PSS Polymer Standards Service Inc.


Special Issues

LCGC SupplementsSpecial Issues-12-01-2017
Volume 35
Issue 12
Pages: 34

Company Description

GPC/SEC/GFC is a versatile technique for characterizing polymers, biopolymers, polysaccharides, and proteins used to determine molecular weight, size, and architecture. PSS is fully dedicated to the advancement of macromolecular liquid chromatography by developing true solutions and providing competent and personal support. Based on excellent products and cutting-edge technology, PSS creates easy-to-use and powerful solutions for QC and R&D. From a single molar mass reference material, contract analysis, and consulting, to turn-key systems for GPC/SEC multi-detection with light scattering, viscometry, mass spectrometry, or fully compliant GPC/SEC for the pharmaceutical industry: PSS offers products and services required for successful macromolecular analysis with expert support by GPC/SEC enthusiasts.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC)

  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)

  • Gel filtration chromatography (GFC)

  • High-Temperature GPC (HT-GPC)

  • GPC/SEC viscometry / light scattering / triple

  • GPC/SEC mass spectrometry

  • Two-dimensional chromatography

Markets Served

Fully featured PSS applications provide solutions for the analysis of natural and synthetic macromolecules divided into the following sections:

  • Biopharma

  • Chemical manufacturing

  • Food analysis

  • Medical analysis

  • Pharmaceutical analysis

Major Products/Services

Reference Materials

  • GPC/SEC standards and kits

  • Certified reference materials

  • MALDI kits

  • Viscosity and light scattering validation kits

  • ReadyCal kits

  • Deuterated polymers

  • Tailor-made polymers

High Resolution Columns

  • GPC/SEC columns for all organic eluents and all aqueous eluents

  • For high and low molecular weight synthetic and biopolymers

  • For micro GPC/SEC up to preparative scale

  • HighSpeed columns for fast analysis

Instrumentation and Software

  • GPC/SEC systems and components

  • Light scattering detectors

  • Viscosity detectors

  • dn/dc instrumentation

  • WinGPC UniChrom software

  • PoroCheck software for inverse GPC/SEC

Contract analysis (including HT-GPC and specialty solvents)

  • Contract analysis

  • Molar mass determination

  • Branching/structure information

  • Method development and transfer

  • Complete product deformulation

  • Consulting

GPC/SEC Academy and Support

  • Full services from installation to validation, operation, and repair

  • GPC/SEC and software training schools

  • GPC/SEC in-house training

  • User meetings

  • NetCommunity with application and publication downloads


PSS US office is located in Amherst, MA. Headquarters are located in Mainz, Germany. PSS also has offices in The Netherlands and works with a network of distributor partners in most other countries around the world.

PSS Polymer Standards Service Inc.
160 Old Farm Road,
Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 835-0265