• Fully Automated Sample Preparation System Accelerates Chromatography Workflows
    the Thermo Scientific EXTREVA ASE Accelerated Solvent Extractor.

Chromatography

Fully Automated Sample Preparation System Accelerates Chromatography Workflows

Nov 07 2022

New, all-in-one, automated chromatography sample preparation system

The new Thermo Scientific EXTREVA ASE Accelerated Solvent Extractor is the first system to automatically extract and concentrate analytes of interest from solid and semi-solid samples, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) or pesticides, in a single instrument, eliminating manual sample transfer for a walk-away sample-to-vial workflow. 

The system is also the first to perform four sample extractions and concentrations in parallel, significantly improving sample throughput and laboratory productivity. With manual intervention significantly reduced by a factor of three, in some cases, results can be more accurate and reliable - allowing users more time to focus on value-added tasks. Analytical labs extracting from solid or semi-solid matrices can pair the sample prep instrument with gas chromatography (GC), GC-mass spectrometry (MS) or liquid chromatography (LC)-MS systems.

“Traditional sample preparation for chromatography with solid or semi-solid samples is labour-intensive, prone to errors and can stifle lab productivity,” said Dino Alfano, Vice President and General Manager, Ion Chromatography and Sample Preparation, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Even with current automation solutions, the process can involve time-consuming manual navigation of multiple instruments. By seamlessly performing sample extraction and evaporation of four samples in parallel, the EXTREVA ASE system redefines this cumbersome workflow. Streamlining workflows allows our customers to reduce manual sample preparation steps from hours to minutes, thereby increasing their productivity, minimising errors, and dramatically reducing solvent use; ultimately helping them meet sustainability and cost goals.” 

Matthew MacLennan, director, LC/MS/MS DevOps, Pacific Rim Laboratories, said: “We are looking to innovate our processes with technologies that will enable us to extract the most difficult and complex matrices with ease. EXTREVA ASE does just that for our POPs extractions.”

More information online


Digital Edition

Lab Asia 31.2 April 2024

April 2024

In This Edition Chromatography Articles - Approaches to troubleshooting an SPE method for the analysis of oligonucleotides (pt i) - High-precision liquid flow processes demand full fluidic c...

View all digital editions

Events

FORUMESURE

Apr 22 2024 Marrakech, Morroco

Korea Lab 2024

Apr 23 2024 Kintex, South Korea

Korea Chem 2024

Apr 23 2024 Seoul, South Korea

Lab Indonesia

Apr 24 2024 Jakarta, Indonesia

View all events