Biotage Introduces Highly-Selective AFFINILUTE MIP

Uppsala, Sweden, July 6th 2010 – Biotage (STO: BIOT), a leading supplier of tools and technology for analytical and medicinal chemistry, announced the introduction of high-performance, AFFINILUTE MIP (Molecularly Imprinted Polymers) columns for analytical sample preparation. Highly selective extractions with AFFINILUTE MIPs are considerably simplified resulting in faster, more robust and ultimately lower cost sample preparation.

AFFINILUTE MIP columns contain engineered cross-linked polymers that exhibit high affinity and selectivity towards a single compound or class of compounds. They are ideal for the extraction of analytes from complex matrices such as plasma, urine, muscle tissue, food matrices and environmental samples. The selectivity of AFFINILUTE MIPs allows for trace level extraction of target analytes in the presence of large excess of other compounds with similar physico-chemical properties.

Biotage AFFINILUTE MIP columns offer analytical chemists ultimate selectivity compared with standard solid phase extraction techniques. Unlike other methods, they rely on the specific molecular structure of the analyte for targeted capture resulting in exceptional clean up. AFFINILUTE combines high affinity with standard flow through sample preparation methodology.

The highly selective AFFINILUTE MIP columns serve a wide variety of analytical chemists in environmental, forensic, clinical and food testing laboratories. Typical analytes include Beta-blockers and Beta-agonists, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), triazine herbicides, antibiotics, tobacco specific by-products, amphetamines, fluoroquinolones, nitroimidazoles and more.

Biotage sample preparation products are supported by a wealth of knowledge and experience in method development and support. “Our expertise helps guide customers in choosing the right product and most efficient method that best suits their analytical needs”, says Scott Carr, VP of Commercial Operations. “At Biotage we strive to develop innovative scientific solutions that are simple, reliable and deliver accurate results. This new generation of sample preparation columns reflects Biotage’s expertise and continued commitment to high quality sample preparation.”

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