Porvair’s Flexible SPE Microplate Enhances Methods Development
Product News Apr 18, 2008
The Development Microlute™ from Porvair Sciences provides R&D laboratories with a flexible tool for developing the Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) methods to best suit an analytical process.
The Development Microlute offers the user a choice of 8 or 12 different phases and sorbent volumes (10 -100mg) in one plate. This allows the user to simply identify the optimal sorbent and loading for their specific application. By supplying a complete methods development product that does not need to be constructed by the user, Porvair claims to deliver considerable savings in valuable laboratory time.
The design of the Development Microlute offers all the advantages of automated and high throughput SPE sample preparation in a microplate format capable of processing 96 samples in one go repeatedly.
Constructed from a single piece of moulded high quality polypropylene, a Development Microlute plate will not bend or distort because individual SPE cartridges do not have to be repeatedly plugged in and out. Using a proprietary sorbent slurry loading technique, Porvair has eliminated the channeling effects often limiting the performance of dry powder loaded SPE columns. Each well on a Microlute Development plate has an individual drain spout ensuring 100% sample transfer and zero crossover contamination.