Problem: Analytical tests run by the biomedical laboratory are essential for rapid and correct patient diagnoses and monitoring. It is therefore important to minimize analyzer downtime as any interruption can impact patient care. An often overlooked but frequently used reagent, water is crucial to analyzer operation and maintaining productivity in the biomedical lab. It is therefore essential to select a water purification system that is reliable and cost effective.
Solution: AFS 40E/80E/120E/150E high-performance water purification systems from MilliporeSigma provide biomedical labs with reliable water purification for a range of daily volumes up to 3000 liters. The new systems can support the water requirements for one or several high-throughput clinical analyzers.
AFS 40E/80E/120E/150E systems rely on two powerful technologies to meet Clinical Laboratory Reagent Water (CLRW) standards set by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Elix electrodeionization (EDI) technology ensures constant water quality with low and predictable running costs, while Evolutive Reject Adjustment (E.R.A.) technology takes the systems’ feed water quality into account to optimize water recovery (for better protection of the reverse osmosis membranes), and reduce water usage costs.
These AFS E systems feature 24/7 real-time monitoring, remote control, and a large touchscreen for intuitive operation. The system interface is also accessible remotely online by PC, tablet, or smart phone, increasing convenience and flexibility to support laboratory work flows and maximize analyzer uptime.
Each AFS E system is quiet, compact, and mounted on wheels, the perfect design for a busy lab setting. The systems are available with flow rates of 40, 80, 120, or 150 liters per hour, to
meet the water volume requirements of different size labs. Options include degassing, a water detector, 4-20mA signal outputs for connecting to BMS (Building Management Systems), and a sanitary sampling valve.
Water purification systems from MilliporeSigma are trusted in research and biomedical laboratories around the world. The company’s AFS E system has been named an R&D Magazine 100 Award winner for innovation in process and prototyping. With the award-winning AFS E systems, biomedical labs have a new alternative for reliable, economical, and
consistent production of water, an essential step in minimizing analyzer downtime and increasing productivity.
For more information, visit www.emdmillipore.com.
This How It Works column was featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Controlled Environments.