Biotage unveils automated peptide synthesiser
Biotage has introduced a synthesis platform for peptide researchers at the 2012 European Peptide Symposium in Athens, Greece.
The Biotage Initiator Alstra is a fully automated, single channel, programmable microwave peptide synthesiser and is the latest addition to Biotage’s growing family of peptide synthesis platforms.
The Initiator Alstra is an ideal tool for peptide chemists synthesising peptides, peptoids, PNA and peptidomimetics, including extremely difficult modifications.
The system’s flexibility for reagent set-up, makes it an effective platform for both small and large scale synthesis from 5 μmol to 2 mmol.
With a working volume from as low as 0.6 mL, the Initiator Alstra is suited for small scale microwave peptide synthesis, especially when the use of expensive building blocks is required e.g. PNA.
Further features include:
- A programmable via a large 10” touch screen with drag and drop functionality for optimising pre-installed or user defined methods.
- A built-in wizard makes programming a synthesis sequence effortless and a calculation table, which is generated, provides the quantities of reagents required, allowing the user to very quickly go from an idea to execution.
- The system’s robotic liquid handler and precise digital syringe pumps reduce reagent and solvent consumption, thus reducing cost and minimising waste.
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