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Energized Dispersive Guided Extraction


The new leading edge of sample preparation.


The Q-Cup technology combines the process of Pressurized Fluid Extraction and Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction in one instrument. You’ll have all the benefits of both techniques yielding faster results. Regardless of sample size, matrix, or use of sorbents, you can extract in only five minutes. This includes the filtering, cooling, and washing process.

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  • Fastest technique available (5 minute cycle time)
  • 12 samples in an hour (includes washing, filtering, & cooling)
  • Q-Cups (sample holders) are easily assembled and cleaned
  • Small footprint (about the size of an analytical balance)
  • One technology with unlimited applications (Q-Cup Technology)

Energized Dispersive Extraction

With Q-Cup technology, Energized Dispersive Extraction is simple and fast for all applications. Extract semi-volatile organic compounds from soil, fat from food, phthalates from plastics, and many more applications with EDGE.

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EDGE vs Traditional Solvent Extraction

EDGE is faster than any other traditional solvent extraction techniques. With its speed, compact size, and ease of use, there’s nothing like it available.

Energized Dispersive SPE

With Q-Cup technology, Automated Dispersive Solid-Phase Extraction (dSPE) is possible. EDGE is an alternative to QuEChERS for the extraction of pesticides. This new technology offers a more effective extraction and cleanup for difficult matrices.

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Q-Cup Technology

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A simple solution to a complicated problem.

The Q-Cup™ sample holder consists of just three easy-to-assemble pieces. The unique open cell concept creates a dispersive effect which promotes rapid extraction and filtration. No additional steps are required prior to analysis.

The Q-Cup is ultra-thin aluminum for efficient heating. It’s light-weight and easy to carry.

Worldwide Patents Pending

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Load your samples in seconds.

Just add a Q-Disc, screw on the bottom, and add your sample; it’s that simple.

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Easy Cleaning

The simple design lends itself to easy cleaning. A quick rinse is all you need.

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Disposable Q-Discs

The Q-Discs are disposable, eliminating the need to clean.


The EDGE Process

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Sample is Loaded

The Q-Cup is automatically loaded into the chamber by the auto sampler. The pressure cap then creates a pressurized seal on the top of the Q-Cup.


Solvent is Added

Solvent is first added through the bottom to fill the gap between the chamber and Q-Cup, this aids in heat transfer. Then, solvent is added through the top of the Q-Cup to wet the sample.

As the chamber walls are heated, the pressure in the gap increases. This overcomes the pressure inside the Q-Cup, forcing the solvent to disperse into the sample.


Extract is Collected

Once the sample reaches temperature, the solvent is dispensded through the Q-Disc, the cooling coil, and into a collection vial.


20 times faster than
most current techniques.

EDGE is fast, uses less solvent, and is cost effective making it the smart choice for every lab.

Time (minutes)
Solvent Usage (mL)
Cost Effective
EDGE 5 20 $
Microwave 15 30 $$
QuEChERs 30 23 $
Pressurized Fluid Extraction 30 21 $$$
Soxhlet 360 150 $$
Automated Soxhlet 120 90 $$$
Ultrasonic 60 300 $$

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Your pre-installed methods are just one touch away.

Right on the home screen, you have access to the One TouchTM methods. These are the pre-installed methods that make programming the EDGE quick and simple.

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Get better results with one technique.

  • Dispersive Solid Phase
  • Supported Liquid
  • Pressurized Fluid
  • Liquid Liquid

No need for multiple techniques for different samples, EDGE is the answer for all extractions, made possible by Q-Cup Technology. No matter your technique, you’ll extract a clear solution ready for analysis.

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Its small size is a big advantage.

  • The EDGE is only 14.25" wide

You can extract 48 samples an hour with 4 EDGE systems side-by-side on one bench top.

Support for EDGE

You get more than an instrument.

Whenever you have a CEM instrument, you have access to a whole team of scientists and engineers that are ready to support you. We are here to make sure you succeed.

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