Pittcon 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA:
Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) has unveiled a range of innovative new technologies under the SGE Analytical Science (SGE) brand at Pittcon 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The SGE brand encompasses a range of chromatography consumables and is the global market leader in niche areas such as autosampler syringes and GC inlet liners.
Chief Executive Officer of Trajan, Mr Stephen Tomisich said, “SGE Analytical Science makes up a strong foundation for chromatography in our portfolio. Our aim is to extend our capabilities to enable more selective, sensitive and specific measurement technologies for food, environmental and biological analysis.”
“We seek to understand the needs of our customers and develop innovative solutions,” said Mr Tomisich.
The new products launched at Pittcon include DIY kits for customized life science and omics analysis, PEEK fittings and column hardware for UHPLC applications.
Chief Scientific Officer of Trajan, Dr Andrew Gooley said “Both research and commercial customers have expressed the desire to be able to tailor their equipment and methods to analyze samples that can be difficult to collect, prepare and separate.”
ProteCol® BioInert UHPLC Column Hardware features smooth and inert glass lining for optimal UHPLC applications of complex biological samples, where typical stainless steel hardware is detrimental to column performance.
Adding to the UHPLC range, PEEKTite™ Ti-Lok EXP UHPLC Fittings offer an uncomplicated and reliable system, with finger tight easy installation and continuous performance up to 18,000 psi with PEEKsil™ tubing.
The new MyCapLC™ Kit enables scientists to pack their own capillary LC columns without the need for special packing instrumentation, allowing more selective, sensitive and specific analysis for bio applications.
Trajan has also expanded the trusted SGE Diamond Syringe range. The SGE Diamond Headspace syringe features a unique energized plunger tip for a gas tight seal that provides the lowest syringe carryover and outstanding reproducibility and performance up to 150 °C. The new 5 mL Diamond Headspace Syringe allows larger sample sizes, adding to the existing 1 mL and 2.5 mL options in the range.
Dr Gooley said a common challenge faced by chromatographers is to effectively transfer volatile samples from vials to the GC column to achieve reproducible results in headspace analysis. The technique is widely used for analyses of alcohols in blood, pharmaceutical products, plastics, fragrance and flavor compound analysis.
Mr Tomisich strongly believes in collaborating to bring the best products to market. Trajan partners with academic and industry partners to combine different types of expertise to create new technologies.
“The latest SGE Analytical Science chromatography products reflect Trajan’s continuous drive for technology innovation,” said Mr Tomisich.
ARC Future Fellow and Chief Investigator at the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech), Professor Michael Breadmore, has spent his research career working to simplify and speed up the analysis of chemical and biological samples, with an increasing emphasis on miniaturization.