Thursday, March 16, 2017

Protein, DNA and other Precipitations without Pipetting

In case you missed us at Pittcon in Chicago, here's a short video that shows how the new Burst device for Protein Precipitation works.  No Pipetting - No Sample Loss - No Contamination.

Visit the Burst page, then Contact us for more information!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pack a Bag and Head to Chicago

It's that time of year again. We're packing our bags and heading to Chicago for Pittcon 2017. Applied Separations will be in Booth 2513. Come visit us and check out our new products for this year.

We're featuring a new supercritical fluid lab instrument, as well as a time and hassle saving product for protein, DNA, and other precipitations. How'd you like to eliminate pipetting from your sample collection? We can show you how.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Introducing the...

Nope. Sorry. Not ready to unveil all the details quite yet, but here's a peek. For more, visit us in Chicago at Pittcon March 5 - 9, Booth 2513


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waterless Textile Dyeing with Supercritical Fluid

There is a great concern these days about water - do we have enough? How can we consume less? One very large consumer of water is the textile dying industry. 

Traditionally, dyeing of textiles requires that an excess of dye is dissolved or in some way "taken-up" in an aqueous or solvent solution. The dye mix is then pumped into a vat containing holding the textile. Typically there is agitation or the dye is recirculated several times through the cloth. At the end of the cycle, the dye mix is pumped to the waste treatment facility. Dyes are notoriously difficult to treat. The process is decidedly unfriendly to the environment.

Our technique replaces the aqueous or solvent solution with supercritical CO2. 

For more information, check out our affiliated site,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Now Taking Applications for the Annual Educational Grant

Spe-ed SFE Prime Supercritical System for EducationApplied Separations' annual educational grant is now accepting applications. The grant, in the form of laboratory equipment, is worth over $30,000, and will be awarded to one college, university, or other higher education institution for the teaching of Supercritical Fluids in their classroom. 2017 marks the seventh year Applied Separations is awarding the grant.

The grant includes a Spe-ed™ SFE-Prime system and vessel designed specifically for the higher education market, as well as supporting classroom materials such as a syllabus, handout, suggested applications, and more.

Interested applicants must submit an approximately 800 word proposal illustrating how the Spe-ed SFE-Prime and supporting materials would be used to teach Supercritical Fluids in the post-secondary classroom.

Submissions are due 4/24/2017. All proposals must be submitted through the Applied Separations website at

The grant will be awarded at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Show, June 13 - 15, 2017.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Applied Separations!

May 2017 bring success with your endeavors. 

We're taking this week to catch up, empty our email folders, and get back to work. We'll be back to our regular schedule of posts next week.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Oil Reduction of Pecans using Supercritical Fluid

In this holiday season, many people use nuts in their baked goods, or keep them on hand to put out at parties. Did you know that supercritical fluid extraction can be used as a natural and healthy way to reduce oil and increase the shelf-life of pecans? True story. 

Click here to view the application note, visit the Foods section of the website, and contact us for more information on how supercritical fluid can improve your food lab's process.