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  • Focus Sharpens on Miniature Optical Spectrometers at Pittcon®

    Focus Sharpens on Miniature Optical Spectrometers at Pittcon®

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Application Note
    Matt Wilkinson
    Optical spectroscopy often seems to be somewhat overlooked at Pittcon®, with much of the attention focusing on hyphenated technologies such as GC/MS or ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography (... read more
  • Sample Processing at Pittcon® 2014

    Sample Processing at Pittcon® 2014

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Application Note
    Robert L. Stevenson
    The tenfold increase in speed for the analytics (GC, HPLC, and SFC [supercritical fluid chromatography], all with MS) over the last decade has shifted the choke point in many workflows from analytics ... read more
  • Integrating Microscopy Into the Analytical Scheme: A Pittcon® 2014 Microscopy Review

    Integrating Microscopy Into the Analytical Scheme: A Pittcon® 2014 Microscopy Review

    Monday, February 24, 2014
    Technical Article
    Barbara Foster
    Microscopy is often overlooked at Pittcon®, yet of the 12,000+ scientists who attend, approximately 30% use microscopy in some form (according to ongoing research from The Microscopy & Imaging Place, ... read more
  • How Solid-Phase Extraction Affects Challenges in Bioanalysis

    How Solid-Phase Extraction Affects Challenges in Bioanalysis

    Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    Application Note
    Mike Oliver, Tim Liddicoat, Ken Meadows
    Modern bioanalytical laboratories are tasked with providing high-quality analytical results from complex biological samples in a high-throughput environment. These needs have to be balanced with the ... read more
  • What’s New in Optical Spectroscopy at Pittcon® 2013?

    What’s New in Optical Spectroscopy at Pittcon® 2013?

    Friday, May 10, 2013
    Technical Article
    Mark Fisher
    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
  • Microscopy + Spectroscopy: Pittcon® 2013 Celebrates the Power of Two

    Microscopy + Spectroscopy: Pittcon® 2013 Celebrates the Power of Two

    Thursday, March 07, 2013
    Technical Article
    Barbara Foster
    The year 2013 celebrates a new benchmark for imaging at Pittcon®. Historically, Pittcon has not been considered an imaging meeting, despite the fact that a review of Pittcon 2012 statistics revealed ... read more
  • Product Intelligence: Solid Phase Extraction Systems

    Product Intelligence: Solid Phase Extraction Systems

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Technical Article
    Solid phase extraction, or SPE, is used to isolate pollutants in water and pesticides in food, isolate drugs in blood and tissue samples, and separate proteins from a mixture, among other applications... read more
  • Micro Raman at Pittcon® 2012

    Micro Raman at Pittcon® 2012

    Monday, May 07, 2012
    Technical Article
    Barbara Foster
    Micro Raman was big news at Pittcon® 2012. While the hardware has stabilized, there were intriguing new developments in the science and its applications. read more
  • Pittcon® 2012 Roundup of Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

    Pittcon® 2012 Roundup of Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

    Monday, May 07, 2012
    Technical Article
    Jeffrey M. Perkel
    This past March, some 15,754 people from 90 countries descended on Orlando, Florida, for the annual Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon®). read more
  • Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Optimizing HPLC Sample Preparation

    Monday, February 06, 2012
    Technical Article
    Caitlin Smith
    Sample preparation is an important component for analysis in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/ultra high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC). This article outlines commonly used ... read more
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