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News Release
February 07, 2012
Contact: Axelle de Foucault Mercier
Phone: +33 (0)1 30 12 71 46
Email: axelle.defoucaultmercier@emdmillipore.com

EMD Millipore Introduces Elix® Essential 3, 5, 10, 15 Water Purification Systems
  • New systems complement company’s existing Elix® range
  • Elix® electrodeionization technology ensures consistently pure water quality
  • User-friendly systems are easy to use and economical

February 7, 2012, Billerica, MA — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the addition of its Elix® Essential systems to the company’s existing range of Elix® water purification equipment. The new systems integrate patented Elix® electrodeionization (EDI) technology along with several other complementary water purification techniques (e.g., pretreatment, reverse osmosis, and UV lamp treatment*) in order to produce Type 2 pure water with consistently pure and reliable water quality.

The new Elix® Essential system range includes models with flow rates of 3, 5, 10 or 15 liters of pure water per hour, and daily production possibilities of up to 300 liters. The high-quality pure water produced by the systems has resistivity values exceeding 5 MΩ•cm at 25°C (typically 10-15 MΩ•cm at 25°C) and less than 30 ppb of TOC (Total Oxidizable Carbon). Product water is recommended for a variety of uses: as feed to laboratory equipment (e.g., Milli-Q® Type 1 ultrapure water systems, weathering test chambers, autoclaves, glassware washers and dissolution testing units); preparation of microbiological media, buffer and pH solutions; histology; chemical reactions run in water; and manual glassware rinsing.

* in Elix® Essential UV systems

Users of Elix® Essential systems have full control over pure water quality, thanks to the systems’ high-precision monitoring equipment that measures key water quality parameters. In addition, RFID technology provides traceability for the Progard® pretreatment cartridges.

“These new systems are ideal for customers who need an easy-to-use, economical solution that can provide a constant and reliable source of Type 2 pure water in the volumes they need,” says Stéphanie Bourin, Lab Water Product Manager. “Users can count on low and predictable running costs thanks to integrated Elix® EDI technology, which requires no costly resin regeneration or replacement. Plus, the systems’ overall reduced water and electricity use also enables additional savings,” she adds.

“Intuitive controls make these new systems easy to use,” she continues. “Operation is simple: the display shows just the information required, and the backlit LCD screen changes color to show the importance of system messages. Maintenance is easy with a new ergonomic purification pack locking system and other automatic functions providing self-maintenance.”

Elix® Essential systems have a small footprint and can be installed on or under the bench, as well as on a wall, letting users optimize laboratory space. A full range of high-quality polyethylene reservoirs (30-100 liters) is available to match users’ required water volumes.

Additional information on Elix® Essential systems

About EMD Millipore

EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers' success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, EMD Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 67 countries and 2010 revenues of $2.2 billion.

Millipore, Elix, Milli-Q and Progard are registered trademarks of, and EMD Millipore and the M mark are trademarks of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.