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Ich Bin Ein Berliner : Waters Purification Meeting, Berlin.
Waters are always careful to choose an interesting venue for their biannual Purification Meeting. The Nhow Hotel in Berlin was an extraordinary location and obviously positioned within a fascinating city. The science imparted over the 2 days indeed matched the fantastic venue.
Talks ranged from managing efficiency, strategies around using mass directed to supercritical extraction.
As ever, Big Pharma, represented by Sanofi and AZ, provided insights into managing high levels of purification requests. Both provided useful ideas on increasing efficiency, discussing screening techniques and pitfalls when faced with larger molecules. Our BDD also presented about process efficiency. You can view his slides here
Researchers from the Institute of Charles Sadron and SPCMIB discussed purification challenges in their academic environments and how the specific nature of mass directed purification has added massive value.
Waters also presented on where they are moving forward with purification. Smaller mass detectors, improvements to fraction collection (developed from legacy SFC instrumentation) were discussed. One key area that they investing in at the moment is in the scale up from analytical to Prep SFC. Their work has led them to employing density modulation to maintain similar average density profiles between separations. Scaling tools are to be developed making screening by UPC2 feasible.
On a lighter note, our Business Development Director never fails to astound us. Why, he asked, are great big concrete blocks lining the promenade along the Spree River in front of the hotel ?? Kindly another delegate at the meeting pointed out that they may have been part of a big wall once ... one wonders!!