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What is the INTour?

The 2013 INspiring INnovation Tour is an amazing opportunity to learn about new applications and technologies in your specific area of work. Last year over 1100 scientists and researchers participated in these information-filled days. Your registration includes:

  • Admittance to new, multi-track sessions led by industry experts and PerkinElmer scientists
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and breaks throughout the day
  • PerkinElmer INspiring INnovation T-shirt
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Access to our INnovation Hub – meet laboratory services personnel, chat one-on-one with application specialists, and get hands-on with the latest technologies:

PinAAcle™ 900 AA
Optima™ 8300 -ICP-OES
AxION® Direct Sample Analysis
Clarus™ 680 GC
Clarus™ SQ8 GC/MS
Flexar® SQ 300 MS for LC

Spectrum Two™ IR
Frontier™ FT-IR
Spotlight™ 400
DSC 8500 with Autosampler
Software Stations
OneSource™ Instrument Services

Call for Presentations

PerkinElmer is inviting all scientists to submit presentations for consideration for our 2013 INTour. It's your chance to share your ideas and experiences with others in the industry and to be recognized as an innovative leader in your field.

To learn more, go to: www.perkinelmer.com/intourcfp

Making a Difference:

PerkinElmer is making a difference by supporting local and national charities, with many that focus on science and math education. Donations from the INTour in Chicago will go to the SciTech Hands on Museum. SciTech’s mission is to engage people in experiencing and learning science and technology in a fun and interactive way.

INspiring INnovation Tour 2013 - Chicago, IL


Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

INspiring INnovation Tour 2013 - Chicago, IL

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INTour Registration Ended Free  
Donate to SciTech Hands on Museum   more info Ended

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Event Details

Join us for an analytical science event that features industry experts, networking opportunities and PerkinElmer Product Specialists. In addition, you'll have access to our exclusive INnovation Hub that features our portfolio of analytical instruments and services.


Featured Guest Speakers in Chicago

   • Paul Field, Elemental Scientific, Omaha, Nebraska
   • Jeffrey Jankowski, PhD, North Central College, Naperville, IL
   • Dipanjan Pan, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   • Andre’ Sommer, PhD, Miami University, Oxford, OH
   • David Wooton, PhD, Wooton Consulting



INsight Track
INnovation Track
8:00 AM
Check-IN / INnovation Hub Opens
8:45 AM
Welcome and Introductions - INnovation Hub
9:15 AM Single Particle ICP-MS, Pushing the Frontier in Nanomaterials Trace Metals Analysis
Presented by: Cindy Bosnak, PerkinElmer
Advancing Undergraduate Research and Education in Chemistry at North Central College: Collaborations with Industry and Museums
Guest Presenter: Jeffrey Jankowski, PhD,  North Central College, Naperville, IL
9:50 AM The Importance of Analytical Tools in Nanotechnology for Preclinical Studies and Beyond
Guest Presenter: Dipanjan Pan, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Screening & Confirmation Workflow of Drugs of Abuse, Cathinones and Other Illicit Drugs by Direct Sample Analysis TOF MS
Presented by : Charlie Schmidt, PerkinElmer
10:20 AM
Break - INnovation Hub
10:50 AM Impact on Fluid Chemistry When the Fluid is Stressed
Presented by: David Wooton, PhD, Wooton Consulting
Optimizing Productivity and Reducing Costs for semi-volatile GC/MS analysis
Presented by: Alan Gallaspy, PerkinElmer
11:20 AM

Measuring the Physical Properties of Food by Thermal Analysis
Presented by: Lou Tisinger, PhD,

Infrared Microspectroscopy for the Analysis of Food Packaging Products
Guest Presenter: Andre’ Sommer, PhD, Miami University, Oxford, OH
12:00 PM
Lunch - INnovation Hub
1:00 PM Use of ICP-MS for USP <232> and <2232> Laboratory Compliance
Presented by: Tim Cuff, PerkinElmer
ATR FTIR Imaging Fundamentals and Applications
Guest Presenter: Andre' Sommer, PhD, Miami University, Oxford, OH
1:35 PM NexION 300ICP-MS Coupled with an Inline, Auto-dilution and Auto-Calibration System for the Implementation of the New USP Chapters on Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceutical Products
Guest Presenter: Paul Field, Elemental Scientific, Omaha, Nebraska
New Innovations in LC and GC Mass Spectrometry
Presented by: Tim Ruppel, PerkinElmer
2:15 PM Screening of 130 pesticides in lettuce using LC/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Presented by: Charlie Schmidt, PerkinElmer
Measurement of Colors and Haze  by UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Presenter: Frank Padera, PerkinElmer
3:30 PM
INnovation Hub Closes
Have questions about INspiring INnovation Tour 2013 - Chicago, IL? Contact PerkinElmer

When & Where

Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate W Dr
Lisle, IL 60532

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

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