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AB SCIEX and Phenomenex mobile laboratory arrives in Torrance, CA to address Food Safety and give high school students a better understanding of the separation sciences

The Mass-tastic tour continues its journey throughout North America demonstrating next-generation LC/MS/MS workflow.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and TORRANCE, Calif. – April 03, 2012 – Phenomenex and AB SCIEX’s MASS-tastic Voyage, a fifty-foot long LC/MS/MS laboratory-on-wheels, is coming to Torrance, CA as part of a progressive North American tour to raise awareness about improving food safety. The state-of-the-art mobile laboratory run by AB SCIEX and Phenomenex, two scientific technology leaders, will be open all day on Friday, April 06 at the Phenomenex headquarters office.

Scientists from food testing labs, government agencies, universities, environmental labs and other types of laboratories in the Los Angeles and vicinity areas are expected to attend. As part of an ongoing commitment to educate young scientists, the MASS-tastic Voyage will also be open for local high-school students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the separation sciences.

In addition to live LC/MS/MS demonstrations in the mobile lab, this stop will also include a tour of the Phenomenex headquarter office and a seminar on General Method Development for LC/MS/MS.

WHAT: Live event by AB SCIEX and Phenomenex to demonstrate and discuss new approaches to food testing and other industries

WHERE: Phenomenex Headquarters, 411 Madrid, Torrance, CA 90501

WHEN: Friday, April 06 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHO: Local high school students with an interest in the science field and scientists of all levels of expertise who are interested in learning about advanced technologies used in food & environmental safety testing, ranging from identifying contaminated orange juice and pesticides in food products to environmental pollutants and unsafe drinking water, and spanning many other analytical challenges that affect human and animal health

WHY: Raise awareness about the need to significantly improve food safety testing by utilizing the latest analytical techniques and to give high school students a better understating of separation sciences

PHOTO OPP: Advanced instrumentation in a leading-edge laboratory uniquely outfitted within an 18-wheeler truck.

Here is what some of the attendees have to say about previous events:

“Before going to the MASS-tastic Voyage from AB SCEIX and Phenomenex on March 19th, I had struggled for days to develop a solid LC/MS method to analyze 7 saccharides. After the Mobile Lab presentations, I talked to Dr. Philip Koerner from Phenomenex. Phil looked at my compounds, gave me a few suggestions for method development.

Following Phil’s tips, I was able to come up with a robust LC/MS method in 4 hours. My biology colleagues were very pleased with the LC separations and Mass Spec intensities,” said an attendee of the mobile lab presentation

For additional information or to sign up for any of the nine-week tour presentations, please visit,

About Phenomenex
Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to clinical research, food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography solutions accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. For more information, visit Follow Phenomenex on Twitter @Phenomenex and on Facebook.

AB SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to push the limits in their field and address the complex analytical challenges they face. The company’s global leadership and world-class service and support in the mass spectrometry industry have made it a trusted partner to thousands of the scientists and lab analysts worldwide who are focused on basic research, drug discovery & development, food and environmental testing, forensics and clinical research. With over 20 years of proven innovation, AB SCIEX excels by listening to and understanding the ever-evolving needs of its customers to develop reliable, sensitive and intuitive solutions that continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis. For more information, please go to Follow AB SCIEX on Twitter @ABSCIEX and on Facebook. AB SCIEX instruments are for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Mass-tastic is a trademark of Phenomenex. AB SCIEX™ is being used under license.

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