Merck advances lab water purification technology with Milli-Q IQ 7000

Merck says the Milli-Q IQ 7000 system is the first to use mercury-free UV lamps, offers a smaller ergonomic design, reduces waste and accelerates research

The Merck Milli-Q water brand delivers ultrapure water to leading labs all over the world

Science and technology company, Merck has launched the Milli-Q IQ 7000 system, the seventh-generation Milli-Q water purification innovation.

Milli-Q systems have purification media that are tested and designed exclusively for Merck, allowing the company to provide the best water quality to labs.

To ensure the new water purification systems meet customers' evolving needs, the company combined customer feedback with its engineering and technical expertise to develop the Milli-Q IQ 7000 system as an even smaller, easier-to-use, device.

It is designed with ech2o mercury-free UV lamps for the photo-oxidation of organic contaminants. It also has purification cartridges that are 33% smaller than previous versions. Overall it has a smaller footprint, free of tubing and cables for a smaller, clutter-free system.

The high-definition digital touchscreen is similar to that of a mobile phone display for simple operation and the system offers easy connection to lab networks through an integrated data management system for quick, easy access to information. It also includes custom reporting and global system data archive for traceability and a paperless environment for generating reports.

The system has a hibernation mode to maintain system water quality with reduced energy consumption and an ergonomic, precise dispensing wheel with a wider range of ultrapure water dispensing options — from drop-by-drop up to 2 litres/min.

The launch marks 50 years of providing ultrapure water to scientists in laboratories all over the world.

"While there have been tremendous advancements in the lab, today's scientists continue to seek ways to improve reproducibility and reliability of data," said Udit Batra, Member of the Merck Executive Board and CEO, Life Science.

"Our customers are looking for compact, ergonomic systems and software so that they can advance science, further faster. Our new lab water system addresses these pain points, allowing scientists to focus on problem solving, without worrying about the purity of their water. This new system reflects our legacy of pioneering innovations in lab water purification."

Merck's Milli-Q IQ 7000 system is the first product in an offering that will replace the existing bench-top Milli-Q Advantage A10 systems. It will be available for purchase in April 2017.

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