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Cover Story |  January/February 2012

Insights on Liquid Chromatography Systems

A Lab Manager Magazine technology buyer’s report



The More it Matures, the Better it Gets

Unlike many other mature analytical technologies, HPLC seems to have entered a period of intense innovation and competition. 

What it Takes to Run HPLC/UHPLC

Although by no means the only operational issue involved in HPLC, cost of ownership is something everyone considers and ultimately comes to grips with. 

To Upgrade or not to Upgrade?

Nowhere is the controversy over instrument upgrades more animated than in HPLC, or more correctly, in the debate over switching from HPLC to UHPLC.

A Q & A with Select HPLC Expert End-Users

Our six experts from both industry and acadmia provide their thoughts on HPLC systems in this Q&A, commenting on which systems work best for them, and more.


Are You In The Market For HPLC Columns?

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) columns are considered the “heart” of the instrument used to transport the analyte and the mobile phase and provide the environment in which separation is achieved. 

February 2012 HPLC System Product Survey Results

The origins of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) date back to the invention of chromatography in the early 20th century, then to partition and paper chromatography in the 1940s, and finally to the introduction of liquid chromatography in the early 1960s.

Laboratory Technology

The Right Choice for UHPLC Systems

UHPLC – ultra high performance liquid chromatography – systems have been around since 2003 and continue to grow. These systems, while having better performance than traditional HPLC, have more limited surface chemistries than HPLC.