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Waters Xevo TQ Absolute Benchtop Tandem Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Waters has launched the Xevo TQ Absolute compact benchtop tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer, which the company said is up to 15 times more sensitive for quantifying negatively ionizing compounds than its predecessor, the Xevo TQ-TS. Waters also said that the new platform also is 45 percent smaller and uses up to 50 percent less electricity and gas supply than other high-performance tandem quadrupole mass specs on the market, including ones from Sciex, Agilent, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Waters pairs the new platform with its Acquity Premier UPLC System with MaxPeak HPS technology to eliminate non-specific adsorption of compounds containing phosphate and/or carboxylate groups and improve their recovery. This integrated system is designed to enable extremely low quantitation levels for applications including quantifying regulated impurities in drug discovery; performing oligonucleotide assays; measuring concentrations of endogenous metabolites in large-cohort clinical studies; and quantifying residues and contaminants in food and environmental samples.