New Reusable One-Piece Fittings from IDEX Health & Science Increase Efficiency and Reliability in UHPLC

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    For further information, please contact:
    Robin Fischer
    Tel: +1 360 682 4247
    E-mail: hlechner@idexcorp.com

    Oak Harbor, WA, February 10,2012 — Breaking through constraints of the past that required a discrete stainless steel fitting mated to each receiving port, the new VHP-320 Fitting for UHPLC from IDEX Health & Science incorporates a one-piece design in which the ferrule cannot separate from the nut, yet allows the fitting system to be reused up to 10 times in multiple ports.

    The design of the VHP-320 fitting assures biocompatibility with a proprietary PEEK-blend (PK) tip ferrule in contact with the flow path. Reusable fittings reduce system downtime caused by changeovers associated with columns, sample loops, tubing, and inline filters. An expanded line of new tightening tools for achieving optimal torque with the VHP fittings is also available. Intensive product testing has demonstrated there is no increase in carryover after 2000 injections when using the Reusable fitting.

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    IDEX Health & Science offers a three-fold advantage to its customers by bringing life to fluidic pathways with products, people, and engineering expertise. These integrated assets work seamlessly together to enable fluidic pathways beyond a combination of components, which collectively position IDEX Health & Science as the forerunner in biotechnology and life science fluidics. Known as industry leaders in the design, development, and manufacturing of liquid subassemblies, fluidic products and related sub-systems, IDEX Health & Science provides the best solution for analytical, diagnostic, and biotech instruments. Product offerings include: fluidic connections, valves, pumps, degassers, column hardware, manifolds, and customized assemblies. For more information visit: www.idex-hs.com.

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