Thermo Fisher Scientific Strengthens Its Industry-Leading Mass Spectrometry Portfolio At ASMS 2014
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today launched new instruments, software and consumables designed to enable customers in research and applied markets to achieve higher levels of performance and productivity.
The new Thermo Scientific products make their debut during the 62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, being held at the Baltimore Convention Center from June 15-19 in booth 127 and at the Holiday suite in the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
“We are committed to extending our long track record of mass spectrometry innovation with new products that allow our customers to achieve their goals in both research and applied markets,” said Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Our depth of capabilities encompassing instruments, software and consumables puts Thermo Fisher in a unique position to help our customers accelerate results while improving laboratory efficiency.”
Headlining the new Thermo Scientific launches is the Q Exactive HF (high field)liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system, which significantly increases the performance of the highly successful Q Exactive Plus platform by combining it with an ultra-high field Orbitrap mass analyzer. The Q Exactive HF system is engineered for faster characterization, quantification and confirmation to help life sciences researchers dramatically increase analytical speed and sensitivity in applications such as protein identification.
New application-specific Thermo Scientific software helps researchers turn mass spectral data into answers to the most challenging scientific questions. For example, PepFinder 1.0 peptide mapping softwareincreases the quality and accuracy of biotherapeutic protein characterization, critical in drug development and production quality control. As mass spectrometry becomes the primary method of identifying proteins in complex biological samples, Proteome Discoverer 2.0 softwareprovidesoutstanding sensitivity and a wide array of bioinformatics tools and customizable workflows.
Recognizing the importance of sample preparation in ensuring accurate results, the company also introduced new Thermo Scientific consumables designed to enrich target proteins, peptides and antibodies for analysis. Mass Spectrometric Immunoassay pipette tips feature proprietary microcolumn technology to provide enhanced, reproducible target purification in biological samples prior to LC-MS analyses. In addition, the Tandem Mass Tag Reagent family is specially designed to enable a rapid transition from method development to high-throughput protein quantitation.
For customers working in applied markets, the Thermo Scientific TSQ 8000 Evo triple quadrupolegas chromatography-mass spectrometrysystem incorporates new EvoCell technology to deliver a threefold increase in productivity compared to its predecessor, allowing users to screen and quantitate more than 1,000 compounds in a single run. The TSQ 8000 Evo system is ideal for laboratories analyzing food, environmental, pharmaceutical and forensic samples for complex compounds such as dioxins and pesticides.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our four premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.
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