Microsonic Systems’ Second-Generation HENDRIX Product Targets Primary Compound Solubilization

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The company announced its second generation HENDRIX ultrasonic fluid processor - the HENDRIX SM224 - for primary compound solubilization. The system solubilizes compounds in large volume vials in minutes, a vast improvement over the conventional overnight process. Microsonics is taking pre-orders for the HENDRIX SM224 now.

HENDRIX SM224 Solubilizes Compounds in Large Vials in Minutes

Microsonic Systems Inc. (“Microsonics”) announced this week its second generation HENDRIX ultrasonic fluid processor – the HENDRIX SM224 – a powerful new ultrasonic fluid processor with 24 dynamic transducer elements for primary compound solubilization. Customers can now use Microsonics’ unique Bulk Lateral Ultrasonic™ (“BLU”™) energy to solubilize compounds in both 4ml and 6ml vials in a matter of minutes, a vast improvement over the conventional overnight sonic bath process.

“The HENDRIX SM224 is a direct response to numerous requests from our compound management customers who have been using our HENDRIX SM100 product to bring compounds previously thought “lost” back into solution, a process we call Secondary Recovery,” said Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Jamieson. “With this new product, customers can ensure that, in minutes, they are giving each compound being tested the best chance of demonstrating its effectiveness. This is a very exciting and powerful enabling tool for more effective primary solubilization and more productive automated compound management.”

The HENDRIX SM224 ultrasonic fluid processor solubilizes dry compounds in solvent. The system is based on Microsonics’ Microprocessor for Life Sciences™ (“Microprocessor”) and has 24 transducer elements, each of which can direct BLU energy into a vial of sample, to generate rapid fluid motion and to solubilize compounds.

Microsonics is taking pre-orders for the HENDRIX SM224 system now. Formal release of the product is currently scheduled for summer 2011.

About the Microprocessor for Life Sciences
Microsonics’ patented Microprocessor works by using a Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based transducer, which when excited with RF power generates BLU energy waves. These BLU waves pass into the sample as broad beams of acoustic energy. The energy creates regions of strong lateral thrust that in turn creates strong mixing in the form of a rapid vortex. Unlike other ultrasonic methods, the Microprocessor does not cause cavitation. At high power, it can be used for solubilization and thawing applications, and at low power, the same device can be used for assay mixing or bead suspension.

About Microsonic Systems Inc.
Microsonics develops ultrasonic micro-fluidics instruments based on a novel, patented technology that significantly improves the accuracy and efficiency of micro-plate based research applications. Microsonics’ Bulk Lateral Ultrasonic™ (BLU) technology uses a MEMS based transducer to create bulk acoustic waves which prepare samples and process fluids rapidly and homogenously. Founded in 2004, Microsonics shipped its first production unit in 2009 from its facility in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit http://www.microsonics.com.

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