Hydrolysis System
Discover Prep

Rapid and accurate hydrolysis.



The Discover Prep™ 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, Discover Prep will program a method in seconds and achieve reproducible results in as little as 15 minutes.


  • Rapid Results
  • Run a Variety of Sample Types in a Single System
  • Small Footprint
  • Automate up to 48 Samples

Microwave Technology

Microwave Technology

The advantage of our microwave technology.

The efficient microwave cavity with true internal temperature reading and in-situ stirring ensures an accurate hydrolysis. Combine these fast hydrolysis times with the integrated rapid cooling to ensure safe handling of a fully hydrolyzed sample in mere minutes.

Automation Options

Automation Options

Automate up to 48 samples.

Autosamplers for the Discover Prep are available in 12 and 48 position modules, providing fully automated hydrolysis capabilities that are ideal for high-throughput labs.



Meets a variety of industry needs.

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



Its small size is a big advantage.

The Discover Prep including autosampler is only 14” wide. That’s about the width of an analytical balance. Take up minimum bench top space and add efficiency to your lab.

The Process

The Process

Safe and simple hydrolysis.

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

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

Microwave Energy is Applied
The reaction chamber is pressurized and microwave heating is applied to the vial contents. This results in direct molecular activation and fast and efficient heating. Electromagnetic stirring ensures equal heat distribution and reaction homogeneity.

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

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

Sample Types

Hydrolysis Support

You get more than an instrument.

When you own a CEM instrument, you have access to a support team of chemists and engineers that are ready to answer any questions, work through ideas, and provide any support you may need. We are here to make sure you succeed.