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The Top Three Instrument Trends at Pittcon 2016

ATLANTA-- The reoccurring instrument features seen throughout press conferences and demos at Pittcon are fairly straight-forward – the easier, faster and more accurate, the better.
Similar to mass consumers of everyday products, Pittcon exhibitors are striving to offer products that incorporate the latest and most advanced technologies to ensure ease of use, and faster results, as well as portability.

Many Pittcon exhibitors have emphasized their growing capabilities to transform data analysis that has typically taken hours or days to complete, now only requires mere minutes. One example of this is seen in the GlycoWorks RapiFluor-MS N-Glycan Kit from Waters Corp., which has cut glycan analyses down from a 24+-hour timeline to just a half-hour. 

Based on purchases from the top 15 revenue generating pharmaceutical companies and 90 percent of the top biopharmaeceutical companies with glycoproteins in their pipeline, Waters has estimated that this time reduction has saved a total of four years of work industry-wide since the Kit’s launch last year.

Users also don’t have to sacrifice accuracy for the shortened analysis time either, as seen in Shimadzu’s Nexera MX, which can process twice the number of samples as conventional LSCMS systems in the same amount of time.

Ease of Use
From simpler sample preparations to intuitive interfaces, everyone can benefit from technology that enables ease of use.  Wireless technology, touch screen tablets and upgraded solution software are quickly becoming the norm for a wide range of products and applications. These technologies can drastically reduce training time and free-up users to tend to more complex tasks. In addition to automating tasks that previously required manual efforts, smart technologies can prevent any chance of human error.

From Lab to Field
Lightweight portability proves to have obvious advantages for various applications as well. Thermo Fisher showcased its new Niton XL5 handheld XRF Analyzer that brings the lab to the field. The XL5 is the smallest analyzer currently available, and is 22 percent lighter than previous models. Aside from analyzers, researchers in the bioscience fields are discovering that brain imaging tools can also be taken out of the lab and into real-world settings. As Brian Field of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments pointed out during its press conference, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) systems can be implemented into portable, wearable designs, allowing the instrument to be brought to virtually any location for subjects to wear during activities. This type of flexibility could generate data that otherwise may not have been obtained.