March 19, 2013
Although Pittcon is no longer a must-attend meeting for some (that would include Agilent and PerkinElmer), there are still plenty of analytical instrument companies that wouldn’t miss it. There are also roughly 9,000 analytical scientists here in Philadelphia who feel similarly.
In slightly smaller quarters this year, the exhibit hall is packed with companies from around the globe plying their wares to scientists who seem to be interested in more than just browsing. And there is plenty of new stuff for them to covet.
Bruker introduced a number of new products, including the EVOQ™ Qube and Elite: The new LC-triple quadrupole (LC-TQ) mass spectrometers are similar to Bruker’s SCION GC-TQ platform introduced in 2011, Bruker reports, in that they feature significant advances in robustness, ease of methods developments, and productivity. The EVOQ platform was designed for a singular purpose, according to Bruker, and that is “to very reliably quantify thousands of real samples with fast sample-to-report time.”