GERSTEL, Inc.

Special Issues

Special Issues, Special Issues-12-01-2010, Volume 0, Issue 0

GERSTEL develops and produces automated sample preparation and sample introduction accessories for GC, GC–MS, LC, and LC–MS. GERSTEL technology enhances productivity and significantly improves detection limits for GC–MS and LC–MS analysis.

Company Description

GERSTEL develops and produces automated sample preparation and sample introduction accessories for GC, GC–MS, LC, and LC–MS. GERSTEL technology enhances productivity and significantly improves detection limits for GC–MS and LC–MS analysis. GERSTEL is the leading Agilent Technologies Premier Solutions Partner, providing accessories or complete systems with integrated software control. Our accessories are compatible with all standard systems.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • Autosamplers for GC, GC–MS, LC, and LC–MS

  • Automated sample preparation for GC–MS and LC–MS

  • Disposable pipette extraction (DPX)

  • Automated solid phase extraction (SPE)

  • Dynamic headspace and thermal desorption

  • Headspace and solid phase microextraction (SPME)

  • Twister® Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE)

  • PTV and large-volume injection

  • Automated Liner Exchange (ALEX)

  • Fast GC accessories for capillary columns

  • Multicolumn/multidimensional GC systems

  • Olfactory detection and preparative fraction collection

Markets Served

  • Foods, beverages, flavors, and fragrances

  • Personal care and cosmetics

  • Forensics

  • Microelectronics and semiconductors

  • Polymers and packaging

  • Environmental and industrial hygiene

  • Pharmaceuticals

Major Products/Services

MAESTRO Software: Operates GERSTEL modules and systems independently or available as integrated solutions with Agilent ChemStation/MassHunter, LECO ChromaTOF, AB Sciex Analyst, Thermo Scientific Excaliber, and others. One method and sequence table run the complete system including GC–MS or LC–MS.

MultiPurpose Sampler MPS: GC, GC–MS, LC, and LC–MS autosampler and sample preparation robot. Performs the sample preparation techniques listed below and more.

Automated DPX: Miniaturized SPE technique for fast, efficient extraction and concentration of analytes.

Automated SPE: Independent of LC–MS or GC–MS or combined with sample introduction. Based on standard cartridges.

Dynamic HeadSpace DHS: Concentrates VOCs from liquids or solids. Ultra-low detection limits.

Thermal Desorption System TDS 3: Ultra-low detection limits for VOCs and SVOCs up to n-C40. Performs thermal desorption/extraction and pyrolysis.

Thermal Desorption Unit TDU: Highly flexible, automated analysis of up to 196 gaseous, liquid, or solid samples.

Twister® Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE): Ultra trace-level determination of organic compounds in liquid matrices. Up to 1,000 times more sensitive than SPME.

Cooled Injection System CIS: Universal PTV inlet for optimized GC performance. High temperature version up to 650 °C.

Automated Liner EXchange ALEX: For samples with a heavy matrix load.

Automated Centrifugation, Solvent Evaporation, and Weighing

Multidimensional GC with Column Switching: Complex separations using two or more columns.

Olfactory Detection Port ODP 3: For GC or GC–MS; complete with voice recognition, intensity indication, and peak annotation.

Preparative Fraction Collector PFC: For GC or GC–MS using up to six traps.

Facilities

Full applications support laboratory at US headquarters near Baltimore, Maryland and a partner applications laboratory in Chicago, Illinois. Our applications team enables GERSTEL to assist customers in applying GC and LC analysis techniques to the solution of real-world challenges.

GERSTEL, Inc.

701 Digital Drive, Suite J

Linthicum, MD 21090

TELEPHONE

(800) 413-8160

FAX

(410) 247-5887

E-MAIL

sales@gerstelus.com

WEB SITE

www.gerstelus.com

www.gerstel.com

YEAR FOUNDED

1967