“Pittcon 2017 was my first laboratory science tradeshow and I had a great time exploring the exhibition floor”


Daniel Glassenbury Syft Technologies Production Manager

Dan Glassenbury

BE(Hons)


Production Manager
Barry Prince Syft Technologies Director - Global Sales

Dr. Barry Prince

BSc(Hons), PhD


Principal Scientist / Consultant
Doug Hastie Syft Technologies CEO

Doug Hastie

BE(Hons), MBA


Managing Director


It was a week of firsts for me. A few weeks ago Doug Hastie (CEO), Barry Prince (Director – Global Sales) and I made the trip over to Chicago, to visit and present at Pittcon 2017. This was my first time in the US! Our US partner, Quantum Analytics, was showcasing live demonstrations of the Syft Technologies Voice200ultra paired with the GERSTEL MPS robotic autosampler (the new member of their MPS autosampler family). It was my first time using this combination and I loved it, we didn’t have to do any work! We prepared a simple sequence and left it running real samples for the entire duration of the show.

Pittcon 2017 was my first laboratory science tradeshow and I had a great time exploring the exhibition floor, attending live demonstrations and oral presentations, and visiting some key poster presentations. I was lucky enough to meet Prof. Patrik Spanel, one of the inventors of Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS)! He held poster and oral presentations, and it was particularly interesting seeing the SIFT-MS research that he and his team had been working on.

Another first: on Wednesday afternoon I presented the two Syft Technologies posters, highlighting different applications of our automated high-throughput SIFT-MS solution:

1. Residual monomers in polymer samples: high-throughput analysis with automated SIFT-MS
2. High-speed formaldehyde analysis for the process-line and laboratory: SIFT-MS

It really was fantastic seeing the amount of interest in these two posters. You can download a copy of either poster by clicking the title above.

Overall, the three of us had a very successful Pittcon 2017!

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