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Biochemistry Analyser Offers Speed And Accuracy

It is far too easy to get blasé about the technical specifications of scientific instruments nowadays, especially automated equipment. We tend to take for granted the everyday miracle that can produce accurate measurements of glucose, xylose, sucrose, lactose, galactose, methanol, ethanol, sucrose, glutamine, glutamate, lactate, hydrogen peroxide or choline concentrations in under 1 minute.

However, this is what the YSI 2900 Biochemistry Analyser delivers: economically and reliably as well as speedily. In fact, the YSI 2900 will even measure two compatible chemistries at the same time and, thanks to its modular design, this capability can be expanded up to 6 chemistries (in the YSI 2950 version).

At the heart of the analyser is YSI's proprietary immobilized enzyme electrode - a miniature chemical transducer - which makes use of enzyme/analyte specificity for fast accurate results. Thanks to the presence of an integrated auto-sampler the YSI 2900 can run multiple samples (from 1 sample to 96 well plates) without the need for an additional (costly!) turntable. And, because the YSI 2900 does not need extra reagent packs, further run-time savings are also made.

The biochemistry analyser will take a wide variety of plates, tubes or vials, with sample sizes ranging between 5 and 65 μl. Also, thanks to the proprietary chamber measurement system and short, wide aspiration path the YSI 2900 is highly resistant to clogging, handling even the highest cells counts, without any prior treatment, meaning less down time and further savings. Thinking ahead, YSI have also included a separate one-off sample station, for when it's time that needs to be saved.

To find such flexibility in the one Biochemistry Analyser is impressive, to find it in such a compact package, 8" wide and only 20.5" deep is remarkable. Add to that an icon-lead menu (with eight language variations) and a large, clear, sensibly-placed touch screen and you have an instrument that is not just powerful and affordable, but user-friendly as well. If there should be any training problems, and to aid with maintenance, onboard video manuals are included as well. 

The YSI 2900 Biochemistry Analyser has all of the data handling capabilities and connectivity - USB, Ethernet and RS232 - to integrate it fully into your laboratory or production facility. It is not surprising that it is so suited to so many applications in so many fields: xylose and glucose measurement in biofuel research and production, lactate and ethanol levels in the food and beverage industries, bioprocessing and the clinical treatment of diabetes.       

This is an instrument that combines all of the features we now expect from sophisticated modern design, firmly based on the expertise garnered from YSI's sixty plus years in instrument manufacture.

See more products on the YSI life sciences section of the YSI website.

Date added: 2015-05-25 11:45:23