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1 Whats New at Eichrom Michael Fern VP Sales & Marketing

2 Eichrom: the resin company Eichrom: innovation in analytical chemistry

3 New Initiatives Drinking water testing lab in Europe Resolve ® Filters Rapid dioxin test kit Other opportunities in analytical chemistry

4 Eichrom Europe Drinking Water Testing Laboratory Rennes

5 Eichrom Europe Drinking Water Testing Laboratory New European regulations for water No commercial lab industry for radchem Eichrom Europe capabilities –Gross alpha/beta (certified 9/04) – 3 H and 40 K (certified 9/04) –Isotopic analysis: U, 239/240 Pu, 241 Am, 226/228 Ra, 89/90 Sr, 210 Pb Certification expected 9/05

6 Benefits to Eichrom Open regulatory environment in Europe –European Approvals for Eichrom methodologies –Leverage for US approvals? Better understanding of needs of commercial lab Expanded lab facilities –More resources for product/application development

7 Resolve Filters 0.1µ polypropylene 25 mm diameter Quality Control: –SEM visual screening –Alpha Spectrometry

8 Quality Control Eichrom Filter: 1500 X 241 Am/ 243 Am: FWHM < 50 keVUniformity of pore size; absence of very large pores

9 New Filter Products Resolve ® Filters –Production infrastructure –Growing expertise Specialty filters for air sampling/direct counting General Lab filtration products –Where technical performance is critical

10 Dibenzo-p-dioxin ~75 congeners Dibenzofuran ~135 congeners Dioxin O O O

11 Why is dioxin a problem? Dioxin is a toxic organic compound Generated by low temperature combustion Non-biodegradable and lipid soluble Human exposure through the food chain Victor Yuschenko –Who?

12 How is dioxin measured? EPA hours3 large columns 5 samples in 5 days Organic Extraction Column Clean-up GC-MS Analysis $500K capital item, 20 samples/day

13 Eichroms Opportunities Dioxin-Selective Resin (Ongoing research program) Organic Extraction Column Clean-up GC-MS Analysis Rapid Test Kit: 100 samples/day $30,000 instrument

14 Dioxin Test Kit

15 Where will the next innovations come from? Identify needs in analytical chemistry market place –New regulations (European drinking water testing) –High cost of analysis (dioxin analysis) –Capacity constraints (beryllium testing) Identify technologies to meet these needs: –Internally (Beryllium Resin) –Externally (Rapid Dioxin Test Kit)

16 What is on the horizon? Beryllium analysis needs of non-DOE sectors Other metals preconcentration/purification prior to AA or ICP analysis PCBs, brominated flame retardants, endocrine disruptors Let us know what you think.

17 Thank you. Any questions?


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