ICP-MS Designed to Lower Operating Costs

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management-06-07-2016, Volume 11, Issue 6

The ICPMS-2030 inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is designed for efficient, sensitive trace element analysis.

The ICPMS-2030 inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments features analysis assistant functions and proprietary cost-reducing capabilities, for efficient, sensitive trace element analysis, the company reports. 

The system’s Development Assistant automatically selects the optimal mass and internal standard for the target elements and suggests concentration ranges for calibration curves. The Diagnosis Assistant identifies the presence or absence of mass interference based on qualitative analysis.

A Mini-Torch system reduces the amount of argon gas needed to generate plasma; ECO mode minimizes the flow rate and power consumption during standby. The instrument can operate on 99.95% purity argon gas, instead of the more expensive 99.999% argon gas generally used.

The instrument suppresses molecular interference through optimization of the collision cell and internal ion path geometry. Benefits include nine orders of magnitude dynamic range with a secondary electron multiplier, enabling analysis of major and trace-level components in the same sample and an off-axis lens configuration that eliminates photoelectric effects, optimizing the instrument’s compatibility with laser ablation systems.

Source: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments