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Purchasing Guide: Liquid Chromatography

Liquid chromatography (LC) is a technique that can be used to separate, identify, and quantify components in a mixture

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Liquid chromatography (LC) is a technique that can be used to separate, identify, and quantify components in a mixture. With various types and configurations available, understanding your lab’s needs and the capabilities of different systems is crucial for guiding your purchasing decision. For a list of LC manufacturers, see our online directory: LabManager.com/LC-manufacturers

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Liquid Chromatograph:

  1. What columns are compatible with 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 user-friendly is the interface?
  4. What level of post-sales support and warranty options are available from the manufacturer?
  5. Would a pre-owned LC system better accommodate your budget?

Size Exclusion Chromatography

Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) is a type of LC that separates molecules based on size. SEC is a valuable method for separating and characterizing monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutic proteins. Learn more about best practices for developing chromatography methods for monoclonal antibody analysis at LabManager.com/SEC-antibody-analysis

Chromatography in Cannabis Testing

Many labs looking to branch into cannabis testing may be unsure of how to use their chromatography equipment in testing processes or which new equipment would best fit their cannabis testing uses. Learn how to identify suitable methods and instrumentation for your cannabis testing at LabManager.com/cannabis-chromatography