Product News: Clarity Chromatography Software Can Now Control Spark Symbiosis™ Technology Components

14 May 2014


DataApex announced the release of a control driver for Symbiosis™ Technology Components manufactured by Spark Holland BV. Symbiosis™ sample preparation components includes SPARK HPD™ (High Pressure Dispenser), SPARK ACE™ (Automatic Cartridge Exchanger), SPARK UHPLC SPH1240™ (HPG pumpset), SPARK Mistral™ (column oven) and SPARK Alias™ (autosampler) instruments. The Symbiosis™ is SPARK's unique solution for fast integrated online SPE‐LC‐MS automation (XLC‐MS).

Symbiosis™ Technology components can be completely controlled from the Clarity environment ‐ all method parameters can be sent to the system directly from the computer, the sequence table can be planned and edited in the Clarity software and the order of the individual cartridges is directed by Clarity.

Symbiosis™ Technology components further extended a portfolio of Clarity control drivers. Almost whole portfolio of SPARK’s instrumentation can be controlled from Clarity Chromatography SW. Clarity can now control more than 470 instruments in total.

„Extension of Clarity drivers expands our business opportunities. Clarity is the software with the widest portfolio of control modules. Customers want to have an option to control different instruments from one environment.” commented Jan Hruby, DataApex general manager.

“We are always happy to support the activities of DataApex. They are an independent company allowing a large group of instruments to be connected with each other. With the work on the control of the Symbiosis™ Technology Components we see this innovative Sample Prep platform being combined with the many measurement instruments within (and outside) the control of Clarity” commented Rob van der Knaap, SPARK’s president.

Clarity Chromatography Software has a strong position in the chromatography data systems market. Clarity is highly regarded for its intuitive approach, excellent performance, cost‐effectiveness and proficient technical support.