MIP Technologies has announced that it has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with Supelco, a division of Sigma-Aldrich for the distribution of analytical and preparative Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP) separation products.
The Companies will collaborate on the development of new products while MIP Technologies will continue to develop separately its process scale separations business.
These products contain MIP particles produced by MIP Technologies.
MIPs are solid phase polymer materials manufactured with specific affinity for single compounds or classes of compounds.
They are applied in pharma, food & beverage and forensic markets, veterinary institutes, environmental laboratories, and health agencies where they are used in isolating trace compounds from complex matrices.
MIP Technologies' products available so far include Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) cartridges for specific analysis of chloramphenicol, tobacco nitrosamine derivatives, triazines, clenbuterol and other beta-agonists, beta-blockers, as well as beta-receptors.
The application of MIP SPE cartridges enables straightforward sample preparation for trace analysis from complex matrices resulting in increased sensitivity, and improved MS (mass spectrometry) detection when compared to conventional methods.
"This is a major step forward for our company in realizing its vision to become the number one supplier of MIP-based products," commented Anthony Rees, CEO of MIP Technologies.
"The partnership with Supelco and Sigma-Aldrich, gold standard companies in the separations arena, will create an unmatchable team in the development of selective separations materials for analytical and preparative applications. We are really excited by the business opportunities this relationship will open up."
"We are very pleased to further strengthen our sample preparation product offering by the addition of this MIP SPE design. In combination with our exclusive Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME), Flash, and classical SPE technologies, the MIPs are positioning Sigma-Aldrich's Supelco brand as a strong provider of innovative and unique tools for analytical sciences," said Dave Julien, President of Sigma-Aldrich Research Specialties business unit.