Thermo Expands its SPE Product Offering
Product News Apr 21, 2006
Thermo Electron Corporation has enhanced its SPE product offering to enable rapid, effective and economical sample clean-up prior to HPLC and GC analyses, thereby improving resolution and sensitivity, extending column lifetime and avoiding instrument downtime.
Thermo’s expanded SPE consumables range now features eleven phases in the HyperSep line, suitable for a wide range of applications and sample volumes in the pharmaceutical, environmental, biochemical, chemical and food and beverage industries.
The SPE range is designed to offer consistently high recoveries, resulting in the phase (sorbent) retaining high levels of the analyte or compound of interest.
Available in an increased number of sizes and chemistries and equipped with 96 well plates, this product line achieves fast sample preparation offering an ideal solution for high throughput environments.
The extensive SPE range is also accompanied by an information-rich applications library featuring a number of applications to help users make quick and informed decisions.
Thermo’s extended product line includes its Hypercarb sorbent, a porous graphitic carbon ideal for the retention of very polar compounds not normally retained on C18 silica, for example very polar and water-soluble micopollutants from drinking water or pesticides and drug metabolites.
Hypercarb has a different selectivity and excels at the retention of highly polar compounds. Additionally, it is stable across the entire pH range 0-14.
Thermo’s SPE range has been further enhanced with the addition of two phases - Verify-AX and Verify-CX - capable of achieving rapid and accurate analysis of drugs of abuse.
The extraction of drugs of abuse from biological fluids using a purely non-polar retention mechanism often results into a large amount of non-polar co-extracted material, which interferes with the subsequent analysis.
The SPE line includes mixed mode columns based on strong cation or anion exchange combined with a C8 group that can be utilized in a cation exchange retention mechanism giving a much cleaner extract.