Applied Biosystems and MDS Analytical Technologies introduced the AB SCIEX Triple Quad 5500 and the AB SCIEX QTRAP 5500 mass spectrometry systems for complete workflow solutions.
The new platform includes state-of-the-art electronics, new ion optics architecture, newly-designed components and a 44% smaller footprint than previous systems. These advancements were made to increase sensitivity and speed in qualitative analysis; drive the highest quantitative accuracy to the lowest levels of detection for mass spectrometry systems; and, significantly accelerate the speed of analysis when compared to other instruments, according to the companies.
The AB SCIEX Triple Quad 5500 System is a triple quadrupole mass spectrometry system that surpasses the performance specifications of the API 5000 System. This new level of speed and sensitivity enables a greater amount of data to be acquired from an experiment, which leads to greater quantitative accuracy and lower limits of detection, compared to competitive triple quadrupole instruments. It also features a new pulse-counting detector known as AcQuRate, which effectively detects ions to increase quantitative accuracy and precision. This enables a 5x increase in sensitivity, compared to competitive triple quadrupole instruments.
The AB SCIEX QTRAP 5500 System integrates triple quadrupole capabilities with a new innovation in ion trap technology called Linear Accelerator Trap for quantitative and qualitative analysis. This system integrates all of the features of the AB SCIEX Triple Quad 5500 System, combining them with the new Linear Accelerator Trap technology. It enables scientists to both identify and confirm results in a single analysis. In qualitative mode, the system can provide up to 100 times more sensitivity, depending on the type of experiment. It also delivers ultra-fast scanning and high capacity, provided by the new eQ Electronics as well as the new Linear Accelerator Trap.
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