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Pickering Laboratories in 2013

By Wendy Rasmussen

In recent years, we have released several new products and applications, and with still more on the horizon, it occurred to me that now would be a great time to summarize the Pickering of today – our mindset and our wide variety of products & applications.

Acai Berries
Acai Berries

No longer are we simply the “Post-Column Company”. We are the “Automated-Sample Antioxidants” company.  Think of us as the new “super fruit.” The Acai berry, or perhaps the new Chia Seeds (incidentally, we do have a post-column application for the identification & quantitation of  Antioxidants in a variety of matrices).

We are still very active, and we as a company plan to be here for many years to come. We are still the company founded on chemistry and a desire to to teach, to spread our technical expertise, to support our customers.

It’s been a few years now since Pickering began distributing and supporting our LCTech Product line.  The products have shown an ever increasing interest here in the US and in Canada (our official Sales Territory for this product line). We are very proud to offer these products and we hope we can develop it further in the future.

Historically, we have provided the back-end of an analysis (post-column derivatization). Nowadays, we can provide the front-end of analysis as well (the sample-cleanup).

In thinking about our product offerings, I realized that a simple list does not effectively show the scope of the products we have to offer in 2013 – primarily because we have a lot of overlap between products and product lines.  We’re not a vertical company in that regard.  I suppose one could say our product offerings are more circular in that many do not fall into a single distinct category.  I am a very visual person, and for me, a Venn diagram and our overall “product scale” really helped to understand and clarify our products:

Venn Diagram of Pickering Laboratories
Venn Diagram of Pickering Laboratories
General "Product Scale" for Pickering Offerings
General “Product Scale” for Pickering Offerings
For those of who like lists, you can find one Here, on Pickering’s website, and on LCTech’s Website

For any Questions, please feel free to contact us:

Pickering Laboratories, Inc.
Mountain View, California
Email: sales@pickeringlabs.com
Phone: (direct) 650-694-6700 or (toll-free) 800-654-3330

 

Image of Acai Berries:  http://acaiberryeducation.com/

Glyphosate Guard column to be replaced by New GARD

In an effort to offer superior products, Pickering Laboratories will replace the Glyphosate Guard column (PN 1953020) with the new GARD column protection system <link to GARD abstract>. The Glyphosate Guard Column (PN 1953020) will no longer be available starting Januray 1, 2013. The new GARD prolongs column life without additional back pressure or band spreading. The GARD is an easily replaceable cartridge, which should be replaced every 3 months or 300 injections. Please contact Technical Support with any questions.
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PN 1700-3102    Cation-exchange GARD assembly: includes holder and 2 replaceable GARDs
PN 1700-3101    Replacement cation-exchange GARDs (2/pack)
PN 1700-3100    GARD Holder
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Regards,
David Mazawa
Technical Support Chemist
Pickering Laboratories, Inc.
1280 Space Park Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-694-6700 ext 710
Fax: 650-968-0749
Email: david.mazawa@pickeringlabs.com

New Products and Applications Unveiled at Pittcon

By Mike Gottschalk

This year’s Pittcon in Orlando, Florida (Feb 28 – March 5) will be an exciting event for Pickering Laboratories when new instruments and applications will be rolled out.

Pickering Laboratories continues to bring new products and improvements to the analytical market with the new line of Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Mycotoxin, and Classic post-column derivatization products.

A new addition to the GPC line is the GPC Quattro; a manual GPC clean-up system that has 4 columns for simultaneous operations of 4 different applications or high throughput of the same applications.

Immunoaffinity column processing gets some help with the introduction of AcceCLEAN™; an automated system for Immunoaffinity columns holding 30 columns for unattended operation.

For the detection of Aflatoxin by photochemical reaction the UVE™ reactor is the best designed product available. Recognized for exceptional design and ease of use the UVE™ is fast becoming the leading product in this area.

A new Column protection system for Cation-exchange HPLC applications will be unveiled exclusively at Pittcon this year.

The new GARD™ manufactured by Pickering Laboratories is a substantial improvement over the standard packed guards. The new GARD™ adds little pressure, is invisible to the chromatography, and has substantially more capacity for strongly retained compounds that can foul the analytical column.

Photo: GARD and Holder

Amino Acid Analysis is faster than ever with 2 new columns for the Pinnacle PCX. The 30 minute sodium run and 70 minute lithium run provide exceptional separation and selectivity at faster run times.

New Post-column derivatization applications include Voglibose and Alendronic Acid to the family of Pickering Laboratories’ validated methods. If Pickering Labs validates a method it is guaranteed to work!

Visit us in booth 2368 at Pittcon for full details.

New! GARD: Column Protection System

A new Column protection system for Cation-exchange HPLC applications will be unveiled exclusively at Pittcon this year.

The new GARD™ manufactured by Pickering Laboratories is a substantial improvement over the standard packed guards. The new GARD™ adds little pressure, is invisible to the chromatography, and has substantially more capacity for strongly retained compounds that can foul the analytical column.

The new GARD Column Protection System significantly prolongs column life without band spreading or added pressure. We will have a poster at Pittcon demonstrating, by means of a performance comparison for Amino Acid Analysis, that the use of a GARD will protect the analytical column more effectively than traditional guard cartridges, is more cost-effective for the laboratory, is easy to change, and most importantly has zero band spreading.