The Vernier Gas Chromatograph, or “Mini GC,” is an instrument for separating, analyzing, and identifying substances contained in a volatile liquid or gaseous sample.
It has all of the key components of a traditional gas chromatograph, including an injection port, temperature and pressure controls, a thin capillary column through which different substances pass at different rates depending on various chemical and physical properties, and a sensor for detecting the arrival of compounds.
The Mini GC also has the added benefit of a new patented MEMS chip sensor which allows for room air to be used as a carrier gas. Its compact size makes it an ideal solution for students to learn the principles of gas chromatography.
We have just kicked off our annual summer fitness challenge at Vernier! The goal of the eight-week challenge is to inspire everyone at Vernier to exercise at least 30 minutes for five days of the week.
David and Christine Vernier were presented with an Innovative Business Leadership Award from Oregon State University at an awards banquet on May 7, 2009.
As stated by Sherm Bloomer, OSU’s dean of the College of Science, “The company is known for its employee development, family-friendly policies, commitment to sustainability and community philanthropy.”