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The GE Amersham Pharmacia AKTA pilot is a dedicated automated liquid chromatography (LC) system designed to carry out development, scale-up, and production processes. This bio-compatible, hygienic and sterilizable system can purify products in milligrams of up to tens of grams. As the gold standard in the industry, the GE Amersham Pharmacia AKTA pilot LC system meets all good laboratory practice (GLP) and current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) guidelines which are required in Phase I-III of drug development and final-scale production. 

The GE Amersham Pharmacia AKTA pilot is a complete system which contains all fluid handling components necessary to perform smooth delivery and mixing, sample application as well as in-line monitoring. 

Pre-programmed method templates and optimized system configurations minimize preparation time by allowing rapid media screening, method scouting and optimization as well as scale up experiments. Dedicated method templates are supplied for the most common scouting procedures including automatic media screening and automatic eluent pH scouting for ion exchange chromatography. Convenient sample application and column packing is also possible by regulating the flow rate, while pressure can also be monitored through four points. The UNICORN software displays the monitoring of conductivity, UV and pH. Additional screens can be connected to the system for special purposes. The GE Amersham Pharmacia AKTA pilot is equipped with sanitary sensors allowing continuous in-line measurement of pH, conductivity and UV absorbance. These detectors deliver accurate and reliable monitoring through self-test and self-calibration. The flow cells are placed close together and are easily accessible from the front panel to facilitate maintenance. As a result, band broadening and time delay between detectors are lessened.  Also known as: pilot, Amersham, akta, pilot, fplc, aktapilot, akta-pilot, pharmacia pilot. 

Call us today to learn more about the GE Amersham Pharmacia AKTA pilot, our service product offerings on the entire AKTA product line, a personalized pricing proposal, or how to purchase a BRAND NEW production biochromatography FPLC system. 

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GE Amersham Pharmacia AKTA pilot Specifications

System flow rate
Isocratic and gradient flow4–400 ml/min
double modeUp to 800 ml/min
Operating pressureUp to 2 MPa (20 bar, 290 psi) between system pump and column inlet
UV wavelength range190–700 nm in steps of 1 nm, 206–700 nm with AKTApilot cell, 3 wavelengths simultaneously
pH range0–14 (spec. valid between 2–12)
Conductivity range1 μS/cm to 999.9 mS/cm
Holdup volumeUp to 31 ml
Max backpressure< 0.06 MPa before column/ 400 ml/min < 0.045 MPa after column /400 ml/min
Solvent compatibilityAll commonly used chromatographic solvents
Degree of protectionIP 24
Size750 mm × 540 mm × 900 mm (W × D × H)
Weight114 kg (arm not included)
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