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Genevac launches automated evaporators to enhance productivity

By Staff Reporter , 07-Jun-2006

Pharmaceutical companies looking to eliminate manual handling of samples to enhance productivity may want to look at Genevac's new automated centrifugal evaporators.

The Auto HT-12 is a robot-ready version of Genevac's HT-12 large-scale solvent evaporator and sets to add to the safety measures already incorporated.

The process of drug discovery and development is not without its dangers, with corrosive solvents such as trifluoroacetic acid, poisons and solvents from radioactive samples used to in compound synthesis throughput.

Using the Auto HT-12 these solvents can now be safely removed in a remote fume hood without direct operator intervention.

This presents an opportunity for companies to improve laboratory health and safety without compromising throughput in compound synthesis.

The Auto HT-12 can be customised to individual requirement by Genevac to provide integration with all commercial robots.

In addition, control software allows the Auto HT-12 to automatically detect when the samples are dry and then shut itself down - safeguarding valuable samples from potential thermal degradation, which is a well-known problem in the industry.

To allow unattended operation for extended periods, the waste solvent condenser unit is continuous-running and automatically defrosts when full.

The Auto HT-12 is ideal for drying large numbers of samples of broadly similar mass and format, such as microplates and HPLC autosampler vials. The systems triple deck rotor has capacity to accommodate 48 shallow-well plates simultaneously.

For laboratories looking to accelerate tasks such as compound purification, plate re-formatting and plate replication the Auto HT-12 also offers many benefits.

The high productivity system incorporates remote access doors and an indexing rotor to ensure that sample holders always line up with the robot arm.

In addition, full remote control and data logging via the built-in RS232C interface makes it easy to integrate the Auto HT-12 with most laboratory automation systems.

For laboratories looking to accelerate tasks such as compound purification, plate re-formatting and plate replication the Auto HT-12 also offers many benefits.

The high productivity system incorporates remote access doors and an indexing rotor to ensure that sample holders always line up with the robot arm.

In addition, full remote control and data logging via the built-in RS232C interface makes it easy to integrate the Auto HT-12 with most laboratory automation systems.

For further information on the Auto HT-12 please contact >Genevac.

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