Swedish firm Nanologica, a provider of chromatography packing media for analytical chromatography, announced in June that it will now provide columns as well, according to a Google Translate document. Sales will initially be focused in Sweden, Switzerland and India.
In June, ChromaCon entered into a US distribution agreement with AthenaES for its Contichrom CUBE Chromatography Systems.
MilliporeSigma announced in June a research agreement with the International Vaccine Institute to develop more robust, scalable vaccine manufacturing processes, with a focus on the areas of clarification and purification. Initially, the project will focus on a vaccine for typhoid.
In September, Merck KGaA joined the DiViNe project, a European consortium of companies (Affilogic, Aquaporin, GenIbet Biopharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline) addressing the low yields and high costs of the vaccine purification process. Merck will provide chromatography expertise as part of the five-year project to develop more cost effective purification.
Bio-Rad Laboratories released in June ChromLab Software 4.0 for its NGC Chromatography System. The new version allows control of multiple NGC Systems from a single computer and features intuitive navigation.
In October, Bio-Rad Laboratories introduced the Nuvia IMAC Resin, an immobilized metal affinity chromatography resin optimized for use from lab-scale through pilot studies to process-scale manufacturing.
In June, Metrohm launched the Metrosep Carb 2 IC column for carbohydrate analysis.
Berthold Technologies released in June the FlowStar² LB 514 radio detection system.
In July, Knauer introduced a new column selection valve for the AZURA Bio LC systems, allowing the automated selection of five columns and one bypass.
Practichem launched in July the Arista Slice, a compact protein purification system with integrated fraction collection.
In July, Phenomenex released the 3 µm Lux AMP chiral column for the separation of amphetamine and substituted amphetamine enantiomers.
In August, Phenomenex launched the Yarra 1.8 µm SEC-X300 GFC/SEC column for the separation of high molecular weight biomolecules on HPLC and UHPLC systems. It features a separatoin range of 10 K to 700 KDa
In September, Phenomenex released the Lux i-Cellulose-5 chiral columns, available in 3 µm and 5 µm particle sizes, for expanded selectivity and solvent robustness.
GE Healthcare Life Sciences introduced in July the Superdex 75, a new generation SEC resin for small-scale purification and analysis of recombinant tagged proteins. Compared to predecessor products, it offers increased run times and high resolution. Columns are available in 10 x 300 mm, 3.2 x 300 mm and 5 x 150 mm sizes.
In August, Tosoh Bioscience introduced in the Americas the TSKgel Protein A-5PW HPLC columns, specifically designed for rapid separation and robust monoclonal antibody titer quantification during cell line selection, or upstream bioprocess optimization and control.
In August, Shimadzu launched two i-Series HPLC–based analyzers for food safety: a mycotoxin screening system, which can analyze up to 10 mycotoxins, and a synthetic antimicrobial screening system, which can screen up to 24 synthetic antimicrobials.
Showa Denko introduced in September four new Shodex HPLC columns: the GPC HK and PROTEIN LW columns for SEC, and the HILICpak VC-50 and HlLICpack VN-50 columns.
Izon Science launched in September the analtyical-scale qEVsingle exosome isolation column for SEC, which can handle 100 µL samples of biological fluids or concentrated cell cultures.
In October, AkzoNobel introduced Kromasil Eternity XT 10 µm C8 bulk material for preparative chromatography.