The expansion into the new laboratory has allowed a more permanent home for one of the new Sepiatec 100 systems, the Aurora SFC and new achiral and chiral Gilson LC systems to be built. We now have 13 pieces of preparative kit spread across our three laboratories.
We have also made recent additions to our analytical capabilities. A Waters QDa Mass Detector increases our Mass Spec capability and allows us to offer SFC-MS for the first time. This will allow us to look at chiral pooling on the UPC2 speeding up our already very fast SFC chiral screens even further. The QDa will also prove useful when incorporated with the Waters H-Class UHPLC that will be arriving in the laboratory next month.
The upgrade to UHPLC instrumentation will allow for the generation of higher quality data even faster. Fitted with a PDa, QDa and ELSD the UHPLC will become our primary achiral analytical instrument to determine the purity of incoming and outgoing samples, allowing our Agilent LCMS systems to be available for more demanding method development work.
Mike Harding and Bryna Harris will be starting at Reach HQ in the next few weeks. Both will join as Separation Scientists increasing scientific capacity in the laboratories.
Mike Harding joins us after spending four years working at AstraZeneca. Mike has considerable experience working in both the purification and analytical labs and he will be returning to working with his original supervisor Alex Brien! Outside if the lab Mike enjoys, running, football (we hear is actually rather good) and eating! His favourite meal "has got to be steak and chips!"
You can contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryna Harris will join us for a year as an industrial placement student from the University of Cardiff where is she is studying chemistry. Away from work and university Bryna is a keen reader and netball player! She also enjoys going to music festivals and her favourite food is Halloumi cheese!
You can contact Bryna at email@example.com and as always you can get any of the lab team on firstname.lastname@example.org.