Thermo Fisher Scientific Demonstrates Success of its LC-MS/MS Solution at Ameritox
Product News Aug 01, 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced the success of its liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) solution at Ameritox.
The Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum Access triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, combined with the Thermo Scientific Aria TLX-4 system, uses TurboFlow and multiplexing technologies to offer sensitive analytical method for clinical research labs like Ameritox.
By implementing this advanced LC-MS/MS method, Ameritox has reduced the amount of time spent on sample preparation and increased its mass spectrometry throughput for forensic and specialty toxicology assessments.
The Thermo Scientific TurboFlow technology uses turbulent flow chromatography to separate analytes from biological matrices prior to MS/MS analysis. Unlike traditional technologies, the TurboFlow method injects the sample directly onto a narrow diameter TurboFlow column. By eliminating extraction, derivitization and evaporation, Ameritox has reduced the lengthy sample preparation time traditionally associated with other methods, Thermo Fisher says.
The Aria TLX-4 is a parallel, multi-channel high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system. It utilizes Thermo Scientific Aria Software to manage all aspects of the process and allows as many as four sample batches to run at the same time.