The New AxION iQT GC/MS/MS System Combines the Quantitative Power of
a Triple Quad with the Identification Capabilities of a Q-TOF in a
Faster, Modular and Easier to Operate Instrument
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
At the 2013 American
Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference, PerkinElmer
Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and
the environment, introduced the AxION
iQT gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometer (GC/MS/MS). The
AxION iQT system provides greater quantitative capabilities to that of a
triple quadrupole, while quickly identifying compounds like a quadrupole
time-of-flight (Q-TOF) at a rate of up to 500 compounds per second. The
new mass spectrometer provides laboratories with easier to use
technology, faster results, and more specific, selective data needed to
make more accurate decisions faster.
PerkinElmer's AxION(R) iQT GC/MS/MS is the first mass spectrometry platform of its kind that performs both superior quantitation and exact mass identification for complex sample analysis (Photo: Business Wire)
"Global regulatory expansion is driving increased adoption of mass
spectrometry as the technology provides greater sample insights for many
industries," said Dusty Tenney, president of Environmental Health,
PerkinElmer. "We've created a new category of mass spectrometry designed
to be faster, smarter, modular and easy to operate and maintain that
combines superior quantitative and identification performance into one
instrument, making this latest generation of technology both user and
The Axion iQT GC/MS/MS solution is intuitive, enabling technicians who
are not mass spectrometry trained to run their analyses easily and with
confidence. The AxION iQT system is the first MS/MS technology that
delivers automated method development tools to users, includes advanced
application-centric software and provides easy maintenance due to its
smart modular system. These unique features make the AxION iQT system a
one-of- a-kind, easy to use MS/MS instrument that enables analytical
labs to deliver highly specific and sensitive MS/MS results, quickly and
for virtually any application.
The new system can thoroughly characterize and easily quantify compounds
for a variety of applications, including the analysis of pesticides in
food samples to ensure food safety and authenticity, quantitation of
non-derivatized steroids, cholesterol and therapeutic drug monitoring in
research applications, analysis of drugs in forensic toxicology, and
thorough analysis of chemical compositions.
At the ASMS conference PerkinElmer will also announce a new
collaboration with CTC
Analytics to provide AxION Sample Manager, a complete sample
preparation and analysis solution. The AxION
Sample Manager is built around the industry-leading CTC PAL
technology and can be integrated with the AxION iQT for automated sample
preparation with unprecedented precision and repeatability.
To learn more about the AxION iQT system, visit PerkinElmer's booth #111
or hospitality suite at the ASMS conference at the Hilton Minneapolis,
Marquette IV-VII or visit the Axion
iQT website page.
About PerkinElmer, Inc.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and
safety of people and the environment. The company reported revenue of
approximately $2.1 billion in 2012, has about 7,500 employees serving
customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500
Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.
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Source: PerkinElmer, Inc.
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