Axion Team Presents Four Posters at 2017 PittCon
For those who could not make the trip to Chicago for the Pittsburgh Conference this year, here are the research posters we prepared for presentation. Our team of interns and resident scientists put a lot of work into four unique applications of chromatography, and we had a busy week of presenting our work to many interested chromatographers.
Lee Helps Agilent Announce Intuvo 9000 GC
Agilent introduced their revolutionary new type of GC on August 30, 2016, at their headquarters in Little Falls, Delaware: the Agilent 9000 Intuvo.Six years ago Dr. Polite was one of only 12 thought leaders from around the world called in to help Agilent with the design criteria. Lee was often referred to as the “voice of the customer” during the design process.
Six years ago Dr. Polite was one of only 12 thought leaders from around the world called in to help Agilent with the design criteria. Lee was often referred to as the “voice of the customer” during the design process.
The goal was to make the GC easier to use while not sacrificing any of the chromatographic performance. It has been six years in the making, and the result is pretty impressive. No more column nuts or ferrules to measure correctly, install correctly, and tighten correctly. No more leaks (the GC leak tests itself on demand or automatically before each run).
The new GC employs micro-fluidic chips to make connections, serve as retention gaps or guard columns, allow for back-flushing, and facilitate dual column installation. This is not a dumbed-down machine but a sophisticated scientific instrument that is easy to use.
Check out Dr. Polite’s video on GC innovation featured by Agilent while unveiling the new line of instruments:
Introduction to Chromatography
Dr. Polite opens his training courses with a simple definition for the separation science that is chromatography.
Ask Me Anything with Dr. Lee Polite
The American Chemical Society hosted a Reddit AMA featuring our own Lee Polite answering chromatography questions fielded from all over the world. Check out the results, and feel free to chime in with your on questions for an ongoing discussion.
Gas Chromatography Made Simple
Dr. Lee N. Polite explains the complex topic of chromatography, using a simple shopping mall analogy.
Axion on the cover of Gases and Instrumentation
This article on the use of alternative carrier gases was originally a poster we presented at the 2014 Pittsburgh Conference. Our three young interns (Lee’s two sons and their very bright friend Jack) did the work and research, Lee offered suggestions/direction, and Mary Beth kept them from burning down the lab! The publisher from Gases & Instrumentation saw the then-high school students fielding questions at PittCon and was impressed enough to make our paper their feature article for the month. They also got such a kick out of the picture, they decided to put us on the cover. It really is a great article on the impact of carrier gas choice in GC.