Corporate Retrospective 2007: Millipore

May 1, 2007

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Millipore Corporation is a leader in sample preparation technology, including filtration, chromatographic preparation, and ultrapure water for chemical and biochemical analysis. Although scientists have placed emphasis on the results of analysis, there has been a recent shift of focus to include the preparation stage. Research done through chromatography, mass spectrometry, elemental spectrometry, microscopy, and particle analysis are reliant on sample quality.

Millipore Corporation is a leader in sample preparation technology, including filtration, chromatographic preparation, and ultrapure water for chemical and biochemical analysis. Although scientists have placed emphasis on the results of analysis, there has been a recent shift of focus to include the preparation stage. Research done through chromatography, mass spectrometry, elemental spectrometry, microscopy, and particle analysis are reliant on sample quality.

This balanced approach, focusing on preparation as well as analysis, has been driven by improved sensitivity and throughput of analytical instrumentation, enabling scientists to work with ever-smaller amounts of sample and obtain results faster. Improvements in sample preparation technology have made the sample preparation process simpler, faster, and automation-compatible.

Through research and development and the anticipation of new customer needs and applications, Millipore delivers high-quality products that separate, isolate, purify, and detect samples efficiently while ensuring scientific integrity. Millipore's analytical sample preparation, filtration, and purification lines remove contaminants prior to instrument analysis, resulting in more accurate and consistent results with an increase in sensitivity. Additionally, our water purification systems utilize a variety of technologies that not only remove contaminants efficiently, but also match the water quality for various applications. Some of the innovative sample preparation technologies Millipore has introduced include the first lab-scale ultrapure water system (1973); the first commercially available syringe filter (1971); the first low-binding, chemical-compatible PVDF filter (1979); and the first micro-SPE pipette tip for MS sample preparation (1998).

"Millipore's focus on applications and customer needs has guided us in the development of these products," says Geoffrey Crouse, vice president of marketing and R&D, Bioscience division. "A customer-centric focus allows us to provide continual innovation and meet the demands of constantly changing markets, needs, and applications."

The recent acquisition of Serologicals Corporation will drive Millipore toward providing complete life science solutions. By leveraging knowledge, applications, and technology, Millipore will continue developing innovations in the area of chemical and biochemical analysis.

Congratulations, LCGC.

Mark Kavonian

Mark Kavonian

Leader, Analytical Sample Preparation

Bioscience Division

Millipore Corporation