3rd July 2023

Hikal relies on PEAK Scientific for reliable and long-lasting nitrogen gas generation in LC-MS analysis

Hikal offers solutions across the life sciences value chain. They provide active ingredients, intermediates and research & development services to global pharmaceuticals, animal health, biotech, crop protection and specialty chemicals companies.

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Established in 1988, Hikal is used in Pharmaceuticals for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), custom manufacturing, intermediates and advanced intermediates; Crop Protection for active ingredients, advanced intermediates, intermediates; and Research & Technology in process development, new product development, contract and custom development.

We spoke with Amit Ranawade, the Senior Team Leader at Hikal, to hear about their experience with PEAK Scientific and why they chose an in-house nitrogen gas generator.

Typically what is the focus of your LC-MS analysis - what sort of applications?

There are a number of areas we focus on - research and development, part of structure elucidation, and GTI related analysis.

What PEAK Scientific generators do you have in your laboratory and what LC-MS instruments do they supply?

We have the NM32LA nitrogen gas generator which is connected to our Shimadzu LCMS-8030 instrument.

What prompted you to choose a PEAK generator for LC-MS and how long have you used it?

The team at Shimadzu suggested we buy a PEAK gas generator to support our LCMS. We have been using the same nitrogen generator since April 2012.

How would you describe your purchasing experience with PEAK in terms of speed of response, ease of ordering, catering for your needs and timing of delivery?

We had a good experience purchasing the NM32LA as this was packaged with the purchase of our Shimadzu LC-MS.

Would you recommend PEAK Scientific generators to other laboratories - and if so, what would be your main reason for the recommendation?

Definitely. We had a nice service experience and we have a robust gas generator in the lab.

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Genius XE: A cost-effective and reliable nitrogen generator for labs

While the NM32LA is no longer manufactured, the nitrogen generator is a perfect example of the reliability and longevity of PEAK’s instruments. The team at Hikal have been using the NM32LA nitrogen gas generator to support their LC-MS for more than 11 years and are still getting the quality analysis that they require from the instruments.

PEAK Scientific Genius XE n2 gas generatorPEAK Scientific's Genius XE nitrogen gas generator

This reliability has only been improved upon with the newest nitrogen generators PEAK has introduced to the market in recent years. The Genius XE has replaced the NM32LA in PEAK’s product range and can provide a cost-effective, convenient, and reliable solution for generating high-purity nitrogen gas.

"The team at Shimadzu suggested we buy a PEAK gas generator to support our LCMS. We have been using the same nitrogen generator since April 2012." 

While the team at Hikal have enjoyed the robustness of the generator and its reliability there are a number of other benefits to using the Genius XE as your lab gas solution for LC-MS.

Cost-effective: Eliminate the need for purchasing and storing expensive nitrogen gas cylinders. It provides a reliable and continuous supply of nitrogen gas on-demand, significantly reducing operational costs associated with cylinder deliveries, rental, and gas wastage.

Convenience and Independence: Laboratories can generate their own nitrogen gas on-site, eliminating reliance on external suppliers. This provides greater flexibility, convenience, and independence in laboratory operations, allowing for uninterrupted workflows.

Space-saving: The compact design helps labs optimize their workspace. It eliminates the need for bulky gas cylinders and frees up valuable bench or floor space, contributing to a more efficient and organized laboratory environment.

Improved Safety: Eliminate the handling, storage, and transportation of high-pressure gas cylinders, to enhance laboratory safety. The Genius XE eliminates the risks associated with potential gas leaks, cylinder changeovers, and handling heavy cylinders, ensuring a safer working environment for laboratory personnel.

Enhanced Productivity: Genius XE provides a constant and reliable source of high-purity nitrogen gas required for LC-MS instruments. This enables laboratories to maximize instrument uptime, reduce downtime due to gas supply issues, and maintain consistent analytical performance, ultimately improving overall productivity.

Environmentally Friendly: Promote sustainability by reducing your carbon footprint. The Genius XE eliminates the need for regular cylinder replacements, reducing waste generation and transportation emissions associated with cylinder delivery and collection.

Longevity and Reliability: PEAK Scientific is known for producing high-quality laboratory gas generators that are robust, durable, and dependable. We offer long-term reliability and consistently deliver high-purity nitrogen gas for analytical applications.

"We had a good experience purchasing the NM32LA as this was packaged with the purchase of our Shimadzu LC-MS." 

Hikal's long-standing reliance on PEAK Scientific for nitrogen gas generation in their LC-MS analysis has proven to be both reliable and robust. While the NM32LA generator has served their lab well for over 11 years, labs today are able to benefit from the cost-effective, dependable, upgraded nitrogen generator - the Genius XE. The Genius XE ensures your lab has consistent analytical grade nitrogen, provides operational convenience, environmental sustainability, and a safer working environment for you and your team.

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