Agilent Technologies Introduces Accurate-Mass Q-TOF LC/MS System
Product News Jun 04, 2008
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the Agilent 6530 Accurate-Mass Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (Q-TOF) liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) system.
The company claims that, using True High Definition TOF technology, the system delivers superior data quality, providing superior mass accuracy, mass resolution, dynamic range, sensitivity and speed. The new 6530 is the ideal system for proteomics, metabolomics, impurity profiling, environmental screening and other demanding applications.
The 6530 Q-TOF incorporates Agilent Jet Stream thermal gradient focusing technology, which can improve system sensitivity to high femtogram levels of detection. Operating at conventional flowrates (0.1 – 2.5 mL/min), Agilent Jet Stream technology is a perfect high-flow complement to nanoflow sensitivity of Agilent’s HPLC-Chip/MS.
In addition to elevated sensitivity, True High-Definition TOF technology is designed to deliver mass accuracy across a wide range of concentrations and m/z, plus resolution, and dynamic range unmatched by other benchtop TOF instruments.
“We set out to deliver exceptional analytical performance for MS and MS/MS analyses for experiments demanding the combination of highest sensitivity, accurate mass measurements and speed, without the compromises required by other TOF systems and orbital trap analyzers,” said Ken Miller, Agilent’s senior global marketing director, Life Sciences LC/MS Division.
“This sensitivity improvement will enable scientists performing metabolomics, proteomics and complex qualitative analyses to find and identify more, lower-abundance compounds faster and more confidently than ever.”