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Partnership to Expand Choices for High Throughput Drug Discovery, Forensic Toxicology and Food Safety Analysis

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The two companies are integrating Phytronix’s LDTD (Laser Diode Thermal Desorption) Ion source with the AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System as a first step to offer the high throughput accurate mass market a better alternative than other technologies. AB SCIEX and Phytronix are presenting information about LDTD-MS/MS integration at the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference in Denver this week.  

This joint effort aims to deliver the latest innovation in mass spectrometry in a workflow solution customised for high throughput applications. The AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System offers the industry’s fastest and most sensitive high resolution mass spectrometer for high performance qualitative and quantitative analysis. Complementing this breakthrough technology is Phytronix’s LDTD Ion Source, which is the fastest high throughput solution on the market.  

This development will benefit the entire AB SCIEX mass spectrometry portfolio and is expected to increase the throughput of workflows using the industry’s highest sensitivity mass spectrometers, exclusively from AB SCIEX.    

Jean Lacoursière, President of Phytronix Technologies

“The combination of LDTD and the AB SCIEX Triple TOF 5600 System provides an unmatchable tool for drug discovery as well as clinical research, forensics and food safety analysis.  Our LDTD Ion Source introduces a sample by a rapid laser thermal desorption process into an AB SCIEX MS/MS, ionizing it via atmospheric pressure chemical ionization without mobile phase. This ‘shotgun’ approach, coupled with the TripleTOF system, offers a full MS analysis with the exact mass in under four seconds.”

Dave Hicks, Vice President and General Manager of the Pharmaceutical and Omics Business, AB SCIEX

“AB SCIEX is committed to the high throughput market, and with the AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System setting a new standard in innovation, we are confident that we can push the limits in this area better than anyone else.  Several of our customers are already working with LDTD-MS/MS, so this integration with Phytronix is a natural step forward in our strategy to broaden the options for scientists and lab analysts using high throughput workflows.”