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 select
The vario ISOTOPE select is a workhorse EA dedicated to stable isotope analysis, combining reliable results with outstanding robustness. It utilizes Elementar's proprietary Advanced Purge and Trap technology with a single Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD) column. Thus, full baseline resolution during simultaneous CNS isotope ratio analysis is always guaranteed.
Outstanding precision and accuracy is guaranteed through quantitative combustion via a controlled oxygen jet-injection directly into the active zone. This leads to matrix-independent results even for samples which are difficult to combust.
The vario ISOTOPE select offers the fastest CNS isotope ratio determination with analyses spanning less than 9 minutes. During operation all sample positions are accessible and reloadable at any position and time. The instrument is designed for safe unattended overnight measurements.
Investigate Microbial Ecology
All creatures, great and small exist in complex ecosystems, but not all ecosystems are easily observable. The highly complex and important interactions which happen within a soil environment have a great impact on soil quality and productivity. By adding a compound specific isotope approach to your EcovisION allows, these dynamic relationships amongst the soil mesofauna can be elucidated by analysing an array of organic compound classes. The GC5 system offers exceptional levels of detection with simple ease-of-use ensuring that even the smallest creatures can be investigated with EcovisION.
Develop Isoscape Databases
As migrating creatures travel through a landscape, they incorporate the δ18O and δ2H signatures of the local precipitation into their physiological being. This means that understanding the variation of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in local precipitation can be used as a way to elucidate the migration patterns of hard to observe animals such as birds and insects. Adding the vario LIQUID sampler to EcovisION makes fully automatic analysis of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes quick and simple.
Understand Paleoecology with Pyrolisis
Understanding ancient ecosystems is possible through the analysis of the δ18O signature of fossilized bone apatite and enamel. After extraction of the apatite from the remains, it must be prepared as silver phosphate prior to stable isotope analysis. Using the vario PYRO cube elemental analyser has exceptional pyrolisis performance and gas separation thanks to the unique back-flush technology used to perform complete separation of analytical CO from contaminant N2.
Get combined elemental analysis and isotope ratios
With the EcovisION it is possible to achieve elemental composition data and isotopic ratio analysis from a single sample, giving you more data from your samples. High performance elemental composition analysis can only be achieved however when samples are accurately weighed prior to analysis. We can supply a 6 figure analytical microbalance with the instrument for the highest performance.
EcovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope analysis in
ecological sciences and comprises of these modules: