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Pittcon 2014

02 Mar 2014 - 06 Mar 2014 - Chicago, IL, USA

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Pittcon 2014, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, will be held March 2-6, 2014, in Chicago, IL. If you identify, quantify, analyze, or test the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, Pittcon is a must attend event for you. 

See all the innovations in instrumentation from leading companies from around the world; participate in live demonstrations and vendor seminars; learn about the latest techniques used in your industry; select from over 2,000 technical sessions and over 100 short courses; and take advantage of all the networking opportunities with world renowned scientists. Register today at

Pittcon 2014
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Expo: March 3-6, 2014
Technical Program: March 2-6, 2014
Short Courses: March 1-6, 2014

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