Volume 91 Issue 15 (pp. 31-33)
Issue Date: April 15, 2013
By Stu Borman
Pittcon is known for its huge exposition of analytical and laboratory instruments from hundreds of companies. A panel of four academic advisers—specialists in atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectrometry—helps C&EN sift through the many new products introduced at Pittcon each year to identify some of the most noteworthy ones. And instrument industry journalists who attend and cover Pittcon nominate and vote each year on the most innovative and promising new products. These two groups’ selections are presented here.
Instruments highlighted by the four C&EN advisory panelists and instrument industry editors this year include a miniaturized mass spectrometry (MS) instrument, a bioinformatics system, a gas chromatography (GC) detector, a pair of miniature GC instruments, a handheld Raman analyzer, a new detector coating, a portable interferometer, a pH meter, a miniature nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, and an optical microscope attachment.