PerkinElmer Introduces High Performance Platform and Chromatography Data System
Product News Mar 10, 2009
PerkinElmer, Inc. has introduced the new Flexar™ liquid chromatography (LC) platform, which will be controlled by the new Chromera® Chromatography Data System (CDS).
Flexar incorporates a new ergonomic industrial design and delivers a wide range of pressure options intended to address the increasingly demanding application needs of high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) laboratories. The Company’s new multi-tiered platform offers solutions from semi-prep to ultra high pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC).
Chromera® has been built from the ground up, offering an easy approach to LC instrument control and chromatographic data processing. The instrument platform and software build upon PerkinElmer’s commitment to reliability in LC product design and control, providing a platform that covers a wider performance and pressure range.
“These new systems mark our commitment to delivering innovation and greater productivity to this market,” said Richard Begley, Ph.D., president, Analytical Sciences, PerkinElmer. “We are also focused on addressing the important concerns of laboratory professionals, which include both materials costs and waste-disposal.”
The Flexar UHPLC Systems feature the new FX-15 UHPLC system, which can provide as much as a 10-fold gain in productivity, while reducing mobile phase solvent consumption by as much as 15-fold, depending on the application. Smaller particle size (<2µm) columns offer new possibilities for resolution and separations.
The new Chromera CDS provides a suite of tools designed to allow users to control instruments, visualize data and communicate results through an accessible worktop. The platform uses a patented technology for instrument control that allows flexibility of configurations and multiple detection capabilities to help address the increasing need for laboratory productivity.
Chromera also extends Flexar’s flexibility by supporting multi-detector system configurations often used in environmental and food safety applications. Laboratory managers and bench chemists in the environmental, food safety and quality, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as academia in environmental, biotech and chemical research can benefit from the flexibility that the Flexar UHPLC Systems and Chromera offer.
Flexar is said to be the only product line on the market that offers complete LC systems ranging from 6k psi to 10k psi to 15k psi operation, allowing for customized LC solutions for specific applications. Additional benefits of the Flexar UHPLC Systems include uptime results and a low total cost of ownership.
Flexar UHPLC users have a choice for instrument control with the new Chromera workstation-based CDS or TotalChrom® for those who require a regulated or client-server based CDS system.
“PerkinElmer is invested in ensuring that our liquid chromatography offerings continue to demonstrate more robust and powerful designs than any other offerings on the market,” said Eric Ziegler, vice president, Chromatography Business Unit, Analytical Sciences, PerkinElmer. “The new Chromera design is the first in a line of products under development that will continue to support additional instruments and provide increasing levels of functionality from the workstation to enterprise-wide.”
PerkinElmer made the announcement at the annual Pittsburgh Conference (PITTCON) in Chicago, Illinois, where the new Flexar and Chromera systems are on display at booth #942, March 9-12, 2009.