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Sample Handling Student Proof Evaporator for Academic Labs

Editor: Alexander Stark

Designed to be highly reliable and easy to use, the Smart Evaporator C1 from Biochromato is an affordable benchtop system designed to safely and efficiently concentrate or dry single samples directly from both tube and vials.

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Smart Evaporator is a new type of evaporator that enables fast and effective DMSO evaporation without bumping risks.
Smart Evaporator is a new type of evaporator that enables fast and effective DMSO evaporation without bumping risks.
(Source: Biochromato)

With over 1250 Smart Evaporator units installed in labs around the world, Biochromato reports a strong uptake from universities and other academic institutions. The company was recently contacted by a university looking for a sample evaporator that was “student proof'”. The open access system, to be used by many students in each practical teaching session, not only had to be easy-to-use and reliable but also overcome commonly experienced rotary evaporator problems such as dropping sample containers into the water bath or loss of sample due to solvent bumping.

The university now uses Bio Chromato’s patented spiral plug evaporation technology. The Smart Evaporator C1 features fast and effective evaporation in tubes or vials without solvent bumping thereby eliminating risk of sample loss or cross contamination. Additonally, the Smart Evaporator C1 also requires no water baths to dry down samples.

In another example, researchers from a university's organic chemistry department approached the manufacturer as they were having problems with using nitrogen blowdown evaporators to remove high boiling solvents such as DMSO and water and also dry small volume samples. Traditionally when they tried to dry small samples in vials, the powdery samples were scattered by using the nitrogen blowdown dry evaporator and that was troublesome. Not only did the Smart Evaporator C1 evaporator eliminate this problem but the researchers liked the easy operation and comprehensive functionality of the system so much that the blowdown systems are rarely used nowadays, the company claims.

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