Tools for Proteomics Research

Defined as the study of an organism's complete complement of proteins – how they are structured and how they function – proteomics research will have great impact in all areas of the life sciences in coming years. In particular, research is generating hope for new treatments or even cures for diseases that afflict thousands.

VICI products have been utilized by proteomics researchers virtually since the field originated. The products below represent our current best response to the need for valves, tubing, and fittings capable of handling smaller and smaller sample volumes at higher and higher pressures, which can radically reduce the time required for the incredibly complex separations involved.

Nanobore UHPLC injectors

UHPLC injector

Cheminert Nanovolume™ injectors and switching valves can be specified for operation at up to 20,000 psi liq, with a bore of either 100 or 150 microns. Models are available for use with 1/32" tubing, or with our newest fittings which make up on 360 micron tubing with no liners or adapters required. 4, 6, 8, or 10 ports. Also available as a stream selector.

360 micron fittings

360 micron fittings

Our new high pressure fitting design permits direct connection of 360 micron OD fused silica, PEEK, stainless, or electroformed nickel tubing without the use of liners. Nuts, ferrules, unions, tees, and crosses are available.

360 micron tubing

We manufacture 360 micron OD tubing in PEEK and electroformed nickel. For PEEK, the smallest ID is .002"; for EfNI, smallest ID is .001".