"From a Handful of Scientists to the Greatest Science Show Ever!" is the slogan for the 1994 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON '94), to be held February 27 to March 4 in Chicago. Indeed, the annual meeting where companies and scientists meet to exchange information on the latest in analytical instrumentation and technique has expanded dramatically in 45 years. The first meeting, held in Pittsburgh in 1950, had 20 technical papers, three exhibits, and perhaps 100 conferees. This year's attendance is expected to top 30,000.
Almost 1,000 companies will be displaying their newest products in about 3,100 booths at the exposition. Among these are companies like Danvers, Mass.-based Fisons Instruments Inc. and Perkin-Elmer Corp. of Norwalk, Conn., which exhibited their products at the very first Pittsburgh Conference, as well. Some of the original equipment shown by these and other companies will be on display at the...
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