Member since: 2013
Organization: Aberystwyth University
Complex but a really valuable addition to your analytical laboratory.
Application Area: Multidimensional and comprehensive analysis of metabolites
"I have been using GCMS for years and when opportunity came to purchase a multidimensional system came along I looked at systems from several manufacturers. I could not afford a TOF system but quadrupoles are now pretty good for my requirements, and I settled on Shimadzu. The instrument is well made and nicely put together. I particularly like the fact that it consists of a GCMS and a second GC-fid that are connected by a Deans switch, so no secondary ovens. This allows heart cutting of peaks in the fid chromatogram to the second column for GCMS analysis. This allows real deconvolution (in theory) and the cleanest mass spectra I have produced. In addition, the GCMS is fitted with a Zoex big fridge modulator allowing fully comprehensive metabolite analysis. In reality I am still learning what I can do with this system. The software is good and straight forward and I am very happy with my choice. The downside is it’s not for beginners! Using the two machines together requires balancing and a good understanding of chromatography, once the methods are set up however it could be run by anyone with an SOP. By nature, it is slower and more complex than a straight forward GCMS and I would not have only this system in my laboratory, you need a workhorse GCMS also. For fine analysis it’s the bee’s knees. "
Member since: 2006
Organization: ToksiLab Laboratory, Kaan Medical Co., Ltd.
Application Area:Clinical Toxicology
"QP2010 Ultra is highly selective and sensitive instrument for analysis of abused drugs in urine. The software is user-friendly and with the library resources it allows general unknown analysis as well. Shimadzu distributor provides well established technical service and support. "
Member since: 2012
Organization: EUROFINS Biomnis
Application Area:Drugs Of Abuse Analysis
"The software is very awful. There is a lot of information on the same page. Maybe it is interesting when you are doing research or analytical method development but it is not easy to use for routine work."