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Enhancing Lab Productivity and Bringing New Levels of Simplicity

Involved Contributor II
Involved Contributor II
img_0641 It’s no surprise we’re having a spectacular week at Pittcon 2018. There is so much innovation to discuss and new solutions to discover.

Here’s the scoop on a couple of them:

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Vanquish Duo UHPLC systems featured in our booth are designed to maximize throughput and return on investment (ROI), while providing scientists with a robust and comprehensive understanding of their samples. The systems are making their debut at Pittcon 2018! If you’re at the show in Orlando, you should come check them out.

Each system in the Vanquish Duo UHPLC family enables scientists to meet different analytical and resource challenges:

  • The Vanquish Duo for Dual LC system runs two applications in parallel on a single instrument –whether used for identical analysis to double throughput or for different analysis for deeper sample knowledge. The system can increase capacity and performance without sacrificing bench space.

  • The Vanquish Duo for Tandem LC or LC-MS system is designed to provide maximum sample throughput and positive ROI by eliminating column reconditioning to maximize detector/mass spectrometer utilization. The system splits the analysis between two pumps, delivering a configuration that allows two identical columns to be run sequentially. One pump delivers the analytical gradient while the second pump delivers the recondition gradient intended to provide faster analysis without compromising data quality.

  • The Vanquish Duo for Inverse Gradient enhances detection for Thermo Fisher’s innovative charged aerosol detection (CAD) technology. The inverse gradient is formulated to provide a uniform CAD response under gradient elution conditions – allowing users to reliably quantify the compounds in a sample without bias – providing a robust and sensitive, cost-effective analytical solution.

The analytical power of the Vanquish Duo UHPLC systems is maximized through integration with Thermo Scientific Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) software, which streamlines workflows through intelligent software tools targeting easy method transfer and independent control of two flow paths in one effective analytical system.

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img_0655The enhanced Thermo Scientific iCAP TQs ICP-MS system also makes its debut at Pittcon 2018. This innovative system is designed for outstanding productivity with minimal errors—targeting consistent performance and reliable data for routine inspection of ultrapure chemicals and quality control in the wafer fabrication process.

Semiconductor wafer fabrication plants and ultra-high purity chemical suppliers can now strengthen their monitoring of trace elements within challenging sample matrices with a new triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS), offering sub-parts-per-trillion detection—making it an ideal solution for ultraclean applications.

The iCAP TQs ICP-MS retains all the benefits of size and ease-of-use through streamlined workflows of the existing product line while also providing improved data quality and performance through a combination of cold plasma operation and powerful triple quadrupole interference removal. When combined with Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Software, an intuitive user interface and the Reaction Finder tool, fabrication facilities can reduce time-consuming method development and be more productive, faster.

The system requires minimal user maintenance and includes a fully inert sample introduction system, a dry pump for clean room environments and a dedicated gas distribution unit for lab safety and maximum flexibility. An ergonomic benchtop design with a compact footprint limits the use of valuable lab space and facilitates integration with specially designed peripherals for in-line monitoring of process chemicals or for vapor phase deposition (VPD) analysis.

For more information on this system, visit And if you’re at Pittcon, stop by booth 2353 tomorrow to check out these great systems for yourself!