Scientific Instrument Webinars and Online Training

Webinars and Online Training

Cannabis and Hemp Testing Webinars

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Detection of Typical GCMS Pesticides by APCI-LCMS in Cannabis

Presentation topics include: What is MS?, LCMS vs GCMS, Pesticide Analysis in Cannabis, LCMS Source Types, MRM Development and Optimization, Final Method Parameters, Sample Preparation, Matrix Effects, Representative Chromatograms, Calibration Curves, and LOQs

Detection of Typical GCMS Pesticides in Cannabis Webinar 


How to Increase Speed and Efficiency of Heavy Metals Testing in Cannabis

Join industry experts from Glass Expansion, CEM, and Shimadzu to learn about methods, optimization, and tips and tricks related to the analysis of heavy metals for the cannabis industry. This discussion will cover the complete analysis process, from digestion to data.

Heavy Metals Cannabis Webinar 


NIST Tools for Confidently Distinguishing Between Hemp and Marijuana

This webinar will focus on the analytical methods and procedures being developed at NIST for accurately measuring cannabinoids (THC, THCA, CBD, etc.) in Cannabis samples and the solutions provided by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.


Tips and Tricks: Cannabis Sample Prep and Analysis by ICP-MS

Join us to learn a few tips and tricks to overcome common problems associated with the analysis of cannabis samples by ICP-MS.

ICPMS Tips and Tricks for Cannabis Webinar 


Energy & Chemicals Webinars

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Analysis of Alcohols and Hand Sanitizers – Regulatory Compliance and Analytical Efficiency

In this webinar, our panel of experts will discuss the market for alcohol-based hand sanitizers, the current regulatory environment, as well as analytical solutions including gas chromatography, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to ensure the purity, potency, and safety of alcohols and hand sanitizers.


Food & Beverage Analysis Webinar

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Food Contact Materials: GRAS* or Gross?

Food Contact Materials (FCM) are any materials that come in contact with food during processing, storage, preparation or serving. The safety of these FCMs must be evaluated as they can migrate into the food supply and contaminate the food with compounds like Per-and Polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), mineral oils (MOSH/MOAH), and leachables/extractables from plastics containers (bisphenol A, heavy metals). This webinar will provide an introduction to FCMs, discuss the challenges faced by the food industry, and present the latest analytical technologies for FCMs.


Fluorescence Webinar

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An Introduction to Light Emission Spectroscopy, with a focus on Fluorescence: Theory and Materials Characterization Applications

This webcast will consist of two parts. Part 1 will start off with a basic introduction to luminescence terminology and electronic theory. Particular attention will be given to photoluminescence, both fluorescence and phosphorescence. Part 2 will discuss several important materials characterization applications.


FTIR Webinar

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FTIR Tips and Tricks

Simple good practices for quality data including: Sample prep and key accessories, Attenuated Reflectance Accessory (ATR), Environmental effects - CO2 and H2O, Library search and precautions, and Micro analysis


Gas Chromatography Webinars

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Analysis of Sulfur Compounds in Hydrocarbon Matrices by ASTM D5504, D5623, and D7011 with a new GC-SCD

In this webinar, we will discuss the fundamentals of GC-SCD as well as common challenges, explore the unique design of Shimadzu’s new SCD and how it overcomes these challenges, and present data for this system’s applicability to ASTM D5504, D5623, D7011, as well as quantification of sulfur compounds in ethylene and propylene.


Optimize your GC Analyses to Combat the Effects of COVID-19 on Lab Operations

Many companies will soon be reopening and allowing staff to get back into their laboratories. There are going to be several challenges for companies to consider, during this transition period, but most are related to health & safety or financial hurdles. By listening to this webinar, you will learn many specific approaches labs can utilize with existing products as well as new features that can help in both of these categories. Things like automated sample preparation and remote control/monitoring of your instrumentation aid in social distancing efforts. Additionally, utilizing new features in gas selection can help save money and automate processes like never before.


Reliable Sulfur Speciation by A Newly Designed GC SCD

This eLearning session introduces the operating principle of the SCD, as well as the innovations brought by Shimadzu to improve the productivity and minimize the instrument downtime. You will learn the various features of Shimadzu SCD which make it a reliable tool for analysing sulfur-containing compounds down to the trace level.

Sulfur Speciation Webinar 


Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Webinars

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Expanding Material Characterization Capabilities Using Pyrolysis GCMS

Have you ever wanted an alternate sample introduction method?  Maybe the sample of interest needs to be hotter than a standard inlet will reach.  Pyrolysis is a sample introduction technique that uses elevated temperatures to break down organic materials.  The starting samples can be anything from liquids to solids from many different application areas.  Attend to get your questions answered by the experts.

Material Characterization Capabilities Using Pyrolysis Webinar 


Helium vs. Hydrogen: Lifting your chromatography above the rest.

With helium prices on the rise and shortages looming, people everywhere are looking for an alternative. Join us to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hydrogen as a carrier gas. We will cover everything from ease of switching to how your GC and GCMS results will be affected. We will also have a special guest from Peak Scientific joing us to discuss using generators!

Helium vs Hydrogen Webinar 


Pyrolysis-GCMS: The Power of Mass Spectroscopy for Unveiling Plastic Contamination in the Environment

In this event, our two speakers will discuss the suitability of this technique for assessing the fate of microplastics in the environment. They will also present examples of how they have applied Py-GCMS for studying these contaminants in water, biosolids and seafood samples, among others.

Unveiling Plastic Contamination in the Environment Webinar 


Thermal Desorption GCMS: Supporting Your Arson Analysis

Join us for our first Forensics Webinar! We will be covering the rapidly growing field of Arson as it pertains to TD-GCMS. Come and learn everything you need to know regarding Arson, and Fire Debris and how Shimadzu GCMS paired with thermal desorption will burn through the competition!

Thermal Desorption Webinar 

Liquid Chromatography Webinar

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Analyzing Aromatics in Jet and Diesel Fuels Using LC-RID

Analysis of the chemical components of fuels is critical to ensuring their quality, combustion characteristics, and compliance with environmental regulations. This webinar will provide a background on the common industry test methods for fuels, the challenges associated with long-standing techniques, and explore Shimadzu’s HPLC-based solutions for the energy industry.

Analyzing Aromatics in Jet and Diesel Fuels Webinar 

Liquid Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) Webinars


Panel discussion: the pros and pros of HRMS implementation in quantitative routines

This free panel discussion welcomes the expert panelists to provide insights into the use of HRMS across a variety of fields, namely food safety, forensics and clinical research. The discussion will feature how HRMS compares with TQMS, main drivers for implementation, common challenges and opinions on what the future holds.

HRMS Discussion Webinar 


Shimadzu ‘Reboots’ LC-MS/MS triple quadrupole technologies and capabilities at ASMS 2020; we have something new to talk about…

This webinar will walk through how the new IonFocus system can make a real difference to LC-MS/MS workflows and headline new software capabilities in making data review easier and quicker. Find out how this next step in LC-MS/MS could make a real difference to your lab.

Shimadzu ‘Reboots’ LC-MS/MS Triple Quadrupole Technologies and Capabilities Webinar 


Understand the rationale behind the Q-TOF LC/MS that stably sustains sub-ppm mass accuracy.

The webinar describes various metrics that are relevant to statistical interpretation of MMA, which explain why mass resolution of 30,000 is more than sufficient for mass measurement at sub-ppm accuracy. Using the Shimadzu LCMS-9030 quadrupole time-of-flight MS, the rationale and strength of instrument stability for consistently achieving sub-ppm MMA has been demonstrated in small molecules.

Q-TOF LCMS Webinar 


MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry Webinars

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Mapping Uncharted Territory: MALDI-imaging of Lipids in Tissues

In this webinar we will summarize how a MALDI-imaging experiment is performed and discuss the most critical steps to a successful experiment. We will also offer a practical example, demonstrating how high spatial resolution MALDI-imaging is being used to identify previously unobserved changes in the lipidome of human colon in the context of inflammatory bowel disease, which provides new insights into the mechanisms of this disease.

MALDI-imaging of Lipids in Tissues Webinar 


Proteomic Analysis Using a Miniature MALDI Digital Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer

This webinar covers topics including the origins of the digital ion trap, ion trap vs digital ion trap, Shimadzu's journey to the MALDI digitial ion trap, basic proteomics, glycomics, antibody drug conjugates, and more. 

MALDI Proteomics Webinar 

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Webinar

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Emerging Water Quality Issues: Are You Ready to Monitor PFAS in your Water?

This webinar discusses the global trends and regulatory requirements pertaining to PFAS analyses (e.g. EPA 537.1) Several case studies on drinking water and environmental matrices are described to illustrate the difficulties and pitfalls of LC-MS/MS analyses and their solutions.

PFAS Webinar 


Software/Informatics Webinar

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Assuring Laboratory Data Integrity in a Time of Enhanced Regulatory Oversight

There is currently a great deal of regulatory focus on data integrity, especially in the QC Laboratory. This is causing pharmaceutical (and other) companies to re-examine their practices and processes and their use of analytical instruments and data management systems in order to not only assure data integrity, but to do so in a way that is capable of demonstrating compliance with international regulatory requirements. This webinar will present on the topic of laboratory data integrity, examining this from the perspective of Laboratory Management, Supervisors and Technicians.

Data Integrity Webinar 


Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry Webinar

The Importance of Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Chemical Hazards in Food & Beverages

The increasing complexity of the food supply chain, the exponential growth of chemical hazards and their regulations have brought several challenges to the field of food safety. The need for productive gains and increased confidence in reporting non-compliant samples are particularly noteworthy challenges for laboratories that are routinely relied upon for maintaining a safe food supply chain. To meet these demands, mass spectrometric techniques such as tandem mass spectrometry and quadruple-time-of-flight mass spectrometry have emerged as the detectors of choice for the analysis of organic chemical hazards in foods and beverages.

One of the more recent significant developments is Shimadzu’s ultra fast family of mass spectrometric detectors that provide opportunities to increase both productivity and reporting confidence compared with more conventional mass spectrometric detectors. The importance of these state-of-the-art instruments to the analysis of chemical hazards in food will be discussed in the context of the regulatory requirements for the analysis of contaminants in foods and a general overview of chemical hazards in foods.

Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry Webinar 


UV/Vis/NIR Webinars

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Measuring Diverse Samples With UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer: An Example Workflow and Evaluation Methodology for Integrating Spheres

This webinar will consist entirely of spectra from a series of example samples that cover the range of specular and diffuse reflectance/transmission characteristics. We will concentrate on the decision-making process of how to measure these different sample types with both the stand-alone instrument and integrating sphere accessary. Included will be a detailed discussion of how to evaluate spectral data from the various sphere measurement formats. This webinar will also cover all the basic measurement configurations of integrating spheres and how to properly evaluate the sample’s material properties from collected spectra.


Plastic Films, Fabrics, Nano Particles, and Butterfly Wings: Novel, “Outside the Box”, Uses For UV/Vis/NIR Integrating Spheres

This webcast will consist of two parts. Part 1 will start off with a basic introduction to UV/Vis/NIR integrating spheres. We will then consider samples, such as plastic films and colored Spectralon®, that illustrate how sphere diameter can impact spectral accuracy in both reflectance and scatter transmission measurements. Part 2 will discuss two novel integrating sphere applications within the rapidly growing technology field of nanomaterials.

UV-Vis Webinar 


UV/Vis/NIR Spectroscopy in the Arena of Materials Characterization Research and Quality Control: How Instrumental Performance and Accessories Define Success

Instrumental parameters that are crucial to measuring materials characterization samples are stray light, noise, resolution, and scan speed. In this presentation we will address how these inter-related parameters influence measurement success. It is vital that the proper accessory be employed to match the measurement desired. This presentation will address the function of integrating spheres and how they can be used to measure both diffuse reflection and transmission. Also discussed will be the difference between a relative and absolute reflection measurement. Finally, an overview will be given of important accessories related to the materials characterization marketplace.

UV-Vis Materials Characterization Webinar 

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