CAMAGflash August 2015

The HPTLC Method Library

USP has just published the Dietary Supplement Compendium (DSC) 2015. For HPTLC users worldwide this is a milestone because two general chapters ‹203› and ‹1064› are included. These chapters define and explain parameters to run standardized HPTLC. Both chapters become official in August of this year.

CAMAG’s new generation software, visionCATS, provides a Method Library with methods that are in full compliance with ‹203›. All methods that have been added to this edition of DSC are in the library. Also included are methods of identification from the European Pharmacopoeia and methods published by the International Association for the Advancement of HPTLC. Other methods will be added continually.



New case study now online

A case study from the field of food and feed analysis is now online:

>> Identification of fixed oils by HPTLC

The case study shows:

  • Use of the visionCATS HPTLC Method Library
  • Method transfer validation with System Suitability Test (SST)
  • Identity testing of fixed oils with the Image Comparison Tool


CAMAGflash June 2015

New case study: Determination of monoacylglycerides in biodiesel

Last year CAMAG has started to develop case studies focusing on typical analytical tasks which can be performed in a faster, easier, cheaper and/or better way by HPTLC. In addition, application videos are provided for practical support. The first case studies dealt with typical applications from the herbal medicines and food application field. The latest two case studies deal with industrial applications. The here mentioned case study “Determination of monoacylglycerides in biodiesel” describes the use of a fast AMD gradient to separate a minor compound from the fatty-acid methyl esters in biodiesel. Please also have a look at the case study about “Cleaning validation at API production units” performed within less than one hour. We are continuously providing our customers with new HPTLC applications to be downloaded at our website. Using visionCATS allows you to access our constantly expanding HPTLC Method Library.



CAMAGflash April 2015

Case Study: Quantitative determination of steviol glycosides

The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” ideally refers to the image-giving planar chromatographic method for the evaluation of samples. In this case study, an HPTLC method for analysis of steviol glycosides with its single steps was visualized in a short video recorded at the JLU Giessen, Germany. Only sugar-containing analytes, and so the steviol glycosides, were detected in separated raw extracts, Stevia formulations, or sugar-free food products using a selective derivatization with the ß-naphthol reagent. Coupling to mass spectrometry was employed for confirmation of the identity. The workflow of the method can be conveyed more effective as a visualized experiment than as a pure description. Enjoy the video and agree with the updated adage “A video is worth a thousand words”.



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visionCATS 2.0 – Our new software for qualitative and quantitative HPTLC analysis



New Case Studies now online

Two case studies from the field of industrial applications are now online:

>> Cleaning validation at API production units
>> Determination of monoacylglycerides in biodiesel


HPTLC Training Courses

In 2015 we offer HPTLC-courses with a new modular concept. This way we better and more flexibly meet your individual needs for training.



CAMAGflash January 2015

visionCATS 2.0 – quantitative evaluation of HPTLC chromatograms

While developing visionCATS, we have incorporated more customer feedback than in any previous CAMAG TLC software. Through extensive tests, the designs were fine-tuned to enable intuitive handling and maximize user friendliness. In visionCATS 2.0 we have included new features that make analysts’ lab work easier while meeting the needs of cGMP compliant routine work and keeping the flexibility for method development in scientific research. From visionCATS 2.0 you can expect the very best software for qualitative and quantitative HPTLC analysis.



visionCATS 2.0 – next generation software for qualitative and quantitative HPTLC analysis

5 January 2015 – Muttenz, Switzerland – CAMAG today announced the worldwide availability of visionCATS 2.0, the newest version of its next generation HPTLC software. visionCATS has been developed by CAMAG to provide an easy to use and intuitive software tool for TLC/HPTLC analysis. It is designed specifically to compare samples and references side by side on the same plate. visionCATS 2.0 features a new database design that makes locating relevant samples easy and extremely fast.



New Case Study now online

The third case study "Quantitative determination of steviol glycosides" is now online. Click here to view the complete case study and the application tutorial.

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