All Things Chromatography

For our friends in China - 致我们中国的朋友

201256日到12日,我们作为特拉华商务代表团成员与特拉华州州政府领导第一次到中国进行访问。(特拉华是美国第一个州)

这次的访问很棒!我们也很高兴并且期待能尽快和中国人一起合作为他们提供高质量的色层分析的产品。

首先,请欣赏我们在中国精彩一周的视频: 

The week of May 6-12, 2012, we made our first trip to China as part of the Delaware delegation of business and government leaders from the First State.

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The trip was truly amazing and we are excited to work with the people of China to provide high quality chromatography equipment.

First, here's a look at our video from our week in China:

 

 

当然我们期待继续和你们的交流,无论是工作还是生活的,我们的联系电邮:sales2@analtech.com 。或者也可以通过我们的新浪微博联系我们:http://weibo.com/u/2752720053?wvr=3.6&lf=reg 

接下来为您介绍我们的中国同事邹家卉(Peggy),我们在中国期间她一直担任我们的翻译并且将继续同我们一起合作:

We would also like to continue our conversations through e-mail - sales2@analtech.com - and through our Weibo Page.

And we would like to introduce our associate in China who is helping us with our translations, Peggy Zou:

 

下面是关于我们公司以及我们产品的一些介绍,希望你们喜欢:

Next, we'd like to offer some information about our company and products:

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Topics: China, chromatography

Some Applications of Thin Layer Chromatography 薄层层析法的一些应用

VARIOUS APPLICATIONS OF THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY (TLC) ARE AS FOLLOWS:

以下是薄层层析法的不同应用:

 

1. 样品的提纯:样品的提纯可以通过薄层层析法来完成。直接比较可在随机样品和标准或真实样品间进行;如果样品经检测不纯,那么一定有额外斑点存在,而这个很容易被发现。

2. 混合物的识别:薄层层析法可以被应用于天然产品的提纯、隔离和鉴定,其中包括挥发油、精油、固定油、蜡、萜烯、生物碱、苷类、类固醇,等等。

3. 反应监测:薄层层析法可以对反应混合物进行检测从而判断其反应是否完全。这个方法也可用于检查其他分离过程或提纯进程,比如蒸馏、分子蒸馏等等。

4. 生物化学分析:薄层层析法对于生物化学代谢物以及体液、血浆、血清和尿液构成物的隔离或分离检测特别有效。

5. 在化学中的应用:薄层层析法在相似成分的分离和识别实验中的应用等化学领域中越来越普及。同时,该方法也应用于无机化学中阴阳离子的鉴别。

6. 在医药学领域的应用:不少药典已经采用薄层层析法来检测化学药物的纯度。

7. 像催眠药、镇定剂、抗惊厥剂、抗组胺剂、镇痛剂、局部麻醉剂、类固醇等药物都可以用薄层层析法有效检测。

8. 薄层层析法另一个重要应用是对多成分药物配方的分离。

9. 食物和化妆品领域的应用薄层层析法也用于颜色、防腐剂、甜味剂以及各种化妆产品要素的分离和鉴别。

Topics: TLC, China, Thin Layer Chromatography

Our second trip to China

We recently returned from our second trip to China with the Delaware Office of International Trade and several other great Delaware companies.

During this trip, we met with several friends, old and new, in Shanghai, Ningbo, Ningxia, and Beijing. Here's a brief look at the trip: 

 

And we have exciting news! We are returning to Shanghai for Analytica China October 16-18!

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Our SBA Success Story...

Our friends at the U.S. Small Business Administration released the following information about our company's engagement with the STEP Grant. We thought you might like to see it, too.

 

 

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Jim Provo

302-573-6294, ext. 227

 

SBA Helps Delaware Business Take a STEP to Greater Exports

Analtech and 19 Other Local Businesses Visit China and Brazil 

Wilmington, DE - Everyone agrees that U.S. companies should export more of their goods and services to other countries. After all, 90% of the world's spending occurs outside the United States. Delaware is taking action to help small businesses in the state do exactly that. Fifteen Delaware businesses recently visited China and another five visited Brazil to start or improve their exporting to those countries. This trip was funded in large part by a $246,000 State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and coordinated with help from the State of Delaware's International Trade and Development Group (ITG).

 

The STEP program is a 3-year pilot trade and export initiative authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Funded by federal grants and matching funds from the states, the STEP Program is designed to help increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and to raise the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting.STEP Grant China group resized 600

  

Analtech Inc. of Newark was one of these businesses. Analtech, Inc. started manufacturing Thin Layer Chromatography Plates in 1961 and began selling products internationally in the mid-1990s. While they have more than 60 distributors around the world, they have had a difficult time finding a distributor in China through phone calls and e-mails alone. But, since the trip in May they have made more progress in gaining access to Chinese markets than in the previous 15 years. It is clear that nothing compares to face-to-face meetings when it comes to establishing business relationships.

 

Prior to setting foot on Chinese soil, much work was done by the ITG, SBA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, World Trade Center Delaware, and several other groups and organizations to help plan this event. That preparation helped make the trip an effective and efficient endeavor.

 

"Once in China, at each meeting, we found ourselves speaking directly with people who either were great potential customers or distributors - or who could offer us useful and practical information to help us connect and grow our exports. We were able to establish (with the help and guidance of our translator) new social media channels on Weibo and Youku to better communicate with individuals, businesses, universities, and government officials in China," said Ken Grant, Sales and marketing Director of Analtech Inc.

 

Steven Miles, General Manager, Analtech Inc. remarked, "This trip is considered a success by our company and a significant step forward in our ongoing attempts to engage with the Chinese marketplace. Upon our return to the U.S., we set up a page on our web site specifically for visitors from China where they can access our videos (YouTube is blocked in China, we now have videos available through Chinese Youku) and learn more about our company. We are continuing conversations with potential distributors and customers in China and look forward to long and fruitful relationships with our new friends," Other Delaware small businesses participating in the program report similar positive results.

 

Each state submits a grant request to the SBA to request funding for the STEP program, and each state can define how the money will be used. Delaware chose to focus on exports to China and Brazil. John Pastor, the Director of the ITG in Delaware stated, "The program was well thought out and allows each State to provide focused assistance to eligible small businesses. Small businesses have limited resources and generally require advice, information and hand-holding when entering or expanding in international markets. The STEP program is excellent use of money that provides the funding to directly assist the small business to enter new export markets and increase their export business volume."

 

Through the STEP grants, SBA awarded approximately $30,000,000, supporting approximately $43,400,000 of total projects costs. SBA is authorized to grant up to $30 million to States each year under the program. The STEP grants can help provide many possible support mechanisms for small businesses such as:

  • participation in foreign trade missions and foreign market sales trips
  • subscription to services by the Department of Commerce;
  • website translation fees;
  • design of international marketing media;
  • trade show exhibitions;
  • participation in training workshops; and
  • other export initiatives determined to be appropriate by the SBA.

"While it will take a little more time to see an actual increase in exports from these trips, the foundation has been laid in the form of relationships, partnerships, and open lines of communication to build our exports in the coming years," said Tony Leta, district director of the Delaware SBA office. And that is a STEP in the right direction.  

 

 

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The SBA's mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by providing loan guarantees through private sector lenders to help qualified small businesses secure financing on reasonable terms. SBA offers counseling and training through its resource partners: the Small Business Technology and Development Center, SCORE, and YWCA Delaware Center for Women's Entrepreneurship. SBA also provides assistance with contracting, surety bonding, and disaster recovery. For more information call 302-573-6294 or go to www.sba.gov.

 

Topics: China, chromatography

We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our team...

While we were in China, we were very impressed with our translator, Peggy Zou. So impressed, that we hired her.

Thanks to Peggy, we have a consistent presence on Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) and Youku (Chinese version of YouTube).

Without further ado, here's Peggy...

Topics: China, chromatography

Highlights from China

From May 6 through May 12, we joined with a delegation from Delaware to tour China and meet with a variety of businesses, universities, and scientists. This was a truly amazing trip and we are grateful to the team from Delaware who put this together and our gracious hosts in China who made sure we got to experience as much as we could in such a short period of time!

Here's a brief look at this incredible week:

Topics: China, chromatography

Connections in Hangzhou - the Zhejing-Delaware SME Partnership Symposium

Wednesday was centered around a symposium set up to connect Delaware businesses with businesses in the Hangzhou area.

The conference and meetings were great, and we're looking forward to following up with all of the companies we were fortunate to meet with.

Unfortunately, this was also the day our translators from the University of Ningbo had to return to their school - so we'll be finishing the trip without them.

Here's a look at the latest round of photos from Hangzhou:

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Topics: China, Chromatogrpahy

Strengthening Connections between Ningbo and Delaware in Chromatogrpahy

There is a strong sister-city relationship between Ningbo, China and Wilmington, Delaware - and we are proud to be part of the first Delaware delegation to visit Ningbo as part of that relationship.

We attended a well-structured event where the Delaware delegation learned about Ningbo and then we met with a variety of companies and university officials to explore possible partnerships.

The meetings were a success and we're looking forward to continuing to build and strengthen our relationships with our new friends in Ningbo.

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Topics: China, Chromatogrpahy

Chromatography in China

We've only been in China for a day, but already we're feeling a strong conection to the men and women of this great country.

Following a morning trip to the Yu Garden in Shanghai, we went to Shanghai University to meet with Professor Rentao Song, Deputy Dean for the School of Life Sciences and Director of the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Bio-energy Crops and Associate Professor Shen Zhongming.

We also started a Youku video page to host some of our videos and a Weibo account (Chinese version of Twitter).

We are excited about the possibilities of making our chromatography products available to the people of China.

Here's some photos from our first 24 hours in Shanghai:

Ken at the Pearl Tower

Steven at Yu Garden

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Topics: China, chromatography

Preparing for our first trip to China

We are very excited to be going to China the week of May 6.

We look forward to visiting Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou, and Beijing where we will meet with several new friends to discuss chromatography and new developments in separation science.

We are also looking forward to enjoying the rich culture of China, as exemplified in this video:

 Many thanks to the Dragonfly Dance Club 飛天舞蹈社 for their beautiful performance!

 Below are also some documents and videos explaining our company and our products.

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Topics: China, chromatography