The Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum Access is the benchmark triple quadrupole LC-MS/MS for pharmaceutical, environmental, food safety, clinical research, and forensics analysis. This system features the innovative QED-MS/MS scan mode for unmatched sensitivity and selectivity.
The TSQ Quantum Access is a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer designed to meet the strict analytical requirements of pharmaceutical, environmental, food safety, clinical research, and forensics laboratories. Based on the proven performance of the TSQ Quantum platform, it sets the benchmark for sensitivity and specificity. Innovative technology advantages such as Highly Selective Reaction monitoring (H-SRM ) and high-Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS), previously available only on advanced tandem mass spectrometers, are available features of the Access.
Continuing the tradition of innovation, the TSQ Quantum Access features QED-S/MS that allows for simultaneous quantitative and qualitative analysis. QED-MS/MS stands for "Quantification-Enhanced Data-Dependant MS/MS." The specificity provided by H-SRM followed by QED-MS/MS provides uncompromised quantitative performance at low levels followed by a fast, highly specific full MS/MS scan for confirmation.
Challenges in Environmental & Food Safety Applications
The ability to do more than 300 H-SRM acquisitions as well as triggering data-dependant full scan MS/MS (with dynamic exclusion) gives the multi-component screening experiment an added dimension of specificity. Use of H-SRM triggered product ion scans on the TSQ Quantum Access minimizes the potential for “false positive” results, especially when analyzing complex samples. Unmatched specificity results in added confidence of analyses.
A built-in searchable library of pesticides is provided to aid confirmation of the presence of target analytes. This feature makes the TSQ Quantum Access immediately productive in environmental and food safety laboratories.
Faster LC-MS/MS Method Development
The TSQ Quantum Access includes a database of methodologies for the analysis of pesticides, azo dyes and banned pharmaceuticals in water and food residues. Coupled to the Accela fast LC system with 1.9um Hypersil Gold column technology, faster LC-MS/MS methods can be developed without compromising chromatographic resolution. The fast switching detection system on the TSQ Quantum Access, along with the Accela LC system, provides an integrated platform for the analysis of unknowns in complex matrices associated with environmental and food safety analysis.
- Mass range m/z 30-3000
- QED-MS/MS, a new technique for simultaneous quantitation and analyte identification
- Over 300 H-SRM acquisitions for confidence in multi-component screening
- H-SRM standard for superior quantitation
- H-SRM triggered data dependent full scan MS/MS, Neutral loss, and Precursor ion scans, with full Dynamic Exclusion capability
- FAIMS compatible for ultimate specificity
- Fast positive/negative switching
- Robust IonMax source with all options