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QuEChERS: Beyond Convention 
Read the series of articles from expert Sidney Bluemink using the links below or download the PDF.
Part 1 discusses the wide-ranging application of QuEChERS and its variants.
Part 2 decribes the core QuEChERS approach and the benefits and drawbacks of this powerful methodology.
Part 3 covers the varied application of QuEChERSER.
Part 4 discusses some of the more specialized QuEChERS methods including QuPPe (Quick Polar Pesticides) and QuOil.

The Environmental Science & Regulatory Landscape: EFSA/ECHA Guidance on the impact of drinking water treatment processes
Dr. Kalumbu Malekani provides an update regarding the new guidance document on the impact of water treatment processes on residues of active substances (AS) or their metabolites.

2023 SETAC North America Poster Presentations
Smithers ispresented at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. View the list of presenters. 

Webinar now available on-demand: Navigating Sample Complexity in Residue Analysis - Strategies and Innovations for Accurate and Reliable Results
Expert Sidney Bluemink describes the challenges presented when working with a variety of complex sample matrices. View the recording.
Read Sidney's answers to questions asked during the Q&A session of the webinar.

Sean McLaughlin, Research Director, presented on biodegradation test designs at the Personal Care Products Council Science Symposium, October 24, in Arlington, VA. Contact us to learn more about biodegradation studies.

Dr. Kalumbu Malekani  attended the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) in Switzerland, October 23-25. Contact us to learn more about our biopesticide testing services.

Andrea McGuinness answers audience questions posed during the SANTE Method Validations webinar Q&A session. See her responses.

The Environmental Science & Regulatory Landscape: Spotlight on Analytical Chemistry with Andrea McGuinness
Dr. Kalumbu Malekani, Chief Scientific Officer, spoke with Andrea McGuinness, Senior Chemist and Study Director, about her presentation at the ACS Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Watch the interview.

2023 ACS Fall Meeting - Smithers Presentations
Smithers Environmental Fate & Metabolism and Chemistry scientists chaired symposiums and presented at the ACS National MeetingView the list of presentations. 

How to Select Crops for Plant Metabolism and Confined Rotation Crop Studies
Sean McLaughlin, Research Director, Environmental Fate and Metabolism, North America, describes the criteria and steps involved in crop selection for plant metabolism and confined rotation crop studies.

SETAC Europe Dublin: View session highlights from our team:

Now available on-demand – Webinar: SANTE Method Validations – Evolving Analytical Strategies
Smithers Study Director Andrea McGuinness provides a review of SANTE/2020/12830 rev. 1 and highlights strategies developed and lessons learned through its continued use in producing SANTE-compliant analytical method validations. Hear about ongoing challenges presented by this guidance document, and what to expect from the recent update to rev. 2. Watch the recording.

Smithers scientists presented during the SETAC Europe 33rd Annual Meeting, 30 April – 4 May 2023, in Dublin, Ireland.

View the list of topics. Posters are available for downloading. 

The Environmental Science & Regulatory Landscape: Spotlight on Endocrine Disruption Testing with Joseph Marini, Senior Research Biologist
Dr. Malekani spoke with Joseph Marini, Senior Research Biologist, about his upcoming poster and platform presentations at the SETAC Europe 33rd Annual Meeting.

Smithers is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bradley as Director of Ecotoxicology in the Wareham, Massachusetts facility. Read the press release. 

The Environmental Science & Regulatory Landscape: Highlights from Recent Biologicals-focused Annual Meetings
Dr. Malekani shares highlights from the recent Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) and the Microbiome Movement Agbiotech annual meetings.

Smithers is pleased to announce the appointment of Gus Zieske as Vice President, North America, Environmental Risk Sciences Division. Read the press release.

Meet with Lee Sayers and Deb Teixeira at GlobalChem, the Global Chemical Regulations Conference, to be held April 3-5 in Washington, DC. 

Call for papers - deadline April 4: Smithers scientists will chair a symposium titled "Uses of HPLC-Mass Spectrometry in Support of Agricultural Research and Development" at the ACS Fall Meeting, August 13-17, in San Francisco.

View the symposium description.

The Environmental Science & Regulatory Landscape: Get to Know Our Experts – Spotlight on ACS Fall AGRO Symposium
Dr. Kalumbu Malekani spoke with experts Jim Ferguson, Ph.D., and Rory Mumford, about their upcoming symposium at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, and the impact their work has made on the field of environmental science.

Visit Smithers at booth 832 during the Society of Toxicology ToxExpo, March 20-22, in Nashville. 

Dr. Kalumbu Malekani, Chief Scientific Officer, will attend the Microbiome Movement – AgBioTech Summit, February 28 - March 2, in Raleigh, NC. 

Dr. Kalumbu Malekani, Chief Scientific Officer, will attend the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Annual Meeting, Feb 20-22, in Reno, NV. 

Smithers Acquires ResChem Analytical Limited - Read the press release

The Environmental Science & Regulatory Landscape: Perspectives on the Role and Importance of Scientific Societies
In a new monthly series, Dr. Kalumbu Malekani, Chief Scientific Officer, Environmental Risk Sciences, explores trends and salient topics in environmental and regulatory science. In his January post, he offers insight into the evolution of scientific societies and their role in shaping today’s advances in environmental science.

Now available on-demand: Webinar - Testing Strategies to Assess Persistence of Chemicals in the Environment
In this webinar, Environmental Fate experts Sean McLaughlin and Sara Penketh describe the different types of testing and how to select an appropriate testing strategy based on a chemical’s structure, physico-chemical properties and potential environmental behavior. 


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