Product News: New High Performance Liquid Chromatography System from Varian, Inc. Offers Speed and Flexibility to Analytical Chemists

17 Jan 2008

Varian, Inc. announced today the introduction of its 920-LC liquid chromatograph. The Varian 920-LC is a fully automated, computer controlled analytical HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) system that offers "Fast LC" capabilities, state of the art performance, improved productivity, high sensitivity detectors and a fully automated validation package for customers who operate in a regulated environment. This new instrument will be shown for the first time at Pittcon 2008 (March 1 to 7, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La.) on Booth 4621.

HPLC is used by analytical chemists in pharmaceutical, environmental and industrial laboratories for the separation, detection, and characterization of chemical compounds and mixtures. The 920-LC is an integrated system that can be configured to meet a customer’s specific needs. Each system comprises a pumping system, an autosampler and one or more detectors. The system is preconfigured, pre-plumbed and pre-tested before shipment, significantly reducing the time required to achieve maximum sample throughput.

The low dead volume, pulse free performance and precise solvent proportioning valves make the Varian 920-LC suitable for "Fast LC." When used with short, highly efficient Varian HPLC columns packed with sub 3 micron particles, chemists will be able to achieve shorter analysis times, better peak shapes and better quality data.

A choice of built-in, programmable dual-wavelength or information-rich Diode Array (190-900 nm) UV-Vis detectors feature low noise and high sensitivity to deliver lower detection limits for trace analysis. Optional fluorescence, refractive index, and evaporative light scattering detectors allow a wide variety of analyses to be performed with the 920-LC.

"The 920-LC is an elegant centerpiece in Varian’s complete solution for liquid chromatography which includes LC systems that extend from microflow capabilities to systems with flow rates in the liters per minute range," said Martin O’Donoghue, Senior Vice President, Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. "In combination with our sample prep products, Galaxie Chromatography Software, and a wide range of analytical LC columns, we are helping chromatographers gather information faster and more efficiently than ever."