IONICS Announces the Product Release of the Ionics 3q Molecular Analyzer and MolAna Software
Product News Jun 18, 2009
IONICS Mass Spectrometry Group Inc. from Bolton, Canada has announced the product release of a new triple quadrupole mass spectrometer and data acquisition and processing system; the IONICS 3Q Molecular Analyzer™ and MolAna™, respectively.
The IONICS 3Q Molecular Analyzer™ triple quadrupole mass spectrometer is a new generation instrument that incorporates many novel technology advancements, the company claims.
“The IONICS 3Q Molecular Analyzer was designed specifically in response to customer requests for sensitivity, ease of use and ruggedness”, said Dr. Reza Javahery, President. “We are extremely proud of our new design, with its high sensitivity, small footprint, sophisticated diagnostics and low maintenance.”
The IONICS 3Q Molecular Analyzer™ triple quadrupole mass spectrometer is equipped with a single or dual atmospheric pressure electrospray or chemical ionization source (Torrent™ Coaxial Flow Ion Source), the FlowTune™ ion path, with HSID™ Ultra interface, multiple pressure stages with Laminar Flow Ion Guides™, a collision cell, two resolving rods, and UniField™ ion detector capable of high dynamic range.
“The ion transport from the source through the interface and to the first quadrupole is flow based along the ion path. This means that the ions are carried by the flow- a laminar flow- through various stages of ion guides. This new technology significantly improves ion transmission and ease of use.” said Dr. Lisa Cousins, Vice President Research. “We worked extensively for a long time with collaborators from both industry and academia, and we are excited to provide the technology they’ve been asking for”.
MolAna™, developed for IONICS by Phenomenome Discoveries Inc. (PDI) of Saskatoon Canada, is a complete data acquisition and quantitation software package that is designed to work in today’s multi-instrument, multi-vendor laboratory environments. These functionalities are fully integrated with PDI’s patented non-targeted biomarker discovery technology, Phenomenome Profiler™.
“IONICS has developed a truly remarkable triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. The ease at which the IONICS 3Q Molecular Analyzer™ can be multiplexed, remotely monitored, diagnosed, and maintained will revolutionize the large scale use of triple quadrupole mass spectrometers” said Dr. Dayan B. Goodenowe, President/CEO of PDI.