Enhancing Plasma Instrumentation to Improve Laboratory Workflow
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will showcase its comprehensive offering of Thermo Scientific plasma spectrochemistry instrumentation within booths #26, 27, 31 and 32 at the 2010 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry in Fort Myers, Fla. on January 4-9. ICP and ICP-MS users from the environmental, petrochemical, clinical, food safety and geological industries will have the unique opportunity to discover how easily the company's plasma analyzers can be connected to sample handling solutions for a comprehensive, integrated laboratory workflow.
The Thermo Scientific booth features the latest developments in inductively coupled plasma, dc plasma, microwave plasma, glow discharge and laser sources, including the iCAP 6200 ICP emission spectrometer, the XSERIES 2 ICP-MS, the ELEMENT XR high-resolution ICP-MS and the NEPTUNE Plus high-resolution multicollector ICP-MS instruments. In addition, for the first time the company will showcase its ELEMENT 2 high resolution magnetic sector field ICP-MS with the new innovative jet interface, which offers increased sensitivity from 1 Mcps/ppb to 200 Mcps/ppb. All of the ICP and ICP-MS systems are capable of interfacing with third-party devices to facilitate more effective analyses, ensuring an efficient workflow for all applications. The products integrate effortlessly into the instrument software and require no additional software, minimizing user training and increasing familiarization. Most connections utilize bi-directional communication for full integration and sample efficiency.
Thermo Fisher technicians will be available within the booth throughout the conference to discuss applications and make suggestions for enhancing laboratory workflows. On Thursday, January 7 at 3:15, the company will deliver a workshop entitled "Identification of selenium-containing proteins by combining molecular and elemental high resolution mass spectrometry." which features the new ELEMENT 2 with novel jet interface capabilities. Another presentation, "Enhancing sensitivity on sector field ICP-MS," will take place on Wednesday, January 6 at 2pm. Thermo Fisher will also present a range of technical posters throughout the conference covering topics such as high-precision ICP-OES analysis in the metallurgical industry, trace elemental analysis of industrial salts by sector field ICP-MS, and chromium speciation analysis in toys. A full list of posters and presentations is detailed and available to download.
During the conference, Thermo Fisher will present an award to a scientist who has made a noteworthy contribution to the field of plasma spectrochemistry in 2010. The award recognizes achievements in conceptualization and development of novel instrumentation, elucidation of fundamental events or processes involved in plasma spectrochemistry, authorship of a significant research paper or outstanding new applications that open new fields of use for plasma spectrochemistry.
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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (thermofisher.com) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have approximately 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. The Thermo Scientific brand represents 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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