Product Releases

High-Resolution Mass Spectrometer

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 7:13am

tripletofAB SCIEX launched the AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System, the fastest and most sensitive high-resolution mass spectrometer for high performance qualitative and quantitative analysis. This system represents a significant advancement in mass spectrometry, combining for the first time on a single platform the quantitative capabilities typically associated with triple quadrupoles and the qualitative capabilities of a high-resolution, accurate-mass system. The TripleTOF 5600 System is designed to enable new and better ways for scientists to conduct mass spectrometry experiments for a broad range of life science applications, such as discovering new drugs, detecting biomarkers, and aiding in food safety and environmental analysis. The company unveiled its next-generation system at the 58th American Society of Mass Spectrometry conference in Salt Lake City.

Click here to watch video The AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System delivers a series of new innovations, including SmartSpeed 100Hz Acquisition that is at least 5 times higher speed than any other high-resolution mass spectrometry system; Accelerator TOF Analyzer for high-resolution data at high speed with the industry’s highest sensitivity; and EasyMass Accuracy to achieve stable ~1ppm mass accuracy without continuous user calibration. These are significant advancements over currently marketed accurate-mass systems, which are limited to producing qualitative results with trade-offs in speed and sensitivity, as well as not being considered to have the reproducibility and precision needed for accurate quantitation.

This next generation of mass spectrometry instrumentation is the only system that combines the highest available sensitivity and speed with high resolution. Scientists can utilize it to generate better quality information from samples more easily than previously possible, increasing productivity and efficiency within their laboratories. The TripleTOF 5600 System also provides life scientists with access to powerful new workflows for comprehensive exploration, rapid profiling and high-resolution quantitation of complex samples that are not possible with any other mass spectrometer.

AB SCIEX is enabling these workflows with a suite of new application-specific software the company is also launching in conjunction with the new platform. Among them are MetabolitePilot Software for identifying metabolites in pharmaceutical research, and PeakView Software for processing and visualizing large amounts of mass spectrometry data quickly and simply, as well as new versions of MultiQuant Software for streamlined quantitation of small and large molecules, ProteinPilot Software for simplified proteomics; LipidView Software for lipidomics research and MarkerView Software for metabolomics and biomarker profiling analysis.

AB SCIEX developed the TripleTOF 5600 system in collaboration with scientists at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the University of Geneva’s Mass Spectrometry Centre. These collaborations helped produce workflows for pharmaceutical research and disease research, now available for the life science community with the launch of this system.



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