Product News: New LCMS Q-TOF System Provides Greater Accuracy with Higher Sensitivity

Shimadzu LCMS-9030 is a new solution for analyzing even the most complex samples

13 Sep 2018


Celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of its presence in Europe, Shimadzu emphasizes its Excellence in Science approach through the release of the new LCMS-9030 quadrupole time-of-flight liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer. The LCMS-9030 Q-TOF system was launched in Europe at the IMSC in Florence, Italy. It highlights the company’s position of a world leader in analytical instrumentation and a fastest growing mass spectrometry company.

The Shimadzu LCMS-9030 is a research grade mass spectrometer designed to deliver high-resolution, accurate mass detection with incredibly fast data acquisition rates, allowing scientists to identify and quantify more compounds with greater confidence. It utilizes the same engineering DNA as Shimadzu’s proven, rugged, high-performance triple quadrupole (LC-MS/MS) platform and integrates this with powerful TOF architecture to transform high mass accuracy workflows by achieving high-sensitivity, high-speed and high-resolution detection.

The LCMS-9030 provides effortless performance through less need for calibration and easy switching between ionization units.  

Greater accuracy and higher sensitivity

Ultra-fast (UF) acquisition rates and core ion beam technologies developed for the triple quadrupole platform have created new possibilities in quantitative mass spectrometry by delivering exceptional sensitivity, specific quantitation and enhanced target compound verification. The new LCMS-9030 Q-TOF builds on this proven platform by rethinking time-of-flight detection.

In the LCMS-9030, core ion beam technologies transition towards a unique approach in ion gating using UFaccumulation™  to create a precise pulse of ions in the flight tube optimized for high sensitivity and high resolution using iRefTOF™  reflectron technology. The iRefTOF™ generates an ideal reflectron field, delivering the highest resolution for the flight path with highly stable mass accuracy.

New solution for analyzing even the most complex samples

By bringing together UF technologies and innovative TOF thinking, the LCMS-9030 represents a step-change in Q-TOF performance and capability by unlocking a new solution for analyzing even the most complex samples. It integrates the world’s fastest and most sensitive quadrupole technology with TOF architecture.

“Our Q-TOF technology on the LCMS-9030 will push the boundaries further for high mass accuracy and high mass resolution detection, and will make an impact across all applications, from small molecule quantitation to complex intact protein analysis. This technology highlights Shimadzu’s passion for making something new and innovative as well as our commitment to making analysis better and promoting better science,” said Shuzo Maruyama, General Manager, Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division, Shimadzu Corporation.