AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VUV Analytics has announced Dr. Nicholas Snow as the recipient of their summer 2016 academic grant, which provides Dr. Snow's laboratory with the use of the VGA-100 Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) detector to perform novel research on gas chromatography.
Dr. Snow is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Director of the Center for Academic Industry Partnership and Interim Director of Grants and Research Services at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. He has been actively developing new chemical analysis techniques employing gas chromatography and related technologies for over 25 years. His lab has tackled a variety of problems across the field of chemical analysis, especially in pharmaceuticals, forensics, foods, flavors and the environment. The main focus of this work will be on the determination of organic contaminants in fish as they relate to transfer through the food chain.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to work with VUV and this new technology. Vacuum UV detection has the potential to solve several critical problems that still exist in detection for GC and with GC-MS," said Dr. Snow, who received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Virginia and his PhD at Virginia Tech.
"VUV Analytics is excited to provide Dr. Snow with our analytical solution which will undoubtedly result in new insights into how organic contaminants are processed and spread through the food chain," said Sean Jameson, Vice President of Business Development at VUV Analytics. "We received a number of high quality proposals, and Dr. Snow's research plan overlaps well with the analytical capabilities of the VGA-100 detector. We feel that the data generated from this effort will have broad impacts and lasting implications in a number of industries."
The VGA-100 gas chromatography detector opens up a world of research opportunities by bringing the VUV range of the electromagnetic spectrum to the bench-top for the first time ever. Using familiar absorption spectroscopy techniques, the VGA-100 produces absorption spectra in the VUV range where most vapors absorb strongly and uniquely. Seton Hall University will retain the detector through the Summer 2016 academic session, and VUV Analytics will announce the winner for the Fall 2016 session in coming weeks.
About VUV Analytics
VUV Analytics manufactures the VGA-100, the world's first Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) gas chromatography detector. The VGA-100 provides features and benefits that are complementary to mass spectrometry. The VUV absorption detector excels in applications where mass spectrometry performance has been limited. For more information visit www.vuvanalytics.com.
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