Arc HPLC System

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Accurate analysis for all

Ever-evolving regulations are impacting LC method approaches for product quality control and beyond. Count on the Arc HPLC System for high-efficiency separations and quality data to help meet your regulatory requirements with confidence. With the Arc HPLC, you can easily replicate and improve the performance of existing LC methods without compromising data quality, eliminating the burdens of older, less efficient LC systems for routine use.

Rugged and dependable, Arc HPLC delivers the ideal balance of performance and value for right-the-first-time analysis and trusted test results:

  • Enhance performance without redeveloping your method
  • Run methods with greater robustness over traditional HPLCs
  • Easily replicate, adjust, and enhance existing HPLC methods with low analyte carryover, high injection precision, and high back pressure tolerance
  • Seamlessly receive transferred methods from other HPLC platforms, preserving analyte retention time and reproducibility of your analysis
  • Support compliance with Empower Chromatography Data System (CDS), the gold standard, compliant-ready software that facilitates data review, eliminates burdensome compliance documentation, and improves the overall quality of laboratory data

The precision to handle your most stringent assay requirements

With the Arc HPLC System, the USP assay for losartan potassium met all of the system suitability requirements, including injection precision <0.5%. Comparison of the Arc HPLC System to competitive HPLC systems demonstrates leading performance in USP efficiency, USP tailing, and injection precision.
Analysis of a standard solution using the USP-NF assay for losartan potassium on the Arc HPLC System with an XSelect HSS T3 5 μm, 4.6 x 250 mm Column, demonstrating the performance of the Arc HPLC System compared to system suitability requirements.

Comparison of the performance of the Arc HPLC System and several competitive HPLC systems relative to the system suitability requirements for the USP-NF assay for losartan potassium. All data used in this comparison was generated concurrently in the same laboratory to ensure evaluation integrity.

Seamless transfer without changing your methods

With the Arc HPLC System, easily transfer existing methods independent of the instrument, laboratory, or resources that were used to develop the original method. Achieve equivalent test results without compromising method integrity or changing validated gradient tables.

The Arc HPLC System was used to transfer an HPLC method for impurities analysis from an Alliance System, successfully replicating the quality of chromatographic separation. The relative retention times are comparable, eliminating the need to make manual dwell volume adjustments for effective method transfer.

Comparison of chromatographic data for the analysis of an API and its impurities, demonstrating effective method transfer from an Alliance System to an Arc HPLC System. Analyses were performed using a CSH C18 Column (5 μm, 4.6 x 150 mm). Mobile phase: 0.1% formic acid in water (A) and in methanol (B), at 2.9 mL/min; 10-μL injection volume and passive pre-heater installed in both systems.

The performance you expect, the flexibility you want

Although the Arc HPLC System uses quaternary gradient formation, it performs as well as many binary HPLC systems. In a side-by-side comparison for a challenging separation at high flow rates, the system delivered similar retention time stability and superior peak area repeatability compared to a competitive binary HPLC system.

Comparison of chromatographic data demonstrating repeatability of six replicate injections of a fast separation on an Arc HPLC System versus a competitive binary HPLC system. Analyses were performed using an XBridge C18 Column (3.5 μm, 4.6 x 50 mm). Mobile phase: water (A) and acetonitrile (B), from 10–80% B in 1.5 min, at 3.5 mL/min; 20-μL injection volume. Dwell volume adjustments were made using Gradient SmartStart.

Comparison of peak area repeatability for each of the seven chromatographic peaks in the analysis shown in above figure.

Improve your productivity and efficiency

When methods are scaled to smaller particles (e.g., from 5 μm to 3.5 μm), the resulting backpressure typically increases and the resolution improves. The high pressure limit of the Arc HPLC System allows the use of high flow rates with smaller particle columns to gain efficiency, reducing the analytical run time and mobile phase consumption. As shown below, the resolution of a critical pair of analytes (peaks 5 and 6) improved as a result of method scaling on the Arc HPLC System.

Comparison of chromatographic data for the analysis of an API and its impurities demonstrating successful scaling of the original method from a CSH C18 Column (5 μm, 4.6 x 150 mm) at 2.9 mL/min with a 10-μL injection to a CSH C18 Column (3.5 μm, 4.6 x 100 mm) at 2.3 mL/min with a 6.7-μL injection. Analysis condition: mobile phase, 0.1% formic acid in water (A) and in methanol (B).

Features and Benefits

High Performance Analytical Detectors
A wide range of high performance detection capabilities, optimized to support the diversity of applications. Includes photodiode array, UV/Vis, fluorescence, refractive index, evaporative light scattering, conductivity, and mass detection.

Gradient SmartStart
Adjust the injection relative to the gradient start to emulate other HPLC systems’ dwell volumes, without the need to alter the gradient table. Successfully transfer most methods in just two injections.

Quaternary Solvent Management
Precise and accurate blending of up to four solvents with automated solvent compressibility compensation. Increase solvent flexibility with an optional, integrated solvent select valve, providing access to six additional solvents.

Auto•Blend PlusTM technology
Program gradients directly in terms of pH and ionic strength to minimize manual mobile phase preparation and reduce potential for human error in routine analysis.

Column Technology
Heating and cooling that supports columns up to 300 mm in a stable temperature environment for method repeatability from lab-to-lab. Optional and integrated column switching for up to three columns provides unattended column changeover. Simplify method screening and easily switch back and forth to support multiple methods on one system.

Negligible Carryover
Advanced flow-through needle design minimizes carryover by continuously cleansing the needle during run. User-configurable wash settings provide capability to address even ‘sticky’ compounds to help ensure a clean analysis of the current target sample.   

Designed for Robustness
Integrated solvent degassing, seal wash, and fluidic path designed to reduce clogging associated with high salt content buffers for maximum uptime.

Holistic Offerings 

Benefit from an integrated offering of industry-leading columns, chemistry and software solutions to meet the needs of virtually every HPLC application.

  • Columns: The perfect pairing for high-quality separations
  • Informatics: Get more from your data for more confident decisions

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