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LC TROUBLESHOOTING

LC Troubleshooting sets about making HPLC methods easier to master. By covering the basics of liquid chromatography separations and instrumentation, John Dolan, Vice President of LC Resources and world renowned expert on HPLC, is able to highlight common problems and provide remedies for them. 

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COLUMN WATCH

Column Watch keeps readers up-to-date with new column technology trends in all branches of chromatography and reviews developments in existing technology lines. Columnist Ron Majors, Chromatography Business Development Manager for Agilent Technologies and established authority on new column technologies also compiles the annual Pittcon round-up for LCGC North America.

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GC CONNECTIONS

GC Connections provides advice for regular users of gas chromatography, John Hinshaw is the editor of 'GC Connections' and has been a columnist with LCGC for over 27 years, covering separation fundamentals, column care, instrument troubleshooting and many other topics. John is one of the premier experts on gas chromatography active in the industry today. He is currently a senior scientist with BPL Global, Portland, Oregon and is a member of LCGC's editorial advisory board. 

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MS — THE PRACTICAL ART

Kate Yu, editor of 'MS-The Practical Art', brings her expertise in the field of mass spectrometry and hyphenated techniques to the pages of LCGC. In this column she examines the mass spectrometric side of coupled liquid and gas-phase systems. Troubleshooting-style articles provide readers with invaluable advice for getting the most from their mass spectrometers. 

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 BIOTECHNOLOGY TODAY

Ira Krull, editor of 'Biotechnology Today', is an associate professor of chemistry at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of LCGC's editorial advisory board. Co-editor Anurag Rathore is a consultant and associate professor with the Indian Institute of Delhi, India. 

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SAMPLE PREPARATION PERSEPCTIVES

Sample Preparation Perspectives' editor Douglas E. Raynie is an Associate Research Professor at South Dakota State University. His research interests include green chemistry, alternative solvents, sample preparation, high resolution chromatography, and bioprocessing in supercritical fluids. He earned his PhD in 1990 at Brigham Young University under the direction of Milton L. Lee. 

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HISTORY OF CHROMATOGRAPHY

With each installment of this column, a different industry veteran covers an aspect of the evolution and continued development of the science of chromatography, from its birth to its eventual growth into the high-powered industry we see today. 

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COUPLING MATTERS

Coupling Matters introduces novel hyphenations in sample preparation, separation and detection systems. This column, edited by Robert Shellie from the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) at the University of Tasmania, provides a must-read for anyone interested in working with coupled systems.

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INCOGNITO

A sometimes controversial viewpoint on developments, trends and factors affecting those working within the separation science industry. 

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CE CURRENTS

CE Currents provides practical advice on maximizing the use of capillary electrophoresis and related techniques. Kevin Altria, Senior Principal Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline and leading CE exponent, demonstrates how to develop robust CE methods, how to troubleshoot existing ones and describes new innovations in instrumentation and equipment. 

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PERSPECTIVES IN MODERN HPLC

Michael W. Dong is a principal at MWD Consulting focusing on training and consulting services in HPLC, UHPLC, pharmaceutical analysis, and drug quality. He was formerly Senior Scientist at Genentech, Small Molecule Drug Analytical Chemistry and QC, Research Director at Synomics Pharma, Research Fellow at Purdue Pharma, and Senior Staff Scientist at Applied Biosystems/PerkinElmer. He holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from City University of New York, and a certificate in Biotechnology at University of California, Santa Cruz. He has more than 100 publications and a best-seller in chromatography. 

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QUESTIONS OF QUALITY

Questions of Quality offers guidance on quality issues relevant to all separation scientists. Method development, data handling, chromatography data systems and laboratory information management systems are covered by leading industry consultant Robert McDowall. 

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THE LCGC BLOG

Perspectives and advice on separation science from Kevin A. Schug, an Associate Professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Texas (UT) at Arlington, and Tony Taylor, Technical Director at Crawford Scientific.

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VALIDATION VIEWPOINT

Ira Krull and Michael Swartz are co-editors of 'Validation Viewpoint'. 

 

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DIRECTIONS IN DISCOVERY

Tim Wehr, editor of "Directions in Discovery", is LCGC's resident expert on the topic of drug discovery, and is currently a staff scientist with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, California.  

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MILESTONES IN CHROMATOGRAPHY

Leslie S. Ettre, editor of "Milestones in Chromatography," was part of the chromatography industry for over 50 years, and was one of the most respected figures in the field. He was with PerkinElmer Corp., Shelton, Connecticut, for over 30 years, and was a member of LCGC's editorial advisory board. 

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PRACTICAL DATA HANDLING
Practical Data Handling tackles the subject of chemometrics. Yvan Vander Heyden from Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, a driving force behind the application of chemometrics in analytical chemistry, describes how the use of such chemometric techniques allows chromatographers to improve both the design of robust analytical methods and the subsequent interpretation of derived results. 

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INNOVATIONS IN HPLC

Michael Swartz reviews all that is new in the world of HPLC and UHPLC instrumentation and discusses the practical questions involved in their application to a variety of analyses. 

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