e-Chronicle Newsletter

CSI E-Chronicle - February 2021

The e-Chronicle is a regular publication from Chromatographic Specialties Inc. It showcases new products, suppliers, literature and news from across the chromatography industry.



GVS Filter Technology

With a 40-year history, the GVS Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of filter solutions for applications in the Healthcare & Life Sciences, Energy & Mobility and Health & Safety sectors. 

  • Syringeless Filter Vials with a wide range of membranes, including PTFE, Nylon, PES, PVDF and regenerated cellulose. 
  • Ultra-low dead volume housing provides excellent sample recovery.
  • All GVS products are very competitively priced.

Click here for a pdf overviewing their Separa® line of syringeless filter vials.

Click here to order or request a quote.

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Certified Reference Standards

Chromatographic Specialties has access to a wide variety of analytical standards and high-purity reference materials. 

Our current offering includes many of the premier manufacturers of analytical reference materials in the world.
Additionally, some of our chromatography and sample preparation suppliers have niche offerings of reference product.

These include:

Our offering continues to grow as we solidify our place as THE source of analytical reference materials in Canada.  We have developed a section on our website that we will continue to update to showcase the breadth of our offering and offer technical tips and materials of interest to anyone using these types of product; we suggest you use it as a resource for keeping you informed of new developments.

Click here for more information on Analytical Standards.

Need an analytical standard – make us your first call!  Chances are we are able to provide both primary and secondary sources of the material you require; if not, we can lead you to where you can find it. 

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Chromatographic Specialties – NEW 2021 Brochure:  Cost Savings for Your Lab

Chromatographic Specialties Inc., Canada’s Chromatography Leader,
is pleased to present the 3rd edition of our... Cost Savings Brochure.

Inside we showcase numerous products and services designed to help you and your lab save time, money and effort.

Click here to view a PDF version of the brochure.





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VICI – Product Access

Many of you have been informed of the pending closure of Valco Instruments’ (VICI) Canadian location
and may wonder about how best to access their product lines, including:

  • Valco valves and fittings
  • Jour HPLC parts
  • Cheminert valves
  • ValcoBond GC columns
  • Precision Sampling syringes and valves
  • VICI DBS gas generators
  • and more

Chromatographic Specialties Inc. (CSI) has represented the entire line of VICI products for over 40 years and continues to do so.

This means that those products are still available to you from a Canadian source, allowing you to purchase product that has already been brokered across the border, with payment in Canadian dollars.  For those of you who had established inventory at the Canadian facility, CSI is interested in opening discussions about how we are able to provide a similar level of service.

Please contact us through sales@chromspec.com for questions or to open a dialogue.


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SilcoTek is Going to Mars Again!

SilcoTek is on board the ExoMars 2022 mission.

Click here to find out how their durable and inert coatings contribute to the mission.

If you have an application that requires inert surface coating or you’d like to learn more about SilcoTek’s coatings, please contact our Technical Support Group at 1-800-267-8103 or tech@chromspec.com.






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The Importance of CAS Numbers When Requesting Standards

Going through a long list of compounds for an analytical standard and adding a CAS number for every compound on the list is something nobody wishes to do. Unfortunately, it's become crucial for accurate processing of ever lengthening analyte lists, especially for international methods. Many drugs and pesticides have local variations on name or spelling while CAS numbers are constant throughout the world. CAS numbers are now the primary identifier for analytes in most, if not all, ISO 17034 Certified Reference Materials.

To let us help you find the best solutions for extensive analyte lists please:

  • Include CAS numbers whenever you have them.
  • Include a technical contact to clarify any oddities in a list when submitting a quote request.
  • Let us know if you need us to add the CAS numbers for you. Otherwise we'll need to check if you have or can get them.
  • If you need us to add CAS numbers, understand it will take us time to do so, and that you'll need to review and approve the CAS numbers and associated chemical names before you order.

The following 2 sites are places where CAS numbers can be found:

Contact our Technical Team for further assistance.

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