On a scenic drive up the I-15 in southern California, I got to take a tour of the undergraduate lab at California State University, San Marcos with Dr. Robert Iafe. His lab is one of the first to have the new Biotage® Selekt Flash Purification System paired with the Sfär columns. We discussed the impact on his undergraduates broadening capabilities to learn about new instruments, and how it has affected his own research in his goals to gain tenure at the university.
On a beautiful sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I travelled to the University of North Carolina campus where I spoke with Dr. Alfredo Picado about how using our new Sfär columns has impacted his time, output, and overall efficiency in his lab.
Dr. Picado works within the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), housed under the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina. Their team consists of chemists and biologists who all work under the SGC. We were able to discuss Dr. Picado’s most recent project at SGC and why Biotage’s columns made such an impact.
"With using the entire workflow, we're able to do things more efficiently," stated Dr. Justin Anglin during our interview in February at the Center for Drug Discovery at Baylor College of Medicine. Keep reading to find out more about how his role as the Director helped influence their state-of-the-art lab to include a full suite of Biotage products.
"50% of my time as a Ph.D. was spend baby-sitting columns," stated Dr. László Kürti during our interview in February. Keep reading to find out more about how his team was able to increase their productivity by implementing Automated Flash Purification into their lab work.
Have you heard about Biotage® V-10 Touch? If you're struggling with rapidly drying samples dissolved in either aqueous or organic solvents, or evaporating HPLC fractions from purification and high boiling point solvents from synthesis, or simply if you would like to access a novel dry down onto silica technique for easier dry load capabilities, then you are in the right place! Just keep reading...
Getting rid of solvent has long been a bottleneck in organic workflow.
With the powerful Biotage® V-10 Touch evaporator, those days are gone.
This system can evaporate DMSO and NMP with ease, meaning chemists
are no longer limited to only volatile solvents in reaction design.
Biotage® V-10 Touch rapidly dries samples dissolved in both aqueous and organic solvents. It easily evaporates HPLC fractions from purification, high boiling point solvents from synthesis and features a novel dry-down onto silica technique for easier dry load capabilities prior to purification.
Biotage® Sfär columns have been available since October 1st, 2018 and they are going to replace the Biotage® SNAP product line for flash purification.
"How can I take a two hour purification using old-school chromatography, and shorten it?" was the question Dr. Aaron Muth at St. John's University in New York asked himself. "By using the Biotage Isolera, I could take it down to 10 or 15 minutes."
From October 1st, 2018 Biotage® Sfär columns are available and they appear automatically on the Selekt instrument. Learn more about Selekt and Sfär.
If you run your Flash purification on Isolera® and you would like to start testing the new Sfär columns, there is an easy way of doing it. You can look at Bob doing it in the lab or just download and follow the instructions below.