MEPS®

MEPS performs the same function as SPE, namely the purification or speciation of samples, but with some significant differences:

 

Please click here to review abstracts of recent publications featuring the use of MEPS.

 

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Sample Size and Sensitivity:

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

Re-useable

Typical BIN life is conservatively about 40-100 samples but actual life is dependant on the sample matrix. The small quantity of phase in the MEPS BIN can be easily and effectively washed between samples which removes the possibility of carry-over. This process simply is not practical on conventional SPE devices.

Flexible and easy to use:

MEPS BINs are available in a variety of common SPE phases. The dimensions of the sorbent bed ensure that the sorbent performance remains identical to conventional SPE devices used for extraction of similar samples

Sample preparation for complex biological samples is readily adapted to MEPS and reduces the volume of sample and reagents required for extraction when compared with conventional SPE and other "micro extraction procedures".

The MEPS approach to sample preparation is suitable for reversed phases, normal phases, mixed mode and ion exchange chemistries. Because MEPS BINs can be used for sample volumes as small as 10µL it makes them particularly well suited to on-line use with LC-MS analysis of volume limited samples.

Using MEPS® with eVol®

The eVol® custom programming function enables MEPS™ (micro SPE) to be semi-automated and proofed before transition to fully automated platforms. Ask SGE for more information on how eVol® MEPS® can improve your method development.  Click here for MEPS BINs for use with XCHANGE® / eVol® syringes.

 

How to choose your product:

1. Choose your MEPS syringe

The current range of syringes may be used manually or in Agilent, CTC Analytics, HTA 300APlus and Varian 8400 auto-injectors.

 

2. Choose your SPE BIN's

BINs are available in needle styles to suit LC and GC applications. Needles are packed in a sealed blister pack of 5 needles to ensure their integrity.  Click here for MEPS BINs for use with XCHANGE® / eVol® syringes.

 

MEPS Syringes

 

Part no. Description Scale
(mm)
Barrel OD
(mm)
Volume
(µL)
005291 100µL Removable needle MEPS syringe for CTC Analytics, HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific & Varian 8400 systems 60 6.7 100
005292 100µL Removable needle MEPS syringe for Agilent 7693A 54.1 6.5 100
006291 250µL Removable needle MEPS syringe for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific & Varian 8400 systems 60 6.7 250
006292 250µL Removable needle MEPS syringe for CTC Analytics systems 60 7.8 250
006293 250µL Removable needle MEPS syringe for Agilent 7693A 54.1 6.5 250

MEPS BINs   

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

Phase
Part no. Phase Description Syringe Pack
Size
2900101 C18 MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900102 Silica MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900103 C8+SCX MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900104 C2 MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900105 MEPS Development kit for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems
(contains 1 each of C18, C8, C2, SILICA and C8+SCX)
005291, 006291 5
2900106 C8 MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900301 C18 MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900302 Silica MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900303 C8+SCX MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900304 C2 MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900305 MEPS Development kit for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes
(contains 1 each of C18, C8, C2, SILICA and C8+SCX)
006292 5
2900306 C8 MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900601 C18 MEPS BIN for Agilent 7693A 005292, 006293 5
2900602 Silica MEPS BIN for Agilent 7693A 005292, 006293 5
2900603 C8+SCX MEPS BIN for Agilent 7693A 005292, 006293 5
2900604 C2 MEPS BIN for Agilent 7693A 005292, 006293 5
2900605 MEPS Development kit for Agilent 7693A systems
(contains 1 each of C18, C8, C2, SILICA and C8+SCX)
005292, 006293 5
2900606 C8 MEPS BIN for Agilent 7693A 005292, 006293 5

For LC applications: needle is 22gauge, 0.72mm OD, LC point style

Phase
Part no. Phase Description Syringe Pack
Size
2900401 C18 MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900402 Silica MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900403 C8+SCX MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900404 C2 MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900405 MEPS Development kit for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems
(contains 1 each of C18, C8, C2, SILICA and C8+SCX)
005291, 006291 5
2900406 C8 MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900408 SCX MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900409 SAX MEPS BIN for HTA 300APlus, Thermo Scientific, Varian 8400 and 100µL CTC Analytics systems 005291, 006291 5
2900501 C18 MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900502 Silica MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900503 C8+SCX MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900504 C2 MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900505 MEPS Development kit for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes
(contains 1 each of C18, C8, C2, SILICA and C8+SCX)
006292 5
2900506 C8 MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900508 SCX MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5
2900509 SAX MEPS BIN for CTC Analytics systems using 250µL syringes 006292 5

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