• Triple Quadrupole GCMS combines cost-effectiveness and Accuracy


Triple Quadrupole GCMS combines cost-effectiveness and Accuracy

Jun 10 2014

Shimadzu introduces the new GCMS-TQ8040. It inherits the performance of the GCMS-TQ8030 triple quadrupole, which provides ppt (1 trillionth) level sensitivity and ultra-high-speed analysis. At the same time, the GCMS-TQ8040 offers significantly improved throughput and operability. This product features excellent productivity via simultaneous analysis, smart operability, high sensitivity and high speed. In addition, it can be used as a ‘GCMS Smart System’ when combined with Smart Database series libraries.

As phase one of the Smart Database series, the Smart Pesticides Database is available concurrently. This database supports the analysis of residual pesticides in foods with data on approximately 480 pesticide components used worldwide, thereby contributing to food safety. Additional databases will be developed for environmental, pharmaceutical and life sciences applications.

Improving accuracy and throughput, the new GCMS-TQ8040 combines Ultra-Fast Mass Spectrometry (UFMS) and Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) based on Shimadzu's patented UFsweeperTM technology. The system is the most accurate, cost effective, easy-to-use triple quadrupole GCMS ever.

The GCMS-TQ8040 is equipped with new firmware protocols and a method creation program, the system achieves excellent productivity and higher level operability without sacrificing high sensitivity, high selectivity and high speed. Since sensitivity is not lost, even during simultaneous multicomponent analysis, the GCMS-TQ8040 can simultaneously analyze over 400 components, more than twice the capability of existing models. As a result, analyses that had to be divided across multiple cycles can now be performed in a single cycle. Depending on the conditions, the analysis time can be shortened from 120 minutes to 40 minutes.

When used in combination with the Smart Database, a user can create optimal methods automatically and start analysis without the need for complicated procedures.

The software now incorporates Smart MRM, a method creation function that automatically sets the optimal measurement time for each component. Furthermore, a new firmware protocol has been introduced to heighten data loading efficiency. Data is only acquired for the elution time for the target components, in accordance with the method file created by Smart MRM. This enables simultaneous analysis of more than double the number of components for existing models, without compromising sensitivity, even during simultaneous multicomponent analysis

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