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Featured Educational Resources
Carrier Gas Selection in Gas Chromatography
24 August, 2022
Daniela Cavagnino (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Ian Parry (Thermo Fisher Scientific) and Ed Connor (Product Manager, PEAK Scientific)
This is the the third instalment of our 'Instrument Selection Discussion Series' where Laboratory Professionals gain knowledge on the choices of instrument available and which is most recommended for specific applications. In this final edition, we look at considerations around the choice of carrier gas in gas chromatography.
Helium Shortage 4.0: Is hydrogen carrier gas the solution to the GC–MS problem?
14 September, 2022
Diane Turner (Anthias Consulting), Chris Siegler (Dow Inc.), Helen Martin (Markes International) and Matthew Klee (XO Associates)
Thermal desorption instruments have only been able to run with helium or nitrogen as the carrier gas, but nitrogen is much less efficient than helium. Mass spectrometers have the same issue. To combat these issues, manufacturers are upgrading to multi-gas systems, which enable analysts to switch between three gases – helium, nitrogen and hydrogen. In this presentation and discussion forum, our panel of experts will talk about the pros and cons of using hydrogen as an alternative carrier gas and address audience questions.
End-to-end Solutions for the Complete Biorepository Sample Workflow
20 September, 2022
Javier Fraile (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Join the webinar, as Javier Fraile, Solutions Manager and biorepository solutions expert at Thermo Fisher Scientific, discusses how the pre-configured capabilities of the SampleManager Biorepository solution can best support the critical biological material management in your biorepository lab.
Advance Your Titration Process — Ensure Data Integrity and Correct Results
20 September, 2022
Bettina Straub-Jubb (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) and Thomas Hitz (Mettler-Toledo)
In this webinar you will gain a deeper understanding of how to advance your titration process using new technologies for fast and safe data integrity, meet quality assurance aspects, comply with regulations and become more sustainable.
Current and Emerging Methods and Strategies for Biotherapeutic Impurity Profiling
21 & 22 September, 2022
Ejvind Mørtz (Alphalyse), Weibin Chen (Shanghai Asymchem Biologics), Martha Stapels (Sanofi), Jared Auclair (Northeastern University) and Annu Uppal (USP India)
The focus for this expert forum discussion will be impurity profiling in the development and manufacture of therapeutic proteins. Industry and regulatory experts will share their insights into the technologies and methods for developing an impurity control strategy.
Carboxen® Synthetic Carbon: A Derivatized Resin for Process and Preparative Chromatography
4 October, 2022
Joe Abrahamson (MilliporeSigma)
Discover the features, advantages and benefits of synthetic carbon separation media in both liquid and gas purifications and how they bring value to a wide range of LPLC applications for both small and large molecule separations.
Ask the Agilent Experts - Part 3: GC and GC/MS Scientists Discuss & Answer Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
6 & 7 October, 2022
Vanessa Abercrombie (Agilent Technologies), Angela Smith-Henry (Agilent Technologies) and Diane Turner (Anthias Consulting Ltd)
We will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about GC and GCMS that we have received which may seem like simple questions, but they have anything but simple answers as well as new questions that we hope you will submit to us in advance with experts from Agilent as well as from the field.
Critical Insights in the Detection of PFAS in Our Environment
12 October, 2022
Derek Mattern (PerkinElmer)
This presentation will explore some high-performance solutions to optimize your laboratory workflow for PFAS analysis. It will provide a detailed overview of PFAS LC/MS/MS methods, including direct injection and SPE methods fitting to various global regulations.
Glycan Analysis in Biopharma: Challenges & Future Directions
19 & 20 October, 2022
Arnaud Delobel (Quality Assistance S.A.), Pauline Rudd (BTI AStar Singapore, GCon consultancy), Gordan Lauc (Genos), Michael Butler (NIBRT), James Duffy (LabCorp)
In this event we bring together industry leaders who will present their approaches to the challenges of glycosylation analysis, focused on biotherapeutics and biomarkers. This will include an introductory scene-setting presentation followed by an expert discussion with participants providing their insights into current trends in glycan analysis, key analytical challenges facing the industry, and future directions in the field.
Valisure’s Identification of Benzene as a Pervasive Contaminant in the Consumer Products Industry
David Light and Kaury Kucera (Valisure)
This presentation describes the identification of benzene in a variety of consumer products, such as hand sanitizers, sunscreens and body sprays and how Valisure provides independent quality assurance throughout the supply chain.
The Power of Data Analytics: Driving Laboratory Efficiency and Discovering New Insights
David Hardy (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Discover the benefits of data analytics and visualization tools, and learn how laboratories can effectively use these to optimize their data to drive efficiency and innovation.
Advantages of Laminar-Flow Mass Spectrometry for a Sensitive and Robust Determination of Mycotoxins in Food
Francisco Ferron (Senior Product Specialist for LC-MS, PerkinElmer)
The presentation introduces you to the most advanced methods for food contaminants determination. In particular, performances of the LC-MS/MS technology and Laminar-Flow Mass Spectrometry applied to food analysis and strategies for method optimization are covered.
New Methodology for the Analysis of Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables by GC-HRMS
Ramkumar Dhandapani (Phenomenex) and Javier Arrebola (University of Almería)
Discover some invaluable method optimization tips and tricks for pesticide analysis of real sample matrices, including fruits and vegetables, by gas chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry (GC-HRMS). Learn how the use of HRMS is increasingly being incorporated to routine work-flow laboratories because of its power to discriminate analytical information and capability to avoid matrix interferences and how it also helps to evaluate the performance of the tested GC column.
Global PFAS Testing Virtual Symposium: Advances in Occurrence & Testing
Frederik Zietzschmann (Laboratory of Berliner Wasserbetriebe), Stephen Somerville (Pace Analytical), Dr. Nobuyoshi Yamashita (AIST), Dr. Bradley Clarke (University of Melbourne), Dr. Arjun Venkatesan (Stony Brook University), Dr. Erin Baker (North Carolina State University)
Learn about the latest advances in quantification of legacy and novel PFAS; developing and accreditation for routine and regulatory PFAS methods including EPA and EU guidelines; novel analytical techniques to identify new PFAS; and testing methods optimized for water, air, commercial products, textiles, soil and others.
Introducing Agilent’s CrossLab CS Electronic Leak Detector and ADM Flow Meter: Two GC Diagnostic Tools, One Convenient Package
Paul Tripp and Angela Smith-Henry (Agilent)
Leaks are problematic for any operation that uses gas tubing and fittings. Even small gas leaks can lead to safety issues, reduced productivity, and increased costs. Here the presenters introduce the CrossLab CS Electronic Leak Detector and ADM Flow Meter — two GC diagnostic tools in one cost-effective, convenient package.
Powering Up Battery Materials Analysis using ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Simon Nelms and Sukanya Sengupta (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
This presentation provides a complete overview of how ICP-OES and ICP-MS analysis supports every step in the battery manufacturing value chain, from raw material screening and refining, through battery cell material research and QA/AC, to recycling and environmental analysis. The basics of ICP-OES and ICP-MS technology are explained and selected analysis examples demonstrated.
Practical Challenges in PFAS Extraction for Water Samples and How to Address Them
Bill Jones (Director of Chemical R&D, Biotage LLC)
This practical, experience-based webinar is useful for anyone involved in or performing method development for PFAS in aqueous matrices using a range of methods. You will gain more information on the pervasiveness of PFAS compounds in a typical extraction laboratory and the steps that can and should be undertaken to combat them.
Optimized Workflow of POPs Analysis in Environmental and Food Matrices Using Semi-Automated Cleanup and GC-MS/MS
Ruud Addink (Technical Director, Fluid Management Systems)
This presentation discusses several clean-up methods with data and shows how the Agilent 7010 GC-MS/MS instrument can be used for state-of-art dioxin and PCB work at levels of sensitivity equal to or better than magnetic sector instruments.
Electron Activated Dissociation (EAD) MS/MS for the Structural Elucidation of Lipids
Sophia Laposchan (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
By viewing this presentation you will gain a basic understanding of using electron activated dissociation in MS/MS analysis for structural elucidation of lipids; and learn how EAD can distinguish structural isomers of various lipid classes and how this powerful technique adds value over other fragmentation techniques.
Knowing How to Make ICP-MS Easier
Gareth Pearson (Agilent, Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre, Melbourne, Australia), Glenn Woods (Agilent, Centre of Excellence, Manchester, UK), and James Dellis (Agilent, Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre, Melbourne, Australia)
Learn how Easy-fit supplies can simplify your workflow, discover tools that can help you get your ICP-MS configured right for your analysis, take a look at ICP-MS MassHunter software, and learn about some of the simple software tools and time-saving tips that can help you get the very best out of your ICP-MS.
Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Biofuels – A Survey of Solutions to Assure Quality and Performance for Today’s Energy Needs
Jim McCurry (Senior Application Chemist, Agilent)
Several gas chromatographic (GC) methods have been developed to help producers and users of biofuels meet these specifications. This seminar presents solutions built on Agilent’s Smart Gas Chromatographic instruments. Analysis of several classes of biofuel samples demonstrates the performance of these solutions in meeting the requirement of industry standard methods.
Detection and Quantification Challenges of Trace Level Impurities in Pharmaceutical Products - Mutagenic Nitrosamines and Beyond
Multi-speaker event (Novartis, EMD Serono, AstraZeneca, US Pharmacopeia) sponsored by VUV Analytics
This on-demand discussion forum covers the risk assessment and analytical challenges of detection and quantification of trace level impurities in pharmaceutical products.
PAMS Analysis during COVID-19 Lockdowns in New York City
Pete Furdyna (Applied Analytical Chemist, NYSDEC, USA) and Laura Miles (Senior Application Chemist, Markes International, UK)
In this presentation you will learn how NYSDEC achieved excellent data stability over extended sampling periods, how water can be effectively managed for sample integrity and to achieve sub-ppb levels of detection for ozone precursor VOCs, and the benefits of using hydrogen carrier gas for continuous, robust and unattended monitoring in remote locations.
Ask the Agilent Experts - Part 2: GC and GC/MS Scientists Answer Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Angie Smith-Henry & Vanessa Abercrombie (Agilent) with Diane Turner (Moderator - Anthias Consulting)
This follow-up presentation in the ever popular 'Ask the Agilent Experts' series continues to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about GC and GC/MS. You will learn best practices with GC and GC/MS systems, and discover why there is not always an easy answer to most GC(MS) questions.
Leveraging Integration: The Advantages of using a LIMS with your CDS
Katie Evans (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
This presentation describes the benefits of connecting your laboratory information management system and your chromatography data system. You will learn how the integration between the two can streamline workflows and enhance efficiency in your lab.
Determination of Anions and Cations in Power Plant Water using Ion Chromatography
Peter O’Brien (EDF Energy, UK)
Learn how ion chromatography with suppressed conductivity detection is the safe and reliable method of choice to determine both µg/L (ppb) and mg/L (ppm) levels of anions and cations including transition metals in power plant waters.
Dissolution Today, Tomorrow & Beyond
Vivian Gray, Lee Ashworth, Samir Haddouchi, Andre Hermans & Bryan Crist
This expert presentation and discussion forum focuses on aspects of dissolution from development through to a marketed product. Our expert panellists discuss the role of dissolution as a quality assurance tool for product development, approval and batch release, the use of dissolution testing of novel drug formulations and how it is being used to probe dosage form behaviour.
Ask the Experts: Which Trace Elemental Instruments are Best for your Analysis?
This is the second on-demand instalment of the 'Instrument Selection Discussion Series' where laboratory professionals gain knowledge on the choices of instrument available and which is most recommended for specific applications.