Launch of New Chemometrics Platform

9 October 2020

SepSolve Analytical Ltd has announced the launch of a ground-breaking new addition to its software suite: ChromCompare+ is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, chemometrics platform for comparing multiple GC and GCxGC chromatograms and extracting useful insights into the constituents that are present. Crucially, it offers the flexibility to process data from a broad range of GC and GC-MS platforms.

“I am confident that ChromCompare+ is the final piece of the puzzle for discovery workflows,” says Laura McGregor, SepSolve’s Product Marketing Manager. “Our innovative approach means we can reduce the risk of missing important differences between sample classes, and allow users to automatically classify unknown samples – without having to be experts in statistics”.

This is particularly valuable in discovery workflows, such as clinical research, food and beverage authenticity or fragrance profiling, when analysts don’t know the important differences between sample classes, so must investigate all components, often within complex matrices. Dr McGregor explains: “ChromCompare+ allows maximum analytical information to be automatically extracted from the raw data and filtered down to the most significant differences between samples. This not only reduces the risk of trace peaks being ignored, it also minimises the need for error-prone and time-consuming manual processing, thereby increasing the reliability of the entire data processing protocol, from start to finish.”

Andy Hardwick, Commercial Director of SepSolve’s parent company, Schauenburg Analytics Ltd, comments: “We believe that ChromCompare+ offers the ultimate in discovery workflow chemometrics. Furthermore, combining it with the enhanced separation offered by SepSolve’s

INSIGHT® GCxGC flow modulator and highly-sensitive detection by BenchTOF™ time-of-flight mass spectrometers, means you can gain even greater insight into sample compositions, resulting in faster yet deeper, more comprehensive, end-to-end analysis.”

SepSolve Analytical is the sister company of Markes International. Together, the two companies form a network of Schauenburg Analytics technical centres around the world, serving the needs of customers not just through the provision of instrumentation and equipment, but also through their combined knowledge base and partnerships developed with academic institutions. 

Notes for editors

SepSolve Analytical provides analytical platforms for separation scientists, including equipment for automated sample introduction, advanced GC separation, state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and powerful data analysis. Together, these tools enable analysts to discover more about their samples, and to deliver higher throughput for both research and routine applications. SepSolve’s extensive application experience places it in an excellent position to provide training and support to ensure customers get the best from their investment – in everything from e

nvironmental monitoring to petrochemical analysis and food aroma profiling. Website:

Schauenburg Analytics is part of the Schauenburg International Group, and provides a forum that allows innovators in industry and academia to benefit from its extensive product development, marketing and sales expertise for a wide range of analytical instrumentation. The ‘knowledge p

artnerships’ developed under Schauenburg Analytics benefit all stakeholders, by enabling the rapid commercialisation of new products and the development of new market opportunities for existing products. This success is underpinned by its two leading brands, Markes International and SepSolve Analytical, each with a distinct product and customer focus. Website:

Markes International is a specialist manufacturer of instrumentation for detection of trace-level volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs). Markes has a well-deserved reputation for its application expertise in the field of thermal desorption, supplying a comprehensive range of instruments, sampling equipment and consumables that enhance the analytical capability of GC–MS. Markes’ systems are sold to a wide range of research, government and industrial/service laboratory customers operating in sectors including environmental monitoring, homeland security and forensic investigations, petrochemical analysis, materials testing, and flavour & fragrance profiling. Website:




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