionex has announced the establishment of the European Customer Support Centre, which is located at the company's European headquarters in Olten, Switzerland. The attendees of the recent inauguration included the company's customers, staff, business and press representatives and public authorities from Switzerland and other areas.

An important feature of the centre is the applications laboratory, which represents a resource for chemists in Europe to address challenging applications, receive training and support and learn about HPLC and IC solutions.

Additionally, a centre has recently opened in Chicago, Illinois, USA catering for the North American clients and other centres are scheduled to be opened in Asia (Shanghai, China and Bangkok, Thailand).

For more information visit the company's website at www.dionex.com