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New Products: ASMS 2013 Focus


A number of vendors introduced new proteomics products at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry meeting in Minneapolis this week. The following is a roundup of new offerings introduced at the conference.

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced its new Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid mass spectrometer, which combines a quadrupole for precursor selection with both an Orbitrap and ion trap mass analyzer.

The system's quadrupole allows for precursor selection at isolation widths down to 0.4 amu. Its dual-pressure linear ion trap, which is preceded by an ion routing multipole, enables CID and ETD fragmentation and scan rates of up to 20 Hz. The Orbitrap analyzer, meanwhile, offers resolution in excess of 450,000 and scan rates up to 15 Hz.

Thermo Fisher also launched two new triple quadrupole instruments at this week's ASMS meeting – the Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantiva and the Thermo Scientific TSQ Endura.

The company released several software packages as well, including its FreeStyle 1.0 program for analysis of low and high resolution mass spec data; Proteome Discoverer 1.4 for qualitative and quantitative proteomics research; Sieve 2.1 for differential analysis of proteins and peptides; ProSight 3.0 for top-down proteomics; and PinPoint 1.3 for targeted proteomics quantitation.

Bruker this week introduced its Impact HD QTOF, which features the company's Captivespray Nanobooster ionization system for noise reduction and, according to the company, offers five orders of dynamic range.

Bruker also introduced its EVOQ Elite ER triple quadrupole, an expansion of its EVOQ triple quad line that takes the line's mass range up to 2,000 m/z, making it suitable for applications including peptide quantitation.

AB Sciex this week introduced its Selexion ion mobility technology to its TripleTOF 5600+ instrument.

The company also launched a new version of its SWATH data independent acquisition method that, it said, offers up to five times the speed of the previous method along with scale improvement and improved tools for visualization and transfer of data sets. It also released a new version of its ProteinPilot software.

Waters this week introduced its new Synapt G2-Si mass spectrometer, which, the company said, adds another parameter for ion identification by integrating collision cross-section information determined via the company's T-wave ion mobility separations.

Agilent this week introduced a new drift ion mobility system for use with its iFunnel QTOF system.

The company also launched a new version of its RapidFire system, the RapidFire 365 mass spec system, which, the company said, can run unattended for up 60 hours, enabling more than 20,000 injections.

It also released its StreamSelect LC/MS system consisting of two 1200 Series LCs coupled to a 6400 triple quad to allow for LC multiplexing.

Shimadzu this week launched its MALDI-7090 TOF-TOF mass spectrometer, which the company said was targeted for proteomics and tissue imaging research.

The instrument offers 2 kHz acquisition speed in both MS MS/MS modes along with an integrated 10-plate loader and 20 keV high-energy CID capability, the company said.