Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New High-Field Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer at ASMS 2011

Novel high-field Orbitrap technology provides exceptional resolving power of >240,000 creating new possibilities in research and discovery
DENVER, CO. June 2, 2011.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced a new milestone in Orbitrap technology, the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Elite. The Orbitrap Elite hybrid mass spectrometer integrates Thermo Scientific's faster, more sensitive ion trap - the Thermo Scientific Velos Pro - with the company's new high-field Orbitrap and advanced signal processing technologies. The system offers outstanding resolving power of 240,000, previously available only on Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometers, as well as a range of fragmentation techniques, helping customers explore and address the most complex challenges in proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics and metabolism applications. The new mass spectrometer can be seen in the Thermo Scientific hospitality suite at the Hyatt Regency in Centennial Ballroom D during the 59th Annual ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, from June 5-9 in Denver.
"Thermo Scientific Orbitrap technology is the recognized standard for accurate mass and high-resolution measurement," said Thomas Moehring, product manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "With the introduction of the high-field Orbitrap and advanced signal processing technology, we created a new standard in ultrahigh resolution and accurate mass for laboratories performing comprehensive proteomics and metabolism studies."
The Orbitrap Elite embodies multiple advanced technologies including its mass analyzer geometry, unique signal processing, new ion-transfer optics that improve ion beam transmission into the Orbitrap mass analyzer and a new image current pre-amplifier. These capabilities are coupled with new Velos Pro ion trap technology - linear detection electronics, fast scanning and neutral-blocking front-end ion optics - to enhance overall system quantitative performance, speed and uptime. The sum of these unique innovations offers:
  • Maximum resolving power of greater than 240,000 FWHM at m/z 400
  • An amazing four-fold increase in scan speed for increased precision and confidence in quantitative results, and enhanced compatibility with UHPLC.
  • More high-quality, higher-energy collisional induced dissociation (HCD) spectra and FTMSn spectral fragmentation trees for confident structural elucidation.
  • Exceptional sensitivity for the detection of very low abundance proteins, peptides and metabolites

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget the QExactive.