Exhibition Reports

MASS SPECTROMETRY

AB Sciex

CESI 8000 System for Biologics Characterisation

Combination of capillary electrophoresis and electrospray ionisation (CESI) with the AB Sciex TripleTOF 5600+ mass spectrometry system. A single digest and run can provide identity and purity information with 100% coverage in a peptide map; heterogeneity information with glycopeptide quantitation; and stability information identifying deamination, cyclisation and oxidation.

Wine Allergen Testing

Since egg whites and milk products are commonly used in wine making and they can trigger allergic reactions, wine testing for allergens is of growing importance. This method uses the Eksigent microLC 200 System and the AB Sciex QTrap 5500 System using the Scheduled MRM algorithm. It detects casein and egg in wine below 0.1 ppm.

Advion

expression S

Higher flow rate, faster scanning speed and polarity switching during a single run compared to the original expression CMS base model. Mass range up to m/z 1200 is suited for small molecule researchers focused on reaction monitoring, purification, direct analysis of TLC plates, food safety and coupling to any LC system.

expression L

Same features as the S model but with a higher mass range of m/z 2000. Developed for users analysing larger molecules such as in peptide synthesis, polymer chemistry and natural products.

Bruker

autoflex speed

MALDI-ToF(/ToF) mass spectrometer with Bruker’s smartbeam-II laser with 2 kHz repetition rate. Also has FAST-SRM mode that provides single reaction monitoring capabilities for imaging of drugs and metabolites in tissue, expanded high-resolution mass range, FlashDetector technology to increase resolution and prevent signal saturation, a self-cleaning ion source and optimised software packages for numerous applications.

Dash Reporting

Provides intuitive custom reporting for GC-MS and LC-MS. Will be included on all new Evoq LC-MS and new Scion GC-MS, and upgrades are available.

GC-APCI II

New GC-MS interface which can be mounted and dismounted in minutes without the need for tools. The flexible transfer line means that exact alignment of GC and MS is not necessary. Can be combined with any Bruker ESI mass spectrometer.

IonSense

DART-QS Source

An enclosed source that minimises environmental exposure for a range of materials from drugs of abuse to adulterated products. Provides automated analysis of up to 12 samples with disposable QuickStrip sample cards. The 12 positions can be loaded automatically or manually and can include standards for quantitation.

Microsaic

MiDas

An interface unit that allows simple connectivity of Microsaic’s miniaturised mass detector, the 4000 MiD, for on-line and off-line analysis. It provides automated sampling, dilution and injection for direct MS analysis on the lab bench or in a fume hood.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Prima BT

A benchtop, magnetic sector mass spectrometer for fast and precise gas analysis. Has a 16-port rapid multi-stream analyser and a 6-port automatic calibration manifold. It has a zero-dead-volume design for fast response and tight temperature control. It has also been designed to be easy to clean in case of sample contamination.

TSI

MacroIMS Macroion Mobility Spectrometer 3982

New version now able to perform automated analyses by means of direct connection to LC pumps and autosamplers; with soft X-ray ionisation eliminating the need for a radioactive source to enable charge neutralisation; auto-discovery of components; faster scan times; and chromatography-based software with expanded analytical tools.

Waters

ionKey/MS System

For use with the Acquity UPLC M-Class System and Xevo TQ-S mass spectrometer, it physically integrates a UPLC separation into the mass spectrometer. The iKey microfluidic separation device, about the size of a smartphone, contains the fluidic connections, electronics, ESI interface, column heater, eCord intelligent chip technology and 1.7 µm UPLC particles packed in a 150 µm ID channel.

Acquity QDa

Easy-to-use single quadrupole detector for Waters chromatographic systems of a similar size to a PDA detector. Fully automates sample analysis and eliminates sample-specific adjustments.

 

IMAGING

Bayspec

OCI-2000

Hand-held hyperspectral/multispectral imaging device that acquires full, continuous visible/NIR data. It uses snapshot imaging that captures spectral images during a single integration time of a detector array, requiring no scanning and avoiding motion artefacts. It has a wide range of objective lenses from wide angle to close-up. Covers the range 600–1000 nm.

OCI-1000

A push-broom, hand-held hyperspectral imager with applications in remote sensing as well as conveyor-belt analyses. Spectral range is 560–1000 nm.

Pixelteq

PixelSensor

Multispectral sensors with up to eight wavelength-selective photodiodes in a compact array <1 cm2. The PixelSensor VIS splits the visible spectrum into right discrete bands, and customised OEM versions are available with user-defined spectral bands.

PixelSensor Developer Kit

A toolkit for developing and protyping multispectral sensors. Users can enable and select channel-specific settings, device configuration, sampling modes, and data display and logging options. More advanced device modifications are accessible through the Arduino integrated development environment.

Raptor Photonics

OWL SW1.7 CL-640

Rugged digital vis-SWIR camera using a 640× 512 InGaAs sensor covering the 400–1700 nm range with a 15 × 15 µm pixel pitch. It is available with a 14-bit CameraLink output, and will run from 10 Hz to 120 Hz enabling high-speed digital video.

 

INFRARED

Bruker

Vertex 70

Now available with the new wide range MIR-FIR DLaTGS detector and the recently introduced wide range MIR-FIR beamsplitter. This provides data collection from 6000 cm–1 to 10 cm–1 in one step for all types of transmittance, reflectance and ATR measurements without the need for any beamsplitter or detector exchange.

Universal Forward Looking Reflectance Accessory

This new accessory for the Alpha FT-IR spectrometer allows for the rapid IR characterisation of almost any large or oddly shaped sample or object. The sample is placed in front of the spectrometer with accessory and a spectrum collected.

Tensor II

Compact research-grade FT-IR spectrometer replacing the Tensor 27/37. Uses a diode laser with a longer hold time than HeNe lasers. The IR source is electronically stabilised for longer exposure times. For regulated industries, fully-automated test routines for OQ and PQ are available as well as 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software.

EM27/SUN

Compact spectrometer for atmospheric measurements by solar absorption spectroscopy. The CAMTracker camera-based feedback system follows the light automatically as the light source. It is portable and can operate for long periods in remote areas with little infrastructure.

Daylight Solutions

Spero

Infrared microscope using a quantum cascade laser providing spectral coverage over the entire mid-IR fingerprint region designed for spectral imaging of biomedical and materials research samples. Has two IR and one visible objectives, transmission and reflection modes, a fully automated stage and instrument control and data display via an Ethernet connection to a PC.

Harrick Scientific

ConcentratIR2

Multiple reflection ATR for measurement of analytes at very low concentrations, to 0.5 mg mL–1 or less and volumes down to 10 µL. Both the 10-reflection diamond and 11-reflection Si configurations are compatible with nearly all FT-IR spectrometers and are enclosed for rapid purge. It is now available with trough-style and flow-through liquid cells for operation up to 200°C.

International Crystal Laboratories

Gas Cells for Small FT-IRs

ICL have created special optical interfaces for small-size FT-IR spectrometers for gas analysis. These instruments require adaptations to accommodate large accessories such as long-path gas cells. The interfaces enable use with small FT-IRs such as Bruker’s Alpha, Thermo’s iS5 and PerkinElmer’s Spectrum Two.

Pyreos

Portable Mid-IR ATR Spectrometers

Hand-held, battery-powered spectrometers with no moving parts. An ATR crystal is fixed into the casing. Can be configured for analysis of liquids, slurries or solids. Sphinx software has modules for chemometrics, automation, prediction and a stand-alone mode where the module runs independently of a host computer.

Shimadzu

IRTracer-100

Mid-range FT-IR spectrometer with 60,000 : 1 signal-to-noise ratio. Can analyse small samples, from 1 mm to 10 µm. The previous model, the IRPrestige-21 recorded spectra every 5 s; the IRTRacer-100 can obtain 20 spectra per second in the optional rapid scan mode. The LabSolutions IR software connects to other laboratory hardware, such as LC and GC systems, and unifies management of the measured data. The number of spectra in the standard IR libraries has been expanded from 1000 to 12,000.

Smiths Detection

Target-ID

Portable FT-IR spectrometer for illicit drug analysis with a library of up to 2500 narcotics, precursors, common chemicals and cutting agents, which can easily be expanded with new drug variants. It has been designed for use by personnel of varying skill levels and requires minimal training for operation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

iD7 ATR Accessory

ATR accessory for the Nicolet iS5 FT-IR spectrometer with a high-performance monolithic diamond. Optional zinc selenide or germanium crystals in easily swappable plates.

Delta Ray

Isotope ratio infrared spectrometer for the continuous measurement of isotope ratios from CO2 in ambient air. Can be used in the field providing the ability to collect data continuously. Uses laser-based mid-IR spectroscopy to measure simultaneously 13C and 18O with a precision better than 0.1 ppt in minutes. Wide concentration range from 200 ppm to 100%.

   

ATOMIC

Analytik Jena

PlasmaQuant PQ 9000

High-resolution, array bench-top ICP OES instrument with advances in optical resolution, plasma torch design and the generation and observation of the plasma.

Glass Expansion

Inline Particle Filter

Incorporates a 120 µm filter and is easily inserted in the sample tubing between the autosampler probe and the nebuliser. The clog-resistant design is suitable for ICP samples, and any particle build-up is easily removed by back-flushing and ultrasonic cleaning.

Horiba Scientific

Ultima Expert

ICP OES spectrometer with a plasma torch that offers a radial viewing mode that measures the entire normal analytical zone. Resolution is <5 pm for the UV range and <10 pm for the visible. Wavelength range is 120–800 nm. Thermally stabilised optics provide long-term stability.

PerkinElmer

NexION 350D

ICP-MS with a dual-channel universal cell as well as the ability to use dynamic reaction cell technology, allowing the analyst to choose between kinetic energy discrimination and/or the use of a scanning quadrupole in the dynamic reaction cell. This makes it suitable for biomonitoring applications.

SciApps

Z

Hand-held LIBS analyser with spectral range from 184 nm to 770 nm, and can be configured down to 174 nm. Argon Opti-Purge technology is used for measuring carbon and for lower detection limits for all elements. The Android operating system provides an intuitive icon-driven interface and connectivity to other Android devices.

TSI

ChemLogix

Ruggedised, hand-held LIBS instrument with eye-safe IR-B, class 1 laser powerful enough to remove surface contamination for representative sampling. Provides point-and-shoot analysis and measurements in seconds, even for light elements.

 

Pittcon/Analytica Report

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With Pittcon and Analytica so close together this year, we have combined our reports to bring the very latest new spectroscopy product introductions from both sides of the Atlantic. Any evident trends were broadly similar to last year, with continued development in the miniaturisation of instrumentation, whether the end result is palm-sized or “luggable”. The areas of imaging and Raman spectroscopy (and sometimes both combined) produced a comparatively large number of introductions. As always, our apologies to any companies that we may have missed; we are always happy to try and include your new products in the section of that name.

Read more: Pittcon/Analytica Report

   

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