Stop Wasting Time Checking on Samples
Simply, select the original and desired volumes and whether diafiltration is needed. The μPULSE - TFF System takes care of the rest.
See Your Progress
No need to stop your progress to check on samples with full visibility of the solutions at all times.
Control from Anywhere
Remote control and monitoring of the progress is available through a web-based app accessible anywhere.
No Need to Balance
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Less Time at the Centrifuge, More Time for Research
The μPULSE - TFF System is a fully automated, walk away system that uses tangential flow filtration (TFF) for sample concentration and diafiltration (buffer exchange, desalting). Gone are the frequent trips to the centrifuge to check on samples and balancing tubes!
Walk Away System
Set your desired parameters and let the system do 95% of the process automatically until it is time to collect your sample; Remotely monitor via web-based application
Permeate flow rate up to 2.5x faster than centrifuges with dead-end filters
Wide Range of Operating Volumes
The µPULSE can handle starting volumes between 2 and 100 mL, allowing more flexibility than centrifugal concentrators or traditional TFF systems. Though centrifugal concentrators can handle multiple samples, there is little control over final volume. With the µPULSE, you can accurately halt concentration at +/- 0.1mL with a minimum final volume as low as 0.5mL, removing the need for measurement and dilution
See Your Progress
Full visibility of solutions at all times; No need to stop to check on samples
The system’s filtration chips are reusable up to hundreds of mL (this depends on sample and cutoff sizes used)
Disposible filtration components; Samples are recirculated so your sample starts and ends in the original tube
Concentrate Samples Faster with TFF
Unlike centrifuges with traditional dead-end filtration systems, the µPULSE prevents a high concentration gradient from forming at the filtration membrane. This means no reduction in the permeate flow rate and increased sample recovery.
With TFF, the concentration process is continuous and gradual allowing for samples to be concentrated up to 2.5x faster than using dead-end filtration. Exact concentration rate depends on sample size and membrane cutoff size.
The µPULSE utilizes a filtration membrane that is 50 - 75% larger than traditional dead-end filtration systems. This larger membrane boasts a higher membrane flux allowing you to concentrate samples faster so you can move on with your research.
Easy to Maintain with Disposable Filter Chips
The µPULSE - TFF System uses disposable filter chips that make it easy to keep the system clean and prevent any cross-contamination.
A built-in diaphragm pump switches between vacuum (-10 - 0 psi) and pressure (40 - 50 psi) to circulate solutions over the concentration membrane.
Six different concentration membranes are available in PES (polyethersulfone) with cutoff sizes of 5kDa, 10kDa, 30kDa, 50kDa, 100kDa, and 300kDa to cover a wide variety of sample sizes.
Buffer Exchange, Desalting
Along with concentrating your sample, there is an option for automatic diafiltration to facilitate buffer exchange or desalting processes.
Set up is easy with two 50 mL centrifuge tubes located at the front of the system:
- one tube holds your sample solution,
- the other a buffer or any other solution of your choice.
The system can be refilled if 50mL isn’t enough for your diafiltration process.
Easy Setup, Monitor from Afar
The µPULSE - TFF System utilizes an intuitive, web-based software application that can be accessed from the same network.
This easy-to-use solution allows the user to set up the starting and desired volumes and concentrations, diafiltration or buffer exchange, and modify advanced settings to optimize concentration for your samples.
Users can remotely monitor the process of their concentration instead of having to manually check.