Platinum sponsor

Shimadzu as a worldwide leading manufacturer of analytical instrumentation provides essential tools for quality control of consumer goods and articles of daily use, in food, beverages and agriculture as well as in all areas of environmental and consumer protection. Shimadzu´s innovative solutions in field of atomic- and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry and material testing ensure the highest level of food quality and food safety.

Shimadzu will offer a lunch seminar. 

Gold sponsors

Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent's expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit:

Thermo Scientific will offer a lunch seminar.

Waters, the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for nearly 60 years.

Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Silver sponsors

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to disease diagnosis, food safety to environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography solutions accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being.

Phenomenex products are used worldwide in industrial, pharmaceutical, university, and government research, development, quality control, process and contract laboratories. Other markets served include clinical, chemical, biotechnology, petrochemical, food and beverage, environmental, forensic, plastic and polymer, and herbal and botanical. Phenomenex provides complete separation solutions using the following techniques:

HPLC (capillary through preparative/process, and bulk media) • LC/MS • GPC • GFC • IC • Biochromatography • Chiral chromatography • High-throughput analysis • Ion exclusion • GC and GC/MS • AAA and profiling • Oligonucleotide Purification • Protein and peptide partitioning and profiling • SPE • Flash Chromatography • SFC

LECO brand known worldwide by its technologically advanced analytical instruments for wide variety of applications in industries, academia and research.

Mass Spectrometry - Separation Science division offers Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography and the most advanced High Resolution Time-of-Flight mass spectrometers with ChromaTOF® software dedicated to a wide variety of applications in food safety, environmental, metabolomics, forensic science/toxicology, petrochemical, and flavor/fragrance analysis.

Now, we offer the new advanced system on GC-TOFMS for routine analysis, our Pegasus BT. A smart investment for any laboratory looking to perform qualitative or quantitative analysis of knowns and unknowns, the Pegasus BT GC-TOFMS is the first benchtop GC time-of-flight mass spectrometer to deliver higher sample throughput, better chemical information, and very low maintenance costs resulting in improved overall productivity in your laboratory and results that are of the highest quality.

LECO EuropeVouersweg 118, NL - AG Geleen 6161

SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. The company's global leadership and world-class service and support in the capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-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 and development, food and environmental testing, forensics and clinical research. With over 40 years of proven innovation, 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.

CAMO Software delivers world leading Multivariate Analysis software and solutions for analyzing large, complex data sets quickly, easily and accurately. Our software is used in many different applications including Design of Experiments, Spectroscopy, Sensometrics and Chemometrics. Our core product - The Unscrambler X - is the preferred tool for 25,000 data analysts, researchers and engineers around the world and has set the standard in Multivariate Analysis and Design of Experiments software for over 30 years. It is the most easy to use all-in-one tool with powerful analytics, interactive graphics and visualizations that improves product development, process & quality control and R&D. Our Process Pulse solution offers real-time process monitoring and control for improved processes, better production quality and significant cost reductions. It is a scalable and flexible process monitoring solution that uses powerful multivariate models to monitor at-line, on-line and in-line processes. Process Pulse closes the gap between R&D and production with all tools needed for DoE, QbD, PAT and real-time process monitoring and control for data driven manufacturing. You can download free trials of our software on our website.

SepSolve Analytical Ltd is dedicated to helping analysts select the best equipment for GC and GCxGC analysis. As well as its INSIGHT flow modulator for GCxGC, SepSolve offers sample preparation equipment, robotic autosamplers, thermal desorbers, TOF mass spectrometers and UV detectors from companies including EST Analytical, GL Sciences, CTC Analytics, Markes International and VUV Analytics.

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life - from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2015, Merck generated sales of € 12.85 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

PerkinElmer: Innovating for a Healthier World

PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. Our dedicated team of about 11,000 employees worldwide is passionate about providing customers with an unmatched experience as they help solve critical issues especially impacting the diagnostics and discovery and analytical solutions markets. Our innovative detection, imaging, informatics, and service capabilities, combined with deep market knowledge and expertise, help customers gain earlier and more accurate insights to improve lives and the world around us.

Bronze sponsors

VERTEX Technics is your lab mate!

VERTEX Technics S.L. is a company dedicated to the distribution, commercialization, installation and technical guidance on products and equipment for the laboratory, research and production. Founded in 1993 with the objective of achieving excellence in the commercialization and post-sales services of our products.

As authorized distributors of Thermo Fisher Scientific, on Dionex products, we want to provide solutions on future analytical challenges in the fields of ion chromatography and sample preparation.

At Praxair, 26,000 employees are working together towards a common goal: making our planet more productive. For more than 100 years, Praxair has found ways to make laboratories safer, food taste better, breathing easier and manufacturing processes more efficient -- in short, to make all our lives better.

SCION Instrumentsis a leading supplier of Gas Chromatography instrumentation and solutions. Building on the legacy of Varian GC and GC-MS, SCION develops, manufactures and markets systems ranging from simple stand-alone GC through to fully configured analyzers which are tailored for specific customers' complex applications and analysis. With Compass CDS a powerful Chromatography Data System is available that brings 20 years of legacy and continuous development to your desktop. Connected to a wide range of GC and LC instruments from different vendors it provides an intuitive and application-rich user interface with industry- and function-specific add-ons to fit into any combination of laboratory and type of industry.

IonSense manufactures Direct Analysis in Real Time technology in the DART® open-air ionization source for use with LC/MS products from all major vendors. The company is showing the utility of automated pipetting of low volume sample aliquots onto the QuickStrip-96™ for rapid sample analysis with its multi-dimension DART-HT scanning system.

In addition, we will show DART-TD (swab-based thermal desorber) for use in food safety, forensics, drug development, and chemical analysis applications

About Restek Corporation

Chromatography is what we do and who we are. We are an independent, international team of employee-owners serving analysts with unrivaled Plus 1 service, applications, and expertise. From LC and GC columns to sample preparation, standards to accessories, Restek is your first and best choice.

Restek is Pure Chromatography.

Other sponsors

For over fifty years Bruker has been dedicated to supporting the scientific community by developing high-performance scientific research instruments and high-value analytical solutions. These breakthroughs enable scientists to explore life and materials at the molecular, cellular and microscopic levels. By working closely with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, productivity and customer success in many areas of science, focused in this even with food safety, and environmental monitoring. Our commitment remains as strong today as it was fifty years ago.

Cambridge Isotope Laboratories is the world's leading producer of stable isotopes and stable isotope-labeled compounds used in isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS). CIL offers high-quality analytical standards for environmental, food, water, and human exposure testing, including legacy compounds such as dioxins, PCBs, pesticides, and PAHs, as well as emerging substances like perfluorinated compounds, flame retardants, pharmaceutical and personal care products, phthalates and bisphenols, and many other organic pollutants.

HILICON AB is a leading company that provides a broad range of innovative HILIC chromatography products for the separation of polar and hydrophilic compounds. Our UHPLC and HPLC HILIC columns, iHILIC®-Fusion, iHILIC®-Fusion(+), and iHILIC®-Fusion(P), are versatile for the analysis of polar compounds in "Omics" research, food and beverage analysis, pharmaceutical discovery, environmental studies, and clinical diagnostics. We also offer iSPE®-HILIC for sample preparation in solid phase extraction. 

HILICON AB. Tvistevägen 48, SE-90736 Umeå, Sweden. Email:

PROQUINORTE is a Spanish distributor of lab and chemical materials, including chromatography, reagents and general lab supplies, genomics and proteomics, etc.

CIENYTECH is a local official distributor of equipment, consumables and all sort of products from Waters and other lab supplies.

Collaborating Institutions

The Secretariat of Universities of the Galician Regional Ministry of Culture, Education and University Affairs of the Galician Government is the authority responsible for the promotion of University activities, including promotion of science in Galicia.

The Spanish Society of Mass Spectrometry (SEEM) was founded in the year 2000 with the main objective of promoting, fostering and disseminating Mass Spectrometry  knowledge and applications in several fields

The Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques (SECYTA) was founded in 2001 with the aim of promoting and disseminating the knowledge, progress and applications of chromatography and other separation techniques in different fields and applications.

The Spanish Society of Analytical Chemistry (SEQA) main objective is to collaborate in the development and dissemination of analytical chemistry in all fields, from basic to applied science, fostering the interaction and collaboration among its members and coordinating efforts on teaching, research and applications of analytical chemistry.

The Spanish Society of Applied Spectroscopy (SEA) aims are the promotion of knowledge, progresses and applications of Spectroscopy in all fields, providing scientific and education support to any institutions interested.

The International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, published by Taylor & Francis, is the official journal of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC). The journal comprises original research on all aspects of analytical work related to environmental problems.

The journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, published by Springer, is the official journal of eight European Chemical Societies. Its mission is the rapid publication of excellent and high-impact research articles on fundamental and applied topics of analytical and bioanalytical measurement science. 

Media Partner

The Analytical Scientist magazine features compelling stories on research, applications and the business of being an analytical science professional. The Analytical Scientist is received by exactly the right people, decision makers. We have invested heavily in the development of our audience data and committed ourselves to continued quality.

Analytica Chimica Acta provides a forum for the rapid publication of original research, and critical reviews dealing with all aspects of fundamental and applied modern analytical science.

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety: A multi-disciplinary journal that focuses on understanding the exposure and effects of environmental contamination on organisms including human health.

Food Chemistry publishes original research papers dealing with the advancement of the chemistry and biochemistry of foods or the analytical methods/ approach used.

Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry provides timely and critical overviews of the novel and innovative use of analytical methods for the investigation of environmentally relevant substances and problems.