LECO and CAC partner with the Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre

September 7, 2012

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-09-07-2012, Volume 0, Issue 0

The LECO European Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis Centre (CAC) (Michigan, USA) will provide access to high-resolution mass spectrometry instrumentation to the Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre— a cooperative partnership between the University of Rostock (Rostock, Germany) and the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen– German Research Centre for Environmental Health (Neuherberg, Germany).

The LECO European Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis Centre (CAC) (Michigan, USA) will provide access to high-resolution mass spectrometry instrumentation to the Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre— a cooperative partnership between the University of Rostock (Rostock, Germany) and the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen– German Research Centre for Environmental Health (Neuherberg, Germany).

The Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre, led by Prof Dr Ralf Zimmermann, focuses on the development of novel analytical methods for the characterization and application of mass spectrometry-based and ionization techniques in environmental and life sciences.

“For the past 10 years at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, we have worked very successfully with GCxGC–TOF-MS technology”, said Prof Dr Ralf Zimmerman. “In the framework of our most recent cooperation, we are now very much looking forward to new exciting applications with the novel LECO fast resolution TOF systems, the GC–HRT and LC–HRT. The new HRT technology is perfectly suited for our complex molecular characterisation applications in the field of energy and fuels, environmental research and metabolomics”.

The Centre will be given access to the LECO Citius LC-HRT (and Pegasus GC–HRT designed for health-relevant environmental analysis, comprehensive molecular profiling, biomedical and forensic research and analytical method development.

“LECO is honoured to support the work of Prof Dr Zimmermann and the Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre characterizing complex molecular mixtures,” commented Jürgen Wendt, LCMS Technical Product Specialist, LECO European Life Science and Chemical Analysis Centre. “We are confident that his team will significantly benefit from the advantages provided by High Resolution TOF–MS”.

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