Delaware Patent of the Month – May 2024

Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. is advancing the chromatography field with their innovative new system, designed to simplify and expedite the process of cartridge interchange. The breakthrough lies in their uniquely engineered cartridge adapter system, which allows for rapid switching between chromatography cartridges of varying thread sizes and configurations. This versatile adapter integrates seamlessly with both the chromatography cartridges and the system, ensuring a secure and efficient connection.

Supercritical Fluid Technologies has been aiding the nutraceutical industry for years, operating as a full-service company. Every product developed is meticulously crafted and field-tested.

The heart of this innovation is the dual interchangeable coupling components, each tailored to accommodate cartridges with different thread diameters. This design allows users to effortlessly switch between cartridges by merely detaching one coupling component and attaching another, significantly reducing downtime and increasing lab efficiency. The adapter’s coupling retainer, featuring a keyway aperture and retainer slot, ensures that each interchangeable coupling component is securely locked in place with a simple sliding action, providing both stability and ease of use.

What makes this system truly stand out is its user-centric approach. The ability to change cartridges without detaching multiple connections streamlines the workflow, minimizing the potential for error and contamination. Furthermore, the system’s compatibility with a variety of gases, including supercritical fluids like carbon dioxide, broadens its application range, making it a versatile tool in analytical and preparative chromatography.

Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ novel chromatography system not only addresses the common challenges of cartridge replacement but also enhances the overall user experience. By prioritizing quick interchangeability and secure coupling, this innovation sets a new standard in the chromatography industry, promising to save valuable time and resources in research and industrial applications.

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