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Method Development With Camilla Liscio

Posted on August 11th, 2020

20/08 – 1/3 Method Development With Camila Liscio: Sample Prep 27/08 – 2/3 Method Development With Camila Liscio: Analysis 03/09…


Automated SIFT-MS – Static Headspace Analysis

Posted on May 27th, 2020


Automated Weighing Option: Proving the Accuracy of Automated Sample Prep

Posted on May 20th, 2020


The problem with recycled plastics – a discussion with Unilever and Anatune

Posted on March 31st, 2020

Single use plastics have been a major point for a number of years but many people aren’t aware of the…


Testing Water Shouldn’t Cost (or Taste Like) the Earth

Posted on March 20th, 2020

Have you ever left a glass of water out for a bit too long and found that it tasted a…


RIP Windows 7

Posted on January 14th, 2020

Today is a sad day for many who consider Windows 7 one of the best operating systems to come out…


Analysis of Blood Plasma – Comparing GC-MS and SIFT-MS

Posted on January 9th, 2020


4 Predictions for 2019: A recap

Posted on January 8th, 2020

This time last year we peered our beady eyes into our crystal balls and made some predictions for the year…


Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 20th, 2019

With the Christmas holidays nearly upon us, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone – our customers, our…


Thermal Desorption (TD)-SIFT-MS: A New Approach to Breath Analysis

Posted on December 17th, 2019


Automating Metabolic Stability Assays and Analyses Using a Robotic Autosampler and LC-MS/MS Platform

Posted on December 11th, 2019


Not All Vials Are Created Equally

Posted on November 28th, 2019

How many vials do you use in a year? Do you give much thought to the quality? Or do you…


Completely Automated Extraction and Determination of Antibiotics in Eggs Using a Robotic Autosampler and LC-MS/MS Platform

Posted on October 29th, 2019


Autumnal Changes at Anatune

Posted on October 22nd, 2019

Autumn is often a time for change with the night’s drawing in, the leaves turning orange and the woolly jumpers…


We Have an LC-MS!

Posted on October 21st, 2019

We’ve long been pretty widely referred to as ‘those plucky, excellent looking bunch of scientists who stick autosamplers on the…


Drugs of Abuse in Oral Fluids: Automated SPE Extraction and LC-MS/MS Determination Using a Robotic Autosampler

Posted on October 16th, 2019


Analysis of a Range of Polymers by Automated Pyrolysis GC-MS Using the GERSTEL Pyro

Posted on October 9th, 2019


Automated Solutions Using Small Scale SPE to Solve Challenging Applications

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Automated Sample Preparation Methods for Mixing and Centrifugation

Posted on September 11th, 2019


High-Throughput VOC and Inorganic Gas Analysis: Automated SIFT-MS

Posted on September 11th, 2019


A Revolutionary Approach to the Real-Time Analysis of Breath

Posted on September 5th, 2019

At last, a thermal desorption system is available that can be used with both GC/MS and SIFT-MS and has the…


Some Further Reading for DiLLME on Tour

Posted on September 3rd, 2019

Dates across the country are filling up for our DiLLME tour. Thanks to everyone who’s signed up nice and early….


What You Might Have Missed at the 2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting

Posted on August 21st, 2019

It’s been a few weeks now since the end of the event. Those of you who attended, we hope you…


Sniffing Out Parkinson Disease Using GERSTEL Dynamic Headspace (DHS) and Olfactory Detection Port (ODP)

Posted on August 15th, 2019


DiLLME on Tour

Posted on August 1st, 2019

A chance to learn about Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Micro Extraction Traditional liquid-liquid extraction qualifies as a tried and tested extraction technique….


The CF200 Robotic Centrifuge Certified Solvent Safe

Posted on July 23rd, 2019

Until now, very few centrifuges have been certified as safe for use with flammable solvents. Those that are certified, have…


Automated Method for the Extraction and Derivatisation of Alkylphenols, Ethoxylates and Bisphenol A in Water

Posted on July 17th, 2019


2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting: Day 2 Round-Up

Posted on July 15th, 2019

As promised, we move onto a round-up of the second and final day of the 2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting….


2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting: Day 1 Round-Up

Posted on July 12th, 2019

And so concludes the 2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting. It was a great showcase of the diversity of how this…


Automated Extraction and Derivatisation for the Detection of Steroids in Blood Using Mitra® Microsampling Devices

Posted on June 26th, 2019


Pharmaceutical Production: From Batch to Continuous Manufacturing

Posted on June 20th, 2019

CMAC have proof of a concept that opens up the possibility to continuously manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients. This is big…


How Accurate and Precise are SIFT-MS Measurements?

Posted on June 18th, 2019

There is some confusion out there, as to how precise a tool, Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry is. Time…


14 Reasons Why You Should be Using SIFT-MS

Posted on June 13th, 2019

Recently, Mark wrote a blog post on the Multi-Port Inlet (MPI) for SIFT-MS, referring to process monitoring. Since we installed…


SIFT-MS, The MultiPort Inlet and Processes Monitoring – The Ideal Partnership

Posted on May 29th, 2019

People often ask me, Mark, what’s your favourite tube? Is it the London Underground? Perhaps it’s YouTube with its thousands…


Introducing Adam Gladwin to the Anatune Team

Posted on May 28th, 2019

Anatune is pleased to welcome Adam Gladwin on board, as our new Sales Manager. Adam has over 28 years’ experience…


Initial Work for Automation of a BSTFA Derivatisation for Phenolic Compounds in Water

Posted on May 22nd, 2019


Training at Anatune

Posted on May 21st, 2019

In collaboration with our partners, Crawford Scientific, Anatune is hosting two training events in June: HPLC Fundamentals | Tuesday 11th…


Seven Speakers Confirmed for the SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting

Posted on May 15th, 2019

This 2 day event will take place at the Hotel Felix and Anatune on the 9th/10th July 2019, and will…


Anatune in County Westmeath – Save the Date

Posted on May 10th, 2019

Anatune are hosting a demonstration of the GERSTEL MPS Robotic in County Westmeath, Ireland. This one day event will take…


SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting

Posted on April 25th, 2019

Anatune Ltd and Syft Technologies host the Interest and Discussion Symposium for Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry. This two…


An Evaluation of the GERSTEL Basic Filtration Option for the MPS Robotic Pro

Posted on April 16th, 2019


My Pyrolysis Polymer Bible

Posted on April 9th, 2019

Pyrolysis-GC/MS – a powerful yet under utilised technique when it comes to polymer analysis. In my previous life at CRO…


Automated Extraction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Soils

Posted on March 6th, 2019


The New Agilent 8890 Gas Chromatograph

Posted on March 1st, 2019

Anatune’s Alan Lockley and Lisa McGowan attended the launch of the new Agilent 8890 GC in Barcelona last week. Here…


CHROMacademy Giveaway

Posted on February 8th, 2019

Our partners at Crawford Scientific have generously donated two 12-month subscriptions to CHROMacademy for a couple of lucky winners. These…


Comparison of the Agilent 5977B MSD with High Efficiency Source and 7250 Q-TOF for Analysis Using Dispersive Liquid-Liquid MicroExtraction of Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Posted on February 6th, 2019


Analytical Chemistry – 4 Predictions for 2019

Posted on January 7th, 2019

You can’t change or improve anything without making dependable chemical measurements, so to some degree, predictions in the World of…


CHRISTMAS CLOSURES AND EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO

Posted on December 14th, 2018

Our office closes at 12pm on 24th December, and will remain closed until 8.30am on 2nd January 2019. If you…


Introducing Joe Perkins-Hall to the Anatune Team

Posted on November 22nd, 2018

Anatune is pleased to welcome Joe Perkins-Hall on board, as Account Manager for the North of England. Prior to joining…


Analysis of Fire Debris Samples by GC-MS and Chemometrics

Posted on November 14th, 2018


Introducing Colin Hastie to the Anatune Team

Posted on October 26th, 2018

Our application laboratory team does some really great work and as a result, demands on our lab grow all the…


The Power of Low Energy EI Ionisation in GC/Q-TOF MS

Posted on October 12th, 2018


7250 GC/Q-TOF: The Quickest Way to Your Molecular Ion

Posted on October 11th, 2018

This is Big News! When you are doing product characterisation, or looking for unknowns in your samples, would you like…


Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Epichlorohydrin Using GC-MS

Posted on October 10th, 2018


Determination and Monitoring of Potentially Corrosive Volatile Compounds from Museum Storage Materials – Alternative Analytical Approach to the Oddy Test

Posted on October 4th, 2018


Future Technology Protecting the Past

Posted on October 4th, 2018

When you are asked to look behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, you don’t say no. I was…


Analysis of Blood Plasma Samples Using SIFT-MS

Posted on July 18th, 2018


Automated Solution for Spiking Thermal Desorption Tubes Using GERSTEL Tube Spiking System and TD3.5+

Posted on July 11th, 2018


Automated Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS)

Posted on June 6th, 2018


Automating the Extraction and Analysis of Urinary Free Cortisol Using Instrument Top Sample Prep (ITSP), GERSTEL MultiPurpose Sampler and Agilent LC-MS/MS

Posted on January 25th, 2018


PrepAhead: How to Master Your Time with GERSTEL Maestro Software

Posted on January 24th, 2018


Automatic Liner Exchange (ALEX) to Deal with Dirty Matrices Using the GC/Q-TOF

Posted on January 18th, 2018


Fully Automated Sample Preparation and Analysis of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 and 3-Epi-25-OH Vitamin D3/D2 in Serum Using LC-MS/MS

Posted on December 13th, 2017


Automated Preparation of Stock Standards and Calibrators for LC-MS

Posted on November 29th, 2017


Determination of Hydrocarbons in Fungi Growing Media by Twister TDU-GC/Q-TOF

Posted on November 1st, 2017


Automated Forensic Toxicology Solutions: Assurance of High Quality Lab Data When Evidence and Truth Matter

Posted on August 24th, 2017


Drugs of Abuse in Oral Fluids: Automated SPE Extraction and LC-MS/MS Determination Using a Robotic Autosampler

Posted on August 16th, 2017


Use of the SIFT-MS for a Selection of Health and Safety Applications (Visit to HSL)

Posted on August 8th, 2017


A Fully Automated On-line Forensic Toxicology Solution for the Determination of Opioids in Blood by Smart SPE Clean-up and GC-MS

Posted on May 17th, 2017


Quantitative Determination of Terpenes in Cannabis Using Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction and GC-MS

Posted on April 26th, 2017


Off-gassing of Rubber Particles Used for Athletic Fields Using Automated Dynamic Headspace Sampling

Posted on April 7th, 2017


Automated Desorption, SPE Extraction, and LC-MS/MS Analysis of Dried Blood Spots

Posted on February 10th, 2016


Extractables and Leachables Analysis of IV Bag Systems Using Direct Thermal Extraction of the Materials and Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction of Aqueous Solutions Coupled with Thermal Desorption Gas-Chromatography with Unit Mass and High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Detection

Posted on January 20th, 2016


Automating Liquid-Liquid Extractions Using a Bench-top Workstation

Posted on January 15th, 2016


Automating Liquid-Liquid Extractions Using an X-Y-Z Coordinate Autosampler for LC-MS/MS Analyses

Posted on December 16th, 2015


Large Volume Injection of Selected Explosives Using the GERSTEL CIS 4 PTV Inlet and Agilent 5975C GC-MS

Posted on June 10th, 2015


What Compounds Can Be Analysed with SIFT-MS?

Posted on March 17th, 2015

A guide to compounds that can be analysed using SIFT-MS.


Voice200Ultra

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Voice 200 Ultra Key Benefits and Specifications


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