Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy
New Triple Quadrupole MS Combines World-class Sensitivity and Ultra-high Detection Speed
Jun 11 2020
Shimadzu, one of the world leaders in analytical instrumentation, has released the LCMS-8060NX triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. Together with world-class sensitivity and detection speeds, this flagship LC-MS system offers further improvements in ease-of-use and robustness. It offers greater operating efficiency to pharmaceutical companies needing to shorten drug discovery periods or reduce costs, clinical firms that handle complex biological samples, and entities in food science involved in investigating residual pesticides among others. The LCMS-8060NX enhances method development and routine analysis.
In general, LC-MS solutions provide the high selectivity, reliability, productivity and sensitivity required in many industries such as pharmaceutical, food safety, chemical, environmental analysis and clinical. In particular, the new LCMS-8060NX offers world-class performance regarding these features and culminates Shimadzu's expertise in triple-quadrupole MS:
World-class sensitivity and detection speed
The LCMS-8060NX offers among the highest sensitivity and detection speeds in the world and includes internal mechanical improvements to promote sample ionisation. This enables high-sensitivity analysis even for compounds that are difficult to ionise.
High robustness minimises downtime
The newly introduced IonFocus unit reduces instrument contamination by guiding ions to the interior more efficiently and removing unwanted components, which helps to prevent decreases in detection accuracy or sensitivity. In addition, more robust components are used in ion-focusing, enabling more reliable analysis. The LCMS-8060NX therefore offers both higher sensitivity analysis and lower downtime.
Excellent ease-of-use for greater workflow efficiency
The system includes several ‘Analytical Intelligence’ functions to maximise analysis throughput and improve the operational efficiency and productivity of the entire workflow, from preparations for analysis through to data processing. For example, the LCMS-8060NX includes a new ionisation unit that is capable of high-sensitivity analysis without the need for complicated adjustments and enables more efficient method development, as well as functions to start up or shut down analytical instruments automatically in combination with a Shimadzu Nexera LC system.
Flexibility of a common platform
Shimadzu’s powerful LC-MS range from single to triple quadrupole systems enables more compounds to be screened in less runs while increasing sensitivity and data quality. Many accessories, software, data banks and method packages complement the systems. Depending on the need for sensitivity in the lab, one model always fits, bringing robustness while keeping the flexibility to upgrade at a later stage as soon as requirements change.
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