Editorial Article: An Essential Guide to Switching from Manual to Automated Solid Phase Extraction in Food and Environmental Analysis

09 Oct 2018


Ronan Herry

Due to growing consumer concerns over the quality of food and recent discoveries of chemical residues in cornflakes, drinking water, and honey, food and environmental protection agencies have strengthened regulations resulting in more compounds and more matrices that require testing. Solid phase extraction is a powerful, selective method to extract or isolate contaminants from environmental matrices or food. Automating this tedious manual process is critical when more samples need to be tested.

Our upcoming webinar will explore how automation could enable you to develop more robust and accurate methods; provide answers to the main questions asked when a manual protocol must be transferred to an automated one; and, as results do not always match expected outcomes, offer essential troubleshooting tips and guidance.

Key learning objectives

  • The drivers to develop automation in sample preparation
  • How to overcome the typical workflow constraints in environmental and food matrices
  • What parameters are important to optimize when transferring from a manual to an automated process
  • How to troubleshoot automated protocols

The presentation by Ronan Herry will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Who should attend

  • Anyone doing sample preparation manually who are considering automation
  • Anyone who has an automated solid-phase extraction system that they would like to get more from
  • Testing lab scientists or lab managers

All webinar participants can download a certificate of attendance, with a learning outcomes summary document for continuing education purposes.

Attend the live webinar on Thursday, October 25, at:

  • 16:00 BST
  • 17:00 CEST
  • 11:00 EDT
  • 08:00 PDT

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