Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the introduction of a new program that invites scientists to trade in their single quadrupole or ion trap mass spectrometer - from any vendor - and upgrade to leading Thermo Scientific linear ion trap technology. For a limited time only, the program will make the most advanced Thermo Scientific instruments accessible to single quadrupole and ion trap users.
By trading-in their old single quadrupole or ion trap mass spectrometers, scientists can upgrade the analytical power of their laboratory with the Thermo Scientific LTQ XL or the LTQ Velos the world's fastest and most sensitive LC-MS ion trap, or receive up to 30 percent off the price of a new Thermo Scientific linear ion trap. An additional benefit is the opportunity to further extend performance with an upgrade path to Thermo Scientific Orbitrap technology, offering ultra-high resolution, mass accuracy and increased dynamic range.
For proteomics researchers, Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering the alternative incentive of a free ETD (electron transfer dissociation) technology upgrade is available with the purchase of a Thermo Scientific LTQ XL or LTQ Velos. ETD generates enriched peptide fragmentation for increased protein coverage and post-translational modification (PTM) site identification.
The recently launched LTQ Velos linear ion trap features a new dual-pressure trap and advanced ion optics, making it the world's fastest and most sensitive ion trap mass spectrometer. The instrument, which delivers improved data quality and more efficient trapping and fragmentation of ions, is ideal for the analysis of complex mixtures.
The launch of the trade-up program will help new and existing customers improve their method of analysis with the enhanced speed and sensitivity that Thermo Scientific linear ion trap technology routinely delivers.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (thermofisher.com) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. The Thermo Scientific brand represents a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.