Mass Spectrometry

August 6, 2010
E-Separation Solutions

Volume 0, Issue 0

Mass spectrometry is a very large, diverse, and relatively dynamic market, and is one of the most powerful analytical techniques available to modern scientists.

Mass spectrometry is a very large, diverse, and relatively dynamic market and is one of the most powerful analytical techniques available to modern scientists. The range of mass spectrometry techniques include those that analyze all types of gaseous, liquid, and even solid samples, which come from an broad range of industries and applications.

Single Quad Mass Spectrometry Regional Demand.

Mass spectrometry techniques used most heavily in the life sciences are generally at the high end in terms of price and performance. These techniques include triple quadrupole LC–MS, ion trap, Q-TOF and FT-MS. However, GC–MS and ICP-MS, as well as general-purpose LC–MS techniques are very popular for non-life science applications, such as environmental testing, agriculture and food, and petrochemicals.

Demand from security, military, and other in-field applications for mass spectrometry is quite significant, and includes both IMS and portable/in-field mass spectrometry. Both markets are very dynamic, with some product lines and system configurations waning in popularity, but others are rapidly rising to take their place.

The USA, Canada, and Europe account for the majority of installations of single quadrupole mass spectrometers, hence leading the market with about 36% and 31% of the share, respectively. The rest of the world, with about 33% of the remaining share, includes regions such as Japan, China, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and the African continent.

The foregoing data was extracted and adapted from SDi's Market Analysis and Perspective: Mass Spectrometry, Driving the Superhighway of Analysis. For more information, contact Glenn Cudiamat, VP of Research Services, Strategic Directions International, Inc., 6242 Westchester Parkway, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90045, tel. (310) 641-4982, fax (310) 641-8851, e-mail:cudiamat@strategic-directions.com