Amino Acid Hydrolysis System
Discover 2.0 Amino Acid Hydrolysis

Microwave Technology to Accelerate Your Hydrolysis

 

Overview


The Discover® 2.0 uses microwave technology to hydrolyze proteins and peptides, resulting in improved control of hydrolysis conditions with better accuracy, reproducibility, speed and robustness. Featuring intuitive software with a 10” touchscreen interface, it is possible to program a method in seconds and achieve reproducible results in as little as 15 minutes.

Features

  • Fastest Technique Available
  • Small Footprint
  • Run Acid and Base Hydrolysis on One System
  • Automate up to 48 Samples

Microwave Technology

Microwave Technology

Accurate and fast hydrolysis.

The efficient microwave cavity with true internal temperature reading, and in-situ stirring ensures a rapid and accurate hydrolysis. Rapid hydrolysis times combined with rapid cooling allows for safe handling of vessels in minutes.

Automation Options

Automation Options

Automate up to 48 samples.

Auto samplers for the Discover 2.0 are available in 12 and 48 position modules, providing fully automated hydrolysis capabilities ideal for high-throughput labs.

Sample Types

Sample Types

One method for many sample types.

The Discover 2.0 can be used for simple and fast hydrolysis of a variety of samples, including but not limited to:
  • Dry & Wet Pet Food
  • Feeds
  • Meat
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Processed Foods
  • Dairy

Flexible

Flexible

Hydrolyze all amino acids with one instrument.

Perform either an acid hydrolysis or base hydrolysis with the same system. With programmed methods amino acid hydrolysis is made simple. Liners can be used to protect the vessels.

Compact

Compact

Its small size is a big advantage.

The Discover 2.0 is only 14” wide. That’s about the width of an analytical balance. Take up minimum bench top space and add efficiency.

The Process

The Process

Press “play” to begin the automated process.

1. Load Autosampler
Prepared 10 or 35 mL vessels containing samples, reagents, and stir bars can be loaded onto the 12- or 48-position autosampler, allowing for automated reaction handling and throughput

2. Select a Method
Select the desired method, program the number of samples, and press “Play”.

3. Microwave Energy is Applied
The reaction vessel is pressurized and microwave heating is applied directly to the vessel contents. This results in direct molecular activation and fast and efficient heating. Electromagnetic stirring allows for equal heat distribution and increased reaction homogeneity.

4. iWave Precise Temperature Control
iWave technology allows for accurate temperature monitoring of the vessel contents regardless of sample type or solvent volume.

5. Compressed Air Cooling
Upon method completion, compressed air cooling is applied, enabling rapid cooling for safe handling and preparation for analysis.