BiovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope-based food analysis, consisting of the following modules:
isoprime visION Stable Isotope Analyzer
Simplicity is what isoprime visION is about. Creating something simple seems, well, simple - but in fact, simplicity can only be achieved once the fundamental requirements of our customers are understood. With this clarity, isoprime visION offers a completely new experience of stable isotope analysis: an experience where the user is free from the routine chores of maintenance, allowing them to focus on the science, not the instrumentation.
isoprime visION offers exceptional bulk and compound-specific isotope analysis through market-leading technology from Elementar and Agilent Technologies. Harnessing this technical ability through the isoprime visION finally opens the power of stable isotopes to practically any laboratory.
centrION monitoring gas handling and inlet interface system
centrION is the powerful core of the isoprime visION system. With complete automation through digital control, centrION is the central interface for isoprime visION’s inlet systems, as well as handling the monitoring and gas injections required for instrument performance-checking.
The great thing about centrION is that you don’t even know it’s there. Completely integrated into the isoprime visION footprint and handled intelligently by IonOS, centrION works seamlessly to perform complicated tasks with incredible simplicity.
With centrION, users are finally released from the daily maintenance of their instrument and can focus purely on their science.
ionOS BiovisION operating licence for acquisition and data processing
ionOS is the revolutionary new software for the isoprime visION stable isotope analyser. It works in concert with the isoprime visION and centrION to provide an unrivalled level of intelligent control.
Designed completely from the ground up with stable isotope analysis as the sole function, IonOS is the most sophisticated yet simple software suite ever created. Its clean user interface belies the level of sophistication within, giving users unrivalled capabilities to generate exceptional data with ease.
IonOS allows isoprime visION to reclaim responsibility for sample analysis from the user by offering incredible functionality both pre and post-acquisition, significantly reducing instrument contact time.
vario PYRO cube EA for N, C, S, O & H isotope analysis
High-performance O and H isotope ratio analysis does not have to be complicated. The vario PYRO cube perfectly adapts to your analytical demands for high-temperature EA-IRMS analysis, offering a blank-free pyrolysis reactor and Elementar’s patented backflush technology, meaning researchers no longer have to worry about the distortion of analytical results through interfering gases.
The instrument can be operated in OH or in CNS mode, meaning it represents an all-in-one instrument solution for C, N, S, O and H isotope analysis. In addition, Elementar’s advanced purge and trap separation technology of the analysis gases results in a large dynamic measurement range - samples from the low microgram up to the two-digit milligram range can all be analysed.
The vario PYRO cube is characterised by a low consumption of consumables, allowing the pyrolysis reactor to be used for several thousand samples. This reduces maintenance efforts and increases the system uptime, and - in combination with a low carrier gas consumption - helping to guarantee low operating costs.
In addition to these four core components, the GeovisION solution also provides a 120-position heated sample carousel.
Organic Geochemistry capabilites
Sometimes, working at the bulk isotope level does not give enough understanding of the intricate mechanisms that control the many subtle processes that occur in the biosphere. In these cases, utilising compound-specific isotope analysis can be enlightening.
Analysing sedimentary biomarkers, fatty acids and amino acids with the Agilent 7890B and GC5 system coupled to GeovisION provides much greater possibilities to expand the scope of Earth science research into new and exciting areas.
Combined elemental analysis and isotope ratios
With GeovisION, it is possible to derive elemental composition data and isotopic ratio analysis from a single sample. Because high-performance elemental composition analysis can only be achieved when samples are accurately weighed prior to analysis, a six-figure analytical microbalance can be supplied with GeovisION for the highest performance
Enriched isotope analysis
Stable isotopes can be used as a safe and powerful way to investigate complex biogeochemical processes. By spiking an experimental system with an artificially high amount of minor isotopes, the hidden mechanisms driving these processes can be elucidated.
GeovisION can be used to analyse these large enrichments simply thanks to its powerful 100V amplifier, which represents the largest amplifier for stable isotopes on the market.
GeovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope analysis in the
Earth Sciences and comprises of these modules: