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Quadrex

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For over 30 years, the QUADREX CORPORATION has invested a wealth of scientific expertise into the manufacturing of its' line of GC capillary columns.

The vision that started 32 years ago has even deeper roots deep in the very early days of gas chromatography. Quadrex Corporation was founded in 1976 by Prof. S.R. Lipsky, then the head of the Department of Physical Sciences at Yale University (New Haven, CT).

 

Figure 1 - One of the first FAMEs chromatograms from 1959. The total run time is 7 hours!
Figure 1 - One of the first FAMEs chromatograms from 1959. The total run time is 7 hours!

EARLY BACKGROUND - One of the early pioneers of high resolution gas chromatography, Dr. Lipsky was researching the field of lipids at Yale in the late 1950's when he decided to try a new and intriguing technique called gas chromatography (GC) which had been recently developed by Dr. Archer J.P. Martin and Dr. A.T. James. Dr. Lipsky's curiosity with this new technique led to the first successful analyses of fatty acids by gas chromatography (Figure 1) 1, demonstrating the capability of gas chromatography in the analyses of biochemical substances.

His attention was quickly drawn away from the research of lipids to further the developing field of gas chromatography, which continued throughout his 30-plus year career, yielding several patents and over 100 technical papers.