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MEPS Online – The SPE solution for your CTC platform

MEPS Syringe and Cartridge

Autosampler platformsThis solution pack provides all the hardware, software and support needed to add online SPE capability to your CTC platform, using the MEPS SPE system.

  • Get SPE online fast; includes macros, object manager and holders for easy installation and setup
  • Contains over 60 applications in key areas of Pharma, DAU & Environmental

MEPS (Micro Extraction by Packed Sorbent) is a new development in the fields of sample preparation and sample handling. MEPS is the miniaturization of conventional SPE packed bed devices from milliliter bed volumes to microliter volumes.

MEPS performs the same functions as SPE - the removal of interfering matrix components and the selective isolation and concentration of analytes.

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Sample Size and Sensitivity

Sample volumes may be as little as 10 μL, or by taking multiple aliquots of 100 μL or 250 μL, samples of 1 mL or larger may be concentrated.

Sorbent Life

Typical BIN life for extraction of whole plasma sample is conservatively about 40 to 100 samples. This significantly increases for cleaner samples.

Carry Over

The small quantity of phase in the MEPS BIN can be easily and effectively washed between samples to reduce the possibility of carryover.

Flexible and easy to use

The dimensions of the sorbent bed ensure that the performance remains identical to conventional SPE devices when used for extraction of similar samples. MEPS BIN S can be used for sample volumes as small as 3.6 μL making them particularly well suited to on-line use with LC-MS analysis of volume limited samples.

What is in the MEPS Online kit?

  • CTC MEPS Online Kit1x 100 μL SGE MEPS syringe
  • 1x 250 μL SGE MEPS syringe
  • 2 packages of MEPS Development BIN’s - containing one each of C18, C8, C2, Silica and a mixed bed of C8/SCX
  • CTC MEPS encoded syringe holder for 100 μL MEPS syringe
  • CTC MEPS encoded syringe holder for 250 μL MEPS syringe
  • CTC syringe button mount
  • MEPS for CTC analytics Support Guides
    • Methods and Applications
    • MEPS Macros for CTC
    • MEPS Instruction Videos
    • MEPS Object files for CTC
  • Over 65 pre-set methods spanning Natural Products, Environmental, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceuticals to enable rapid method development, in a variety of matrices; plasma, serum, whole blood, urine, aqueous.

Note: Existing CTC platforms will require an additional wash station available from your CTC distributor.

MEPS Online Kit

Part no. Description # per pack
492901 GC-PAL kit 1
492902 LC-PAL kit 1

MEPS Online Replacement Syringes

All syringes may be used manually as well as with the CTC autosampler

Part no. Description Pack Size
005291 100 μL Removable needle MEPS syringe for CTC Analytics systems 1
031826 Replacement plunger assembly for 005291 1
006292 250 μL Removable needle MEPS syringe for CTC Analytics systems 1
031831 Replacement plunger assembly for 006292 1

MEPS Online Replacement BINS

For GC applications, needle is 23 gauge, 0.63 mm OD, Cone point style

Phase For use with 100 μL
MEPS Syringe, P/N
For use with 250 μL
MEPS Syringe, P/N
# per pack
C18 2900101 2900301 5
Silica 2900102 2900302 5
C8+SCX 2900103 2900303 5
C2 2900104 2900304 5
C8 2900106 2900306 5
MEPS Development kit for CTC Analytics systems
(contains 1 each of C18, C8, C2, SILICA and C8+SCX)
2900105 2900305 5

For LC applications, needle is 22 gauge, 0.72 mm ID

Phase For use with 100 μL
MEPS Syringe, P/N
For use with 250 μL
MEPS Syringe, P/N
# per pack
C18 2900401 2900501 5
Silica 2900402 2900502 5
C8+SCX 2900403 2900503 5
C2 2900404 2900504 5
C8 2900406 2900506 5
SCX 2900408 2900508 5
SAX 2900409 2900509 5
MEPS Development kit for CTC Analytics systems
(contains 1 each of C18, C8, C2, SILICA and C8+SCX)
2900405 2900505 5

Base material is silica with mean particle size of 45 μm and pore size of 60 Å.

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