Technologies and Restek Consolidate their Partnership
Florida (February 27, 2005) – Temperature Programmed Liquid Chromatography
(TPLC) specialist, Selerity Technologies Inc announces that it has
reinforced its ties with Restek (State College, Pennsylvania), the
chromatography consumables expert. Selerity's column technology
expertise, culminating in the launch of a new silica-based stationary
phase for extreme temperatures, coupled with Restek's manufacturing
know-how, will ensure customers will benefit from the best products
available. Selerity's TPLC silica-based columns and TPLC instrumentation
will be exhibited on booth #2739 at PITTCON 2005,
Orlando, Florida, February 27 – March 4.
terms of this agreement, Restek will manufacture Selerity's new
high temperature column – the Blaze 200 ™. Increasing temperature
can drastically limit column lifetime when the bonded phase is based
on traditional chemistries. However, Selerity's Blaze 200 benefits
from a polycarbosilane bonding chemistry that is hydrolytically
stable against breakdown in aqueous environments to 200 º C.
The underlying silica support is also protected by the bonded phase
against dissolution and remains intact at pH extremes. The columns
are useful for both isothermal and programmed separations over wide
ranges of temperature.
Selerity has also granted
Restek a license agreement to manufacture and sell its columns for
use at high and low pH. Selerity benefits from Restek's extensive
experience in developing, packing and manufacturing high quality
HPLC columns. Restek will be able to offer their customers an extremely
stable HPLC stationary phase that can be used at temperature and
pH extremes. It also allows chromatographers to perform reversed
phase HPLC separations at temperature up to 200°C with a silica
based C18 column - the most popular column packing type.
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