SOURCE: Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc.

Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc.

October 18, 2010 14:16 ET

Spectra Analysis Instruments Reveals Breakthrough FTIR Technology for Commercial Chromatography Applications

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc, a leading provider of automated FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) detection products, announced today the commercial availability of the DiscovIR-LC®, a 'breakthrough' (solvent removing) FTIR detector technology, providing solid phase analysis of HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) and SEC (Size Exclusion Chromatography) separations.

According to Spectra's Senior Vice President of Engineering William Carson, the company recognized the significant limitations of currently available technology and developed the first fully-automated high performance HPLC-FTIR detection system capable of achieving the kind of rigorous, repeatable qualitative analyses that pharmaceutical, polymer chemists and other-industry customers require. According to Mr. Carson, "The DiscovIR-LC provides a wide range of chemical structure and troubleshooting capabilities in support of development and scale up for small molecule and polymer formulations. By providing an on-line chemistry solution which is often deployed in parallel with LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry), the DiscovIR fills in the gaps left by the inherent limitation of LC-MS to arrive at molecular structure from molecular mass."

The DiscovIR-LC is a 'breakthrough' technology because it is the only available device to bring on line separation, purification, and concentration prior to solid phase FTIR identification to scientists committed to HPLC. HPLC is the dominant analytical platform used across multiple market applications. Automated LC-FTIR makes the DiscovIR-LC a 'must have' tool supporting: Life Sciences, Chemicals, Polymers & Copolymers, Agriculture & Foods, Oil & Gas, Cosmetics, Academia, and Government analytical laboratories. 

For more information on the DiscovIR-LC technology, go to

About Spectra Analysis Instruments
Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc. designs, manufacturers, and markets molecular spectroscopy systems for the essential analysis of complex mixtures across multiple market applications. The DiscovIR product line delivers real-time connection of Infrared Spectroscopy to Liquid and Gas Chromatography (LC-FTIR & GC-FTIR). The DiscovIR systems collect full mid-range IR spectra for each component in a separation, either as a standalone or in parallel with Mass Spectroscopy, yielding fast, reliable, and sensitive molecular structure information. For application notes and system operational details visit

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    George Giansanti
    Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc.
    (508) 281-6233
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