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New Webinar from Bruker Daltonics

High Sensitivity ICP-MS:Overcome the challenge of complex samples


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The new aurora M90 from Bruker defines new performance standards in ICP-MS combined with ease of use and robustness required in today’s modern laboratories.

The patented ingenious ion optic design combined with the innovative collision / reaction interface cell delivers highest selectivity and class leading sensitivity, which supersedes all other quadrupole ICP-MSs offered on the market and matches even sensitivity standards set by sector field ICP-MS, all combined with ease of use, robustness, low-cost of ownership and low instrument investment need.

The webinar will explain the technical realization of the instrumentation and demonstrate the benefits for the most challenging applications in ICP-MS analysis.

Who should attend?

ICP-MS users Lab managers Students ….

 Your Presenters

Dr. Meike Hamester, Director European ICP-MS Marketing, Bruker Daltonics, Berlin, GermanyMeike Hamester’s passion for ICP-MS started in the early ’90s at the University of Hamburg, Germany. During her thesis with the title ‘Minimization of spectral and non-spectral interferences using ICP-MS’ she got acquainted with the challenges of ICP-MS in the early stages. Having finished her thesis she moved from Hamburg to Bremen in Germany to work for Finnigan and its successor Thermo Fisher Scientific as the product manager for ICP-MS. In January 2012 Meike joined Bruker Daltonics as European director for ICP-MS. Meike is based at Bruker in Berlin, Germany where Bruker operates the Application Laboratory for ICP-MS. Andrew Toms, ICP-MS Specialist, Bruker Daltonics, Milton, CanadaAndrew Toms has been involved with ICP-MS since his undergraduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. After completing his Masters degree at University of Windsor where he studied mercury contamination in lake sediments, Andrew joined Varian Canada as a technical support chemist in 2000, in Mississauga, Ontario. Following 10 years with Varian in applications support and customer training, he joined Bruker Daltonics as an ICP-MS Specialist in May 2010, based out of their applications laboratory at their Milton location, near Toronto.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired Proxeon A/S, an innovative supplier of products for proteomics analysis based in Odense, Denmark. The company provides a simplified proteomics workflow, including nanoflow liquid chromatography systems, columns, ion sources and bioinformatics software, to meet the need for robust high-sensitivity liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) analysis in complex proteomics applications. Proxeon had revenues of approximately $10 million in 2009 and has nearly 40 employees.

Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, have developed a novel mass spectrometry-method of analysing and interpreting cell signalling pathways. This technology enables the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry to identify biomarkers and better select new drugs for diseases such as cancer, autoimmunity and diabetes and help reduce their time to market.

Matthew Collins,a Mike Buckley,a Helen H. Grundy,b Jane Thomas-Oates,a Julie Wilsona and Nienke van DoornaaBioArCh, Departments of Biology, Archaeology and Chemistry, the University of York, York YO10 5DD, UKbThe DEFRA Food and Environmental Research Agency (FERA), Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, UK

This year the International Barcode of Life initiative (IBoL) plans to begin an ambitious programme to barcode the DNA of more than five million specimens representing at least 500,000 species in five years. Molecular barcodes exploit the fact that molecular sequences offer an independent method to identify a sample. Such molecular barcodes have widespread application in systematics, biodiversity, forensics and even food science. Molecular barcodes tend to be based upon DNA, which with the advent of new technologies offers a fast and efficient means of identification. Proteins too have been used in the past for molecular identification, most commonly exploiting the exquisite specificity of antibodies to discriminate targeted proteins. Recently the idea of using protein mass spectrometry to fingerprint samples has been used to target samples in which processing or decay has destroyed the DNA.

Bruker Corporation has created a Chemical Analysis Division within its Bruker Daltonics subsidiary. The new Chemical Analysis Division will be managed by Collin D'Silva as division president, and will be based in Fremont, CA, USA.

The Transient MS system, specifically designed for the analysis of transient gas events at pressures near atmosphere, has been introduced by Hiden Analytical.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is providing the Scottish Metabolomics Facility (ScotMet) with technology to advance the field of metabolomics. ScotMet is funded by the Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance (SULSA) and is a state-of-the-art facility run jointly by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde.

As well as the extensive exhibition of more than 1000 international exhibitors, Analytica also offers the Analytica Conference, whose slogan is "Talking Science—Today's Knowledge for Tomorrow's Applications". This is held on the first three days of the fair (23–25 March) and features four plenary presentations and 23 symposia with speakers from Germany and abroad.

Duquesne University, USA, and Agilent Technologies have established a Centre of Excellence (COE) for mass spectrometry at the university. The facility enables a wide range of research in the life sciences and environmental analysis.

Bruker Corporation and Agilent Technologies have announced that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement. Pursuant to this agreement, Bruker will acquire certain product lines of Varian Inc., which Agilent has committed to divest in connection with obtaining regulatory approval for Agilent's previously announced acquisition of Varian.

AB Sciex has acquired the liquid chromatography business of Eksigent Technologies. This acquisition provides the company with a significant entry into the liquid chromatography market through the ability to provide instrumentation and consumables and to couple them with mass spectrometry instruments to form complete workflow solutions.

Agilent Technologies have introduced the 5975T Low Thermal Mass (LTM) gas chromatography/mass spectrometry detector (GC/MSD), that provides laboratory-quality analysis. The proprietary LTM technology has enabled the 5975T LTM to be smaller, more rugged and to consume less power than in-lab GC/MS instruments, yet capable of the same performance in the field. The LTM technology eliminates the conventional GC oven by wrapping the GC column(s) with a heating element and temperature sensor. This provides rapid heating and cooling of the column for higher throughput.

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.