Category Archives: NAOSMM

A Great time with NAOSMM in Minneapolis

The annual conference of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers in Minneapolis was both a huge success and a great time.Naosmm13 resized 600

From exploring concepts in chromatography to seeing the Mall of America and the only waterfalls on the Mississippi River, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Minneapolis and getting to know the people of NAOSMM better.

Keep in mind that Minneapolis was the setting for the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and enjoy this video recap:


While participating at the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers Conference in Norfolk, we had some great questions come up – we wanted to take a moment to address the general questions here (some of the more specific questions we’ll be addressing in e-mails).

Q: We’re trying to offer our students multiple chances to run thinscored plates layer chromatography experiments, but we want to control costs, what can you recommend?

A: We would recommend trying our scored glass-backed plates. As you can see in the photo here, a 20 x 20 cm plate can be easily snapped into smaller (2.5 x 10 cm) sizes.

Q: Why did you decide to color your HPLC Columns?

color columnsA: Excellent question! In addition to the fact that we use an advanced packing material that provides close to 100% coverage inside the columns, we realized that traditional columns can be easily mixed up if their labels come off. By color-coding the columns, you always know what material you have inside the column.

Q: We LOVE the video you did and we want to share it with friends, family, and colleagues – where is it available online?

A: We’re proud of our video, “The Adventures of Ana L’Tech” – it’s been featured on numerous web sites and blogs, and has even been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.

Click Here for the official video web site, Click Here for the YouTube version, or just watch it right here:

Teaching thin Layer Chromatography at Elon University

One of the great things about trade shows and conferences is connecting with educators and find out how they are using chromatography in the classroom.

At the NAOSMM conference we were thrilled to talk with Paul Weller, Science Laboratory Manager at Elon University’s Department of Chemistry.

In this video, Weller explains how he uses Thin Layer Chromatography in the classroom.

Preparing for NAOSMM 2010 in Norfolk, VA

We’re just days away from the 2010 NAOSMM Conference in Norfolk, Virginia.NAOSMM 2009

Last year’s conference in Idaho was phenomenal – we made several new friends and strengthened numerous bonds.

If you are coming to this year’s NAOSMM conference in Norfolk, please come by BOOTH 51 to say “Hi” and let us know if there’s anything we can do to help in your chromatography needs.

If you are not able to join us in Virginia, please check back here for updates and/or follow us on Twitter.

Analtech General Manager Steven Miles – Arena Football Kicker!

NAOSMM 2009 was held in the Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho. Following the show, the place was transformed into the field for the Boise Burn Arena Football Team.

Steven Miles, General Manager for Analtech, wanted to try his hand, or rather – foot, at the sport – and Head Coach Brent Winter was willing to let him give it a try.

The following videos feature the pre-kick conversation between Steven Miles and Micky Jones explaining what led to this opportunity, then a couple of kicks from Boise Burn Kicker Ben Scott, and the final video is Steven Miles’ three kicks.

We want to express our appreciation to Coach Brent Winter, Kicker Ben Scott, and the entire team!

Pre-cut plastic backed TLC plates – the hit of NAOSMM

NAOSMM in BoiseThere is one product that has everyone talking at NAOSMM this year is our flexible, pre-cut TLC plates (click here to check out the plates).

This has been an incredible show! We made some wonderful new friends and we look forward to working with everyone at NAOSMM to provide the best products for separation science!

NAOSMMWe’ll see everyone in Norfolk, Virginia next year – we’ll be at Booth 51.