Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new mass spectrometry systems
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced several new products that build on its leading Orbitrap platform and expand research applications. The new Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 240 mass spectrometer is designed to give scientists working in proteomics, metabolomics, biopharmaceutical characterisation and small-molecules, the analytical performance required for research and high-throughput analyses. The company says the new system will advance discovery and identification with increased accuracy for confident scale-up, while providing operational simplicity and streamlining time-to-result.
Thermo Fisher Scientific pointed out that the new mass spectrometer delivers qualitative and quantitative capabilities synonymous with Orbitrap high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) spectrometry, with internal calibration that assures consistent data quality and decision making. These newest systems extend the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris portfolio of HRAM systems, which were introduced in 2019 with the release of the new-generation Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 480 mass spectrometer.
Thermo Scientific Proteome Discoverer 2.5 software provides high confidence during peptide identification, accurate quantification and high throughput data analysis for proteomics researchers. Deep learning-based prediction of tandem mass spectra, facilitated through a new collaboration with MSAID, a software company transforming proteomics through deep learning, enables more scientists to benefit from major improvements in identification confidence and reproducibility.
To further enhance characterisation of protein biotherapeutics and oligonucleotide therapeutics, biopharmaceutical laboratories use the Thermo Scientific BioPharma Finder 4.0 software, which provides greater flexibility and customisation for this growing industry.
For small molecule researchers, Thermo Scientific Compound Discoverer 3.2 software further automates unknown compound identification performed on Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) systems to improve productivity.
In addition, the new Thermo Scientific Xcalibur 4.4 software brings the AcquireX intelligent data acquisition workflow to Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris mass spectrometry platform users, enabling the fully automated acquisition of high quality MS/MS data and reducing manual input and repeat runs.
Thermo Fisher Scientific’s collaboration with Evosep, a leading provider of sample preparation technologies for protein-based clinical research, supports the development of high-throughput clinical research workflows for profiling large plasma sample cohorts for proteomics, translational research and pharmaceutical applications. This partnership recently led to the launch of an automated ultra-high throughput plasma protein profiling platform, combing the power of the new Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 240 mass spectrometer with the Evosep One liquid chromatography solution.
The company’s collaboration with Biognosys, a leading developer of next-generation proteomics solutions, resulted in the development of data-independent acquisition mass spectrometrybased workflows, which enhances sensitivity and coverage for proteomic research in translational and clinical labs. The collaboration includes a novel FAIMS-DIA method that features the Thermo Scientific FAIMS Pro interface, which improves selectivity, reproducibility and proteome coverage, as well as new methods that streamline discovery by combining Thermo Scientific SureQuant Targeted Assay Kits and the Biognosys PQ500 kit in a single workflow.
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