THE BIOCHROM 30+ CLINICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEM4A CHROMATOGRAPHIC SYSTEMSPECIFICALLY FOR AMINO ACIDSThe Biochrom 30+ Amino AcidAnalyzer is a cation exchangechromatography system coupled witha highly specific detection systemusing post column derivatization withninhydrin reagent. Amino acids areseparated according to their netcharge determined by the pKa of theirionized groups. The mobile phase is afinely tuned set of 5 lithium citratebuffers used in a stepwise elutionprofile of increasing pH and molarity. Atemperature gradient on the columnmaximizes resolution. Lithiumhydroxide solution regenerates theresin bed online after each run cycle.HIGHLY SPECIFIC DETECTION SYSTEMThe ninhydrin method is highly specificbecause it reacts only with aminogroups giving a compound absorbingat 570nm wavelength (440nm foraminoacids like proline). This responseis a linear relationship between theabsorbance and the amount of aminoacid in the sample. The sensitivity ofthe ninhydrin reaction is optimized forclinical use and the response is 100%linear within the expected aminoacidsconcentration range encountered inclinical samples. The only samplepreparation needed is a simpledeproteinization-filtration step. Thecontinuous flow of reagent ensures areproducible derivatization giving highprecision in the peak area.THE BIOCHROM 30+AMINO ACID ANALYSIS SYSTEM• Biochrom 30+ Analyzer with aircooled autosampler• Choice of column(with top-up resin)• Starter pack of ready to use reagents• Spare parts and consumables kit• HP computer and monitor,HP printer, Windows ® operatingsystem and all cables• Biosys software and Ezchrom Elitedata handling software• Manuals and qualification &performance verification logbook• On-site customer trainingROBUST AND STABLE CHEMISTRYThe chemical kit contains everythingyou need for routine analysis of up to260 runs (Accelerated method).Chemicals are available either ascomplete kits or as individualbuffers and consumables toenable continuity of analysis.All reagents are stable atroom temperature andguaranteed to giveaccurate and reproducibleresults with a 3 year shelflife. On the instrument,buffers and reagents arestored under an inert gas to ensurestability.CHOICE OF RE-USABLE COLUMNS• High Speed Column - for rapid fullscreening• High Performance Column - thestandard reference• High Resolution Column - formaximum separationManufactured from PEEK material, thecolumns are free from corrosion andmetal contamination and are packedwith optimally sized cation exchangeresin. The columns are attached withfinger-tight fittings so no specialspanners are required to ensure a leakfreeseal. All our columns are fullytested and optimized under strict QCcriteria. To minimize waste and reducecosts, our columns are fully recyclable atthe end of their life thanks to ourunique repacking and cleaning service.
aminoacidanalyzersSOFTWAREBiochrom BioSys V. 3.0 softwarecontrols the system via an advancedgraphical user interface showing realtime operational information and is fullyintegrated with the data-handlingsoftware EZChrom Elite from Agilent.This powerful, advanced software iseasily networked for secure datastorage and includes special tools forcompliance with regulatory demands,e.g. FDA 21CFR11 part 11. It offers awide variety of functions to set upmethods and sequences, process andvisualize data and compile customreports. Data can be exported easily toother programs or other Windows ®applications. Other chromatographysystems use this software so itsfamiliarity may increase efficiency andhelp to reduce user-training costs.QUALITYThe Biochrom 30+ System is certifiedfor in vitro diagnostic use for thediagnosis of PKU. Biochrom reagentsare manufactured from high qualitymaterials under the ISO 9001:2008Quality System and subjected torigorous control procedures. Inaccordance with the IVD MedicalDevices directive 98/79/EC and the UKMedical Devices Regulations 2002 No.618. FDA exempt contact Biochrom forinformation.5