New Advancements in Preparing Solid and Semi-Solid Samples for POPs Analysis

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Webinar Date/Time: Tue, Mar 28th 2023 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 5pm CET

This webcast introduces the first walkaway sample preparation instrument; the Thermo Scientific EXTREVA ASE Accelerated Solvent Extractor system combines extraction, in-cell cleanup, and evaporation into one seamless operation without the need for user intervention. This system makes it easy to fully dedicate one’s time and attention to more important value-added tasks without having to worry about sample extraction and concentration.

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Event Overview:

Accelerated solvent extraction is a high-temperature and high-pressure technique widely used in environmental, chemical, and food analysis. Discover a truly new technology that has pushed accelerated solvent extraction to the next level. For the first time, a true walkaway, sample-to-vial system is available, bringing tremendous improvements to processing solid and semi-solid samples for persistent organic pollutants [POPs] analysis. The system enables productivity in the lab and reduces costs.

This webcast will review a new parallel extraction protocol for gas-assisted extraction mode followed by quantitation for POPs. Information will be included regarding performance data of the new method for analyte extraction and evaporation in the same platform from soil samples for different POPs (dioxins, furans, and PCBs). Unlike traditional methods such as liquid-solvent extraction followed by N2 stream evaporation, the fully automated solvent extraction and evaporation system saves time, solvent, and labor while ensuring high reproducibility and productivity for analytical testing.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Improve the sample preparation process with a more efficient way of extracting organic compounds from solid samples.
  • Discover a true walkaway, sample-to-vial workflow that makes it easy to accomplish important tasks in the lab.
  • See how combining and automating the extraction and evaporation process while processing four samples in parallel provides better efficiency and productivity.


Sandra Rontree
Senior Manager, Product Marketing
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Dr. Sandra Rontree leads a team of product marketing managers for Ion Chromatography and Sample Preparation in the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry group at Thermo Fisher Scientific. She has built her career in a variety of roles at the leading pharmaceutical and scientific instrument vendor organizations in which she was a scientific researcher as well as a business development and marketing manager. Dr. Rontree has more than 20 years of experience with analytical instrumentation and has a strong interest in HPLC, GC, IC, and mass spectrometry. She is passionate about creating marketing strategies and collaborating with customers utilizing innovative technology to address their needs. Dr. Rontree holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and received her Ph.D. from the Bielefeld University in Organic Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry.

Fabrizio Galbiati
Product Manager, Product
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Before earning his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Philipps Universität in Marburg, Germany, Dr. Fabrizio Galbiati studied chemistry and pharmaceutical technology at the University of Milan, Italy. He joined Dionex in 2011 as a European Sample Preparation Specialist and continued in the same role after the acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Since 2021, he has been serving as Product Manager for the Thermo Scientific automated sample preparation line.

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