Under a new exclusive global distribution agreement with Lund, Sweden-based MIP Technologies AB, Supelco, a division of Sigma-Aldrich, will distribute the analytical and preparative Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP) separation products.

The two companies will also collaborate on the development of new products. MIP Technologies will continue to separately develop its process scale separations business.
MIPs are solid phase polymer materials manufactured with specific affinity for single compounds or classes of compounds. They are applied in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, veterinary institutes, environmental laboratories, and health agencies where they are used in isolating trace compounds from complex matrices.
Currently available MIP products include solid phase extraction (SPE) cartridges for specific analysis of chloramphenicol, tobacco nitrosamine derivatives, triazines, clenbuterol and other beta-agonists, beta-blockers, as well as beta-receptors.
The application of MIP SPE cartridges enables straightforward sample preparation for trace analysis from complex matrices such as milk, meat, or urine, resulting in significantly reduced analysis time and costs, increased sensitivity, and improved detection when compared to conventional methods.