How A Mass Spectrometer Works & How Our Leases Save You Time & Money
Whatever your mass spectrometer requirements and needs might be, our lease program can meet them. We lease a wide variety of models and brands. Reach out to learn more and receive a lease estimate today.
All equipment brands/models are available
Excedr’s Mass Spectrometer Leasing Program Benefits:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Scientists and researchers use mass spectrometry (MS) as an analytical tool to determine the relative abundance of isotopes, identify unknown compounds, quantify known components, and elucidate structures found in both pure samples and complex mixtures.
Not to be confused with mass spectroscopy—the term’s use is discouraged due to the possibility of confusion with light spectroscopy—MS measures the distribution of ions by mass, or mass-to-charge ratio (m/z), of molecules (and/or its fragments) and atoms by ionizing the atoms and molecules with a high-energy electron beam and then deflecting the ions through a magnetic field based on their mass-to-charge ratios (m/z). These measurements can often be used to calculate the molecular weight of the sample.
A mass spectrometer—the device that utilizes MS—consists of an ion source, a mass analyzer, and a detector. Typically, as a sample is introduced into the spectrometer, it is bombarded with electrons and ionized, allowing the compounds to become charged and fragmented.
Using the mass analyzer, the ions are separated by an electromagnetic field according to their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z). The detector system then ascertains the relative abundance of each of the resolved ionic species.
The spectrometer will then create a graphical representation of the ion’s specific ion abundance vs. m/z that were separated during analysis. This plotting is referred to as the mass spectrum. It can represent many different types of information based on the type of mass spectrometer and the specific experiment applied. These spectra are used to determine the elemental or isotopic signature of a sample, the masses of both particles and molecules, and to elucidate the chemical structure or identity of molecules and chemical compounds.
MS is used in a diverse range of fields that includes proteomics, metabolomics, forensic toxicology, as well as general clinical research. It has become a particularly powerful tool used in proteomics as well. Using the technique enables researchers to perform proteome-wide analysis and characterization of proteins from a wide range of cell types and organisms.
Components & Benefits
Mass spectrometer instrumentation is made up of three major components that each carry out the fundamental steps in the analytical process: ion generation, ion separation, and ion detection.
Hard & Soft Ionization
The Introduction of the Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
Reduce Your Upfront Costs by Leasing an LC-MS System
Choosing from a wide range of techniques and technologies available can be a daunting task, and it is essential to keep scientific application, performance expectations, and budget in mind. Doing so will help you procure the exact mass spectrometer system to match you needs. Regardless of whether you’re interested in an ICP-MS, LC-MS, or a standalone MS/MS, we can help.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.