Russ Gerads and Hakan Gürleyük recently co-authored a publication with scientists from Exponent, Inc. entitled, “Metals Measurements in Body Tissues and Fluids: Toxicological and Clinical Importance of Standardizing Quality Analytical Methods for Differentiating Cobalt Partitioning on a Molecular Level.” This article was published in a collection of 21 peer-reviewed papers that cover retrieval analysis of medical implants as well as host issues that may contribute to clinical outcomes where revision is the endpoint. You can read the abstract and purchase the article at the ASTM International website here.
At this year’s National Environmental Monitoring Conference, BAL’s Vice President, Annie Carter will be chairing two sessions on “Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples.” The conference will take place August 6th – 10th in New Orleans, LA, and due to “overwhelming demand,” the topic had to split onto two different days, the 7th and the 9th. We love hearing other people are as excited about metals analysis as we are! In addition, Annie will be presenting on “Determining Elemental Mercury in Soils by Selective Volatilization” on Tuesday morning and our Trace Metals Group Lead, Brian Smith, will be presenting on “Method Comparison for Bioaccessible Lead and Arsenic in Soils” in the Tuesday session. Please come attend one or both of the sessions or Contact Us if you would like more information.
Coila Craig and Rhys Jones were married on the evening of Saturday June 30th at the Waller Road Grange in Tacoma, WA surrounded by family and friends. Coila is BAL’s Senior QA Associate as well as the EH&S Coordinator. With knowledge on all things data quality and lab safety, Coila is the master of “putting fires out” around the laboratory. Rhys also works with fire as a Lead Cook at Serious Pie in South Lake Union. Guests were treated to a catered dinner and a night of drinks and dancing. Following the ceremony, Coila and Rhys headed out to Westport, WA for their mini-moon to enjoy a warm holiday weekend. BAL is proud to call Coila part of the family for the last 6 years. Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds!