Fittings 101 – A Guide to the World of Fittings

Welcome to the World of Fittings!
In this guide you will learn all about the fundamentals of scientific fluidic fittings, accessories and some basics about HPLC as an analytical technique. You probably know a lot about the subjects in this book, but we have found that there is a lack of a publication that provides an overview of the subject and we believe that this handbook can be useful to you in your professional practice. There is also a glossary that covers common words and concepts in the field of fluidics, to make it easier for us all to communicate.

Whether you work with chromatography, SPR technology or any other kind of scientific fluidic system, we hope that this publication will help you understand how fittings works, where they are most suitable and how to choose the right one depending on your fluidic solution.

Below there is a link where you either can read, download a pdf or apply for the printed version.

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New Management in Biotech AB

Press release 2020-12-07

Biotech AB makes changes in leadership to strengthen growth

Biotech AB has appointed Dr Fritiof Pontén as new CEO and Anders Grahn as working Chairman of the Board of Directors. This strategic re-organisation will further strengthen the company’s position as an internationally well recognized distributor within the life science industry.

Dr Pontén has a PhD in organic chemistry and 17 years experience from AstraZeneca where he was working with drug development from very early to IND phase including process and technology development. Before he joined Biotech AB as R&D Manager in 2018 he was CEO of the biopharmaceutical company QureTech Bio AB in Umeå, Sweden.

Beside the responsibility as Chairman Anders Grahn will now focus his work on sales and business development. Under his leadership Biotech AB has developed to be an established and leading supplier within the life science industry. Mr Grahn has been CEO since he in 2007 co-founded the company, together with the serial entrepreneur Ralf Jutvik.

This is perfect timing for the next step in the growth of Biotech AB that will enable us to reach new markets with established and new products”, says Ralf Jutvik.

Fritiof Pontén comments: ”Biotech AB has a dedicated team and an exciting role in providing great fluidic solutions to instrument manufactures and distributors. I see many new opportunities to bring innovative products to these customers

Contacts

Fritiof Pontén    CEO

E-mail/Phone:   fritiof.ponten@biotechfluidics.com         +46 722 119 101

Anders Grahn    Chairman of the Board of Directors

E-mail/Phone:   anders.grahn@biotechfluidics.com         +46 702 444 644

 

About Biotech AB

Biotech AB supplies great fluidic components to manufacturers of advanced scientific instrumentation & distributors around the world. Biotech AB is the Global Premium Distributor of IDEX Health & Science, and have offices in Europe, US and Japan. Biotech AB help our customers eliminate troubles with bubbles with our customized degassing solutions. The Biotech group had 2019 a turnover of around 7 MUSD.

Top Performing Company

We are proud to announce that Biotech AB, as one of just over one per thousand Swedish companies, for the third year in a row, has received the award “Top Performing Company” or in Swedish “Superforetag”.

Behind Sweden’s Superforetag is Bisnode Sweden, a leading company specialized in tailoring credit-, business- and market-information.

The companies on the list are ranked on the basis of the Swedish limited companies’ financial capital structure and financing over the past four years. The list thus includes companies that have performed better growth than other companies but which have also shown a higher profit, better return, higher efficiency and a stronger capital structure. All companies have a turnover of at least $1 million during the past year.

It is not enough to have a good development for one or two years. The super companies have performed very well under each parameter for four years. Each company and industry is assessed according to its conditions, size and operations. -” A “super performance” in one industry does not have to mean that it is in another. In this way, it is possible to identify the best companies regardless of recession or boom”, says Per Weidenman, Senior Analyst at Bisnode Sweden.

PEEKsil™ tubing with MarvelXACT™ fittings – Finger tight to 19 000 psi

Our bioinert PEEKsil™ tubing with MarvelXACT™ PEEKsil™ connection systems utilize patented MarvelXACT™ fittings for use in the most demanding UHPLC applications. The robust PEEKsil™ tubing has smooth silica glass wetted surfaces and is chemically compatible to organic solvents. Each connection system is individually cut, polished, and manufactured to provide industry leading technology that produces superior chromatographic results.

The MarvelXACT™ fitting features torque-limiting technology that is finger tight and provides a haptic “click” feedback when it reaches the optimum torque, assuring a perfect zero dead volume connection every time. The fitting can be connected and disconnected 100+ times. It incorporates flexible 1/32″ OD tubing for easy routing throughout your instrument and the connection system is compatible with 10-32 coned receiving ports and is absolutely finger-tight — no tool required.

MarvelXACT™ PEEKsil™ connection systems are available in ID 25, 50, 75, 100 µm and 150, 350, 600 mm length.

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Meet us face-to-face!

Why not meet us online?

Not much can replace a meeting in reality but in these Corona-times one has to be inventive. Customer service has always been a high priority for us at Biotech and now we can offer at face-to-face meeting, where we could talk about things on YOUR mind. We can for instance discuss:

  • New Products
  • Applications
  • Solutions for your fluidic sytems
  • Customized OEM-solutions
  • Degassing issues

or anything YOU want to talk about. Please call +46 300 569 180 or send us an e-mail to info@biotechfluidics.com and we will get back to you to set up an online meeting.

We are looking forward to hear from you!

Anders, Fritiof and the Biotech team

BioVersal™ UHPLC Sample Loops

The BioVersal™ sample loops are 100% bioinert, making them ideal when injecting biological or “sticky” samples. These sample loops utilize our unique patented MarvelX technology to auto adjust to various port depths

  • Pressures up to 1310 bar (131 MPa; 19,000 psi)
  • No tools required – two fingertight MarvelX™  fittings are included
  • Zero dead volume and better chromatographic results
  • Volumes from 5 – 100 µl
  • Reusable and compatible with all 10-32 coned ports
  • Inert to almost all organic solvents
  • PEEK lined stainless steel
  • Metal-free

Swedish Midsummer Celebrations

Swedish Midsummer

Sweden’s Midsummer (‘Midsommar’ in Swedish) is the quintessential summer celebration and something that people look forward to throughout the year, especially during the long, dark Scandinavian winters. Most Swedes try upon this day to get to a place in the countryside where they can eat pickled herring, boiled potatoes and sour cream as well as strawberries and brännvin. A maypole is often erected around which, at least if there are children present at the celebration, dancing is performed.

Due to our Midsummer celebration, our business in Sweden is closed Friday the 19th of June. After that date, we are open as usual the whole summer.

If you are curious on how we celebrate, watch the short video “Swedish Midsummer for Dummies”

IDEX PEEK Tubing

Average of theoretical plate (n=3)
Inner diameter of tubing0.06mm0.12mm0.25mm
Peak (1)792785246
Peak (2)779076523535
Peak (3)10704103457998
Peak (4)1011397727689
  • Column: SunShell C18, 2.6 μm 50 x 2.1 mm
  • Mobile phase: CH3CN/H2O=60/40
  • Flow rate: 0.3 mL/min
  • Temperature: Ambient
  • Tube length: 30 cm (PEEK, from the column to the flow cell)
  • Instrument: X-LC (JASCO) Response time: 0.01 sec

The theoretical plates were compared after changing the inner diameter of the tubing between the column and the flow cell of the detector. A tubing with larger inner diameter has a larger dead volume, which makes the peak width to be wider. As a result, the theoretical plate decreases. We recommend using tubing with ID 0.12 mm or less for core shell columns for maximum efficiency. As can be seen there was little advantage to go to 0.06 mm ID tubing, but the back pressure increases, so ID 0.12 mm is the preferred choice.

P/N 1535L, PEEK tubing 1/16” OD x 0.125mm ID, 50 feet

 

COVID-19 update from Biotech

At Biotech, all is well. People do not need to be in the office and can work from home. We take all precautions possible to keep our staff safe and healthy.

No deliveries from Biotech have been affected by COVID-19.

Our sub-suppliers are working at normal pace.
We continue to focus our efforts on keeping deliveries on time.

From our key supplier IDEX:
“We have not experienced any issues and will not be shut down as we are considered an essential business since we are helping our customers combat this. The teams have done a great job at communicating and we have no people infected at our facility. We’ve actually ramped up production to help this cause. That said, we are operating in an ever-changing environment right now, and we are committed to maintaining proactive communication with our customers as we navigate these challenging times.”

If major changes occur we will inform you.

Best regards and stay safe!

Anders Grahn, Managing Director
Biotech AB Sweden
Biotech USA LLC, Minnesota
Bionik Inc, Japan

E-mail: anders.grahn@biotechfluidics.com
Cell Phone: +46 702 444 644

BIOTECH noted in the Press

Norra Halland 200310 förstasida

 

Biotech har blivit uppmärksammat i lokaltidningen Norra Halland, som besökte oss och skrev en lång artikel om vår verksamhet. Vi är både glada och stolta över att vi på detta sätt blivit uppmärksammad för verksamhet. Artikeln kan i sin helhet läsas på denna länk.

Translation in English:
Biotech has been noted in the local newspaper Norra Halland, which visited us and wrote a long article about our business. We are both happy and proud that in this way we have been made aware of our business. The article can be read in full on this link.