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Purchasing Guide: Liquid Chromatography

Before purchasing LC systems, it’s important to consider your application as specific components, including columns and detectors, that are better suited for certain sample types

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Liquid chromatography (LC) is a technique used to separate, identify, and quantify unknown components in a mixture. Before purchasing LC systems, it’s important to consider your application as specific components, including columns and detectors, that are better suited for certain sample types. For a list of LC manufacturers, see our online directory: LabManager.com/LC-manufacturers

5 Questions to Ask When Buying an LC System:

  1. What columns will you require for your sample type?
  2. What detector is best suited to your application?
  3. What software is available for instrument programming and data analysis, and how easy is it to use?
  4. What post-sales support is available from the manufacturer?
  5. Would a pre-owned LC system better accommodate your budget?

HPLC in Pharmaceutical Applications

Liquid chromatography is a powerful tool in the development and production of pharmaceuticals. Learn more about the use of HPLC in pharmaceutical work at LabManager.com/pharmaceutical-HPLC 

The Advantage of UPLC

Ultra-performance liquid chromatography, or UPLC, is a separation technique that operates at considerably higher pressure than HPLC systems and allows for smaller particles, which offer significantly higher resolution per unit time. Learn more about the state of UPLC in this interview: LabManager.com/UPLC-interview