Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces New Mass Spectral LibraryThermo Fisher Scientific, the leading manufacturer of quality laboratory supplies, announced its high resolution accurate mass (HRAM) spectral library at the 62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics that was held at the Baltimore Convention Center from June 15-19. This new data tool is designed to help laboratories analyzing environmental, clinical research/toxicological and food samples to save time and money, and enjoy greater confidence in the results while identifying compounds.

In the press release announcing the launch, the company said that the library was generated using the Thermo Scientific Q Exactive liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system at 140,000 resolutions to minimize false positives and negatives as well as matrix interference. Thermo Scientific TraceFinder software is ideal to search Spectra. The library contains compounds for environmental and food safety analysis that include: pesticides, mycotoxins, veterinary drugs, perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and other environmental contaminants. For clinical/toxicological research, it contains spectra for therapeutic and prescription drugs, illegal drugs and toxins.

Customers can save time in method development by using defined retention times and by searching the five most intense ions. They can also save money as the library reduces the need to purchase standards to set up new libraries. Method development flexibility is enhanced because spectra are generated at multiple collision energies per compound.

Jennifer Massi, program manager, environmental and food safety for Thermo Fisher Scientific said, “This is a true library with full, high-resolution spectra for every compound it contains. In fact, we ran multiple MS/MS spectra for each compound, and each was analyzed at multiple collision energies. This is designed to enhance method flexibility and confidence in results.”

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