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Cambridge, Cambs, United Kingdom, 2010/01/05 - Stuart’s highly successful SMP40 automatic melting point apparatus is now available with full documentation for installation qualification and operation qualification (IQ/OQ).
Using digital video imaging technology to detect and capture accurately the melting point of up to three samples simultaneously, the SMP40 features a full colour 5.7” VGA screen to view the melt process in real time or retrospectively. Maximum footprint flexibility is ensured by the split design so, for example, the sample side of the apparatus can be placed at the back of the bench or even in a fume cupboard, while the control side detects whether it is being used upright or on its side and adjusts the screen orientation accordingly.
Jackie Taylor, Stuart Product Manager, commented, ‘Incorporating digital video imaging, an intuitive touchscreen interface and an innovative split design concept, the SMP40 has achieved significant success. As market leader in melting point technology, Stuart is pleased to respond to customer needs by offering the option to order the SMP40 with comprehensive IQ/OQ documentation. This will enable regulated laboratories to meet the audit requirements of cGMP.’
Walk-away operation increases laboratory efficiency and the SMP40’s USB connectivity facilitates long-term traceability of results. Around 200 results in the form of .avi video files of the melt process can be stored by the SMP40 for viewing on the unit’s screen; USB ports enable transfer to a flash drive or PC via Microsoft® ActivSync.
About Bibby Scientific
One of four new companies established by Nova Capital from the former Barloworld Scientific business which it acquired in November 2007, Bibby Scientific Limited focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of three world-leading benchtop laboratory equipment brands: Jenway®, Stuart® and Techne®.
Stuart sample-processing equipment and Techne temperature control products are developed at Bibby Scientific’s headquarters in Stone, Staffordshire, while the Jenway analytical range is manufactured at the company’s Felsted, Essex site. All three brands are available through good laboratory distributors worldwide and Bibby Scientific Ltd has subsidiaries in France and Italy, as well as associated companies in Hong Kong and the USA.