Top List: Trending in analytical chemistry – Latest applications of solid phase extraction

From cannabis testing to environmental monitoring, find out how scientists are using SPE to speed up and innovate their sample preparation

04 Sep 2019


Solid-phase extraction (SPE) is a sample preparation method that separates and concentrates analytes from solution prior to analysis. SPE is a rapid method that can be automated for the effective isolation of analytes of interest from even the most complex matrices. The technique can be applied to a variety of samples including urine, blood, water, beverages, soil, and animal tissue. In this article, we cover the latest and greatest applications for solid-phase extraction.

Environmental monitoring

Affinisep AttractSPE disks for environmental testing
AttractSPE™ Disks by AFFINISEP

Scientist-driven testing solutions

SelectScience editors speak to Jim Fenster, Business Development Director for AFFINISEP USA, about the applications and advantages of the AttractSPE™ Disks for environmental analysis, including the innovative ways scientists are adapting this product to suit their laboratory needs.

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Rapid analysis of large-volume samples

AFFINISEP outlines a full SPE disk protocol, from installation to sample elution, covering the benefits of the AttractSPE™ Disks, including the fast treatment, clean-up, and analysis of large volume samples.

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Cannabis testing


LipiFiltr® by UCT, Inc.

Analyzing mycotoxins in CBD oil

There is a growing need for the detection of mycotoxins in both raw plant materials and finished cannabis products to ensure consumer health and safety. In this video, Restek presents a simple pass-through SPE sample clean-up method applied to lipid-rich CBD oils.

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Testing for pesticides in oil-based cannabis products

LipiFiltr® clean-up cartridge by UCT Inc. promise targeted lipid removal for pesticide residue analysis in complex fatty samples such as oil-based cannabis products. In this application note, UCT Inc. outlines the performance benefits of LipiFiltr, including cleaner extracts, ease of use, and time and cost savings.

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Therapeutics, water analysis, food testing and more...

SPE has proven to be a powerful tool for sample clean-up and preparation and can be applied to a variety of sample and analysis types. Find out more about the other uses for SPE, from biopharmaceuticals to food and beverage analysis, in these application notes:

Read the latest reviews

Don't take our word for it! Read reviews left by other scientists around the world to help you choose the best instruments for your lab or share your opinion to help your peers by writing your own review today. Read one of our latest reviews below by Babak Basiri from Amgen about the Resolvex™ A200 Automated ppSPE Workstation by Tecan.

5 star review for the Resolvex™ A200 Automated ppSPE Workstation by Tecan