Optima AUC

Beckman Coulter introduced the first AUC sample characterization instrument to help the scientific community power new discoveries. That tradition continues into the 21st century with the new Optima AUC system.

This latest tool is the most robust technology for providing data used to determine protein molecular weight in basic protein research and quantification of aggregation levels for academic and biopharma research.

 

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Features

Improved Data Quality

  • Higher radial resolution
  • Better signal to noise ratio than ProteomeLab
  • 11x more vertical pixels for interference optics
  • Enables precise analysis of complex systems at discrete wavelengths (up to 20) in minimal time

Analyzes a wide array of particles in native, matrix-free conditions, including:

  • Proteins
  • Nanoparticles
  • Peptides
  • Polymers
  • Micelles
  • Liposomes
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • Drug conjugates
  • Viral payload

Provides data which can answer more critical questions than any other comparable technique, including:

  • Shape
  • Mass
  • Diameter
  • Stoichiometry
  • Heterogeneity
  • Association
  • Aggregation
  • Purity
  • Formulation

Easier to Use

  • User-friendly touchscreen display indicates intuitive progression of experimental design.
  • Remote monitoring capabilities let you set up, monitor and extract data from virtually any location.
  • Compatibility with ProteomeLab XL cells and rotors
  • Toggle optics expedite workflow preparation

Product Specifications

Acceleration 5-400 rpm/second (above 500 rpm), 400 max acceleration
Deceleration 5-400 rpm/second (above 500 rpm), 400 (max deceleration)
Speed Control ±||actual rotor speed, ± 2 rpm at steady state
Timed Run 1 to 999 hrs, 59 mins (including hold runs)
Max Capacity Volume Range 0.10|0.44|mL
Operating System(s) LINUX
Speed Display 1,000 to rated speed in 100 rpm increments
Temperature Control 0.50|°C of set temperature after equilibration
Display 15.3" high-resolution color touch screen
Temperature Range(s) Ambient temperature range: 10 to 30°C, Set temp: 7-40° C (1°C increments at > 25-30°C ambient temp); 4-40°C (1°C increments at <25°C ambient temp)

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