Global leader in analytical technologies facilitates testing for safe
water supplies with the innovative NexION® 300
WALTHAM, Mass--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and
the environment, has provided South
West Water, a UK-based water utility, its NexION®
300 ICP-MS platform to help ensure and deliver safe water to 1.6
million people and businesses in the south west of England through
advanced analytical monitoring.
South West Water selected the NexION 300 ICP-MS instrument as an
analytical platform to test for 28 different elements in drinking water
and sewage networks as part of a regional monitoring system. Key
criteria for selecting the NexION platform included rapid, high sample
throughput capability, reliability, and the flexibility to adapt to
changing workflow and detection requirements.
"As PerkinElmer has a lot of credibility and a strong track record in
the area of environmental analysis, we were confident in our decision to
be one of the first to buy the new NexION 300 ICP-MS," said Alan Clark,
Section Leader Chemistry, South West Water, UK. "PerkinElmer delivered
what they promised; low background, less maintenance and less downtime."
Dusty Tenney, president, Analytical Sciences and Laboratory Services,
PerkinElmer, said, "We are very pleased to work closely with South West
Water to assist in its mission of providing a high-quality water supply
to its customers. High quality water is essential to human health and a
clean environment, and PerkinElmer is committed to providing solutions
to enable water utilities to maintain robust analytical capabilities in
order to ensure an uninterrupted supply to their customers."
South West Water's testing facilities can now handle changes in current
and future sample matrices by choosing between the different testing
modes available on the NexION. Analysts have been able to easily
streamline their previous methods to cover the required analysis of 28
elements using only the NexION, without increasing sample times. Further
reduction of cycle times has also been possible using NexION's FAST
system, for optimizing automatic sample handling, stabilization, data
acquisition, rinse and reporting for high throughput.
Providing exceptional signal stability, the NexION 300 ICP-MS system
focuses an ion beam with its unique Triple Cone Interface (TCI),
minimizing drift and eliminating the need for cell cleaning. In
addition, a Quadrupole Ion Deflector (QID) ensures only ions are
introduced into the cell, keeping signal responses stable day after day.
Due to its patented Universal Cell TechnologyTM (UCT), which
has three modes of operation — standard, reaction and collision —
analysts can choose the most appropriate technique for a particular
application. This results in faster method development, higher capacity
and sensitive, reproducible results every time.
For further information on NexION 300 ICP-MS, visit www.perkinelmer.com/nexion300
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 $1.7 billion in 2010, has about 7,000 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.
Edelman (on behalf of PerkinElmer, Inc.)
Amanda L. Connolly,
Source: PerkinElmer, Inc.
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