Eksigent Technologies Announces Major Expansion for HPLC Manufacturing and Service
7/22/2009 11:24:40 AM
Dublin, CA, July 21, 2009 - Eksigent Technologies, a leading provider of advanced low-flow fluid delivery technologies for drug discovery and other life science applications, today announced that it will increase manufacturing capacity by 40 percent to meet strong demand for its HPLC products.
"The need for this increase in product build capability is being driven by higher than expected customer demand for both our cHiPLC®-nanoflex for proteomics, introduced in February of this year, and our ExpressHT-Ultra HPLC System for ADME-Tox and DMPK studies, introduced last fall," stated David Neyer, vice president and co-founder of Eksigent. "We are also actively recruiting for field service personnel to ensure that customer installations are maintained at our traditionally short lead times."
Eksigent's Board of Directors approved spending last month for additional equipment, tools and staff. "Fortunately, the plant space was available to immediately accommodate this expansion, which will be complete next month," said Wade Guindy, Eksigent vice president of R&D, engineering and operations.
The new cHiPLC-nanoflex System is a docking station for up to three microfluidic chips that contain nanoLC or trap columns. The system delivers improved reproducibility and ease of use to proteomics research. The ExpressHT-Ultra HPLC system is the latest offering in Eksigent's line of products for small molecule analysis. It provides short cycle times and high throughput for LC/MS studies of pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism.
Eksigent serves the life science, drug discovery and pharmaceutical industries, expanding customer possibilities with low-flow fluid delivery solutions. From precise separation of precious samples in proteomics research to fast and efficient analytical chromatography to unique medical devices that improve the way drugs are delivered, Eksigent brings novel solutions to customer challenges. The company combines proprietary microfluidic pumping technology with creative approaches that help customers improve productivity and expand their research and market opportunities. Eksigent serves customers throughout the world, including Europe, Asia and Australia, through a growing sales and service network. For more information, visit http://www.eksigent.com.