Peaks of Interest

November 1, 2007

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-11-01-2007, Volume 25, Issue 11
Pages: 1072

LCGC's inaugural symposium for separation scientists in pharma and biopharm; Phenomenex ranks in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50; Shimadzu and Groton Biosystems collaborate on ethanol analysis; Gilson offers direct customer support in United States; Pittcon announces 2008 grant award program

LCGC's inaugural symposium for separation scientists in pharma and biopharm

LCGC North America, the largest dedicated chromatography publication in North America, announces PharmSep: LCGC's Premiere Symposium for Separation Scientists in Pharma and Biopharm Conference. PharmSep will take place from 3–6 December 2007 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The symposium will consist of interactive tutorials, case studies, short courses on HPLC and GC, hands-on lab sessions, social networking opportunities, technology demonstrations, and interactive focus groups.

For more information, please visit www.chromatographyonline.com/pharmsep, or contact LCGC's Customer Service Department at 888-524-9922 (U.S. only) or 218-740-7028.

Phenomenex ranks in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50

Phenomenex, Inc. (Torrance, California) has been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for Los Angeles. The Fast 50 is a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation's professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2002–2006.

Shimadzu and Groton Biosystems collaborate on ethanol analysis

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Columbia, Maryland) and Groton Biosystems (Boxborough, Massachusetts) announced a collaboration effort to interface Groton's online sampling monitors with Shimadzu's high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system to form a closed-loop solution for online analysis. Manufacturers will be able to quickly and efficiently optimize enzyme levels in mash by incorporating this system into the bio-ethanol production process.

Gilson offers direct customer support in United States

Gilson, Inc. (Middleton, Wisconsin) now offers direct support and sales in the United States. This change came into effect on 1 October 2007.

Gilson will now work directly with American customers to provide solutions for liquid chromatography (LC), solid phase extraction (SPE), liquid handling, and gel permeation chromatography (GPC) clean-up requirements.

Pittcon announces 2008 grant award program

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy has recently announced the 2008 Memorial National College Grants Program. Grants will be awarded to small college science departments for the purchase of scientific equipment, audio-visual or other teaching aids, and library materials for use in the teaching science at the undergraduate level.