Thermo Fisher Scientific iCAP TQ ICP-MS
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Thermo Scientific iCAP Triple-Quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (iCAP TQ ICP-MS) system. It is designed for a range of applications, including clinical research and pharmaceutical quality assurance and control. The system is an extension of Thermo's existing iCAP line and combines increased power with simplified operations.
Agilent 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF MS System and Peptide Plus Column
Agilent Technologies has released a new mass spectrometry instrument designed for biomolecule characterization in drug development research. The research-grade 6545XT AdvanceBio pairs high-performance liquid chromatography with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spec and the firm's data-analysis tools. Agilent has also optimized the instrument for profiling intact proteins, mapping peptides, and identifying post-translational modifications. The firm also launched the new Peptide Plus LC column for peptide separations, incorporating superficially porous particle technology.
GenPath Women's Health ClariTest
GenPath Women's Health, a business unit of BioReference Laboratories, is offering ClariTest, a noninvasive prenatal test that will be initially performed at Illumina. The test leverages massively parallel sequencing technology to screen for trisomies 13, 18, and 21, and sex chromosome abnormalities. It also offers the option to screen for five microdeletions, including 22q11.2, or DiGeorge syndrome. The company said that it will ultimately develop and validate its own laboratory-developed NIPT using Illumina technology.
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