Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, announces the extension of its SecurityGuard family of products to include a cartridge-based system that protects any non-aqueous gel permeation chromatography (GPC) column. The cartridge system replaces traditional guard columns, offering a more convenient and cost-effective system for protecting expensive GPC columns from the damaging effects of contaminants and microparticulates. The unique cartridge design enables the user to visually inspect the surface of the column’s packing material at any time and monitor contaminant build-up. The visual inspection allows for cartridge changes at the right time to maintain optimal column protection and performance.
“This is the only guard cartridge system on the market for GPC columns and it offers many advantages over traditional guard columns,” comments JT Presley, brand manager for Phenomenex. “GPC columns are very expensive and SecurityGuard is the best way to protect them and maximize their lifetime.”
SecurityGuard is compatible with any manufacturer’s GPC column of any particle or pore size. The SecurityGuard is easy to use and connects directly into the column without the use of additional fittings that can decrease column performance. The cartridges can even be double-stacked for added protection. The new cartridges are offered in economical three-packs.