Due to the celebration of the Ascension of Christ, our office in Sweden will be closed tomorrow Thursday the 13th. We will open again Friday the 14th.
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We are very proud to represent IDEX and and their top of the line components for fluidics systems – all to provide our customers with degassers, tubing, fittings, adapters, sensors, filters, valves, HPLC column hardware and more, for a wide variety of fluidic systems, including HPLC and UHPLC instruments.
In the article below, written by the research scientist Lars Borm, you see an example of how our valves, degassers and connectors are used in a laboratory environment and how they can be adapted to different customer requirements.
Our work aims to make high resolution atlases of the mouse and human brain, where we know the location and type of every individual cell in the brain. We do this by imaging the RNA molecules that are present in each cell of the brain with a microscope. The RNA can be seen as an intermediate between the cells’ DNA and the proteins. The information of which specific RNA molecules are present in a cell tells us about the function of the cell. There are thousands of different RNA molecules that can be present in the cell which determine the identity of the cell, and in order to visualize such a high number of targets we perform many cycles of labeling and imaging on the same brain sample.
This takes an enormous amount of work and therefore we have automated the process, by building a fluidic machine that can dispense all the required liquids to the sample and start the imaging. We build three machines that are performing these experiments around the clock and there are many things that can go wrong in such a complex experiment. Air bubbles in the flow cell that holds the brain sample was a common reason why our experiments failed. By putting a bubble-trap and a degasser we can virtually catch and prevent air bubbles going into the flow cell. The degassing is especially important because the samples need to be incubated at different temperatures, and a liquid can quickly out-gas at higher temperatures, forming air bubbles that would have a detrimental effect on the system performance.
Apparatus: A modified analytical DEGASi PLUS standalone degasser with different channel size to optimize degassing efficiency and system dead volume.The valves shown in the photo are IDEX MX Series II™ 10 Position/11 Port Selector Valves.
Author and system designer: Lars Borm | PhD student Linnarsson Lab, Karolinska Institute, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Unit of Molecular Neurobiology, Stockholm, Sweden, web link http://linnarssonlab.org/
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.
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”
Fritiof Pontén CEO
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Anders Grahn Chairman of the Board of Directors
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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.
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.
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.
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:
or anything YOU want to talk about. Please call +46 300 569 180 or send us an e-mail to email@example.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
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
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.
If you are curious on how we celebrate, watch the short video “Swedish Midsummer for Dummies”