Vacuum Concentrators with Pre-Set and Custom-Made Programs

November 2, 2018
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
Pharmaceutical Technology's In the Lab eNewsletter

Volume 13, Issue 11

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Savant SpeedVac systems now offer preset and custom-made programs for improved application flexibility.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s upgraded Savant SpeedVacline of vacuum concentrators offer pre-programmed protocols and custom-made programs for one-click solvent evaporation for chemists, chromatographers, and molecular biologists.

Built on the company’s vacuum concentration technology, the upgraded systems provide the flexibility to choose from preset or custom-made programs to suit varying application needs. Like their predecessors, the new vacuum concentrators offer reduced drying time and are compatible with a large number of solvents, helping to boost laboratory efficiency and productivity across an array of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic research, industrial, agricultural, and food testing applications, the company reports. 

The Savant SpeedVac line of products consists of eight vacuum concentrators, ranging from a compact, integrated device designed for low-volume sample preparation, to medium-capacity models available in either integrated or modular designs, to large, modular systems addressing high-volume sample preparation needs.

The product portfolio includes:

  • Model DNA130-a compact, integrated system for low-volume preparation of samples, including nucleic acids, polymerase chain reaction preps, and synthetic oligonucleotides to support DNA and RNA applications. 

  • Model SPD120-a medium-capacity, modular system resistant to aggressive solvents used in DNA and biological applications, such as methanol and acetonitrile w/0.1% trifluoroacetic acid (TFA). It is also suitable for applications where freeze-drying or lyophilization is needed.

  • Model SPD130DLX-a medium-capacity modular system, which is resistant to aggressive solvents used in combinatorial chemistry applications, including TFA and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).

  • Model SPD140DDA-a medium-capacity, modular system used for drying aggressive organic solvents, strong acids, bases, and combinatorial chemistry solvents.

  • Models SDP1030 and SDP2030-medium-capacity, fully integrated systems combining a concentrator, a refrigerated cold trap, a diaphragm pump, and a vacuum gauge in a single, compact unit.

  • Model SPD210-a large-capacity, modular system suitable for drying aqueous and organic solvents in large sample volumes.

  • Model SPD300DDA-A large-capacity, modular system used for drying aggressive organic solvents, strong acids, bases, and combinatorial chemistry solvents in large sample volumes.

Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific