Thermo Fisher Scientific announces a strategic partnership with Phytronix Technologies for the use of Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) technology. LDTD technology enhances the existing Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum LC/MS product portfolio by offering fast sample analysis for both quantitative and qualitative applications in high-throughput drug discovery and development.
This technology, consisting of a semi-conductor-based laser diode, allows scientists to rapidly analyze compounds. The workflow is enhanced by loading the Phytronix Lazwell 96-well plate with the sample and inserting the plate into the LDTD ion source operating at atmospheric pressure. The LDTD technology increases the speed of analysis of compounds by 20 to 100 times compared to established techniques based on liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry.
This article was published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 1, January, 2008, pp. 27.
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