Millipore, 3M sign agreement for multi-SPE extraction plates

Millipore, 3M sign agreement for multi-SPE extraction plates

EPP News Bureau – Bangalore

Solid Phase Extraction is the preferred method for isolating and concentrating low levels of analytes by eliminating substances that contribute to and interfere with mass spectrometry signal detection

Millipore Corporation, a multinational bioscience company, and 3M Company, a leading technology innovator in healthcare markets has announced that they have entered into a supply and distribution agreement for 96-well Multi-SPE Extraction Plates. As per the agreement, the plates, developed by 3M, will be branded and distributed by Millipore for life science sample preparation applications, according to a press release.

Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) is the preferred method for isolating and concentrating low levels of analytes by eliminating substances that contribute to and interfere with mass spectrometry signal detection. The Multi-SPE Extraction Plates feature 3M-Empore-membranes, which produce clean extracts, extend LC-MS/MS column life and decrease instrument downtime.

Jonathan DiVincenzo, Vice President of R&D and marketing for Millipore’s Bioscience Division, commented, ‘‘SPE is a popular method for our customers, who need to focus on data quality at low detection limits. 3M technology is well-known for its performance, quality and reliability. The overall value is efficiency for high throughput sample processing.’’

The patented plate design coupled with densely-packed sorbent provides consistent recoveries across the plate while minimising solvent use. The product also contains a graded-density polypropylene pre-filter, which is secured above the extraction disk, to maintain fast and reliable sample flow rates when processing biological fluids, the release said.

‘‘Both companies have innovative solutions that meet the needs of their global customers. Through this relationship, customers will continue receiving quality sample preparation products from two premiere companies with brand and industry recognition,’’ said Gregg Vandesteeg, Vice President of R&D for 3M Health Care, 3M Company.