November 12, 2009
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that its Exactive LC/MS system has been named Best New Product at the 2009 Gulf Coast Conference. The award, part of the New Product Showcase introduced this year, honors the most innovative products and technologies at the Gulf Coast Conference, an event oriented toward the advancement of knowledge of chemical analysis technology in the petrochemical, refining and environmental fields. The Thermo Scientific Exactive was selected by conference attendees as the most innovative new product at the conference from a field of 125 exhibitors.
The Exactive is a high-resolution benchtop liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) system designed for simple and complex screening in a range of applications, including petrochemical, drug discovery, clinical/toxicology, environmental and pharmaceutical. The Exactive provides precise and reliable detection and identification of compounds in complex mixtures, setting a new standard for LC/MS performance at resolutions of up to 100,000. It is also fast and cost-effective to operate, while maintaining full compatibility with U-HPLC and fast chromatography.
The Exactive is the first benchtop mass spectrometer based on revolutionary Orbitrap technology, the recognized standard for accurate mass and high-resolution measurement. The high resolving power, mass accuracy and dynamic range of Orbitrap technology allows rigorous characterization of complex mixtures. The Exactive is the first mass spectrometry system to make advanced Orbitrap technology accessible to both non-expert users and experienced mass spectrometrists.
“We are delighted that the Exactive has been recognized by members of the scientific community with this new Gulf Coast Conference award,” said Greg Herrema, president of analytical instruments at Thermo Fisher. “Since we launched the Exactive at ASMS 2008, it has generated much excitement and this new accolade completes a trio of awards. The Exactive earned recognition at the Pittcon 2009 Editors' Awards and also received the PROCESS Innovation Award at ACHEMA 2009. This most recent award for Best New Product is testament to the innovative design of the Exactive and the unique benefits the instrument offers.”