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Productive Drying of Natural Product Extracts

Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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The Rocket™ high speed evaporation system from Genevac is demonstrated in a new web microsite to provide a superior alternative to rotary evaporators for safe and productive drying of natural product extractions.

Traditionally rotary evaporators have been widely used for drying natural product extracts. However the drying process with rotary evaporators is typically slow and prone to cross contamination problems due to solvent bumping and samples that foam.  Additionally after drying, scientists are often left with trying to scrape out their samples from the walls of the rotary evaporator flask.

Drawing upon over 20 years of technological innovation in evaporation science - Genevac has developed an elegant solution that solves all these problems and more. The Rocket™ high speed evaporation system will evaporate up to 6 flasks in parallel, and can dry these directly into a vial, so removing your sample is easy.

The Rocket runs automatically and has proven, patented technology that eliminates bumping and foaming freeing you to tasks more interesting than watching your evaporator. Your productivity is transformed. Adding Genevac's proprietary SampleGenie technology to the Rocket enables you to concentrate your samples directly into a vial, eliminating the need for flask scraping and consequent sample transfer losses.

To view a video of the Rocket in action and download technical papers describing how successful natural product and flavours & fragrance labs have benefitted from Rocket / SampleGenie please visit

Genevac, part of the SP Scientific group, was founded in 1990.  Today the company employs around 85 people, with manufacturing, R&D and marketing headquartered in Ipswich, UK. Genevac today offers a comprehensive portfolio of evaporators to suit almost any solvent removal application, purchasing budget or productivity requirement.

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