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Protein purification system, ÄKTA™ start

Supplier: GE Healthcare

ÄKTA™ start is an automated chromatography system (FPLC) for the rapid and simple purification of proteins on a laboratory scale.

  • Intuitive touchscreen display and real time monitoring
  • Compact solution for quick and reliable one-step protein purification
  • Quick start methods and templates for common purification techniques
  • Sample injection and fraction collection options
The system is easy to use and has an intuitive design, front-facing work area, visible flow path, and a user friendly interface. ÄKTA™ start makes it easy to purify proteins with predefined quick start and editable method templates, real-time run control and visualisation, and single-click operations, together with a compact and portable size suitable for cold-room operations. The instrument can be controlled either in standalone mode using the instrument touch screen display or using UNICORN™ start control software on a computer.

ÄKTA™ start supports commonly used chromatography techniques like desalting/buffer exchange, affinity, gel filtration, and ion exchange. Using ÄKTA™ start you can perform typical applications such as purification of affinity tagged proteins, antibodies, untagged or native proteins, and sample clean-up.

Frac30, a round fraction collector, is controlled via the ÄKTA™ start touch screen instrument display or using UNICORN™ start software on a computer. Frac30 allows you to collect up to 30 fractions and supports four tube sizes, ranging from 1,5 ml to 15 ml. Fractions can be collected in volumes ranging from 0,5 ml to 15 ml. The entire fraction collector rack can be transferred as required.

UNICORN™ system control software, especially designed for ÄKTA™ start, includes a process picture map for real-time monitoring and the intuitive method editor and evaluation modules.

Ordering information: Main instrument includes standalone system with accessory box and user documentation. Fraction collector (Frac30) and UNICORN™ start software are optional modules. Please contact your local VWR sales office for further information.

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Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
ÄKTA™ start, main instrument 1 29-0220-94

Optional modules
Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
UNICORN™ start software 1 29-0187-51

Fraction collector
Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Fraction collector, Frac30 1 29-0230-51
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Model ÄKTA™ start
Application Entry level chromatography solution for the preparative preparation of proteins on laboratory scale
Inlet/outlet connections 3 ports per valve (buffer valve and sample valve: 2 in/1 out; wash valve and outlet valve: 1 in/2 out)
Flow cell path length 2 mm optical path length, 2 µl cell volume (default)
Flow rate (ml/min) 0,5 - 5
Operating pressure (sample pump) max. (Mpa) 0,5
Pump Peristaltic pump; single channel, four roller pump head with low pulsation
UV Wavelength 280 nm
Viscosity 0,6 - 5 cP
Power consumption (VA) 95
Voltage 220 - 240 VAC
Protection class IP 21
Weight (kg) 9
W×D×H (mm) 340×280×360


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Description Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Marprene tube (pump) 1 29-0240-12
Peristaltic pump 1 29-0239-92
Solenoid, buffer valve 1 29-0238-95
Solenoid, sample valve 1 29-0238-96
Solenoid, wash valve 1 29-0238-97
Solenoid, outlet valve 1 29-0238-98
Manual injection valve 1 29-0239-58
Manual injection valve kit 1 KIT 29-0239-17
Mixer 1 29-0239-60
UV module 1 29-0240-18
Flow cell 2 mm, UPC-900 1 29-0113-25
Conductivity cell 1 29-0240-21
Inlet tubing kit 1 KIT 29-0240-32
Complete tubing kit 1 KIT 29-0240-34
Cable assembly, USB 1 29-0240-36
Accessory box 1 29-0240-37
T-slot holder 1 29-0240-38
Buffer tray 1 29-0240-39
Frac30 cable assembly 1 29-0240-65
Packaging kit for ÄKTA start 1 KIT 29-0320-87
Packaging kit for Frac 30 1 KIT 29-0337-03
Frac30 bowl assembly 1 29-0240-45
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