BiovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope-based food analysis, consisting of the following modules:
isoprime visION Stable Isotope Analyzer
Simplicity is what isoprime visION is about. Creating something simple seems, well, simple - but in fact, simplicity can only be achieved once the fundamental requirements of our customers are understood. With this clarity, isoprime visION offers a completely new experience of stable isotope analysis: an experience where the user is free from the routine chores of maintenance, allowing them to focus on the science, not the instrumentation.
isoprime visION offers exceptional bulk and compound-specific isotope analysis through market-leading technology from Elementar and Agilent Technologies. Harnessing this technical ability through the isoprime visION finally opens the power of stable isotopes to practically any laboratory.
centrION monitoring gas handling and inlet interface system
centrION is the powerful core of the isoprime visION system. With complete automation through digital control, centrION is the central interface for isoprime visION’s inlet systems, as well as handling the monitoring and gas injections required for instrument performance-checking.
The great thing about centrION is that you don’t even know it’s there. Completely integrated into the isoprime visION footprint and handled intelligently by IonOS, centrION works seamlessly to perform complicated tasks with incredible simplicity.
With centrION, users are finally released from the daily maintenance of their instrument and can focus purely on their science.
ionOS BiovisION operating licence for acquisition and data processing
ionOS is the revolutionary new software for the isoprime visION stable isotope analyser. It works in concert with the isoprime visION and centrION to provide an unrivalled level of intelligent control.
Designed completely from the ground up with stable isotope analysis as the sole function, IonOS is the most sophisticated yet simple software suite ever created. Its clean user interface belies the level of sophistication within, giving users unrivalled capabilities to generate exceptional data with ease.
IonOS allows isoprime visION to reclaim responsibility for sample analysis from the user by offering incredible functionality both pre and post-acquisition, significantly reducing instrument contact time.
vario ISOTOPE cube elemental analyser for N, C and S isotope analysis:
The vario ISOTOPE cube provides market-leading accuracy and precision in EA-IRMS analysis, combined with outstanding flexibility and superior ease of use. The instrument can determine samples with even the most challenging C/N and C/S elemental ratios of up to 7,000:1 and 5,000:1, respectively. This can be achieved thanks to the advanced purge and trap technology provided exclusively by Elementar.
The large dynamic range of the vario ISOTOPE cube allows measurement of samples in the low microgram and the two-digit milligram range. The possible applications range from testing pure organic material (e.g. charcoal) to sediments with only trace amounts of organic material.
The vario ISOTOPE cube is optimised to significantly simplify daily routine operation. Clearly arranged, easily accessible system components, as well as a furnace that slides out, serve to minimise maintenance efforts, while the tool-free clamp connection system ensures a reliably leak-tight performance at all times.
In addition to these four core components, the BiovisION solution also provides amplifier gain switching for enriched isotope analysis.
Compound-specific isotope analysis:
With compound-specific isotope analysis, it becomes possible to analyse complex organic mixtures for samples such as olive oils, flavour compounds and other ingredients. By investigating at a compound-specific level, researchers can determine comprehensive isotope fingerprints of their samples facilitating the detection of sophisticated fraudulent activity.
As a VAR Partner of Agilent Technologies, Elementar can provide the highest-performing GC system with extremely high sensitivity and precision for your most challenging samples.
Combined elemental analysis and isotope ratios:
With the BiovisION, it is possible to extract elemental composition data and isotopic ratio analysis from a single sample, giving you more data from your samples. However, high-performance elemental composition analysis can only be achieved when samples are accurately weighed prior to analysis, which is why we supply a six-figure analytical microbalance with the instrument for the highest performance.
The fastest multi-elemental isotopic fingerprint:
The vario ISOTOPE cube takes full advantage of the advanced purge and trap technology employed in the Elementar range of elemental analysers. This unique technology provides exceptional capabilities for separating and controlling analytical gases.
From this capability, the vario ISOTOPE cube is able to generate the fastest multi-elemental isotopic fingerprint by analysing C, N, H and S isotopes from a single sample. This delivers the highest possible sample throughput, allowing you to extract more data even quickly.
Liquid sample analysis:
Premium alcoholic drinks such as whiskey and vodka can be directly analysed for their 13C isotope signature using the vario LIQUID sampler (VLS), a fully automated injection system for the vario ISOTOPE cube elemental analyser. The VLS can also be used to analyse 18O and 2H isotopes of rainwater and groundwater, which can then be used to develop an “isoscape” to enable geographic point-of-origin studies.
BiovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope analysis for
Food analysis and comprises of these modules: