Liquid Chromatography

Company Announcements

Germany’s Molnar-Institut acquired DryLab chromatography modeling software and the MethodMatch and ColumnMatch software from Rheodyne in 2006.

Dionex established a European customer support center in 2006 in Olten, Switzerland. It joins the company’s other support centers in the US, China and Thailand.

Dionex opened a new North American sales and service facility in Bannockburn, Illinois in December 2006.

In February, Dionex opened a subsidiary in Dublin, Ireland, bringing its total number of direct sales subsidiaries outside the US to 16.

MicroSolv Technology appointed Capital HPLC as the exclusive North American distributor of its Optimal HPLC columns.

In January, Waters initiated worldwide distribution of YMC’s YMCT analytical and preparative HPLC columns.

Waters maintains exclusive distribution rights for North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Waters has distributed the columns since 1997.

Fortis Technologies appointed Resolution Systems as the US distributor of its HPLC columns.

Eksigent Technologies named Kevin Sayer, a pharmaceutical and biotech industry consultant, to its board in February.

Eksigent Technologies appointed Axel Semrau GmbH & Co. KG to distribute its NanoLC and ExpressLC product lines in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux.

UK-based Presearch will distribute Eksigent’s NanoLC product line in the UK and Ireland.

Product Introductions

Waters released the ACQUITY UPLC OST C18 columns and the Xbridge OXT C18 columns for the purification and analysis of oligonucleotides.

Dionex launched Acclaim Fast LC columns.

Dionex introduced the Acclaim Mixed-Mode WAX-1 weak anion-exchange column, featuring reversed-phase and ion-exchange chromatography on a single phase.

Dionex introduced the ProSwift SAX-1S and WCX-1S monolith columns for protein separations.

Sigma-Aldrich Supelco launched the Ascentis Express HPLC column, the result of its partnership with Advanced Materials Technology. It is initially available in C18 and C8 stationary phases.

Varian Polymer Laboratories introduced the PL aquagel-OH 10 and the PL aquagel-OH 20 5 µm columns.

Varian Polymer Laboratories released a new medium polarity gel permeation chromatography/size exclusive chromatography column for use in polar solvents.

Sales/Orders of Note

Agilent announced in February the shipment of its 1,000th Agilent 1200 Series Rapid Resolution LC system.

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