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Mass spectrometry

The use of mass spectrometry as an analytical method has become indispensable in laboratories and the process industry. The wide range of application scenarios and the possibility of combining them with separation methods such as chromatography make it an all-rounder in chemical analysis. The areas covered are manifold, whether in diagnostics, biotechnology, trace analysis or environmental chemistry, mass spectrometers are always used to obtain exact results.

Companies Mass Spectrometry

Thermo Fisher Scientific GmbH, Germany

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. We enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With our brand Thermo Scientific we offer solutions for Chromatography, Elemental Analysis, Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Spectroscopy as well as Laboratory Inf more

Waters GmbH, Germany

Waters Corporation is a global leader in liquid chromatography (UPLC/HPLC), mass spectrometry (MS), rheology and thermal analysis. The business areas range from research & development, the manufacture and sale of analytical instruments, laboratory software products, column and sample preparation pro more

SIM Scientific Instruments Manufacturer GmbH, Germany

SIM offers you the best specialist counselling and unique solutions that go far beyond what is available on the market elsewhere. The "Scientific Instruments Manufacturer" SIM is the specialist for custom-made chromatography systems. SIM serves the high-end range of gas and liquid chromatography, m more

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Products Mass Spectrometry

Minimal Method Development – Maximal GC Uptime

Greater efficiency for your lab with the Xevo TQ-GC Electron Impact Ionization Tandem Quadrupole Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer from Waters more

The Ultimate in Trace Detection of Gases at Atmospheric Pressure by Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry

A unique platform with novel technologies to ensure lowest detection limits and superior data for qualitative and quantitative applications more

Direct Analyses with GC/MS or LC/MS by Agilent, Shimadzu, LECO and Bruker

The Direct Inlet Probe system by SIM allows you to do a direct MS analysis without uncoupling the GC/MS or LC/MS interface more

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Software Mass Spectrometry

One Software Solution for GC, LC, IC and MS – Chromeleon 7.2 CDS Chromatography Data System

The new Chromeleon 7.2 CDS release is the first CDS that combines separation (GC/IC/LC) and Mass Spectrometry (MS) in an enterprise environment more

News Mass Spectrometry

  • Secret messages hidden in light-sensitive polymers

    DNA is a long chemical sequence that carries genetic information. Inspired by this biological system, in recent years many research teams have been exploring how to store and then decode information within synthetic macromolecules, also called polymers. In a leap forward in this field, researchers a more

  • Disruptive 2D mass spectrometry spin-out secures seed investment

    Verdel Instruments Ltd - a spin-out company of the University of Warwick UK – has developed new disruptive two-dimensional mass spectrometry (2DMS) technology and raised seed investment of over £230,000 from Longwall Ventures and Innovate UK. Designed by world-leading researchers, this is the first more

  • Secrets of fluorescent microalgae could lead to super-efficient solar cells

    Tiny light-emitting microalgae, found in the ocean, could hold the secret to the next generation of organic solar cells, according to new research carried out at the Universities of Birmingham and Utrecht. Microalgae are probably the oldest surviving living organisms on the planet. They have evolved more

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Videos Mass Spectrometry

A Handy Mass Spectrometric Bench-Top System for the Rapid Determination of Molecular Components in Solids, Liquids and Gases

Modular device construction: A high - vacuum unit - containing a robust single-quadrupole mass analyzer and a reliable mass detector (a secondary  electron multiplier) - can be equipped with easily exchangeable sources of sample ionization: easily exchangeable sources of sample ionization (based o more

Minimal Method Development – Maximal GC Uptime

Analytical laboratories working at full capacity are faced with the challenge of ensuring a comprehensive coverage of applications while working time and cost efficiently. This balancing act is now possible thanks to the Xevo TQ-GC mass spectrometer. Your results are reproducible even with difficult more

The chemicals we leave behind

The products we use every day leave behind chemical footprints. Learn how and why researchers are now studying those trails. Mass spectrometry is helping researchers learn more about our interactions with the everyday chemicals we use, such as DEET, caffeine, even medications. In this episode of ... more

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White papers Mass Spectrometry

  • Characterizing Biotherapeutics with HPLC

    As demonstrated here, there are a broad range of HPLC applications used in development, production, validation and release of protein therapeutics for human use. Some of the applications mentioned above are mandatory when submitting a new biopharmace more

  • Increased productivity for downstream processing of biotherapeutics

    Polymer-based chromatographic resins featuring high mechanical and chemical stability and high protein binding capacities can help to increase the throughput and robustness of biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Advances in genetic engineering more

  • GC-C-IRMS Determination of Hormones

    By amending methodology to utilize eVol® for sample preparation processes for GC-C-IRMS C isotope ratio analysis, the ISORA department has: improved sample preparation conditions and the GC-C-IRMS analysis results by removing the risk of ghost peaks, more

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Infographics Mass Spectrometry

The Philae Lander

You’ve probably heard the great news over the weekend that the European Space Agency’s Philae lander has awoken from its 7 month slumber on Comet 67P, and is once again relaying collected data back to Earth. You might have less of an idea, however, of what this data is, and why it’s important. This more

Why Does Asparagus Make Urine Smell?

The latest food chemistry graphic looks at the chemistry of asparagus – specifically, why it causes the urine of some (but not all) people to smell. Over the past forty years several papers have been published on the subject, and several studies undertaken, to try and determine the chemical compound more

Mass Spectrometry and Interpreting Mass Spectra

For the fourth in the analytical chemistry series, we turn to mass spectrometry. So far, we’ve looked at how chemists can determine the presence of particular bonds present in molecules with infrared spectroscopy, and how they can gain information about the structure of molecules using hydrogen and more

Publications Mass Spectrometry

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q&more articles Mass Spectrometry

  • Authentic food

    Authentic food is growing in popularity with consumers. In a heavily industrialized market, a regional, single-source and/or specially manufactured product is increasingly becoming a guarantor of greater value. In the premium segment in particular, economically motivated “food fraud” can reap huge profits. more

  • Lipidomics – a new kid on the “OMICS” block

    Progress in research is – to a large extent – driven by technological and analytical advance-ments. This is particularly true for the field of lipid research in the biomedical field, which was hampered for decades by the limited availability of analytical tools to address the enormous complexity of lipids in the human body. Now we are entering the era of “lipidomics”, which aims at addressing the entire complement of lipids in a biological sample, with wide ranging applica-tions in basic research, biotechnoloy and biomedicine (for the state-of-the-art see also: Opinion articles on Lipidomics, [1]). more

  • Combinatorial explosion in separation sciences

    In analytical sciences one of the major goals is to develop and validate methods for the identification and quantification of molecules in complex samples to support investigations in the pharmaceutical sciences, environmental sciences, food sciences, biology and medicine. more

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Authors Mass Spectrometry

  • Dr. Josef Ecker

    Josef Ecker, born in 1978, studied biology at the University of Regensburg. He earned his doctorate in 2007, after which he researched as a postdoc at the University Hospital in Regensburg at the Institute of Clinical Chemistry. After several subsequent years in industry, working in executive and la more

  • Prof. Dr. Gérard Hopfgartner

    Gérard Hopfgartner, studied chemistry at the University of Geneva and received his Ph.D. degree in 1991 in the field of organic geochemistry and mass spectrometry. He pursued his formation as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in the domain of LC-MS/MS atmospheric pressure ionization. Then more

  • Kristoffer Thom

    Kristoffer Thom, born in 1993, studied chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, where he completed his bachelor thesis in the group of Rainer Weinkauf on mass spectrometry of peptides. For his master thesis he joined the group of Peter Gilch, investigating novel emitters for OLED appli more

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Definition

Mass spectrometry

Mass spectrometry Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of ion s. It is most generally used to find the composition of a physical sample by generating a mass spectrum representing the masses of samp ... more

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