After years of small-step developments, PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, announced the launch of a newly designed Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) for elemental analysis.
| ||PerkinElmer's NexION(TM) 300 Inductively Coupled
Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) for trace element analysis was
unveiled at PITTCON 2010 March 1. |
"The NexION 300 platform advances trace element analysis, and
its introduction is perfectly timed to help address global problems
ranging from contamination of our air, water and food, to the
integrity of pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements, as well
as the safety of emerging nanomaterials," explained Martin Long,
vice president, spectroscopy, Analytical Sciences and Laboratory
He added, "Researchers can now benefit from a simplified system
for analysis of trace elements in the parts-per-trillion range,
allowing even non-expert users to perform complex analyses. The new
NexION 300 system also greatly reduces the need for daily user
maintenance and cleaning, translating into minimal downtime and
less need for highly-skilled operators."
The NexION 300 instrument features the patented Universal Cell
Technology (UCT) and is the only instrument of its kind with two modes of interference removal - Collision and Reaction.
Togegether with the Standard Mode, the three modes allow scientists to choose the appropriate
technique for their particular application, based on the complexity
of the problem to be solved.
NexION's Standard mode can be used for simple and routine
analyses. Collision mode is effective for semi-quantitative
analyses, environmental sample monitoring and testing unknown
samples. Reaction mode, using patented DRC technology, provides the
best detection limits available, for even the most difficult
elements and matrices such as semiconductor testing.
The NexION 300 system can be integrated with chromatography
systems for effective speciation analysis to enable customers to
accurately separate and measure the toxicity, bioavailability,
metabolism and environmental mobility of elements.
Related EVISA resources:
Brief summary: ICP-MS: A versatile detection system for speciation analysis
Brief summary: LC-ICP-MS: The most often used hyphenated system for speciation
Brief summary: GC-ICP-MS: A very sensitive hyphenated system for speciation analysis Brief summary: CE-ICP-MS for speciation analysis
Company database: PerkinElmer and its products
Instrument database: Commercial available ICP-MS instruments
Instrument database: Historical ICP-MS instruments
YouTube: PerkinElmer NexIon 300 - How it works
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