We Have Added Additional Products For All Of Your Standards and Certified Reference Materials Needs!
New Oral and Parenteral Mixes for USP 232
European Pesticide Mix
Introducing the SPEX CertiPrep European Pesticide Mix to address the European Commission’s Regulation 2017/170. The Commission is amending Annexes II, II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards to maximum residue levels for bifenthrin, carbematide, cinidon-ethyl, fenpropimorph, and triflusulfuron in or on certain products.
Introducing SPEX CertiPrep’s Heavy Metals and Minerals Testing Kits
Heavy Metals and Minerals Testing Kits are designed for routinely analyzed heavy metals and minerals. All kits come with (6) 30 mL standards which includes a nitric acid blank for easy dilution. Conveniently packaged in a sturdy, heavy-duty carton, these kits are perfect to store on a lab bench or in a cabinet.
The 30 mL standards ship non-hazardous, saving money on shipping costs. The smaller volume also allows for less hazardous waste should the standard expire before its contents are used.
Heavy Metals Testing Kits include Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, Mercury and a Nitric Acid Blank.
Minerals Testing Kits include Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium and a Nitric Acid Blank.
For complete information, please visit www.spexcertiprep.com/testing-kits.
Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. At SPEX CertiPrep, we support the hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates.
Awareness needs to be ongoing so we are putting pink in your lab!
Every web order during the month of October will receive a free pink vial rack. We hope the rack will brighten up your bench space and be a reminder to take the steps to plan and detect breast cancer in its early stages and encourage other to do the same!
Did You Know?*
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime
- Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide
- Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since around 1990 due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options
Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts accessed 9/28/17
Patricia Atkins, Product Application Scientist at SPEX CertiPrep, participated in the Stakeholder Panel on Strategic Food Analytical Methods (SPSFAM) “Cannabis Potency” Working Group. The group worked to develop Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®) in an effort to find fit-for-purpose method(s) for cannabis potency. The working group examined analytical challenges, regulatory requirements, and gaps in current methodology, etc. to submit SMPRs against which candidate methods can be evaluated. The SMPRs that are developed will be applicable for industry and regulators alike. The AOAC stakeholder panel, SPSFAM, will be used to advance draft standards developed by this new working group.
The group narrowed its focus to five cannabinoids (of the 15 compounds of interest) required for the initial SMPR; THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, and CBN. Draft SMPRs were developed and are posted on the AOAC website at SPSFAm SMPRs for Public Comment: Cannabis and Proanthocyanadins in Cranberries and is open for public comment.
The standards development activities for cannabis potency are supported by AOAC Organizational Affiliates (OA) companies SPEX CertiPrep, Sigma-Aldrich, GW Pharmaceuticals, SCIEX, CEM Corp., and SC Labs through AOAC’s working group initiative.
The AOAC Official Methods Board recognizes significant contributions and meritorious volunteer service to the AOAC analytical scientific community. Awards for both team and individual service are reviewed annually by the Official Methods Board. Award categories are: Achievement for Technical and Scientific Excellence, Expert Review Panel of the Year, Method of the Year, and Technical Service Award. Awardees receive their recognition during the AOAC Awards Ceremony during the AOAC Annual Meeting.
For questions or additional information, please contact SPEX CertiPrep at 1.800.LAB.SPEX or 1.732.549.7144 or via email at CRMMarketing@spex.com.
On Monday, August 21, 2017 there will be a solar eclipse across the United States. Now why is this eclipse special you ask… this is the first time since 1880 that a total solar eclipse will occur exclusively over the United States. No other country will see totality, though many countries will see a partial eclipse of the sun.2 The eclipse will take about 90 minutes to cross the United States and pass through about 12 states.3
So what exactly is a total solar eclipse? A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely blocks the solar disk. In a total solar eclipse, the narrowest part of the path (where the Sun is completely blocked and the Moon casts its darkest shadow, called the umbra) is called the “zone of totality”.
What are the scientific benefits of the eclipse? The total solar eclipse offers scientists a unique opportunity to pursue a number of unique science and engineering problems. The very dark color of the moon can be used to calibrate X-ray imagers to properly record the ‘zero signal’ state, while the eclipse will block out the disk of the sun letting the light from the mysterious inner corona within 100 km of the solar photosphere shine into various experiments for detailed study.1
Fun Fact! If you are one of the lucky ones in the totality zone, you may see stars in the daytime! As the sky darkens, planets and stars hidden in the sky by the Sun’s bright light will reappear. Look for Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus during totality.2
View the Eclipse with SPEX CertiPrep
SPEX CertiPrep would like to help you view the eclipse with us! All U.S. web orders placed on August 14th through August 18th will receive a pair of eclipse glasses for your viewing pleasure.
National Lipstick Day is on July 29th, 2017. In honor of National Lipstick Day, SPEX CertiPrep would like to share our App Note
Analysis of Lipstick for Toxic Elements using ICP-MS
Fun Facts About Lipstick
The first manmade lipsticks appeared around four to five thousand years ago in Ancient Mesopotamia
Some civilizations did not allow women to appear in public without extensive facial makeup.
From all of us at SPEX CertiPrep
Our US office will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th.