Tuesday Tweet Ups at Pittcon…

UPDATE: More photos! Thanks to Jennifer Maclachlan (@pidgirl) for sharing! (scroll down)


First, the present – if you are coming to Pittcon 2012 in Orlando – PLEASE join us for the tuesday Tweet Ups – here’s the details from Pittcon.org:


Due to the success of last year’s Tweet Up Tuesday, we have decided to schedule morning and evening Tweet Ups again during Conference Week.

Pittcon Morning Tweet Up

WHERE:   Hall C at the Convention Center – front of FedEx/Kinkos

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 13 – 11:00 AM

Pittcon Evening Tweet Up

WHERE:   Bahama Breeze – 8849 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 13 – 9:00 PM

Now for a trip down memory lane… The Tuesday Tweet-Up from Pittcon 2011 in Atlanta was featured in Pittcon Today:
Pittcon Tweet Up 2011
in 2010, we had a great Tweet Up in Orlando:
Pittcon 2010 tweet up
And here’s a loot at the very first Pittcon Tweet Up in Chicago in 2009:
Pittcon 2009 tweet up
And here’s more photos courtesy of Jennifer Maclachlan:
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Now, let me answer a few of the Frequently Asked Questions about the Pittcon Tweet Ups:
Q: Who can come?
A: Anybody and Everybody
Q: What if I don’t do the whole “twitter” or “Facebook” thing, can I still come?
A: Yes, we welcome anybody and everybody
Q: Really?
A: Yes, really – we’d love to have you join us
Q: Is there a formal program?
A: Not really, just an opportunity to meet great people and have some fun together
Q: Is there a difference between the morning tweet up and the evening tweet up?
A: Yes, the morning tweet up is fun and informative, but has not included anyone dancing on a table… yet. You should not wear a tie to the evening tweet up (for the record, there’s been no table dancing at the evening tweet ups, either, but there has been good music and drinks other than coffee involved).
So, come on out and join us!

Pi Day at Pittcon Preparation…

We really can’t tell you how excited we are to get to celebrate Pi Day at Pittcon this year – but we can show you:

…and what you saw in the video is really just the beginning, we will be showering someone with an awesome Pi Prize and others will be drinking up all of the great things we can do with Pi.

We hope to see you at Pittcon Booth 3326 in Orlando! 

Oh, and yes, we had a lot of fun putting the video together – here’s some of the outtakes:

Opportunities in Africa

Recently, we had a chance to attend a conference sponsored by U.S. Senator Chris Coons featuring some of the top names in international leadership discussing the future of Africa.

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  • Millennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes
  • U.S. Agency for International Development Director Dr. Raj Shah
  • His Excellency Cyrille S. Oguin, Ambassador of Benin
  • Rebecca Faber, World Trade Center Delaware
  • Tim McCoy, Vice President, Corporate Council on Africa
  • John Kilama, Ph.D., Founder, Global Bioscience Diversity Institute
  • Mike Haney, Business Development, Wise Power
  • Stephen K. Morrison, Foreign Commercial Service Officer, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • James Kiiru, Economic Attache, Kenyan Embassy
  • Thomas DeBass, Dir., Global Partnership Initiative, Office of the Secretary of State
  • Romi Bhatia, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Mark Quarterman, Research Director, the Enough Project
  • Leslie Lefkow, Senior Researcher on Africa, Human Rights Watch
  • Dahlia Rockowitz, Director of Reverse Hunger Campaign, American Jewish World Service
  • Faustine Wabwire, Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, Bread for the World Institute
  • Blake Selzer, Senior Policy Advisor, CARE
  • Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh, U.S. Policy Director, ONE Campaign
  • Donna Barry, Advocacy and Policy Director, Partners in Health

A consistent theme emerged from this conference – innovation, research, and science will play major roles in both accelerating the economic opportunities in Africa and addressing humanitarian issues.

We were proud to participate in this event and look forward to working with our friends in the global scientific community to make our world a better place for all of us.

U.S. Senator Tom Carper honored for job creation through innovation

wwfh1 resized 600We Work for Health Delaware (WWFH – DE) and the Delaware BioScience Association recognized U.S. Senator Tom Carper as a “Champion for Continued Jobs Creation Through Innovation.” Senator Carper’s support of key legislative issues impacting the biotech industry, such as the America Invents Act, speak volumes about his commitment to protecting jobs in Delaware. Delaware is an established leader in the biotechnology industry. It is home to some of the world’s largest biotech companies. These companies provide not only jobs and revenue, but also much needed research used to combat some of our most serious medical challenges. It’s important that we do all that we can to protect this industry, and the jobs it creates for our citizens. WWFH – DE and Delaware Bio thank Senator Carper for being a leader in the Senate on issues critical to the continued success of the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries in Delaware and for being champion of innovation.

Here’s our message to Senator Carper:

and some more photos from the event held on Friday, December 9, 2011:

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Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley

We are proud to announce that we are now members of the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley.

The Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley is one of the world’s first and most active discussion groups in Chromatography and Separation Science.Steven Miles, Dr. Wyatt Vreeland, Karyn Usher, Joe Foley

Since 1966, the CFDV has offered monthly meetings, short courses, symposia and awards in the Philadelphia area. This all-volunteer, non-profit group is made of people from the chemical industry, pharmaceutical companies great and small, food manufacturers, flavors, polymers, forensics, environmental, clinical, research institutes, instrument manufacturers, and universities both faculty and students.

Dr. VreelandOn December 6, we were fortunate to hear from Dr. Wyatt Vreeland, a Research Chemical Engineer in the Macromolecular Structure and Function group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Dr. Vreeland spoke about Microfluidics, which has long been touted as a critical enabling technology for the next generation of chemical and biological analyses. In fact, microfluidics is a very active area of research with journals focusing on lab-on-a-chip technologies and their applications often garnering the highest impact factors in the analytical chemistry community’s archival literature.

EAS – Celebrating 50 years

We are at the 50th Annual Easterna Analytical Symposium in Somerset, New Jersey.

It’s an honor to be celebrating 50 years of separation science with such a great organization – here’s a look at this morning’s opening ceremonies and a talk with EAS President David Russell: