Biotage intros selective AFFINILUTE MIP sample preparation columns

(July 7, 2010) — Biotage (STO: BIOT), tools and technology supplier for analytical and medicinal chemistry, debuted the high-performance AFFINILUTE molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) columns for analytical sample preparation. Highly selective extractions with AFFINILUTE MIPs are simplified, targeting faster, more robust, and lower cost sample preparation.

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AFFINILTE MIP columns contain engineered cross-linked polymers that exhibit high affinity and selectivity towards a single compound or class of compounds. They suit extraction of analytes from complex matrices such as plasma, urine, muscle tissue, food matrices, and environmental samples. The selectivity of AFFINILUTE MIPs allows for trace level extraction (<ppb) of target analytes in the presence of large excess of other compounds with similar physico-chemical properties.

Biotage AFFINILUTE MIP columns offer analytical chemists ultimate selectivity compared with standard solid phase extraction techniques.  Unlike other methods, they rely on the specific molecular structure of the analyte for targeted capture resulting in exceptional clean up. AFFINILUTE combines high affinity with standard flow through sample preparation methodology.

The highly selective AFFINILUTE MIP columns serve a wide variety of analytical chemists in environmental, forensic, clinical and food testing laboratories. Typical analytes include Beta-blockers and Beta-agonists, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), triazine herbicides, antibiotics, tobacco specific by-products, amphetamines, fluoroquinolones, nitroimidazoles and more.

Biotage sample preparation products are supported the company for method development, choosing the right product and most efficient method that best suits analytical needs, says Scott Carr, VP of commercial operations.

Biotage offers products, knowledge, and experience in the areas of analytical and medicinal chemistry. The customers include the world’s top pharma and biotech companies, as well as leading academic institutes. For more information, visit

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