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Mass Spectrometer Improving Robustness and Operability for High-Speed

Editor: Doris Popp

Shimadzu has released the LCMS-8060NX triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.

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LCMS-8060NX triple quadrupole mass spectrometer
LCMS-8060NX triple quadrupole mass spectrometer
(Source: Shimadzu)

Together with high sensitivity and detection speeds, this flagship LC-MS system offers further improvements in ease-of-use and robustness. It offers greater operating efficiency to pharmaceutical companies needing to shorten drug discovery periods or reduce costs, clinical firms that handle complex biological samples, and entities in food science involved in investigating residual pesticides among others. According to the manufacturer the LCMS-8060NX offers among the highest sensitivity and detection speeds in the world and includes internal mechanical improvements to promote sample ionization. This enables high-sensitivity analysis even for compounds that are difficult to ionize. The newly introduced Ion Focus unit reduces instrument contamination by guiding ions to the interior more efficiently and removing unwanted components, which helps to prevent decreases in detection accuracy or sensitivity. In addition, more robust components are used in ion-focusing, enabling more reliable analysis. The LCMS-8060NX therefore offers both higher sensitivity analysis and lower downtime.