The week of March 17th was an exciting week for Syft Technologies, as that was when we launched automated thermal desorption (TD)-SIFT-MS together with our outstanding business partner, GERSTEL, at Pittcon 2019. I had the pleasure of working together with GERSTEL staff from both the US and German offices, to introduce this eye-catching and highly efficient analytical lab tool to Pittcon attendees.
Although thermal desorption is already a well-developed gas sampling and preconcentrating technique that is widely used in many analytical laboratories, the combination of SIFT-MS with thermal desorption is a great step forward in making gas analysis simpler, faster and more efficient. I was delighted to be able to perform live TD-SIFT-MS demos at the GERSTEL booth at Pittcon, which received a lot of interest from a large number of international attendees. The real-time release of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde from PET (the most common thermoplastic polymer) using automated thermal desorption-SIFT-MS, drew a lot of attention.
This year at Pittcon, we were also honored to have a world-renowned scientist in the food and flavor industry, Professor Sheryl Barringer (The Ohio State University), hosting a session at the GERSTEL booth. Prof. Barringer kindly shared her extensive SIFT-MS research experience with visitors to the booth.
My first-time experience in an exhibitor-role at Pittcon was also enriched by hosting two poster sessions:
- Comprehensive, Rapid Odor Monitoring Using SIFT-MS
- A Novel Approach to Direct Analysis of Aldehydes in Sustainable Paperboards: Automated SIFT-MS
I particularly enjoyed discussions with leading delegates from industry and academia about how SIFT-MS could be beneficial to their work on analyzing trace elements in gas. Having witnessed the excitement and interest shown in Thermal Desorption-SIFT-MS in such a popular tradeshow, I am so confident that Syft Technologies is delivering the right solutions to the industry!