Here's what happened on Day 5 of the GCxGC Symposium!

Well what a week and what a great final day! 

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science/Mass Spectrometry

Here's what happened on Day 4 of the GCxGC Symposium!

Day 4 of the GCxGC Virtual Symposium did not disappoint! The topic of Safety and Security made for another great day of presentations. The quote of the day perhaps was “I like GCxGC because it casts a very broad net on your samples when employing non-targeted analysis strategies.”

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science/Mass Spectrometry

Here's what happened on Day 3 of the GCxGC Symposium!

Yet another successful day of presentations on Metabolomics and Breath Analysis... Turning Data into Information (thank you Heather)! Note that there are two interesting events on the horizon The Breath Biopsy Conference and the Multidimensional Workshop.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science/Mass Spectrometry

Here's what happened on Day 2 of the GCxGC Symposium!

Day 2 of the GCxGC Symposium focused on Petroleum and Fuel with some great discussion!

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science/Mass Spectrometry

Here's what happened on Day 1 of the GCxGC Symposium!

Day 1 is in the books. What a great start to the 1st Annual GCxGC Symposium!

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science/Mass Spectrometry

Determining MOSH/MOAH with GCxGC-TOFMS

Contamination of food by mineral oil hydrocarbons such as mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) has been a growing concern since 2012, when the European Food Safety Authority flagged them as a potential health concern. While the main concerns are bioaccumulation from MOSH and the carcinogenicity of MOAH, data on consumer exposure is incomplete. Prevailing wisdom suggests we make every effort to minimize MOSH/MOAH contamination, however, MOSH/MOAH analysis is not easy. Though there is a standard European GC-FID method, countries are still discussing GC-MS standard methods for MOSH/MOAH analysis. The existing methods struggle to deconvolute the various hydrocarbons.

Enter the LECO Pegasus® BT 4D with GCxGC-TOFMS.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science/Mass Spectrometry

Medical Investigation using Breath Analysis and GCxGC-TOFMS: Optimizing Data for Accurate Treatment

At our ASMS breakfast seminars, Jean-François (Jef) Focant, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Organic and Biological Analytical Chemistry group at the University of Liège, Belgium, spoke about using our Pegasus® BT 4D and Pegasus® GC-HRT 4D for GCxGC-TOFMS on the breath of asthma patients to improve asthma treatment*. Before diving into the blood and sputum, Jef first educated us on the importance of optimizing your data.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

ASMS in Review: Frank Dorman, Penn State

Frank Dorman, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University, spoke at our ASMS breakfast seminar about his experience using our Pegasus BT 4D benchtop GCxGC-TOFMS to analyze environmental contamination in the Susquehanna river. Due to the increasing chemical complexity of the environment, GCxGC-TOFMS with its Non-Targeted compound analysis is the ideal technology for these intricate samples.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

Did You Miss Us at ASMS? Presentations Are Now Available

At LECO we understand your lab’s problems and how to solve them, which is why we offer a wide array of reliable and innovative separation science solutions so you can dig deeper into your samples. Some of our solutions were recently on display at ASMS.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry

Take Your GC-MS Analysis One Step Further

What if you could take your GC-MS analysis one step further by easily adding a second dimension of separation? Our new FLUX™ GCxGC flow modulator uses a diverting flow technique (rather than industry-standard thermal modulation), eliminating the need for costly cryogens, and making GCxGC more cost-effective and routine to the everyday analyst.

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Topics: Mass Spectrometry