Industry News: Thermo Fisher Scientific to Host Free Seminar on Use of Gas Chromatography for Ultra-Sensitive Environmental Analysis

13 Oct 2008

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it will host an informative seminar on the latest advances and applications for its vast range of gas chromatographic products for the environmental laboratory, culminating with the TSQ QuantumTM GC. Suitable for attendees from the water and environmental industries, the free seminar will take place on 13th November 2008 at Thermo Fisher’s Hemel Hempstead facility and will be hosted by representatives from Thermo Fisher. Space is limited so preregistration is recommended to guarantee a place.

Entitled “Raising the bar in performance,” the full-day workshop will be coordinated by Simon Ellison, GC/MS applications specialist from Thermo Fisher. This interactive seminar will enhance understanding and explore many different mass spectrometry technologies for environmental applications, ranging from GC and quadrupole to MS/MS with ion trap and triple quadrupole. The latest addition to the Thermo Scientific gas chromatography product range, TSQ Quantum GC, will be demonstrated. This system is a high-performance easy to use GC-MS/MS system designed for fast multi-component analysis and is the next evolution in GC triple quadrupole technology.

Event highlights include presentations from Eric Phillips, environmental and food safety market manager from Thermo Fisher on choosing the right technology for your laboratory and the use of the Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum GC for environmental analysis. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the only company that is able to offer a complete range of detection systems for a laboratory. The DSQ II and ITQ systems offer the most flexibility, sensitivity and selectivity in single quadrupole and ion trap technology, respectively. The TSQ Quantum GC is the most selective and sensitive GC triple quadrupole mass spectrometer available on the market, making it ideally suited to the analysis of extremely low level contaminants in all types of matrices required for regulated environments. The unique system provides industry leading levels of selectivity, simultaneous quantification and qualitative confirmation through its innovative scan functions such as Quantitation-Enhanced Data Dependent MS/MS (QED-MS/MS).

Developed for use in the environmental, food, toxicology, pharmaceutical and clinical research laboratories the TSQ Quantum GC utilizes highly selective reaction monitoring (H-SRM) technology. H-SRM allows for better selectivity for low level contaminants in difficult matrices. SRM is a function of all triple quadrupoles. H-SRM on the TSQ Quantum GC provides lower detection limits with less analyst time. This capability allows the quantitation of hundreds of compounds in a single run for multi-residue screening and quantitating in heavy matrix, while zero cross-talk collision cell helps in the elimination of false positives.