Thermo Launches Online Chromatography Resource Center

Thermo Electron Corporation has developed a new web-based chromatography resource center, to provide the necessary tools and technical advice to help chromatographers improve their analytical results.

Thermo Electron Corporation (Waltham, Massachusetts) has developed a new web-based chromatography resource center, to provide the necessary tools and technical advice to help chromatographers improve their analytical results. This resource focuses on HPLC, GC, and SPE consumables and their application in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental, chemical, and food and beverage industries. The resource center is readily accessible via www.thermo.com/columns.

Thermo provides a vast range of columns and consumables to help chromatographers advance their daily research based on their 30 years of experience as the world's sole manufacturer of Hypersil Silica. The new chromatography resource center features a technical library to provide a knowledge base to support any separation need. The library contains technical guides, numerous application notes, and recent scientific posters. Furthermore, an applications compendium lists more than 400 applications categorized according to their specific industry of interest, thus helping scientists find the most appropriate solution to suit their particular analytical requirements.

Additionally, Thermo's experienced chromatographers have compiled numerous tips into a frequently asked questions section to offer guidance with regards to product operation theory and maintenance as well as method development and improvement. The center also offers interactive troubleshooting tools for HPLC, GC, and SPE and an email connection to Thermo's technical support scientists, should visitors to the site require more assistance or advice. Finally, the center features step-by-step column selection tools, which recommend the appropriate column taking into consideration the physical and chemical properties of the analytes, the mode of analysis and the interaction of the analytes with the surface of the chromatographic phase.