Positive pressure workstations

    Smart sample preparation

    Tecan offers compact, benchtop units for mass spec sample prep workflows, enabling applications such as analyte enrichment and sample clean-up to be performed under positive pressure. Gas-based positive pressure SPE delivers maximum process reproducibility and uniformity across columns and plate wells. Resolvex® positive pressure workstations benefit from adjustable or programmable pressure settings, allowing you to optimize flow rates, reduce processing times and enhance analytical performance.

     

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    Many labs are turning to solid phase extraction techniques to improve sample clean-up and pre-analytical processing for mass spectrometry. Tecan is partnering with its customers to develop automation solutions that can achieve efficient MS sample prep workflows for a variety of clinically important analytes and extraction methodologies.

    The use of positive pressure gas for SPE maximizes process reproducibility and uniformity across columns and plate wells, with individual channel flow restriction guaranteeing robust processing of partly filled plates or column set-ups. Manually adjustable or programmable pressure settings allow optimization of flow rates, reducing processing times and enhancing analytical performance.

    Resolvex® M10

    Positive pressure processing for individual columns or 96-well plates.

    Resolvex M10 48
    For 1, 3 and 6 ml columns

    Resolvex M10 96
    For 1 ml columns and 96-well (1ml) plates

    Uniformity of flow

    Individual flow restrictors ensure that even partly filled plates or tube racks can be processed reliably and with minimal variation.

    Positive pressure processing

    Pressure adjustment enables a smooth and immediate column flow response to be achieved. An intuitive flow toggle allows the user to switch between the low setting – for precise flow control of liquid samples – and a high setting for drying the sorbent bed.

    Simplicity in operation

    The Resolvex M10 is simple and convenient to operate. It automatically adjusts to accommodate different plate heights, and can be controlled intuitively, without the need for extensive training.

    Resolvex® A200

    Positive pressure processing for 1 ml columns or 96-well (1ml) plates.

     

    Automated liquid dispenser

    Accurate delivery of up to 11 protocol solvents allows unattended SPE workflows. The Resolvex A200 uses the proven Cavro® syringe pump technology to accurately dispense solvents ranging from deionized water to hexane.

    Resolvex A200
    For 96-well, 1ml plates

    Simplicity in operation

    Intuitive, logical touchscreen control offers straightforward integration into standard laboratory operations for immediate productivity.

    Positive pressure processing

    Gas-based positive pressure SPE offers reproducibility and processing uniformity across columns and plate wells, with individual channel flow restriction guaranteeing robust processing of partly filled plates or column set-ups.

    Electronic pressure processing

    Programmable pressure profiles allow optimization of flow rates, reducing processing time and enabling reliable analyte recovery.

    Freedom EVO® with Resolvex® A200 workstation

    Bringing together the advantages of our liquid handling and positive pressure SPE sample preparation technologies.

    Sample accessioning, addition of internal standards and sample distribution is performed using the proven and robust Freedom EVO liquid handling platform, followed by positive pressure SPE on the Resolvex A200.

    The subsequent positive pressure extraction is performed on the Resolvex A200 workstation.

    Using our CEREX and NBE suite of smart consumables, this combination provides you with a complete sample preparation solution out of one hand.

    Freedom EVO positive pressure cartridge package*

    Cartridge-based, on-deck processing for high sample volumes

    Benefits:

    • Operator-free batch processing of up to 144 samples with 1 ml cartridges, 80 samples with 3 ml cartridges and 64 samples with 6 ml cartridges.
    • The use of disposable tips to pipette samples eliminates the need for excessive wash cycles, reducing solvent consumption.
    • Barcode reading enables the use of LIMS worklists for effortless efficiency.
    • Dedicated user interface for seamless operation.

    *For research use only.

      Resolvex M10 48 Resolvex M10 96 Resolvex A200 Freedom EVO® and RESOLVEX A200 Freedom EVO positive pressure cartridge package
      Resolvex M10 48 Resolvex M10 96 Resolvex A200 Freedom EVO® and Resolvex A200 Freedom EVO positive pressure cartridge package
    Operation Manual Manual Semi-automated Semi-automated Automated
    Number of samples Up to 48 Up to 96 Up to 96 Up to 96 Up to 144
    Columns or plates 1, 3, and 6 ml columns 1 ml columns and 96-well plates 1 ml columns and 96-well plates 1 ml columns and 96-well plates 1, 3, and 6 ml columns
    Positive pressure 0-80 psi 0-80 psi 0-80 psi 0-80 psi N/A
    Plate height Self adjusting Self adjusting Self adjusting Self adjusting N/A
    Solvent dispensing No No Yes (up to 11 protocol solvents) Yes (up to 11 protocol solvents) Yes, via Liquid Handling Arm
    Pressure and flow control options Manual Manual Programmable Programmable. Side-by-side operation or full automation. Pressure applied via pipetting system
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