Protasis Midwest Design Center
Welcome to Magnetic Resonance Microsensors.
Located near the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and the Beckman Institute, we bring the analytical
research community the highest mass sensitivity attainable using
miniaturized NMR detector flowcells and microcoils. Integrated with and
embedded into complementary Waters CapLCTM and
Bruker, Varian and JEOL NMR instruments, MRMís patented, microcoil
(sub-microliter volume) CapNMRTM
detection technique dramatically improves
processing of trace quantity samples.
We treat modern, 'big-iron' research
instruments as a process. Our customers can count on us to bring the
latest in MEMS technology and know-how to their complex system.
The result is integrated process analytics.
By integrating intelligent sample management (e.g., peak parking)
and our state-of-the-art NMR detectors into their hyphenated method, we
not only help them automate and streamline their CapLC-NMR or HT-NMR process, we liberate them
from the inefficiencies of the traditional chemical laboratory.
Microsensors (MRM), an operating unit
of Protasis Corporation, is the leading maker of capillary-based,
microliter-volume probes for NMR spectroscopy.
These new-to-market devices rely on microcoil technology and offer fast,
sensitive performance and downscaled sample handling capability.
Founded in 1994 by an
interdisciplinary group of chemists, NMR spectroscopists and engineers from the
Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, MRM was formed expressly to develop and bring to market microcoil (sub-microliter
volume) NMR detection technology.
Since its start-up, MRM
has focused its groundbreaking research on developing a family of specialized
microcoil-based probes designed specifically for compatibility with the Waters
CapLC. As a result, MRM
probes now offer a 10-fold sensitivity gain when compared to
conventional NMR probes and present exciting new opportunities for NMR
application to capillary-based analytical systems.
NMR analysis is
rapidly growing as an information-rich technique for determining structural
information for synthetic and natural product chemistry research.
Yet, a recurring problem that restricts the versatility of this technology is the difficulties associated with effective, automated management of the sample. To the satisfaction of a growing list of customers, MRM has solved this problem by purifying and concentrating sample peaks using Waters CapLC and then parking them in sensitive, flexible and convenient MRM CapNMR Probes.
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