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LC Method Development II: Facing Your Chromatography Challenges

June 23, 2020, 10:00 EDT | 16:00 CET

Method development is a journey into the unknown. The destination may be clear enough, if you've defined your project goals. But unforeseen challenges lurk to trip up the unwary chromatographer. Before you know it, your two-week project has become a six-week odyssey, with events like:

  • "Where did my compound go?"
  • "Why are my peaks lopsided?"
  • "I was so sure that buffer change would fix it."

It happens even to the best, but a logical problem-solving approach can help you tackle challenges confidently, rather than bang your head against the instrument.

Join application scientist James Hogbin as he draws upon 41 years of method-development experience. He'll explain how he approaches difficult problems in chromatography, so you can do the same.

Ideal for chromatographers:

  • In the early stages of their careers
  • Who are frustrated by chromatography curveballs
  • Want to solve their problems faster

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James Hogbin

James Hogbin, MRSC, joined ACD/Labs in 2019 as an Application Scientist. He previously worked for 41 years in method development for pharmaceutical and agroscience companies, including Pfizer Inc.


Charis Lam

Charim Lam is a Marketing Communications Specialist for ACD/Labs, specializing in chromatography and mass-spectrometry products. She holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Toronto.