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Agilent Technologies have introduced the Agilent 6150B Series single quadrupole LC/MS, a new generation of their workhorse instrument. The 6150B Series LC/MS is well-matched to the latest fast chromatography systems, able to scan at 10,000 amu per second, while maintaining data quality. It is equipped with Agilent Jet Stream Technology, a sample inlet design that uses super-heated sheath gas to focus the ion stream entering the mass spec. The benefit is enhanced sensitivity from a stronger signal with lower relative standard deviation at the limit of detection.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ web-based Open Solution software permits viewing analysis results and outputting reports for liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry testing from any networked PC. Users can start and observe analysis in three easy steps. Log in to a secure network; set parameters for sample registration and analysis method; and hit start. Open Solution displays analysis progress in real time or through e-mail notification. Open Solution software enables control of the Shimadzu HPLC Prominence, UFLC Prominence and the LCMS-2020 mass spectrometer via open access without direct contact with the equipment.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has partnered with Ceres Nanosciences and Nonlinear Dynamics to develop the Nanotrap™ Biomarker Discovery Platform for enriching, preserving and screening low-level biomarkers directly from complex biological samples. Nanotraps are core shell hydrogel particles with porous interiors and size exclusion shells. By delivering affinity selection and size exclusion in one step, the Nanotrap amplifies low-level biomarkers directly from complex biological fluids. The Nanotraps are combined with AXIMA MALDI mass spectrometers for a complete screening and identification package.
The Hapsite ER from Inficon is a person-portable GC/MS for on-site investigation and analysis of volatile organic compounds in air, water and doil at ppt levels for most analytes. New features include shorter run time and low consumables usage. Instant air analysis can be conducted using the mass spectrometer only. Various sample inlet options are are available for different sample matrices with pre-installed operating methods for each sampling device.
Researchers from Ohio State University, USA, have developed a rapid, multiplexed genotyping method to identify the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that affect warfarin dose. Their work is reported in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (doi: 10.2353/jmoldx.2010.090084).
IonSense have introduced the 3+D Scanner for rapid chemical analysis of surfaces. The 3+D Scanner is interfaced to the Dart-SVP open-air ionisation source. The device enables rapid mass spectrometry analysis of chemicals on surfaces such as food, packaging materials, fabrics, consumer products, electrical components and wafers. Automated surface analysis can be accomplished without placing the sample under high vacuum as in traditional surface analysis. The Apple iPod-based controller directs the analysis of the entire surface for uniformity or allows you to choose specific locations, thus enabling rapid characterisation of contaminants with no sample preparation.
The Guardion-7 from Torion is a portable GC-TMS, and is now available with rechargeable batteries that provide longer field operating times up to six hours. A new high speed capillary gas chromatograph is combined with a new miniaturised toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (TMS) in a lightweight instrument.
Laboratories are often annoyingly noisy due to vacuum pump. Vacuum pumps (rotary, scroll) are typically required to maintain a vacuum on many lab devices. This noise makes working conditions around equipments uncomfortable and tiring for anyone who works in the lab. Vacuum pump enclosures from MS Noise can reduce this noise by half, by up to 12 decibels. The company offers a wide range of enclosures that fit virtually all vacuum pumps.
Photonis has introduced a new Microchannel plate product group, optimised for time-of-flight mass spectrometry measurements. The TruFlite products are designed to reduce two of the most common issues with instrumentperformance in ToF mass spectrometry: ion arrival time and time jitter. The TruFlite line optimises surface flatness of the MCP and channel size and bias angle to improve the resolution. The TruFlite line will be offered in both 18 mm and 25 mm active areas, and custom detector assemblies.
Waters has announced that the Taiwan Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis has purchased and installed four Acquity UPLC systems and nine Xevo TQ tandem quadrupole mass spectrometers to monitor domestically produced and imported food sold within the country. The new instruments will be placed with regional laboratories throughout Taiwan and with the Divisions of Food Chemistry and Food Microbiology to add to existing capacity and provide access to modern analytical technology. www.waters.com
Thermo Fisher Scientific has sold a LTQ FT Ultra hybrid mass spectrometer to the new petroleomics laboratory at the Thompson Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, part of the Institute of Chemistry, State University of Campinas, Brazil. The laboratory will use the mass spectrometer to rapidly and simultaneously characterise multiple compounds in petroleum samples. www.thermo.com/ltqft
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced a collaboration between its Biomarker Rsearch Initiatives in Mass Spectrometry (BRIMS) centre and Expression Pathology Inc. who are involved in tissue proteomic analysis. This will lead to an accurate measure of cancer-related proteins in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. www.thermo.com/proteomics
Thermo Fisher Scientific has created a new online LC/MS information resource for environmental and food safety scientists. They provide a gateway to tools and advice that can assist individuals and companies in their research. www.thermo.com/lcmsfood, www.thermo.com/lcmsenviro
PerkinElmer and Gilson have announced a mass spectrometry collaboration to support pharmaceutical and biotech scientists, which will enable the two companies to provide new and enhanced solutions for fraction collection and liquid chromatography. As part of the agreement, PerkinElmer will develop a dedicated single quadrupole mass spectrometer to be incorporated into Gilson’s preparative chromatography systems. www.perkinelmer.com, www.gilson.com
Kinaxo Biotechnologies has entered into a second collaboration with Roche Diagnostics in Penzberg, Germany, to apply its phosphoproteomics technology PhosphoScout to support targeted treatment approaches currently under development at Roche. The technology enables the identification of regulated protein phosphorylation sites in response to therapeutic antibody or kinase inhibitor treatment. Using quantitative mass spectrometry, up to 15,000 phosphorylation sites can be monitored in a single experiment. www.kinaxo.com
Bruker Daltonics has announced a framework agreement with Synlab concerning molecular microbial identification based on MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry. Synlab is a European private diagnostic laboratory association with more than 70 labs, which will be equipped exclusively with Bruker’s MALDI Biotyper system. Bruker and Synlab intend to enlarge and refine the MALDI Biotyper reference library using well-defined clinical isolates from the daily microbial routine work of the Synlab laboratories. www.synlab.de, www.bdal.com/maldibiotyper
Biocius Life Sciences has completed its spin-out from BioTrove Inc. and is an independent company. It now holds all of the intellectual property and technology for the RapidFire mass spectrometry, which integrates sample preparation with mass spectrometry at a rate of up to 6s per sample. www.biocius.com
AB Sciex has been launched as a new company combining the two halves of the AB Sciex mass spectrometry joint venture into an integrated organisation. AB Sciex intends to use its new operating structure to increase speed to market in developing new solutions and expanding service and support to enable the scientific community to continue its increasing use of mass spectrometry for a broader range of applications.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the new National Scientific Mass Spec Certified Vials, which are cleaned and tested as standard. These low-particulate chromatography vials are cleaned in a GMP compliant, fully-validated clean room environment to minimise the occurrence of any contamination.
PerkinElmer has announced a suite of hyphenated solutions for evolved gas analysis, providing laboratories ranging from pharmaceutical and polymer to academia and chemical, with solutions for enhanced safety and quality. Hyphenated technologies for EGA enable scientists to determine how materials respond to heat.