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miniLC App Note – Analysis of Catechins in Tea

Introduction Catechins and epicatechins are polyphenolic phytochemicals that are found in high concentrations in foods such as grapes, apricots, red wine, and cocoa. Studies have found that increased catechin intake in humans has an overall positive effect on health and may help prevent and treat some chronic diseases. One of the most commonly consumed beverages…
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miniGC App Note – Analysis of Vanillin by GC-FID

Abstract The Lucidity miniGC was used to analyze imitation vanilla extract, pure vanilla extract, and the extract of a whole vanilla bean pod which was extracted using the CEM EDGE Automated Extraction System. A calibration curve of the primary flavor component of vanilla, vanillin, was constructed and the vanillin content of all samples was calculated.…
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Interview with our Service Director

At Lucidity, and at CEM, we’re all about people.  Customers, teammates, people.  If you find and retain great people you get a great company, and if you treat your customers well and give them the highest level of support you build a great business.  At the intersection of great teammates and the highest level of…
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Don’t miss Wednesday Webinars on Separation Solutions!

It’s March Madness, Lucidity style! We’re very excited to bring you a 6 part series of webinars that will air on Wednesdays beginning March 23 and concluding April 6.  Each Wednesday there will be a 1 hour webinar from 11:00AM – 12:00PM (EST) and a 1 hour webinar from 3:00PM to 4:00PM (EST) on a…
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Introducing… Will it Analyze?

We’re very excited to announce that we’re launching a new video series titled “Will it Analyze?” that ties in with the popular “Will it Digest?” and “Will it Extract?” video series from CEM.  In this video series Prof. Dan will take a look at everyday objects and see what can be analyzed in either the…
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The frustration of gas cylinders for gas chromatography…

Do you have a Helium tank? What about a compressed air tank?  No, not house air, a compressed air tank? What about a Hydrogen tank? Do they all still have gas in them?  Have you checked recently? Are they being stored safely and correctly? Did you make sure the EHS folks have the correct brackets…
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Article on cannabis testing highlights the miniGC and the miniLC

Another great article by Jonathan Edelman of Restek, gives an overview of some of the latest developments in cannabis testing and highlights the miniGC and the miniLC.  In his most recent article, Edelman talks about some of the challenges that face the cannabis industry as well as some of the latest advances in analytical systems…
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Oh the places we’ll go…

On the bench, on the beach, in the lab, or in a cab.  All you need is a standard power outlet. Take your chromatography systems with you where ever you may need them. We’ve noticed some of our customers taking this cart approach with their systems, which allows them to relocate their miniGC, miniGAS, and…
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Calibration curves just got waaay easier…

Creating and editing calibration curves just got way easier!  Trying to create calibration curves for an HPLC or GC can be complicated and confusing.  As we’ve attempted to do in every aspect of every system we have designed, we’ve tried to make it as intuitive as possible to create and implement calibration curves.  You simply…
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miniGC featured in Will It Extract? video

In the the latest episode of the regular Will It Extract? video series from CEM, Applications Chemist Benedict Liu, also a member of the applications group responsible for the Lucidity products, has a deep and fascinating conversation with the EDGE (CEM’s Pressurized Liquid Extraction System) as he demonstrates how to extract compounds of interest from…
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