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The Axcend Focus LC® emphasizes simplicity and ease of transport, while providing HPLC robustness. Dr. Milton L. Lee, a renowned expert in liquid chromatography design and operation, developed the Axcend Focus LC at Brigham Young University with his research team.

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Brent Knudsen

Board Chair
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Glen Mella

CEO & Co-Founder
Milton L. Lee, Axcend Co-Founder

Milton L. Lee, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder
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Brandon Fugal

Board Member & Co-Founder
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Christopher Lee, MD

Board Member & Co-Founder
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Axcend Team

Axcend Team

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Glen Mella

CEO & Co-Founder
Milton L. Lee, Axcend Co-Founder

Milton L. Lee, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder
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Greg Ward

Chief Operating Officer
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Ray West, Ph.D.

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES
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Jamie Stewart

Director, Operations
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Matthew Morse

Vice President, Products, Services & Support
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Elisabeth Gates, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist
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Julie Blake

Chief Marketing Officer
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Michael Powell

Engineering Manager
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Joseph Flinders

SR. Account Manager
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Maria Sanchez

Sr. Account Manager
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Serguei Calugaru, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist
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Paul Peaden, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist
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Liam Brown

Software Engineer
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Ihor Rudych

Software Engineer
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Amanda Howard

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
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Graham Harrison

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
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Kelsey Howard

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
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Madison Bryan

Lab Technician
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ANNETTE UTZ

Field Technical Specialist
Advisors

Advisors

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Robin Ritch

Advisor
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Dennis Tolley, Ph.D.

Advisor
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Paul Farnsworth, Ph.D.

Advisor

HPLC Anywhere® has now become a reality. This opens up new opportunities for chemical analysis that were not possible previously.”

Milton L. Lee
Ph.D. Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder
Axcend
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Truly Revolutionary

Axcend® is a provider of innovative, compact capillary high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems that deliver dramatic improvements in portability, ease of operation, rapid and convenient deployment, and coupling to other analytical systems (such as mass spectrometers).

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The Axcend Focus LC® emphasizes simplicity and ease of transport, while providing HPLC robustness. Dr. Milton L. Lee, a renowned expert in liquid chromatography design and operation, developed the Axcend Focus LC at Brigham Young University with his research team.

Key features of the Axcend Focus LC® include:

  • A compact HPLC device that's hand-portable
  • Dramatic reduction in solvent, sample, and waste volumes
  • Simple and tool-less column exchange via convenient cartridges
  • Novel multi-wavelength LED UV-absorption for target analyte detection
  • Small footprint HPLC with low power consumption and line voltage or battery operation as standard features
  • An elegant browser interface supporting leading computer, tablet and smartphone operating systems.

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Thank you for visiting our website! If you would like to learn more about the Axcend Focus LC® or schedule a demo of our compact HPLC device (Virtual or In-Person) then please submit your details using the contact form.

5252 N. Edgewood Dr. #185
Provo, UT USA 84604

(801) 405-9545

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