Cecil Instruments' Adept and Q-Adept ranges of flexible modular HPLC and IonQuest Ion Chromatography, may be configured to suit individual requirements.  There is a wide range of detectors, including the revolutionary UV/Visible WaveQuest.



The elegantly effective AutoQuest autosamplers are specially designed for use with the Cecil Adept HPLC, Q-Adept HPLC and IonQuest Ion Chromatography Systems.  They may also be used with third party LC systems.


The Cecil compact column heaters and heater/chillers are also compatible with third party LC systems, with sufficient space for up to three 25 cm columns and a chemical suppressor valve.


Comprehensive, versatile, intuitive and easy to use PowerStream software provides for 21 CFR part 11 compliance.



The Merit range of modular HPLC, presents easy to use and highly affordable HPLC.  


The Merit HPLC systems are simplified to PC control only, via the remarkably easy to use Merit software.

Smooth, Versatile and Effortless IonQuest Ion Chromatography


Whatever your Ion Chromatography requirements, IonQuest systems will provide great value plus more.

One single system will accommodate your requirements for now and the future.  There are no limits on the choice of eluents, columns, pumps, sample pre-treatment, samples, column conditions and detectors.


Exceptionally Ultra-Low Drift

The use of high stability temperature control of the detector cell contributes towards the extremely low drift.


Flat, Stable Baselines coupled with High Sensitivities

The use of the newly upgraded CE 4710 Conductivity Detector, coupled with the continuously regenerated chemical carbonate suppressor columns will provide for flat baselines, no carbonate peak, no injection peak, high sensitivities, gradient usage and speedy column equilibration.


Additional Detector Options

In addition to the standard conductivity detector, the IonQuest can be used with other detectors, such as electrochemical, refractive index, UV/Visible, WaveQuest UV/Visible ultra-fast scanning and fluorescence.


Analyse catecholamines in blood plasma with an electrochemical detector, whilst simultaneously analysing anions using a conductivity detector.


Detect all organic acids in wine using the conductivity detector, whist simultaneously detecting the sugars with refractive index or electrochemical detectors.


Amino acids, metals in soil, nucleic acids, fluoride and sodium in toothpaste, sodium in foods, bromide in water….the list is endless!


High Pressure Mixing Gradients

Using the pulse-free microprocessor controlled pumps, achieve precise control and repeatability of mobile phase mixtures, to 0.1% levels.  Coupled with rapid responses to changes in concentration and lower incidences of bubbling of the mixed mobile phase, the achieved gradients are the best






The Adept HPLC range has now been expanded to include Q-Adept systems.


Each Q-Adept system includes a single binary or quaternary low pressure mixing pump.  Hence Q-Adept brings even more versatility to modular systems and provides for lower priced HPLC.


Isocratic to Quaternary operation is provided, with the flexibility of a very compact modular, versatile  system, of minimal stack height.

The  wide range of detectors including the outstanding ultra-fast scanning uv/visible WaveQuest, uv/visible, conductivity, refractive index, electrochemical, and fluorescence, may be incorporated into systems.

A wide range of autosamplers, fraction collectors, column heater/chillers, column reactors and column switching valves may be included in a Q-Adept HPLC system.

Each Q-Adept system may be customised to an analytical requirement.

The use of post-column reactors for amino acids, aflatoxins and barbiturates is easily achieved.


Easy to use, Versatile Modular Adept HPLC systems


These HPLC systems use High Pressure Mixing Gradients.


Because the systems are modular, different detectors may be accommodated depending on analytical requirements.  These detectors include variable wavelength UV/Visible, WaveQuest UV/Visible ultra-fast scanning, electrochemical, refractive index, conductivity and fluorescence.  Each detector is of the highest industry specification and is renowned for its Ultra-Low Drift.


If required, extra pumps can be acquired at any stage.


A wide range of autosamplers, fraction collectors, column heater/chillers, column reactors and column switching valves may be included within an Adept HPLC system.


Each Adept system can be customised to an analytical requirement.


The use of post-column reactors for amino acids, aflatoxins and barbiturates is easily achieved.


The use of biocompatible options brings a streamlined approach to denaturing DNA, semi-preparative proteomics HPLC etc.



Easy Installation and Maintenance


Adept systems have been designed with the user in mind.  systems are fast to install.  They are virtually plug and play.


The instrumentation can be maintained with simplicity and pre-written instrument qualifications help to ensure that the correct checks have been performed.


Extraordinarily Easy to use,  modular Merit HPLC Systems



Each system is fully PC controlled, using Merit software, to achieve and save high quality chromatograms.   


Any UV/Visible isocratic or binary gradient HPLC separations may be achieved, even those involving proteins and the need for biocompatibility.



Automatic integration is provided, without the need for further baseline adjustment.  Qualitative work is remarkably easy. The fast checking of multi-component samples is easy.