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Bioinformatics, Spectroscopy
GCMS-QP2010 Ultra
Shimadzu Scientific has launched the GCMS-QP2010 Ultra that offers improved applicability for comprehensive two-dimensional (2-D) GC and ultra-high separation. Shimadzu used new, patented mass spectrometry technology called Advanced Scanning Speed Protocol (ASSP), a firmware protocol that optimizes the ion transmission hardware parameters with a data collection algorithm, to increase data acquisition speed up to 20,000 u/sec and 100 Hz. ASSP also maintains system sensitivity at elevated scan speeds. The Ultra also features high-speed oven cooling for shorter analysis cycles. Using a jet cooling system, the GC cools from 350º to 50º C in less than 3 minutes, Shimadzu reports. To further increase lab efficiency, the GCMS-QP2010 Ultra can accept two narrow-bore capillary columns into the MS simultaneously. Its twin-line MS system allows users to switch applications without physically modifying the column installation. Users simply decide which columns are required for analysis and choose the associated injection port.
 
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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Division is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia, Md., to provide analytical solutions to laboratories in North, Central and parts of South America. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service and technical support.