Member since: 2019
Application Area: Metabloite analysis
Discover an automated sample preparation system that extracts semi-volatile organic compounds from water with superior accuracy and reproducibility
Laboratories today face many challenges during the preparation and analysis of their environmental samples, including the need to accommodate a wide range of sample matrices, while striving to minimize operating costs and laboratory downtime. The Biotage® Horizon 5000 Disk Extractor System maximizes the efficiency and accuracy of your extractions, all on an automated system, which leads to fewer sample re-runs, higher sample throughput and increased productivity.
The system is computer controlled with sufficient sensors and safety checks in place to allow the process to run unattended without the possibility of sample loss. Once the process is initiated, the 5000 delivers all the necessary solvents to precondition the sorbent material within the SPE disk, passes the water sample through the disk and, extracts the sorbed analytes from the disk into a collection vessel using the required volume of each solvent. A variety of cap adapters, pre-filters, collection vessels and disk holders can be used to fully customize the extraction system to meet the needs of the application, regardless of the sample volume and particulate level.
Solid phase extraction has a number of benefits compared to liquid-liquid extraction, including: less solvent usage, less hazardous waste generation, reduced exposure to hazardous solvents, and fewer opportunities for generating emulsions. Additional benefits include increased extraction accuracy and better day-to-day and technician-to-technician reproducibility.