The perfect marriage of ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography and MS instruments continues to be the megatrend in chromatography in the past few years.
As the HPLC industry celebrates having been around for 50 years in 2016, the senior scientists maneuver to propel the industry toward increasingly smaller samples, improved detection limits, and automation to open up new applications, which will then drive the development of new technology.
Continued investment in column technology is bound to continue since the HPLC and UHPLC columns market has been very strong.
Improved methods, advent of U-HPLC, efficient column techniques along with a rise in lab-on-a-chip or nano-HPLC, are the contributing factors driving the HPLC market.
The automation systems of the future will give the best conditions for the first, second, and third columns; and then assemble them into a multidimensional chromatography method.
Advances in instrument technology and column chemistries bring large molecular analysis into the realm of UHPLC.