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The Best Bath…Isn’t One at All

Introducing the Model 2500 Select – Bathless Dissolution Tester!

The patented bathless technology eliminates the water bath and all associated maintenance while heater jackets raise media temperature from ambient to 37°C in less than 15 minutes. Wireless in-shaft temperature sensors continuously monitor and display the in-vessel temperature for each vessel.  A brilliant touch screen and unparalleled command of the instrument with electronic tracking of serialized stirring elements, qualification status and due dates and extensive reporting and method storage capabilities make this a robust and reliable system.

  • PATENTED BATHLESS TECHNOLOGY
    Eliminates the water bath and all associated maintenance while heater jackets raise media temperatures from ambient to 37°C in less than 15 minutes with a high temperature capability of up to 99°C
  • WIRELESS IN-SHAFT TEMPERATURE SENSORS
    Patent Pending wireless temperature sensors continuously monitor, control and display the in-vessel temperature for each vessel
  • SERIALIZED COMPONENT TRACKING
    Enter and track all serialized components

“The Model 2500 Select bathless system is a perfect addition to our extensive portfolio of dissolution solutions. The Model 2500 Select is ideally positioned for our global customers looking for a simplified bathless option,” says Jeff Seely, Distek’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development.

Click HERE to learn more about the Model 2500 Select bathless dissolution tester, contact Distek’s Corporate Office at +1 732 422 7585, by email at info@distekinc.com or visit www.distekinc.com.

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Autosampling Made Easy!

The New Eclipse 5300 Automated Dissolution Sampler by Distek will Leave the Competition in the Shadows!

The Eclipse 5300 Automated Dissolution Sampler by Distek offers rapid and accurate sampling using precision syringes. The elimination of valves and rotary pumps along with the short sample pathway and minimal dead volume increases reliability while eliminating and reducing common sources of sample carryover. The cost effective dual sampler configuration allows two different and independent dissolution methods to be run at any time.

“The Eclipse 5300 is unlike any dissolution sampler currently on the market. Our focus was to keep it simple yet advanced by automating and adhering as closely as possible to the manual sampling process. As a result, we are delivering to our customers a sampler that is easy to validate, highly reliable and can deliver rapid sample collections of the most challenging matrices and filter porosity,” says Jeff Seely, Distek’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development.

To learn more about the Eclipse 5300, contact Distek’s Corporate Office at +1 732 422 7585, by email at info@distekinc.com or visit www.distekinc.com.

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Time-tested – Distek, Inc., an industry Leader in Dissolution for 40 Years

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December 22, 2016 · 6:53 pm

Distek, Inc. Named NJBIZ Business of the Year 2016 Finalist

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f Brinker, President of Distek accepting the award.

            Jefff Brinker, President of Distek accepting the award.

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Distek, Inc. Releases Opt-Diss 410 In-Situ UV Fiber Optic System for Dissolution Testing

North Brunswick, NJ – Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services, announced today the release of the Opt-Diss 410 next generation in-situ UV fiber optic system for dissolution testing.

No more sampling! The Distek Opt-Diss 410 UV fiber optic system for dissolution testing measures directly in the vessel, eliminating problematic filters, tubing and pumps used in conventional sampling. Patented ARCH probes designed specifically for dissolution eliminate bubbles and trapped particles that plague other fiber systems. New multicomponent analysis allows quantifying two components at once, without the need for separation. The Opt-Diss 410 is the only fully integrated UV fiber optic dissolution solution, with a single software package controlling the entire system.

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“The addition of multi-component analysis is a tremendous leap forward for Distek, fiber optic dissolution and our customers. In today’s high pressure environment to produce more with less the added ability of the Opt-Diss 410 to perform multi-component analysis allows our customers to significantly reduce the turnaround time of results for an expanded number of dissolution methods by eliminating the need for LC while simultaneously reducing the costs of those results,” says Jeff Seely, Distek’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development.

To learn more about the Opt-Diss 410, contact Distek’s Corporate Office at +1 732 422 7585, by email at info@distekinc.com or visit http://www.distekinc.com.

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Distek Independence Day Closure

In observance of Independence Day Distek’s offices will be closed on Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4, 2016. We will reopen and conduct normal business on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. We will respond to any inquires promptly on Tuesday upon our return.

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Happy Anniversary Distek, Reflecting on my Family’s 40 Years of Success

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At Distek, we are fortunate to be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. It is an impressive accomplishment — a milestone worth celebrating. Distek was founded by my father, Gerry Brinker, who was joined by my mother, Pearl shortly after the Company’s inception. Over the past 40 years they partnered with one another, their customers, and their employees to grow Distek into a leading global manufacturer of pharmaceutical laboratory testing instruments, accessories and validation services.

Distek 40th Anniversary LogoOur start paints a very different story than that of startups today. Our history does not include terms such as “angel investors”, “seed round” or “series A, B, C funding”. My parents’ goal was never to quickly build a company in order to sell it off to reap the tremendous financial rewards like so many of today’s startups. Their goal was to build a sustainable business by developing outstanding products that satisfy our customers’ needs and stand apart from the competition.

In accomplishing this goal, Distek has become their legacy, and also the legacy for everyone involved with Distek. Each employee, each customer, has had a role in our success — and for that you should feel very proud: proud that the products we make have been desired for 40 years; proud that the work we do provides for our families; proud that Distek is a family business that has been successfully passed down to a second generation. I know I feel privileged to be the President of Distek.

Of course, we do share some similarities to startups of yesterday, companies like Disney, Apple, Google & Amazon. Distek is a real life garage startup success story. My father was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1940 and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in 1962. He started Brinker Instruments in 1972, and with the support and encouragement of his wife, Pearl, saw early success, so much so, that together they created Distek, which they incorporated on June 22, 1976. I was born almost exactly two years earlier (June 23) and thus have literally grown up with Distek.

Back in 1976, my parents ran the company entirely out of their house, all while raising two children under four years old. Talk about risks! I am glad I was only two at the time, for I might not have been as comfortable with their decision as they were.

In 1980, my mother, Pearl became more involved in the company doing everything from assembly assistance to building our amazing staff. I cannot say enough about her talent for hiring the right people, because without the right staff, Distek would not have been able to succeed in quite the same way. Of course, in the true spirit of being a family business, it wasn’t long before I was enlisted to provide assistance as well.

I have always enjoyed working with my hands and had a certain mechanical aptitude, so assembly work was fitting. I recall spending hours at our kitchen table cutting foam tape for vessel covers and creating flared fittings for tubing sets. Eventually, we moved into an office space, which to me meant summer work assembling instruments. What a life lesson for a young impressionable kid, not only in the work itself but also hearing the child inappropriate stories from our two assemblers!

Distek continued to grow, expanding office space and adding employees. We built a reputation in the pharmaceutical marketplace for innovation and quality. I went off to college to earn my degree in mechanical engineering and pursue other interests post college. Given my background, my parents always thought I would be back working at Distek; however, to their credit they insisted I gain some practical engineering experience before joining the company. In 2001, after gaining that experience, I moved back to New Jersey to join Distek as a project engineer.

I feel extremely lucky to work with my parents every day. Well, I feel that way most of the time. I am also privileged to work with an amazing staff who truly help make our Company great. We have built a recognizable brand, own many patents, and have developed numerous instruments that streamline our customers’ work. We have grown into a global company with sales in over 70 countries. We have greatly expanded from dissolution instruments to Validation services and now analytical instruments. However, none of this would have happened without our dedicated and loyal employees who do tremendous work each and every day.

Someone recently asked me how I like handling the responsibilities of running a company. I responded fairly quickly – and likely in the same vein most owners do – by saying it is a big responsibility, but something I enjoy. While an accurate response, the question has since made me think a bit deeper.

When I think about running Distek, I don’t only think about the work, or our customers. More often than not, I think about our employees, as the ability to provide for them is one of Distek’s top priorities, and one of the most satisfying aspects of my job.

As Distek continues to expand and add staff, we support more and more families, which is something I find very rewarding. So while we may often remind our employees that they must be customer focused, we, as owners, know we must also be employee focused, as it is our employees who have helped make Distek a success, and will continue to propel us forward in the decades to come.

Looking back over the past 40 years, I would be remiss not to write about our customers. We have a fantastically loyal customer base, some who have known my father since the Company’s inception. We rely on our customers to provide feedback on our products as well as new ideas. Being so customer focused has also been a critical component of our success.

When faced with milestones, one tends not only to look back, but also to look forward. So naturally, as Distek embarks on its fifth decade in business, I am able to reflect on the fact that what was done in the past may not work in the future, which is why, in 2016, we are making great strides in enhancing our product portfolio by expanding into biotechnology. This venture comes with big risks, as well as having the potential for big rewards. I am not sure that I would say the risk is as high as starting a company out of one’s garage, but I recognize that it is a risk, one that is worth taking. We believe this new venture will pay off and sustain Distek. I look forward to the next 40 years!

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