What is SPME (Solid Phase Microextraction) ?

By Ryan Hayes

Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) was invented in 1990 by Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn and colleagues from the University of Waterloo in Canada. The purpose of creating this technique was to address the need for a fast, solvent-free, and field compatible sample preparation method. It consists of coated fibers that are used to isolate and concentrate analytes…