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Optimised solid-phase extraction of polar compounds Porvair Sciences offers a range of products that enable optimised solid-phase extraction (SPE) of polar compounds. This includes the C18 silica-packed Microlute plate, vacuum manifolds, collection plates and solvent evaporators, all designed to streamline sample preparation. The Microlute plate offers good separation of a wide range of polar compounds that are not attracted to the C18 tail. The 96-well plate provides all the advantages of automated and high-throughput SPE sample preparation in a convenient microplate format that is capable of rapidly processing 96 samples in one go repeatedly and precisely. Constructed from a single piece of moulded high-quality polypropylene, the plate will not bend or distort because individual SPE cartridges do not have to be repeatedly plugged in and out. Using a sorbent slurry loading technique, Porvair has eliminated the channelling effects often limiting the performance of dry powder-loaded SPE columns. Each well on the plate has an individual drain spout, ensuring 100% sample transfer and zero crossover contamination. Manufactured precisely to ANSI/SLAS dimensions from extractibles-free polypropylene, the plates deliver high productivity, good-quality results and trouble-free operation, with all robotic sample handling and preparation systems. Pathtech Pty Ltd www.pathtech.com.au

Hybrid silica-based HPLC columns The YMC-Triart Series HPLC columns are organic hybrid silica-based columns produced by specialist Japanese manufacturer YMC. The columns provide high resolution without adsorption or tailing, as well as good durability, versatility and reproducibility. Available in 1.9, 3 and 5 µm particle sizes and a variety of lengths and diameters, the series includes five types of columns including the C18 column. The hybrid silica surface of the columns provides good chemical stability and durability over a wide pH and temperature range. This durability is said to ensure a long lifetime for the columns, providing a lower cost per analysis than many competitors. The rigorous end-capping of the columns ensures symmetrical peak shapes for all types of compounds. Sapphire Bioscience www.sapphirebioscience.com

BioPure fluid path components, connect with confidence Specialists in the design and manufacture of single-use bioprocessing components. • Lot numbers moulded in for full traceability • Emulate over-moulded components full through bore diameter, no obstructions • Lower cGMP manufacturing costs through simplified production operations • Reduce process validation • Manufactured and packed in an ISO Class 7 clean room

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