Pittcon 2008 Expected to Showcase Innovations in Diverse Industries

The Pittcon 2008 Exposition, which takes place March 3 — 6 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, will showcase nearly 1,100 exhibitors that manufacture, distribute, and market products for laboratory science and offer turn key services and solutions to laboratories in the industrial, academic, and government sectors.

The Exposition will highlight the latest analytical and spectroscopic technologies and innovations for areas including, but not limited to bioanalytical chemistry, pharmaceutical science and drug discovery chemistry, nanotechnology, environmental analysis, forensics, food analysis, and homeland security.

The Exposition is international in scope with approximately 19% of the exhibiting companies headquartered in a variety of countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia, France, Korea, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, and Sweden. The nearly 700, 000 square foot exposition floor will include 2,440 booths, 45 seminar rooms, 13 New Product Forums, 2 complimentary mixers, and 3 specialized areas—New Exhibitor, Life Sciences, and Laboratory Informatics.

When asked to comment about the goals for the Pittcon 2008 Exposition, Exposition Chairman Janeth Pifer replied, "We believe Pittcon is a unique opportunity for conferees, as well as exhibitors, and we continually strive to add value to make Pittcon a truly worthwhile and productive experience for all.

This year, we have implemented several enhancements to the floor in response to attendee and exhibitor feedback including increasing the complimentary mixer locations, restructuring the Poster area, and adding a 10,000 square foot rest area, Jackson Square, fashioned after the famous New Orleans landmark—just to name a few."

Pittcon is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.

Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates nearly a million dollars each year in the form of science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit for more information.

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