Agilent Technologies Boosts Performance of its Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, Sells 500th Unit
Product News May 26, 2008
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the introduction of the Agilent 6410B triple quadrupole (QQQ) mass spectrometer (MS) and the sale of the 500th Agilent 640 QQQ in less than two years since the platform was introduced.
The new B version of the Agilent 6410 features polarity switching scans every 500 msec, allowing complex mixtures of compounds with strong fragmentation in positive and negative ion mode to the analyzed in a single run.
The Agilent 641 OB doubles the number of Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) scans that can be performed in a given time segment and also increases the maximum number of MRMs per method to more than 10,000. Users can create methods to analyze more compounds in a shorter time frame.
Agilent also introduced new automated method optimization software for the 64 1 OB. This new program selects the best ion transitions for a panel of analytes introduced by infusion, direct injection or chromatographic injection, and optimizes collision energies and other instrument settings to maximize overall method sensitivity.
Agilent has also announced that it has recently sold the landmark 500th 54 1 0 QQQ in less than two years since the product line was launched.