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December 1, 2007

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-12-01-2007, Volume 25, Issue 12
Page Number: 1160

Millipore Corporation (Billerica, Massachusetts) announced the availability of the new Milli-Q Integral water purification system, which uses tap water to supply constant-quality Type II (pure) and Type I (ultrapure) water from a single water production unit.

Millipore Launches Water Purification System

Millipore Corporation (Billerica, Massachusetts) announced the availability of the new Milli-Q Integral water purification system, which uses tap water to supply constant-quality Type II (pure) and Type I (ultrapure) water from a single water production unit.

The system combines Millipore's proven superior Elix technology with the best-in-class Milli-Q solution to produce pressurized pure and ultrapure water, providing users with direct control over water quality throughout the entire purification process. Users also benefit from low maintenance and well-controlled running costs, thanks to Elix technology and its ion-exchange resins, which are continuously regenerated by a weak electric current.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Partners with Phytronix Technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (San Jose, California) announced a strategic partnership with Phytronix Technologies, a Canada-based company, for the use of laser diode thermal desorption (LDTD) technology. LDTD technology enhances the existing Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum LC–MS product portfolio by offering ultra fast sample analysis for both quantitative and qualitative applications in high-throughput drug discovery, drug development, food safety, and environmental applications.

JASCO and Restek Announce Collaboration

JASCO, Inc. (Easton, Maryland) and Restek Corporation (Bellefonte, Pennsylvania) announced a collaboration in the area of UHPLC instrumentation and 1.9-μm UHPLC columns. Restek will supply small particle column kits that will be included with JASCO instruments.

Pittcon 2008 Releases Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions

The Pittsburgh Conference released the topics for the Conferee Networking Sessions (CNS) which will be offered at Pittcon 2008, March 2 —7, 2008, in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Conferee Networking Sessions were first introduced at Pittcon 2007, and the eight sessions offered were reportedly a tremendous success.CNS Chairman Pat Bordell commented, "We were very pleased with the conferee participation in last year's sessions and wanted to build on that success for this year." One of the goals for Pittcon 2008 was to increase the number of sessions to provide more diversity in the program. She further stated, "We believe this year's expanded program that includes 27 sessions will provide a most unique and rewarding networking opportunity for conferees."

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