AKTA start Service & Repair

AKTA start is a preparative chromatography system for laboratory scale protein purification. AKTA start is designed as a stand-alone system, with intuitive design, simple flow path, and user-friendly interface. making it easy to purify a wide variety of proteins using built-in quick start methods, pre-defined templates, or by creating your own methods.

Regular maintenance of your AKTA Start is essential for safe and trouble-free operation, and routine cleaning should be standard practice in your lab. But what about more the complex, time-consuming procedures required for a full preventative maintenance (PM)?  iLab Solutions’ fully trained AKTA service engineers will visit you on-site to ensure your AKTA Start is serviced according to the GE recommended routine: 

  • Clean the system flow path – running the system cleaning, pump wash A/B and washout fractionation tubing methods. 
  • Clean and calibrate UV and conductivity flow cells. 
  • Perform zero offset calibration for the pressure sensor, calibrate the pump and calibrate the UV LED. 
  • Replace the inlet filters, tubing and connectors. 

We’re also available for breakdown and repair call-out, avoiding the inconvenience of packing up your system and sending it back to base. The AKTA start’s modular design means that it is relatively easy to remove and replace modules. Have you got the time and resource to go through troubleshooting flow charts, order replacement parts, remove and replace modules and then test to ensure all is now working properly? We think that a scientist’s time is best spent doing research, not servicing instruments! If you don’t fancy carrying out your own full PM or ad hoc repairs, why not contact us now for a no-obligation quote? 

t: +44 (0) 1908 299 268
e: office@ilab-solutions.co.uk