EMD Millipore Introduces High-Throughput Sample Preparation System

  • Samplicity™ Filtration System provides an easy, high-throughput alternative to syringe-tip filters for chromatography sample preparation
  • Allows up to 8 chromatography samples—even those with high viscosity or particulates—to be simultaneously vacuum-filtered in seconds
  • Eliminates the bottleneck and stress created by repetitive, manual sample prep techniques

March 14, 2011, Billerica, MA — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany, today announced the introduction of the Samplicity™ Filtration System, an innovative new technology that provides a convenient, high throughput alternative to syringe-tip filters when preparing samples for chromatography.

The Samplicity system allows up to 8 samples—even those with high viscosity or particulates—to be simultaneously vacuum-filtered in seconds. Samples are quickly and easily loaded using a pipettor and are filtered directly into LC vials. The filtered samples are immediately ready for subsequent analyses.

“Until now, researchers had limited options for speeding up sample prep,” said John Sweeney, head of EMD Millipore’s Life Science business field.  “Syringe-tip filtration is a serial process that can slow down an entire workflow.  At the other end of the spectrum are robotic systems, which are expensive and offer too much capacity for labs that handle a few dozen samples per day. The Samplicity system provides relief from the repetition of manual filtration and offers a throughput capacity well-aligned with the needs of most labs.”

The Samplicity system is designed for use with Millex Samplicity™ filter units with a hydrophilic Teflon® membrane filter in either a 0.45 or 0.2 μm pore size. Millex Samplicity filter units have low extractables, low analyte binding properties, and a low hold-up volume, which allows processing of samples as small as 200 µL.

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About EMD Millipore

EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers' success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, Merck Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 64 countries and pro forma 2009 revenues of $2.9 billion. EMD Millipore is known as Merck Millipore outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Millipore is a registered trademark and Samplicity and Millex Samplicity are trademarks of Millipore Corporation. The M logo is a trademark of Merck KGaA. Teflon is a registered trademark of E.I.du Pont de Nemours and Company.

*Merck KGaA or Merck shall mean Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


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