• Discover the Future of Science: Join the Reunion at Pittcon 2023
    Pittcon is a showcase for scientific innovations on laboratory equipment, technology and supplies.
  • Pittcon provides the opportunity to explore solutions to research challenges.
  • The conference offers over 1000 technical and networking sessions
  • Joanna Aizenberg

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Discover the Future of Science: Join the Reunion at Pittcon 2023

Feb 08 2023

After two years of virtual connectivity, the 74th Pittcon returns in a face-to-face format from 18-22 March 2023. Taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, the event will provide visitors with the opportunity to collaborate in person, experience the latest advances in analytical research, scientific instrumentation and technology, and explore solutions to their research challenges.

Pittcon is a thriving, international conference and trade show that focuses on the field of laboratory science. It provides a showcase for scientific innovations on laboratory equipment, technology and supplies. In addition, it serves as an educational platform and offers numerous opportunities for growth in the sciences. The conference offers over 1000 technical and networking sessions, while the exposition features approximately 500 exhibiting companies from all corners of the globe.

“We are beyond elated to welcome the world of laboratory science back to Pittcon,” said Jonell Kerkhoff, Pittcon President. “Moreover, this is our first live and in-person Pittcon in two years and we are returning to Philadelphia, a city that has historically provided us with a great deal of attendee and exhibitor engagement.”

2023 Wallace H. Coulter Lecture

Joanna Aizenberg will deliver the 2023 Wallace H. Coulter Lecture. Joanna Aizenberg received the B.S. degree in Chemistry from Moscow State University, and the PhD degree in Structural Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. After spending nearly a decade at Bell Labs, Joanna joined Harvard University, where she is the Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Her Lecture, ‘Venturing Into Analytical Chemistry Using Photonic Crystals’ will take place during Pittcon 2023 on Sunday 19 March at 5:00pm.

This talk will showcase a remarkable co-assembly method for creating large, highly organised porous photonic crystals. These opal films exhibit an eye-catching coloration that results from a combination of iridescence and plasmonic effects. Moreover, their composition and optical properties can be altered by selectively functionalising the doped opals, resulting in a locally tunable threshold wettability. This allows for changes in the liquid-specific wetting behaviour and macroscopic colour shifts. These properties are being harnessed for various practical applications, such as the creation of low-cost colorimetric indicators for medical diagnosis, oil classification, encryption, and monitoring of tampering or material degradation. Finally, this presentation will delve into the possibilities of using these techniques to create novel, machine learning-powered artificial noses that use biomimetic ‘sniffing’ methods.

James L. Waters Symposium

The 2023 topic of the James L. Waters Symposium is ‘History and Development of SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry)’. Leading experts will discuss the progression, practical implementation, and latest innovations in instrumentation and its practical applications.

The outstanding panel of speakers who will be presenting at the Pittcon 2023 Waters Symposium includes: Nicholas Winograd, Penn State University; Ron Heeren, Maastricht University; Sean Bendall, Stanford University; Hua Tien, University of Pittsburgh; Jonathan Sweedler, University of Illinois.

This session will take place during Pittcon on Tuesday 21 March at 1:30 pm.

Short Courses 2023

The 2023 Short Courses will take place from Saturday 18 – Wednesday 22 March. With over 60 options to choose from and catering to different skill levels - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - these courses can last anywhere from half a day to one full day. They cover a diverse range of analytical topics including biomedical engineering, environmental analysis, mass spectrometry, microscopy, chromatography, pharmaceutical sciences, and more. Additionally, there are courses available on general lab functions such as industrial hygiene and safety, data management and data analysis, regulatory compliance and validation.

Click here to see a complete list of all short courses either by date or category with descriptions.

Conferee networking sessions

The 90-minute conferee networking sessions offer a chance for full attendee registrations to connect with others who share similar interests in a relaxed atmosphere, at no additional cost. Structured problem-solving in a face-to-face setting is another advantage of attending these sessions. The goal of increasing awareness about a specific topic or issue can be achieved through this platform, and attending this event provides an opportunity to find solutions to a problem or come up with new ideas.

The networking sessions encompass a wide range of subjects including food science, speciality analysis, cannabis and hemp, environmental science, water quality, materials science, biomedical, laboratory information/data analysis, pharmaceutical science, and more.

Pittcon Conference

Pittcon is a highly regarded conference in the field of analytical chemistry. The conference provides attendees with an opportunity to stay updated on the latest advancements and research in the industry. The conference program is designed to give participants direct access to insights and innovations from top scientists and innovators from all over the world. With a focus on providing cutting-edge knowledge, Pittcon 2023 is the perfect platform for anyone looking to stay ahead in the field of analytical chemistry.

Pittcon’s Conference element is organised into eight tracks representative of contemporary laboratory science and analytical chemistry: Bioanalytics & Life Sciences; Cannabis & Psychedelics; Nanotechnology & Materials Science; Energy & Environmental; Food Science & Agriculture; Forensics & Toxicology; Industry & Manufacturing; Pharmaceutical.

Don’t miss the world’s leading Technical Program featuring scientists from around the world, including:

  • Exosomes: Nanovesicles with Gigantic Implications and Analytical Challenges, R. Kenneth Marcus, Clemson University
  • Analytical Methods for Cannabis Characterization, Imma Ferrer, University of Colorado
  • Exploring Separations: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Theory, Max Lei Geng, University of Iowa
  • Perâ€Â and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Sensing in Water, Woo Hyoung Lee, University of Central Florida
  • Non-Targeted and Suspect Screening Analyses Using High Resolution-Mass Spectrometry for the Identification of Unknowns: Toward More Reliable, Reproducible, and Understandable Methods and Results, Ann Knolhoff, US Food and Drug Administration
  • NIJ - Innovations and Trends in Forensic Examination of Seized Drugs and Forensic Toxicolog, Igor Lednev, University at Albany, SUNY
  • How Optical and Atomic Spectroscopy is Enabling the New Lithium Economy, Peter Larkin, Solvay/Technology Solutions
  • Increasing Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Analysis by Using Enhanced Automation Techniques to Characterize Preclinical and Clinical Drug Candidates, Stacey Marden & Jenny Ottosson, AstraZeneca
  • Application of LC-MS and Its Challenges in Drug Discovery and Development, Perry Wang, FDA
  • Advancing Glycobiology Through Mass Spectrometry, Albert Heck, Utrecht University

Pittcon is a must-attend conference and exposition that brings together the best and brightest minds in laboratory science from across the globe. The event provides a stage for showcasing the most recent breakthroughs in analytical research and scientific instrumentation, as well as an opportunity for attendees to continue their education and grow their knowledge of the field. Whether you’re involved in developing, purchasing, or selling lab equipment, conducting physical or chemical analyses, creating analysis methods, or managing scientists, Pittcon is the perfect venue for you.

International Labmate look forward to welcoming you to booth 911 at Pittcon 2023.

Pittcon 2023: FACTS & FIGURES

Exhibition dates: Monday 20 - Wednesday 22 March 2023

Short Courses: Saturday 18 – Wednesday 22 March 2023

Technical Programme: Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 March 2023

Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Click here for further information and a full list of exhibitors.


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