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NAOSMM 2015 Recap

The 42nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers in Long Beach, California was a great success.20150729_102722

From insightful and inspiring presentations from Sean Kaufman to sessions on improving inventory control and Green Chemistry, this conference offered everyone valuable information and great opportunities to share expertise.

And yes, we had a great time seeing all of our NAOSMM friends on the Queen Mary and around the Long Beach area.

Here’s a look at the conference:

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NAOSMM 2015 – Day 2

Day 2 of the 42nd Annual Conference of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers started with an insightful and engaging presentation by Sean Kaufman on the power of listening,20150728_123614

The afternoon trade show was a real treat for us, as we got to reconnect with so many members and meet new NAOSMM attendees.






42nd Annual NAOSMM Conference – Day 1

The National Association of Scientific Materials Managers – NAOSMM – is a professional organization of laboratory managers, science storeroom personnel, teaching lab coordinato


rs, purchasing personnel, and chemical safety officers that was founded in 1974. Members include representatives from academia, manufacturing, research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies.

The 42nd Annual NAOSMM Conference is being held this week on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. 

The conference opened with a fascinating look at the history of the ears as a luxury Queen Mary – from its service in World War II to its years as a luxury vessel carrying hudreds of celebrities across the Atlantic.

Keynote Speaker Sean Kaufman educated everyone about the importance of a culture of safety in the lab, giving recent examples from Anthrax and Ebola cases he’s worked on.


Stay tuned for more posts from the 42nd Annual NAOSMM Conference.



New Sample Applicator Launched

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new BandIT Sample Applicator, a semi-automatic device used to apply a uniform streak or band of sample solution to a Thin Layer Chromatography Plate.

Our Technical Director, Ned Dugan, says this device will provide users with a level of precision that couldn’t be reached by traditional manual application.

And our Process Engineer, Richard Jenkins, said this device represents a leap forward in both accuracy and ease of use.

Of course, what we really like is what chromatographers have to say about it:

 Click Here to learn more about this exciting new tool.


Celebrating 40 years with Terry McVey

There’s something to be said about 40 years of service.20150415 121601 resized 600

We are fortunate to have the skills, insights, and dedication of Terry McVey for the past 40 years!

Terry is our Production Manager, he’s responsible for overseeing the production of thousands of Thin Layer Chromatography Plates every week.

Terry is an active volunteer for a variety of community organizations and a great example for all of us.20150415 120725 resized 600

Here’s Terry talking about being here for 40 years: 

Arablab 2015 recap video

This was our third year attending Arablab, and for the third time we had the privilege of talking with chemists, business leaders, and government officials from around the world about chromatography.

We were honored to share a booth with other great companies like B&W Tek, SMT, and GS Tek, and to have the support of the State of Delaware for this show.

Here’s a recap of our experiences in Dubai:

Pittcon 2015 recap

Once again, Pittcon was great – from meeting new friends to reconnecting with old friends to sharing our interests in chromatography – New Orleans provided a great space for us to connect.

Here’s a brief look at our time in the Crecent City:

Preparing for Arablab 2015

This will be our third time going to Arablab, one of the largest laboratory equipment trade shows in the world.

We’ll be joined by GS Tek, B&W Tek, and Separations Methods Technology at the Global Delaware Stand #104.

Here’s a look at a recent planning meeting with the group:

If you’re coming to Arablab, please stop by and see us.

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