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On the Road Again…

SETAC LogoSETAC North America
Our Technical Services Specialist, Elizabeth Madonick and Sales Manager, Jamie Fox, will be attending the 36th Annual North America Meeting for SETAC in Salt Lake City, UT from November 1-5, 2015. This year’s theme is “Buzzing with Science, Cross-Pollination for Environmental Progress” and will draw more than 1900 scientists and environmental professionals to collaborate and learn about the latest environmental research and technology. Elizabeth and Jamie would love to connect with you, so let us know if you will be attending as well!


waterLogoInternational Water Conference
Join our Director of Business Development, Russ Gerads and Technical Sales Manager, Jamie Fox, at the 76th Annual International Water Conference in Orlando, FL from November 15-19, 2015. The IWC is considered the world’s premier conference confronting the challenges of industrial water treatment. Certainly let us know if you will be attending so we can discuss how BAL can assist you with your wastewater treatment challenges.

AOAC Annual Meeting Recap

Michelle-Briscoe-AOAC-award-2015Couldn’t attend the 129th Annual AOAC Meeting in Los Angles in September? Brooks Applied Labs was there, and here’s what you missed:

Hope to see you at the 130th Annual AOAC Meeting next year in Dallas!

Growing Interest in Biomonitoring for Cobalt

testing-fluidsRecently, there have been growing concern related to cobalt (Co) exposure through supplement intake and in patients receiving metal hip implants made with a Co-alloy material, prompting an investigation into analytical methodologies for the determination of total Co in biological fluids. Co is a component of cyanocobalamin and is necessary in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells. In coordination with Exponent and Cardno ChemRisk, two scientists from Brooks Applied Labs (formed through the merger of Applied Speciation & Consulting and Brooks Rand Labs), Russ Gerads and Dr. Hakan Gurleyuk designed an investigative study to compare sample preparation methods and analytical technologies available to commercial laboratories for the analysis of Co in whole blood, serum, and synovial fluid at low concentrations (< 5 mg Co/L). In the recent issue of Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, the results of this study were published. The conclusion identifies the comparability of the methods and platform technologies and pinpoints the significance of ultra-trace sample handling and preparation procedures. Contact us today to learn more about the article and to find out more about how Brooks Applied Labs can support your investigative biomonitoring studies assessing human exposure to toxic metals and their potential health effects.