PerkinElmer has announced the launch of its QSight® 400 Series triple quad mass spectrometer, designed for rapid identification and quantitation of pesticides, mycotoxins and emerging contaminants in complex food, cannabis and environmental testing applications. PerkinElmer has developed a single LC/MS/MS method for use with the instrument that meets pesticide and mycotoxin regulatory requirements. This uses electrospray ionisation (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation (APCI) for low level analysis of pesticides and mycotoxins. Using dual source (ESI/APCI) technology eliminates the need for any other analytical method, including GC/MS/MS, and enables five times greater detection capabilities than current industry methods.
Key features of the QSight 400 Series include a patented StayClean™ and hot-surface-induced desolvation (HSID™) technology that reduces the amount of scheduled cleaning and maintenance, helping improve throughput by 15 %. The dual source technology with two separate independent ion inlets, which can be set to ESI and APCI sources, enables detection of a wider list of contaminants, including chlordane and pentachloronitrobenzene.