Thermo Fisher Scientific
Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the introduction
of a wide range of mass spectrometry technologies that deliver new levels of
analytical performance for a wide range of applications, from advanced life
sciences research to routine compound screening. The expanded Thermo Scientific
mass spectrometry portfolio will be showcased at the 56th ASMS Conference on
Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, taking place in Denver from June 1-5.
“We have made significant technical advances across our entire mass spectrometry
portfolio,” noted Dr. Ian Jardine, vice president of global research and
development for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “At ASMS we are highlighting
the latest additions to our leading portfolio and demonstrating how these new
products can enable scientists to reach new heights of performance, whether
they need highly sensitive protein quantitation, or fast, simple compound identification.”
Featured breakthrough technologies at ASMS include:
Thermo Scientific TSQ Vantage™ Triple Quadrupole – This most recent
addition to the popular line of TSQ triple quadrupole mass spectrometers delivers
up to 10 times more sensitivity than competing systems. Innovative new ion optics
and ion-source technology transmit virtually every ion to the mass analyzer,
delivering unmatched signal-to-noise performance for reproducible and precise
quantitative analysis of small molecules, biomolecules and peptides.
Thermo Scientific Exactive™ LC-MS – Leveraging the proven performance
of Orbitrap™ technology, Exactive provides sub-ppm mass accuracy at resolutions
of up to 100,000 for routine compound screening and identification. With intuitive
software, this new benchtop LC-MS system is easy for non-specialists to operate
in “walk-up” mode, yet delivers the high resolution, sensitivity
and mass accuracy needed for the most challenging analytical work.
Thermo Scientific Proteome Discoverer Software – This new proteomics
analysis software platform provides researchers with a comprehensive view of
quantitative and qualitative proteomic data by combining and comparing data
from multiple search engines, public databases and dissociation methods. It
allows data mining on a much larger scale than has previously been possible,
yet is flexible and easy to use.
The company will also debut Thermo Scientific TMT® Tags, an exclusive labeling
technology for multiplexed global protein quantitation. This isobaric mass tagging
chemistry enables identification and quantitation of protein expression levels
from multiple samples including cells, tissues and biological fluids.
and consistent chemistry of TMT Tags allow for efficient transition from method
development to multiplex quantitation, leading to increased throughput for accelerated