Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the availability of a new Webinar which demonstrates how to achieve a more robust and reliable means of trace element analysis in high matrix and spectrally rich samples using inductively coupled plasma (ICP) emission spectrometry. The Webinar, entitled "Getting Great Results From Tough Samples", is available via www.spectroscopynow.com/thermowebinars.

 

While many laboratory analyses are repetitive and can be carried out using relatively simple parameter sets and limited automation, there are those applications that require the high levels of flexibility, performance and automation. With a traditional ICP instrument design, spectrometer functions are carried out in a sequential fashion adding to the overall analysis time and reducing sample throughput. The one-hour webinar demonstrates how reliable analysis of trace elements in high matrix and spectrally rich samples, such as brines and organics, can be easily achieved using the extended features of the Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Series. Specific examples are used to describe the process of method creation and resolving inferences – both spectral and physical. Other considerations needed to produce precise and accurate results whilst achieving optimum productivity are also discussed.

 

Presented by Karen Harper, applications group leader, and Matthew Cassap, application specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, the Webinar focuses on two applications of the instrument – brine analysis with duo view plasma, and biodiesel analysis with a radial view plasma. A step by step guide to method development for each application, together with supporting data is provided.

 

The new Webinar is aimed at trace elemental analysts and lab managers, especially those currently analyzing challenging high matrix samples or looking for a robust alternative to AA or ICP-MS. Real customer data is used to illustrate the differing industry needs, as well as the flexibility and effectiveness of the iCAP 6000 Series. The Webinar can be viewed or downloaded at www.spectroscopynow.com/thermowebinars

 

For more information on the Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Series, call 800-532-4752, e-mail analyze@thermofisher.com or alternatively visit www.thermo.com/icap.

 

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. enables customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, the company has approximately 34,000 employees and serves more than 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. The Thermo Scientific brand represents a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education.