PITTCON 2008: Show Unveils New Products

Pittcon 2008, a leading conference on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, will run March 1-7 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Pittcon 2008, a leading conference on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, will run March 1-7 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The event's exposition, which is held March 3-6, will showcase the latest products and services available in analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Below are some of the companies that are planning to unveil new products during the show.

• Morgan Technical Ceramics, a leading manufacturer of innovative ceramic, glass, precious metal, piezoelectric, and dielectric materials, will showcase ceramic-to-metal assemblies in Booth 1123. These assemblies promise a highly durable hermetic seal, excellent electrical properties, and resistance to extreme temperatures. Ceramic-to-metal seals are considered to be more robust and durable than glass seals and maintain their hermeticity in a variety of harsh environments.

• Agilent Technologies will unveil two new products in Booth 4635: the 6220 accurate-mass time-of-flight and the 6520 accurate-mass quadruple time-of-flight liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry systems. They deliver mass accuracy, mass resolution, sensitivity, and speed for proteomics, metabolomics, product degradation, and other complex experiments.

• Aspectrics Inc., the innovator of patented encoded photometric infrared and encoded photometric near infrared spectroscopy, will display a range of biodiesel analyzers in Booth 6753 including the new BQA 1000. A complete at-line package for accurate and efficient biodiesel analysis, the BQA 1000 boasts accurate results in less than 60 seconds.

• In Booths 2610 and 2611, JM Science Inc. will feature its new AquaCounter AQL-2320 automated oil evaporator. It has been designed for analyzing moisture in difficult samples such as oil, grease, peanut butter, paint, resins, and bonding agents. Using an azeotropic distillation solvent, such as toluene or xylene, it enables moisture to be evaporated at a lower temperature, thus saving on expensive Karl Fisher reagents and lower maintenance costs since the titration cell remains clean and free of contaminants.

• The Morphologi G3 from Malvern Instruments will make its debut in Booth 3647. This automated particle characterization system promises high quality, statistically significant particle size, and shape information. It will be exhibited alongside the company's market-leading Zetasizer Nano particle characterization system, with new flowmode capability, and the SyNIRgi, a near infrared chemical imaging system designed for both research and routine applications.

• Wyatt Technology Corp., a leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation and software, will showcase its DynaPro Titan Plate reader in Booth5629. The DynaPro is billed as the only automated, non-invasive dynamic light scattering system available for biomolecular characterization. With the DynaPro Titan Plate Reader, protein samples can be analyzed in duplicate or triplicate to ensure the greatest possible accuracy.

• Thermo Fisher Scientific will demonstrate a range of analytical instruments, software, and laboratory workflow solutions marketed under its Thermo Scientific brand. In addition, the exhibit will feature Darwin 3.0, the latest version of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), which is purpose-built for pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and QA/QC laboratories. Also on display will be a sneak preview of a next-generation chromatography data system, which integrates with LIMS and other data management systems to control LC/GC instruments and modules from numerous vendors in a manner that enables compliance with FDA regulations including 21 CFR Part 11.

Additional information on Pittcon can be found at www.pittcon.org.