CEM reports that the EDGE extraction system for rapid sample preparation of gas chromatography/liquid chromatography samples from CEM can prepare samples for molecular analysis within 5 min.
CEM added the EDGE extraction system for rapid sample preparation of gas chromatography/liquid chromatography (GC/LC) samples to its product offerings. According to the company, the system can prepare samples for molecular analysis within 5 min.
The system features Q-Cup technology, which combines the process of pressurized fluid extraction and dispersive solid phase extraction, and an automated process for increased speed and flexibility covered by multiple pending patent applications. The company has stated that the solution provides fluid addition, rapid extraction, sample filtration, and fluid dispensing in less than 5 min.
The instrument is approximately the size of an analytical balance and can process 12 samples per hour, which allows high throughput labs to use multiple units to process 50–100 samples per hour, the company stated in a press release.
Additionally, when used with the company’s Q-sorbents sample holders, the system can combine analyte extraction and sample cleanup in a single step process.