Product News: Value-Priced, Full-Featured Flash Purification System

01 Nov 2011

Biotage have introduced the new Isolera Prime™ flash purification system. Isolera Prime represents a new value-priced flash purification system, delivering a broad range of features and cost-saving benefits in an entry level flash purification system.

The flexible system is upgradeable and can expand with the needs of developing companies and academic institutions where value is a high priority. Isolera Prime is compatible with flash cartridges from all manufacturers including Biotage SNAP and the new, value-priced Biotage ZIP™ cartridges.
Isolera Prime is the newest addition to the Isolera automated flash system family. The Isolera Prime is specifically designed for chemists needing an automated purification platform to increase productivity.

Also included are a patented TLC-to-Gradient feature that eliminates method development guesswork and a solvent-saving gradient optimization function that reduces solvent use by up to 60%. Cost savings are further realized with use of the new value-priced, Biotage ZIP cartridges available in a wide range of sizes.

“In this challenging economic climate, we recognize the importance of delivering value-priced instruments while continuing to raise the bar of technical performance.” says Toshiyuki Yachi, Vice President of Marketing. “The Isolera Prime, with its cost saving features as well as the introduction of the Biotage ZIP line of value-priced flash cartridges, demonstrates our understanding of the changing needs of our customers and our commitment to their success.”

Isolera Prime performs at flow rates up to 100 mL/min with a pressure range up to 145 psi (10 bars). The built-in detector (fixed 254 nm or variable wavelengths 200–400 nm) provides detection for aromatic and conjugated organic compounds and can trigger fractionation using threshold, slope, or volume parameters. For UV-transparent compounds, an ELSD is available and easily integrated.