Shimadzu Scientific Instruments unveils plans for PittCon 2006

Announcement includes product launches, technical presentations and workshop schedule for premier analytical instrumentation event March 12-16 in Orlando. New products to include gas chromatography/mass spectrometer, thermal desorption system, evaporative light scattering detector, autosampler...

COLUMBIA, MD, Jan. 26, 2006 -- Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc., (SSI) announced its upcoming activity for the PittCon® 2006 conference and exhibition (March 12-16, Orlando). The company, one of the leading developers of analytical instrumentation in the United States, will introduce several new products during the event, including:
• QP-2010 Plus Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
• TD-20 Thermal Desorption System for GCMS
• ICPE-9000 Multitype Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometer
• ELSD-LTII Evaporative Light Scattering Detector
Other announcements and products featured include:
• Prominence HPLC SIL-20A Autosampler
• Prominence HPLC CBM-20A System Controller
• ProminenceMD (HPLC Method Development System)
• Prominence 2-Dimensional HPLC Application Systems
• HPV-1 HyperVision Ultra-High-Speed Video Camera
• GC 50th Anniversary
• New Mass Spectrometry/Biotech Applications Laboratory and New Physical Measurement Laboratory

"PittCon is the industry's leading conference and vital to reaching our corporate objectives," said Kevin McLaughlin, marketing communications coordinator. "We're able to introduce important new industry equipment directly to the audience that will use it. Additionally, the technical poster presentations and workshop opportunities enable Shimadzu Scientific Instruments to showcase our expertise to industry peers."

In addition to the posters listed on the following page, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will also participate in the Analytical Information Markup Language (AnIML) workshop. Alex Mutin will present, "Analytical Instrument Control Using XML-Based Web Service," at 3:45 p.m. on March 16.

For more information about the new products and presentations, please stop by Booth #1333 during the conference.

Poster presentations will take place on the following dates:
March 13
• Simultaneous Assay and Impurity Analysis with Extended Linear Range UV/PDA Detectors Presented by William Hedgepeth, with Terry Adams, Curtis Campbell, and Sue Steinike.
• Remote Control and Monitoring of LC Systems Presented by Hedgepeth, with Adams, Campbell, and Steinike.
• Remote Monitoring of LC System Maintenance Compliance Presented by Hedgepeth, with Adams, Campbell, and Steinike.
• High-Throughput Drug Compound Analysis Using a Hybrid Mass Spectrometer with Matrix-Less Laser Desorption, Potential for Metabolomic Applications Presented by Fan Xiang, with Brian Stall and Steve Wishnies.
• Post-column UV Photometric Determination of Carbohydrates by HPLC Using Arginine Presented by Kyoko Watanabe, with Ayako Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Watabe, and Hirohisa Mikami.
• High Temperature Separation in High Performance Liquid Chromatography Using Polymer Encapsulated Silica Gel Presented by Yoshihiro Hayakawa, with Yusuke Osaka, Yosuke Iwata, Morimasa Hayashi, and Shuzo Maruyama.

March 14
• Taking Homeland Security out of the Headlines and Infusing it into Academic Laboratory Coursework: Identification of Explosives Using Home-Built FTIR Spectral Libraries Presented by Eric J. Bukowski, with John A. Monti, and Shannon M. Richard.
• High Sensitivity MS Determination of Carryover in a New Autosampler Design Presented by Hedgepeth with Steinike, Mauro Aiello, Robert Ellis, Andre Schreiber, Doina Caraiman, and Takeo Sakuma.
• Determination of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Plastic Materials Using an Automated On-line GPC-GC/MS System Presented by Hai-Xia Zhou, Ya-Ping Qin, and Yuke Hashi.
• A New Approach to Quantification and Identification in Proteomics Using a Hybrid Ion Trap and TOF Mass Spectrometer Combining with Stable Isotope Coding Presented by Xiang with Jia Zhao and David Lubman.

March 15
• Determination of Absorbed Water in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Presented by Eric J. Bukowski, with Monti and Richard.
• Determination of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Human Plasma and Serum Using an Automated On-line Pretreatment LC/MS System Presented by Feng-Yun Pan, with Jian-Guo Yao, Yue-Qi, and Yuki Hashi.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (www.ssi.shimadzu.com) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., with headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/industrial, and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Division is one of the world's largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia , MD to provide analytical solutions to laboratories in North, Central, and parts of South America . In the U.S., SSI has a network of over 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service, and technical support.

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