As part of its ongoing relationship with the company, members of Shimadzu’s Chromatography team provided a training day on gas chromatography and the Shimadzu GC2030 for analytical chemists at Aspire Laboratories.
The event included a detailed introduction to the theory behind gas chromatography and the systems offered by Shimadzu, covering column chemistry and detector functionality. Participants got hands-on with the instrument for the second part of the training, led by Andrew Clissord and including attaching the columns using ClickTek connectors, changing and attaching ferrules, liners, septa, syringes etc.
QC Analysist Samantha said: “A testament to how well the training was delivered was that the day afterwards, I was able to start on a GC method transfer project and was able to use the instrument without any issues. I have now used the GC and associated LabSolutions software for more than two months without any issues.”
The GC2030 enables customisable system set ups, allowing for oven and column temperatures to be reached quickly. LabSolutions software is easily interchangeable between HPLC and GC usage, whilst a simple user interface meaning training and usage of the system is straight forward and efficient.