11 New Lab Technologies that Stole the Spotlight at Pittcon 2019

Industry News
Editorial Article
March 22, 2019
By Frankie MacDonald

SelectScience editors report on the new technology taking the limelight at the 2019 Pittcon conference & expo – the conference’s 70th year running

Thousands of chemists and laboratory professionals attended the 2019 Pittcon Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia, USA, which marked its 70th event in history. A jam-packed technical program saw leading scientists – including Nobel Prize winner Sir Fraser Stoddart – deliver inspirational presentations, as well as never-seen-before technology make its global debut on the exhibition floor. SelectScience editors attended the show to report on the latest and greatest in food safety, pharma, and bioanalytical research – here are our thoughts on the most exciting innovations, straight from the show floor.

1. Cubis II by Sartorius

With R&D workflows facing reproducibility roadblocks and inefficient sample prep, the recently launched Cubis® II balance portfolio offers customizable and compliant assay set-up that streamlines pharma workflows. You can download this technical manual to find out more about its staggering 45 weighing modules, five software packages and 60 apps — all embedded into one benchtop platform!

2. BioAccord LC-MS System by Waters

Could this be the most intelligent LC-MS platform ever? With what’s called SmartMS technology in the ACQUITY RDa™ Detector, Waters has launched the BioAccord LC-MS platform for automated identification and resolution of issues during high-performance LC-MS analysis. The system can detect errors or faults and provide troubleshooting guidance to the user. In drug discovery workflows, where time is of the essence, this new feature enables maximum uptime.