Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced two new integrated liquid chromatography systems, Prominence-i and Nexera-i. The i-Series systems are integrated with LabSolutions software. The data acquired by the Prominence-i and Nexera-i via interactive communication mode (ICM) is sent to a laboratory’s data center by the LabSolutions network and managed uniformly by a server. ICM allows users to perform operations such as purging mobile phases and confirming analytical results from anywhere in the facility with a smart device. It also permits easy access to a system installed in a closely supervised area such as under a hood where highly active ingredients are being analyzed.
The i-Series’ fundamental functions ensure maximum reliability and stability during testing. In addition to the temperature control function in flow cells, the systems harness new technology for detector optical systems called TC-Optics, which provides excellent baseline stability. This ensures high precision of validation and quantitation of trace components. The i-Series also allows the direct injection of highly concentrated samples without dilution. Even when injecting ultra-low sample volumes, the systems provide repeatability of 1% or less. In addition, by supporting high-speed multi-analyte processing with a 14-sec injection cycle time, the i-Series achieves processing speeds more than twice as fast as previous Shimadzu systems and almost three times faster than other systems.
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