UF-Amino Station

LC/MS Ultra Fast Amino Acid Analysis System

New UF-Amino Station Offers Simultaneous Multicomponent Analysis for Enhanced Throughput

Analyze 38 amino acid components in just nine minutes!

Two major problems exist with traditional amino acid analysis techniques. The first technique (ion-exchange chromatography with postcolumn derivatization) allows many components to be analyzed at once but the method run times are long. The second technique (reverse-phase HPLC with pre-column derivatization) enables faster analysis but the number of analyzed components is limited. As a result, chemists are forced to make a decision to either analyze a large number of components or have a fast method.

UF-Amino Station overcomes these limitations. Jointly developed by Shimadzu and Ajinomoto Co., Inc., it features a special-purpose, fast analysis column and a LCMS-2020 mass spectrometer, which supports ultra-fast analysis speeds, to achieve the simultaneous analysis of 38 amino acid and amino acid-related components* in just nine minutes. Additionally, it automates the derivatization reaction to eliminate the need for cumbersome pretreatment procedures by manual operation.
UF-Amino Station is an excellent tool for the analysis of food products, such as meat and fermented foods containing many impurity components, and for the biochemical analysis of culture fluid.

* Permits the analysis of 38 amino acid-related components, such as anserine, citrulline, taurine, and GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid), in addition to the 20 major amino acid components.

Opening Up a New World of Amino Acid Analysis

Fast Simultaneous Analysis of 38 Amino Acid Components in Nine Minutes

The combination of a special-purpose, fast-analysis column and LC/MS allows for shorter analysis times than conventional techniques.

LC/MS Offers Superb Detection Selectivity

Using an LC/MS instrument provides accurate analytical results even with difficult samples containing many impurities.

AmiNaviTM Software Simplifies Operation

Analyze a sample quickly and efficiently with AmiNavi dedicated software, which provides complete support for the full range of analysis operations.

Automated Derivatization Improves Efficiency and Reliability

A fully automated derivatization can occur by using an autosampler to automatically pretreat the sample, eliminating concerns about human error during the derivatization process.


The high selectivity of UF-Amino Station permits the analysis of amino acids in meat extract, which is difficult by PTC precolumn derivatization and UV detection due to the effects of impurity components.


Amino Acid Analysis in Commercial Serum-Free Medium (supplied by Ajinomoto Co. Inc.)



Analysis of Amino Acids in Commercial Tea Drink



Analysis of Amino Acids in Commercial Beer



Analysis of Amino Acids in Rat Blood Plasma


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