Corporate Retrospective 2007: Biotage

May 1, 2007

Special Issues

Special Issues, Special Issues-05-01-2007, Volume 0, Issue 0

Biotage AB is a global company specializing in life science research technologies. The company offers products, knowledge, and experience in the areas of analytical, medicinal, and process chemistry.

Biotage AB is a global company specializing in life science research technologies. The company offers products, knowledge, and experience in the areas of analytical, medicinal, and process chemistry.

Biotage expanded its product offering to include IST sample preparation products for analytical chemistry applications in June 2005. Biotage needed to inform customers that we were now the company to contact for IST sample preparation products. We chose LCGC North America to help us reach the analytical chemistry market, and our recognition continues to grow with their support.

International Sorbent Technologies (IST) has been a leading brand of sample preparation products for over 10 years. With a range of high-quality non-polar, mixed-mode, and ion exchange sorbents, IST sample preparation products are widely used by analytical chemist in pharmaceutical, environmental, clinical, food, and forensic applications.

The original research, published by the Swedish National Food Administration and University of Stockholm, was performed using Biotage SPE columns.

The discovery of acrylamide in foods is of concern since it is a potential human carcinogen. In April 2002, researchers at the Swedish National Food Administration and Stockholm University reported finding high levels of acrylamide in a variety of cooked foods. Their initial results indicated that acrylamide formation is particularly associated with traditional high temperature cooking processes for certain carbohydrate-rich foods.

Since the Swedish report, similar findings have been reported by numerous other countries, including Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Switzerland. Analysis of a wide variety of foods by the FDA revealed United States results to be in basic agreement with these findings.

Our sample preparation products are advanced water-wettable polymer-based sorbents for extracting drugs from biological fluids. The products provide a highly effective solution to the problems of ion suppression and matrix effects from dirty extracts. These high performance products allow scientists to use generic methodologies to reduce method development time while producing clean extracts for a wide range of compounds.

In the IST tradition, Biotage continues to develop new sample preparation products that deliver cleaner extracts and better analytical performance.

Biotage

Uppsala, Sweden

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