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Imaging Detection Technology Platform Set to Revolutionise UV-Vis Absorbance
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Imaging Detection Technology Platform Set to Revolutionise UV-Vis Absorbance

Imaging Detection Technology Platform Set to Revolutionise UV-Vis Absorbance
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Imaging Detection Technology Platform Set to Revolutionise UV-Vis Absorbance


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Paraytec has chosen Pittcon 2007 for the public launch of its ActiPix® D100 miniature UV imaging area detector - a first miniature multiplexed capillary UV area detector.

Using a capillary as combined sample vessel and optical element, the patented ActiPix® D100 detector can provide inherent spatial separation of sample and reference beams - the result - a self-referencing system in a miniature format.

Allowing minute (picolitre to nanolitre) volumes to be measured with high sensitivity without sacrificing spatial resolution, the ActiPix D100 is an ideal detector for capillary LC and CE systems.

Using an active pixel area sensor to capture measurements, imaging of single or multiple capillaries is readily achieved on a single sensor, unlike current commercial UV detectors.

Simultaneous measurement of multiple capillaries allows extremely high throughput of samples on the ActiPix D100. Highly sensitive and linear over five orders of magnitude dynamic range, applications for the ActiPix D100 include monitoring nanoscale biocatalytic reactions, measuring molecular size of both small molecules and biomolecules, coupling with LC or CE-MS.

Dr Mebs Surve (Business Development Manager) commented ' Our products utilise leading edge patented technology to extend the use of UV-Vis absorbance detection to a range of new biological and pharmaceutical applications.

Using capillaries as sample vessels, we are able to characterise tiny sample volumes with exceptional sensitivity over a wide dynamic range. Combined with our use of active pixel area sensors alongside real-time processing software, results can become not just numbers, but incredibly powerful real-time images'.

Paraytec is a scientific instrument company based in York, UK, designing, developing and manufacturing miniature UV-Visible absorbance detectors.

Paraytec was established in January 2005 as a spin-out from the University of York Chemistry Department. Paraytec's founders have developed and patented an advanced detection method for UV-Vis absorbance measurement, using capillaries in conjunction with sophisticated optics and active pixel area sensors.

The result is a powerful new imaging detection technology platform, which is set to revolutionise UV-Vis absorbance.

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