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Showing blog posts from 2013

Things you can do with a MultiFlex (No.5) – Thermal Extraction

Posted on December 17th, 2013

Thermal extraction is another great GC extraction technique which sits within the multi-instrumental talents of the MultiFlex sample preparation system….

The Analysis of Biomarkers in Crude Oil without Sample Preparation

Posted on December 12th, 2013

Biomarkers are important compounds in the characterisation of crude oil World-wide Biomarkers are a large class of hydrocarbons that are…

Things you can do with a MultiFlex (No.4) – Liquid Handling

Posted on December 5th, 2013

Addition of Internal Standards When working with samples, even those needing no sample preparation, there are always some basic liquid…

Dates for the next MultiFlex GCqTOF Workshops

Posted on November 27th, 2013

Last week, on 19th/20th and 21st/22nd November, we ran a series of MultiFlex GCqTOF Workshops hosted by the University of…

Things you can do with a MultiFlex (No. 3) – Twister or Stir-Bar Sorptive Extraction and Desorption

Posted on November 19th, 2013

Twister or Stir-Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE) was the final great sample preparation invention of the 20th Century. Analytical chemists throughout…

High Capacity Autosampling of Exetainers for Greenhouse Gas Analysis

Posted on November 14th, 2013

All over the World, lots of labs are carrying out research on greenhouse gases, however, a common gripe from analysts…

Things you can do with a MultiFlex (No.2) – Hot Injection and Trapping (HIT)

Posted on November 5th, 2013

Performing Hot Injection and Trapping (HIT) Imagine that you are developing a GC-MS method and you find that you are…

What has Big Data got to do with GC-MS?

Posted on October 29th, 2013

The Virtual Chemical Archive? A guest post by: Prof Ally Lewis, National Centre for Atmospheric Science and The University of…

Automating Dilute and Shoot

Posted on October 25th, 2013

The idea behind Dilute and Shoot is to take advantage of sensitivity improvements to reduce the need for sample handling…

Things you can do with a MultiFlex (No.1)

Posted on October 11th, 2013

The GERSTEL MultiFlex is a sample introduction and automation system for GC and GC-MS that is configured to offer the…

Thinking Outside the Box

Posted on October 9th, 2013

The “Box” in this case is an analytical instrument such as a GC, GC-MS or LC-MS and the time to…

Advances in Gas Chromatography IV

Posted on October 3rd, 2013

This excellent one-day meeting is organised every autumn jointly by the Chromatographic Society and the North West Region of the…

Automating Sample Preparation – Thinking Differently

Posted on October 1st, 2013

  The Teledyne Tekmar Automate-Q40 “When you have a hammer in your hand, everything looks like a nail” Just about…

Non-selective Sampling of Volatile Organics – a New Approach

Posted on September 18th, 2013

The GERSTEL DHS Dynamic Headspace Sampler If you are busy with the analysis of volatile and semi-volatile compounds (especially if…

Large volume injection of explosive compounds using the CIS 4

Posted on September 17th, 2013

Explosives can be demanding analytes The analysis of explosives by GC can be very demanding. Explosive compounds can be very…

GC-MS is Suddenly A Lot More Interesting

Posted on September 5th, 2013

For the last 20 years or so the single quadrupole GC-MS has been the main-stay of very many analytical laboratories….

How to Make SPE Work Properly

Posted on August 22nd, 2013

Solid Phase Extraction Cartridges Many labs struggle to get Solid Phase Extraction to give decent results. When using LLE, analysts…

Excellent New Publication on the Analysis of Beverages

Posted on August 20th, 2013

Our good friend and long-standing customer, Dr Darren Caven-Quantrill of Frutarom in Wellingborough has drawn our attention to a useful book…

GCqTOF MultiFlex Workshops

Posted on August 8th, 2013

The analysis of unknowns by accurate mass GC and LC-MS is a hot topic right now; so in the week beginning…

Sampling the Dish of the Day

Posted on July 26th, 2013

Using Analytical Science to Create Food that is Delicious and Healthy In the analysis of consumer products (especially food and…

Analysing for Unknowns – Sample Prep Considerations

Posted on July 11th, 2013

In an earlier post by Paul Roberts on the analysis of unknown analytes by GC-MS, Paul touched upon a point concerning…

QuEChERS Automation – Product Launch Event

Posted on July 4th, 2013

  The AutoMate-Q40 prepares food samples for residue analysis There was a time when every laboratory analysing for pesticide residues…

Fully Automated Analysis of Blood Samples

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

One of Anatune’s outstanding successes of the last few years has been our fully-automated LC-MS/MS solution for the analysis of…

Introducing the MPS MultiFlex for Food and Beverage Analysis

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Over the last few years, GERSTEL’s sampling and automation technology has steadily grown to be the first-choice for chromatography sample preparation and introduction within…

Solid Phase Microextraction CD Give-Away

Posted on June 19th, 2013

We have 15 copies of the “Solid Phase Microextraction CD” available to give away!! The CD includes over 1000 references to…

GC/qTOF – the Best Way to Screen for Legal Highs?

Posted on June 12th, 2013

  Agilent 7200 GC/q-TOF and GERSTEL Multi-Purpose Sampler How do you analyse for something when you don’t know what it…

LC-MS Sample Prep by Moonlight

Posted on June 4th, 2013

  Automated sample preparation works around the clock It is common for labs to run LC/MS around the clock, but in clinical…

GlaxoSmithKline and Anatune Form Innovation Partnership

Posted on June 4th, 2013

I am pleased to report that we have just formed a joint innovation partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) at Stevenage, to investigate ways in…

Screening for Contaminants in Packaging Materials

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Silvia Kanzler of GERSTEL has just alerted me to this article in “The Column” by Armin Hauk of Intertek Expert…

Workshop – Automated SPE on potable water using GC-QqQ

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

There are several compounds that are currently in the spotlight as potential and actual targets for routine monitoring in potable…

Twister Book Offer

Posted on May 21st, 2013

When I write a post with a book give-away, I always get a big response, so we keep our eyes open and grab any spare copies of  interesting publications that…

Sample Introduction for High Performance Mass-Spec

Posted on May 16th, 2013

  Hot Injection and Trapping If you are investing in an expensive high-performance GC/MS, it makes no sense to economise…

The Winner of our Pay-Per-Sample LC-MS/MS Prize Draw

Posted on May 15th, 2013

At last month’s Focus Exhibition in York, it turned out to be a busy and successful event for Friiscan and we received 128…

Automating the Extraction and Derivatisation of Fats and Oils

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

The determination of the fatty acid composition of fats and oils in foods involves three stages: The extraction of the…

Screening for Unknowns

Posted on May 1st, 2013

For years, targeted analysis has been very much in vogue. Someone gives you a list of compounds to look for…

Implementing Clinical Mass Spectrometry Systems – Book by Neil Leaver

Posted on April 30th, 2013

I have managed to obtain a few spare copies of this rather useful hand-book that I am happy to give away…

Focus 2013 – A Great Success!!

Posted on April 26th, 2013

Focus* 2013 was a great success with over a hundred people expressing interest in our Pay-Per-Sample LC-MS/MS offering, and we…

Pay-Per-Sample LC/MS at FOCUS in York

Posted on April 11th, 2013

If you would like to get your hands on a new LC/MS – but don’t have the capital; then pay…

Win Three Days Hands-on with an Agilent 7000 GC-Triple Quad

Posted on March 30th, 2013

Maybe you have something you would love to try-out on a GC-triple quad – if only you could get your hands…

The Ultimate GC-MS Problem Solver for High Matrix Samples?

Posted on March 28th, 2013

The practicalities of working with “dirty” sample matrices by GC-MS involve dealing with two related problems: How to resolve analytes from matrix…

ATEX and Matrix Elimination

Posted on March 28th, 2013

In GC-MS, when working with complex matrices, the ability to be able to separate analytes from involatile material upon injection…

Using the GERSTEL MPS to Make Calibration Standards

Posted on March 28th, 2013

For many customers, the GERSTEL MultiPurpose Sampler (MPS) is the autosampler of choice because it gives them access to the widest range of…

Enter the Omni-Sampler…

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Whole air sampling using inert canisters offers significant advantages over sampling with tubes, and labs are beginning to embrace this…

A New Way of Fingerprinting Fats and Oils

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Plant and vegetable oils form an important component of our diet, and are also of great industrial importance as a…

QuEChERS – Is this the Game-Changer?

Posted on March 27th, 2013

For labs that are involved in analysing for residues in food, a heavyweight automation solution has emerged with the potential to not…

Automation in the Chromatography Laboratory – Our Best Programme Ever?

Posted on March 26th, 2013

The agenda for our twin conferences “Automation in the Chromatography Laboratory” is now complete and I am sure that this is the best…

The Automation of Single Drop Micro Extraction

Posted on March 12th, 2013

During a recent MultiPurpose Sampler workshop, a customer asked if they could use the GERSTEL MPS to automate Single Drop Micro Extraction*. After…

Automated IsoTube Analysis with the GERSTEL MPS Sampler

Posted on March 12th, 2013

IsoTube MPS Solution Field collection of natural gas samples at wells or drilling sites combined with analysis by GC-FID/TCD and GC-IRMS…

Join the QQQueue – Collaboration Opportunity

Posted on March 8th, 2013

We now have a GC-triple quad in our application laboratory We recently reported that we had taken delivery of an…

6 Ways to Cut Solvent Usage in Your Lab

Posted on March 6th, 2013

There are plenty of good reasons for working to reduce your labs solvent consumption. Solvents are expensive to buy (and dispose of),…

Pay-Per-Sample LC-MS/MS

Posted on February 27th, 2013

Recently a Consultant Clinical Scientist mentioned to us that their Trust had a well defined process for saving costs, but no…

GERSTEL MPS Workshops Extended to Meet Demand

Posted on February 26th, 2013

Places on our three GERSTEL MPS Training Workshops were all snapped up in record time and so we are adding…

Anatune Events for 2013

Posted on February 19th, 2013

Anatune will be attending various meetings/exhibitions throughout the year and we would love to see you there. So far, we…

Watch a Dual-Head GERSTEL MPS in Action

Posted on February 13th, 2013

Dual-head GERSTEL Multi-Purpose Sampler Here is a link to a video of a Dual Headed GERSTEL MPS. If you are running…

Happy Birthday to Us!

Posted on February 1st, 2013

Anatune is seventeen years old today Anatune began trading on the 1st of February 1996 and so today is Anatune’s…

New GC-QQQ Installed in our Application Lab

Posted on January 30th, 2013

It has taken a while, but we now have an Agilent 7890-7000 GC-triple quad installed and running in our application…

GERSTELIZE your CombiPal

Posted on January 15th, 2013

Until the end of April 2013, we have a great promotional offer on CombiPal-to-MPS upgrades. This offer enables CombiPal users to…

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