VanGuard Pre-Columns for UPLC® separations are guard columns that are designed for use with the ACQUITY UPLC® system.
These guard columns use an ultra-low volume design (patent pending) that efficiently protects UPLC column performance. This ultra-low volume design does not compromise the UPLC holistic design approach to higher efficiency, greater resolution and increased throughput.
Guard columns are typically used in applications where complex, unpredictable and demanding samples are analyzed. VanGuard Pre-Columns are the first guard columns specifically designed for routine use at pressures up to 15,000 psi (1,000 bar). The first VanGuard Pre-Columns for UPLC separations will be available with 1.7 µm ACQUITY UPLC BEH C18 chemistry. Additional VanGuard Pre-Columns will be released as they become available.