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South East Water – the route to validation for automated liquid-liquid extraction method for Organochloro Pesticides

We’re proud to announce a presentation from South East Water at our Watermation Workshop on the 27th and 28th November….


Watermation Workshop – An Afternoon in the Anatune Lab

The lab is at the heart of everything we do at Anatune and there’s been a particular buzz about the…


Automated v Manual Sample Preparation – A Comparison

We talk a lot about how automated sample preparation gives you better data – but, you would be correct to…


The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

In 1928, Otto Frederick Rohwedder established the ultimate bench-mark – by inventing the bread slicing machine. The separation funnel is…


If Beer Tastes of Vegetables, Does it Count as One of Your 5 a Day?

As we approach the Christmas festivities, many of you will be enjoying a festive tipple. Analysis of alcohol seems to…


Anatune Delivers a Complete Solution for Intertek for Residual Solvent Analysis

I have just been made aware of a really interesting article in Octobers edition of Compounding World Magazine and wanted…


CTC CombiPAL to GERSTEL MPS Upgrade Offer

Until the end of December 2017, we have a great promotional offer on CombiPAL-to-MPS upgrades. This offer enables CombiPAL users…


‘Bad Liquor’ and how to avoid a hangover

Recently one of our Applications Chemists, Jon Dunscombe, celebrated his wedding in Brazil and returned with a sample of the…


Picking Winners at BMSS 38

The 38th BMSS Annual Conference took place last week at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and, by…


Kathy’s Drinks Cabinet – What’s Really Inside?

It’s a lovely weekend, so let’s get some friends over and have a BBQ. The beer and wine flows as the…


Humans Come Out Second Best Against Efficient Robot Chemist

The Robots are coming and they are better than humans!!! Nothing to panic about here but your job is likely…


Residual Solvents in Polymers using MPS-GC/Q-TOF

A Guest Blog Post Polymers are some of the most versatile materials in existence and are used in all aspects…


Efficient Doping Control

Automated determination of nicotine and its metabolites in blood. In the race to keep up with new and suspected doping…


Automating the Impossible

A few months ago, I was asked by some prospective customers to pay them a visit, to discuss a sample…


SmartSPE – Control Your Results!

We’ve all been there in the lab watching our solid phase extraction (SPE) manifold and whilst you did your best…


Agilent Environmental and Food User Meeting – 7th-9th February 2017, Manchester

This is always a brilliant meeting. This will be the 16th occasion that this meeting has gone ahead, and my…


Lipidomics: Sample Prep with the GERSTEL MPS Dual Head WorkStation

Metabolomics studies focus on the analysis of small molecules (MW<2000) in biological matrices, processing relatively large sets of samples to…


Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction Methodologies

In October, Anatune attended the Diamond Jubilee Year ChromSoc meeting hosted by Syngenta Research Laboratories.  The meeting was accompanied with…


Why You Need to Look at Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Micro Extraction

Automated DLLME using the GERSTEL MultiPurpose Sampler   In analytical sample preparation, Liquid-Liquid Extraction (LLE) is as old as the…


Anatune Heads to Scotland for Distilled Spirits

If you want authentic Scotch, you obviously go to Scotland and this meant there was only one place to host…


On the Road Again: Part 1 – Passive Drinking at BMSS 2016

This September, we once again took our Voice200ultra SIFT-MS on the road, with visits to customers and conferences. The first…


A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words!

When we perform your next instrument install or upgrade, we will probably ask permission to take a photo of it…


Anatune at BMSS 2016

The 37th BMSS Annual Meeting is being held on the 13th-15th September, at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne and Anatune…


Metabolomics 2016 Dublin

Anatune will be at Metabolomics 2016 next week in Dublin. We will be demonstrating high throughput, just-in-time, metabolomics sample preparation…


Automating Amino Acid Analysis

Why do we measure Amino Acids? Amino acids are both key metabolites in primary metabolism and the structural building blocks…


Shaken, not Stirred?

Manual sample preparation of solid and viscous samples such as vegetative matter, tissues or viscous liquids can be a time…


Workshop – The Latest in SIFT-MS

The technology of SIFT-MS is developing rapidly in ways that are expanding what it can do still further. SIFT-MS offers…


Cannabinoid Automation

A recent article published in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry (DOI 10.1007/s00216-016-9537-5) details the automation of a liquid-liquid extraction…


Twelve Months On…

How time flies…!  A year has passed since I began working for Anatune, and in many ways, the last twelve…


Once Upon a Time You Had a Great Idea…

The GERSTEL MultiPurpose Sampler (MPS) automates your GC and LC sample prep. You designed the sample prep method You got…


Automated GC-MS Metabolomics Workshops

Metabolomics usually requires the preparation of extensive sample sets to allow successful differentiation between sample types.  Hence, good analytical data…


Automated Tedlar Bag Sampling using SIFT-MS

Tedlar bags are a convenient and cost-effective option for sampling volatile organic compounds, for example, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) in…


With Pinot Noir it’s all about the Nose

As an avid reader of The Economist, I was interested to come across this article concerning new technology being applied…


Metabolomics: Automated GC-MS Workshops

We have decided to run more workshops on Metabolomics, in co-operation with our friends at Agilent Technologies and GERSTEL. The…


Weighing as Part of Automated Sample Preparation

One of the best things about the GERSTEL MultiPurpose Sampler (MPS) is that it offers such a large range of…


SIFT-MS with Automated Sampling of Tedlar Bags

We are looking for a partner or partners to help take this project forward. We have recently looked at the…


The Beast of Norwich

Having trained the Beast in my own laboratory to carry out the tasks I wished him to perform, I set…


Automating Sample Filtration for UHPLC

Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography is a popular and powerful analytical technique, however, if your samples contain solid particles, these…


A Trip to Anatune: The Customer’s Eye View

Following an initial chat with James Kee of Thames Water, we invited him down to our laboratory in Cambridge and…


The Curse of Lumpy Samples

Sometimes it is the simplest of problems that can ruin your day. No GC-MS or LC-MS can handle particulate laden…


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