Sartorius Extends arium® Lab Water Family By Three New Product Lines
The Sartorius technology group extended its successful arium® lab water family by three new product lines: the arium® pro ultrapure water system, the arium® advance pure water system and the arium® comfort combination system. These new product lines generate Type 1 to Type 3 ultrapure and pure water, delivering the right water quality for any laboratory application. The highlight of these new lines is the arium® comfort series. In addition to providing ASTM Type 1 ultrapure water, this space-saving combination unit also produces Type 2 and Type 3 pure water.
Consistently High Water Quality
Low quantities of organic contaminants in water are all it takes to have a negative impact on laboratory tests. The new arium® ultrapure water systems deliver water quality that meets, and even exceeds, the ASTM Type 1 Standard. Its integrated UV lamp prevents microbiological growth, thus reducing the TOC content (Total Organic Carbon = degree of organic contamination) to a minimum. If a Sartopore® 2 sterilizing grade filter is used on arium®, ultrapure water is practically free of microorganisms when dispensed. As a result, arium® ensures consistently high water quality and results that are always reproducible in mission-critical laboratory applications, such as cell cultivation and chromatography.
Fast, Safe Supply of Lab Water
Pure water is stored in the new arium® bagtank system, which consists of a closed housing with an integrated single-use bag. Inside this bagtank, purified water is protected from secondary contamination. This ensures consistently high water quality over a relatively long storage period and thus reproducible results. The bags can be quickly and easily exchanged as needed and do not have to be chemically cleaned as is the case with conventional water storage containers. This minimizes downtime and reduces maintenance costs, while simultaneously increasing safety for users, who do not have to handle any dangerous chemicals. The arium® bagtanks are available in a choice of 20, 50 and 100 liters.
Economical Water Purification
The arium® iJust software controls a valve on the concentrate drain based on the data measured for CaCO3 and CO2. As a result, iJust optimizes the quality and usage of pure water, extending the life of the downstream ultrapure water systems. All functions of the arium® laboratory water systems can be controlled by touch-activated functions on the display – even while the user is wearing gloves. The new arium® laboratory water systems are available as benchtop, wall-mounted or built-in units that provide various dispensing options and offer flexibility for integration into any laboratory environment.
The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. In 2011, the technology group earned sales revenue of 733.1 million euros. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs more than 5,000 persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification, and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and consumables. Industrial Weighing concentrates on weighing, monitoring and control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries.
SOURCE: Sartorius Stedim Biotech