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We provide In-Company Workshops and Advanced Method Development Seminars with the leading gurus in chromatography


 The Internet is a huge pool of data and knowledge but highly ineffective for training purposes. Since the time of Pestalozzi-pedagogics 200 years ago it is well known that effective skills and knowledge transfer requires not only the brain but also the heart and the hands. Skills and knowledge is the basis of a successful professional career. Take this serious it‘s your future!

Advanced HPLC & UHPLC Troubleshooting Seminar With World Renowned Lecturers in mountainous Appenzell, Switzerland

This comprehensive course focusses on the isolation, correction, and prevention of liquid chromatographic problems.

Over the years our workshop in Appenzell have become a must for professional Chromatographers. Participants from everywhere have attended our unique and unforgettable events!

What does it cover?

“HPLC & UHPLC Troubleshooting: A Performance Qualification Approach” is an intensive two day course that teaches you the ins and outs of solving problems that occur with your LC methods. You will learn how to qualify the performance of your HPLC using specific tests that also can be used for isolating existing problems. More importantly, you’ll learn how to prevent many of these problems from happening in the first place. Here’s what the course covers:

The operating principles of each module in an HPLC and UHPLC system.
A review of basic HPLC theory as it applies to troubleshooting and instrument maintenance.
Why performance qualification (PQ) is so important to ensure the reliable operation of your HPLC and UHPLC and improve the quality of your results.
Proven techniques for systematic problem-solving and instrument maintenance.
The most effective, time saving, money saving approaches to preventing common hardware problems and method failures.

What will I get from this course?

What you learn will demystify your instrument.
You’ll discover that understanding how each instrument module works will help you to diagnose and correct problems quickly.
You’ll find that all of the perplexing and frustrating problems your experience have simple and logical solutions.
You’ll learn how to prevent most problems.
You’ll be equipped with testing techniques to help evaluate instrument performance and to isolate problems when they occur.
You’ll find how tell the difference between equipment and separation problems.
You’ll learn how to use the appearance of the chromatogram to help diagnose the problem source and how to correct the problem.
You’ll have access to one of the world’s experts in HPLC troubleshooting to help solve your specific problems.
You’ll get an attractive certificate to reinforce career as Chromatographer.
People perform best if they enjoy their job. Chromatographers enjoy their work if they are in control over the many process variables. Today a wide range of facilities are available to learn about Chromatography including webinars, lectures in universities, books and technical journals. The conference /seminar in Appenzell offers much more. You mingle amongst the very best in industry. Personal atmosphere provides numerous opportunities to get to know other attendees and the lecturer.

Appenzell offers a unique landscape, culture, Appenzeller cheese and hemp beer.

After the seminar some participants may take time for a hike in the mountains, visiting various tourist attractions, enjoy a meal in the many local restaurants or mounting the summit of Mount Hoher Kasten, Kronberg or Saentis by cable car to enjoy the view of the lake of Constance or the Swiss and Austrian Alps.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this course. As soon as we have a few potential participants we will contact the leading lecturers in the field to discuss availability and costs.  We then will approach more potential participants to minimize couse costs.