image1Well, the excitement of Pittcon 2016 has come to an end. *tear* But our last day in the Thermo Fisher Scientific booth went out with a bang! Today we were all about advancing trace elemental analysis. In the world of performing routine and research quality analysis, systems designed to optimize productivity and streamline method development are a must.

In the current economic climate, almost every laboratory is looking for ways to increase throughputs and productivity while obtaining reliable and accurate data, in a cost-effective way. Fortunately, our two latest elemental analysis advances enable our customers to do just that, by maximizing efficiency and simplifying method development.

Today, booth visitors loved hearing about the new iCAP RQ ICP-MS that offers superior robustness for maximum uptime and ease-of-use. Intelligent workflows, unique comprehensive interference removal and automated sample handling accessories offer true simplicity. What’s not to love?

And if that wasn’t enough, the small instrument footprint makes it ideal for space-restricted laboratories in need of a system with advanced performance. With the ability to perform unattended sample analysis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the instrument maximizes sample throughput and overall productivity in the laboratory. In addition, the Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS) software can be used across a number of trace element techniques—making it simple to switch seamlessly between methods and eliminating the need for specialist training.

Also a big hit, the new Element Finder plug-in for Qtegra ISDS automates method development for the Thermo Scientific iCAP 7000 Plus Series ICP-OES, enabling simplified, interference-free wavelength selection and plasma optimization; effectively removing the complexity and time investment needed for method development while increasing productivity.

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While I’m sad to leave Atlanta and all of my Pittcon friends, I’m excited to get back in the lab.

See you next year in the Windy City, fellow scientists!

 

Colorfully yours,

Charlie D. Chromeleon