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HTA S.r.l.. (5/5/14). "Press Release: Innovation Driven to ISCC 2014. HT4000A Sample Prep Workstation".

Region Region Italy
Organisation Organisation HTA S.r.l.
Products Product HT4000A sample prep workstation
  Product 2 International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC)
Person Person Telaro, Daniela (HTA 201010 Customer Service Specialist)

Within a laboratory, technicians and researchers are so accustomed to perform manually the sample preparation that they do not think that there might be a valid alternative to it. Even if they consider this possibility, they immediately discard this idea because they are seriously convinced that, of course, it is out of their budget.

For this reason, they continue to perform repetitive routine sample preparation operations, which take most of their life in lab (recent studies show that sample preparation usually takes up more than 85% of the processing time of a sample!)

Furthermore manual execution is inherently error prone, which often involves the need to re-run the entire batch of analyses or, in the worst case, to draw incorrect conclusions.

Thinking about this scenario, HTA has designed HT4000A, sample prep station, which is introduced for the first time in Italy at ISCC 2014.

HT4000A is not the first solution created to automate sample preparation, but HT4000A has a feature that sets it apart: it has been designed empathizing with the end user, with very clear in mind his real needs and possibilities, also economically speaking.

We really take into consideration what you need. We think you need a custom solution, extremely flexible but also cost effective, that is able to execute your current protocols, but at the same time adaptable to perform methods that you are going to implement in the future.

That's why HT4000A is based on a modular design. HT4000A modules are included and assembled according to your specific requirements. You get designed your HT4000A instrument in order to tailor fit it to your lab workflow: furthermore by adding or removing modules you are quickly enabled to deploy an additional or different sample prep procedure.

With HT4000A you will be able to automate almost all the phases of the sample preparation: liquid handling (aspiration, dispensation, sample displacing, serial and parallel dilution, single and multiple derivatisation, pH spiking, reagent and standard addiction), sample purification and filtration (Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), Micro Extraction by Packed Sorbent (MEPS), Whatman® Mini-UniPrep® syringeless vials, syringe-filters and liquid/liquid extraction (LLE)), sample mixing by vortex, automatic uncap/recap, and weigh. If necessary HT4000A can also execute sample loading/injecting into the analyser by the use of an injection valve (for LC and IC applications) or by an injection port. All these sample processing operations can be carried out assuring sample tracking by the use of integrated barcode reader or barcode gun. HT4000A is able to move sample vessels across modules or positions allowing complete automation.

With HT4000A the most common sample vessels are supported: vials (2/6/10/20/40ml), test tubes, tube blocks, plates, Vacutainers and several more. On the same rack found usually place more than one type of vessel at the same time to handle the samples during all the phases of the sample preparation without compatibility issues.

As concern the reagents there is no compromise in terms of solvent capacity and solvent selection, while regarding syringe volumes, the range is from 500 nanoliters to 10 milliliters. Regardless your sample or solvent is extremely volatile or viscous, we provide you with the capability you need to perform the tasks effectively.

Therefore HT4000A has a wide capacity to accommodate the most challenging requests, allowing to handle a wide range of applications.

HT4000A can be easily programed to execute your specific protocol by HTAPREP - lab automation software - that offers powerful method development by a simple drag&drop approach and smart sample processing: complex routine and experiments can be defined in a few easy steps. Collect data in database, export them to MS Excel or browse in a convenient PDF file.

Thanks to HTAPREP, HT4000A becomes a truly flexible and easily programmable station able to execute methods ad hoc, distinguish it from the other workstations on the market that are fixed systems, with therefore low functionality.

About HTA

Leading automation provider for the scientific instruments industry. HTA supplies a wide range of analyzer front-ends and sample preparation automated devices for analytical chemistry (chromatography),life sciences and clinical applications. Among its most popular products are the preparative workstations,GC and HPLC autosamplers that are commercialized worldwide thought its reseller network.

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For further communication:

HTA s.r.l.
Via del Mella 77
25131 Brescia
T: +39-030-3582920
F: +39-030-3582930
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Contact person: Daniela Telaro

Record changed: 2016-01-10


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