Original Broadcast Date: Thursday July 18, 2013

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Regardless of what industry a chromatographer works in, system performance and data reliability are of the utmost importance. If a system’s performance starts to decline, the reliability and accuracy of the data could be in question. Furthermore, if a system’s performance drops too much, system repairs might be in order, requiring instrument downtime and reducing the productivity of the lab. However, by routinely monitoring system performance, a drop in performance can be observed earlier and corrective action can be taken, potentially reducing system downtime and preventing erroneous data from being collected. One way to monitor system performance is to benchmark the system using a system suitability standard, and then compare subsequent runs of the standard to the benchmarked data to ensure that the system is performing reliably. This webinar will showcase the utility and versatility of reference standards and the variety of valuable information that can be obtained by using them on a regular basis.

As an attendee you will learn:

  • What is a Quality Control Reference Material (QCRM)?
  • Why are QCRMs important
  • How can QCRMs be used to monitor system performance and identify system problems?
  • How can QCRMs be used to troubleshoot system problems and resolve system problems?

Jonathan TurnerJonathan Turner received his B.S. in chemistry from Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA). He joined Waters Corporation in 2006 as a research chemist in the Chemistry Research and Development department in the Consumables Business Unit. His role at Waters has been to focus on the design and development of chromatographic media used in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and environmental markets. The evaluations that he has conducted have been instrumental in the launches of the Glycan Analysis column and the XSelect Family of bonded phases.