AromavisION is a complete solution for stable isotope-based flavor and fragrance 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® AromavisION operating license for acquisition and data processing
ionOS is the revolutionary new software for the isoprime visION stable isotope analyzer. It works in concert with the isoprime visION and centrION to provide an unrivaled 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 unrivaled 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.
Agilent 7890B GC with GC5 furnace for δ13C and δ2H isotope analysis
Compound-specific isotope analysis is a fundamental tool for analyzing complex samples for the determination of different flavor components into any type of food matrix. The GC5 offers exceptional sensitivity for low-concentration analytes, while also maintaining the chromatographic integrity of sample peaks during compound conversion; meanwhile, the robust and long-lasting oxidation conditions in the conversion furnace means that flavor and fragrance compounds can be analyzed routinely.
As a VAR partner of Agilent Technologies, the GC5 system takes full advantage of the market-leading Agilent 7890B GC system to create the highest-performance GC-IRMS system for your research.
In addition to these four core components, the AromavisION solution also includes an Agilent 7693 autosampler turret for up to 16 samples.
GC-MS compound identification
When running complex flavor samples, run times can extend up to two to three hours with hundreds of compounds eluting from the GC column. With this complexity, it is very difficult to confidently declare which compounds are being analyzed, since the molecular structure of the compound is destroyed in the high-temperature furnace of the IRMS-interface.
By combining an Agilent 5975C MSD with AromavisION, a single sample injection can be performed to achieve compound identification and isotope analysis at the same time, saving large amounts of time by eliminating the need to perform two injections.
Bulk isotope analysis for raw materials
Bulk isotope values from raw materials can provide a rapid initial indication of the origin of flavor and fragrance ingredients on arrival at the factory. This prescreening, using a vario PYRO cube®, can provide the isotopic composition of all five CHNOS elements in a way that’s fast and easy.
Automated sample preparation
The use of automated sample preparation methods, including SPME (Solid Phase Micro Extraction) and pyrolysis, is possible through the use of dedicated autosampler modules such as those offered by CTC Analytics or Gerstel. We can supply AromavisION with a specialized autosampler that allows for the rapid, fully-automated analysis of large numbers of samples, bringing higher throughput and lower operating costs.
Liquid sample analysis
Premium alcoholic drinks, such as whiskey and vodka, can be directly analyzed for their 13C isotope signature using the vario LIQUID sampler (VLS), a fully automated injection system for the vario PYRO cube system.
AromavisION is a complete solution for stable isotope analysis for Flavour and
Fragrance analysis and comprises of these modules: