March 18-22, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Demo+Learning Zone
Demo+Learning Zone is located in Park #3 Booth 3140

Learn a new technique that could save you time in the lab or produce more accurate results. Discover a new product to solve your laboratory challenges. Engage technical experts with your most pressing questions. Get educated in the Demo+Learning Zone, located on the expo floor in Park 3. Sessions run on the hour.

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Monday, March 20

10:00 AM


Product Demo
Labconco Corporation
Wash Away Your Worries with a Labconco Washer

Come learn about Labconco’s Glassware Washers that provide reliable, repeatable results at maximum efficiencies. Providing the ultimate versatility, these laboratory glassware washers accommodate multiple interchangeable racks, inserts and baskets, resulting in more than 5,000 available configurations. Discover how the Labconco FlaskScrubber® or SteamScrubber® can make your life easier.

11:00 AM


Product Demo
Axcend
The Axcend Focus LC® – Solutions that allow scientists to deliver HPLC Anywhere®

Axcend® provides high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems designed to be easily moved to various testing locations or placed in close proximity to other instruments for optimal coupling. Its small footprint saves lab space and the performance of our portable HPLC matches the performance of larger, more expensive instruments. Reduction in size allows simpler operation, lower cost and greater productivity. These characteristics are especially important to the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, oil & gas, petrochemical, academic and environmental industries that need timely chemical measurements in diverse locations.

12:00 PM


Product Demo
Milestone, Inc.
Maximize Your Sample Prep Throughput: Understand the Latest in Rotor-based and Single Reaction Chamber Microwave Digestion Solutions

Choosing the right digestion configuration is a key step in maximizing investment and expanding your lab’s capabilities. During this presentation, we’ll review the differences between single reaction chamber (SRC) and rotor-based microwave solutions and explain how these differences impact your lab’s throughput. The Milestone ultraWAVE’s lack of vessel assembly/disassembly, disposable glass vials, ability to perform mixed-batch digestions and higher temperature and pressure capabilities allow the system to digest difficult matrices in minimal time, all while reducing labor and consumable costs. For labs interested in a rotor-based approach to digestion, the ETHOS UP with all-new MAXI-24 High Performance rotor can process large volumes of challenging samples in a single rotor-based platform. The MAXI-24 HP rotor rounds out Milestone’s rotor-based microwave solutions for acid digestion.

1:00 PM


Product Demo
Xylem Lab Solutions
Maximize Your Sample Prep Throughput: Understand the Latest in Rotor-based and Single Reaction Chamber Microwave Digestion Solutions

YSI is excited to introduce our new benchtop turbidity meter, the Turb750!  Our newest turbidity product measures nephelometrically in accordance with EPA 180.1, up to 1100 NTU!  Upon entering each participant will be given their own blinded sample to measure in the instrument on a first-come-first serve basis.  Simultaneously we will talk about the meter’s features and will answer questions, and multiple meters will be on hand for people to play with.  When the session ends, the participant who measures the blinded sample with the highest NTU will take home the meter!

2:00 PM


Product Demo
Labconco Corporation
Freeze Drying 101 with Labconco Freeze Dryers

Come learn about the latest technologies used in laboratory freeze dryers. Labconco, a market leading lyophilizer manufacturer since 1974, will demonstrate their FreeZone model featuring the LyoWorks operating systems. With a wide variety of accessories designed specifically for laboratory samples, freeze drying has never been easier. Application specialists will be on site to answer your lyophilization questions.

3:00 PM


Product Demo
CEM Corporation
Sample prep in minutes with BLADE, the future of microwave digestion

Speed, simplicity, flexibility, and performance come into the laboratory with BLADE. From the single vessel and snap-on cap design, to the integrated camera, to the high performance single mode focused cavity, BLADE is bringing the future of microwave digestion to you. Routine to extreme, digestions are complete in mere minutes. The system automatically loads samples into the cavity for complete control over every digestion while leaving operators free to perform other tasks or pause and add rush samples, as needed. A simple integrated interface with a 10” touchscreen makes programming, monitoring, and data recall a breeze. CEM, the pioneer in microwave digestion, has taken more than 35 years of experience and is delivering it directly to your laboratory.

4:00 PM


Product Demo
Bruker Optics
Raw Material Analysis from the Dock to the Lab

The rapid and accurate analysis of raw materials is critical to production efforts. Even small delays in the delivery of product ingredients can lead to significant production delays and cost overruns. Additionally, inaccuracies in validating product materials can lead to product quality issues that need to be prevented at almost any cost. IR and Raman spectroscopies have been found to provide accurate and facile identification and verification of raw materials. A portable Raman device is ideal for raw material ID and verification, as the analysis can be readily conducted through polymer bags. For occasions where the identification of unknowns is required a lab-based system with high performance is best. Due to regulatory requirements, all analyses need to be fully compliant with GLP, USP, and 20 CFR p.11 requirements. The requirements and compliance qualifications of the Bravo (Bruker Scientific, LLC) handheld Raman instrument will be presented for the analysis of raw material ID. The Alpha II (also Bruker Scientific, LLC) will also be presented for the mobile and lab-based analysis of unknown compounds. A hands-on demonstration will be conducted on relevant nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.

Tuesday, March 21

10:00 AM


Learning Lab
Xylem Lab Solutions
Sulfur Analysis in Natural Gas and Gaseous Fuels

Many industries utilize or produce an excess amount of nitrogen-containing compounds, and must carefully monitor their effluent for such compounds to abide by regulatory standards. Therefore, accurate, high-throughput measurement remains critically important for environmentally conscious and ethical business practice. As the pioneers behind distillation-free Available and Total Cyanide testing methods, the experts at OI Analytical will discuss the various applications, methods, as well as the significance of automated chemistry analysis for ammonia and cyanide in the 21st Century.

11:00 AM


Product Demo
ABB Measurement and Analytics
OA-ICOS technology addressing multiple Environmental & Research and Industrial applications

Learn how to use a portable AO-ICOS laser-based analyzer that is extremely sensitive, precise, accurate, rugged and simple to service. The OA-ICOS technology is a patented 4th-generation cavity-enhanced technique. Its optical cavity provides effective pathlength of 1 – 100 km and enables use of several reliable/ rugged telecom diode lasers. The analyzer using this technology offers a wide dynamic range (from ppt/ppb to % levels) and it enables packaging for laboratory, rackmount or portable units.

12:00 PM


Product Demo
Milestone, Inc.
Direct Mercury Analysis in 5 Minutes with the Milestone DMA-80 evo

The Milestone DMA-80 evo can handle mercury determination in any matrix (solids, liquids and gases), giving chemists the ability to analyze a wide range of concentrations both accurately and consistently without the need of sample preparation. Just as important, the DMA-80 evo is easy to use, offering push-button operation, no sample prep and internal temperature monitoring for new levels of safety and convenience. The DMA-80 evo’s double beam dramatically increases the signal to noise ratio, which greatly improves the LOQ and enables accurate and precise mercury determination even at the ppt level. For over a thousand labs around the world, that’s innovation delivered, over and over again. See for yourself the live demo of Milestone DMA-80 evo and learn more about the benefits of this technology vs Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption: No sample prep, Widest dynamic range, Results in just 5 minutes, Up to 70% cost reduction.

1:00 PM


Product Demo
Xylem Lab Solutions
Laboratories run on Titration!

Do you need coffee in the morning to get through all the titrations you have to do? YSI’s automated titration systems can automate that work for you. YSI’s titration experts will be on hand to demonstrate the measurement of total acidity in coffee, while we will also describe the range of applications automated titrators can perform, and the key features that make YSI’s titrators the fastest way for you to get the most accurate results.   If you’re feeling fast from your morning cup of joe, you may be one of 3 people selected from the audience to show your manual titration skills in a race against the automated titrator and two other competitors!   Race for the most accurate and fastest results to win prizes in this fun, interactive learning experience.

2:00 PM


Product Demo
PromoChrom Technologies Ltd
Fully Automated SPE System for PFAS… and Protein Purification?

Witness the compact and efficient 8-Channel SPE-03 system in action. Its flexible design has helped more than 80 PFAS labs in USA automate EPA Methods 533/537.1, draft EPA Method 1633, ISO 21675 and various proprietary methods. In the field of pharmaceuticals, the SPE-03 can automate the protein purification for a range of column sizes and achieve more than 40 times the efficiency of conventional gravity loading. The small footprint even allows it to be placed in a fridge for low temperature applications!

3:00 PM


Product Demo
Inorganic Ventures
Forging a Path to the SI: The Development of Primary Certified Reference Materials (PCRMs)

At Inorganic Ventures, we are excited to announce the development of a completely new product line: Primary Certified Reference Materials (PCRM™). What are Primary Certified Reference Materials and how do they differ from the Certified Reference Materials (CRM) that are currently available from Inorganic Ventures? We created the PCRM™ product line because for certain elements, like osmium (Os), iridium (Ir) and ruthenium (Ru), there are no Standard Reference Materials available from our National Metrology Institute (NMI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or any other NMI. We sought to forge a path of traceability to the International System of Units (SI) with our new Os and Ir PCRMs™ by tracing the mass fraction of the elements in their salts, directly to the kilogram base unit of the SI. Learn about the importance of these new PCRMs, and a method that was developed to achieve improved ICP-OES precision, thereby lowering the expanded uncertainty for the PCRM™.

4:00 PM


Product Demo
Cerno Bioscience
Retention Index Made Easy for GC/MS Unknown Compound ID

Unknown compound analysis is an important part of science that has been around for many years. To identify a compound, we can use many different tools. Some of these key tools includes GC/MS. The process of unknown compound identification (ID) can be a grueling process and retention index (RI) has been shown to provide valuable additional and oftentimes the much-needed orthogonal information. Unfortunately, accurate RI calibration in practice usually requires multiple steps, such as separate external standard (e.g., alkane series) injection and repeated injection whenever the temperature programming changes. To make matters worse, most software tools that come with commercial GC/MS systems are either tedious to use or involve manual steps. In this show-and-tell demo, we will demonstrate an easy and seamless way for GC/MS unknown compound ID by combining spectral library search with automated retention index generation (AutoRI). This could even be accomplished without the need for a separate set of RI calibration standards or a separate injection step. By validating the library search via both forward and reverse search and then eliminating incorrect matches using a graphical RI trend model, we can generate the RI values for all GC peaks in a run automatically with high confidence, as long as there are enough number of compounds that could be confidently identified from the sample run itself. We will show how Auto RI compared to conventional RI using numerous examples, e.g., extractables and leachables (E&L) analysis, flavor and fragrances, and natural products including essential oils

Wednesday, March 22

10:00 AM


Product Demo
Inorganic Ventures
Benefits of Pre-Made Reagents for Discrete Analyzers

Inorganic Ventures is proud to launch a line of pre-made reagents for discrete analyzer instruments. These reagents can save precious analyst time and improve sample reproducibility. Our IV chemists will be reviewing method chemistries and demonstrating reagent stability. Join us and see how pairing our new pre-made reagents with IV’s trusted certified reference materials can improve the efficiency of your discrete analyzer.

11:00 AM


Product Demo
Wiley Science Solutions
Automated GC-MS analysis with KnowItAll MS Expert

GC-MS data are information rich. As a result, analysis can be time-consuming, especially if you are examining complex analytes. Find out how Wiley’s new KnowItAll MS Expert can save time by combining fast, flexible deconvolution with reference database search into a single, automated workflow to identify components. During this session, discover with the help of live examples:
– How the system quickly deconvolutes the GC-MS data file and automatically presents search results for each extracted component at once, so you do not need to manually search each component individually against the reference database.
– How some coeluted components can be separated by KnowItAll mixture analysis.
– How unidentified components can then be sent through KnowItAll’s workflow to the patent-pending MS Adaptive Search for further analysis to deduce structural components.

12:00 PM


Learning Lab
Cerno Bioscience
MS Software to Learn Isotopes, Isotope Distribution, and Elemental Composition Determination

Isotopes and isotope abundances or distributions are important parts of the physical-chemical world we operate in and their discoveries over 100 years ago laid the foundation for modern chemistry and the general understanding of science at large. For those who graduated from university with a science degree, however, very few have had the chance to directly observe and interactively learn about isotopes or their relative abundances, either at the elemental or molecular level. While Mass Spectrometry (MS) provides a direct way to observe isotopes and their abundances, conventional and more affordable bench top MS systems such as a single quadrupole GC/MS or LC/MS typically have neither the resolution nor the accuracy to provide definitive information about the various isotopes observed and the possible elemental compositions. A novel MS calibration approach implemented in MassWorks software, however, has enabled these MS systems in determining elemental composition, without requiring the most expensive MS systems. In this presentation, we will present our latest work in adapting this same software tool for undergraduate teaching. Using the concept of mass spectral accuracy, we will demonstrate through numerous GC/MS or LC/MS examples how spectral accuracy would vary in real time and interactively when various and different elemental compositions are considered and evaluated, illustrating the contributions from 13C, 33S, 34S, 15N and the interplays among these elements.

1:00 PM


Learning Lab
Specac Inc.
How to pick an accessory for an FT-IR analysis

It’s the sample that picks the accessory. Several questions that come up when picking an accessory. Do you need to ID the sample? Is my final product what I made? There is a spot on my film what is it? There are several ways to achieve good IR spectra, it depends on what type of data do you need?
The presentation will work thru several examples and bring to light what is the best accessory for your experiment. Examples will be presented for Transmission, ATR, Diffuse Reflectance, Specular Reflectance and research accessories.

2:00 PM


Product Demo
Veolia WTS
Sievers Bioburden Instrument and Eclipse BET Instrument

We will be demoing our new bioburden instrument that will be launching in 2023. If you are interested in Rapid Micro Methods, you have to see this! Results are available in less than an hour, no need for lengthy incubation times. The instrument only requires 3 easy pipetting steps and has a workflow wizard built into the software. The Sievers Eclipse Bacterial Endotoxin Testing platform utilizes microfluidics and centripetal force to evenly distribute LAL to measuring chambers. The microplate contains RSE standards and PPCs for up to 21 samples. If you’re interested in reducing your lysate usage by 90%, stop by and see how easy it is to use the Eclipse BET platform.

 

 

 

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