The New Axcend Focus LC Wins Bronze Pittcon Excellence Award from Pittcon Today


SALT LAKE CITY and ORLANDO, Fla. — March 1, 2018 — The newly announced Axcend Focus LC™ liquid chromatograph from Axcend™ has won a Bronze Pittcon Excellence Award from Pittcon Today magazine (in the under $10 million category).

Pittcon Today is the official magazine of the Pittcon conference and exposition, the premier annual event for laboratory science. The Pittcon Excellence Award presented to Axcend was one of nine total Pittcon Excellence Awards presented by Pittcon Today during Pittcon 2018.

Award winners and finalists were selected from over 700 companies that exhibited at Pittcon 2018. Thought leaders from academia, industry and trade media served as a panel of judges that evaluated and selected this year’s winners based on submissions’ ingenuity, creativity, implementation and outcomes, as well as the projected impact of the individual products on the industry and wider public.

“It’s always humbling to have your efforts recognized by your peers as being above the norm or particularly noteworthy,” said Dr. Milton L. Lee, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Axcend and principal inventor of the Axcend Focus LC. “That’s why it’s especially gratifying to receive this Bronze Pittcon Excellence Award in the sub-$10 million category at Pittcon 2018. So on behalf of the entire Axcend team, I say ‘Thank You’ for this honor.”

The Axcend Focus LC is a toaster-sized, extremely portable liquid chromatograph, a scientific instrument designed to detect the presence of organic compounds in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals manufacturing to food processing and from forensic chemistry to pollution detection. The Axcend Focus LC was announced on Monday at the beginning of the conference portion of Pittcon 2018, held this year in Orlando, Florida from February 26—March 1, 2018.

About Axcend
Axcend is a provider of innovative, compact nanoflow liquid chromatography (LC) systems that deliver dramatic improvements in portability, ease of operation, rapid and convenient deployment, and coupling to other analytical systems (such as mass spectrometers). For more information, call 801-376-9088, email [email protected] or visit

Axcend, the Axcend logo and Axcend Focus LC are trademarks of Axcend, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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David Politis, The David Politis Company, 801-556-8184, [email protected]