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Automated metabolite extraction system

The world's first fully automated metabolite extraction system.
Labman custom system: Automated metabolite extraction system

Key features

Range of Dispense VolumesDispense volume range 30ul to 20ml
Multiple ReservoirsDispense liquid from any one of 10 solvent reservoirs
Sample IncubationIncubate samples up to 70C
MixingMix at up to 300rpm
CentrifugeCentrifugation up to 5000g
Nitrogen DrierSample concentration with Nitrogen drier
Plant grinding and feedingPlant grinding and feeding


System Overview.

In late 2013 Labman delivered the world’s first fully automated metabolite extraction system to a large research institute in the USA. The system automatically processes samples from leaf through to phase separated extract in GC vials, ready for analysis. The system is used for the preparation of plant tissues and subsequent polar and non-polar metabolite extraction assays. Samples are produced ready for analysis on LC-MS or GC-MS instruments. The process is complex and laborious to undertake manually.

“The newest model of TIDAS instruments is being put through rigorous evaluation and constant use. The upgrades to the software and automatic draw-down device have made this newest member of the TIDAS family an indispensable must have. The results obtained from the TIDAS instruments have made it easy to show our customers the reality of lab grind analysis without putting o a lab coat, for this we are grateful. Thanks to the Labman team for the great support and superb customer service. The transition from installation to full practice was a snap.”
— Jose AbrantesTechnical Market Manager



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