The annual conference of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers in Minneapolis was both a huge success and a great time.
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 thin 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?
A: 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.
It’s always great to hear from satisfied customers – at the NAOSMM show in Norfolk, Virginia, we heard from Todd Wincek of the Chemistry Department of Middle Tennessee State University, who told us about why he likes to work with us:
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!