Pickering Laboratories participated in the National Environmental Monitoring Conference in San Antonio, Texas from August 4-8.
Rebecca and Wendy were on-hand to share Pickering’s products with the environmental laboratories involved with the conference. On display were the new FREESTYLE sample clean-up system and the Pinnacle PCX.
Some highlights of the conference included a new product by InnovaPrep, which will rapidly concentrate pathogens in liquid samples, and the 2-D GCMS analysis of POPs in human milk. There were also several interesting discussions about pesticide extraction and analysis as well as the use of Hydrogen as a carrier gas in GC (instead of Helium, for which there is currently a shortage).
The meeting was held at the Hyatt in downtown San Antonio on the Riverwalk. This area of town is full of history and interesting architecture. We were also located directly across the plaza from the Alamo.