Do not waste time and labor with manual sample preparation. KNAUER´s new GPC Cleanup system automates work-intensive cleanup tasks (GPC = Gel Permeation Chromatography). Further, reproducibility and quality of your sample work-up is improved. Based on the AZURA device platform the system can be customized to fulfill individual requirements. The dedicated system processes up to 16 samples while requiring minimal bench space. Mobile Control provides an intuitive and cost-effective user interface for device control directly at the system.
Layout of AZURA GPC Cleanup System
Based on the versatile AZURA product line the GPC Cleanup System can be customized to fulfill special requirements. It can be easily adapted to pre-established laboratory procedures to perform a wide range of GPC sample preparation tasks. The required bench space is kept at a minimum.
The preconfigured system features 16 sample loops controlled by two 16 Port Multiposition valves. The GPC tubing guide orderly sorts loop tubings and outlet tubings of fractionation. Sample loops with a volume of either 1 ml A5329-2 or 5 ml A5329-1 are wound-up. An additional Multiposition valve supports collecting up to 16 fractions. All 16 Port Multiposition valves and the manual injection valve are integrated in an Assistant. Elution of separated compounds is monitored by a variable single wavelength UV detector. Besides this small detector a second Assistant engulfs the system pump with pressure sensor and a valve to either integrate or bypass the GPC column into the flow path.
Operating AZURA GPC Cleanup System
The GPC Cleanup System is operated with AZURA Mobile Control. This intuitive user interface is run on a tablet directly mounted at the system. It automatically recognizes devices and facilitates system configuration. Due to block programming methods are created fast with minimal number of clicks. Mobile Control makes sample loop loading easily manageable by synchronously switching both valves at the push of a button.
What is GPC Cleanup?
GPC Cleanup (Gel Permeation Chromatography) is primarily employed for performing general cleanup tasks on a wide range of sample matrices such as foodstuffs, tissues, plants and environmental samples. The separation of components takes place according to their molecular weight due to the heterogeneous pore size of the stationary phase. High-molecular substances such as lipids, proteins, natural resins, cellular components and steroids interfering with subsequent analysis e.g. of pesticides are efficiently removed.