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Perform like a PRO: Robust ICP-OES analysis with the new iCAP PRO Series ICP-OES

14 July, 2020

Dr Sukanya Sengupta and Nora Bartsch (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Attend this webinar to find out how the latest ICP-OES technology can address these issues and improve your elemental analysis.

Trace Metals Analysis in Dietary Supplements Using ICP-MS: How to Achieve Regulatory Compliance and Minimize Contamination

21 July, 2020

Grant Fulford and Hans Krueger (Eurofins Food Integrity and Innovation)

This presentation will cover ICP-MS analysis of dietary supplements for trace metals and minimizing contamination to meet regulatory compliance. The topics presented include an overview of the technique of ICP-MS, the limitations and interferences of ICP-MS, sample preparation, laboratory hygiene, and the regulations for food and supplement analysis.

Towards AI-Powered Cost Effective Elemental ICP-OES Analysis

22 & 23 July, 2020

Eric Vanclay and Lindsey Whitecotton (Agilent)

Learn how artificial intelligence based smart tools paired with innovative sample introduction systems can reduce sample remeasurement to improve productivity and overall performance, and simplify routine maintenance with your ICP-OES analyses.

Returning Your GC & GC/MS to Peak Performance

29 & 30 July, 2020

Angie Smith-Henry and Vanessa Abercrombie (Agilent)

Learn how to return a system to peak performance through the use of good maintenance practices, smart tools, and the best consumables to match your analysis for overall improved productivity.

Smarter Sample Prep: Moving your Workflow from Manual Processing to Automation

On-demand

Dr Dan Menasco (Biotage AB)

This webinar discusses the systems and software available to address various levels of sample complexity and the transitional elements one must consider to strategically move into automating sample prep.

Titration and Lab 4.0

On-demand

Eyla Reuss (Merck KGaA) and Christian Haider (Metrohm AG)

This webinar introduces you to the advantages of the unique combination of the Omnis titration platform with the jointly developed 3S titration reagents. Find out how automated transfer of relevant data ensures data integrity and traceability.

An Industry Perspective on the Prevention of Food Fraud

On-demand

Luis Hernandez & Geoffrey Cottenet (Nestlé)

Nestlé Research has collaborated with Thermo Fisher Scientific and SGS Molecular to develop an untargeted species identification workflow based on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), which is applicable to meat, fish and plant.

The Power of GC-TOF-MS for Food and Environmental Applications eSeminar

On-demand

Multi-speaker event

Discover how GC-TOF-MS and GC×GC-TOF-MS technologies can dramatically enhance your applications for food and environmental analysis and increase data quality and sample throughput. This on-demand eSeminar comprises two sessions: one dedicated to food analysis and the other to environmental analysis.

Food Authenticity and the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Standards and Methods Development Program

On-demand

Bert Pöpping, Joe Boison, John Szpylka and Palmer Orlandi

Viewers will be introduced to the approach taken by AOAC International’s Food Authenticity Methods (FAM) Program and to the TT and NTT consensus performance standards recently adopted for methods to authenticate high priority commodities such as olive oil, honey and milk.

Ionic Liquid GC Phases - Valuable Assets in the GC Toolbox: An Overview on Recent Developments

On-demand

Len Sidisky (Senior R&D Manager Gas Separations, MilliporeSigma, Bellefonte,PA USA)

This presentation provides a look back on some of the past developments and key applications with ionic liquid stationary phases while also updating on current studies.

SPME Devices and Adsorbents – A Comparison

On-demand

Bob Shirey (MilliporeSigma, USA )

This webinar will help to increase your knowledge of solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and discover its full potential as a valuable tool for many application fields. It will introduce you to a recently developed SPME configuration demonstrating its new capabilities as compared with classical SPME fibres. You will see the differences with regards to dimensions, extraction and desorption behaviour and analytical performance.

Remote Operations: This is How We GC

On-demand

Abbey Fausett (Agilent)

Sometimes, getting into the lab just isn’t possible. Workflows and productivity shouldn’t be affected by an analyst’s proximity to the systems. This webinar will show you how Agilent's lab enables remote operations. Learn more about classic and novel ways to interact with GCs.

Routine Trace Pesticide Residue Quantitation with Comprehensive Workflows: Solutions for Success in Today’s Laboratories

On-demand

Ed George (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This webinar describes the development and implementation of two separate complete workflow solutions based on LC-MS/MS and IC-MS/MS for the routine quantitation of pesticide residues in food products. These ready-to-go solutions have been validated in a variety of matrices across multiple laboratories.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Considerations for Minimizing Matrix Effect and Maximizing Recovery for Clinical Panels Large and Small

On-demand

Dr Lee Williams (Biotage GB Limited)

This webinar discusses typical clinical matrices such as whole blood, plasma, serum, urine and oral fluid with specific emphasis on a variety of endogenous components. Matrix complexity will be illustrated and related to a variety of clinical assays, demonstrating potential impact on method robustness.

GC×GC-FID/TOF MS for the Optimization of Novel Catalytic Strategies to Improve Fuel Streams with High Aromatic Content

On-demand

Miren Pena-Abaurrea (Cepsa Research Center)

Learn the value of GC×GC with parallel detection by TOF MS and FID, and see how GC×GC offers the unique possibilities for detailed petrochemical fingerprinting.

Getting Better GC/MS Results for Maximizing Productivity in High-throughput Labs

On-demand

Angie Smith-Henry and Gustavo Serrano (Agilent)

Learn about the best columns for GC-MS analysis and how to convert to a narrower bore column for faster analysis, and how to set-up your GC (MS) system for success with the optimal supplies, tools, and strategies for running the faster analysis and maintaining a clean system for as long as possible.

Application of GC×GC-TOFMS/FID to FAME Profiling of Dairy Fat and Advantages over Traditional GC Analysis

On-demand

David Mannion (Teagasc)

Learn the value of GC×GC-TOF MS for food analysis, and how it offers the unique possibility for detailed FAMEs profiling and effective fingerprinting of complex samples, In addition, learn how cutting-edge analytical techniques can reveal hidden information from complex food samples.

Intelligent GC Systems: Remote Operations and the Future of GC

On-demand

George Reiner and Jason Ashe (Agilent, USA)

This webinar discusses the progression of smart GC features and the many benefits provided from the first GC systems to those of today. It will help you to help to increase lab productivity and reduce unplanned downtime.

New Ways of QC Process with GC Innovations

On-demand

Dieter Franke (Siegwerk)

Learn how a robust analytical experimental model and innovations in gas chromatography can result in >50% faster universal methods and how direct column heating in gas chromatography reduced sample run times.

Troubleshooting & Tips for Atomic Absorption

On-demand

Eric Vanclay (Agilent, Australia)

In this series of tutorials you will learn about types and performance of AA lamps, improving performance, maintenance, consumables and resources. Increase your knowledge of and skills in atomic absorption spectroscopy by viewing these educational presentations.

GC/MS Analysis of Aromatics in Gasoline using ASTM D5769: Set-up, Optimization, and Automated Reporting

On-demand

Jim McCurry & Craig Marvin (Agilent)

This presentation offers best practices for setting up, optimizing, and running this method on a new, cost-effective GC/MS system. Data analysis approaches are also discussed with emphasis on a new system for automated reporting of results.

Solving the Challenges and Workflow Dilemma of High-throughput Multi-residue Pesticide Screening Program in a Quality Control Environment

On-demand

Katie Banaszewski (NOW Foods)

By viewing this presentation you will learn about optimization of LC-MS and GC-MS workflows for pesticide analysis in food, techniques for extracting difficult food matrices, and the use of Chromeleon software to streamline sample reporting.

Determination of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins and Tetrodotoxin in Shellfish using HILIC/MS/MS

On-demand

Andrew D. Turner (Cefas Weymouth Laboratory, UK)

This webinar describes the development of a combined method to ensure the high quality of shellfish, intended for human consumption, using HILIC/MS/MS and MassHunter software.

Simplifying the Analysis of VOCs and SVOCs from Solids, Liquids and Gases: The Insider’s Guide to Thermal Desorption

On-demand

Dr Diane Turner (Anthias Consulting Limited) & Dr Helen Martin (Markes International)

This webinar walks through the stages involved in analysing samples by thermal desorption, including best practices, tips and tricks and the latest TD innovations to streamline processes and generate the highest quality data.

Automated Solutions for Determining 3-MCPD and Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters in Edible Oils and Fats

On-demand

Eva Walter (Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett AG ( A Bunge Company), Germany)

The webinar is interesting for all those who analyse, or are planning to analyse, for 3-MCPD and glycidyl fatty acid esters, who enjoy the optimization and automation of sample preparation processes or simply want to keep up with the latest developments in the field of food analysis.

The Importance of Ultrafast Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Chemical Hazards in Food & Beverages

On-demand

Peter Varelis (Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Oceania)

This webinar highlights the importance of ultra fast mass spectrometry for the analysis of chemical hazards in food and beverages. This is discussed in the context of the regulatory requirements for the analysis of contaminants in foods and a general overview of chemical hazards in foods.

Latest Mass Spectrometry-based Trends for Identifying and Quantifying Unknown PFAS Compounds

On-demand

Lee Ferguson and Abigail Joyce (Duke University, North Carolina, USA)

In this webinar, leaders of the Ferguson Laboratory discuss a Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap™ Mass Spectrometer-based method, which captures more meaningful data to demystify unknown PFAS compounds. Additionally, a triple-quadrupole MS method will be discussed, which achieves desired limits of detection for identified PFAS compounds.

Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography (LC×LC) for the Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in Foodstuffs

On-demand

Luigi Mondello (University of Messina, Italy)

Learn about the benefits provided by comprehensive two-dimensional LC techniques, for the separation/identification of complex food matrices, as well as how to implement LC×LC using different column combinations (e.g. NP×RP, RP×RP and HILIC×RP) and instrumental set-ups.

How to Easily Analyse Petrochemical Samples by ICP-OES

On-demand

Matthew Cassap (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Petrochemical samples present a number of different challenges when analyzing for trace elements by ICP-OES, these include the stable introduction of the sample in to the plasma, the complex matrix and potential interferences. This webinar describes these challenges and how to easily overcome them, by the development of robust methods that produce excellent results.

Turning up the Heat on Gas Chromatography: How to Successfully Perform High Temperature GC Applications without Breaking a Sweat

On-demand

Vanessa Abercrombie (Gas Chromatography Applications Chemist, Agilent, USA)

This webinar discusses the effect temperatures above 360 °C have on the integrity of the column phase and outlines strategies for more efficient and successful high temperature applications.

Automated Solutions for Determining 3-MCPD and Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters in Edible Oils and Fats

On-demand

Eva Walter (Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett AG ( A Bunge Company), Germany)

The webinar is interesting for all those who analyse, or are planning to analyse, for 3-MCPD and glycidyl fatty acid esters, who enjoy the optimization and automation of sample preparation processes or simply want to keep up with the latest developments in the field of food analysis.

Intelligent GC Systems: Remote Operations and the Future of GC

On-demand

George Reiner and Jason Ashe (Agilent, USA)

This webinar discusses the progression of smart GC features and the many benefits provided from the first GC systems to those of today. It will help you to help to increase lab productivity and reduce unplanned downtime.

Better Thermal Extraction: Tips and Tricks for VDA-278 and Other Thermal Desorption – GC/MS Methods Used for Material Emissions Testing

On-demand

Kurt Thaxton (GERSTEL International Product Manager, Pyrolysis and Thermal Desorption)

You'll learn about the history and analytical basis of analytical thermal extraction for interior air quality, the current state of the art, including tips and advice for scientists and engineers that perform VDA-278 and related methods for material emissions analysis, and where these methods fit in the overall strategy for automotive air quality and where these methods are headed in the future.

A Guide to Updating HPLC Compendial Methods in Pharmaceutical Analysis

On-demand

William J. Long (Agilent, USA)

This webinar discusses how changes to compendial method, known as adjustments, are made for HPLC separations and how these adjustments can be made with or without validation. Basic (ICH) validation guidelines are also covered.

Get more information in less time: a routine and sensitive workflow for peptide mapping and PTM analysis

On-demand

Linfeng Wu and Ning Tang (Agilent Technologies)

Learn how an integrated peptide mapping workflow solution automates and streamlines from sample preparation to data analysis.

A New Integrated, Sample-to-Result, Analytical Workflow for the Sensitive and Reliable Analysis of Polar Anionic Pesticides and Metabolites

On-demand

Richard Fussell and Fausto Pigozzo (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

This webinar introduces a new validated ion-chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry based workflow for the robust, sensitive and reliable determination of a group of polar anionic pesticides and metabolites at low µg/kg levels, without the need for derivatization, and all in a single analysis.

Intelligent GC Systems: 10 Ways to Easy GC

On-demand

Angela Smith-Henry and Ian Eisele (Agilent, USA)

This webinar introduces a host of useful tips and tricks to streamline your daily workload leading to increased productivity with improved throughput with sample overlap, enabling you to perform easier GC. You will discover steps for high quality, accurate data – first time, every time.

Applications using Thin Film Solid-Phase Microextraction (TF-SPME) with Analysis by Thermal Desorption GC/MS

On-demand

Jack Stuff, Ph.D. (Manager of the Analytical Services Group - GERSTEL, Inc.)

This webinar focuses on the use of Thin Film Solid-Phase Microextraction (TF-SPME) for the analysis of a variety of sample types. TF-SPME is an extension of regular SPME, is simple to use and requires no solvent, yet is more sensitive than regular SPME due to the increased surface area and phase volume.

Intelligent GC Systems: Work Smarter not Harder

On-demand

Eric Phillips and Angela Smith-Henry (Agilent, USA)

This webinar introduces intelligent Agilent GC systems, along with consumables, demonstrating how productivity can be increased and downtime decreased for any GC operator at any experience level.

Opioids: Choosing the Best Solution for your Laboratory

On-demand

Jillian Neifeld (Applications Chemist, Biotage)

This webinar provides sample preparation solutions for synthetic opioids analysis in forensic laboratories. We discuss the opioid epidemic, extraction techniques to include supported liquid extraction and solid phase extraction, matrices that can be analysed with these techniques, as well as results obtained from the various extraction types.

New Perspectives and Technology in Pyrolysis GC-MS for Forensic and Polymer Analysis: How Smart-Ramped Pyrolysis Leads to Improved Data

On-demand

Kurt Thaxton (GERSTEL International Product Manager, Pyrolysis and Thermal Desorption)

This introductory webinar describes the hardware advances in pyrolysis-GC-MS in more detail and provides examples of improvement in data quality, using samples drawn from forensic and polymer application areas.

Not the AA Lamp Again! Troubleshooting HC Lamp Issues and Other Tips for Atomic Absorption

On-demand

Eric Vanclay (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

Learn how to prevent, identify and troubleshoot common Hollow Cathode (HC) lamp issues and learn valuable troubleshooting tips for atomic absorption that take the pain out of everyday operation.

How to Keep your GC/GC-MS System Performing like New

On-demand

Vanessa Abercrombie and Angela Smith-Henry (Agilent Technologies, USA)

Discover some simple strategies to help maintain a clean and healthy GC(MS) system longer, such as how utilizing guard columns can protect your analytical column and back flushing can stop heavier compounds from reaching your mass spec and keep it cleaner.

High Resolution Orbitrap MS for Detecting New Psychoactive Drugs, A User’s Perspective

On-demand

Marta Concheiro (Assistant Professor of Forensic Toxicology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York)

In this webinar you will learn about two analytical methods for the determination of new psychoactive stimulants in urine by liquid chromatography–high resolution mass spectrometry with Orbitrap technology.

Detección de las Nuevas Sustancias Psicoactivas mediante el espectrómetro de masas de alta resolución Orbitrap MS, perspectiva del usuario

A pedido

Marta Concheiro (Profesora Asistente de Toxicología Forense, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University de Nueva York)

En este seminario web aprenderá en el español sobre dos métodos analíticos para la determinación de nuevos estimulantes psicoactivos utilizando cromatografía liquida acoplada a espectrometría de masas de alta resolución con tecnología de Orbitrap™ MS.

Advances in Forensics & Toxicology eSeminar

On-demand

Tania A. Sasaki, Alex J. Krotulski, Rafael Venson, Fred Foster, Alberto Salomone & Timothy Fassette

This on-demand eSeminar sponsored by GERSTEL, SCIEX and UCT, covers topics such as drug testing of urine, pharmaceutical and drugs of abuse monitoring, designer drug detection, sample preparation techniques for opioids, and QuEChERS in DUI testing.

Analytical Approaches to Trace Elements in Water

On-demand

Michelle Gaskell (South West Water), Matthew Cassap (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Talks include 'A Common Sense Approach for Compliance ICP-MS Trace Metal Analysis for Ground and Surface Water', 'Validation of Metals in Clean and Waste Water by ICP-MS in Accordance to ISO:17025' and 'Elemental Analysis of Water – Which Elemental Analysis Technique is Right for My Requirements'.

New Methods & Applications in Environmental Analysis

On-Demand eSeminar

Lee Marotta (PerkinElmer), Ceara MacInnis (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Carol Meyer (Orsat LLC), Marvin Shaw (University of York, UK)

Separation Science, in collaboration with PerkinElmer, has developed a multi-speaker eSeminar covering methods and applications in environmental analysis. This two-session event will provide analytical scientists and laboratory managers/directors working in this field with access to leading techniques, best practice and robust methods from leading scientists in the field.

High-Purity Carbon Adsorbents for Sample Preparation and Chromatographic Applications

On-demand

Leidy Peña Duque (Senior Scientist, Particle Design Group) and William Betz (Research Fellow, Particle Design Group Leader)

In this webinar, we will talk about high-purity carbon adsorbents used for sample preparation applications such as gas chromatography, air sampling, SPE, and SPME. We will also explain the properties of different types of carbons and how we tailor these adsorbents for separation applications.

New Trends, Methods & Applications in Food Safety Analysis

On-Demand eSeminar

Multi-presenter event

Separation Science, in collaboration with PerkinElmer and Waters, has developed an on-demand multi-speaker eSeminar covering trends, methods and applications of analytical techniques in food safety analysis. Presented by Bert Popping (FOCOS, Germany), Ilka Haase (Eurofins Genomics, Germany), Ellen Miseo (Teak Origin, USA), Sara Stead (Waters), Jacqueline van der Wielen (Mars Wrigley Confectionary), Melanie Downs and Philip Johnson (Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Chiara Dall'Asta (University of Parma and European Food Safety Authority) and Alessandro Baldi Talini (PerkinElmer)

Modern Trends, Methods & Applications in Sample Preparation

On-Demand eSeminar

Multi-presenter event

Separation Science, in collaboration with Biotage, has developed a multi-speaker eSeminar covering trends, methods and applications of sample preparation techniques. Presented by Steven J. Lehotay (USDA Agricultural Research Service), Antonio Martín-Esteban (Department of Environment, INIA, Madrid), Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard (School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo), Dan Menasco (Applications Chemist, Biotage), Markus Gershater (Chief Scientific Officer, Synthace).

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