Phenomenex Inc. announced that its Phree phospholipid removal plates have been recognized as one of the top innovations of 2012 by R&D Magazine. This is the ninth Phenomenex product to receive this award in the last 10 years.
Phree phospholipid removal plates provide fast cleanup of plasma samples in pharmaceutical and clinical research laboratories. In one step, Phree removes both proteins and phospholipids and delivers the prepared plasma to a collection plate. The high-capacity Phree sorbent can process up to 400 µL/well and remove 99.0 to 100% of lysophosphatidyl and phosphatidyl cholines, which are not removed when a simple protein precipitation is performed.
Successful chromatographic analysis of plasma samples requires the removal of both proteins and phospholipids, which can clog HPLC/UHPLC columns. Phospholipids can also cause ion suppression and over time will reduce sensitivity due to buildup on the mass spec source. Phree removes both proteins and phospholipids in one step, eliminating time-consuming method development. The plate format enables the simultaneous processing of 96 samples, for significant time savings.
Source: Phenomenex Inc.