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Posted on December 14th, 2018

Our office closes at 12pm on 24th December, and will remain closed until 8.30am on 2nd January 2019. If you…

Introducing Joe Perkins-Hall to the Anatune Team

Posted on November 22nd, 2018

Anatune is pleased to welcome Joe Perkins-Hall on board, as Account Manager for the North of England. Prior to joining…

Second Guest Speaker Confirmed for the Watermation Workshop

Posted on November 21st, 2018

Watermation is just around the corner on the 27th and 28th November. Amongst the many talks, Derek Slater at SembCorp…

WWEM 2018 – Free VIP Registration

Posted on November 15th, 2018

Anatune are exhibiting at the Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) meeting next week, and if you haven’t already registered to go,…

Aroma and Flavour Analysis in Food and Beverage Samples Webinar

Posted on November 14th, 2018

Flavour and fragrance matching, whether it is natural sources such as flowers or your competitor’s products, requires the analyst to…

South East Water – the route to validation for automated liquid-liquid extraction method for Organochloro Pesticides

Posted on November 5th, 2018

We’re proud to announce a presentation from South East Water at our Watermation Workshop on the 27th and 28th November….

Introducing Colin Hastie to the Anatune Team

Posted on October 26th, 2018

Our application laboratory team does some really great work and as a result, demands on our lab grow all the…

Watermation Workshop – An Afternoon in the Anatune Lab

Posted on October 18th, 2018

The lab is at the heart of everything we do at Anatune and there’s been a particular buzz about the…

7250 GC/Q-TOF: The Quickest Way to Your Molecular Ion

Posted on October 11th, 2018

This is Big News! When you are doing product characterisation, or looking for unknowns in your samples, would you like…

Future Technology Protecting the Past

Posted on October 4th, 2018

When you are asked to look behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, you don’t say no. I was…

Why Dispersive Liquid Liquid Micro Extraction? Why Now?

Posted on September 25th, 2018

The water industry uses liquid liquid extraction ubiquitously on everything from the water we drink to waste water.  Recently, Anatune…

Upcoming Webinar on Automated Environmental Sample Analysis

Posted on September 18th, 2018

On 10th October in collaboration with Agilent, I will be hosting a Webinar showcasing the environmental work we’ve done over…

Watermation Workshop – Large Volume Injection in High-throughput Environments

Posted on September 13th, 2018

Analysts have mixed experiences when using large volume injections, but most of them have never had the benefit of the…

What We’re Looking Forward to at BMSS 39

Posted on September 10th, 2018

Marvin Shaw’s Keynote Speech There’s been much talk about the possibilities and limitations of real-time volatile analysis in our industry…

Are you coming to BMSS 2018 in Cambridge?

Posted on September 7th, 2018

BMSS 39 is fast approaching so it’s high time we started looking ahead to what’s going on. First and foremost…

Water Analysis – Changes are on the Way

Posted on August 14th, 2018

This is an exciting time. The sensitivity of the mass specs has reached a turning-point where, in the analysis of…

Is Your Lab Ready for its Fifteen Minutes of FAMEs?

Posted on August 14th, 2018

You probably know that the World Health Organisation recommends a low fat diet, limiting saturated fat intake and maintaining a…

Comparing Chemcatchers, Online Process Monitoring and Traditional Laboratory Measurements

Posted on August 14th, 2018

I am a final-year PhD student from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. I am…

Book Giveaway – Innovative Technologies for the Food and Beverage Industry

Posted on June 20th, 2018

New Product Development (NPD) is a skill which takes years of practice and training and the techniques vary from flavour…

Final Guest Speaker Confirmed for the Life Science Workshop

Posted on June 12th, 2018

Bryan White is the GC and GCMS Product Specialist at Agilent Technologies.  Bryan has kindly agreed to guest present at…

Invite to the Launch of the new Agilent GC/Q-TOF 7250

Posted on June 8th, 2018

Anatune would like to invite you to the launch of the new Agilent GC/Q-TOF 7250. The launch will take place…

3rd Guest Speaker Confirmed for our Life Science’s Workshop

Posted on May 30th, 2018

Dr Hannah Florance is the Metabolomics Specialist and Mass Spectrometrist at the University of Edinburgh.  Hannah has kindly agreed to…

Mission Accomplished

Posted on May 24th, 2018

The Road to Riva We have raised over £2,500 for Parkinson’s from supporters of our road trip to Italy and…

SIFT-MS Strategic Applications Chemist Vacancy

Posted on May 24th, 2018

Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is undergoing dramatic growth and is sparking some amazing job opportunities. Anatune is…

What’s that Smell?

Posted on May 23rd, 2018

The detection of odour or trying to find out what it is you are smelling is a complex challenge. The human…

Packaging: The Unwanted Ingredient in Food

Posted on May 17th, 2018

Extractables and leachables from food packaging are a major source of food contamination and taints. With the move away from…

Fuel of the Future? Is Your Hydrogen Pure Enough?

Posted on May 15th, 2018

Earlier this year, Mark Perkins, one of our SIFT-MS specialists took our SIFT-MS to work with Thomas Bacquart and his…

The Road to Riva

Posted on May 10th, 2018

Today, Alan Lockley and I set out on the out-bound leg of our expedition to the 42nd Capillary Chromatography Symposium…

Second Guest Speaker Confirmed for our Life Science’s Workshop

Posted on May 10th, 2018

Dr Thomas Howard, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. Dr Howard has kindly agreed to guest…

Sample Preparation – Time Consuming, Expensive and Error Prone

Posted on May 9th, 2018

Where GC-MS or LC-MS are used to make chemical measurements, there is always a need to prepare the samples prior…

Chemometrics – Software to the Rescue

Posted on May 9th, 2018

All analytical data is comprised of both information and noise and, sometimes, without the aid of statistics, it can be…

The Most Efficient Way to Develop a Method is…

Posted on May 9th, 2018

Design of Experiments (DoE) is the most efficient way to develop analytical methods but has required a grasp of statistics…

GC/GCMS Technical Users Meeting

Posted on May 3rd, 2018

Agilent Technologies are delighted to announce their GC/GCMS Technical Users Meeting, which is being held at Teagasc, Dublin, on Thursday…

IChemE Water Special Interest Group – Webinar Announcement – Online Metaldehyde Monitor

Posted on May 1st, 2018

Following on from 2017’s Highly Commended award (Water category) from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) to Affinity Water, which…

Most Innovative Company

Posted on April 30th, 2018

Last Thursday evening at the 2018 Business Excellence Forum, for the second year running, Anatune won the BEFA award for…

Eleanor’s Wee Bairn

Posted on April 25th, 2018

As many of you know, I recently started my maternity leave from Anatune. A lot of our customers in Scotland…

How to do Amino Acid Analysis the Quick and Easy Way

Posted on April 20th, 2018

Changes in food safety legislation mean that there is a need to reduce the asparagine content of potatoes and cereals…

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

Posted on April 17th, 2018

Ok, it’s rare to be offered a free lunch (come and visit us at Anatune for a lab demo and…

Advances in the Chemical Analysis of Food – Programme Now Available

Posted on April 10th, 2018

Anatune are delighted to be sponsoring the second Advances in the Chemical Analysis of Food at Burlington House at the…

Life Science’s Workshop

Posted on April 5th, 2018

Here at Anatune we will be running a 2-day workshop on the 19th-20th June 2018, to help scientists working in…

Life Science’s Workshop – First Guest Speaker Confirmed

Posted on April 5th, 2018

Phil Kay, PhD, is a Senior Analytics Consultant for JMP, a business unit of SAS. Phil has kindly agreed to…

Automated v Manual Sample Preparation – A Comparison

Posted on March 28th, 2018

We talk a lot about how automated sample preparation gives you better data – but, you would be correct to…

Automated Sample Preparation – Some Catching-up to Do!

Posted on March 27th, 2018

I was pleased to attend the joint London Toxicology Group/UKIAFT meeting on Friday 9th March 2018.  Forensics covers a broad…

Video Tutorials on Anatune Systems

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Videos are a great way to learn. If you need to brush-up your knowledge on any topic, you can do…

The Three C’s Rule of Automation

Posted on March 20th, 2018

Automation is our bread and butter. It’s what we do: providing analytical solutions which feature automated sample preparation coupled to…

The Analytical Chemistry of the Smell of Parkinson’s

Posted on March 16th, 2018

Anatune’s involvement in the search for a test for Parkinson’s disease forms part of a BBC documentary that was first…

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Posted on March 13th, 2018

In 1928, Otto Frederick Rohwedder established the ultimate bench-mark – by inventing the bread slicing machine. The separation funnel is…

Advances in LC/GC/MS for Metabolomics, Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Posted on March 6th, 2018

On the 19th and 20th June 2018, Anatune will run a two-day workshop in Cambridge, to introduce innovations that are…

Automation of Forensic Toxicology Sample Preparation and Analysis

Posted on March 1st, 2018

Anatune and GERSTEL are very pleased to attend and present at the joint London Toxicology Group (LTG)/United Kingdom and Ireland…

SIFT-MS – the Secret of Success

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

Anatune have been the UK and Ireland distributor for Syft Technologies for three years now and the Principal Scientist/Consultant, Dr…

Community for Analytical Measurement Science

Posted on February 20th, 2018

For as many years as I can remember, there have been concerns expressed – in many quarters, about the threat…

The Golden Triangle and Why It Matters

Posted on February 16th, 2018

Automated sample preparation will have a strong, positive impact upon the use of LC-MS and GC-MS in the life sciences….

Highlights of Environmental & Food Mass Spectrometry Meeting 2018

Posted on February 13th, 2018

On 27th February to the 1st March, the Agilent Environmental and Food MS Seminar is being held at Twickenham. The…

A Friday Afternoon in the Caribbean?

Posted on February 6th, 2018

Students from Cedar International School in the British Virgin Isles.   January is a cold dark month, when many of…

Manual Liquid-Liquid Extraction – Time for a Change

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

Introduction If you still carry out liquid-liquid extraction manually, and are fed-up with the associated costs, mistakes and hazards, then…

Aroma Workshop – Guest Speaker Confirmed

Posted on January 30th, 2018

We can now confirm that the Guest Speaker for the 2-day Aroma Workshop is Neil Owen, IFRA-AWG Chairman. Neil has…

Advances in the Chemical Analysis of Food

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

Following a successful meeting in 2016, I am pleased to announce that this event is being repeated which is jointly…

How Would Your Lab Spend 20 Extra Days Per Year?

Posted on January 19th, 2018

With the Christmas tree back in the loft and the inevitable need for an extra belt hole, Christmas has sadly…

Aroma Workshop

Posted on January 4th, 2018

We at Anatune are going to be running a 2 day workshop on the 6th-7th March to help people in…

Anatune’s Dan Carrier Joins the Committee of the British Mass Spectrometry Society

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

I have been keen to take an active role with the British Mass Spectrometry Society (BMSS) for some time and…

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