Cut GC Method Development and Optimization Time with EZGC Web Tools: Software Solutions to Hard Problems

Free Separation Science Webinar

Presenter: Jonathan Keim, Restek

Date: December 5, 2017

Time: 8 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. EST / 4 p.m. GMT / 5 p.m. CET

A recorded, on-demand version will be available to everyone who registers for the live broadcast.


Chromatographic laboratories face continual pressure to increase productivity while decreasing costs. With recent advances in available technology, additional flexibility in updated methods, and optimization of key instrument parameters, we can find valuable opportunities to save time and money. In this talk, we will share work showing how the EZGC suite of online tools can be used to improve gas chromatographic analyses quickly and effectively, without spending any time at the bench.

You will learn how the free software can be used to improve your analyses in ways such as: maintaining high quality separations with much shorter columns, optimizing your splitless valve time, switching carrier gases, and automating method development.


Register for this event and you will…

  • Be able to describe how the Pro EZGC chromatogram modeler can be used to accelerate method development.
  • Be able to define the best situations for using Pro EZGC chromatogram modeler.
  • Be able to state several situations where you should use the EZGC method translator to translate your run conditions.



LC Column Technology: The State of the Art

Authors: Gert Desmet1, Fabrice Gritti2, Xiaoli Wang3, Frank Steiner4, Dave Bell5, Tivadar Farkas6, Mel Euerby7

  1. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2. Waters Corporation, 3. Agilent Technologies, 4. Thermo Fisher Scientific, 5. Restek Corporation, 6. Phenomenex, Inc., 7. Shimadzu

Published By: LCGC Europe

Year of Publication: November 2017

Volume, Issue: Volume 30, Issue 11


Abstract: Key opinion leaders in the field discuss the current state of the art in liquid chromatography column technology in an extended special feature celebrating the 30th anniversary edition of LCGC Europe.

October Declared Employee Ownership Month in Pennsylvania

State Representative Kerry Benninghoff presents Bryan Wolcott, Restek’s president, with a resolution and praises the company on its success as an employee-owned business.

State Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-Bellefonte) presented Restek with a resolution on Oct. 30 declaring October Employee Ownership Month in Pennsylvania.

“It is companies like this—employee-owned, small companies like this—not big factories that keep us going,” Rep. Benninghoff said. “So, on behalf of myself and the entire General Assembly, thank you for that continued success. Congratulations on behalf of the Commonwealth.”

Restek, like thousands of companies in the country, is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, which is a business model where employees own shares of the company. In Restek’s case, the company is 100% employee owned.

“We think employee ownership is one of the most important ownership vehicles in the country. We would like to see it keep growing and this resolution is one way that it does,” said Bryan Wolcott, Restek’s president and head coach.

Each year, ESOP businesses across the country celebrate October as ESOP month. The presentation by Rep. Benninghoff capped a full month of ESOP activity, including Restek’s Culture Fair on Oct. 4, when the company hosted more than 20 internal and external groups and organizations to set up info booths within the company’s atrium and hallways to talk to employees about volunteer opportunities. Employees at the chromatography manufacturer can use up to four hours per month to volunteer during work. The company also hosted educational seminars, a Halloween costume contest, and more to celebrate employee ownership.

These festivities closed an exciting month for Restek, one that included the company’s 32nd anniversary as well as being awarded Company of the Year by The Pennsylvania Delaware Chapter of The ESOP Association. It was the second time Restek won the award.

New, Multicomponent Class 3 Residual Solvents Standards

Preparing multisolvent reference standards for USP <467> Class 3 residual solvents analysis can be costly, time-consuming, and a source of variation. You can simplify standard preparation significantly and reduce variability by using new, multicomponent Class 3 residual solvents standards from Restek. These new formulations are the only premixed Class 3 reference standards available, and their verified composition and stability bring confidence and consistency to residual solvents analysis. Pair Restek’s new Class 3 standards with our full line of USP <467> standards, GC columns, accessories, and sample vials for a complete residual solvent testing solution.

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