LGC Standards distributes world’s first hand-held automated analytical syringe
05 Aug 2010
Award-winning eVol analytical syringe now available from LGC Standards
LGC Standards, Europe’s leading supplier of reference materials, is pleased to announce it has secured a European distribution agreement for the award-winning and world’s first user-calibrated eVol® analytical syringe, created and manufactured by SGE Analytical Science, Australia.
eVol® is a unique laboratory tool that delivers unparalleled accuracy, precision and reproducibility, by reducing human inaccuracy during manual liquid handling. It can be easily calibrated to ensure accurate dispensing at all times to comply with stringent laboratory standards (e.g. GLP, GMP, FDA).
The benefits of eVol® for laboratory technicians who manually handle liquids include improved results, workflow, safety for staff and resource savings. eVol® is the coupling of two precision devices: a digitally controlled electronic drive and an XCHANGE® enabled analytical syringe. The programmable digital drive enables user-independent liquid handling procedures which promote more efficient workflow scheduling and a reduction in the re-analysis of incorrectly processed or false positive samples. XCHANGE® analytical syringes are easily and quickly changed allowing them to be dedicated to individual liquids to prevent possible cross-contamination of reagents.
eVol® was recently selected as winner of a 2010 R&D 100 Award, which serves as a benchmark for excellence in many industries including manufacturing and biotechnology. The award acknowledges the top 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the market place over the past year. It was also nominated for the prestigious GIT Innovations Award 2010, pre-selected by an independent jury of renowned university professors from Germany.
Julian Mussett, Business Manager for Europe at SGE Analytical Science commented: "SGE Europe Ltd is delighted to work with LGC Standards as an approved European partner for the ongoing sales development of the new eVol digitally controlled syringe. As the leading supplier of reference materials in Europe LGC Standards is ideally positioned to develop eVol into this sector.”
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About LGC Standards
LGC Standards provides products and services to improve measurement and quality control within the laboratory, and is part of LGC, whose Science & Technology Division acts as the UK National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurements. LGC Standards supplies over 20,000 reference materials, pharmaceutical impurity reference standards, proficiency testing and training in analytical quality. LGC Standards is headquartered in Teddington, Middlesex, UK. Its global centre for excellence in proficiency testing is located in Bury (Greater Manchester). LGC Standards has offices in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, China, Russia and the UK, a joint venture presence in India, and representatives in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey and the US.
About SGE Analytical Science
SGE Analytical Science began manufacturing syringes 50 years ago and now manufactures a vast array of products for chromatography and mass spectrometry. SGE is an ISO accredited company and is proud that all major analytical science instrument manufacturers rely on and incorporate SGE manufactured components ion their systems. SGE is heavily committed to ongoing research and development that will allow the company to continue to bring innovative technologies and solutions to analytical science.