Mass Spec Analytical announced today that its new Thermal Extraction Ion Source for the Sciex™ 3200 Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer and other V-Series models is now shipping to customers. The Mass Spec TEIS-3200 is ideal for applications where the method requires a large quantity of sample measurements in a relatively short period of time or where automation is required. When coupled with Mass Spec Analytical’s analysis software, results can be provided in as little as 4 seconds.
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Mass Spec TEIS-3200 (Photo: Mass Spec Analytical)
The TEIS-3200 uses Mass Spec's patented Thermal Extraction sample introduction device. Compounds amenable to thermal desorption, such as many pesticides, drugs and explosives, can be rapidly analysed in this way without the need for any sample pre-treatment, solvents or glassware.
Dr. Richard Sleeman, Mass Spec Analytical Scientific Director explains: “The TEIS-3200 is easy to use, reliable, uses few or no consumables and is very fast. The thermal system liberates samples from a large surface area, and so is ideal as a rapid screening method. Coupled with the specificity afforded by a Sciex 3200 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, the overall system is able to provide real-time results to a forensic standard.”
The Thermal Extraction Ion Source significantly speeds up workflow times by 30% or more for processes where GCMS is normally used for analysis. Much of the time saved is in the sample queue for analysis, which may be overnight, but there are other savings: no solvents, no glassware, no labelling of vials, no loading up the auto-sampler, no GC columns, no special gases. An added benefit is that the lab would be in a position to give virtually instantaneous results to their clients or colleagues once the analysis is complete.
The analytical system has been peer reviewed by academics and government agencies. Contact Mass Spec Analytical for further references and more information. The TEIS-3200 is available to order now.
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Last updated on: 23/11/2016
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