Convergence Chromatography in Trade Publications


UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography™ (UPC) is a new broad-based, complementary analytical platform that is taking its place alongside of LC and GC for modern laboratory analysis.  

The ACQUITY UPC2™ System should be your go-to technology platform that can routinely provide reliable orthogonal data. And with the ACQUITY UPC2 System, the impact on workflow starts with the time saved in sample preparation, analysis, and data interpretation, giving you a faster route to answers.


Catch up here on what the industry is saying about convergence chromatography and the ACQUITY UPC2 System in recent trade publications. Feel free to download and enjoy articles from publications such as GEN, American Laboratory, and Chromatography Today, free of charge.





Pushing the Boundaries of Chromatography - GEN, June 2013  

"Convergence chromatography brings the SFC practice into mainstream analytical techniques... it's the combination, or convergence, of GC and LC. Laboratory scientists know deep down that GC and LC are robust. They trust those technologies. We wanted to bring that same level of trust to SFC."



"State-of-the-Art Separations with Convergence Chromatography" - American Laboratory, March 2013 

The ACQUITY UPC2™ (UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography™ System) from Waters (Milford, MA) was intro­duced at Pittcon® 2012, where it received the Pittcon Editors’ Gold Award. Many greeted the introduction with skepticism since, for decades, SFC had failed to live up to expectations, but Waters was adamant that, at last, they had gotten it right...

"A New Separation Tool for a Broad Range of Analytical Challenges: UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography" - Chromatography Today, Nov/Dec 2012

In 2012, new technology was introduced that may finally enable the realization of J. Calvin Giddings’ vision of convergence chromatography. UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography (UPC2) precisely pumps supercritical CO2 as the predominant mobile phase solvent through small-particle stationary phases offering a wide range of selectivity. UPC2 delivers high efficiency, shorter separation times, reduced solvent consumption, streamlined sample preparation, and lower cost of analysis per sample (often a savings of > 95%).




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