Shimadzu Corp. has introduced the GCMS-TQ8030 ultra fast triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, as well as the LCMS-8040 and LCMS-8080, expanding its mass spectrometry product line, called UFMS (Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry) series.
“The newly-developed GCMS-TQ8030 features powerful capability in terms of both high sensitivity and ultrafast performance, enabling trace analysis at the ppt (parts per trillion) level,” said Hiroto Itoi, general manager of Mass Spectrometry Business Unit, Life Science Business Department of Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division.
The LCMS-8040 and LCMS-8080 technologies are designed for trace quantitative works in complex matrices. According to the company, the LCMS-8080 model achieves a 30-fold increase in sensitivity over the LCMS-8030 (released September 2010), and the LCMS-8040 boosts the sensitivity five times higher than the LCMS-8030 while maintaining its ultrafast performance.
Shimadzu workstation software for the new instruments: GCMSsolution Ver. 4.0, LabSolutions LCMS Ver. 5.53 (LCMS-8040) and LabSolutions LCMS Ver. 5.5 (LCMS-8080), provide intuitive and unified operation flow and new functionalities for more efficient data processing, according to the company.