Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will debut its new Thermo Scientific Exactive, a benchtop liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system designed for high-throughput and high-performance screening and compound identification applications, at PITTCON 2009. The Exactive system leverages the company's proven Orbitrap mass-analyzer technology, the recognized standard for accurate mass and high-resolution measurement, to provide precise and reliable information. It is fast, easy to use, cost effective to operate and, coupled with workflow-driven software, makes an ideal instrument for new users in routine analytical laboratories. The system will be showcased at the Thermo Scientific booth 1432 at PITTCON 2009, being held March 9-12 in Chicago.
The Exactive LC-MS improves laboratory efficiency and throughput by streamlining many of the technical steps that normally require specialized set-up and operation. An intuitive software interface makes the system easy to use in both expert and "walk-up" mode, while ensuring precise mass identification of target compounds over a wide concentration range. While simple to operate, Exactive sets new standards for LC-MS performance at resolutions of up to 100,000. When combined with excellent single-scan mass accuracy in positive and negative modes, Exactive is the ideal LC-MS system for accurate, high-throughput screening and compound identification.
"Our Thermo Fisher Orbitrap technology has been an important driver of LC-MS growth in the world of biology," said Lester Taylor, marketing director, mass spectrometry, at Thermo Fisher Scientific. "We asked ourselves what we could do to fully realize the potential of this technology to make it even more accessible to users with routine toxicology, environmental and drug-development workflows. The answer is Exactive - an instrument we consider a real breakthrough that can be applied to a great number of challenging new applications."
The Exactive system's Pathfinder software provides the right workflow for the right analysis, enabling experienced users to tune and optimize the system, develop methods and perform a wide range of experiments. New users and non-mass spectrometrists can easily follow developed methods to get analytical answers quickly and automatically. If necessary, both levels of users can then jointly utilize Pathfinder's data review capabilities to dig deeper into the wealth of data that the Thermo Scientific Exactive system provides.
"Mass accuracy plays a critical role in reducing analysis times and increasing confidence in results, even for routine measurements," Taylor notes. "Co-eluting compounds in complex matrices can be screened and confirmed in a single experiment simply by re-analyzing data at a higher resolution. For screening of isobaric compounds that differ by only a few milli-mass units, such as pesticides, this accurate mass capability will be of enormous value."
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10.5 billion, we have more than 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.
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