Biotech attends at Jasis

Jasis 2021

We are happy to announce that Bionik will be present at JASIS 2021 in Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan, November 8th to 10th.

We will present our extensive line of degassers and introduce our new unique pocket sized fluidiq flow meter. The Flow Meter enables continuous measurement of flow rate, without interference in fluidic systems. Compatible with all HPLC and GPC/SEC solvents, the Flowmeter is conveniently sized and powers itself from a USB connection. A modern PC based App allows continuous recording and storage of the measured flow rates.

  • Continuous ​measurement
  • Extreme chemical compatibility
  • 0.001 ­– 5 ml/min, up to 30 bar
  • USB connection to app

Welcome to booth 5B-403!

Biotech Liquid Flow Meter

Determination of flow rates in liquid chromatography has traditionally been a tedious, inexact and manual task.
But not any longer. The new Biotech Liquid Flowmeter can continuously and accurately determine inline flow rates in any mode of liquid chromatography without interfering with the system. Being compatible with most solvents, a wide pH range, and pressures up to 3 MPa (435 psi), it is the perfect tool for high-precision measurement of flow rates ranging from 0.001 to 5 mL/min. Since it also is very easy to use, small enough to fit into your hand or lab coat pocket, and not weighing more than a cell phone, it might just become your best laboratory friend.
The Biotech Liquid Flowmeter comes pre-calibrated and can be connected inline in any orientation to continuously measure inline flow rates of liquids for instance during qualification of chromatography instruments. Via its USB interface and modern PC application, data can also be recorded as time series, which may be very helpful when identifying flow rate variations during troubleshooting of pumps, check valves or other malfunctioning components in liquid chromatography equipment.

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Eliminating Bubble Problems in Ion Chromatography

Dissolved gasses in liquid chromatography eluents may increase background levels and can cause bubble formation that severely disturb the baseline and analyses. When performing ion chromatography separations with suppressed conductivity detection for analysis of anions, the penalties of dissolved gasses are typically poorer signal to noise ratio and consequently worse detection levels. The dissolved gasses can also lead to failed analysis if bubble formation coincide with analyte elution and thus disturb peak integration. A convenient way to eliminate all such problems is to install an online degasser between the eluent reservoir and the pump.
The laboratory at Diduco AB in Umeå (diduco.com) has a number of analytical ion chromatography instruments from several manufacturers installed, and they have fitted Biotech DEGASi™ PLUS Classic degassers with 480 µL internal volume to most of these systems to improve results.
“We have noted significantly more stable output from our ion chromatography analysis after installing degassers”, says Tobias Jonsson, CEO at Diduco AB. “The most distinct effect was in our quality control where we consistently use rather weak hydroxide eluents at high flow rates to test every suppressor we manufacture”.
Data from Diduco’s ion chromatography setup for suppressor quality control shows that the background level decreased about 30% and noise reduced by more than 40% when a degassed was installed. The degasser also completely eliminated the random bubble formation that otherwise would have disturbed these test procedures.

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33rd Biomedical Analytical Science Symposium

Logo BMAS 2021

We are proud to announce that Bionik Inc. will represent the Biotech Group at the 33rd Biomedical Analytical Science Symposium in Kyoto University Katsura Campus September 1th to 2nd.

Bionik will show our top of the line degassers, including the new DEGASi High Flow 1000. Furthermore,  being the global premium distributor of IDEX, their line of fluidic components, including valves, fittings, tubing, connections, adapters, check valves, column hardware et cetera.

Please note that the fair is uniquely held in Japanese. A link to the event can be found here.

Entrepreneur of the year 2021

Ralf Jutvik has been awarded “Entrepreneur of the year 2021” by the local Business Association in Kungsbacka. Below you can see a video from the ceremony with english subtitles.

Biotech – The Global Premium Distributor of IDEX

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.

Degassing Applications

Image Degassing Application

 

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.

 

Degassing in a unique automated RNA imaging instrumentation

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/

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.