Automated Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) System
VERSA Automated Solid Phase Extraction systems (also known as automated SPE systems) fully automate SPE workflows from cartridge conditioning to sample derivatization. With the combination of the ReagentDrop™ dispenser, Heater-Shaker, Gripper, and Nitrogen Dryer, VERSA automated solid-phase extraction (SPE) systems act to produce contamination-free sample pre-processing and trace analyte enrichment before performing sample analysis by a chromatography-based platform (HPLC, GCMS, HPLC-MS, etc).
The VERSA line of automated SPE systems is highly scalable for different throughputs and budgets. From the compact VERSA 10 to the highly customizable VERSA HT (VERSA-2000), they can boost productivity in applications ranging from metabolomics, forensics, environmental samples, pharmaceutical compound analysis (ADME), and food safety.
Dr. Thiangthum and Dr. Tanunkat from Bureau of Drug and Narcotic of Thailand use the VERSA 1100 automated Solid Phase Extraction system to quantify amphetamine and methamphetamine in drug users. They test more than 100,000 urine samples with VERSA automated SPE workstation each year.
Download the validation poster to see how the VERSA 1100 automated Solid Phase Extraction system is eliminating cross-contamination while ensuring accuracy and reproducibility in urine samples of drug users.
VERSA HT Application by CDPH
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requested Aurora for a customized VERSA HT to automate a cannabis metabolite extraction workflow which includes sample pre-treatment, protein precipitation, solid-phase extraction, evaporation, and reconstitution. Aurora SPE system has a few unique software and hardware feature which can help with automation protocols including unique customizable software, ultrasonic stations, nitrogen dryers, external pressure vacuum, etc. VERSA SPE workstation can automate online reconstitution, and the nitrogen dryer can be programmed to gradually lower down to increase the recovery rate of the extraction.
VERSA HT (Customized Deck Layout for SPE)
VERSA HT (2100) Automated Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) System
|Deck Capacity||24 Deck Positions|
|Sonication Station||4 Deck Positions|
|Pipetting Head (Single Channel Function, Disposable Tip)||4 Channel Pipette (1000uL)|
|ReagentDrop||5 Channel Reagent Drop (bulk dispensing)|
|Supported Cartridges||SPE cartridge compatible|
|Pressure Module(s)||4 channel positive pressure module and/or vacuum manifold (negative pressure)|
|Nitrogen Dryer||24 or 96 channels|
|Shaker-Heater (2400rpm, RT to 90°C)||Optional / 4-in-1 Shaker for 4x Sample Tube Racks 4×6|
|Reagent Block Cooler||Optional|
|Width x Depth x Height (cm)||120 x 84 x 200 (Including Bench)|
Applications – VERSA Automated Solid Phase Extraction Systems
- Food Safety
- Vitamin D from Blood/Serum Samples
- Drugs of Abuse in Forensic Analysis
- Compounds for Drug Discovery
- Iso-Flavonoides from Urine Samples
- Aflatoxins from Seafood Products
- Growth Promoters in Blood
- Semi-Volatile or Non-Volatile Analytes
- Protein Precipitation
- Environment Health
- Metabolite Extraction