- Thermo Fisher Scientific Transforms Triple Quadrupole LC-MS with New Levels of Sensitivity, Robustness and Usability
Product News: Thermo Fisher Scientific Transforms Triple Quadrupole LC-MS with New Levels of Sensitivity, Robustness and UsabilityThermo Fisher Scientific Inc. today introduced a new-generation triple quadrupole liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) platform designed to transform quantitation experiments with extreme sensitivity, productivity, precision and usability. The platform, which includes the new Thermo Scientific Quantiva triple-stage quadrupole mass spectrometer and the new Thermo Scientific Endura triple-stage quadrupole mass spectrometer, made its debut at the ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, being held in Minneapolis from June 9-13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in booth 154.
“Evolving applications continue to push the limits of instrument performance,” said Iain Mylchreest, vice president of research and development, chromatography and mass spectrometry, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We have created a completely new instrument platform, built from the ground up, to deliver extreme sensitivity and uptime. Equally important is a great user experience, easy method creation and accessible data analysis and review. We believe this is the highest-performing, most-usable triple quad on the market today.”
The TSQ Quantiva triple quadrupole mass spectrometer employs Active Ion Management (AIM) to optimize ion creation and transmission from the source to the detector, resulting in extreme sensitivity. This enhanced level of sensitivity greatly improves results in applications such as peptide quantitation, metabolomics and biopharmaceutical QA/QC compared to previous Thermo Fisher triple quads. In company laboratories, AIM-enhanced systems have measured 70 attograms of verapamil in plasma on column with excellent precision, an unprecedented level of performance.
The TSQ Quantiva MS system is also extremely productive, with the ability to perform 500 SRM experiments per second, and positive/negative polarity switching in 20ms with no signal loss. Productivity is enhanced by a new Ion Beam Guide and Neutral Blocker that helps keep components free of contamination and eases maintenance when it is required. The TSQ Quantiva MS has been shown using synthetic serum stress tests to operate approximately three times longer between maintenance intervals than the company’s previous best systems, without loss of signal.
The TSQ Endura triple quadrupole mass spectrometer shares much of the advanced technology of the TSQ Quantiva MS, but was designed to deliver higher uptime than any competitive triple quadrupole instrument. It was built for workhorse applications requiring trace level quantitation, such as food testing, environmental analysis and pharmaceutical QA/QC.