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Thermo Finnigan Releases Newest Mass Spectrometer

NEW YORK, Nov 8 – Thermo Finnigan, formerly ThermoQuest, has announced the release of its new TSQ Quantum triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.

The company said the product is both high-resolution and compact, measuring 55 by 56 by 79 centimeters.

“With the highest resolution and sensitivity of any triple quadrupole mass spectrometer on the market, it significantly lowers practical detection limits, ushering in a new age in mass spectrometry,” the company said in a statement.

Thermo Finnigan was not immediately available for comment.

The company said its patented HyperQuad technology gives the TSQ Quantum a quadrupole rod structure and provides high ion transmission and mass selectivity resulting in “unparalleled” resolution, ion transmission, and quantitative performance.

“The high resolution minimizes matrix interferences to resolve ambiguities normally associated with low-resolution analysis,” the company said.

In addition, the TSQ Quantum has a 90° collision cell that is part of an analyzer geometry
that has reduced the triple quad to a smaller size.

The company has also developed software products for quantitative, metabolite ID,
drug discovery, and proteomic applications. These tools can be used in conjunction with the Xcalibur control and analysis software.

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