ChromQuest from Thermo Fisher Scientific now provides integrated instrument control, digital data acquisition, chromatography data processing and reporting for the Thermo Scientific Accela High Speed LC. The company’s HPLC instrument has been designed to maximise the benefits of Thermo Scientific Hypersil Gold 1.9µm column particle technology and enables LC and LC/MS users to conduct high-speed, high-efficiency chromatographic separations from conventional to ultra high pressures of up to 15,000psi.

ChromQuest CDS 4.2 provides integrated instrument control for each Accela component, including auto-sampler, high-speed pump and PDA detector. ChromQuest’s enhanced security features meet the latest requirements for data traceability while guaranteeing security and ensuring compliance to 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines.

In addition to providing instrument control for Accela, ChromQuest CDS provides full instrument control for all Thermo Scientific brand LC and GC systems allowing laboratories to utilise a single software solution for all of their chromatography needs. It also provides seamless integration of Accela results with enterprise-wide informatics applications, such as the Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS.

ChromQuest CDS with the Accela High Speed LC is designed to meet the analytical needs of LC and LC/MS users in drug development, discovery, QA/QC laboratories, academia and the food and beverage industry using PC workstations with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server operating systems.


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