Corporation(TOKYO:7701) today introduced the GCMS-TQ8030 ultra fast
triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, achieving the
next step forward in Shimadzu's GC-MS history of innovation. Shimadzu
also today released the LCMS-8040 and LCMS-8080 to expand its LC-MS/MS
product portfolio. By launching all three products at ASMS 2012,
Shimadzu expands its mass spectrometry product line, called UFMS
(Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry) series, featuring high sensitivity,
high data quality and fast cycle times. Shimadzu will show all of these
products at ASMS (the American Society for Mass Spectrometry)
Conference, starting May 20, in Vancouver, Canada, and at ISCC 2012
(International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography) starting May 28,
in Riva del Garda, Italy.
"The newly-developed GCMS-TQ8030 features powerful capability in terms
of both high sensitivity and ultrafast performance, enabling trace
analysis at the ppt (parts per trillion) level," said Hiroto Itoi,
General Manager of Mass Spectrometry Business Unit, Life Science
Business Department of Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division. In
such areas as food and water safety, regulatory bodies typically set the
concentration level of residual pesticides at below 10 ppb unless there
is any toxicology result. These analyses must be done in complex
matrices and the number of target components has been increasing year by
year. "The GCMS-TQ8030 is designed to fulfill these needs," said Hiroto
With the LCMS-8040 and LCMS-8080 released today, Shimadzu's LC-MS/MS
product portfolio now includes middle-range and high-end models. With
novel technologies designed for trace quantitative works in complex
matrices, the LCMS-8080 provides best-in-class sensitivity. This
high-end model achieves a thirty-fold increase in sensitivity over the
LCMS-8030 (released September 2010). Furthermore, the LCMS-8040 boosts
the sensitivity five times higher than the LCMS-8030 while maintaining
its ultrafast performance. With this combination of speed and
sensitivity, the LCMS-8040 will help scientists to conduct "Qual/Quan"
analysis and cover a wide range of applications such as food safety,
environmental, pharmaceutical, forensic, clinical, etc.
Shimadzu workstation software for the new instruments: GCMSsolution Ver.
4.0, LabSolutions LCMS Ver. 5.53 (LCMS-8040) and LabSolutions LCMS Ver.
5.5 (LCMS-8080), provide intuitive and unified operation flow and new
functionalities for more efficient data processing. For the analyses
using both GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS for the same sample, such as
multi-target quantitative analysis in food safety and forensic, the
unified graphical user interface of software for the UFMS series
minimizes time to learn the operation for both instruments.
"Shimadzu Corporation is dedicated to provide solutions for various
analytical challenges in healthcare and environmental concerns," said
Teruhisa Ueda, Director and General Manager of Shimadzu Analytical &
Measuring Instruments Division. "With the launch of these three triple
quadrupole mass spectrometers, Shimadzu will accelerate our contribution
to cutting-edge researches in healthcare and environmental concerns".