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Waters Launches ACQUITY TQD Tandem Quadrupole UPLC/MS/MS System
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Waters Launches ACQUITY TQD Tandem Quadrupole UPLC/MS/MS System

Waters Launches ACQUITY TQD Tandem Quadrupole UPLC/MS/MS System
Product News

Waters Launches ACQUITY TQD Tandem Quadrupole UPLC/MS/MS System

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Waters Corporation has introduced a UPLC™/MS/MS system at the 54th Annual Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, May 28 – June 1.

Waters® ACQUITY™ TQD puts the power of Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UPLC/MS/MS) into the hands of chromatographers.

This UPLC/MS/MS system takes the inherent selectivity and robustness of tandem quadrupole MS/MS and combines it with the speed and sensitivity provided by UPLC technology to give chromatographers significant productivity advantages.

The ACQUITY TQD is a benchtop, ultra-compact, tandem-quadrupole, atmospheric pressure ionization (API) mass detector-based system designed for routine UPLC/MS/MS analyses.

With IntelliStart™ technology to integrate its internal calibration fluidics and advanced diagnostics software, the system automatically tunes and calibrates the ACQUITY TQ Detector and conducts full UPLC/MS/MS performance checks.

This allows chromatographers to acquire UPLC/MS/MS data in routine analytical and open access applications.

In particular, Waters ACQUITY TQ Detector has been optimized for such applications as: high throughput drug metabolism studies, food safety and quality testing, environmental monitoring, and clinical therapeutic drug monitoring.

The ACQUITY TQD utilizes T-Wave technology to enable rapid MS/MS acquisition speeds delivering higher productivity in UPLC and multi-residue applications.

The instrument design and its electronics are provided in a compact package that is 25% smaller than the Quattro micro™ mass spectrometer.

The MS/MS capability (5ms dwell times) and polarity switching of the ACQUITY TQD make it an ideal system for high speed quantification when coupled with the ACQUITY UPLC™ System on the front-end.

The patented ZSpray™ (dual orthogonal sampling) interface includes, as standard, multi-mode ESCi® ionization switching for atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) and electrospray (ESI) ionization in the same run for added productivity.

IonSABRE™ APCI and atmospheric pressure photo-ionization (APPI) probes are also available. System control and data acquisition can be performed with either Waters MassLynx™ 4.1 or Empower™ 2 Software.

Waters also offers two other tandem quadrupole MS/MS systems – the Quattro Premier™, which is designed for the ultra trace level UPLC and UPLC/MS/MS applications and the Quattro micro which is designed for HPLC/MS/MS assays.

In addition to tandem quadrupole mass spectrometers, Waters also offers a full range of mass spectrometry solutions including single, time-of-flight and quadrupole time-of-flight solutions for UPLC/MS and UPLC/MS/MS.