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Welcome to the latest Reach Separations newsletter

In this issue we've got news on our visit to Germany for the Water's purification meeting, information on 2 new roles here at Reach HQ and the usual bits and bobs such as our annual attempt at fund raising by growing facial hair!
We hope you enjoy our newsletter - as always, if you want more information on anything you read about feel free to drop us a line or give us a call -
Best regards, Peter Ridgway - Business Development Director (BDD)

We are hiring!

Due to our continued expansion we are looking for 2 new people to join our team.

The roles available are for a Separation Scientist and a Laboratory Assisant. Full details are available on our website if you want to know more.

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 (2.7MB)

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!!

Movember logo


This month Reach is yet again raising money for the Movember men's health charity raising awarness (and money!) for testicluar and prostrate cancer.

You can monitor our progress on the photo galleries here

More presentations...

One of our Senior Separations Scientists, Alex Brien, has been invited to speak at the Phenomenex 2013 Prep Symposium. He'll be reporting our findings on how the popular chiral stationary phase stack up against each other when used in SFC mode.
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