Product News: Bio-Rad Introduces the NGC™ Family of Medium Pressure Modular Chromatography Systems for Protein Purification at Pittcon

20 Mar 2013

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc, a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the upcoming launch of a new suite of protein purification systems, the NGC™ medium pressure modular chromatography systems along with a suite of plug-and-play modules that enable researchers to expand the system’s capabilities, coming in early Spring 2013. The medium pressure chromatography systems are the first of their kind, enabling users to modify their capability based on the users’ changing throughput or application needs.

“The NGC Chromatography platform is an intuitive and flexible system that’s simple to customize and effortless to use,” said Kamni Vijay, Bio-Rad Division Marketing Manager, Protein Function Division, Life Science Group. “Protein purification can be a challenging for many researchers, but by using the NGC family of medium pressure modular chromatography systems, this step can be completed more quickly and efficiently.”

Functions of the NGC system are controlled by Bio-Rad’s ChromLab TM software that includes instrument control, method development, real-time monitoring, chromatogram comparison and peak analysis. The software’s instrument controls are designed around a novel, fluidics scheme interface that is customizable. The software provides real-time fluidics path and module status to ensure accuracy. Components of the fluidics scheme can be controlled on-the-fly to achieve optimal separation conditions. The NGC systems can also be controlled using the attached touch screen control interface, which provides the same level of control flexibility without the need for a computer adjacent to the system.

"Customers have been extensively involved in the development of the NGC systems and we are pleased to see how well the instruments have performed in their labs,” said Richard Lee, Bio-Rad Marketing Manager for Laboratory Chromatography Products, Life Science Group.

"The ease of use is perfect for my lab where I have a mix of grad and undergrad students,” said Chris Fraser Assistant Professor at UC Davis, California. “This means less time spent training and more time spent purifying."