SCIEX and Phytronix Partner to Expand Choices for High-Throughput Drug Discovery, Forensic Toxicology and Food Safety Analysis
Integration of LDTD technology into SCIEX mass spectrometers
June 06, 2011
SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, and Phytronix Technologiestoday announcedthat they are working together to expand choices for scientists and lab analysts focused on high-throughput pharmaceutical applications, forensic toxicology and food safety testing. The two companies are integrating Phytronix's LDTD (Laser Diode Thermal Desorption) Ion source with the SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System as a first step to offer the high-throughput accurate mass market a better alternative than other technologies. SCIEX and Phytronix are presenting information about LDTD-MS/MS integration at the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference in Denver this week.
This joint effort aims to deliver the latest innovation in mass spectrometry in a workflow solution customized for high-throughput applications. The SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System offers the industry's fastest and most sensitive high-resolution mass spectrometer for high-performance qualitative and quantitative analysis. Complementing this breakthrough technology is Phytronix's LDTD Ion Source, which is the fastest high throughput solution on the market.
This development will benefit the entire SCIEX mass spectrometry portfolio and is expected to increase the throughput of workflows using the industry's highest sensitivity mass spectrometers, exclusively from SCIEX
Jean Lacoursière, President of Phytronix Technologies
"The combination of LDTD and the SCIEX Triple TOF 5600 System provides an unmatchable tool for drug discovery as well as clinical research, forensics and food safety analysis. Our LDTD Ion Source introduces a sample by a rapid laser thermal desorption process into an SCIEX MS/MS, ionizing it via atmospheric pressure chemical ionization without mobile phase. This 'shotgun' approach, coupled with the TripleTOF system, offers a full MS analysis with the Exact Mass in less than 4 seconds."
Dave Hicks, Vice President and General Manager of the Pharmaceutical and Omics Business, SCIEX
"SCIEX is committed to the high-throughput market, and with the SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System setting a new standard in innovation, we are confident that we can push the limits in this area better than anyone else. Several of our customers are already working with LDTD-MS/MS, so this integration with Phytronix is a natural step forward in our strategy to broaden the options for scientists and lab analysts utilizing high-throughput workflows."
About Phytronix Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Phytronix Technologies Inc. is a privately owned company based in QuébecCity, province of Québec, Canada. The company produces and markets laboratory scientific instruments and exports LDTD Technology around the world. Since its establishment, the company shows a growth of 20 to 40% per year.
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