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Thermo Fisher Scientific: Direct Mass Technology
By Jenni Spinner
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Thermo Fisher Scientific has added Direct Mass Technology mode to augment its Q Exactive UHMR Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometers with charge detection capabilities. The feature enables users to utilize direct mass determination of hundreds to thousands of individual ions in a single spectrum.
“Direct Mass Technology mode combines charge detection with our trusted high-resolution accurate mass Orbitrap measurements to achieve results unattainable by current ensemble measurement techniques,” said Iain Mylchreest, vice president of research and development for analytical instruments with Thermo Fisher Scientific. “By dissolving the complexity barriers inherent to other approaches, we’re enabling a wealth of investigations that were once firmly out of reach — from resolving heavily modified proteoforms to revealing small changes in large antibody-drug conjugate complexes, to name but a few.”