Solid phase extraction (SPE) is an increasingly useful technique designed for rapid sample preparation and purification for chromatographic or other analyses. Solid phase extraction (SPE) is a chromatographic separation technique utilized to remove solid or semi-solid compounds from a mixture in solution. Samples are concentrated and purified enabling downstream use by MS, GC, LC-MS, HPLC or other analytical methods. Solid phase extraction (SPE) uses the affinity of dissolved or suspended solutes in the liquid (mobile) phase for the solid (stationary) phase, through which the solution is passed to separate the mixture into desirable components. solid phase extraction workstation.
Isolating compounds from biological and combinatorial chemistry matrices is a complex process. Standard manual methods are time consuming, prone to manual pipetting errors, and expensive reagents are often wasted unnecessarily. The primary purpose of automation is to improve efficiency by minimizing sample preparation time and reducing the cumbersome nature of solid phase extraction, thereby producing cost effective solutions while increasing the throughput and reproducibility of the process.
The VERSA™ Solid Phase Extraction workstation is equipped with a positive pressure/vacuum system and a heating block/shaker (optional) that provides efficient solid phase extraction in industry standard 1, 3, and 6 mL SPE cartridges, and 96 well microplates. The workstation is designed to maximize sample preparation and cleanup steps prior to sample analysis for genomics, proteomics, LC/MS/MS, and GC/MS applications. The VERSA SPE specializes in automating low volume solid phase bio-extractions, and provides utility in a variety of laboratories, including pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostic, forensic, tobacco, food and beverage.