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Showing blog posts from 2012

I’m Back!

Posted on December 14th, 2012

Andrew Golby writes: Firstly, thanks to those of you that wished me well when I departed. I have now returned to work…

Improving the Analysis of NDMA in Water

Posted on December 7th, 2012

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) (AKA dimethylnitrosamine or DMN) is highly toxic, and a suspected human carcinogen, as such the US EPA sets a…

Advanced SPME Workshop

Posted on November 29th, 2012

SPME Multi-Fibre Exchange – One of the Workshop Topics Last week we ran a series of Workshops on advanced SPME,…

Goodbye to Andrew Golby

Posted on November 28th, 2012

I am sad to report that after four years with Anatune, Andrew Golby is departing to take up fresh challenges….

Automate Your Sample Prep and Work Better in 2013

Posted on November 15th, 2012

  If you manage an analytical laboratory and use GC-MS and LC-MS, the chances are that sample preparation will form the bulk…

9 Reasons why an XSD is a better bet than an ECD

Posted on November 7th, 2012

  The XSD has no radioactive source – unlike the ECD If you own and use electron capture detectors, you…

Analysing Flavours, Aromas and Off-Flavours with the GERSTEL 1D/2D

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

If you are involved in the analysis of any consumer products (foods, beverages, personal care products and the like), you…

Hot Application Note

Posted on October 18th, 2012

Ray has been growing chilli peppers on the window sills in the Anatune office since we moved to our new site…

Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40 – More Info

Posted on October 17th, 2012

More information concerning the Teledyne Tekmar’s new AutoMate-Q40 sample prep workbench is becoming available and I can now provide some…

New Sample Preparation System from Teledyne Tekmar

Posted on October 3rd, 2012

On the 30th of September, at the AOAC meeting in Las Vegas, Teledyne Tekmar launched a brand new chromatography sample…

Workshop Week – Taste & Odour Using Twister

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction has a number of unique and highly desirable characteristics: It is simple to use. It can…

Partners Needed – Solid Phase Extraction Project

Posted on August 24th, 2012

We are busy developing a simple, high-reliability, Solid Phase Extraction system, based upon the GERSTEL MPS platform, primarily (but not…

Sulphur Detection without the Hassle

Posted on August 15th, 2012

    OI Analytical Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector The OI Analytical Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD) is generally acknowledged to…

Paris with a Twist

Posted on August 7th, 2012

Dan, David and Jeff in the Paris sunshine Opportunities to spend a day in the company of a World-renowned expert…

Combating the Crud

Posted on July 20th, 2012

Following on from my earlier post concerning the better ways of working with high matrix samples, I came upon an article on…

A Fresh Approach to Sample Evaporation

Posted on July 12th, 2012

I am pleased to say that this week we launch the GERSTEL mVap for sale in the UK. mVap is an accessory…

Chromatography Sample Preparation Workshops

Posted on July 10th, 2012

Here is our outline schedule of chromatography sample preparation workshops for the next 12 months. These one-day workshops are hosted in our Cambridge laboratory…

Better Ways to Work High Matrix Samples

Posted on May 15th, 2012

  Agilent GC-QQQ With ALEX for Automated Liner Exchange The current generation of GC-triple quadrupole mass spectrometers, provides a great…

Anatune Makes its Mark at Focus

Posted on May 14th, 2012

Last week, the Association of Clinical Biochemists (ACB) held an event in Liverpool called FOCUS, which is their annual conference and exhibition….

Why You Must Know about Fully Evaporative Dynamic Headspace

Posted on May 9th, 2012

Over the last few months, Fully Evaporative Dynamic Headspace Sampling (DHS (FET)) has been gaining the attention of many people. DHS (FET)…

9 Reasons to Attend the Anatune Conference this Year

Posted on March 27th, 2012

Meet to exchange experience and ideas with analytical scientists who are making automated sample preparation work for them. Find out…

Measuring Diacetyl in Air with 2,4 DNPH Tubes

Posted on March 27th, 2012

Last week, we organised a couple of “Technology Days” so that we could show customers some of our newest offerings…

My Trip to Japan to Learn Selectable 1D/2D-GC/MS

Posted on March 19th, 2012

Mount F Written by Paul Roberts, Anatune’s Application Laboratory Manager. I recently visited GERSTEL KK in Tokyo to learn about…

Getting to Lower Detection Limits with Headspace Sampling

Posted on March 7th, 2012

My previous post distinguished itself by generating by far the biggest response of any blog post I have yet written. Evidently,…

8 Ways to Increase the Sensitivity of Headspace Sampling

Posted on February 23rd, 2012

Of late, we have had a steady stream of people asking us how to get more sensitivity from headspace sampling. In most…

Anatune Moving House

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

We are moving to our new building in Cambridge over the weekend of 3rd/4th March. You can find our new address,…

Automation in the Chromatography Laboratory – Call for Posters

Posted on February 17th, 2012

June 12 & 13th 2012, Down Hall near London Stansted Airport. The conference programme for our this popular event is now virually complete….

Flavour, Fragrance & Odour Analyisis – Useful New Book

Posted on February 6th, 2012

Flavor, Fragrance & Odor Analysis edited by Ray Marsili Ray Marsili, head of the Marsili Consulting Group has compiled and…

Workshops: Analysing Taste, Aroma and Malodours

Posted on February 2nd, 2012

Taste and odour – vital to product quality We are holding a series of one-day workshops introducing the GERSTEL 1D/2D…

Automation in the Chromatography Laboratory 2012

Posted on January 26th, 2012

Down Hall Country House Hotel This conference will be held on 12th & 13th June 2012 at the beautiful Down…

Automated Analysis of Formaldehyde in Air

Posted on January 23rd, 2012

Last week, we made a excellent progress on this project and Dan Carrier now has the unpainted prototype instrument up and running in…

Sample Derivatisation – the (Very Strong) Case for Automation

Posted on January 22nd, 2012

We were discussing sample derivatisation this week and Andrew Golby summed up his experience (and that of many other analysts) as follows:…

Formaldehyde in Air Automation – Project Update

Posted on January 18th, 2012

Project Update A few months ago I issued an invitation for, anyone with an interest, to be involved in a new…

Fully Automated GC/MS Determination of Amino Acids

Posted on January 13th, 2012

Wow! How did we miss this one? Dr. Katja Dettmer of the University of Regensburg, Institute of Functional Genomics wrote…

“Can you take a quick look and tell me what’s in this?”

Posted on January 11th, 2012

How many times have you been asked that question? Assuming the “what” is a small organic molecule, then GC-MS is…

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