Bruker has expanded its range of mass spectrometry systems claiming they will deliver confident analyses with enhanced resolution, sensitivity and precision in food testing laboratories.
The EVOQ Elite ER highlights the premiere of liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) triple-quadrupole (TQ) technology, said the firm.
It is the latest addition to the EVOQ family of LC-TQ systems, with an extended mass range to 2,000 m/z, for peptide quantitation or other high m/z (mass-to-charge ratio) applications.
The EVOQ LC-TQ platform features the industry’s first Vacuum-Insulated Probe (VIP) heated electrospray ionization (HESI) source preserves and ionizes thermally fragile molecules without discrimination and with sensitivity.
Bruker said its patented lens-free triple-quad mass filter design enhances Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) ease and performance and the flat-tuning, proprietary Interlaced Quadrupole Dual Funnel (IQ-DF) maximizes sensitivity.
Bruker announced the launch at the 61stASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics.
Rohan Thakur, vice president and general manager of Bruker’s Quadrupole MS Business, said the launch of the system marks the first time they have brought LC triple quad technology to the meeting for mass spectrometry.
“The key innovations in the EVOQ systems are designed to erase the pain points in today’s high volume applied markets laboratories.
“Laboratories supporting food testing (pesticide residues or adulterants), environmental labs (industrial pollutants or personal care products), or toxicology (drug testing/doping, pain management) will benefit from the superior performance of the EVOQ family.”
All EVOQ LC-TQ systems incorporate Advance Ultra-High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) systems.
The Advance HPLC, UHPLC, and the UHPLC-OLE (on-line extraction) products offer ultra-low dead volume, which enables reproducibility at analytical flow-rates, an integrated column-oven, and bench-space savings.
Paired with the CTC auto-sampler, the EVOQ LC-TQ delivers the precision and accuracy required for sustained, high-sensitivity LC-MRM quantitative analysis, claimed Bruker.