Volume 45, Number 5
LC, GC, sample prep, columns, optical spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry instrumentation introduced at Pittcon® are reviewed by experts in their fields. A guest editorial on the Editors’ Awards features a pictorial of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards and gives unique insight into the award process.
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Pittcon® offers many different award ceremonies for outstanding scientific achievement to members of the scientific community; however, there is only one award for innovations in instrumentation.
The... read more
At Pittcon® 2013, sample prep stood out as a major focus, perhaps because of the few advances in chromatography instrumentation.
In addition, some sample preparation is spilling over into other ... read more
The buzzwords for Pittcon® 2013 in gas
chromatography instrumentation were
“smaller,” “portable,” and “helium.” Despite the fact that some of the major vendors did not exhibit, others were on hand ... read more
Because spectrophotometers are used in such a wide range of applications, for example, in the environmental, food, and chemical industries, it is important to understand their many features and ... read more
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Ultracentrifuges are available in floor or benchtop models and can be used for preparative or analytical centrifugation. The type of ultracentrifuge you select is dependent on the application for ... read more
This has been a busy year for mass spectrometry companies and with the Triennial International Conference on Mass Spectrometry occurring last fall. This year at Pittcon®, several new high-end mass ... read more
The first commercial liquid chromatograph was probably an amino acid analyzer. These ion exchange chromatographs were so specialized that they had almost no impact on chemical analysis outside of ... read more
The technology and market for liquid chromatography columns continue to mature, with applications-specific columns on the rise. The chromatography columns target specific assays in the clinical ... read more
Soon after the first spectrophotometer was built, the challenge of improving it began. How could we make spectrophotometers better? Could we make them smaller, faster, or perhaps improve the ... read more