How Mass Spectrometry Works & How Our Services Save You Time & Money
Whatever your mass spectrometer requirements might be, our equipment lease program can meet your lab’s equipment needs and model preferences. Contact us for an estimate today and see how leasing can save you time and money.
All equipment brands/models are available
Here is how Excedr’s mass spectrometer leasing program benefits you:
- Leases reduce the large upfront cost of purchasing equipment by enabling you to spread payments out over time
- Payments may be 100% tax deductible*, which means you save even more money through leasing
- Equipment downtime is minimized with our complete repair coverage
- We take care of the administrative work related to equipment procurement and repairs
- With the capital saved through our program, clients are better able to reinvest in their core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Scientists across many disciplines use mass spectrometry to identify unknown compounds, elucidate structures, and quantify components in a sample, whether it is solid, liquid, or gas.
A mass spectrometer measures the mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) of molecules (and/or its fragments) and atoms. A mass spectrometer consists of an ion source, an analyzer, and a detector system.
Typically, as a sample is introduced to the spectrometer, it is bombarded with electrons and ionized, allowing the compounds to become charged and fragmented. 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.
Components & Benefits
All mass spectrometers have three major components that carry out each of the steps in the process:
- Ion Source: For producing gaseous phase ions from the sample
- Analyzer: For separating or resolving the ions according to their mass-to-charge ratio (m/z)
- Detector System: For detecting the ions and counting the relative abundance of each of the resolved ionic species
The sample can be introduced in several ways, depending on the experimental setup. It is common to couple separation techniques, such as GC, HPLC, and CE to a mass spectrometer. The choice of ionization source is extremely important and is usually classified as “hard” or “soft”. Hard ionization fragments molecules, whereas soft ionization offers little or no fragmentation.
Mass Spectrometry is a powerful analytical tool that has demonstrated its great potential over the last decade, and will continue to shape the direction of many scientific disciplines. It is routinely used in all areas of science, from environmental health, food and drug development, to cutting-edge materials, biological and electronics research. 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.
If you’re interested in coupling an ion-exchange or liquid chromatography system with a mass spectrometer, we can help. Contact us at (510) 982 6552 or complete our contact form so that we can discuss your specific equipment needs in detail.
Reduce Your Upfront Costs When you Lease a Mass Spec
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.
Mass Spectrometer Manufacturers & Models on the Market
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Ultivo Triple Quadrupole LC/MS, 6495C Triple Quadrupole LC/MS, 6470B Triple Quadrupole LC/MS, 6545XT AdvanceBio LC Q-TOF, 6530 Q-TOF LC/MS, 6545 LC/Q-TOF, 6550 iFunnel Q-TOF , 6560 Ion Mobility LC/Q-TOF, StreamSelect, RapidFire 400, LC/MSD, LC/MSD XT, LC/MSD iQ, 6230B Time Of Flight LC/MS
ACQUITY QDa, SQ Detector 2, Xevo TQ-XS, Xevo TQ-S, Xevo TQ-S Micro, Xevo TQ-S Cronos, Xevo TQD, XEVO TQ-GC, SYNAPT, MALDI SYNAPT
TripleTOF, TripleTOF 6600+ System, TripleTOF 6600 System, TripleTOF5600 System, X500B QTOF, X500R QTOF, QTRAP LC-MS/MS Systems, QTRAP 6500+ System, Triple Quad 5500+ LC-MS/MS System, QTRAP 4500 System
AxION 2 TOF, AxION DSA, Torion T-9 Portable GC/MS, QSight SP50 Online SPE System, QSight Pesticide Analyzer, QSight Triple Quad LC/MS/MS, Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS
GCMS-TQ8050 NX, GCMS-TQ8040 NX, GCMS-QP2020 NX, GCMS-QP2010 SE, LCMS 9030 Q-TOF, LCMS-8060NX, LCMS-8050, LCMS-8045, LCMS-8040, LCMS-8030, LCMS-2020, MALDI-7090, AXIMA MALDI-TOF Systems, AXIMA Assurance
rapifleX, rapifleX MALDI TissueTyper, rapifleX MALDI PharmaPulse, microfleX Series, autofleX maX, ultrafleXtremeMALDI Biotyper Systems, timsTOF, maXis II, maXis II ETD, amaZon speed, amaZon SL, EVOQ
TSQ Altis, TSQ Quantis, TSQ Quantiva, TSQ Endura, TSQ Fortis, TSQ Quantum, Orbitrap Fusion, Orbitrap Exploris, Q Exactive, Exactive Series, LCQ Fleet, LTQ XL Linear, Velos Pro, ISQ EC, MSQ Plus, ISQ LT, ISQ QD, Delta V IRMS, 253 Plus, Argus VI SVMS, Helix MC Plus, Helix SFT, Neptune Series, Triton Series TIMS, ELEMENT GD PLUS, ELEMENT Series HR-ICP-MS,iCAP RQ ICP-MS, iCAP TQ ICP-MS, iCAP TQs ICP-MS