Agilent Technologies and Plasmion Begin Co-Marketing Agreement

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This co-marketing partnership will focus on non-traditional applications, such as the detection of volatile analytes in a direct mass spectrometry (MS) approach.

Agilent Technologies and Plasmion have established a marketing collaboration for the joint marketing of the Agilent Ultivo triple-quadrupole liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS) and LC/MSD iQ single-quadrupole LC–MS instruments and the Sicrit ion source made by Plasmion.

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Plasmion has developed an ionization technology, called Sicrit, which can interface with these Agilent instruments using a standard mounting bracket that interfaces with the atmospheric pressure inlet of the instruments. Sicrit enables users to perform direct MS analysis in a quantitative manner, with the potential to speed up analytical processes. It also makes it possible to couple any type of chromatography instrument to the MS system, providing flexibility. This flow-through ionization technology is designed to provide high sensitivity and the ability to detect a broad spectrum of analytes, with little to no fragmentation.

Through the agreement, the companies will market the combination of the instruments and ion source for non-traditional applications, such as the detection of volatile analytes withoutchromatography, in a direct mass spectrometry (MS) approach.