SPEX CertiPrep hosts the New Jersey Bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus Hearing

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 SPEX CertiPrep hosted the New Jersey Bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus Hearing.

NJMEP has been working closely with the NJ Legislative Manufacturing Caucus in an effort to help NJ manufacturers. This bipartisan group, led by Senators Gopal and Oroho, has already met multiple times, but their concentration had not been on NJ manufacturers. This hearing represents a change – and – is why NJMEP pushed to have it held at a manufacturer’s facility.

Attendees of the hearing included New Jersey legislators and representatives from 35 companies throughout New Jersey.

Topics that were discussed included:

  • Aluminum and steel tariffs
  • Increased minimum wage proposal
  • Labor shortages
  • Career opportunities and trades

Click below for more information regarding the caucus:

NJBIA: New Jersey Manufacturing Companies Say Federal Tariffs are Bad For Business

NJTV News: New Jersey Manufacturers Decry Impact of Tariffs, Labor Shortage at Caucus Hearing

NJBIZ: Manufacturers Decry ‘Nightmare’ of Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

NJMEP is a private, not for profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. Backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance. For more than 20 years, NJMEP has used its extensive network of connections and proven track record of success to help manufacturers adapt to the latest innovative technologies and best practices to realize more than $3.4 billion in value. Our services are categorized into the following three areas: Operational Excellence, Innovation and Growth and Workforce Development.

Canadian Cannabis Pesticide Mixes and Kit

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Introducing the NEW Canadian Pesticide Mixes and Kit to meet the requirements set forth by the Government of Canada

Chemical pesticides have become an integral part of the agricultural toolbox, offering protection to crops from destructive pests. However, an unfortunate side effect of their uses is the potential leaching of these, oftentimes, harmful chemicals into the environment leading to their eventual presence in the human food chain. As a result, pesticide residue analysis has become a critical testing process for many different types of laboratories.

For your convenience, we have designed a cannabis pesticide kit which contains the 95 compounds that are required to be tested based on regulations set by the Government of Canada. This requirement for mandatory testing for the presence of unauthorized pesticides will help ensure that Canadians can continue to have confidence in obtaining safe, quality-controlled medical cannabis from licensed producers.

CAN-CAN-KIT: Canadian Cannabis Pesticide Kit at 100 µg/mL in LC/MS Acetonitrile

Click here for Canadian Cannabis Mixes and Kit product details

How Are You Preparing Your Cannabis Samples for Testing

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SPEX CertiPrep Analytical Standards for Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis Testing

SPEX CertiPrep introduces our NEWEST Certified Reference Materials to our CannStandards® product line.

Cannabis Terpene Kits

Terpenes in cannabis are a useful marker for identifying strains as well as flavor profiles. They may have a relationship with the cannabinoids through the “entourage effect” where the terpene and cannabinoid interact in modulating the overall effect of the cannabis.

CAN-TERP-KIT: Terpenes at 100 µg/mL in Methanol (42 components)
CAN-TERP-KIT-H: Terpenes at 1,000 µg/mL in Methanol (42 components).

Click here for Terpenes product details.

Click here to view our complete CannStandards® product line.

SPEX CertiPrep wins NJIT Top Diversity and Inclusion Supplier Award

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SPEX CertiPrep is proud to have received the NJIT Award for Top Diversity and Inclusion Supplier for Career Development Services Best-in-Class Recruiting.
Career Development Services at NJIT put the program together for their NJIT Recruitment Partner Program. The Recognition and Awards Ceremony was held to recognize companies for partnering with NJIT in different ways. Awards went to “Top Employers of Co-ops and Interns”, “Best Public Sector Employer”, “Best Continuous Partner”, etc.
Our award fell under the “Top Diversity and Inclusion Supplier”. Three different groups from NJIT each nominated a company as their supporter. We were nominated by the Society of Women Engineers because of our partnership with them over the years. We have attended mentoring and networking events that they have held on campus for their members as well as other students.
This year we participated in a panel discussion to help the students get ready for the job fair that they were going to have, answering questions about the interview process and how to best present themselves.

Spreading the love in our community

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This past year, SPEX’s companies supported the Stomp the Monster Foundation, which provides assistance to families who are struggling with the day to day hardships of dealing with cancer.  The money we raised was used to purchase gift cards that were given to the family to purchase food for holiday dinners, coats, and holiday presents for their children.

We adopted a family in New Jersey with four children whose youngest is age 2.  He is being treated for ALL Leukemia at the Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.   His mother requested gift cards for the family along with a wish list of small gifts for her son and his siblings, age 7, age, 5 and 4.

Seth Grumet, who founded Stomp the Monster, is himself a cancer survivor.  His story and several others are highlighted in the video below.  Families that have benefited are filled with gratitude for the financial and emotional support they received from Stomp the Monster when they needed it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZHusQP1KmA.

If you are interested in supporting this very worthy cause, go to http://stompthemonster.org/

 100% of your donation will be given to the families in need.

SPEX CertiPrep Pesticide Mixes – We Have the Perfect Brew

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Premixed Pesticide Multi-Compound CRMs

Now available, SPEX CertiPrep premixed pesticide multi-compound CRMs. Want all 144 top pesticides? We have the kit containing all of the compounds.
You analysis just got faster and easier. Calibration time will be shorter, requiring fewer injections. You will save money too. Our mixes will be less expensive than buying individual CRMs.
Click here for complete details on our Pesticide Mixes or contact us at CRMSales@spex.com.

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We Found the Perfect Witches’ Brew Recipe to Make
Your Halloween Even Spookier!

Tired of the same old cider and hot cocoa recipes? Try the bewitchingbrew ideas to liven up your celebration. And best of all, there is more than one recipe to choose from!
Source: Farmer’s Almanac

Updated New Product Supplement

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We Have Added Additional Products For All Of Your Standards and Certified Reference Materials Needs!

At SPEX CertiPrep we are committed to providing you all of the Analytical Standards and Certified Reference Materials you need to keep your lab going strong!
We have added additional products to our product offering which include:
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Also included in our New Product Supplement, you can learn about our Loyal Customer Programs and SPoints Rewards.
We also have SPEX Lab Bench Tools with helpful information on concentration, volume and temperature scale conversions, along with Anion and Elemental concentration conversions.
Click here to download your FREE copy or contact us at CRMMarketing@spex.com to request a copy today!

Introducing New USP 232 Standards

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New Oral and Parenteral Mixes for USP 232

Guidelines set by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) require pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries to provide accurate, quantifiable results for the metal analysis in drugs, pharmaceutical substances and their constituent raw materials.
USP <232> outlines the limits and USP <233> outlines the procedures to test for metals of interest in pharmaceutical products,. The proposed procedures focus on the use of ICP-MS for the analysis of low-level impurities. The use of ICP-MS and reliable ICP-MS standards allow for increased efficiency and analysis accuracy necessary to comply with the strict regulations. In addition to the changes by the USP, the ICH is also planning to release similar guidelines on elemental impurities in pharmaceutical materials and products.
SPEX CertiPrep is proud to offer USP <232> Elemental Impurities Standards as part of our Consumer Safety Compliance Standards line. Our extensive experience in creating quality trace metals standards ensures your company will remain compliant with the new and ever-changing regulatory landscape.

New European Pesticide Mix

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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.

For details and purchasing information visit our website.

Introducing Heavy Metals and Minerals Testing Kits

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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.