Symbiosis Technology Components manufactured by Spark Holland BVPRAGUE — DataApex has announced the release of a control driver for Symbiosis Technology Components manufactured by Spark Holland BV. Symbiosis sample preparation components include

  • SPARK HPDTM (High Pressure Dispenser)
  • SPARK ACETM (Automatic Cartridge Exchanger)
  • SPARK UHPLC SPH1240TM (HPG pumpset)
  • SPARK Mistral (column oven)
  • SPARK Alias (autosampler) instruments.

The Symbiosis is SPARK's unique solution for fast integrated online SPE‐LC‐MS automation (XLC‐MS).

Symbiosis Technology components can be completely controlled from the Clarity environment — all method parameters can be sent to the system directly from the computer, the sequence table can be planned and edited in the Clarity software and the order of the individual cartridges is directed by Clarity.

Symbiosis Technology components further extended a portfolio of Clarity control drivers. Almost the entire portfolio of SPARK’s instrumentation can be controlled from Clarity Chromatography SW. Clarity can now control more than 470 instruments in total.

“Extension of Clarity drivers expands our business opportunities. Clarity is the software with the widest portfolio of control modules. Customers want to have an option to control different instruments from one environment,” commented Jan Hruby, DataApex general manager.

“We are always happy to support the activities of DataApex. They are an independent company allowing a large group of instruments to be connected with each other. With the work on the control of the Symbiosis Technology Components, we see this innovative Sample Prep platform being combined with the many measurement instruments within (and outside) the control of Clarity,” commented Rob van der Knaap, SPARK’s president.

About DataApex

DataApex is solely focused on chromatography software development. A strong emphasis is placed on technological innovation, visionary adoption of new laboratory standards, best practices and extensive customer support. DataApex products are sold in over 90 countries around the world. Ten chromatography instrument manufacturers privately resell labeled versions of DataApex’s software.

About Spark Holland BV

Spark Holland has over 30 years’ experience in HPLC and UHPLC instrument innovation, specializing in the field of autosampling and online solid phase extraction and, more recently, online dried blood spot analysis. Spark Holland is an OEM supplier of front‐end UHPLC and online solid phase extraction instruments, working according to ISO 13485 and, when required, delivering CE‐IVD compliant modules.