Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduced the compact LCMS-2020 single quadrupole mass spectrometer that uses ultrafast (UF) technology for accurate detection of trace impurities in pharmaceuticals. The UF scanning technology achieves mass spectrum measurement speeds of 15,000 u/sec without sacrificing sensitivity or resolution, according to the company. The novel UF switching technology achieves 15 ms polarity switching, enabling accurate data from even the fastest chromatographic peaks without any loss of peak height.
LCMS-2020 control and data processing are handled by an updated version of LCMS solution software that displays multiple sets of LC or MS data, allowing overlay and analysis of multiple data results for easy searching and comparison. The software controls the LCMS-2020 and is integrated with Shimadzu’s Prominence Series of ultrafast and nano HPLCs.
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 12, No. 2, February, 2009, p.6.
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