It's the final day at Pittcon 2018 in Orlando! And it’s been really exciting to see so many scientists stop by booth #2353 to view the innovative new Thermo Scientific ISQ 7000 single quadrupole gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) system. Offering a combination of outstanding robustness and sensitivity, this new instrument delivers unparalleled levels of productivity for routine high-throughput environmental, food and forensic applications.
In busy environmental, food and forensic labs, time is of the essence. These facilities are under constant pressure to generate accurate and reliable results as quickly as possible. Criminal investigators rely on forensic test results to investigate and solve crimes, whereas food producers depend these data to determine foodborne contamination, safeguarding consumers and manufacturers. In addition, industrial facilities rely on environmental test results to prevent the negative impact contamination could have on the local and global ecosystems. It is therefore crucial for all of these labs to minimize the occurrence of any disruptions or delays as a result of system downtime in order to provide timely results for vital decisions to be made. Offering class-leading uptime, the new ISQ 7000 single quadrupole GC-MS instrument minimizes routine maintenance intervals. Whether opting for the Thermo Scientific ExtractaBrite ion source or the Thermo Scientific Advanced Electron Ionization (AEI) source configurations, labs can benefit from uninterrupted productivity, higher sample throughputs and reduced overheads in comparison to previous generations.
Furthermore, the ISQ 7000 GC-MS instrument enables labs to achieve the lowest possible detection limits for the analysis of volatile and semivolatile compounds at trace level quantities, using a single quadrupole GC-MS system, adding powerful untargeted screening capability in full-scan mode. This is achieved thanks to the increased ionization efficiency delivered by the new AEI source, and due to the effective removal of chemical and neutral noise that typically limits the ability of conventional systems to screen for low-concentration targets. As a result, this platform provides enhanced sensitivity and robustness enabling performance goals to consistently be met, even when undertaking the most challenging applications.
Increasingly stringent regulations require labs to maintain a full audit trail of routine GC-MS workflows, from initial sample creation and testing to final reporting and data archival. The ISQ 7000 GC-MS system therefore operates on the Thermo Scientific Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) software, a streamlined and compliant software solution, which allows users to centrally manage the entire process. The software can support multiple lab configurations, from a single workstation to an enterprise-wide installation, allowing for the simultaneous control of more than 350 chromatography systems. Compliance with regulatory requirements and internal processes is easily achieved, while data integrity is maintained.
Routine lab workflows are most effective when kept simple. Featuring a complete selection of easy-to-use capabilities, the ISQ 7000 GC-MS system facilitates effortless operation by experts and novices alike. Users can benefit from a seamless experience during the transition from other instruments, when developing analytical methods and during the routine analysis of samples. This new single quadrupole GC-MS system can also be easily configured to cater for the full spectrum of a lab’s analytical requirements, from the most basic to the most complex and challenging. The instrument’s flexibility and scalability enable labs to effectively tackle the challenges of today’s ever-evolving life science landscape.
A perfect solution
Routine high-throughput environmental, food and forensic labs have long asked for a powerful, yet easy-to-use, GC-MS system that delivers truly unstoppable performance. The new ISQ 7000 single quadrupole GC-MS instrument facilitates uninterrupted productivity and improved data consistency over time, while offering simple control tools for a quick learning process and unprecedented ease of use. Available in highly versatile configurations, the system can be tailored to satisfy a lab’s current and future analytical needs, while adhering to the strictest regulatory requirements.
Stop by booth #2353 at Pittcon 2018 and be among the first to witness these breakthrough benefits!