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Life Science Tools

Life Science Tools includes separation science, pharmaceuticals, and antimicrobials. High purity silanes functionalize silica, glass, and other substrates for separations and diagnostics and can also be used for organic synthesis for pharmaceutical research. Our BIOSAFE® product line contains raw materials to add to antimicrobial formulations as well as finished products for surface protection against microbial colonization.

Antimicrobial and Clean Surface Technologies

BIOSAFE® is a silicon-based antimicrobial that imparts bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic properties to coatings and resins for manufactured goods. It is available as a powder, solvent, or aqueous solution. With proper integration, BIOSAFE® products have high antimicrobial performance in ISO and ASTM testing. The active ingredient in the BIOSAFE® Antimicrobial…

Membranes

Membranes are barriers that enable ions, molecules, or particles to pass through in a selective manner. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is used as a barrier for liquids and as a permeable path for gaseous elements and compounds. One of the characteristics of silicon chemistry is that the presence of the silicon atom…

Microarray Technology / High Throughput Screening

Microarray technology is a method of screening 30,000+ DNA segments (genes) for intrinsic variance (genetic abnormality), transcriptional variance (response to stimulus) or, indirectly, the translational variance which is manifested in protein expression. Gelest uses silanes to assist in creating novel and selective surface functionality, where specific locations on a substrate…

Microfluidics

Microfluidics is the study of fluids and their behavior on the microscale. Since their introduction in the 1980s, microfluidic devices have been incorporated into a wide variety of applications including chemical analyses, DNA chips, and ink-jet printheads. A result of the small size of microfluidic devices is a reduction of…

Separation Science

Gelest offers a range of materials that provide the chemical variation for the wide variety of chromatography and related applications where specific surface modification is required. These range from the long-chain aliphatic-substituted silanes for reversed phase chromatography, to organofunctional organosilanes including amino, mercapto, epoxy and other functionalities that are covalently…

Silicon-Based Blocking Agents

The use of organosilanes to replace and thus protect groups with active hydrogens (primarily alcohols, amines, thiols, and carboxylic acids) has been employed in synthetic strategies for many years. Key advantages behind the use of organosilanes for the protection of functional organic groups are the ability of being able to…

Silicon-Based Synthetic Reagents

Gelest produces a large variety of silicon-based synthetic agents, which are used for the selective transformation of functional groups in organic synthesis. Suggested reagents below can be used for the various synthetic reactions and many others. Gelest also provides custom synthesis or custom specifications for products.

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