SEATTLE — New high-end mass spectrometers made a big impression here this week at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference, with Waters releasing a new category of mass spec that differentiates ions by size and shape, as well as mass; Thermo releasing updates to its LTQ and LTQ FT; and Shimadzu releasing an update to its AXIMA CFR plus.

In addition, Agilent launched a family of four new single quadrupole mass spectrometers that range in price from $85,000 to a little over $100,000.

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