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Microwave assisted extraction of pesticides from environmental samples

The analytical instrument is just one component in achieving the lowest limits of detection using plasma spectrochemistry. The other critical area that puts significant demands on a laboratory’s overall detection capability is to ensure that the sample preparation procedure does not contribute any additional sources of contamination.

Tags: metalanalysis, clean chemistry

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Hexavalent chromium Cr(VI) determination in disposal electronic waste

In the past years, the demand of hexavalent chromium Cr(VI) determination in electronic components has been dramatically increased. Cr VI is widely used in manufacturing of electronics thanks to its anticorrosive proprieties, although it is highly toxic and carcinogenic. Its determination in disposal electronic waste is pivotal and mandatory in many countries to protect the environment from hazardous contaminants. Our application specialists have done several tests to develop a method in full compliance with IEC 62321-7-2: 2017.

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Our approach to COVID-19

Our approach to COVID-19

  • Milestone Team

Milestone's priority is to provide a safe environment for our employees, their families, and the communities in which we operate.
We have asked our employees to adopt all the safety measures at work to reduce transmission risks and to keep them safe. All our sites remain open, and we have taken additional precautions to protect our workforce. This includes appropriate screening and social distancing, availability of personal protective equipment, increased cleaning and disinfection and restricted access for visitors.
Internal and external events have been rescheduled virtually, while all our manufacturing sites are operating at normal capacity.
Your Milestone Team

Evaluation of recycle and reuse of nitric acid from sample digests by sub-boiling distillation

Publication Announcement

  • Marketing Team

We are glad to inform you of the publication of a new paper title "Evaluation of recycle and reuse of nitric acid from sample digests by sub-boiling #distillation" has just been published on Microchemical Journal. In short, the article shows that #acid #digestion waste can be #recycled (through a sub-boiling #purification process) and reused, without compromising the quality of the analytical results, with clear benefits in costs and for the #environmental health.

Tags: green digestion, scientific paper, clean chemistry

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New Milestone book release

New Milestone book release

  • Marketing Team

We are glad to inform you of the release of the new Milestone book titled: Sample preparation for elemental analysis: from evolution to revolution - The invention, the technology and the benefits of single reaction chamber

The book is the results of the joined effort of the most active and recognized persons in microwave digestion: dr. Werner Lautenschläger, prof. Skip Kingston, prof. Joaquim Nóbrega and prof. Cezar Bizzi.

Tags: book, src digestion, sample preparation

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Covid-19

COVID-19 Company Update

  • Milestone Team

Dear Friends and Partners,

Milestone proudly serves healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy and food professionals, and their infrastructures.
For this reason, it is our duty to remain open during these difficult days.
We are available, from our facilities and from home, to support you at anytime.

Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Your Milestone Team

Milestone Announces New Educational Webinars and Virtual Events

Milestone is continuing to connect, share content and provide technology solutions to contribute to the success of your laboratory. At Milestone, helping chemists is our mission and priority.
During this challenging time, Milestone is announcing several virtual events and educational webinar series.
The Milestone team is always working to keep you informed and help you optimize your system capabilities for your lab’s changing needs.
These are challenging times for any business, and we are here for you. Whatever your needs, small or large, please reach out to us. Helping Chemists is our true mission.

Get access to a virtual helping hand!

Tags: Tips, application, training

Utrecht University’s researchers rely on Microwave-Assisted extraction for their study
Marine Palynology and Palaeoceanography research group uses the newest microwave extraction system to study primeval seabed sediment. The project is exploring the influence of ocean conditions on the melting process of Antarctica’s ice cap during climatically warm periods in the geological past, when carbon dioxide conditions were similar to today’s. The findings could help predict how, and how quickly, climate change can melt the ice caps.

Tags: extraction, organic compounds, case study, testimonials

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Why does the cannabis industry need to get better at measuring heavy metals
The cannabis plant is known to be a hyper-accumulator of heavy metals in the soil and growing medium, so it’s critical to monitor levels to ensure cannabis products are safe to use. Unfortunately, there are many inconsistencies with heavy metal limits due to the lack of clear and common regulations. Most define four heavy metals (Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury) while others specify up to nine. Some are based on limits directly in the cannabis plant, while others are based on human consumption per day.

Tags: cannabis, metalanalysis, metal testing

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Experienced hands for GMP Guidelines' Compliance

Experienced hands for GMP Guidelines' Compliance

  • Application Team
Matching regulations and data traceability are crucial in many analytical lab, such as pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or other regulated industries. That's why Milestone offers a comprehensive Milestone Validation Package, that gives access to our factory trained engineers and specialists during the qualification process, enabling a fast implementation of your digestion system in full accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. Milestone’s operating software, easyCONTROL, is fully compliant with FDA regulation 21 CFR part 11.

Tags: pharmaceutical, gmp

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