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Selerity Technologies Establishes European Distribution Network For Polaratherm

High Temperature Liquid Chromatography (HTLC) specialist, Selerity Technologies Inc, announces that it has completed a marketing and distribution agreement with the Research Institute of Chromatography (R.I.C.) - Kortrijk, Belgium - for its Polaratherm(tm) total temperature controller and associated chromatographic instrumentation, including its Blaze(tm) columns. Selerity chose R.I.C as its European partner because of its reputation and recognised expertise in the advancement of chromatography applications, techniques and method development.


Under the terms of the co-operation, R.I.C. will be responsible for promoting Selerity's Polaratherm(tm) in continental Europe. This specialist organisation founded by Prof. Pat Sandra has unparalleled experience in furthering chromatographic know-how and analytical techniques. R.I.C has become a leading centre for training excellence and application development in modern separation science, working in collaboration with customers to research, evaluate and validate new methods.


With the Polaratherm(tm), Selerity has developed bespoke instrumentation that takes full advantage of using HTLC methods in the modern laboratory. The Polaratherm(tm) is the first column oven to address the chromatographic parameters of temperature through control of the mobile phase, column, and effluent to the detector. This equipment is applicable to most vendor High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) systems, and can therefore be deployed in any laboratory already operating HPLC, at little additional cost.


Selerity has pioneered functionality allowing the regulation of the flow of hot and cold air so that the temperature is maintained within desired preset limits during the mobile phase. A new low-volume, low-mass solvent preheater has been designed to keep the amount of tubing required for preheating the mobile phase low without invading the fluid path. This highly responsive preheater design makes temperature programming possible with the most commonly used chromatographic columns (4.6mm ID), without loss of efficiency.


Jody Clark, VP sales and marketing, Selerity Technologies, comments: " To ensure the ongoing appeal of the Polaratherm(tm) and HTLC as a commercially viable chromatographic technique, we wanted to ensure we could offer an all encompassing package to our European customers. Our partnership with R.I.C. will add considerable value to our innovative solutions, with the benefit of expert consulting and academic input."


Prof. Sandra, founder and managing director, R.I.C., adds: "We look forward to working closely with Selerity to educate the market on the benefits of HTLC. Our goal has always been to translate know how into practical working solutions. The Polaratherm(tm) certainly breaks new boundaries in HTLC and offers real opportunities for the separation scientist."


For further press information please contact: Mark Shuttleworth, The Scott Partnership, The Old Barn, Holly House Estate, CRANAGE, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9LT, United Kingdom Tel: + 44 1606 837787 Fax: +44 1606 837757 mail

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