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LCGC's coverage of Pittcon 2009, day two, from Chicago.
March 10 — Chicago, Illinois — When John Hinshaw recommended Session 800, "LC-MS and GC-MS Analysis in Complex Matrices," a glance at the lineup told me this would be a "scientist's" session; one filled with hard science from university laboratories and private facilities around the world. Add to this the pertinent nature of the material - the difficult "dirty" samples encountered so often such as blood, oil, and food and beverages - and this session was clearly a winner.
March 10 — Chicago, Illinois — Well-known LCGC Columnists John Dolan and John Hinshaw provide their list of recommended sessions.
John Dolan's Recommendations:
John Hinshaw's Recommendations:
March 10 — Chicago, Illinois — The staff of LCGC handed out two awards on Monday afternoon during a press conference on the second day of Pittcon 2009 in Chicago.
March 10 — Chicago, Illinois — This Monday morning session was arranged by Michael E. Swartz, of Synomics Pharmaceutical Services (Wareham, Massachusetts). Unfortunately, Swartz was unable to preside over the session or deliver a presentation as planned due to a cancelled flight to Chicago. Ken Fountain of Waters Corporation (Milford, Massachusetts) filled in ably for Swartz in presiding over the session.
March 10 — Chicago, Illinois — There is always a lot of buzz about environmental issues, ways to test for toxins, and other safety measures at Pittcon. With that in mind, Monday morning’s Session 410 "Environmental Analysis with GC and GC-MS,"was both informative and refreshing.
March 10 — Chicago, Illinois — Arranged and presided over by Imre Molnar of the Molnar-Institute for Applied Chromatography, Monday afternoon’s “The Future of HPLC-Method Development: Quality by Design — Evaluating the Control Space of Robust HPLC Methods” focused on the role of method robustness and quality by design in maintaining the high quality of pharmaceutical and chemical products that are distributed worldwide.
LCGC is pleased to present CHROMacademy – a program of interactive learning topics from EARL – the electronic analytical reference library (Crawford Scientific UK).
Test your knowledge and skills in HPLC Autosamplers. This free module offers a practical introduction to the principles of autosampler function, use and troubleshooting, as well as a full multimedia description of how autosamplers function in step-by-step guides. From pull-to-fill to integral loop designs, this unit gives critical insight into how these devices function in order to introduce our sample plug into the eluent flow as efficiently as possible. Critical topics such as carryover are discussed as well as in-depth treatment of the effects of sample volume and autosampler design on peak shape and efficiency. Learn how a Rheodyne valve functions and what to look out for when autosamplers go wrong!
Learn More about our pilot program with CHROMacademy and view upcoming free modules.
Pittcon 2009 Resources
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