SCIEX is dedicated to placing the power of life-changing answers into the hands of those who care, everywhere. SCIEX provides integrated, reliable analytical tools to advance scientific understanding and safeguard health. The company’s technology leadership spans across 40 years of innovations in state-of-the-art instrumentation, workflow solutions and support for mass spectrometry and separations science.
Our broad portfolio of scientific analytical tools include innovative instrument systems, intuitive software, pre-packaged methods and chemistry reagents -- all of which are part of workflows that reduce complexity and accelerate results. These tools apply mass spectrometry technologies to enable scientists to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis across a wide range of applications.
We have a long history of developing first-of-its-kind products, demonstrating our ability to continue innovating for the scientific community: Supporting these tools are our services, which are among the most comprehensive for the markets we serve.
Timeline of over 40 years of innovation:
SCIEX is founded SCIEX (Scientific Export) is formed in 1970 by Dr. Barry French and others from the University of Toronto Aerospace department to develop analytical instrumentation based sensors technology used in space. Their mission, to make advanced analytical technology available to the wider scientific community.
The Mobile TAGA 3000 EM Based on the TAGA 2000 (1978), the first mobile mass spectrometry laboratory, the TAGA 3000 and later the 6000 were deployed for environmental air monitoring, such as the emissions at the Mississauga train derailment in 1980.
TAGA 6000 Introduced in 1981, the TAGA 6000 was the first commercial triple quadrupole MS/MS instrument that spawned today's multi-million dollar mass spectrometry industry.
LC-MS/MS System Introduced in 1989, the API III was the first commercial dedicated LC-MS/MS system. Using the IonSpray source developed at Cornell University, it became the benchmark for LC/MS, and revolutionized the way the pharmaceutical industry conducted its R&D and quickly became the gold-standard in MS.
API 300 LC-MS/MS SCIEX innovations in mechanical and electrical design pave the way for the first benchtop triple quadrupole system, the API 300. These innovations allow a low cost mass spectrometer to become widely available to scientist.
Voyager-DE System with delayed extraction Marvin Vestal as part of the legacy company PerSeptive Biosystems incorporates delayed extraction (DE) technology that vastly improves resolution and mass accuracy in MALDI TOF systems. The Voyager-DE system is one of the first commercially-available products with delayed extraction.
Voyager-DE STR System The Voyager-DE STR the first truly high-performance commercially available MALDI TOF system, was launched to wide acclaim but was especially popular with the emerging application of proteomics.
API 2000 MS/MS System MS/MS for the masses: Innovations in manufacturing produce the first low-cost, high performance MS/MS system. The included TurboIonSpray ion source made LC/MS routine and synonymous with ruggedness and sensitivity.
API 3000 LC-MS/MS System Released in 1998, the API 3000 LC-MS/MS system raised the bar in terms of performance. The patented LINAC collision cell at the heart of this system was the first collision cell to monitor hundreds of compounds in a single analysis with no cross-talk, providing more sensitivity and accuracy for the next generation of research.
First commercially-available MALDI MS/MS The 4700 MALDI TOF/TOF analyzer was launched with the vision of doing for proteomics what the ABI PRISSM 3700 genetic analyzer (Applied Biosystems) did for DNA sequencing. The unique TOF/TOF optics enabled variable high-energy collisions and controllable fragmentation for high-throughput proteomics.
API 4000 LC-MS/MS The API 4000 LC-MS/MS system is launched and quickly becomes the de facto standard in bioanalysis due to its high level of sensitivity, robustness and ease-of-use. The Turbo V source design is still the basis of SCIEX sources with versions of this widely adopted in the industry.
QTRAP Technology The QTRAP LC-MS/MS system is introduced in 2002, a high performance qualitative and quantitative analysis tool for use in drug discovery, proteomics, and early stage drug development. The QTRAP® system combines triple quadrupole and linear ion trap technology for the first time – TripleTrap™ scanning allows switching between the two types of analyzer in under 1 millisecond.
4800 MALDI TOF/TOF Analyzer The 4800 MALDI TOF/TOF analyzer had the first on-axis OptiBeamlaser for up to 10x increases in MS and MS/MS sensitivity.
The API 5000 System The API 5000 system is launched and is the most sensitive triple quadrupole ever made. It includes innovative QJet technology, the first RF quadrupole used for ion compression at high pressure.
QTRAP 5500 System The SCIEX Triple Quad 5500 and QTRAP 5500 Systems are launched and represented the most advanced LC-MS/MS systems of the time. Next generation Qurved LINAC collision cell, Turbo V source, eQ electronics, QJet-2 ion guide and AcQuRate pulse counting detector technology built on the history of innovation.
TOF/TOF 5800 System With over 10x increase in acquisition speed and improved proteome coverage, the SCIEX 5800 system is the most advanced MALDI system available for biomarker research, MS imaging, and easy access protein ID.
TripleTOF 5600 System Combining for the first time on a single platform the quantitative capabilities typically associated with triple quadrupoles and the qualitative capabilities of a high-resolution, accurate-mass system, the TripleTOF 5600 enables new and better ways for scientists to conduct MS experiments for a broad range of applications.
SelexION Ion Mobility Technology Improves selectivity and performance for any application requiring the separation of isobaric species, isolation of challenging co-eluting contaminants and elimination of high background noise.
SWATH® Acquistion Data-independent MS/MS acquisition method to systematically generate complete, high-specificity fragment ion maps that can be queried for the presence and quantity of any protein of interest using a targeted data analysis strategy.
SCIEX 3200MD The SCIEX API 3200MD™ and 3200MD QTRAP® LC-MS/MS systems, two devices that can be used to analyze trace levels of multiple compounds in human samples for diagnostic purposes.
The OneOmics Project SCIEX and Illumina an exclusive partnership to create the world’s first multi-omics cloud-computing environment, bringing together SWATH® –based next-generation proteomics (NGP) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) tools in the cloud.
QTOF Series Launched Made just for routine testing, the X500R QTOF system launched in 2015 as the first robust, high performance, high resolution MS system designed for food, environment and forensic testing labs.