If you have time and are not afraid of being overwhelmed with information, you may want to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) or the Montreux Symposium on LC/MS (alternates between Europe (Switzerland) and the US, yearly). Both Meetings cover a broad range of topics in LC/MS; both technology and applications issues are presented.

One of the best sources of information are the instrument companies. They will usually provide many applications examples and have a vested interest in helping you gather information. Obviously, it is wise to contact several companies to get a balanced perspective. Also, it is a good practice to request a list of customers in your industry from a prospective instrument company. The input you get from people with similar applications, regulatory requirements, and business restraints will be most valuable.

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