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Why Automation is Crucial in the GC Lab

In a recent report, McKinsey & Company calculated that lab automation increases productivity in the lab by 25% or more1. That type of increase can make a real difference in the GC lab. A previous blog introduced the significance of adopting Industry 4.0 strategies for GC labs; the topic warrants a deeper dive into the …

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chromatography and GC

Thanks to its versatility in addressing several applications Gas Chromatography (GC) is a very established technique in the analytical community. Most labs own a GC or GC/MS System and have been using it for a long time, so long, in fact, that some might think they know everything there is to know about gas chromatography, …

GC, gas chromatography, efficient lab practices, smart labs, CDS software, smart behind separations, GC 2400 Platform

The first commercial gas chromatography instrument dates back to the 1950s. Seven decades later, driven by its versatility, GC plays a substantial role in most analytical laboratories. In fact, with 70 years of analytical studies behind it, GC is viewed as de rigueur… with any possible questions already answered. Not quite. Any technology must be …

The Importance of “Industry 4.0” Strategies for GC Labs

The saying “necessity is the mother of invention” certainly applies to Industry 4.0., or what some experts call “the fourth industrial revolution.”  In pre-pandemic times, interest in the potential of smart technologies was high-but it took a pandemic to truly force innovation to the forefront. Demands for social distancing, work-from-home, a hybrid workforce, and labor …

Chromatography Explained: Headspace Sampling Technologies for Volatile Sample Prep

In a previous blog post Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) – we detailed the role of GC/MS in the analytics lab. In this post, we review sample preparation technology for volatile samples. Scientists that use Gas Chromatography (GC) study the volatile and semi-volatile constituents of samples. Some samples can be challenging to analyze, especially if …

How Customer Feedback is Used to Build Smart GC Solutions

Customer feedback is vital when starting a development process to improve the final user experience with GC equipment. That’s because using analytical instrumentation daily creates greater understanding of what parts could use improvements, updates, and automation to create an optimal end-user experience. When it comes to GC lab equipment development at PerkinElmer, the GC 2400 …

Gas Chromatography Explained: How Mass Spectrometry Adds Information to Your Analysis

As discussed in the blog post “Gas Chromatography Explained: What It Is and How It Works” GC was defined – as well as how it works, and a quick 5-step overview. This post will focus on Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) – and its role in the analytics lab. Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Definition and …

After two years, the world-leading scientific trade fair Analytica was held in person again, bringing together the laboratory community to share scientific ideas and advancements. One notion that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light is the importance and significant role lab productivity, remote control, sustainability, and staff safety play in the analytical workflow. This is …

If you study pollutants in the air and water or control food or beverage quality, you’re probably familiar with a GC detector and know quite a bit about Gas Chromatography (GC). This article is for the rest of us. Those who may be a little familiar with the term but could use a really good …

Identifying trends and forecasting developments is a blend of both art and science. There are researchers across the globe who are contiguously defining mathematical operations to recognize patterns for the future. But it’s not all impassioned math. In fact, when it comes to analytical equipment and gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, defining trends can’t …

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