Co-marketing laser diode thermal desorption with mass spectrometers

July 20, 2009

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-07-17-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Phytronix Technologies and Agilent Technologies have signed an agreement to promote the Phytronix laser diode thermal desorption (LDTD) ion source with Agilent mass spectrometers.

Phytronix Technologies and Agilent Technologies have signed an agreement to promote the Phytronix laser diode thermal desorption (LDTD) ion source with Agilent mass spectrometers.

In a recent press release, Ken Miller, global senior marketing manager for mass spectrometry at Agilent said, "The LDTD system will be very complementary to our nanoflow HPLC-Chip technology. The LDTD ion source offers some added capabilities such as a run-time of 4 seconds per sample for high throughput analysis."

Agilent provides an HPLC-Chip-MS that allows on-line LC–MS at nanoflow rates that are said to be well suited to applications with limited sample amounts. The LDTD system, that the companies claim complements that chip, uses the mass spectrometer’s separation power for high throughput small molecule quantization in a variety of applications.

The companies say that, when used with the MS–MS, the LDTD ion source offers "ultra fast sample analysis for both quantitative and qualitative applications in high-throughput environments such as drug discovery processes, toxicology, forensics, food safety and environmental applications."

See the full press release here

For more information about Phytronix visit www.phytronix.com

For more on Agilent see www.agilent.com