BioChromato was delighted to attend the 2017 biennial National Organic Chemistry Symposium held on the beautiful UC Davis campus in sunny California. The 4 day conference was a wonderful opportunity to meet with speakers, poster presenters, and other attendees in the exhibit hall where the Smart Evaporator was on display. Researchers were very excited about the Smart Evaporator and the ability to evaporate small volumes bump free directly in any sample vial.
While at UC Davis, we were privileged to take a tour of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science including the campus vineyard, the LEED Platinum winery for teaching and research, the UC Davis Brewery, and learned about the chemistry of beer making at the sensory theater from an interactive presentation by Prof. Charlie Bamforth.
BioChromato was at ASMS 2017 in Indianapolis, with scientists presenting four posters on polymer and drug analysis via ionRocket (TDP/DART®-MS). Thank you to all who stopped by our booth and posters to learn more about ionRocket: Thermal Desorption/Pyrolysis for DART®-MS and Volatimeship: volatile analysis in real time for DART®-MS.
BioChromato exhibited at ACS 2016 in Philadelphia this past August 21-25. We had a great show with a steady traffic of Chemists.
Our lab consumables (EPS and Slit Seal) were on display. As well as our newest Mass spectrometry products, the ionRocket and Volatimeship. However, the star of the show was our Smart Evaporator (C1 and C10).
The Charm of the Smart Evaporator
We had many interesting and great conversations with many chemists from both industry and academia. We talked about the work they are doing and we discussed how our products may ease their work. We learned a lot from them.
Several of the chemists we spoke to are working in radiochemistry working with hazardous radioactive substances. The small size of the C1 impressed them as well as the ability to work inside a hot cell.
We also spoke to other chemists in medicinal chemistry working with small vials. They want to concentrate directly in their own sample vials. The C1 Smart Evaporator would be a great benefit for these researchers because the C1 allows direct concentrating in vials.
For synthetic organic chemists, being able to evaporate bump free is a major benefit. We heard a story about a 6 step synthesis process that resulted in a complete loss due to bumping caused by a Rotary Evaporator. A whole month’s work gone to waste.
We were also visited by many colleagues of happy customers that referred them to us. We continue to impress with its ability to evaporate bump free. Thereby reducing the risk of losing their material.
The Multi Channel Smart Evaporator
We had the Smart Evaporator C10 on display. People were able to see the multi-channel system. Their major takeaway: cross-contamination free between samples due to the vacuum technology.
There is also great interest in the C10 from teaching labs. Often, students are working on the same synthesis step and they have to fight over the only functioning Rotary Evaporator. Evaporating 10 samples at a time will reduce this bottleneck.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by. For those that were not able, we look forward to a conversation. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about how we can help streamline your research process.
BioChromato was at ASMS presenting the ionRocket. It was a great show and our booth got a lot of attention. Thank you to all who stopped by.
ASMS, June 4 – June 9, 2016 | San Antonio, TX | Booth #809
Mon June 6th 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (Polymers) Poster MP 545: “Polymer and adhesive tape analysis by thermal desorption and pyrolysis combined with Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) mass spectrometry”
Wed June 8th 12:00 – 2:30 pm (Forensics Part 2) Poster WP 266: “Illegal Drugs Analysis by Thermal Desorption and Pyrolysis Combined with Direct Analysis in Real Time- Mass Spectrometry (TDP/DART-MS)”
Thurs June 9th 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (Ambient Ionization: Fundamentals and Instrumentation) Poster ThP 005: “Development of a flavor release analysis method on volatile compounds of citrus fruits by DART MS”