Preparing samples for chemical or biological analysis is often time-consuming and a critical step function to assure an accurate analysis. This invention provides an automated, hands-free, highly accurate device to prepare industrial, chemical, or biological samples for instrumental analysis methods.
Key markets include analytical chemistry device manufacturing, groundwater testing, remediation and environmental cleanup, biotechnology, industrial process manufacturing, microelectromechanical systems, pharmaceutical laboratories, and food processing industries with quality assurance laboratories.
The kit design and software algorithm combine spectroscopy and an acoustic focusing method to provide feedback for optimizing sample prep in advance of analysis. The device and technique offer a timesaving, efficient, and rapid sample preparation solution set that significantly enhances the analytical engineering and chemical/biological analytical experience by overcoming difficult chemistry matrices.