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Mass Spectrometry, Spectroscopy
LCMS-2020 single quadrupole mass spectrometer
Shimadzu has introduced a compact LCMS-2020 single quadrupole mass spectrometer. Utilizing patent-pending technology, the LCMS-2020 has faster measurement speed and significantly higher sensitivity than any other single quadrupole analyze, according to Shimadzu. This provides more accurate detection of trace impurities in pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants, and other contaminants. The new UFscanning technology achieves mass spectrum measurement speeds of 15,000 u/sec without sacrificing sensitivity or resolution, obtaining the best chromatography for the fastest LC conditions, the company reports. The UFswitching technology achieves industry-leading 15 ms polarity switching, enabling accurate data from even the fastest chromatographic peaks without any loss of peak height. Users can inject less and keep the analyzer cleaner for longer. It also has improved high mass operation with sensitivity increased for masses above 1000. In addition, the LCMS-2020 allows for easier maintenance, permitting users to replace the ionization unit and inlet capillary to the MS from the LC without breaking the vacuum.
 
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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.