Supelco SPE-Precipitation Technology Wins Award

Supelco, a division of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis, Missouri), announced that its HybridSPE-Precipitation technology has won the SelectScience.net 2009 Scientists? Choice Award for Best New Separations Product in 2008.

Supelco, a division of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis, Missouri), announced that its HybridSPE-Precipitation technology has won the SelectScience.net 2009 Scientists’ Choice Award for Best New Separations Product in 2008. The award was based on an independent poll of more than 25,000 scientists within the SelectScience.net community. The award was announced at Pittcon 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The product combines protein precipitation with solid-phase extraction (SPE) for the targeted removal of phospholipids and proteins in biological plasma and serum. According to the company, the product includes zirconia-coated particles that exhibit selective affinity toward phospholipids and are nonselective for a range of basic, neutral, and acidic compounds.