New Automated Solid Phase Extraction System Combining Extraction and Concentration that was developed for Positive Pressure Pumping SPE Methods

April 13, 2013


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FMS, Inc. Introduces an new Automated Solid Phase Extraction System Combining Extraction and Concentration that was developed for Positive Pressure Pumping SPE Methods  


Watertown, MA (June 2013) – Fluid Management Systems, Inc. (FMS, Inc.) announced the introduction of the The EconoTracetm Parallel SPE system designed to streamline your laboratory’s workflow and increase productivity by automating the manual steps in your sample preparation process. The EconoTracetm Parallel SPE system automates existing manual SPE techniques and replaces older manual Liquid-Liquid Extraction techniques and outdated semi-automated instruments.

The EconoTracetm Parallel SPE system is the only SPE system that combines extraction, drying and concentration into one step -- providing a truly automated total sample prep solution for the laboratory. Simply load samples onto the EconoTracetm Parallel SPE system to trigger the automated extraction process. After loading the sample using positive pressure pump onto the SPE cartridge, the drying step is accomplished using Nitrogen. This drying step replaces manual techniques. The analytes of interest are then eluted directly to the SuperVaptm Concentrator where the concentration process automatically brings the extract to final volume and places it directly into an autosampler vial, ready for final analysis. Automating these processes into one step ensures the highest quality results in the shortest amount of time and eliminates both human error and the possibility of contamination.


“The EconoTracetm SPE system will increase a lab’s sample throughput and at the same time improve the quality of their results, It is a new automated Positive Pressure pumping SPE system that is designed to process samples simultaneously and use any SPE cartridge format replacing the existing older limited technology that which are typically slower sequential systems and can only use a limited SPE cartridge formats.” Hamid Shirkan, President of FMS,inc., said. 

The EconoTracetm SPE system is designed to use all SPE cartridges and column sizes and can process samples from 2 mL up to 8 L. Samples up to 250 mL can be concentrated directly into a GC vial. 


About Fluid Management Systems, Inc.

The world leader in providing automated sample preparation systems for Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) analysis, Fluid Management Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supports analytical instruments used by scientists to perform extraction, cleanup, fractionation, and concentration of samples prior to chemical analysis. Our automated systems are designed to replace outdated, labor-intensive techniques that hinder laboratory productivity and improve both sample turn-around time and the quality and consistency of results by eliminating the variability inherent with manual sample preparation methods. All FMS, Inc. consumables are guaranteed and manufactured in Class 10,000 and Class 1,000 clean room environments and both our instruments and consumables are proudly made in the USA.