UHPLC Columns contain monodisperse sub-2 µm porous silica.

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Manufactured using Ecoporous™ silica process, Supelco® Titan UHPLC Columns offer performance greater than 250,000 plates/meter. Uniform particles are packed into rugged column beds that are stable over range of flow and pressure conditions. Columns optimize productivity of pharmaceutical and contract research organizations employing UHPLC for medicinal chemistry, toxicology, and clinical manufacturing, as well as academic labs focused on translational research.

Original Press Release:

Sigma-Aldrich® Introduces Cost-Efficient, Monodisperse Porous Silica Titan(TM) Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) Columns

ST. LOUIS – Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) today announced its Supelco® brand has released Titan UHPLC columns manufactured using the Company's new cost-efficient, patent-pending Ecoporous™ silica manufacturing process. Starting at a list price of $300, Titan columns contain the first sub-2 micrometer porous silica that is monodisperse and high-performance (>250,000 plates per meter), combining the advantages of solid-core and fully-porous particles.

"The Titan columns' reduction in the cost to perform UHPLC will not only improve the productivity of pharmaceutical and contract research organizations currently employing UHPLC for medicinal chemistry, toxicology, and clinical manufacturing, but will also extend the opportunity for budget-conscious academic labs focused on translational research to achieve industry-standard analytical performance and throughput," says Paul Ross, Director of Marketing and R&D, Analytical Separations at Sigma-Aldrich.

The Ecoporous manufacturing process emerged from a collaboration between Glantreo, a material science company based in Cork, Ireland, and Supelco. Supelco retains an exclusive license to this technology.

For more information, visit sigma-aldrich.com/titan.

About Sigma-Aldrich:  Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and High Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes more than 200,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. With three distinct business units - Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial - Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life. The Company operates in 38 countries, has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.6 billion in 2012. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at www.sigma-aldrich.com.

Sigma-Aldrich, and Supelco are trademarks of Sigma-Aldrich Co, LLC registered in the US and other countries. Titan and Ecoporous are trademarks of Sigma-Aldrich, Co LLC.


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