Uppsala, Sweden, November 8, 2011 / B3C newswire / – Biotage® (STO: BIOT), the first company to pre-pack flash purification cartridges, broadened its extensive range of chromatography products with the new Biotage ZIP™ line of value-priced flash purification cartridges. The Biotage ZIP flash cartridge line is an evolution in Biotage’s long history of manufacturing flash purification cartridges. Biotage ZIP cartridges deliver industry-leading performance at a price that is well below today’s benchmark for performance based cartridges.
The Plug and play Biotage ZIP cartridges are compatible with flash systems from all manufacturers and available in a wide range of sizes covering most every requirement. Biotage ZIP cartridges are optimally matched with the value-priced Isolera Prime™, the newest addition to the industry leading Isolera automated flash system family. The Isolera Prime is specifically designed for chemists needing an automated purification platform for increased productivity, delivering high value and just the right features.
Biotage ZIP cartridges are packed with same high quality Biotage KP-SIL brand silica utilized in all the company’s silica flash cartridges. Available in sizes from 5-120 g, purification methods developed on Biotage ZIP cartridges can be scaled up to larger Biotage cartridges including Biotage SNAP 340, 750 and 1500 g, Flash 75 and 150, and even Flash 400 without any method modification.
Unlike other low cost flash cartridges, Biotage ZIP cartridges are laser-welded to ensure consistent, leak free operation even at elevated pressures. Installation is quick and easy as the cartridges utilize industry-standard Luer lock inlet and tip outlet ports, eliminating the need for special adapters.
“With the introduction of this value-priced, high-performance line of flash cartridges, we continue to deliver value to chemical researchers worldwide who are faced with ever increasing demands for performance while at the same time reducing costs.” says Toshiyuki Yachi, Vice President of Marketing. “Coupled with the value-priced Isolera Prime and its robust features, Biotage delivers the greatest value without compromising the performance our customers require. As the first company to pre-pack flash cartridges for researchers, Biotage remains the industry leader in flash purification innovation.”
Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical and medicinal chemistry. Customers include the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, with offices in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, United States and a worldwide network of distributors. Biotage has 272 employees with sales of 428.9 MSEK in 2010. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stock Exchange.
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