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Some notes about Fats and Oils, cis/trans-Fatty acids and our latest re-launched RT 2560

I recently posted a Blog regarding some notes about Fats and Oils, FAMES and our Famewax column, which can be found here. In Food Industry the challenge may be a bit heavier, if the amount of Trans Fatty Acids is requested. There is scientific consensus that trans fats intake has a negative effect on human […]

Some notes about Fats and Oils in Food and about FAME and FAMEWAX

In Europe, the last transition periods named in REGULATION (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers are running out on Dec. 13th, 2016. Since then, a nutrition declaration is mandatory for nearly all packed food in Europe, wherein the amounts of fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt have to be included. […]

Nobel Laureate Talks and Restek Champagne Reception

From July 19th – 22nd 2016 Restek Corporation with the collaboration of the German Restek Office (Restek GmbH) attended the 39th ISEAC conference, organized from the “International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry” (IAEAC) at the Hamburg School of Food Science, lead by  Prof. Dr. Markus Fisher. The central subject of the ISEAC-39 conference is the innovative use […]

Hernanisms

Last Sunday, I was sitting in the garden, recapping the experiences of attending the scientific conferences I had the pleasure to visit during this year. One of the honoring sessions has left a quite inspiring impact on my mind. In the beginning of the year, I had the opportunity to listen to one of the […]

Do you love your pet? Then you will love our Raptor™ Biphenyl LC column.

Have you ever faced this? Your pet has a stomach problem and nothing helps except to visit the veterinarian? Most likely, your beloved dog or cat is infected with parasitic protozoans, causing a disease called coccidiosis. Help is in sight; the veterinarian will use a pharmaceutical out of the group of coccidiostats and there is […]

Ernst Bayer Award to Junior Scientist Marco Nestola

The Working Group “Separation Science” as part of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) tenders the Ernst Bayer award for an outstanding publication in the field of analytical separation techniques to young scientists. The 2015 award winner, Marco Nestola, received the prize personally during the 26th PhD-Conference, realized by the WG Separation Science from 10th to […]

26th PhD-Student Conference in Hohenroda

Every year since 1990 the Separation Science Working Group, part of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), chairs a platform for PhD Students, working on topics related to Separation  Science. This meeting gives a chance to a good part of these students to improve their capability in presenting their research results to a grand audience, using […]

Multi/Multi Methods (MMM) in Food Analysis

More and more laboratories are facing more and more pressure in both, time and price. More work has to be done in shorter time. Customers are deciding on a cent-to-cent base per analysis whether they will place an order to one contract laboratory or to another. Production laboratories are requested for shorter Turn-Around-Times (TAT) to […]

Fast Determination of PAH and PCB in one Run

Environmental contract labs face a hard price pressure. To overcome this pressure, a trend into the direction of Multi/Multi Methods can be observed. If possible, more than one parameter group shall be determined and measured with one instrument without changing hardware. This implements a specific request for the separation power of the column used and […]

Fast Screening Method for the Determination and Quantification of Pharmacologically Active Substances

Introduction Pharmacologically active substances are recognized as an emerging problem for surface water quality and for the handling of waste water plants in Europe. Several researchers have shown that these compounds are able to disturb ecologic balances in surface water (e.g. Kümmerer, K., The presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment due to human use – […]