Arcinova, a Quotient Sciences business, increases GC-MS/MS capabilities with new system

Arcinova, a Quotient Sciences business, has installed a new Thermo Scientific™ TSQ™ Duo triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS system at our Alnwick site. 

The addition of this new system has allowed us to double our capacity in GC-MS as well as expand our analytical capabilities.  

The system is tailored to chromatographers and single quadrupole GC-MS users who need easy access to powerful new workflows through MS/MS and the ability to meet their current method requirements.  

It features selected reaction monitoring (SRM) which cuts through heavy matrix backgrounds for clear detection of target compounds.

Its Thermo Scientific™ TRACE™ 1300 Series gas chromatograph is configurable for headspace and liquid injection and allows us to address a huge variety of GC and GC-MS applications. 

This system is also effective in enabling us to streamline our operations with one data system for GC, autosampler and MS. It features Tracefinder an intelligent functionality which supports increased efficiency in our laboratories. 

Our site is also fully equipped with Agilent GC-MS with EI/CI Source and GERSTEL multi-purpose sampler with liquid and headspace capacity, providing us with extra capability when working with small volatile molecules.

Stuart McDougall, Bioanalysis Leader at Arcinova, said: “We are continuing to invest in state-of-the-art equipment to match our world class capabilities and expertise, and the Thermo Scientific™ TSQ™ Duo triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS system will play a key part in the expansion of our GC-MS services. 

“It will allow us to offer more capacity to clients and we’re delighted to now have this system at our disposal.”

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