In order to address sample throughput concerns of todays chromatographers Waters has developed new, innovative 20 mm Intelligent Speed (IS) columns that can be run at higher flow rates and lower backpressures without sacrificing resolution.
Historically, to achieve robust separations, scientists used long columns that contained large particles. These configurations produced methods with lengthy analytical run times. To overcome this, Waters new highly efficient IS columns use advanced column hardware and packing techniques, thereby allowing older methods to be easily transferred and newer methods developed with shorter run times and lower backpressures. This results in a dramatic reduction in analytical run time, increased sample throughput and overall shorter product development time.
The new IS columns are available in all Waters innovative chemistries including SunFire™, XTerra®, Symmetry®, and Atlantis™. The wide variety of available chemistries, particle sizes and column internal diameters make method development, method transfer and scale-up to preparative chromatography fast and easy.