All Things Chromatography

Survey on HPLC and TLC use

We're interested in learning more about your use of chromatography, especially HPLC and TLC.

Whether you use chromatography supplies or work for a lab, university, or organization that does, we'd like to hear from you with this extremely brief survey (five questions or fewer)

Click Here to take the survey.


Topics: TLC

TLC and Flash: Two great methods that work well together

Bob Bickler is a Technical Specialist with 38 years of chromatography experience and writes for The Flash Purification Blog.TLC-sep

Recently, Mr. Bickler wrote a post that outlines something we've been telling people for years:

Invest 10 minutes on TLC and save a day of grief

Here's an excerpt:

I know your time is valuable but investing 10 minutes of it running TLC prior to your flash purification will give you much better separations, increased fraction purity, and reduce the amount of wasted solvent. You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You can read the full post here.

In addition to Flash Chromatography, we believe the same principle applies to HPLC and other separation methods.

For a wide variety of TLC plates, click here.




Topics: TLC

NIH Research Festival

This week, we're participating in the 29th Annual Research Festival at the National Institutes of Health.

The festival features workshops and posters on a wide variety of subjects, from RNA Biology and Theapeutics to chemical biology and research on vaccines.

We will be at Booth #267 at the exhibition on September 17 and 18.

If you will be at the NIH Research Festival, we hope you will stop by booth 267. 



Topics: NIH

Working with great distributors in Korea

We were recently contacted by U.S. Korea Connect - an organization that promotes trade between the two countries. They had read about our trip to Korea and wanted to talk about our experiences in the Korean marketplace.ML_Science

Our friends at U.S. Korea Connect have now published a Success Story based on our experiences, here's an excerpt:

Analtech Inc. works closely with its distributors, ML Science and LK Lab Korea, to connect with labs throughout the region and increase the company’s market share in the chromatography field. 

You can see the entire Success Story by clicking here.

U.S. Korea Connect also asked for some thoughts on making connections in Korea, which led to a blog post, here's an excerpt from that post:

There’s an old Korean proverb – 시작이 반이다
Loosely translated, it means, “Starting is half the task.”
That proverb certainly applies when building a strong trade relationship between a company in the United States and a company in Korea.

You can read the entire post by clicking here.

We appreciate the recognition from U.S. Korea Connect, we're grateful to our friends at ML Science and LK Lab Korea for their partnership, and we are thankful to the Delaware Office of International Trade and the World Trade Center Delaware for their continuing support and assistance.





Topics: Korea

NAOSMM 2016 Preview

The 43rd Annual Conference of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers will be held in St. Screen_shot_2015-08-05_at_8.40.40_AMPetersburg, Florida July 22-30, 2016.

The Conference Host, Ana Rodriguez with Rollins College, offers this preview:


Topics: NAOSMM

NAOSMM 2015 Recap

The 42nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers in Long Beach, California was a great success.20150729_102722

From insightful and inspiring presentations from Sean Kaufman to sessions on improving inventory control and Green Chemistry, this conference offered everyone valuable information and great opportunities to share expertise.

And yes, we had a great time seeing all of our NAOSMM friends on the Queen Mary and around the Long Beach area.

Here's a look at the conference:


NAOSMM 2015 


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NAOSMM 2015 - Day 2

Day 2 of the 42nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers started with an insightful and engaging presentation by Sean Kaufman on the power of listening,20150728_123614

The afternoon trade show was a real treat for us, as we got to reconnect with so many members and meet new NAOSMM attendees.








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42nd Annual NAOSMM Conference - Day 1

The National Association of Scientific Materials Managers - NAOSMM - is a professional organization of laboratory managers, science storeroom personnel, teaching lab coordinato


rs, purchasing personnel, and chemical safety officers that was founded in 1974. Members include representatives from academia, manufacturing, research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies.

The 42nd Annual NAOSMM Conference is being held this week on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. 

The conference opened with a fascinating look at the history of the ears as a luxury Queen Mary - from its service in World War II to its years as a luxury vessel carrying hudreds of celebrities across the Atlantic.

Keynote Speaker Sean Kaufman educated everyone about the importance of a culture of safety in the lab, giving recent examples from Anthrax and Ebola cases he's worked on.


Stay tuned for more posts from the 42nd Annual NAOSMM Conference.





Topics: NAOSMM

New Sample Applicator Launched

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new BandIT Sample Applicator, a semi-automatic device used to apply a uniform streak or band of sample solution to a Thin Layer Chromatography Plate.

Our Technical Director, Ned Dugan, says this device will provide users with a level of precision that couldn't be reached by traditional manual application.

And our Process Engineer, Richard Jenkins, said this device represents a leap forward in both accuracy and ease of use.

Of course, what we really like is what chromatographers have to say about it:

 Click Here to learn more about this exciting new tool.




Topics: chromatography

Using Chromatography in the search for life on Mars

Researchers at the University of Kansas have published a paper advocating the use of chromatography to mars-roveranswer the question of whether the planet Mars was home to any carbon-based life forms.


Click Here for more information from the University of Kansas.


Topics: chromatography, Mars,