Teaching has a “new normal” mandating the balance of individual safety with academic achievement. Science and Chemistry education involves congregating in a laboratory or in a lecture hall which is not conducive to the rules of the day. This is why our hand-portable and self-contained high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), the Axcend Focus LC®, is the perfect teaching tool for in-the-classroom. With everything you need built in to a portable LC system, the Axcend Focus LC® minimizes exposure and ensures safety for the user, the instructor, and the students all while providing hands-on learning!

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AFLC as a teaching tool

The American Chemical Society Handbook for Undergraduate Professional Education in Chemistry documents guidelines and evaluation procedures for bachelor degree programs. Specifically “The laboratory experience must include hands-on experience with modern instrumentation such as that listed in section 4.2.”

  • Optical molecular spectroscopy (e.g., FT-IR, fluorescence, Raman, UV-Vis)
  • Optical atomic spectroscopy (e.g., atomic absorption, ICP-atomic
  • Mass spectrometry (e.g., MS, GC-MS, LC-MS)
  • Chromatography and separations (e.g., GC, GPC, HPLC, ion chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, SEC)
  • Electrochemistry (e.g., potentiometry, amperometry, coulometry, voltammetry)

Classroom Focused

Miniaturization of an HPLC enables analytical determination at the point-of-need, whether within a conventional laboratory setting, within a processing facility, or classroom and Laboratory setting. Additionally, it addresses many of the challenges listed above by providing a fully self-contained compact and portable HPLC with capillary flow rates. The Axcend Focus LC would satisfy the ACS requirements for an HPLC while providing a cost-effective chromatographic instrument. Challenges in providing instrumentation for modern analytical chemistry courses and undergraduate laboratories include:

  • Instrument mobility, and Instrument accessibility and sharing
  • Individualized assignments and projects requiring unique instrument methodologies
  • Ease of use for both the operator and instructor
  • Operating cost (solvent consumption) and Environmental impact
  • Limited Bench Space
  • Set up and equilibration time.
  • Health and safety concerns with exposure to large solvent volumes and large groups of students gathering around instruments.

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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 (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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